Deepwells Mansion has hosted a Holiday Tea, a Decorator Showhouse and a Holiday Boutique, so I was quite surprised to hear that this historic mansion located in St. James is now hosting the Acoustic Long Island showcase. Due to the number of people, reaching Cool Beanz Cafe's capacity of 40 (where the showcase started in October 2005), the showcase relocated to Deepwells in April of 2007. Deepwells is owned by Suffolk County.
Deepwells was built in 1845 for Joel Smith, a descendant of Smithtown founder Richard "Bull" Smith. It became the summer home for New York City Mayor William Gaynor in 1905, and in 1924 for Winthrop Taylor, a founder of the Village of Head of the Harbor. In 1989 Suffolk County bought the property, and 14 of the original 44 acres, for $1.8 million.
Acoustic Long Island is a weekly gathering of singer-songwriters. Acts from all over the country have been coming to play, and the showcase tops iTunes' list of acoustic podcasts.
The County does not charge for the use of the mansion and admission to Acoustic Long Island is free. The showcase is held on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. at Deepwells Mansion, 497 Route 25A, St. James, New York. You can get more information on the showcase at www.acousticlongisland.com.
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