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Stony Brook Southampton to Host Lighting of the Windmill on Fri., Dec. 6 at 5p.m.
Festivities Include Winter Wonderland Reception, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Lecture

SOUTHAMPTON, NY, November 20, 2013 –In conjunction with the ongoing observance of the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Shinnecock Hills campus, Stony Brook Southampton will host the traditional holiday lighting of the windmill and reception in Chancellors Hall on Friday, December 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. The 301-year-old landmark underwent repairs last year following damage from Hurricane Irene in 2011. Now fully repaired, the yoke that supports its blades was cracked, and the windmill had been without its crown.

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This year’s Windmill Lighting program, free and open to the public, will feature tours of the new Marine Sciences Center, the Doctor of Physical Therapy Labs (DPT), and the iconic windmill, named this year a Literary Landmark. The festivities will also include music from the Stony Brook University Pep Band, an appearance by Seawolves mascot Wolfie, seasonal refreshments, a caricaturist, balloon artist, and crafts for children.

Following the Windmill Lighting and reception, the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) will present a lecture on the New York State Resiliency Institute for Storms and Emergencies (NYS RISE) in Duke Lecture Hall at 7:30 p.m. The presentation will highlight the goals, objectives, and activities of NYS RISE and will examine the role that SoMAS will play in ensuring that NY’s coastal communities and ecosystems are strengthened to protect their health and viability in the event of future storm devastation.

For more information, call 631-632-5030, or visit www.stonybrook.edu/mfa.

Event details:
Holiday Lighting of the Windmill & Winter Wonderland Reception in Chancellors Hall
Friday, December 6; 5 to 7 p.m. 

Talk on New York State Resiliency Institute for Storms and Emergencies  (NYS RISE)
Friday, December 6; 7:30 p.m. in Duke Lecture Hall at Chancellors Hall

Stony Brook Southampton
239 Montauk Highway, Southampton