Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today reminded residents of the final two Summer Concerts Under the Stars at Chelsea Mansion on the Muttontown Preserve, located at 34 Muttontown Lane in East Norwich. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
August 15th: The Leon Petruzzi Jazz Orchestra
September 5th: Long Island Conservatory of Music
Take in the beautiful landscape that affords Chelsea Mansion its sense of elegance and charm while listening to music ranging from jazz to classical. Concertgoers are urged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy these outdoor shows.
About Chelsea Mansion
Located on the 550-acre Muttontown Preserve, Chelsea is a 40–room mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places (in 1979). The home was built by Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Moore in 1924 and is an outstanding example of the design ideas prevalent during the latter part of Long Island’s Gold Coast era. A blend of French, English and Chinese influences, the mansion provides a sense of mood, elegance and charm, while achieving well-proportioned, livable interior spaces.
About Muttontown Preserve
Comprising of 550 acres of woodlands, ponds and estate grounds, Muttontown is Nassau County’s largest nature preserve and one of the most beautiful settings on Long Island. The preserve includes miles of marked nature trails with local wildflowers, trees, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. In winter, residents can enjoy the cross-country skiing trails that are available when weather allows. Muttontown also has several structures, including the Chelsea estate, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and Nassau Hall. The Muttontown Preserve is cobbled together from three separate estates. The Nature Center and Chelsea Mansion are located on a 100-acre parcel donated by Alexandra Moore McKay. An additional 400 acres were purchased from the Lansdell Christie estate, including the original Winthrop Mansion. A 20-acre parcel donated by Mrs. Paul Hammond contains evidence of the pre-Revolutionary Duryea Farm. The ruins of the mansion once owned by King Zog of Albania can still be viewed in the wooded area just north of Muttontown Road.
For further information, please call the Nassau County Parks Public Information Office at: (516) 572-0200 or visit the Nassau County Parks, Recreation and Museum website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.