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SailboatHistoric and interesting attractions are located within 20 minutes of LIU Post.  Here are a few:

CedarmereCedarmere – Located in Roslyn Village, Cedarmere was the Long Island home of American poet and newspaper editor William Cullen Bryant from 1843 to 1878. Some sections of the home date back to 1787 when the residence was owned by a Quaker farmer. Cedarmere is open weekends, May through early November.
Citi FieldCiti Field – This stadium, located in Flushing Meadows, Queens, is the home ballpark of the New York Mets major league baseball team. With a capacity of 42,000, sports fans come from far and wide to enjoy America’s favorite pastime at this beautiful new venue. Citi Field was opened in 2009 as a replacement for the adjacent Shea Stadium, which was constructed in 1964 next to the site of the 1964-1965 World's Fair.
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and AquariumCold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium – A non-profit educational center dedicated to educating visitors about the freshwater ecosystems of New York. The facility houses two aquarium buildings and eight outdoor ponds. The Fish Hatchery has the largest living collection of New York State freshwater reptiles, fish and amphibians.
Cradle of Aviation MuseumCradle of Aviation Museum – Located on the former Mitchel Field air base on the Nassau Community College campus in Uniondale, the Cradle of Aviation preserves historic air craft that helped to build Long Island aviation.
Jones Beach State ParkJones Beach State Park – Renowned for its 10 miles of beaches facing the open Atlantic Ocean, Jones Beach is one of the most popular and heavily visited beaches on the East Coast, with millions of visitors per year.
Nassau ColiseumNassau Coliseum – An 18,000-capacity arena, Nassau Coliseum is known for hosting the New York Islanders National Hockey League team, as well as some of the biggest international superstars in concert.
Village of RoslynVillage of Roslyn – One of the oldest villages on Long Island, Roslyn has beautiful historic homes designed in the Federal, Greek Revival, Second Empire, Queen Anne and Victorian styles. The Main Street District has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Main Street features charming shops, restaurants and theaters and is a favorite spot for filming hit TV shows and movies. The Village’s scenic duck pond is a popular place for locals to stroll or read a book.
Sagamore HillSagamore Hill – Located just a few minutes away from Campus, Sagamore Hill was the home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, from 1885 until his death in 1919. During Roosevelt's time in office, Sagamore Hill became his "Summer White House." Take a tour of the home and experience the history of an American hero.
Old Westbury GardensOld Westbury Gardens – Built in 1906, this Gold Coast landmark was the country estate of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their family. Situated on 200 acres, the estate features formal gardens, landscaped grounds, ponds, lakes and woodlands.
Oyster Bay Harbor and Sunset CruisesOyster Bay Harbor and Sunset Cruises– Enjoy an evening out on the water exploring the Gold Coast in a historic ship. The Waterfront Center offers three-hour harbor tours at various times on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as 90-minute sunset cruises on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All sail aboard the historic 24-passenger landmark Christeen Oyster Sloop built in 1883, restored and launched in 1999.
Tilles Center for the Performing ArtsTilles Center for the Performing Arts - You don’t have to go far to enjoy great concerts, Broadway shows, jazz, rock, dance and orchestral music. C.W. Post is home to Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, a 2,200-seat world-class concert hall that has been compared favorably to Carnegie Hall. Tilles Center attracts noted performing groups such as the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and the New York Philharmonic.
Vanderbilt Museum and PlanetariumVanderbilt Museum and Planetarium - Located in Centerport, the Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium is a treasure house of science and art overlooking Northport Harbor. Displays include works collected by William Vanderbilt; more than 17,000 varieties of marine and wildlife on display, including two great iron eagles that stood atop New York’s Grand Central Station. Children’s programs, theater and dazzling laser light shows.
Walt Whitman BirthplaceWalt Whitman Birthplace - Famed poet Walt Whitman was born at a farmhouse in West Hills (now Huntington) built by his father in circa 1810. The Birthplace, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was restored in 2001 and it is a fine example of native Long Island craftsmanship. In 2007, the Walt Whitman Trail, which begins at the Birthplace in West Hills, Huntington, was designated a National Recreational Trail by the United States Department of the Interior.