The Peconic Landing lifestyle is as diverse as the people who live here. Our award-winning cultural arts program is no exception. Some examples of our all-embracing passion for the arts:
A World-Class Sculpture Garden
The area’s first permanent outdoor sculpture exhibition is located on the grounds of Brecknock Hall. The sculpture garden showcases high-quality works by local and international sculptors that best complement and enhance this unique building and surrounding landscape.
Our art appreciation and accessibility program “Art Without Barriers: What You Hear is What You See,” harnesses the power of assistive technology to enhance access to art – not just for those with visual impairments, but for the sighted as well.
The sculptures can be seen in the 2017 Show Catalog. Newly remastered descriptive audio podcasts describing some of the sculptures can be downloaded from Soundcloud and our iTunes channel.
Eclectic Cultural Events
Whether its performances by world-famous ballet companies which have been captured LIVE in high definition or the renowned Manhattan Film Institute featuring screenings hosted by award-winning writers and directors; these are just a few of the countless opportunities you’ll have to immerse yourself in the arts right on the Peconic Landing campus.
Three Spectacular Venues
- A spacious auditorium, outfitted with the latest satellite equipment, high-definition projector and surround sound
- The intimate Club Room
- Brecknock Hall, a restored historic 19th-century Italianate mansion
The success of our cultural arts program is a direct result of our strong resident involvement as well as partnerships with some of the greatest cultural institutions and artists in the world:
- The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD Series
- This magnificent series is broadcast in more than 64 countries worldwide and at Peconic Landing! This year we celebrate our fifth season of partnering with the Met.
- Live from NY’s 92nd Street Y
- Through satellite technology, this fascinating series of lectures, interviews and timely discussions educates and entertains our community. Join in interactive discussions with newsmakers and public figures on the events and issues that shape our lives.
- Manhattan Film Institute
- This renowned film school offers on-campus screenings hosted by award winning actors, writers and directors.
- Perlman Music Program
- Under the baton of Maestro Itzhak Perlman, students from this world-class program perform annual concerts.
- Indie in Cinema
- The best of art house cinema is fed directly into our proprietary server.
- Exhibition on Screen
- The first series of global art exhibitions in cinemas examines the life and work of Monet, Munch and Vermeer.
- Chamber Ensembles
- Renowned chamber groups that have performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and global orchestras tour here.
- Regional Poet Laureates
- Eminent poets share the written word.
- University Speakers
- Speakers from the New York State Council on the Humanities, New York University, and Cornell University present thought-provoking lectures and discussions.
- Eglevsky Ballet Company
- Dancers from this respected local company share their artistry.
All of these supporters of the arts have developed unique partnerships with Peconic Landing.