NCYB Theater at Westb
The NYCB Theatre at Westbury has been entertaining Long Island audiences since 1956, when Frank Ford, Lee Guber, and Shelly Gross stumbled upon the then-underused industrial site and decided it needed a little sprucing up. Since then, it has seen the likes of Judy Garland, The Who, Bruce Springsteen and regular appearances by stars like Tony Bennett, Tom Jones, Don Rickles, Diana Ross, and Jack Benny, which is not too bad for a hometown auditorium 30 miles outside New York City. Today, it continues to host some of the world’s biggest acts, including the top names in contemporary pop, classic rock, comedy, country and R&B.
SUNY College at Old W
SUNY College of New York at Old Westbury is a world-class high education institution that is part of the State College of New York system, and it is right on the edge of Westbury in the older part of town. With a multigenerational student body, SUNY College at Old Westbury is the only public liberal arts college on Long Island. Founded in 1961, the school moved into its current location on the land of industrialist and philanthropist F. Ambrose Clark in the early 1970s, and has been offering superior educational opportunities, job training, and cultural access to residents of Westbury, and Long Island ever since.
The Rebirth of Downto
In the late 1990s, residents of Westbury decided that it was time to usher in the rebirth of their once-lovely downtown. In order to do this, they worked on many fundraising projects, asking local business and residents to help chip in to restore downtown Westbury to its former glory. Many business, from the local rubbish removal company to the local nursery kicked in, and the townsfolk were able to refurbish downtown with new vintage lights and pedestrian lantern, new roads signs, and flower baskets on every corner. Many say that the downtown area is the heart of Westbury once again.