Long Island Real Estate News

Nov. 18, 2014

Visit Sea Creatures Near Long Island Homes at the Aquarium

Go to the aquarium near Long Island homes and Long Island real estate.Long Island real estate owners looking for something fun to do with family should check out the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead. There are dozens of indoor and outdoor exhibits, many of them interactive. One of the favorite places to explore is the indoor touch tank. Visitors from Long Island homes can touch sea stars, clams, whelks, hermit crabs, and horseshoe crabs. Aquarium staff members are present to answer questions.

Visitors to the Aquarium can learn all about the sea life just off Long Island’s shores at the Local Rocky Shores exhibit. Local fauna swim in their accustomed plants. The water for this exhibit comes from Shinnecock Bay. It’s delivered by truck and kept in a tank until it’s needed!

Summertime visitors can cool off in the Interactive Salt Marsh. Take off your shoes and get a look at marine life living near Long Island homes. A staff member will show you the creatures in the salt marsh.

Kids who love ocean life can have a birthday party at the Aquarium. Get admission to the Aquarium, a guided tour, and delicious food. Several packages are available to meet your needs. Learn more about the many exhibits and special events by visiting longislandaquarium.com.

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Nov. 17, 2014

History of Nassau Homes Comes Alive at Long Island Museum

See carriages near Nassau homes and Long Island real estate.The Long Island Museum is dedicated to bringing American history alive for visitors from Nassau homes and beyond. Located in Stony Brook Village, the Museum has a collection of over 40,000 items that date to the 1700s to the present day. These include everyday items that tell the story of ordinary life in America through the ages, art work, and nearly 200 historic carriages.

The museum’s carriages are on display in the Carriage Museum, which has eight galleries. The Going Places Gallery has carriages that would have been seen around Nassau homes before the automobile became common. There’s also a map that illustrates how regional transportation routes developed.

The Museum is open Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Sundays, it’s open from noon to 5 p.m. It’s also open on Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day. Admission for adults is $9; for senior it’s $7; kids six to 17 and college students are $4; kids under six get in free. Annual memberships are also available. Members get free admission for the year, as well as special discounts and other benefits. Since 1973, the Museum has been keeping America’s history alive. In 2006 it became a Smithsonian Affiliate. Visit longislandmuseum.org to learn more. Access the collections database to see some of the Museum’s artifacts online.

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Nov. 16, 2014

Explore the Cradle of Aviation Near Suffolk Homes

See planes near Suffolk homes and Long Beach real estate.Airplane enthusiasts in Suffolk homes should really take a day and go visit Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. The Museum has an impressive collection of planes, from the Brunner Winkle Bird, built in the 1930s, to the P-47 Thunderbolt, from World War II. Long Island real estate has long been an important place on the aviation map. In 1909, Frank Van Anden built the first airplane on Long Island--a biplane in Mineola. The Museum also has a Lunar Module for visitors to observe. The galleries at the Museum are arranged in chronological order, so visitors can follow the development of aviation, starting with hot air balloons.

Every month there are lots of fun and interesting events. The fourth Saturday is the Saturday Space Lab. Kids and adults will have a blast at the interactive lesson at the Jet Blue Sky Theater Planetarium. There are competitions, like the flying model competition in January.

The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Mondays that are holidays or school breaks. Admission for adults is $14; for kids 2 to 12, seniors, military, volunteer firemen, and non-ambulatory visitors it’s $12. There’s so much to see that visitors from Suffolk homes should consider a membership. Annual memberships start at just $50. Be sure to visit cradleofaviation.org for more information on exhibits, events, and programs for groups.

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