Mill Neck Manor – 2015 Mansion Tours


Step back in time to experience and savor the mansion’s exquisite appointments. Learn about its history – and about the life of Lillian Sefton Dodge and Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf.

Organized in groups of 25, docent-led tours commence by the 500-year old front doors. The complete tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and does involve some walking and climbing of stairs. Tours are available to the public by appointment only once a month on Sundays.

For groups of 10 or more and for more information, please contact Nancy Leghart at 516-628-4243 or email at


2015 Sunday Tour Dates/Hours:

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

  • July 19, 2015
  • August 23, 2015
  • September 13, 2015
  • October 18, 2015
  • November 15, 2015
  • December 6, 2015


Admission Fees:

(Fees must be paid in advance, and are non-refundable.)

  • Adult: $25 per person
  • Senior (55+): $20 per person
  • Students (Valid ID required): $15 per person
  • Children (12 & under): $5 per person
  • Groups (10 +): $20 per person

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Download a printable Mill Neck Manor House Tour flyer.


What’s included?

  • Guided tour of the Manor House
  • Light refreshments – includes Mill Neck Manor’s special blend of tea and homemade scones.
  • Gift Shop and Walk the grounds


General Information:

  • Some areas of the Manor House may be inaccessible on the day of your visit.
  • Tour time is approximately 1.5 hours
  • Handicap accessible
  • Sign Language Interpreter available by request only (request must be made 1 week in advance of tour).
  • Smoking not permitted on the premises
  • Outside food or beverages are not permitted on the premises
  • Children and teens must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • No pets allowed.
  • No photography inside the Manor House.

Click to learn about additional programming in the Manor House.

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Sail the Sound for Deafness

Benefitting The Mill Neck Family of Organizations

Ahoy Mates!

DSC_0125NautilusJoin us on Thursday, August 6, 2015, for our “Sail the Sound for Deafness” Regatta to benefit the Mill Neck Family of Organizations, serving people who are Deafand/or have other communication needs, locally, nationally and around the world.

Oakcliff Sailing is making their fleet available for a fun and elegant race around Oyster Bay and into the Sound. The Regatta is expected to draw sailing enthusiasts from across the area.

Sailors are welcome to participate with their own  classic yachts, as well.

Spectators are invited to watch from The WaterFront Center‘s showpiece Cristeen, the oldest oyster sloop in North America.

A gala soiree following the Regatta will take place at the Mill Neck Manor House, a spectacular Tudor Revival mansion. This Gold Coast treasure is a perfect site for an after-party of classic sailing yachtsmen and women!



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Ways To Participate…


Enter a Classic

$390 per boat

  • Entry fee to race your Classic Yacht
  • Includes a boat entry and 4 entries to the Cocktail Party

To Enter a Classic, please contact Nancy Leghart, Director of Advancement at


Race on a Classic

$125 per person

  • Participate in the race
  • Attend the Cocktail Party

(Race participants must have sailing experience.)



$100 per person

  • Watch the race on one of our spectator boats
  • Attend the Cocktail Party



$75 per person

  • Attend the Cocktail Party

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We hope to see you at this exciting event!


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Congratulations to Mill Neck Manor Class of 2015!

View photos from the ceremony on our Facebook page.



Legislative Alert: Special Ed. Preschools are in Jeopardy!

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Immediate Action Needed! Call Your Assembly Members Only!


The issues:

Special Education Preschools provide essential services to our most vulnerable children.

  • These schools have not had an increase in six years!
  • Costs are not being reimbursed and schools are closing!
  • We are asking for an increase for classroom based services only.

Our most vulnerable children and their families are counting on our Legislators to help!



The State Education Department has requested a 3.1% increase for our 4410 Preschool classroom based services. We are not certain that the Division of Budget will approve it.  Senator Flanagan, the new Majority Leader, and Chair of the Education Committee, sent a sign-on letter to the Governor with almost all the Senate Republicans signatures in support of the Preschool increase. Assemblymember Cathy Nolan and Assemblymember Shelley Mayer are in the process of getting signatures on the Assembly letters. We are making progress but Assemblymembers still need to hear how important this is from staff and families of our preschools so that they will sign the Assembly letter.


This is what we are asking you to do:

  • Contact your Assemblymembers only.

Click here to find out who your assemblymember is with their phone numbers.


  • Tell your Assemblymember that a sign-on letter is being circulated by the Chair and we would be grateful if they would sign it.

IMPORTANT: Don’t call Senators.  Not only did we get the Republican sign-on letter, letters have also been sent to the Governor by both Minority Leader Stewart-Cousins and IDC Senator David Carlucci so the Senate is covered.


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State Medicaid Programs at Risk in House/Senate Concurrent Budget Resolution

The House and Senate will soon vote on a “concurrent budget resolution” which lays out a budget plan for the Committees to fund programs for    Fiscal Year 2016.  There are several attacks on major programs that will harm people with disabilities, such as a repeal of the Affordable Care Act.  In addition, the resolution could result in permanent cuts and elimination of the entitlement to services in the Medicaid program – which provides the bulk of long term supports and services (LTSS), including home and community-based services (HCBS), and many employment supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

The concurrent budget resolution would require that the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Finance Committee find at least $1 billion in savings in programs under their jurisdiction.  The resolution does not specify which programs must be cut to reach the $1 billion.  However, authorization of these cuts allows fundamental changes to the structure of the Medicaid program in order to achieve these savings.  Structural changes to Medicaid are likely to include block grants to the states and reductions in eligibility and services.  Furthermore, the cuts could be much greater than $1 billion or the Congress could proceed with more extensive cuts in future years once the Medicaid structural changes are in place.

The House is planning to vote before recessing today (May 1).

Members of Congress need to hear from YOU as soon as possible.


  • Oppose the Concurrent Budget Resolution
  • Do not cut supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD)
  • Do not cut the Medicaid program

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