This year’s annual Windmill Lighting at Stony Brook Southampton will include holiday carolers, jazz, hot cocoa, cider, and holiday treats, plus a welcome by Stony Brook Southampton Dean and Vice President Mary C. Pearl, among other dignitaries.
Festivities begin at 5:00 pm on Friday, December 4, in Chancellors Hall and continue at the Windmill. The event is free and open to the public.
With a campus focus on environmental sustainability, the Windmill–constructed in the early 1700s and moved from Southampton Village to its present location in 1890 as part of the former Claflin estate–is an important symbol of preservation and renewable energy. Recently, new blades were installed and the inside restored. This will be the first time in more than a decade that the Windmill itself will be open to the public at the annual lighting.