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Tuesday
Closed

Summer Camp: Changemakers Future Museum Pros Summer Session July 31 – August 4,  9:00 am – 12:00 pm - This program, tailored for ages 6-9, encourages campers to get hands-on with history! Decade detectives blast through the past to investigate history as it relates to them. Games, artifact discoveries, and behind the scenes explorations bring the past to life over five fun-filled “yester”days. Contact Lisa Reichenberber by EMAIL or (516) 333-0048 Ext.338 for more details or to register.


Wednesday
Open to the Public 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Summer Camp: Changemakers Future Museum Pros Summer Session July 31 – August 4,  9:00 am – 12:00 pm - This program, tailored for ages 6-9, encourages campers to get hands-on with history! Decade detectives blast through the past to investigate history as it relates to them. Games, artifact discoveries, and behind the scenes explorations bring the past to life over five fun-filled “yester”days. Contact Lisa Reichenberber by EMAIL or (516) 333-0048 Ext.338 for more details or to register.

Tai Chi in the Gardens 10:30 am - 11:30 am Tai Chi -- a unique form of "moving meditation -- calms the mind, relaxes the body and strengthens the spirit.  Sessions are taught by professional tai chi instructor, Linda Cafiero, and are designed for all experience levels.  $18.00 per session; $8.00 members  (rain or shine, includes Gardens admission) every Wednesday and Sunday

Talk and Tour: Experiencing Art in the Landscape 12:00 pm

Picnic Pops Summer Concert Series Gates open at 5:00 pm, dance lessons begin at 6:30 pm, with the Concerts beginning at 7:00 pm. Bring your friends and we’ll provide the soundtrack for an enjoyable evening under the stars. Arrive early to picnic and stroll the gardens. Lawn seating. Admission: $12.00; $10.00 over 62 and members; children 17 and under free when accompanied by an adult. All concerts have rain dates to be determined. No registration required.  Weather postponements will be made by 1:00 pm on the day of the concert.


Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks The Emmy award winning band returns for an evening of 1920s and 30s jazz and popular dance music. In 30 years as a bandleader, Vince Giordano has become the authority on recreating the sounds of 1920s and ’30s jazz and popular music. “I just love the energy of the early jazz,” says Giordano. “I wanted to recapture some of that.”


Thursday

Open to the Public 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Summer Camp: Changemakers Future Museum Pros Summer Session July 31 – August 4,  9:00 am – 12:00 pm - This program, tailored for ages 6-9, encourages campers to get hands-on with history! Decade detectives blast through the past to investigate history as it relates to them. Games, artifact discoveries, and behind the scenes explorations bring the past to life over five fun-filled “yester”days. Contact Lisa Reichenberber by EMAIL or (516) 333-0048 Ext.338 for more details or to register.

Yoga in the Gardens 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, leads students through a dynamic, yet gentle flow of postures and conscious breathing.  Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap, and towel. $18.00 per session; $8.00 members (rain or shine, includes Gardens admission) every Thursday and Saturday.



Friday
Open to the Public 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Summer Camp: Changemakers Future Museum Pros Summer Session July 31 – August 4,  9:00 am – 12:00 pm - This program, tailored for ages 6-9, encourages campers to get hands-on with history! Decade detectives blast through the past to investigate history as it relates to them. Games, artifact discoveries, and behind the scenes explorations bring the past to life over five fun-filled “yester”days. Contact Lisa Reichenberber by EMAIL or (516) 333-0048 Ext.338 for more details or to register.

Farm to TableFarm to Table Evening at Orchard Hill - Cocktail Reception and 3-Course Dinner 7:00 pm Enjoy great food and beverages at the Barn at Orchard Hill surrounded by stunning gardens and lawns, and of course good friends and neighbors. 

The hearty “local harvest” family style dinner will be created by Kim Klopstock’s Lily and the Rose catering of Saratoga Spring and NYC. The menu will feature local and regionally sourced organic bio-dynamically farmed food.

Live music will be provided by Johnny Cuomo.  No children under 12; children over 12–17 can attend at the per person rate. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. $175 per person/$160 member. Registration required.  Click HERE to register ONLINE.  Rain date August 5.


Saturday
Open to the Public 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Kids & Family Programs: Listen Up! Storybook Stroll - The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywaltn 12:00 pm Open your ears to classic and modern tales as we stroll the gardens and, later, create a unique take home craft. Ages 3-5.  Free with admission.

Bank of AmericaPresent a non-expired Bank of America ATM, debit or credit card for free general admission on the first weekend of each month, May-Dec.


Sunday
Open to the Public 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tai Chi in the Gardens 10:30 am - 11:30 am Tai Chi -- a unique form of "moving meditation -- calms the mind, relaxes the body and strengthens the spirit.  Sessions are taught by professional tai chi instructor, Linda Cafiero, and are designed for all experience levels.  $18.00 per session; $8.00 members  (rain or shine, includes Gardens admission) every Wednesday and Sunday

Talk and Tour: Experiencing Art in the Landscape 12:00 pm

Kids & Family Programs: Free-Play Imagination Days 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Play on!  Drop in to the Gardens rotating discovery space to allow kids time to build, observe, ponder, and foster their creative minds. “True toy” materials change weekly to spur imaginative self-guided discovery, paramount to the creative and social development of children. Free with admission. All ages.

Summer Beech Tree Concert Series: Cross Island 3:00 pm Cross IslandThe series closes once again with the return of CROSS ISLAND, this time with a new collaborator - guest violinist Beryl Diamond Chacon. The program will include music by Gabriel Faure, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Paquito D'Rivera, Astor Piazzolla, Mark McCarron, and others. Attendees will again be eligible for a free drawing for CROSS ISLAND's 2011 CD, Quiet Strength, and Suzanne's Solitaire CD,


Monday
Open to the Public 9:00 am - 7:00 pm (Westbury House will still closes at 4:30 pm)  Evening attendance fee after 4:00 pm, $8.00 general; $6.00 senior; $3.00 child 7-17; Free for members and ages 6 and under.


Tuesday
Closed


Wednesday
Open to the Public 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tai Chi in the Gardens 10:30 am - 11:30 am Tai Chi -- a unique form of "moving meditation -- calms the mind, relaxes the body and strengthens the spirit.  Sessions are taught by professional tai chi instructor, Linda Cafiero, and are designed for all experience levels.  $18.00 per session; $8.00 members  (rain or shine, includes Gardens admission) every Wednesday and Sunday.

Talk and Tour: Experiencing Art in the Landscape 12:00 pm


Thursday
Open to the Public 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Yoga in the Gardens 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, leads students through a dynamic, yet gentle flow of postures and conscious breathing.  Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap, and towel. $18.00 per session; $8.00 members (rain or shine, includes Gardens admission) every Thursday and Saturday.



Friday
Open to the Public 10:00 am - 8:00 pm


Saturday
Open to the Public 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Scott LucasAdult Workshop: Floral Designs Summer Blooms 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Floral arrangements have graced Westbury House since its completion in 1907. This long–standing tradition makes Old Westbury Gardens the ideal location to study home floral design. Taught by Scott Lucas, Head Grower and florist for Westbury House, this floral design workshop at the Gardens not only teaches students how to create stunning arrangements, it provides them with lifelong skills they can use for personal and professional endeavors. Participants will transform flowers from Old Westbury Gardens’ cutting garden into beautiful arrangements for your home in this hands-on workshop. Registration fee includes all materials.$50.00 / $45.00 Members. Advance registraiton required. Please Click HERE to register ONLINE.

Yoga in the Gardens 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, leads students through a dynamic, yet gentle flow of postures and conscious breathing.  Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap, and towel. $18.00 per session; $8.00 members (rain or shine, includes Gardens admission) every Thursday and Saturday.

Kids & Family Programs: Eat Up! Tomatoes 12:00 pm Discover tasty delights growing in our garden beds! Concoct and sample a simple recipe full of delicious seasonal flavors. All ages. Free with admission.

Seward JohnsonPen and Drink-A Creative Night Out 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Gather as impressionist artists did to exchange ideas and imbibe! Art educator Lisa Fernandez leads you through the basics of sketching sculpture in the gardens as inspired by our Seward Johnson exhibit. From doodler to devotee, this is a social event for people with all levels of art appreciation. Ages 21 and over only. Bring something to sit on.   6–8pm Registration fee includes drawing materials and light refreshments. $30.00 / $27.00 Members. Advance registraiton required. Please Click HERE to register ONLINE   Rain date Sunday, August 13.



Sunday
Open to the Public 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tai Chi in the Gardens 10:30 am - 11:30 am Tai Chi -- a unique form of "moving meditation -- calms the mind, relaxes the body and strengthens the spirit.  Sessions are taught by professional tai chi instructor, Linda Cafiero, and are designed for all experience levels.  $18.00 per session; $8.00 members  (rain or shine, includes Gardens admission) every Wednesday and Sunday.

Talk and Tour: Experiencing Art in the Landscape 12:00 pm

Kids & Family Programs: Free-Play Imagination Days 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Play on!  Drop in to the Gardens rotating discovery space to allow kids time to build, observe, ponder, and foster their creative minds. “True toy” materials change weekly to spur imaginative self-guided discovery, paramount to the creative and social development of children. Free with admission. All ages.


Monday
Open to the Public 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Tuesday
Closed


Wednesday
Open to the Public 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tai Chi in the Gardens 10:30 am - 11:30 am Tai Chi -- a unique form of "moving meditation -- calms the mind, relaxes the body and strengthens the spirit.  Sessions are taught by professional tai chi instructor, Linda Cafiero, and are designed for all experience levels.  $18.00 per session; $8.00 members  (rain or shine, includes Gardens admission) every Wednesday and Sunday.

Talk and Tour: Experiencing Art in the Landscape 12:00 pm


Thursday
Open to the Public 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Yoga in the Gardens 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, leads students through a dynamic, yet gentle flow of postures and conscious breathing.  Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap, and towel. $18.00 per session; $8.00 members (rain or shine, includes Gardens admission) every Thursday and Saturday.

Bat Walk  7:15 pm Bat Biologist and Staff/ Senior Instructor Maria Armour from Bridgewater State University will lead a walk through the gardens to listen and look for bats while she discusses bat ecology and conservation. All ages.


Friday
Open to the Public 10:00 am - 8:00 pm


Saturday
Open to the Public 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Kids & Family Programs: Bug Safari 11:00 am Hunt elusive grasshoppers, butterflies, predatory insects and other creepy, crawly creatures in the gardens. Bring a butterfly net and collecting jars. Free with admission.

Yoga in the Gardens 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, leads students through a dynamic, yet gentle flow of postures and conscious breathing.  Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap, and towel. $18.00 per session; $8.00 members (rain or shine, includes Gardens admission) every Thursday and Saturday.


Sunday
Open to the Public 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tai Chi in the Gardens 10:30 am - 11:30 am Tai Chi -- a unique form of "moving meditation -- calms the mind, relaxes the body and strengthens the spirit.  Sessions are taught by professional tai chi instructor, Linda Cafiero, and are designed for all experience levels.  $18.00 per session; $8.00 members  (rain or shine, includes Gardens admission) every Wednesday and Sunday.

Talk and Tour: Experiencing Art in the Landscape 12:00 pm

Kids & Family Programs: Play On! 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm This drop in play space gives children the opportunity to use their imaginations. Interactive toy materials are provided allowing children the freedom to use their creativity to make their own fun. Free with admission. All ages.

Vogue for Tableau Vivants 2:00 pm Visitors to the Seward Johnson exhibition are invited to enter into his art. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries living pictures or tableau vivant were all the rage from school rooms, holiday celebration to charity events. Groups of pantomime actors took on various poses to imitate well-known works of art or enact dramatic scenes from history. Discover more about this popular form of entertainment in a 45 minute presentation.  Free with admission. At The Barn at Orchard Hill.  Free with admission.


Monday
Open to the Public 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (Westbury House will still closes at 4:30 pm)  Evening attendance fee after 4:00 pm, $8.00 general; $6.00 senior; $3.00 child 7-17; Free for members and ages 6 and under.


Tuesday
Closed


Wednesday
Open to the Public 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tai Chi in the Gardens 10:30 am - 11:30 am Tai Chi -- a unique form of "moving meditation -- calms the mind, relaxes the body and strengthens the spirit.  Sessions are taught by professional tai chi instructor, Linda Cafiero, and are designed for all experience levels.  $18.00 per session; $8.00 members  (rain or shine, includes Gardens admission) every Wednesday and Sunday.

How They're Made: Exploring Patination & Paint Treatments 2:00 pm Autin Wright, head of the department of Patination and Paint at Seward Johnson’s studio in New Jersey, will give a demonstration and talk about how the surface treatments of the sculptures impact their presence. The presentation will include a “cold patina” process using simple chemistries to illustrate how metals react to create coloration. Mr. Wright, a sculptor himself, will also explain the history of patination and describe the various technologies and styles that have been developed over the five decades of Seward Johnson’s artistry, including this year’s new additions and explorations of technique on view at the Old Westbury exhibition. Free with admission!


Thursday
Open to the Public 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Yoga in the Gardens 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, leads students through a dynamic, yet gentle flow of postures and conscious breathing.  Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap, and towel. $18.00 per session; $8.00 members (rain or shine, includes Gardens admission) every Thursday and Saturday.


Friday
Open to the Public 10:00 am - 8:00 pm


Saturday
Scottish GamesOpen to the Public 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

NOTE: Yoga in the Gardens is canceled today due to the Scottish Games, and general attendance for this day is listed below.

57th Annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  With bagpipes, caber tossing, and highland dancing, the Scottish Games is one of the highlights of our season. It is believed that the games were begun by the ancient highland chieftains to help them select the strongest men for their armies. The Long Island Scottish Clan MacDuff, co-host of the event, always provides lots of entertainment during this festival. Join us for the Grand Opening Ceremony at 12:30 pm as the bagpipers march down the North Lawn to open the games. 

Special Games admissions: $20.00 adults; $18.00 over 62; $10.00 children (ages 7-17) and members; children ages 6 and under free.


Sunday
Open to the Public 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tai Chi in the Gardens 10:30 am - 11:30 am Tai Chi -- a unique form of "moving meditation -- calms the mind, relaxes the body and strengthens the spirit.  Sessions are taught by professional tai chi instructor, Linda Cafiero, and are designed for all experience levels.  $18.00 per session; $8.00 members  (rain or shine, includes Gardens admission) every Wednesday and Sunday.

Talk and Tour: Experiencing Art in the Landscape 12:00 pm

Kids & Family Programs: Play On! 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm This drop in play space gives children the opportunity to use their imaginations. Interactive toy materials are provided allowing children the freedom to use their creativity to make their own fun. Free with admission. All ages.
 


Monday
Open to the Public 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (Westbury House will still closes at 4:30 pm)  Evening attendance fee after 4:00 pm, $8.00 general; $6.00 senior; $3.00 child 7-17; Free for members and ages 6 and under.


Tuesday
Closed


Wednesday
Open to the Public 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tai Chi in the Gardens 10:30 am - 11:30 am Tai Chi -- a unique form of "moving meditation -- calms the mind, relaxes the body and strengthens the spirit.  Sessions are taught by professional tai chi instructor, Linda Cafiero, and are designed for all experience levels.  $18.00 per session; $8.00 members  (rain or shine, includes Gardens admission) every Wednesday and Sunday.

Talk and Tour: Experiencing Art in the Landscape 12:00 pm


Thursday
Open to the Public 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Yoga in the Gardens 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, leads students through a dynamic, yet gentle flow of postures and conscious breathing.  Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap, and towel. $18.00 per session; $8.00 members (rain or shine, includes Gardens admission) every Thursday and Saturday.

Astronomical SocietySummertime Stargazers 8:30 pm Join members of the Astronomical Society of Long Island for skywatching. No registration required (rain date September 1).