Tennessee Williams & SBU Southampton

The traditional holiday Lighting of the Windmill at Stony Brook Southampton will take place Friday, December 4, 2015, from 5-7 pm.

Join the Stony Brook Southampton community as they celebrate the iconic Windmill with special guests in the Chancellors Hall lobby before the official lighting. Included activities are Mr. Twisty’s famous balloon twisting, a holiday themed photo booth, hot chocolate, and lots more. Music will be provided by the Southampton Brass Quartet. Admission is free and open to the public.

Constructed in the early 1700’s, the Windmill has been a fixture on the Southampton campus since it opened in 1963. The windmill has been designated a National Literary Landmark, based on playwright Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) having lived there during the summer of 1957 while he was writing his experimental play, “The Day on Which a Man Dies,” in response to the death of his friend Jackson Pollock the summer before.

You can check out many of Williams’ famous works (and their cinematic adaptations) at both the Melville and Southampton Libraries.

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