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NEW: Yarn-Bombed Tree on Long Island (2019)

NEW: Yarn-Bombed Tree on Long Island (2019)

There’s a new yarn-bombed tree on Long Island!

The gorgeous crochet-covered tree is on the grounds of the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. It joins several other yarn-bombed trees on the campus.

While I encourage supporting the museum, it is visible without entering.

The prettiest Yarn-Bombed Tree on Long Island

Between the pattern, the coverage, and the vibrancy of the colors, this tree is a real showstopper!

Vibrant colors of a Yarn-Bombed Tree on Long Island

“We’re very excited to announce that artist Carol Hummel, designer of the crocheted trees is returning to the museum this year to freshen up some of the existing trees and create a whole new design for an additional tree!”

The Long Island Museum
Closeup of a Yarn-Bombed Tree on Long Island
Beautiful colors of the crochet work on the yarnbombed tree
Selfie with a yarn-bombed tree
Taking a page from Kathy’s book!

Visiting the Prettiest Tree on Long Island

The Crocheted Tree Project
The Long Island Museum
1200 New York 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790

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Long Island Roadside Attraction: Yarnbombed Trees

Long Island Roadside Attraction: Yarnbombed Trees

There are 5 yarnbombed trees at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. Talk about Instagram-worthy!

Made up of over 250,000 feet of fabric cord, over 200 people volunteered their time to complete this project.

 yarn bombed trees at long island museum

The colorful swirls on the tree coats in concert with the spindly tree limbs look like wild undersea creatures. The largest tree, resembling a psychedelic octopus.

Up close shot or a yarnbombed tree

Without any know-how in the crochet department, I wasn’t able to understand how yarnbombs work. How do they all join together? They’re so amazing.

Beautiful yarnbombed tree in stony brook

I thought there would be an obvious “seam” or something like that. But my untrained eye didn’t pick up on anything. That only adds to my amazement.

These yarnbombed trees look like they were done with great care. As Spongebob would say – “a sweater with love in the stitches.”

yarn bombed trees at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook

Visit these Yarnbombed Trees

Hooked@LIM:
The Crocheted Tree Project
The Long Island Museum
1200 New York 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790

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Stony Brook Village: The Love Affair With Motorcycles Continues Exhibit

Stony Brook Village: The Love Affair With Motorcycles Continues Exhibit

For the second summer in a row, locally there has been a small but lovely motorcycle exhibit at the Stony Brook Village – Ward Melville Heritage Organization Educational & Cultural Center. Running from July 11 through September 7th is: The Love Affair With Motorcycles Continues.

My hope is that the show has been well attended by enthusiastic motorcyclists. It would be wonderful to continue this type of motorcycle-positive programming for our community. It does my heart good.

Exhibit Photos

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Stony Brook Promenade of Trees: On the Road Again

Stony Brook Promenade of Trees: On the Road Again

The Stony Brook Village Center works very hard at keeping a small town, community feel alive. During the winter season they hold an event called the Promenade of Trees where the walkway is lined with small Christmas trees that are decorated by families, scout troops and organizations. It’s fun to stroll along and admire the hard work that kids put in to coming up with a tree theme and creating the decorations for them.

This year, when my daughter and I walked along looking at each of them I was surprised to see this tree covered in motorcycle themed ornaments!

On the Road Again Christmas Tree

On the Road Again is a local motorcycle training school. They cater to those that are looking to learn to ride as well as riders who are looking to brush up on their skills a bit.

On the Road Again Motorcycle School
P.O.Box 540
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11790
Phone: 631-862-RIDE, 516-756-RIDE

Though my daughter’s tree was my favorite, the On the Road tree with it’s curvy road sign topper was a close second. I hope someone walking by will see it and be inspired to finally take the leap and learn to ride!

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