Smithtown Landing Gol
Smithtown is not only a great place to live, it is also a great play to play, study, and golf. Home to PGA “Teacher of the Year” and Golf magazine “Top 50 Instructor” Michael Hebron, Smithtown has a Hebron-designed golf course: Smithtown Landing Golf Course. The course provides golfers with beautiful greens and a challenging yet affordable course, with beautiful views of the Nissequogue River. In addition, the Smithtown Landing Golf Course is also home to the “Learning Links,” a well-regarded golf school for young and old alike. The school offers a range of classes and lessons as well as a Junior Golf summer camp.
The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts has been bringing professional theater to Smithtown since October 2002. Housed in a historic 76 year-old structure in downtown Smithtown, the Center for the Performing Arts was originally founded in order to preserve cultural production in the downtown area, and to encourage the cultural education of Smithtown’s young population. Today, it does just that, having hosted more than 1,500 performances of more than 80 different productions for audiences of more than 250,000 Smithtown residents and guests. That is pretty good for a town founded by a guy riding a bull.
The Statue of Whisper
Laurence Butler Smith, a descendant of founder Richard Smith, decided in 1903 to erect a statue of the founder’s bull. He asked sculptor Charles Rumsey, if he would build a statue in bronze to sit in front of the town hall. He agreed, and Butler went about raising money for the costs. Twenty years later, when complete and ready for installation, the money was not there. Instead, the sculpture sat at the Brooklyn Museum and later in storage. In 1941, after another fundraising attempt, the stature finally brought to Smithtown. Today, it sits waiting for visitors as one of the most popular monuments in town.