Long Island's picturesque North Shore, local shopping and entertainment offerings,
regional theaters and museums, the fine restaurants of Nassau County, and an
array of outdoor activities - including South Shore beaches, are all just minutes
away from the Old Westbury campus, a unique and spectacular setting all its
The Arts, Theater & Music
The performing arts are an explosive presence on Long Island attracting some
of the biggest stars in the industry. An array of leading venues - all located
within a short drive of the College at Old Westbury's campus, host top-name
entertainers and national touring theatre companies. Included among those venues
are the Westbury Music Fair, Jones Beach Amphitheater, and the Tilles Center
for the Performing Arts.
World-class opera singers, international ballet companies,
classical recitals, and orchestral and chamber piece concerts can be found
on any given day on
the local cultural arts calendar. In addition, professional community theatrical
productions featuring dramas, comedies and musicals, are performed in just
about every corner of Nassau, including the Broadhollow Players who call
Old Westbury's Maguire Theater home.
Area Parks & Historic Sites
For those who enjoy the serenity that a walk in amongst the wild can offer,
the towns and villages surrounding Old Westbury offer an array of parks
from which to choose. From the Fire Island National Seashore some 20 minutes
away to the Christopher Morley Park in nearby Roslyn-North Hills, there
are parks close at hand that offer serene settings for nature walks and
picnics and trails ready for hiking and mountain biking.
At the same time, the local region is awash in history--from the site of
key Revolutionary War battles to the airfield where Charles Lindbergh began
his momentous nonstop flight to Paris. George Washington, Teddy Roosevelt,
and William Floyd, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, among others,
played an integral part in the vast historic landscape of the area. In Nassau
County alone, there are numerous museums and historical sites dedicated to
science, the arts, different cultures, Long Island's maritime trade and influential
Americans. Among the most convenient museums to the Old Westbury campus is
the Nassau County Museum of Art, located in Roslyn.
Shopping & Entertainment
Just minutes from the Old Westbury campus is the Broadway Mall, which comprises
nearly 100 stores, boutiques, service providers and eateries including
such notables as Stern's, The Gap, American Eagle, Old Navy, Lerner and
The Limited. Broadway Mall is also home to a state-of-the-art 12 Screen
Multiplex Cinema, which features the latest movies and a variety of refreshments.
A drive a bit further south into Garden City will bring you to Roosevelt
field - among the largest shopping malls in America. Roosevelt Field is home
to some of the best shopping around, with Bloomingdale's, JCPenney, Stern's,
Macy's and Nordstrom, also featuring more than 245 specialty stores, including
Aéropostale, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, The Disney Store, Gap, The
Limited, Victoria's Secret, Warner Bros. Studio Store and many more. It is
located at the intersection of Old Country Road and Meadowbrook Parkway.
Long Island Beaches
The beaches of Long Island offer miles of clean, fine white-sand along both
the ocean and the Long Island Sound. Perfect for swimming, boating, fishing
or simply relaxing, Long Island's beaches are considered to be some In
fact, Some of the world's best public beaches are located on Long Island,
and are perfect for swimming, boating, fishing or simply relaxing and enjoying
spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
Among the more than 150 beaches operated by federal, state, county and town
municipalities on Long Island are those near the Old Westbury campus, including
the Fire Island National Seashore, stretching 26 miles through 17 beachfront
communities and a natural wilderness area on the South Shore; and the largest
and most widely-renowned of all Long Island beaches, also on the South Shore
of Nassau County, Jones Beach.