The Guide to Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
Welcome to Brookhaven National Laboratory. Established in
1947 on Long Island, at Upton, N.Y., BNL is a multi-program national
laboratory operated by Brookhaven Science Associates for the U.S. Department
of Energy (DOE). Seven
Nobel Prizes have been awarded for discoveries made at the Lab.
ALL individuals driving on-site are
required to follow all laboratory traffic policies...
Building 400A, Research Support Building, Brookhaven Avenue - Ext. 8711
|Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center
101 Hospital Road
Patchogue, NY 11772
|Peconic Bay Medical Center
1300 Roanoke Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
|Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
1000 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY 11795
|John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
75 North Country Road
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
|St. Charles Hospital and Rehabilitation Center
200 Belle Terre Road
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
|University Hospital & Medical Center At Stony Brook
East Setauket, NY 11733
Research Support Building - Bldg 400, Staff Services, Quality of Life/BERA/Recreation Office, ext. 5090 or 8481.
What is a Notary Public?
A Notary Public is a public servant appointed by state government to witness the signing of important documents and administer oaths.
How does a Notary identify a signer?
Generally, the Notary will ask to see a current identification document or card with a photograph, physical description and signature. A driver’s license, military ID or passport will usually be acceptable.
Does notarization make a document "true" or "legal"?
No. A notarization typically means the signer acknowledged to the Notary that he or she signed the document or vouched under oath or affirmation that the contents of the document were true.
Below is a list of people that are current Notaries Public:
|Jeanne Marie Krauss||463||2321|
Lyme Disease - This disease is carried by deer ticks. An infected tick can transmit the spirochete to the humans and animals it bites. Be alert for symptoms which may include a red rash (especially surrounding the tick bite), flu-like symptoms, or joint pains in the first month following any deer tick bite. If diagnosed and treated early with antibiotics, Lyme disease is almost always readily cured. Insect repellents with DEET in them can reduce the risk of tick bites. DEET is a chemical and should be used according to manufacturer’s directions.
West Nile Virus - This virus is a rare mosquito-borne infection that can cause fever and headaches and in some cases neurological disorders. Mosquitoes are most active at dawn (just before sun rise) and at dusk (just before sunset). Limiting your time outside during those periods will limit your chances of being bitten by a mosquito. Insect repellents with DEET in them can reduce the risk of mosquito bites. DEET is a chemical and should be used according to manufacturer’s directions. For more information call Ext. 8370 or go to: http://www.bnl.gov/esd.
The on-site Brookhaven Lab Courtesy Van offers FREE on-call, door-to-door
service between the hours of 8:30am and 4:15pm, Monday through Friday,
excluding Lab holidays.
Requests are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Be prepared to meet the van at the main entrance of your building. In order for us to be able to serve as many customers as possible, please be ready to board the van before making the call for pickup. Pick-ups can be arranged by calling 344-2714 and providing your name, telephone extension, location of pickup, location of drop-off and number of passengers.
A Laboratory vehicle operates twice daily Monday through Friday with the exception of holidays and when BNL is officially closed to transport visitors and guests of BNL to and from the Ronkonkoma Train Station and is a FREE service but you must call Ext. 2535 to make a reservation.
Note: During inclement weather conditions the Ronkonkoma Train Shuttle will operate ONLY when the Laboratory is officially open. For more information on the operating status of the Laboratory, please call the BNL General Information line at 344-INFO (4636).
The Shopping Shuttle is a FREE courtesy shuttle that makes multiple trips between BNL and the Southport Shopping Center on Montauk Highway, Shirley. Map of Southport Shopping Center The time and place listed are for the first shuttle pick up on Saturdays and Wednesdays:
Saturday - Hours: 8:30am - 12:00pm (Noon)
8:30 am Cavendish House, Building 153
8:35 am Curie House, Bldg. 258
8:45 am Children’s Outdoor Shelter (Lollipop House near playground in Apt. area)
8:50 am Efficiency Apartments 41-42
12:00 pm (Noon) Depart Stop & Shop Supermarket for Final Return to BNL.
Wednesday - Hours 5:00pm – 8:30pm
5:00 pm Cavendish House, Building 153
5:05 pm Curie House, Building 258
5:15 pm Children’s Outdoor Shelter (Lollipop House near playground in Apt. area)
5:20 pm Efficiency Apartments 41-42
8:30 pm Depart Stop & Shop Supermarket for Final Return to BNL.
The Shopping Shuttle does NOT operate on December 24, 25, 31, January 1 and July 4,
or when the Laboratory is closed for inclement weather.
Stony Brook University offers a shuttle bus from the University to BNL for Students and Post-docs. You are required to show your BNL ID badge in order to board the bus.
Shuttle Route Schedule
Monday - Friday ( Except for Lab holidays )
|Pick Up Time||Pick Up Location||Drop Off Time||Drop Off Location|
|8:30 AM||SBU SAC Loop||9:15 AM||BNL Berkner Hall|
|9:30 AM||BNL Berkner Hall||10:15 AM||SBU SAC Loop|
|12:00 PM||SBU SAC Loop||12:45 PM||BNL Berkner Hall|
|1:00 PM||BNL Berkner Hall||1:45 PM||SBU SAC Loop|
|4:30 PM||SBU SAC Loop||5:15 PM||BNL Berkner Hall|
|5:30 PM||BNL Berkner Hall||6:15 PM||SBU SAC Loop|
|Any questions or concerns regarding the van, please contact Darschay Harris Franklin at 631-632-4360 or via email: email@example.com|
Held during July and August, these Summer Sunday Tours are free and features the Whiz Bang Science Show, the Camp Upton Historical Collection, an exhibit on the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for research conducted at Brookhaven Lab, and tours of Brookhaven’s world-class scientific facilities. No reservations needed. Arrive any time between 10:00am and 3:00pm. All visitors age 16 and over must bring a photo ID. Call 631-344-2651 or visit http://www.bnl.gov. Handicapped accessible.
- Provide access to on-site extensions only.
- Provide access to 800 numbers by dialing 9 + 1 before the number.
- Can receive off-site calls.
- Can use phone cards for all off-site calls.
Apartment, Efficiency, and Guest House Telephones
- Can receive and place local and long distance off-site calls.
- Can receive and place international calls.
- Charges for all off-site telephone calls are the responsibility of the individual renting the unit. Telephone charges must be paid at the Housing Office, Building 400A before departure.
M & L Auto Care, Inc. is a full-service gas station and car repair
garage. Our four service bays and gas pumps are open for business
Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. The station is closed Saturday
and Sunday, and all Lab holidays.
Our certified and licensed mechanics are qualified to perform all scheduled maintenance and to make any necessary repairs to all makes and models of cars, SUVs, and light trucks. We do tune ups, brake jobs, tire sales, repairs, and more.
As an official inspection station licensed by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, we are qualified to perform the mandatory annual safety inspection and emission testing of vehicles to comply with the 1990 federal Clear Air Act.
We also sell three grades of gasoline: unleaded, unleaded plus and super unleaded. And, you don’t have to get out of your car because we pump the gas for you. We will also provide on-site road service and towing.
Brookhaven’s Child Development Center offers a day care program for children between the ages of six weeks to five years. Our emphasis is on each individual child’s process of learning. BNL’s Child Development Center (CDC) website: http://www.bnl.gov/HR/CDC/ChildDevCntr.asp
Our Center is managed by Child Care Management, Inc. and is licensed by the New York State Department of Social Services and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC accreditation identifies the center as accomplishing the highest standards possible for Early Childhood Education and establishes compliance, through professional review, to meet NAEYC’s Highest Quality Early Childhood Criteria.
Children of parents who are employees, guests or contractors are eligible to enroll in our Center. We are open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. weekdays throughout the year except for BNL holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
We would be happy to talk with you about your child care needs. Contact the Program Director at 631-344-7416 or the Laboratory’s liaison at 631-344-2888.
The New York State public school system runs from September to June of the next year. Each school has their own admission requirements. To register a student one should bring an official record from the school the student last attended, and medical records showing immunization shots and medical history. Listed below are phone numbers of schools in the surrounding area of Brookhaven National Laboratory.
The BERA Summer Recreation Program is available to on-site families, and on a limited basis, to employees living off-site. Children from ages 5-13 years old may attend. The program offers arts and crafts, sports activities, educational activities in a multi-cultural setting. Red Cross Certified swimming instructors offer once a week swim lessons in five different categories, in addition to daily gym and swim time. The Program schedule is for 7 weeks in July and August from 8:00am to 5:30pm. The instructors are NYS certified teachers. The cost is based upon attendance of one to seven weeks. For additional information call ext. 5090.
This document is a statement of Brookhaven National Laboratory's (BNL) Environmental, Safety, Security, and Health (ESSH) policy. BNL is a world leader in scientific research and performs this work in an environmentally responsible and safe manner.
I expect every employee, contractor, and guest to take personal responsibility for adhering to the following principles:
Environment: We protect the environment, conserve resources, and prevent pollution.
Safety: We maintain a safe workplace and we plan our work and perform it safely. We take responsibility for the safety of ourselves, coworkers, and guests.
Security: We protect people, property, information, computing systems, and facilities.
Health: We protect human health within our boundaries and in the surrounding community.
Compliance: We achieve and maintain compliance with applicable ESSH requirements.
Community: We maintain open, proactive, and constructive relationships with our employees, neighbors, regulators, DOE, and other stakeholders.
Continual Improvement: We continually improve ESSH performance.
In addition to my annual review of BNL's progress on ESSH goals and adherence to this policy, I invite all interested parties to provide me with input on our performance relative to this policy, and the policy itself.
Doon Gibbs, Director
April 15, 2013
Upon sounding of the BNL site sirens,
residents of the apartment area shall proceed indoors, close all windows and
doors, and await further instructions from the Fire Dept or the Local
Emergency Coordinator (LEC).
Please familiarize yourself with the locations of fire extinguishers and how to use them. In the event of an emergency dial 2222. Alarm testing is done periodically in the apartments and dormitories.
In the event of an emergency such as medical, fire, hazardous chemical spills, or serious injury, dial 2222 or 911 from a Laboratory telephone or pull the nearest fire alarm box.
Do not alter power cords or electrical outlets. Doing so
can produce dangerous results. If you need to convert a European
plug, this should be done via an approved plug adapter. These adapters are
an interface that attaches between the European plug and the American
socket. Power converters adjust the voltage. Adapters and converters
can be purchased at the BERA Store, the Housing Office, Radio Shack, K-Mart,
Home Depot and a variety of other stores. If you require assistance
obtaining an adapter or converter, please contact the Housing Office at Ext.
2541 or 2551.
The Safety Hotline, Ext. 8800, may be called at any time to report unsafe conditions or to ask a question.
The Laboratory has established a site siren system to provide warnings of a Lab-wide emergency. The site sirens are
tested every Monday at 12:00pm (noon). The Lab signals and your actions are as follows (building public address announcements will assist you).
** Continuous sounding of site sirens for five minutes - Proceed immediately to the Building Assembly Area. Await instructions which may include the nature of the emergency, the type, sequence, and routes for evacuation.
** Intermittent sounding of site sirens for five minutes – Evacuate the site immediately.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 8:00am to
Sunday: 4:00pm to 12:00pm (Midnight)
Laboratory Holidays: closed*
*After Hours: When the Housing Office is closed, keys can be picked up or returned to Police Headquarters, Bldg 50.
If you live on-site and would like to receive a Longwood Library card, you may go to the BNL Research Library, Bldg 477 to pick up an application. You must show your BNL ID badge at the desk.
A Proof of Residency letter is necessary to use our local beaches. If you live on-site at BNL you will need a letter showing your Proof of Residency in order to receive a car sticker to use any Town of Brookhaven beaches or any County of Suffolk beaches. Please contact the Housing Office for a copy at Ext 2541. Entry and parking fees may apply.
Visitors with temporary BNL (NON-photo-ID) passes:
(ie, vendors, conferences or special event attendees) These individuals have the following network option available to them:
Internet Access Only (Available from most conference rooms on-site) Quick Steps for Internet Access:
This information applies to the use of Brookhaven’s computers and
network and all methods of access in the on-site housing areas. The
U.S. Department of Energy and Brookhaven Laboratory provide guests
in our housing areas with wired and wireless networking
infrastructure to support The Laboratory’s official business.
Official business includes all authorized work connected with the,
design, construction, and operation of The Laboratory, and its
authorized programs in research, development, education, and
associated administrative- and support- activities.
Responsibilities of Computer Users:
• Software Protection: All users shall be responsible for complying with copyright, licensing, trademark protection, and fair-use restrictions.
• Virus-protection: All users must use virus protection software. BNL can provide users with Trend Micro’s OfficeScan for those without up-to-date anti-virus software subscriptions.
• Banners: All users must follow the guidelines of the DOE’s Warning Banner issued by the Cyber Security Office:
NOTICE TO USERS
This is a Federal computer system (and/or it is directly connected to a BNL local network system) and is the property of the United States Government. It is for authorized use only. Users (authorized or unauthorized) have no explicit or implicit expectation of privacy.
Any or all uses of this system and all files on this system may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed to authorized site, Department of Energy, and law enforcement personnel, as well as authorized officials of other agencies, both domestic and foreign. By using this system, the user consents to such interception, monitoring, recording, copying, auditing, inspection, and disclosure at the discretion of authorized site or Department of Energy personnel.
Unauthorized or improper use of this system may result in administrative disciplinary action and civil and criminal penalties. By continuing to use this system you indicate your awareness of and consent to these terms and conditions of use. LOG OFF IMMEDIATELY if you do not agree to the conditions stated in this warning.
• All users must report suspicious activity or known security
violations to the Cyber Security Incident Response Team,
or x 8484.
• Wireless Access Points/Routers: Wireless access is provided by BNL. The use of non-BNL wireless routers and/or access points is prohibited.
Reasonable Use of Computers:
Brookhaven allows guests reasonable use of computing resources (for example, hardware, software, networks, and printers) for personal purposes unrelated to their work assignments. Such limited personal use is authorized for non-work-related activities if they satisfy the following criteria:
• Do not interfere with official business needs.
• Do not interfere with job performance, nor delay or compromise Brookhaven's projects.
• Do not cause any significant costs to Brookhaven or the DOE.
• Do not compromise information security in any way.
• Do not involve illegal activities.
• Are not related to business outside The Laboratory, or to any political enterprise.
• Do not involve activities that could potentially embarrass Brookhaven or the DOE.
Personal Use of Computer:
The following examples of the personal use of computers constitute acceptable non-work-related activities that meet the criteria specified above. Should you wish to use the computer for other purposes that you believe are compatible with the criteria, before doing so please check with the Cyber Security Office who would be pleased to advise you.
• Ongoing education, self-training, and professional development.
• Personal correspondence and work on your own resume or those of family members.
• Work for charities and non-political local community groups.
• Good-taste Internet access.
• Various researches, such as reading newspapers and magazine articles, checking airline prices and schedules and purchasing tickets, browsing sales catalogs, comparing prices of automobiles and obtaining road maps, and checking accounts in credit unions and retirement plans.
• Work on personal finances (for example, preparing income taxes).
The following are some examples of inappropriate use of BNL resources and are strictly prohibited, This list should not be considered all-inclusive; please check with the Cyber Security Office about your proposed usage:
• Supporting or accessing sites that promote hate language, harassments, or threats.
• Supporting or accessing sites that ridicule others on the basis of race, creed, religion, sex, disability, nationality, or sexual orientation.
• Creating, downloading, viewing, storing, copying, or transmitting sexually oriented material (e.g., pornography, child pornography)
• Working for commercial purposes or supporting for-profit organizations or other outside employment or businesses.
• Endorsing any product or service.
• Participating in any partisan political activity.
• Misleading someone into believing you are acting in an official capacity.
• Hosting services (such as creating or storing web sites) for purposes not related to Brookhaven’s work.
• Using peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing services, such as Napster, Gnutella, KaZaA.
• Using any software that allows your computer to be shared outside the Brookhaven firewall without first obtaining approval via the Cyber Security Management Information System.
• Creating and/or forwarding of chain letters and mass mailings.
• Violating license and other computer-related contract provisions - particularly those that expose The Laboratory to legal costs or damages.
• Using software, such as password-cracking tools, vulnerability scanners, and network sniffers, without the express written consent of the Chief Cyber Security Officer (CCSO).
BNL Cyber Security reserves the right to deny
network access to any system
that has been determined to be a liability to BNL.
In addition to the services available through our Offsite Housing Coordinator, the following web sites may also be helpful regarding questions that arise when renting or purchasing a home. The web sites are: www.longisland.about.com and www.apartment.com. In addition the following realtors, can assist you.
Note: Inclusion in this list does not imply an endorsement by Brookhaven National Laboratory or Brookhaven Science Associates.
|Albo Agency Real Estate,
|514 Route 25A
Rocky Point, NY 11778
|400 Main Street
Center Moriches, NY 11934
|CENTURY 21 Coventry Real Estate, Patricia Casella||998 Middle Country Road
Selden, NY 11784
|631-736-5200||Century 21, Patricia Casella|
|Coldwell Banker||760 Main Street
Center Moriches, NY 11934
|148 Main Street
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
|Hough & Guidice Rose Lynn Realty,
|9927 Route 25A
Shoreham, NY 11786
|Little Bay Realty||6324 Route 25A
Wading River, NY 11792
|LI Home Finders,
|284 Waverly Avenue
Medford, NY 11763
|McCarrick’s Realty||Route 25A
Rocky Point, NY 11778
|2222C Route 112
Medford, NY 11763
|Prudential Realty||Route 25A
Miller Place, NY 11764
|REMAX Signature R.E.||1368 Route 25A
E. Setauket, NY 11733
|Swan Realty||322 S. Country Road
E. Patchogue, NY 11772
While the immediate vicinity around BNL has no large hotels, these establishments are within 45 minutes drive of the Lab. BNL is located at exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway (LIE); hotel locations are given by exit number. Exit numbers below 68 are west of BNL; exit numbers above 68 are east of BNL. For more off-site housing information and options, see the BNL Staff Services off-site housing page.
Note: Inclusion in this list does not imply an endorsement by Brookhaven National Laboratory or Brookhaven Science Associates.
* Long Island Expressway (LIE)
Hyatt Place Long Island/East End
Inn at East Wind
• Most current information on ID Requirements for Guests &
• Upon termination, Guests must surrender their ID cards to the Badging Office, Human Resources Division or to the
• Badging Office - Research Support Building, Bldg 400A, Brookhaven Avenue, ext. 5149, 2596, 4656, 2160
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8:30am to 4:00pm and Friday: 8:30am to 1:00pm.
Please note: Guests, Users & Visitors must check-in at the Guest User Visitor Center prior to receiving a badge
at the Badging Office.
• For questions or badging assistance in an emergency, contact the office during workings hours. After hours,
contact Police Headquarters at ext. 2238.
• The Lab site is not open to the general public, except during public events such as concerts, lectures and
Summer Sunday tours.
• Employees are issued photo identification cards and vehicle identification stickers, each of which must be
displayed at all times and/or presented upon request by authorized personnel and/or upon entering the Laboratory.
• You will be given a temporary identification card on your first day at Brookhaven. If you stay on-site you will need
to use your temporary ID card as a means of identification to gain admittance to the site. (Visitors are not issued
• Temporary picture passes for site visitors can now be issued for time periods up to 10 days.
Foreign nationals need to possess a Social Security card in order to work in
the United States. If a Social Security card is needed, individuals may
apply at the nearest Social Security Office which is located at 75 Oak
Street, Patchogue. Identification such as a passport, visa, employee ID card
or other original forms of identification (no photo copies accepted) will be required at time of application.
For more information logon to the Social Security website at
call 1-800-772-1213. FAQ: You do not need to have a social
security number before you start working.
If you are planning on becoming a resident of New York State, you will need to obtain a NYS driver license. At time of application you must show your Social Security Card. For information on how to obtain a Social Security Card, log on to the Social Security website at www.ssa.gov or call 1-800-772-1213. For more information regarding obtaining a valid New York State driver license, log on to the Department of Motor Vehicle website at www.nysdmv.com/license.htm
New York State will recognize your foreign driver license if you remain a resident of the nation that issued the license. If you plan on maintaining your foreign drivers license, it is recommended that you get an International Driving Permit. The International Driving Permit verifies, in several languages, that you hold a valid driver license in your home country. A police officer who cannot read the language on your foreign driver license can read the permit. To apply for the International Driving Permit, you should contact the authorities in your home country. If you are planning on becoming a resident of New York State, you will need to obtain a NYS driver license. At time of application you must show your Social Security Card. For information on how to obtain a Social Security Card, log on to the Social Security website at www.ssa.gov or call 1-800-772-1213. For more information regarding obtaining a valid New York State driver license, log on to the Department of Motor Vehicle website at www.nysdmv.com/license.htm
|Laboratory Speed Limits & Other Posted Areas|
|30||Maximum speed on-site except where otherwise posted|
|35||North & South Gates - Outbound|
|20||Warehouse & Apartment Areas|
|Main Gate - Outbound|
|North Gate - Inbound|
For more information on amusement parks go to: http://www.longislandtourism.com/kids.htm
BEACH PERMIT: Proof of Residency letter to use local beaches. If you live on-site at BNL you will need a letter showing your Proof of Residency in order to receive a car sticker and use any Town of Brookhaven beaches or any County of Suffolk beaches. Please contact the Housing Office for a copy.
Long Island (LI) has many beautiful beaches. The Atlantic Ocean is to the south and east,
and the Long Island Sound separates LI from Connecticut on the north.
The Peconic Bay is situated between the LI twin forks. To the south, separated by
the Great South Bay, there is a barrier beach that stretches thirty-two miles from the Moriches Inlet
to Democrat Point protecting Long Island's South Shore. This barrier beach has been declared
the Fire Island National Seashore.
Fire Island includes summer communities, beautiful beaches, the Fire Island Lighthouse, restaurant/bars, hiking trails, and a sunken forest. Robert Moses State Park, the Fire Island Lighthouse, Sailors Haven, Watch Hill, the Otis Pike Wilderness area and Smith Point are some of the more popular natural outdoor attractions. Part of it is located to the east of Smith Point Park (289-4810); Watch Hill can be reached by either the Davis Park or Watch Hill ferry (475-1665). It also includes the William Floyd Estate in Mastic Beach, near Shirley (399-2030). Access to Fire Island is by ferry, private vessel, and by vehicles over bridges that connect the island to the mainland.
For more information regarding Long Island Beaches and Parks, go to: http://www.lieast.com/beaches.html
Davis Park is the closest beach community to BNL. It is a Brookhaven Town park, located on Fire Island, and can be reached by ferry from Sands Pit, Patchogue. For a ferry schedule, call 475-1665. Please refer to this link for more ferry information: http://www.bnl.gov/Transportation/OtherTrans.asp
Brookhaven Town Beaches - These include beaches at Shirley and Shoreham. For permit information, call 631-451-6100.
Smith Point County Park - This ocean beach is located across a toll-free bridge, at the southern end of William Floyd Parkway, on Fire Island, approximately 10 miles south of BNL. There are grills, daytime lifeguards, a playground, bathrooms, showers, and a snack bar. A Green Key permit is required for all Suffolk County residents. There is a parking fee before 5:00pm. For further information please call 631-852-1316.
Wildwood State Park - Wildwood is the closest park to BNL, located on Long Island Sound, in Wading River. The park includes a beach, recreation area, picnic area and camping grounds. There is a parking fee before 5:00pm. For further information call 631-929-4314.
South Haven Park - Is south of BNL and includes hiking trails, fishing, horses for hire on its trails, picnic area, camping grounds, rowboats, and the county's trap and skeet fields. A Green Key permit is required for all Suffolk County residents. Call 631-854-1414 for more information.
The BERA Board is always looking for trips that would be of interest to BNL employees. Trips
include: museums, Broadway shows, Botanical Gardens, NASCAR races, Peddler's Village and much, much
more. To see what upcoming events are available, please go to:
http://www.bnl.gov/bera/recreation/events.asp or call the Recreation
Office at ext. 2873.
Advance reservations are necessary and can be made at the BERA Store (ext 3477) in Berkner, Bldg. 488. The Store hours are: Monday-Friday, from 9:00am-3:00pm.
Take advantage of Long Island's many activities. Here are a few:
Atlantis Marine World, Riverhead
New York City
Staller Center at Stony Brook sponsors professional and cultural events. A calendar
of events can be obtained by calling 631-632-7235.
LI supports many semi-professional theatre groups. Some of the most popular are listed below:
If you live in Mt. Sinai, Sound Beach, Miller Place, or Rocky Point, you are able to choose your library depending on your address. i.e. Miller Place residents can choose Comsewogue or Port Jefferson Village; Longwood Schools use Longwood Library; Mastics/Moriches/Shirley use the Shirley Library. You must bring proof of address to obtain a library card. All of the libraries have wonderful children/family/career/and other adult programs that are normally free or low cost.
|Baiting Hollow Free Library||4 Warner Drive
Calverton, NY 11933
|Brookhaven Free Library||273
Beaver Dam Road
Brookhaven, NY 11719
Comsewogue Public Library
Pt. Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Longwood Public Library
Middle Island, NY 11953
|Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library||407 William
Shirley, NY 11967
Shore Public Library
||250 Route 25A
Shoreham, NY 11786
Jefferson Free Library
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
|Riverhead Free Library||330 Court
Riverhead, NY 11901
|SUNY Health Science Center Library||HSC Level 3
8034 Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8034
|*UA Southampton 4||Southampton||631-287-6235|
|*UA Hampton Bays 5||Hampton Bays||631-728-8535|
|*Loews Stony Brook||Stony Brook||631-941-0156|
|Port Jefferson Cinemas||Port Jefferson||631-928-3456|
|*Island 16: Cinema de Lux||Holtsville||631-758-4300|
|*Discount tickets are available at the BERA Store
for these theaters.
For more information go to: http://www.hollywood.com/ or http://www.nationalamusements.com/groups.asp
Cradle of Aviation, Garden City - 516-572-4111 or go to: http://www.cradleofaviation.org/
LI Children's Museum, Garden City - 516-222-0218 (next to Cradle of Aviation)
Parrish Art Museum, Southampton - 631-283-2118
Stony Brook Museum, Stony Brook - 631-751-0066
Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, Centerport - 631-854-5555
Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site, West Hills, So. Huntington - 631-427-5240
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Oyster Bay - 516-922-4447
Listed below are several churches and synagogues in the surrounding communities of BNL. For
additional houses of worship, go to the telephone yellow pages under "Churches" and
Need directions? Go to: www.mapquest.com
|Name of Church/Synagogue/Mosques||Town||Telephone|
|Baiting Hollow-Calverton Congregational Church||Baiting Hollow||631-727-6141|
|Bellport Kingdom Hall||Bellport||631-286-7450|
|Church of Christ||Riverhead||631-727-1778|
|First Baptist Church of Patchogue||Patchogue||631-289-0230|
|First Baptist Church of Riverhead||Riverhead||631-727-3446|
|First Congregational Church of Riverhead||Riverhead||631-727-2621|
|Full Gospel Christian Center East||Riverhead||631-208-0088|
|Goodwill AME Zion Church||Riverhead||631-727-8041|
|Grace Episcopal Church||Riverhead||631-727-3900|
|Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Halls||Eastport||631-325-8424|
|Jewish Center of the Moriches||Center Moriches||631-878-0388|
|Masjid Darul-Quran Mosque||Bay Shore||631-665-9462|
|Masjid Noor Mosque||Huntington||631-683-4185|
|Masjid Omar Khattab Mosque||Shirley||631-772-5161|
|Middle Island Presbyterian Church||Ridge||631-924-6443|
|North Shore Jewish Center||Port Jeff Station||631-928-3737|
|North Shore United Methodist Church||Wading River||631-929-6075|
|Riverhead United Methodist Church||Riverhead||631-727-2327|
|Selden Masjid Mosque||Selden||631-732-1235|
|Seventh Day Adventist Church||Riverhead||631-727-8266|
|St. Anthony's RC Church||Rocky Point||631-744-3460|
|St. Frances Cabrini RC Church||Coram||631-732-8978|
|St. Isidore's RC Church||Riverhead||631-727-2114|
|St. John Baptist Byzantine Ukrainian Catholic Church||Riverhead||631-727-2766|
|St. John the Baptist RC Church||Wading River||631-929-4339|
|St. John the Theologian Orthodox Church||Shirley||631-281-5960|
|St. John's The Evangelist RC Church||Riverhead||631-727-6774|
|St. Mark's RC Church||Shoreham||631-821-0550|
|Temple Isaiah||Stony Brook||631-751-2518|
|Temple Israel of Riverhead||Riverhead||631-727-3191|
|Calvary Baptist Church of Riverhead||Riverhead||631-727-1391|
|Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bellport||Bellport||631-286-8459|
|Wading River Baptist Church||Wading River||631-929-3512|
|Wading River Congregational Church||Wading River||631-929-8849|
Ackerly Pond Vineyards 631-765-6861 www.ackerlypondvineyards.com
Castello diBorghese Vineyard & Winery
Clovis Point 631-722-4222 www.clovispointwines.com Comtesse Thérése 631-871-9194 www.lctwinery.com/winemaking.html
Corey Creek Vineyards
Diliberto Winery 631-722-3416 www.dilibertowinery.com
Duck Walk Vineyards
Galluccio Family Wineries
Laurel Lake Vineyards
Lieb Family Cellars
Macari Vineyards and Winery
Martha Clara Vineyards
Osprey's Dominion Vineyards
Peconic Bay Winery
www.roanokevineyards.com Schneider Vineyards
Sherwood House Vineyard
Shinn Estate Vineyards
The Blue Point Brewing Company
The Grapes of Roth 631-725-7999 www.thegrapesofroth.com
The Old Field Vineyards
Waters Crest Winery
Wolffer Estate (Sagapond Vineyard)
BNL's Association of Students And Postdocs (ASAP) is an organization of students and postdocs working at Brookhaven. Our aim is to improve the quality of life of our members, and to act as a magnet to bring together students and postdocs in a social setting. The ASAP Lounge is located in Building 462, on the corner of Bell Avenue and Center Street.
Some activities they offer are: Thursday night movie, Monthly Book Club, Frisbee group, student swim, billiard tournament and much more. For more details, please go to their website: http://www.bnl.gov/asap/
Brookhaven Employee Recreation Association (BERA) was established to
promote and regulate Laboratory-wide recreational and social activities at
BNL which is administered by the Quality of Life/BERA/Recreation Office, located in Building 400A.
BERA oversees the many clubs and organizations, and assists in the administration of the overall program and the use of available recreational facilities on-site. These activities/clubs include aerobics, ballroom dance, basketball, bowling, canoeing, running, swimming, toastmasters, and white water rafting, to name just a few. A complete list is available on the BERA website at: http://www.bnl.gov/bera/recreation/clubs.asp
BERA members are employees and retirees of BNL, BSA, or the Brookhaven Area Office of the U.S. Department of Energy, and members of their immediate families; persons with BNL or BSA guest, user, and visiting appointments, and members of their immediate families; employees of permanent on-site employers (such as the cafeteria, credit union, Upton Post Office, etc.), and members of their immediate families. You are a BERA member when you receive your photo ID badge and life number. Tours of all facilities may also be arranged by calling the Recreation Office at ext. 2873 http://www.bnl.gov/bera/
Please go to: http://www.bnl.gov/bera/recreation/calendar.asp
The BNL gym is open Monday - Friday from 7:00am - 9:00am and 11:00am - 9:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am - 2:00pm for BERA sponsored activities, and employees' and users general activities. The gym is available for activities such as volleyball, and basketball. Some areas are reserved for use by organized BERA league teams. For more information contact the Recreation office at 344-2873. Refer to the BERA Calendar for hours and availability. http://www.bnl.gov/bera/recreation/calendar.asp
For information regarding use of gym lockers contact the Recreation Office at 344-2873.
Located in the back of the gymnasium. The hours are Monday - Friday 7:00am - 9:00am and 11:00am - 9:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am - 2:00pm. The Weight Room is for members only. The individual annual fee for the BERA weight room membership is $25 for the calendar year. Daily guest passes are $3.00 and available at the BERA Store. BERA Store hours are M-F from 9:00am-3:00pm. When you receive your BNL ID badge, you and your immediate family (spouse and adult children 18 and older) are eligible to become BERA members. Usually, on the 2nd Monday and 4th Wednesday of the month, between 5-7pm, there will be a fitness trainer available at the weight room to discuss gym equipment safety orientation. For latest schedule, go to: http://www.bnl.gov/bera/recreation/gym_membership.asp
The pool is available to BNL employees and their families. There are
open swim, lap swim and other programs offered Monday thru Saturday.
You may purchase an individual or family pool pass at the pool. Friday evening is
Family Swim from 5:00pm-8:00pm for $5.00 per family.
Swimming lessons are available for children and are scheduled during the summer. Adult swim lessons
are generally scheduled for January and February. For more information
contact the Recreation Office at ext. 2873.
For pool schedule, go to: http://www.bnl.gov/bera/recreation/facilities.asp
The Recreation Hall is located in the apartment area and is available for use as a lounge or meeting place for employees, residents and visitors to BNL. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings an attendant is present between 5:30pm-9:30pm. Other activities available at the Rec Hall are; ping-pong, chess, lending library, piano and large screen TV. Reservations for employee group parties can be made by calling the Recreation Office at ext. 2873.
The Park is located at the east end of Brookhaven Avenue. It features athletic fields (softball, football, soccer and cricket) an archery range, volleyball courts, and picnic areas. There is a covered gazebo and barbeque grills for use. Playground equipment is located at the fields for children. If you wish to reserve the Gazebo, please contact the Recreation Office at ext. 2873.
There are outdoor tennis courts on Bell Avenue available for your use. Reservations are needed for prime time: 11:30am to 2:00pm and 4:30 to 7:00pm. Reservations may be made by Lab employees only, including those with visiting and guest appointments and BNL retirees. For more information call 344-5139 or 344-2147.
|Alfredo's Pizzeria||Route 25, Ridge||631-924-7713|
|Boston Market||Montauk Highway, Shirley||631-395-5015|
|Burger King||Montauk Highway, Shirley||631-399-2226|
|Carlo's Pizzeria||Glen Drive, Shirley||631-924-8760|
|Checkers||William Floyd Parkway, Shirley||631-281-1060|
|Dunkin Donuts||William Floyd Parkway, Shirley||631-395-4887|
|Friendly's||Route 25, Middle Island||631-345-6535|
|Friendly's||Route 58, Riverhead||631-727-5139|
|Gyro Palace Cafe||Route 25A, Rocky Point||631-821-3322|
|Kentucky Fried Chicken||Route 25A, Rocky Point||631-821-1229|
|Kentucky Fried Chicken||Montauk Highway, Shirley||631-281-8828|
|McDonald's||Montauk Highway, Shirley||631-399-6404|
|McDonald's (inside Wal-Mart)||Route 25, Middle Island||631-345-3254|
|McDonald's||Route 25, Ridge||631-924-3857|
|Meson Ole||West Main Street, Patchogue||631-475-1557|
|Meson Ole||Middle Country Road, Centereach||631-737-3346|
|Michelangelo's (LIE exit 70)||County Road 111, Manorville||631-878-1555|
|Panera Bread||Route 58, Riverhead||631-727-0277|
|Panera Bread||5191 Sunrise Highway, Bohemia||631-589-1988|
|Pizza Crust||Route 25, Ridge||631-345-0206|
|Pudgie's Famous Chicken||William Floyd Parkway, Shirley||631-281-1338|
|Rocky Point Diner||Route 25A, Rocky Point||631-821-1496|
|Taco Bell||Route 25, Ridge||631-924-6990|
|Taco Bell||William Floyd Parkway, Shirley||631-395-3582|
|Wendy's||William Floyd Parkway, Shirley||631-399-1136|
Long Island is home to some of the best restaurants. The following link is helpful in locating them. http://www.longisland.com/restaurants/
|Amici's Italian||Route 25A, Mt. Sinai||631-473-2400|
|Applebee's Grill & Bar||Route 58, Riverhead||631-369-3500|
|Bayside (seafood)||50 Senix Avenue, Center Moriches||631-874-2020|
|Bella Gusto Italian||Route 25A, Wading River||631-929-3939|
|Benten Japanese Restaurant||Route 25A, Mount Sinai||631-473-7878|
|Birchwood||Pulaski Road, Riverhead||631-727-4449|
|Blackwell's||141 Fairway Drive, Wading River||631-929-1800|
|Boulder Creek||1490 Old Country Road, Riverhead||631-369-2900|
|Caruso's||41 Broadway, Rocky Point||631-744-1117|
|Chili's Grill & Bar
(near Island 16 cinema)
|Middle Avenue, Holtsville||631-654-3834|
|Chopsticks||Route 25A, Rocky Point||631-821-6000|
|Cliff's Rendezvous||East Main Street, Riverhead||631-727-6880|
|Cooperage Inn||Sound Avenue, Baiting Hollow||631-727-8994|
|Crossroads||Route 25, Calverton||631-369-2221|
|Crystal Garden (Chinese)||Route 58, Riverhead||631-208-0101|
|Desmond's at East Wind||Route 25A, Wading River||631-846-2335|
|Digger o' Dells||West Main Street, Riverhead||631-369-3200|
|Ding How Kitchen||Northern Blvd., Shirley||631-281-0009|
|J & R Steak House||Route 25A, Rocky Point||631-744-2101|
|J & R Steak House||Route 25, Calverton||631-727-7218|
|Joy Luck Club (Chinese)||Route 25, Ridge||631-345-2111|
|Kirin Chinese||Route 25A, Rocky Point||631-821-2121|
|La Plage||131 Creek Road, Wading River||631-744-9200|
|Lombardi's||Route 25, Middle Island||631-924-8933|
|Michael Anthony's||North Wading River Road, Wading River||631-929-8800|
|Millhouse Inn||Mill Road, Yaphank||631-345-0361|
|Outback Steakhouse||Main Street, Holbrook||631-585-0404|
|Painter's||416 South Country Road, Brookhaven||631-869-2143|
|Phil's Restaurant & Sports Lounge||Wading River Manor Road, Wading River||631-929-0508|
|Red Lobster||5010 Express Drive South, Ronkonkoma||631-580-2864|
|Sea Basin||Route 25A, Rocky Point||631-744-1643|
|Stonewalls Restaurant||Reeves Avenue, Riverhead||631-208-3510|
|TGI Friday's||Old Country Road, Riverhead||631-506-0240|
|Truffles||Route 25A, Wading River||631-929-3728|
|Viva Juan Mexican||Middle Country Road, Selden||631-698-8172|
|Best Yet||Route 112, Coram||631-696-4130|
|Best Yet||Montauk Highway, Shirley||631-713-4010|
|Best Yet||Old Country Road, Riverhead||631-208-9170|
|Compare Foods||Route 25, Middle Island||631-924-3747|
|King Kullen||County Road 111, Manorville||631-399-1506|
|King Kullen||Route 25, Middle Island||631-924-0402|
|King Kullen||Route 25A, Wading River||631-929-1328|
|Pathmark||Medford Ave, Patchogue||631-758-2106|
|Pathmark||Montauk Highway, Shirley||631-399-4433|
|Stop & Shop||Middle Country Rd, Coram||631-736-4772|
|Stop & Shop||N. Ocean Ave, Farmingville||631-732-6757|
|Stop & Shop||Patchogue Yaphank Rd, Medford||631-345-0250|
|Stop & Shop||Route 25A, Miller Place||631-642-1211|
|Stop & Shop||Montauk Highway, Shirley||631-281-3610|
|Waldbaum's||Main Street, Center Moriches||631-874-9025|
|Waldbaum's||S. Service Road, Patchogue||631-758-3106|
|Waldbaum's||Old Country Road, Riverhead||631-727-6497|
|Waldbaum's||Middle Country Road, Selden||631-732-9114|
|CVS Pharmacy||Montauk Highway, Center Moriches||631-878-0001|
|CVS Pharmacy||Route 25A, Rocky Point||631-821-0132|
|CVS Pharmacy||Montauk Highway, Shirley||631-281-2052|
|CVS Pharmacy||Route 25A, Wading River||631-929-6040|
|Rite Aid Pharmacy||Middle Country Road, Middle Island||631-924-8500|
|Rite Aid Pharmacy||Montauk Highway, Shirley||631-399-8070|
|Rite Aid Pharmacy||Patchogue Yaphank Rd, Medford||631-345-0535|
|Home Depot||Wm. Floyd Pkwy, Shirley||631-395-3764|
|Home Depot||Old Country Road, Riverhead||631-284-2530|
|Home Depot||Middle Country Road, Coram||631-451-0685|
|Kohl's||Route 25A, Rocky Point||631-744-0017|
|Kohl's||Montauk Highway, Shirley||631-874-3999|
|Lowes||Route 112, Medford||631-207-4563|
|Target||Horseblock Road, Medford||631-286-1854|
|Wal-Mart||Route 25, Middle Island||631-924-0081|
The Long Island Railroad (LIRR) serves all of LI with service to New York City's Penn Station. Connections are available from there to Amtrak and regional lines. The closest LIRR Station to BNL is in Mastic/Shirley; however, trains arrive and depart more frequently at the Patchogue and Ronkonkoma stations.
For shuttle information regarding Ronkonkoma Train Station, Shopping and Stony Brook University, please see: On-site Transportation Shuttles
Long Island Expressway (LIE) or Route 495.
This is Long Island’s major highway, and runs east and west from New
York City to Riverhead. At Riverhead, travelers must take county roads
to get to the north or south forks of the Island. The exit numbers
increase going east, and BNL is located north of Exit 68 on William
William Floyd Parkway or County Road 46. This road runs north and south across the Island. To go north, turn right onto William Floyd Parkway as you exit the Lab; turn left to go south. To get onto the LIE, turn left onto William Floyd Parkway as you exit the Lab, and follow the signs for Route 495.
Secondary Roadways North of the Lab. There are four main east-west routes that parallel the LIE. Immediately north of the Lab is Route 25, also known as the Jericho Turnpike or Middle Country Road, which runs all the way out on the North Fork to Orient Point and all the way west to New York City. North of Route 25, at the end of William Floyd Parkway, is Route 25A, which runs along the North Shore from Smithtown to Riverhead.
Secondary Roadways South of the Lab. Route 27, also known as Sunrise Highway, runs along the South Shore. Most of the time its a four-lane divided highway. South of the Sunrise Highway is Montauk Highway, also known as Route 27A, which runs to the tip of the South Fork to Montauk Point.
Brookhaven National Laboratory is located on William Floyd Parkway, County Road 46, 1 1/2 miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway. Directions on how to get to Brookhaven from airports, ferries and interstate highways are listed below.
Last Modified: May 10, 2013
Please forward all questions about this site to: Joanne Rula-Delles