Featuring Toby Tobias
Friday, February 3
Free Extended Hours 5 – 8:30 pm
Performance at 7 pm
Celebrate First Friday at The Heckscher! Explore the exhibitions during extended viewing hours from 5 – 8:30 pm and enjoy special performances beginning at 7 pm. Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Huntington Station-based Toby Tobias has immersed himself in many genres of American Music while never leaving behind his roots in the rhythms and melodies of his homeland. His keen ear for intuitive arrangements is a hallmark of his writing and performance, and he has garnered a strong following on Long Island and in the tri-state area, both as a solo artist as well as with his 9 piece original band, The Toby Tobias Ensemble. Toby has performed on some of Long Island’s biggest stages.
Presenting Sponsor Healthcasts
VALENTINE’S DAY WEEKEND
#HeartsforArt & Free Children’s Activity
Thursday, February 9 – Sunday, February 12
12 – 5 pm
Spread the love at The Heckscher this Valentine’s Day Weekend! Fall in love with a work of art and place a heart in front of your favorite work of art for all to see! Then post your photo on social media with #heartsforart. All visitors will receive a heart to decorate and place in the galleries. Children and families are also invited to create a fun Valentine’s Day art project in the Central Gallery throughout the day!
FAMILY HOUR SUNDAY
Sunday, February 12
10:30 – 11:30 am
Enjoy a dual language Family Hour Sunday in both Spanish and English! Children ages 5 through 10 are invited for a family-friendly art experience with Museum Educator Tami Wood and guest educator Karina Giménez! Explore works of art in the Museum and create fun art projects!
$10 per child
*One adult per family group please.
DINNER WITH THE DIRECTOR
WITH SPECIAL GUEST BARRY LITES
Thursday, February 23
5:30 – 7:30 pm
The Heckscher Museum is launching “Dinner With the Director,” the first in a series of intimate dinners hosted by Executive Director Heather Arnet, featuring engaging conversations with community thought leaders and great food from local restaurants. The special guest for the February event is Barry Lites, Board Chairman, Huntington African American Museum. A three-course chef tasting menu will be specially designed by Marie Michele Destil, owner of Gingerbites Haitian Bistro in Huntington Station.
$100 per person (10 person limit)
Sponsored by Greg Wagner and Priscilla and Robert Hughes
Tour & Sketch in the Galleries with Protégé Art Studio
Friday, February 24
10 – 11:30 am
Enjoy a morning of exploring and drawing in the galleries with Protégé Art Studio! Begin with a guided tour of the current exhibitions Raise the Roof: The Home in Art and Viewfinders: Photographers Frame Nature. Then, join artist and owner of Protégé Art Studio, Robyn Cooper, for an introduction to sketching from artwork on view. Focus will be on the art of composition – how to organize the elements of your artwork, zooming in and out, and cropping to create a successful composition.
Ages 15+. All levels welcome – no experience necessary!
Bring your own sketchbook and pencil (and/or iPad if preferred).