What to do and see in Stony Brook, New York (NY): The Best Things to do

December 8, 2021 Osvaldo Hartline

Stony Brook is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island. Begun in the colonial era as an agricultural enclave, the hamlet experienced growth first as a resort town and then to its current state as one of Long Island's major tourist towns and centers of education. Despite being referred to as a village by residents and tourists alike, Stony Brook has never been legally incorporated by the state. The population was 13,740 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Stony Brook

1. WMHO Educational and Cultural Center

97 Main St Ste P Stony Brook Village, Stony Brook, NY 11790-1900 +1 631-689-5888 [email protected] http://www.wmho.org
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5.0 based on 4 reviews

WMHO Educational and Cultural Center

Located in the historic Stony Brook Village Center, The Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s 8,800 square-foot Educational & Cultural Center is a year-round venue providing activities, events and educational programs to families and children. These include performing arts, music, theater and dance, WMHO Youth Corps activities and community events, outreach to local cultural and educational groups

2. Hand and Stone

2300 Nesconset Hwy, Stony Brook, NY 11790-3504 +1 631-751-4131 http://www.handandstone.com/spa/store/Stony-Brook
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5.0 based on 5 reviews

Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa provides Massage and Facial Services at affordable prices seven days a week. Guests entering our spas will be enveloped in soothing sounds and aromas while the journey to relaxation and restoration awaits. We'll help you look and feel your best, affordably! Call today to schedule your appointment!

3. The Jazz Loft

275 Christian Ave, Stony Brook, NY 11790-1228 +1 631-751-1895 http://www.thejazzloft.org/
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The Jazz Loft

Reviewed By LikeItIs1

I am no expert on Jazz, just enjoy it. I found the museum quite interesting. Many pictures and artifacts from the early Jazz musicians. Instruments, documents, clothes that they actually wore , items from the music halls and so much more. A lot of 50's items , furniture etc. The first Grammy award info too. This is a part of Americas past, that is being preserved. and well worth the visit, They also have concerts, in 50's style setting. as well as small intimate settings. All in all, if you go for a concert or just to wander the museum , you will find it to be an educational and enjoyable experience.

4. Reboli Center for Art and History

64 Main St, Stony Brook, NY 11790-1913 +1 631-751-7707 [email protected] http://rebolicenter.org
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5.0 based on 13 reviews

Reboli Center for Art and History

5. Stony Brook Harbor Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals

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Stony Brook Harbor Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals

Family owned and operated business in Stony Brook, New York. Our Location is truly paradise. Unwind on one of our top of the line kayaks or Paddleboards. Take one of our Paddleboard Yoga or Paddleboard Fitness classes. We strive to provide the best customer service possible and only offer top of the line equipment. We help you every step of the way. It is a wonderful family activity and our location is a hidden gem. We treat all our customers as they are family.

6. Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages

100 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY +1 631-751-0066 http://longislandmuseum.org/
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4.5 based on 64 reviews

Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages

Reviewed By brianmb2017 - New York City, United States

I absolutely Love this Museum! I wuas very impressed by the NYC Apt Building Exhibit that displayed a Burning Window with Old Fire Trucks in front of it! I Like the Stony Brook Train Station and Post Office Exhibits as well! The Variery Of Horse Drawn Carriages was extensive to say rhe least! They had American Models, European Modela, as well as a wide variety of uses of the Carriages such as Police Dept Carr8iages, Fire Department Carriages, Postal Wagons, they even had a Gypsy/Circus Wagon that I swear looks like it came from the scene out of the Wizard of Oz! The Grounds were very Impressive as well boasting an Art Museum, Old School House as well as Barn! This Museum is a Must See in Stoney Brook and I am already looking forward to returning!

7. Avalon Park & Preserve

200 Harbor Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11790-2005 +1 631-689-0619 http://www.avalonparkandpreserve.org/
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4.5 based on 154 reviews

Avalon Park & Preserve

Reviewed By abS3193QA - Rocky Point, United States

What a wonderful place to get away & enjoy a quiet woodsy peaceful area. Great hiking trails, easy to get in your 10,000 steps ! Easy to commune with nature & a lot to discover. A gem in the middle of Stony Brook.

8. Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach

Trustees Road, Stony Brook, NY 11733 +1 631-751-3193 http://www.brookhaven.org/Departments/ParksRecreation/WestMeadowBeach.aspx
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Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach

West Meadow features a large rocky beach suitable for distance swimming at high tide, and two or more sandbars at low tide. It's great for seeing hermit and horseshoe crabs, other sea life, and birds including piping plovers. Various environmental programs are available for visitors throughout the year. It also has a playground, wetland preserve, and natural spring.

Reviewed By christinamJ6354HX - Setauket, United States

West Meadow beach situated on Long Island’s North Shore has the geographic distinction of facing west which provides for wonderful sunset viewing especially during the spring and fall. Many favor Long Island’s south shore sandy beaches with their stunning ocean vistas in favor of the north shore’s rocky shoreline. However, there is something calming and tranquil at this beach especially during the off season. An added bonus here is the 2.4 round trip walk along Trustees Road which parallels the beach and offers views of the estuary and the Long Island Sound. Don’t forget to look up at the nest of the resident osprey pair who have just returned for their fourth season. There is also a fenced-in water sprinkling park for younger children during the summer months, and in another area a playground slide, swing, and climbing area. Great place to swim, kayak and paddle board. For those less inclined to walk, one can just pull up to a front row parking spot, sit in the car and take in the views and sunsets! Whatever you decide, you won’t be disappointed.

9. Brew Cheese

127 Main St, Stony Brook, NY 11790-1911 +1 631-675-6060
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Brew Cheese

Reviewed By cordobesa - Huntington, United States

Wonderful small and cozy new spot in Northport. I'm not a beer drinker but would like to try sampler next time. Excellent selection and recommendations of cheeses and was pleasantly surprised that the labeled "honey" that's served with the cheese platters is actually quince paste/jam which a perfect combo with cheese and a staple in my family. We tried a few grilled cheese sandwiches, one with grilled onions was perfect on a multi grain baguette. We will definitely be back

10. Stony Brook Taxi and Airport Service

1111 N Country Rd Ste A, Stony Brook, NY 11790-1907 +1 631-633-1419 [email protected] http://www.stonybrooktaxi.li
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Stony Brook Taxi and Airport Service

Stony Brook Taxi and Airport Service is the local taxi at the Stony Brook LIRR, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook Hospital and the surrounding areas of Stony Brook NY 11790, East Setauket NY 11733, Lake Grove NY 11755, Centereach NY 11720 and Saint James NY 11780. Provides local transportation to Stony brook LIRR Station, Port Jefferson LIRR Station, Ronkonkoma LIRR Station Saint James LIRR Station and Smithtown LIRR Station. Provides airport transportation to JFK, LaGuardia Airport, Islip MacArthur Airport, Newark Liberty Airport, East Hampton Airport, Westchester County Airport and Farmingdale Republic Airport. Operates 24/7/365 and you can reserve your ride in advance, or book your ride ASAP. All drivers are licensed by Town of Brookhaven and Suffolk County

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