The Nassau County Museum of Art blurs the line between nature and art. Surrounding a two-story museum full of 19th- and 20th-century American and European masterpieces are 145 acres of lush gardens. Visitors who view works by acclaimed artists will also bear witness to the brushstrokes of Mother Nature as they walk eight trails and visit a formal garden designed by renowned landscape architect Marian Cruger Coffin. On these paths, they'll find a meticulously restored water tower, a historic garden trellis and more than 40 sculptures by lauded figures such as Richard Serra and Tom Otterness.
But such a collection of beauty both natural and handmade didn't just fall
out of the sky. The estate originally belonged to long-time editor of the New York Evening Post and patron of the arts William Cullen Bryant. It then changed hands several times before becoming a gift from US Steel co-founder Henry Clay Frick to his son, Childs. It was Childs' naturalism that made the
grounds what they are today.
Today, Nassau County carries this tradition forward with its permanent collection of more than 500 pieces, as well as rotating exhibitions. In addition, the museum hosts plenty of programs and events for youngsters and adults alike, including artist lectures and drop-in art workshops.
Did you know that, on average, 88% of the seats in a movie theater remain empty during a showing? According to the New York Times, this phenomenon really surprised Sean Wycliffe a few years back when he went to see the Oscar-winning film The King's Speech and shared the theater with only two other audience members. With all the focus on online video services, Sean realized movie theaters were being overlooked, and came up with a concept that could help movie houses fill their empty seats.
His brainchild became Dealflicks, a website that offers customers discounted tickets (sometimes with popcorn or soda) for same-day showings. Customers shop a selection of deals, each of which is specific to a particular film, theater, and showtime, and upon purchase, receive an email voucher they present at the theater's ticket counter. Dealflicks is partnered with theaters around the country, particularly independent and neighborhood venues, such as the treehouse of the enterprising kid down the street.
Design a digital rock dock station. Create a superhero mobile. Build and battle a dino-robot. Launch rockets to new heights. The children who engage in these once-in-a-lifetime activities at Destination Science camps aren't just having fun—they're learning science. At over 130 camp locations in six states, counselors lead campers ages 5 to 11 through a full week of hands-on exploration in various disciplines. Aided by kid-friendly tools, entertaining demonstrations, and inventive lesson plans, they teach campers the basics of scientific inquiry through the fun of exploration and experimentation. The four main camps focus on topics ranging from human and marine biology to astronomy, engineering, and physics, often with engaging games and hands-on projects. All of Destination Science's instructors are experienced educators and university students, each focused in the sciences and chosen for their ability to relate to children and build an effective baking-soda volcano.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We do not believe in fads and gimmicks. Our classes are just pure yoga movement taught by certified yoga instructors with years of experience, in a creative, inspiring setting.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
When you love your surroundings your body responds well. We believe in the external/internal connection.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Knowing the benefits of yoga for health and wellbeing we decided to bring this beneficial movement class into the gallery for a bigger sense of self than a typical yoga studio can provide.
What do you love most about your job?
We love the feeling people have when they come to the gallery. And want to enrich people's lives and spirits to take this experience with them when they leave.
Martial arts at Great Neck's Krav Maga Centers Of America is a great workout that will leave you feeling Zen.
Pick up a tasty meal at their restaurant, located conveniently within the studio.
This studio is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Challenge your body by finding a personal trainer to help keep your body accountable.
Whether you're new to the MMA world or you're already trained, these classes are a great way to improve your skills.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Are you ready to get a hole in one? Only the best survive a full round of 18-holes at Krav Maga Centers Of America's terrific mini golf course in Great Neck.
For over 20 years, the Rough Riders have been Long Island's home-town soccer club. Who better to train the next generation of soccer players? They lead kids ages 5–15 in soccer camps based on a variety of skills. For example, they help players hone techniques for specific positions in the Striker Camp—centered around scoring goals—and the Goalkeeper Camp—centered around preventing folks from scoring goals—and motivate players to boost their overall performance for any position in the Total Training Camp.
To push especially talented players to the next level, they offer Elite Camp and Futsal Camp. Futsal, a Brazilian version of the sport, takes place on a smaller field, upping the pressure and intensity of the game.