The Stony Brook Southampton Campus is celebrating the holiday season with the traditional lighting of the Stony Brook Southampton Windmill on Friday, December 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. The windmill which is newly renovated received a new central yoke after the previous one cracked during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. A central yoke is incredibly important for the lighting because it is used to support the windmill vanes which typically house the holiday lights.
Stop by the lighting for festive activities like sipping on hot chocolate, enjoying holiday treats, a caricaturist, balloon magic, children's crafts and the Voices of Southampton High School's VOSH will be singing holiday classics. Following the lighting will be a talk with School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) Assistant Professor Janet A. Nye, "Shifts Happen: How will Climate Change Affect Fish and Fisheries?" at 7:30 p.m. in Duke Lecture Hall.