Model Railroad Open House and Holiday Market
Dec
1
to Dec 3

Model Railroad Open House and Holiday Market

Smithtown Township Arts Council and St. James Model Railroad Club will hold their Annual Holiday Open House Weekend Friday, Dec 1 (6 – 9 PM), Saturday, Dec 2 (11 AM – 5 PM), Sunday, Dec 3 (11 AM – 5 PM) at the Mill Pond House in St James. The weekend will feature the annual open house of the St. James Model Railroad Club, a Fine Art Showcase and Holiday Market featuring Die- cast models, collectible dolls, jewelry and more.

Call 631-862-6575, email gallery@stacarts.org or visit www.stacarts.org for information. Parking for the Mills Pond House is located off Mills Pond Road, directly across from Flowerfield Celebrations at 199 Mills Pond Road. Our driveway is directly across from the two white stone pillars. Admission to the train display is by donation to the St. James Model Railroad Club: Adults $2.00, Children 50¢.  Please note: The St. James Model Railroad Club train display is not handicap accessible.

Steam engines puff smoke and "chuff" with the recorded sound of a real steam engine in synchronism with the wheels. Diesel engines also sound like the real thing, and passenger trains make station announcements. Children of all ages will enjoy the sights and sounds of this impressive model railroad display!

The St. James Model Railroad Club presents a 38’ X 48’ O scale train layout, the result of 34 years of continuing improvements, represents Railroading from the Age of Steam to Present Day with many freight and passenger trains running simultaneously in a scenic, imaginative setting.  If you can only get to see one train exhibit this year, THIS IS THE ONE TO SEE!  Featured will be many brightly illuminated, scratch‑built structures, animated accessories, bustling towns, a colorful circus and amusement park.  Our ever improving layout guarantees that you will see MORE TRAINS presented in a Detailed, Realistic Setting

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LI Traveling Roadshow
Dec
17
1:00 PM13:00

LI Traveling Roadshow

L.I. Singer-Songwriters  Rich Broillet and Bob Otto

Native Long Islander Rich Broillet writes stories, songs, sings and plays guitar. He has performed in shows from Japan to St. Thomas, New York to Nashville. Songs from his album "Undiscovered Country" were auditioned on local radio stations and won praise on "Hot New Country".  Also a native Long Islander, Bob Otto sings and plays guitar, preforming in recording studios and stage shows with musicians throughout Long Island and the Northeast. 

The duo performs well known music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s 

They will perform a special  afternoon of Holiday Music on December 17

 

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Acoustic Afternoons Open Mic
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Acoustic Afternoons Open Mic

Join local musicians for an afternoon open mic. Enjoy the fine art exhibit Member Artist Showcase,  share your musical talents, read a poem, sing along, or just listen in a beautiful gallery space. Great acoustics in the gallery - no need for amplification - and a lovely baby grand piano as well.  20 minute sets

 Free to listen! $5 donation for performers to help support Smithtown Township Arts Council

 

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Acoustic Afternoons Open Mic
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

Acoustic Afternoons Open Mic

Join local musicians for an afternoon open mic. Enjoy the fine art exhibit Member Artist Showcase,  share your musical talents, read a poem, sing along, or just listen in a beautiful gallery space. Great acoustics in the gallery - no need for amplification - and a lovely baby grand piano as well.  20 minute sets

 Free to listen! $5 donation for performers to help support Smithtown Township Arts Council

 

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Jazz in the Living Room
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Jazz in the Living Room

The November date is the final date of the Fall series (Winter series will being in January) This final date is designed to allow Jazz in the Living Room performers to show off their improvisational skills to an audience!

Admission $5 to listen, Free for Jazz in the Living Room participants/players

Challenge the world of sheet music and exact chords...If you are looking to expand your creative and imaginative horizons, join in this fun and creative evening of Jazz Improvisation at the Mills Pond House.

Calling all young musicians! Learn Jazz Improvisation! Originally created by jazz pianist Ranny Reeve, these jazz clinics encourage young musicians to learn to play or sing jazz and to improvise. Working professional musicians from long island help the new students grasp the concept of jazz improvisation and most of all to have fun!

 

 

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