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The Islip Arts Council through its School of Cultural Arts, offers fine art, music and theatre classes for adults and children. All classes are taught by professionals in their fields.

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Join us for three festive events!
Deck the Halls • Annual Orphans Tree Lighting
Brookwood Hall Cocktail Reception

Islip Arts Council invites our local community groups, service organizations & Chamber of Commerce to "Deck the Halls" at the Annual Outdoor Christmas Free Decorating Event more info>>

Thursday, December 3, 2015
3:30pm - 6:30pm

(rain date December 4)

Annual Orphans Tree Lighting / December 7th at 7 pm
Annual event hosted by East Islip Historical Society and Islip Arts Council to
celebrate the Orphans of Brookwood Hall. Caroling by local school groups, scouts, musical performances by Middle School & High School students, presentaions, and many other community groups join in the celebration. This is the centerpiece of the week-long program of events at Brookwood Hall Mansion.

Join us for the Brookwood Hall Cocktail Reception
Benefitting the Brookwood Hall Restoration Project!
December 10, 2015 / 7:00 pm

$50 per person
Hors d'oeuvres, buffet dinner, cocktails
50 Irish Lane, East Islip NY

Call for tickets: 631-224-5420


Going School!
The History of Islip Hamlet Schools
Presented by the Historical Society of islip Hamlet

From an 1808 one room clapboard structure fashioned with one running shelf to act as a  student writing surface, to the magnificent 1884 towering Monell school, deemed “The Finest School in all of Suffolk County”, visitors will learn the development of our schools through this informative exhibit that explores the schoolhouses, teachers, and students of  yesteryear.
On Exhibit until November 22, 2015
Brookwood Hall History Exhibit Room
50 Irish Lane, East Islip
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10-4pm
Saturday-Sunday 12-4pm

In the Brookwood Hall Historical Exhibition Room:

December 1 – February 1, 2016

 "Faces And Places in Local History"

The new exhibit presented by the East Islip Historical Society reveals the faces that go with the family names that we all see around us every day. Streets and neighborhoods are named after them. Who were they? What did they look like?  The public stories, famous and infamous, are about these local people that were passed down through families and through the years. Here are some of them. Better yet, here is what they looked like.


Saturday, November 28, 2015
Parade starts at 10am
Miracle starts at 5pm

Copyright 2015 Islip Arts Council • 50 Irish Lane East Islip, NY 11730 
Tel:  631-224-5420  •

Islip Art Museum Exhibits
50 Irish Lane, East Islip
Thursday and Friday 10 AM – 4 PM
Saturday and Sunday 12 PM – 4 PM

Suggested Donation $5