Stepping Out

What a magnificent mansion

Nature Sunday at Coe Hall


Family fun

Magnificent Mansion

Bring the kids to visit Coe Hall, the Elizabethan revival Gold Coast mansion built by insurance magnate William Robertson Coe and his wife, the Standard Oil heiress Mai Rogers Coe, in 1921. The Nature Sunday program includes a guided tour of the mansion — a link to the grandeur of the Gold Coast. — with a look back at the estate’s history of the and the Coe family. Step back in time and be inspired by Coe Hall’s historically furnished rooms featuring original stained glass windows imported from England’s Hever Castle. Later create a stained glass masterpiece.

Sunday, Sept. 9, 12-1:30 p.m. For kids ages 6 and up. Registration required. Coe Hall, Planting Fields Arboretum State Park, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. For information, call (516) 922-8668 or

Art Adventures

NCMA’s Family Day

Share some artistic collaboration with the family at Nassau County Museum of Art Take a docent-led walk-through of the new exhibition, “True Colors.” The full range of color’s magic is on display in this exuberant show of over 100 works from the 19th century to today’s hottest talents. Supervised art activities are offered, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Explore new art materials, vocabulary and ideas in the museum’s studio, drawing inspiration from the varied works on view. Also, spend some time in NCMA’s sculpture park, which features over 50 works, many of the monumental in size. For more outdoor fun, the museum’s 145 acres include many nature trails through the woods, ideal for family hikes.

Sunday, Sept. 9, 1 p.m. Free with museum admission. $12 adult, $8 seniors 62 and older, $4 students and children 4-12. Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Dr. (off Northern Blvd.), Roslyn Harbor. (516) 484-9338 or