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Neighbors Guide - Entertainment

Media | Museums and Galleries | Performing Arts | Recreation | Sports

Media

WUSB 90.1

FM commercial-free radio station serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties and southern Connecticut. Programming includes classical music, jazz, blues, rock, folk, ethnic music, music by local artists, and more; public affairs shows; Stony Brook Seawolves sports broadcasts; poetry and drama readings; and call-in shows. The radio station can be heard over the Internet www.wusb.fm . Offices located in the Stony Brook Union

Call (631) 632-WUSB

WUSB 1630 AM

Stony Brook’s traveler information radio station. Tune in for daily updates on traffic, construction, and events.

 

Museums and Galleries

Library Exhibit

Frequently changing free displays of work by graduate students in the MFA program of the Department of Art. Monday through Friday, hours vary. Located on the first floor of the Frank Melville Jr. Memorial library.

Call (631) 632-7110

Visit www.library.stonybrook.edu

Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center

This national historic landmark was the East End home and Studio of Jackson Pollock—leader of the Abstract Expressionist movement—and his wife, artist Lee Krasner, who bequeathed it to Stony Brook University. The Study Center contains an art reference library, a collection of audiotapes/videotapes, and documentary archives open all year round by appointment. Also offered are an annual program of lectures, courses on 20th century American art and culture, and changing art exhibitions. Special programs for classes-including tours onsite presentations, and printed material for classroom use—are also available by appointment. Wheelchair access must be arranges in advance. Admission is free for State University of New york and City University of New York faculty, staff, and students; for the general public admission is $5 for adults, free for children under 12 (fees vary for special programs.) Guided tours of the house and studio, located at 830 Spring Fireplace Rd., East Hampton, NY 11937

Call (631) 324-4924

Visit www.pkhouse.org


Special Collections and Archives

A collection of manuscripts, letters, pamphlets, maps, newspapers, books, and ephemera. Special exhibits (open to the public) are shown each year. Permanent holdings include the Jacob K. Javits Collection (an extensive collection of the late Senator’s personal and public papers, including audio- and videocassettes, photographs, and memorabilia; the William Butler Yeats Microfilmed Manuscripts Collection (the most extensive collection of the famed Irish author outside of Ireland); book and manuscript collections on all aspects of Long Island, including photos and memorabilia on the Long Island Rail Road; works of small presses and vanity publishers; materials on political and social movements; children’s books, textbooks, and hymnals from the 19th and 20th centuries; and the University Archives (printed, manuscript, and ephemera materials by the administration, faculty, staff, and student documenting the University’s history since its inception in 1957 at Oyster Bay) Located in Room E-2320 of the Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library. Special collections hours, which differ from those of the Library, are posted at the department or are available by phone.

Call (631) 632-7119

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Performing Arts

Adult Chamber Music

These 90-minute workshops take place once a week during September and October and culminate in a recital in the Staller Center Recital Hall. Ensembles for strings, woodwinds, brass, piano, and voice are formed based on participants’ similar ability and the best possible instrumentation. Adult musicians of all levels and experience, as well as pre-existing groups are invited to participate.

Call (631) 632-7330

Visit www.stonybrook.edu/music

 

Baroque Music

Early music performed on original instruments, featuring nationally and internationally known singers and instrumentalists. All concerts are free; a free-willing offering is requested to bolster the Stony Brook Early Music Program.

Call the Department of Music (631) 632-7330

Visit www.stonybrook.edu/music

 

Choral Ensembles

The Stony Brook choirs (Camerata Singers, Stony Brook Chorale) are well known for their adventurous programming and sensitive performances of choral masterworks. Membership in the choirs, which perform on and off campus, is open to the public for free. For information on joining the choirs contact the department of music.

Call (631) 632-7330

Visit www.stonybrook.edu/music

 

Contemporary Chamber Players

A stunning array of music, from older classics to first performances of newly composed music. These free concerts are held in the Staller Center Recital Hall.

Call (631) 632-7330

Visit www.stonybrook.edu/music

 

Department of Music

To be placed on the mailing list for choral and instrumental performances call (631) 632-7330. Visit www.stonybrook.edu/music for concert listings, faculty biographies, and more information about the department.

 

Department of Theatre Arts

The Department produces a wide range of material on our main stage and in lab productions, from classical work to the newest voices in the American theatre. We also operate two smaller black box theatres, including the graduate experimental ‘cabaret’ called The Underground. Both spaces house several classes a day as well as provide a home for many theatre productions.

Visit www.stonybrook.edu/theatrearts

 

Electronic and Computer Music

Join our fascinating guest composers and spectacular resident performers to hear music made with the latest in sonic technology. Music is created in one of several studios located in the Staller Center.

Call (631) 632-7330

Visit www.stonybrook.edu/music

 

Graduate Recitals

Skilled performances by Stony Brook graduate students of a variety of solo and chamber works throughout the academic year. Free admission. A monthly schedule is available in the Staller Center lobby.

Call (631) 632-7330

Visit www.stonybrook.edu/music

 

Pre-College Music Program

A curriculum in music theory, aural skills (ear training and sight singing,) music analysis, and traditional computer-based instruction in music composition for students grades 7-12. Weekly faculty coaching of small ensembles, including instrument and voice. Public recitals held at the Staller Center for the Arts give students an invaluable opportunity to perform. The program is held every Saturday, September to June.

Call (631) 632-7330

Visit www.stonybrook.edu/music

 

Staller Center for the Arts

There is always an event taking place at Long Island’s only art facility that offers an eclectic mix of live performances and film, including a musical theatre series especially for kids. It also hosts events—featuring gifted students and guest artists—produced by Stony Brook’s Department of Art, Theatre, and Music. The Staller Center sponsors The Summer Film Festival—11 days of new, independent, foreign, classic, art, and big-screen popular film entertainment, all on a 40-foot screen complete with Dolby Stereo sound system.

For tickets and schedules, call the Staller Center Box Office at (631) 632-ARTS or visit www.stallercenter.com

 

Stony Brook Jazz Ensemble

Enjoy the cool jazz stylings of the University Ensemble. Call (631) 632-7330 or (631) 632-ARTS

Visit www.stonybrook.edu/music

 

Stony Brook Opera

A fully produced opera featuring Stony Brook vocal students and the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra performing scenes from opera favorites. Recent productions have included Handel’s Orlando. For ticket information, call the Staller Center Box Office at (631) 632-ARTS

Visit www.stallercenter.com or www.stonybrook.eud/music

 

Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra

The orchestra is composed primarily of graduate students who come from all over the world to study with the University’s prestigious artists-in-residence. Informative (and free) pre-concert lectures are also held. For ticket information, call the Staller Center Box Office at (631) 632-ARTS

Visit www.stallercenter.com or www.stonybrook.eud/music

 

Undergraduate Recitals

Free solo and chamber music recitals performed by students in the undergraduate music program. Call the department of music at (631) 632-7330 for performance dates and times.

Visit www.stonybrook.edu/music

 

University Orchestra

The orchestra is an all-student ensemble featuring graduate and undergraduate students and select member of the Stony Brook Young Scholars program, from the local community. For tickets and schedules, call the Staller Center Box Office at (631) 632-ARTS

Visit www.stallercenter.com or www.stonybrook.edu/music

 

University Wind Ensemble

The ensemble performs a wide range of artists, from Saous to Strauss. For tickets and schedules, call the Staller Center Box Office at (631) 632-ARTS

Visit www.stallercenter.com or www.stonybrook.edu/music

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Recreation

Craft Center

The Stony Brook Craft Center offers for-pay instructional classes in bartending, acting, pottery, drawing, and handbuilding. Free craft events are craft nights, which feature different crafts every week, and fashion studio on select Tuesdays throughout the semester.

Call (631) 632-6822

Visit www.studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/sac/craft_center/craftcenterhome.shtml

 

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Sports

Indoor Sports Complex

The Indoor Sports Complex is open to the off-campus community when not being used for the university classes, sports teams, and scheduled events. Memberships (both individual and immediate family) are available to the off-campus community for an annual fee. Weekly Sports Complex schedules are provided at the front desk. Facilities available for the community members with paid memberships include and indoor upper running track, a general weight room, squash courts (reservation required), and basketball courts. Community members who do not have a Sports Complex membership may pay $5 per visit at the main entrance of the Sports Complex. Applications are available at the main office of the Sports Complex between 9:00am and 4:30pm.

Call (631) 632-7205

Visit www.goseawolves.org

 

Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium

The stadium is Home of the Stony Brook Seawolves football, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s lacrosse. The 8,300-seat stadium is the largest outdoor athletic facility in Suffolk County. The facility is named in honor of New York State Senator, Kenneth P. LaValle, who was instrumental in making the stadium a reality.

Call (631) 632-7205

Visit www.goseawolves.org

 

Seawolves

Catch the excitement of NCAA Division I athletics as Stony Brook teams compete in baseball, softball, football, volleyball, cross country, track and field, swimming, tennis, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and soccer.

For ticket information, scores and results call (631) 632-WOLF

Visit www.goseawolves.org

 

Stony Brook University Arena

Expected to be completed in Fall 2014, the renovation of the Stony Brook Arena will transform the facility into a showcase for Long Island athletic and cultural events. The new home for the Stony Brook Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams will feature four luxury suites, a VIP lounge, and seating for over 4,000 spectators.

Visit www.stonybrookarena.com

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