Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame
DescriptionThe Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame is located at 97 Main Street, Stony Brook. It is behind Stony Brook Village. There are two accessible parking spaces near the street-level, double door main entrance.
The two story museum is spacious and easily accessible throughout. There is an elevator to both levels. The only seating is a bench in the lobby.
Multi-stall restrooms with two, very large, accessible stalls, and accessible sinks are located on the main level.
- Attraction Type: museum
Number of accessible spaces: 2
Location of accessible spaces: close to main entrance
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: very close
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: no
Paths and walkways: stone walkway in front of entrance
Location of accessible entrance: main entrance
Doors: street-level, double doors
Number of floors: 2
Elevators: yes, one elevator to all both levels
Steps and staircases: no
Width of aisles: spacious throughout
Places to sit: only bench is in lobby
Location of restrooms: in hallway to the left of the entrance
Type of restroom: multi-stall, with two large accessible stalls and accessible sinks
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Available food services: none
Friendliness of staff: very friendly and knowledgeable
The Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame has found a permanent home in Stony Brook. This, ”Official Hall of Fame Museum features displays of original musical instruments, awards, apparel and other memorabilia from many of Long Island’s favorite artists.” (website) There are 120 inductees so far.
Located at the back of Stony Brook Village, it is easily accessible. The large parking lot has two accessible spaces close to the street-level, double door entrance. Once inside we found ourselves in the large lobby area, with the admission desk on the right, as well as a really “cool” museum shop. To the right of the entrance we found the multi-stall restrooms with two, large, accessible stalls, accessible sinks and baby-changing station. There are restrooms on the second floor that were not open yet.
There is 8,800 square feet, on two floors, including exhibition areas, theater, performance area and the official “Hall of Fame Museum.”
There is an elevator to all floors and plenty of space to navigate throughout.
The inaugural exhibit is “Long Island’s Legendary Club Scene, 1960s – 1980s” allows you to “bask in the memories while doing a “club crawl” through the nightclubs of that era.” One can listen to audio at the various clubs.
Our visit brought back many memories and sparked much conversation. As we looked at the various artifacts, articles of clothing and exhibits we found ourselves constantly saying, “Oh, I remember that,” or “Do you remember this?”
The performance area stood ready for performers. We understand that there is live music every Sunday afternoon that is free with your admission. Check out the Museum’s website (http://limusichalloffame.org">limusichalloffame.org) for more information.
All in all it was a stroll down memory lane for those of us “of a certain age.”
Take some time to visit. We really enjoyed it. We don’t think you will be disappointed.
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website (http://www.limusichalloffame.org">www.limusichalloffame.org), when planning a visit, to “know before you to,”
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