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Wheatley Farms & Arts Center Dedication & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Wheatley Farms & Arts Center Dedication & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

August 25, 2022 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Wheatley Farms & Arts Center
211 Wheatley Road
Brookville NY 11545
About Thomas S. Gulotta Wheatley Farms & Arts Center:

Nature, creativity and community are the heart of Wheatley Farms & Arts Center. Building on a person-centered and community inclusive philosophy, Wheatley Farms will offer highest-quality outdoors and arts program for the entire community to enjoy.

Opening in fall of 2022, Wheatley Farms will be where people with intellectual and developmental disabilities including autism, can connect with members of the local community through recreational, social and volunteer opportunities.  AHRC Nassau’s adult day services opportunities will be available at the Wheatley Farms & Arts Center.

AHRC Nassau Board of Directors is dedicating Wheatley Farms & Arts Center in honor of former Nassau County Executive, Thomas S. Gulotta. This dedication is in recognition of his 25 years of public service, which coincided with the agency’s expansion into providing residential opportunities (group homes) as an alternative to institutionalization. These homes ensured that people with developmental disabilities would be able to remain in the neighborhoods they grew up in and close to family and friends. These were not easy years.  In tone, and in practice, Tom’s leadership at varied levels of public service, represented the very best of what government can, and should, do for all its citizens.

This honor further recognizes Tom’s 15 years of service on the Board of Directors of Nassau County AHRC Foundation and his private service commitment to advancing opportunity and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities.

Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony:
Thursday, August 25, 2022
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Program begins at 10:30 a.m.
Tour of the new center • Meet our staff 

*Online Registration is currently closed.
Feel free to join us tomorrow, registration table will be open at Wheatley Farms @9:00 a.m.*

Event Details:

  • All parking is on AHRC Nassau’s Brookville campus located at 189 Wheatley Road, Brookville, NY 11545. Please proceed to the main gate of the campus and you will be directed to the designated parking areas. It is a short walk over to the Center.
  • Farm Opens Guests begin arriving at 9:30am, Dedication Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting begins at 10:30 am, Tours immediately follow
  • Notes: Weather forecast is Sunshine and some clouds, high around 90F.  The ceremony will take place under a tent, with seating. If you choose to take a tour of the clubhouse, house, farm and greenhouse, you can expect to be walking over uneven grounds which will include grass, soil, woodchips, steps and inclines. Please keep this in mind when choosing footwear/attire for the day; active-style footwear is strong suggested.
  • There will be a livestreatming of the dedication and ribbon-cutting through: AHRC Nassau’s Facebook page.  
    Go Live: 10:30 am
    Anticipated length of Broadcast: 25 minutes

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