The Steel Silk Band to Play Classic Rock, Motown, R&B, More in Vanderbilt Planetarium

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The Steel Silk Band will perform at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2017 in the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium.

The Museum and Planetarium are located on the Vanderbilt Estate at 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, N.Y.

The versatile Long Island musicians play an array of music that includes classic rock, Motown, R&B, pop and country.

(Above: Steel Silk singer Joren Lederman. Photo by Ed Shin, Iradiousa USA.)

Their music will be accompanied on the dome by video, photos and pop-cultural moments, enhanced by the Planetarium’s state-of-the-art, surround-sound system.

Tickets: $15 for Adults, $12 for seniors and children age 12 and under. Purchase tickets at

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“I started the band in early 2014 with the goal of performing top songs from some of the biggest artists from the 1960s to today,” said band member Mike Zervos, who has been a musician for 30 years. “Our goal was to play music that few bands play anymore, music that’s not heard on the radio much these days.

“We have some of the top musicians and vocalists in the New York City area, and they all bring energy and accuracy to each song.”

Zervos said the band covers a spectrum of artists that includes, Billy Joel, Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, Styx, Heart, Melissa Etheridge, C.C Pennison, Donna Summer, Stevie Nicks, Pure Prairie League, the Doobie Brothers, Alicia Keys, Huey Lewis and the News, Tina Arena and Grace Potter.

In 2017, The Steel Silk also will perform at the Amityville, Center Moriches, Harborfields, Floral Park, Hauppauge, Lindenhurst and Bay Shore libraries; Holbrook Country Club; Leisure Glen community in Ridge; and Captree Seafood Festival.

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(Museum administrative office hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 4:00. Closed weekends and holidays.)

Hours – Museum and Mansion
Through April 10, 2017: Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 – 4:00. Last mansion tour begins at 4:00. (The Museum and Mansion are closed Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.) Planetarium open Friday and Saturday nights.

Hours – Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium
Through April 10, 2017: Daytime shows Tuesday at 2:00, and Saturday and Sunday at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00. Evening shows on Friday and Saturday at 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00. (The Planetarium is closed Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, but is open Friday and Saturday nights.)


January 3 – February 28

Open Monday, January 16 (Martin Luther King Day)
Open February 20 — February 24 (Winter Vacation)

Tuesday Afternoons
2:00 – Stars: Powerhouses of the Universe

Friday Nights
8:00 – Long Island Skies
9:00 – Black Holes
10:00 – Led Zeppelin – New Laser Show!
Saturday Nights
8:00 – Night Sky, Live!
9:00 – Stars: Powerhouses of the Universe
10:00 – Led Zeppelin – New Laser Show!
Saturday and Sunday Afternoons
Plus Monday, January 16 (Martin Luther King Day) and February 20-24

12:00 –One World, One Sky
1:00 – Earth, Moon, and Sky
2:00 – Stars: Powerhouses of the Universe
3:00 – Night Sky, Live!
4:00 – Black Holes

Year-round viewing of the night sky (weather permitting), Friday only, 9:00-10:00. Observation is free.

Museum Admission
General museum admission is $7 for adults, $6 for students with ID and seniors (62 and older), and $3 for children 12 and under. General admission includes estate-grounds access to the Marine Museum, Memorial Wing natural-history and ethnographic-artifact galleries, Nursery Wing, Habitat Room, Egyptian mummy and Stoll Wing animal-habitat dioramas. For a mansion tour, add $5 per ticket. (A video tour of the mansion is available on request.)

Mansion Tours
Guided tours of the Vanderbilt Mansion — listed on the National Register of Historic Places — are available Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00.

Planetarium Admission
During the day, visitors to the Planetarium pay general museum admission ($7 for adults, $6 for students with IDs and seniors 62 and older, and $3 for children 12 and under), plus $5 each for a Planetarium show. Since the museum is closed in the evening, no general museum admission is charged — visitors pay only for Planetarium show tickets: $9 for adults, $8 for students with IDs and seniors 62 and older, and $7 for children 12 and under.

Vanderbilt Observatory
Night-sky viewing on Friday (weather permitting), 9:00-10:00 p.m. Observation is free.

Location and Website
The Vanderbilt Museum is located at 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY. Directions and updated details on programs and events are available at For information, call 631-854-5579.

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum — a unique combination of mansion, marine and natural history museum, planetarium and park — is dedicated to the education and enjoyment of the people of Long Island and beyond. This mission is achieved through the thoughtful preservation, interpretation and enhancement of the Eagle’s Nest estate as an informal educational facility. Many exhibition and program themes focus upon Long Island’s Gold Coast Era. Programs also concentrate on William K. Vanderbilt II’s desire that his marine, natural history and ethnographic collections promote appreciation and understanding of the marvelous diversity of life, other cultures, and scientific knowledge. Planetarium programming, more specifically, focuses on scientific knowledge and seeks to capture Mr. Vanderbilt’s sense of adventure and exploration through state-of-the-art entertainment.

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