Tai Chi in the Gardens
Oct
16
10:30 AM10:30

Tai Chi in the Gardens

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.

Wednesdays, May 1–October 30, 10:30–11:30am

$18 per session (includes Gardens admission)/$8 member

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Yoga in the Gardens
Oct
17
11:15 AM11:15

Yoga in the Gardens

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.

Thursdays and Saturdays, May 2–October 31, 11:15am–12:30pm

$18 per session (includes Gardens admission)/$8 member

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Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns

Long Island’s most iconic, truly unique, family-friendly fall event, RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns, is returning in October 2019 to Old Westbury Gardens for the eighth year in a row! Come see 5,000 hand-carved illuminated Jack O’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path and set to a musical score designed to bring out the fall spirit in visitors of all ages! This year, we’ve redesigned the entire event from the ground up in ways that will wow both RISE newbies and returning RISE fans!

Don't miss all of the big new things happening at Long Island's #1 fall event!  Advanced tickets are required and must be purchased on-line at https://www.therise.org/owg.

 It's important to purchase tickets early because this event sells out often weeks ahead of time.

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Conservation in Action Tour
Oct
18
1:00 PM13:00

Conservation in Action Tour

Even though most of the contents of Westbury House are literally “under wraps” and protected during the roof restoration project, staff and volunteers are still at work to preserve the building and its contents.

Learn about these and other conservation projects in this this 40-minute tour.

Due the placement of items and floor protections, this tour is not handicapped accessible and is not suitable for children 12 and under.

An extremely limited number of tickets are available, first come-first served, and may be obtained at the Welcome Table located by the West Porch Beech.

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Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns
Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns

Long Island’s most iconic, truly unique, family-friendly fall event, RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns, is returning in October 2019 to Old Westbury Gardens for the eighth year in a row! Come see 5,000 hand-carved illuminated Jack O’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path and set to a musical score designed to bring out the fall spirit in visitors of all ages! This year, we’ve redesigned the entire event from the ground up in ways that will wow both RISE newbies and returning RISE fans!

Don't miss all of the big new things happening at Long Island's #1 fall event!  Advanced tickets are required and must be purchased on-line at https://www.therise.org/owg.

 It's important to purchase tickets early because this event sells out often weeks ahead of time.

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Yoga in the Gardens
Oct
19
11:15 AM11:15

Yoga in the Gardens

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.

Thursdays and Saturdays, May 2–October 31, 11:15am–12:30pm

$18 per session (includes Gardens admission)/$8 member

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Panel Discussion on Public Art
Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

Panel Discussion on Public Art

Old Westbury Gardens and the Polish Cultural Institute NY, in association with the Art & Balance Foundation of Poland, is pleased to present

 “Art must get out of museums and reach the people”

PANEL DISCUSSION, PICNIC LUNCHEON , and CLOSING RECEPTION for

Balance in Nature: Sculptures by Jerzy “Jotka” Kędziora

In response to Jerzy Kędziora’s firm belief that art must be accessible, the panel discussion will examine contemporary figurative sculpture and its role in connection to public space within the art historical narrative, specifically centering around the current exhibit of the artist’s works at Old Westbury Gardens. The artist will elaborate on the intricacies and challenges of the process from concept to creation of his sculptures. Art historical discursive insight will be addressed by the Sculpture Center curator, Sohrab Mohebbi, the recipient of the 2012 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Program for the blog presencedocuments. The role and meaning of public art in NYC Parks and public spaces will be discussed by the Deputy Director of Art & Antiquities at NYC Parks, Jennifer Lantzas. The panel will be moderated by an independent curator of modern and contemporary art, Marie-Ève Lafontaine, Managing Director of Arsenal Contemporary NY. Before and after the picnic luncheon and panel, visitors are invited to join for exhibition tours led by the docents of the Old Westbury Gardens Programs.

Perched high above the ground and between trees, Kędziora’s fantastical life-sized sculptures are unique for their ability to remain balanced in mid-air despite being attached at only one or two points. These captivating objects playfully mask the technique’s serious origins. The show features works from a dozen or so years, including Kędziora’s world-acclaimed series of gravity-defying sculptures.Panelists:

PROGRAM

1:00pm — Picnic luncheon begins

1:30pm— I Docent-led tour of the exhibit Balance in Nature! Sculptures by Jerzy Jotka Kędziora at the Old Westbury Gardens Programs and Exhibits Director. Approximately 1-hour. 

2:00pm— II Docent-led tour of the exhibit 

3:00pm- 4:00—Panel Discussion “Art must get out of museums and reach the people” followed by Q&A, moderated by Marie-Ève Lafontaine

4:30 pm—III docent-led tour of the exhibit

Registration includes admission to Old Westbury Gardens and meal.


PANELISTS

Jerzy Kędziora has been awarded numerous prizes, presidential awards and honorable mentions in various exhibitions and competitions such as LICC in London, Representational Art in Madrid, or A Sculpture for the City in Lakeland. Since the 1990s, Kędziora has been working on a series of hanging sculptures of balancing figures. Among them is “The Confession,” which won one of Poland’s major sculpture competitions. His works can be found in museums, galleries and governmental institutions, including the Presidential Palace in Warsaw and diplomatic sites in the United States. Recently, the artist was a special guest at Art Basel Miami, ArtExpo New York, Art San Diego, Art Palm Beach, and the Art Biennale in Venice. www.jerzykedziora.com

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Jennifer Lantzas is the Deputy Director of Art & Antiquities at NYC Parks. She works with a diverse group of artists, community groups, arts organizations, and government agencies to maintain NYC Parks’ permanent collection of 800 objects, and bring experimental and traditional public art to parks in New York City’s five boroughs. Since she started at NYC Parks in 2009, she has managed over 325 temporary public art installations and organized 50 exhibitions for the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park. Jennifer has her MA in Visual Arts Administration from New York University and a BA in Art History from the University of Maryland. https://www.nycgovparks.org/art-and-antiquities

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Marie-Ève Lafontaine, an independent curator of modern and contemporary art, was formerly curator at the Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin and chief curator at TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art in Stettin, Poland. Lafontaine has curated solo exhibitions of artists such as Janet Cardiff, Alicja Kwade, Gilad Ratman and Ari Benjamin Meyers, and was involved in Schinkel Pavillon’s recent critically acclaimed Louise Bourgeois show, “The Empty House” in 2018. In addition to her institutional experience, Lafontaine is a regular contributor to online journals and editor of several solo catalogues of contemporary artists.

Marie-Ève Lafontaine , an independent curator of modern and contemporary art, was formerly curator at the Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin and chief curator at TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art in Stettin, Poland. Lafontaine has curated solo exhibitions of artists such as Janet Cardiff, Alicja Kwade, Gilad Ratman and Ari Benjamin Meyers, and was involved in Schinkel Pavillon’s recent critically acclaimed Louise Bourgeois show, “The Empty House” in 2018. In addition to her institutional experience, Lafontaine is a regular contributor to online journals and editor of several solo catalogues of contemporary artists.

Sohrab Mohebbi is a writer and Curator at SculptureCenter. He has he organized solo exhibitions with Banu Cennetoglu, Dave Hullfish Bailey, Tamara Henderson, John Knight, and Falke Pisano among others. Group exhibitions include Searching the Sky for Rain at SculptureCenter; It is obvious from the map co-curated with Thomas Keenan at REDCAT, Los Angeles where he served as associate curator. He received the Tremaine Exhibition Award for the exhibition Hotel Theory and Arts Writers Program for the blog presencedocuments. He holds a BA in photography from Tehran Art University and MA in curatorial studies from Bard College. http://www.sculpture-center.org/about/6870/board-staff


Izabela Gola, Curator of Visual Arts and Design Programming at the Polish Cultural Institute New York


Paul Hunchak, Director of Exhibits and Programs, Old Westbury Gardens

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Conservation in Action Tour
Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

Conservation in Action Tour

Even though most of the contents of Westbury House are literally “under wraps” and protected during the roof restoration project, staff and volunteers are still at work to preserve the building and its contents.

Learn about these and other conservation projects in this this 40-minute tour.

Due the placement of items and floor protections, this tour is not handicapped accessible and is not suitable for children 12 and under.

An extremely limited number of tickets are available, first come-first served, and may be obtained at the Welcome Table located by the West Porch Beech.

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Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns
Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns

Long Island’s most iconic, truly unique, family-friendly fall event, RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns, is returning in October 2019 to Old Westbury Gardens for the eighth year in a row! Come see 5,000 hand-carved illuminated Jack O’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path and set to a musical score designed to bring out the fall spirit in visitors of all ages! This year, we’ve redesigned the entire event from the ground up in ways that will wow both RISE newbies and returning RISE fans!

Don't miss all of the big new things happening at Long Island's #1 fall event!  Advanced tickets are required and must be purchased on-line at https://www.therise.org/owg.

 It's important to purchase tickets early because this event sells out often weeks ahead of time.

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FINAL DAY Balance in Nature: Sculptures by Jerzy Jotka Kędziora
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

FINAL DAY Balance in Nature: Sculptures by Jerzy Jotka Kędziora

— June 15th through October 20th —


For over half a century the life-sized public sculptures by Polish artist Jerzy Jotka Kędziora have expressed his firm conviction that “Art must get out of museums and reach the people.” Old Westbury Gardens, in association with the Art & Balance Foundation of Poland, is pleased to present the gardens-wide exhibition, Balance in Nature! Sculptures by Jerzy Jotka Kędziora. This exhibit features works from a dozen or so years, including Kędziora’s world-acclaimed series of gravity-defying sculptures. Placed between the earth and sky, the sculptures direct the viewer’s sight and imagination to the higher strata of the surrounding spaces and dreams. —Jerzy Jotka Kędziora. 

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Conservation in Action Tour
Oct
20
1:30 PM13:30

Conservation in Action Tour

Even though most of the contents of Westbury House are literally “under wraps” and protected during the roof restoration project, staff and volunteers are still at work to preserve the building and its contents.

Learn about these and other conservation projects in this this 40-minute tour.

Due the placement of items and floor protections, this tour is not handicapped accessible and is not suitable for children 12 and under.

An extremely limited number of tickets are available, first come-first served, and may be obtained at the Welcome Table located by the West Porch Beech.

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Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Talk & Tour: Enjoy Fall Color and Plan for Spring Blooms

Stroll the path around the West Lake to enjoy end of season color and hear tips to plant for spring blooms. The talk is led by Regina Watkins, volunteer docent and Master Gardener. Meet at the West Porch Beech. Included with admission. This 45-60 minute tour involves steps and uneven surfaces.

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Conservation in Action Tour
Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

Conservation in Action Tour

Even though most of the contents of Westbury House are literally “under wraps” and protected during the roof restoration project, staff and volunteers are still at work to preserve the building and its contents.

Learn about these and other conservation projects in this this 40-minute tour.

Due the placement of items and floor protections, this tour is not handicapped accessible and is not suitable for children 12 and under.

An extremely limited number of tickets are available, first come-first served, and may be obtained at the Welcome Table located by the West Porch Beech.

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Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns
Oct
20
6:30 PM18:30

Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns

Long Island’s most iconic, truly unique, family-friendly fall event, RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns, is returning in October 2019 to Old Westbury Gardens for the eighth year in a row! Come see 5,000 hand-carved illuminated Jack O’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path and set to a musical score designed to bring out the fall spirit in visitors of all ages! This year, we’ve redesigned the entire event from the ground up in ways that will wow both RISE newbies and returning RISE fans!

Don't miss all of the big new things happening at Long Island's #1 fall event!  Advanced tickets are required and must be purchased on-line at https://www.therise.org/owg.

 It's important to purchase tickets early because this event sells out often weeks ahead of time.

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Conservation in Action Tour
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Conservation in Action Tour

Even though most of the contents of Westbury House are literally “under wraps” and protected during the roof restoration project, staff and volunteers are still at work to preserve the building and its contents.

Learn about these and other conservation projects in this this 40-minute tour.

Due the placement of items and floor protections, this tour is not handicapped accessible and is not suitable for children 12 and under.

An extremely limited number of tickets are available, first come-first served, and may be obtained at the Welcome Table located by the West Porch Beech.

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Tai Chi in the Gardens
Oct
23
10:30 AM10:30

Tai Chi in the Gardens

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.

Wednesdays, May 1–October 30, 10:30–11:30am

$18 per session (includes Gardens admission)/$8 member

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Yoga in the Gardens
Oct
24
11:15 AM11:15

Yoga in the Gardens

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.

Thursdays and Saturdays, May 2–October 31, 11:15am–12:30pm

$18 per session (includes Gardens admission)/$8 member

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Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns

Long Island’s most iconic, truly unique, family-friendly fall event, RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns, is returning in October 2019 to Old Westbury Gardens for the eighth year in a row! Come see 5,000 hand-carved illuminated Jack O’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path and set to a musical score designed to bring out the fall spirit in visitors of all ages! This year, we’ve redesigned the entire event from the ground up in ways that will wow both RISE newbies and returning RISE fans!

Don't miss all of the big new things happening at Long Island's #1 fall event!  Advanced tickets are required and must be purchased on-line at https://www.therise.org/owg.

 It's important to purchase tickets early because this event sells out often weeks ahead of time.

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Conservation in Action Tour
Oct
25
1:00 PM13:00

Conservation in Action Tour

Even though most of the contents of Westbury House are literally “under wraps” and protected during the roof restoration project, staff and volunteers are still at work to preserve the building and its contents.

Learn about these and other conservation projects in this this 40-minute tour.

Due the placement of items and floor protections, this tour is not handicapped accessible and is not suitable for children 12 and under.

An extremely limited number of tickets are available, first come-first served, and may be obtained at the Welcome Table located by the West Porch Beech.

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Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns

Long Island’s most iconic, truly unique, family-friendly fall event, RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns, is returning in October 2019 to Old Westbury Gardens for the eighth year in a row! Come see 5,000 hand-carved illuminated Jack O’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path and set to a musical score designed to bring out the fall spirit in visitors of all ages! This year, we’ve redesigned the entire event from the ground up in ways that will wow both RISE newbies and returning RISE fans!

Don't miss all of the big new things happening at Long Island's #1 fall event!  Advanced tickets are required and must be purchased on-line at https://www.therise.org/owg.

 It's important to purchase tickets early because this event sells out often weeks ahead of time.

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Dog Friendly Weekend
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Dog Friendly Weekend

Bring your dog for an invigorating walk in designated garden areas. Dogs must be leashed.

Included with admission.

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Yoga in the Gardens
Oct
26
11:15 AM11:15

Yoga in the Gardens

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.

Thursdays and Saturdays, May 2–October 31, 11:15am–12:30pm

$18 per session (includes Gardens admission)/$8 member

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Conservation in Action Tour
Oct
26
1:00 PM13:00

Conservation in Action Tour

Even though most of the contents of Westbury House are literally “under wraps” and protected during the roof restoration project, staff and volunteers are still at work to preserve the building and its contents.

Learn about these and other conservation projects in this this 40-minute tour.

Due the placement of items and floor protections, this tour is not handicapped accessible and is not suitable for children 12 and under.

An extremely limited number of tickets are available, first come-first served, and may be obtained at the Welcome Table located by the West Porch Beech.

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Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns

Long Island’s most iconic, truly unique, family-friendly fall event, RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns, is returning in October 2019 to Old Westbury Gardens for the eighth year in a row! Come see 5,000 hand-carved illuminated Jack O’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path and set to a musical score designed to bring out the fall spirit in visitors of all ages! This year, we’ve redesigned the entire event from the ground up in ways that will wow both RISE newbies and returning RISE fans!

Don't miss all of the big new things happening at Long Island's #1 fall event!  Advanced tickets are required and must be purchased on-line at https://www.therise.org/owg.

 It's important to purchase tickets early because this event sells out often weeks ahead of time.

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Fall Dog Festival and Costume Parade
Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Fall Dog Festival and Costume Parade

Rescue organizations, animal welfare groups, vendors specializing in dog merchandise.

Costume Parade and Contest at 3pm. Must arrive onsite by 2:30pm to register for the contest.

Included with admission.

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Conservation in Action Tour
Oct
27
1:30 PM13:30

Conservation in Action Tour

Even though most of the contents of Westbury House are literally “under wraps” and protected during the roof restoration project, staff and volunteers are still at work to preserve the building and its contents.

Learn about these and other conservation projects in this this 40-minute tour.

Due the placement of items and floor protections, this tour is not handicapped accessible and is not suitable for children 12 and under.

An extremely limited number of tickets are available, first come-first served, and may be obtained at the Welcome Table located by the West Porch Beech.

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Conservation in Action Tour
Oct
27
3:00 PM15:00

Conservation in Action Tour

Even though most of the contents of Westbury House are literally “under wraps” and protected during the roof restoration project, staff and volunteers are still at work to preserve the building and its contents.

Learn about these and other conservation projects in this this 40-minute tour.

Due the placement of items and floor protections, this tour is not handicapped accessible and is not suitable for children 12 and under.

An extremely limited number of tickets are available, first come-first served, and may be obtained at the Welcome Table located by the West Porch Beech.

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Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns
Oct
27
6:30 PM18:30

Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns

Long Island’s most iconic, truly unique, family-friendly fall event, RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns, is returning in October 2019 to Old Westbury Gardens for the eighth year in a row! Come see 5,000 hand-carved illuminated Jack O’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path and set to a musical score designed to bring out the fall spirit in visitors of all ages! This year, we’ve redesigned the entire event from the ground up in ways that will wow both RISE newbies and returning RISE fans!

Don't miss all of the big new things happening at Long Island's #1 fall event!  Advanced tickets are required and must be purchased on-line at https://www.therise.org/owg.

 It's important to purchase tickets early because this event sells out often weeks ahead of time.

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Conservation in Action Tour
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Conservation in Action Tour

Even though most of the contents of Westbury House are literally “under wraps” and protected during the roof restoration project, staff and volunteers are still at work to preserve the building and its contents.

Learn about these and other conservation projects in this this 40-minute tour.

Due the placement of items and floor protections, this tour is not handicapped accessible and is not suitable for children 12 and under.

An extremely limited number of tickets are available, first come-first served, and may be obtained at the Welcome Table located by the West Porch Beech.

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Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns
Oct
28
6:30 PM18:30

Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns

Long Island’s most iconic, truly unique, family-friendly fall event, RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns, is returning in October 2019 to Old Westbury Gardens for the eighth year in a row! Come see 5,000 hand-carved illuminated Jack O’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path and set to a musical score designed to bring out the fall spirit in visitors of all ages! This year, we’ve redesigned the entire event from the ground up in ways that will wow both RISE newbies and returning RISE fans!

Don't miss all of the big new things happening at Long Island's #1 fall event!  Advanced tickets are required and must be purchased on-line at https://www.therise.org/owg.

 It's important to purchase tickets early because this event sells out often weeks ahead of time.

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Tai Chi in the Gardens
Oct
30
10:30 AM10:30

Tai Chi in the Gardens

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.

Wednesdays, May 1–October 30, 10:30–11:30am

$18 per session (includes Gardens admission)/$8 member

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Yoga in the Gardens
Oct
31
11:15 AM11:15

Yoga in the Gardens

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.

Thursdays and Saturdays, May 2–October 31, 11:15am–12:30pm

$18 per session (includes Gardens admission)/$8 member

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Dog Friendly Weekend
Nov
2
to Nov 3

Dog Friendly Weekend

Bring your dog for an invigorating walk in designated garden areas. Dogs must be leashed.

Included with admission.

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Storybook Stroll-- "Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert McCloskey
Nov
2
10:30 AM10:30

Storybook Stroll-- "Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert McCloskey

Open your ears this classic tale as we stroll the gardens and, later, create a unique take home craft. Ages 3-5.

Included with admission.

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A Peculiar Occurrence at Orchard Hill, Session I, 7pm
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

A Peculiar Occurrence at Orchard Hill, Session I, 7pm

What mystery is hiding at Orchard Hill House? Join us for an interactive event at the former Boegner Residence. Guests will work together in groups to solve riddles and uncover the truth.

Adults only event.

Register in advance for one of two start times of 7-7:30PM or 7:30-8PM

$22/ $20 member. Advance tickets required.

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A Peculiar Occurrence at Orchard Hill, Session II 7:30
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

A Peculiar Occurrence at Orchard Hill, Session II 7:30

What mystery is hiding at Orchard Hill House? Join us for an interactive event at the former Boegner Residence. Guests will work together in groups to solve riddles and uncover the truth.

Adults only event.

Register in advance for one of two start times of 7-7:30PM or 7:30-8PM

$22/ $20 member. Advance tickets required.


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Dog Friendly Weekend
Nov
9
to Nov 10

Dog Friendly Weekend

Bring your dog for an invigorating walk in designated garden areas. Dogs must be leashed.

Included with admission.

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Dog Friendly Weekend
Nov
16
to Nov 17

Dog Friendly Weekend

Bring your dog for an invigorating walk in designated garden areas. Dogs must be leashed.

Included with admission.

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Dog Friendly Weekend
Nov
23
to Nov 24

Dog Friendly Weekend

Bring your dog for an invigorating walk in designated garden areas. Dogs must be leashed.

Included with admission.

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Early Bird Walk
Nov
23
9:00 AM09:00

Early Bird Walk

Celebrate Migratory Bird Month with a walk guided by an educator from the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center. Bring binoculars for a closer look. All ages welcome.

Included with admission.

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Nov
23
10:30 AM10:30

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop

Participants will create a traditional arrangement through the use of a variety of textures and colors. Fee includes all materials.

$50/$45 Member. Advance registration required.

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Giving Thanks- Basic Children’s Etiquette Class
Nov
23
12:00 PM12:00

Giving Thanks- Basic Children’s Etiquette Class

Give thanks for terrific table manners! Learn the essentials of being a considerate guest, including warm greetings, how to set the table, proper passing techniques and more. Get hands-on while sampling light refreshments sure to grace your holiday table. For ages 6 and up. Registration required. Group size is limited so register early.

$15/ $12 members (includes light refreshments and admission for one adult). Advance registration required.

 
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Craft-a-Wrap: A Drop-in Activity for Kids
Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

Craft-a-Wrap: A Drop-in Activity for Kids

Before or after your visit to Santa children stop by the Butler’s pantry to create wrapping paper for that perfect holiday gift. For all ages. No registration required; included with admission.

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Holiday Market
Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Market

Our holiday market, located at The Barn at Orchard Hill and Orchard Hill House, features artisanal boutiques offering exquisite gifts. Before or after visit decorated Westbury House.

Included with admission.

Saturday and Sunday, November 30 and December 1, 10am–5pm

Interested in being a vendor? Click here for to apply.

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Craft-a-Wrap: A Drop-in Activity for Kids
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Craft-a-Wrap: A Drop-in Activity for Kids

Before or after your visit to Santa children stop by the Butler’s pantry to create wrapping paper for that perfect holiday gift. For all ages. No registration required; included with admission.

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Holiday Market
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Market

Our holiday market, located at The Barn at Orchard Hill and Orchard Hill House, features artisanal boutiques offering exquisite gifts. Before or after visit decorated Westbury House.

Included with admission.

Saturday and Sunday, November 30 and December 1, 10am–5pm

Interested in being a vendor? Click here for to apply.

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Cream Tea and Tour
Dec
3
11:00 AM11:00

Cream Tea and Tour

Enjoy a cream tea, which features scones, clotted cream, jam, and tea, then a guided tour of decorated Westbury House.

$20/$16 member, group of 10 or more.

Member ticket sales begin October 23, general public sales begin November 1.

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Cream Tea and Tour
Dec
3
1:30 PM13:30

Cream Tea and Tour

Enjoy a cream tea, which features scones, clotted cream, jam, and tea, then a guided tour of decorated Westbury House.

$20/$16 member, group of 10 or more.

Member ticket sales begin October 23, general public sales begin November 1.

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Cream Tea and Tour
Dec
4
11:00 AM11:00

Cream Tea and Tour

Enjoy a cream tea, which features scones, clotted cream, jam, and tea, then a guided tour of decorated Westbury House.

$20/$16 member, group of 10 or more.

Member ticket sales begin October 23, general public sales begin November 1.

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Afternoon Tea and Tour
Dec
4
1:30 PM13:30

Afternoon Tea and Tour

Make your visit to Westbury House extra special and enjoy a full afternoon tea. The menu includes tea sandwiches, scones, seasonal desserts and a selection of teas. A guided tour of decorated Westbury House follows the tea.

$45 per person/$37 per member/$37 per person for group purchase of 10 more more tickets.

Member ticket sales begin October 23, general public sales begin November 1.

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Cream Tea and Tour
Dec
5
11:00 AM11:00

Cream Tea and Tour

Enjoy a cream tea, which features scones, clotted cream, jam, and tea, then a guided tour of decorated Westbury House.

$20/$16 member, group of 10 or more.

Member ticket sales begin October 23, general public sales begin November 1.

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Cream Tea and Tour
Dec
5
1:30 PM13:30

Cream Tea and Tour

Enjoy a cream tea, which features scones, clotted cream, jam, and tea, then a guided tour of decorated Westbury House.

$20/$16 member, group of 10 or more.

Member ticket sales begin October 23, general public sales begin November 1.

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Drop-in Activity for Kids: Holiday Craft
Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

Drop-in Activity for Kids: Holiday Craft

Before or after your visit to Santa stop by the Butler’s pantry to create holiday craft to take home. For all ages. No registration required; included with admission.

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First Night and Tree Lighting, Session I, 6pm
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

First Night and Tree Lighting, Session I, 6pm

Westbury House decorated for the season especially illuminated in the night is special experience. Take a self-guided tour through the period rooms with enchanting floral decorations or greet Santa and have cookies and cider. A Christmas-themed concert performed by the Bethel Concert Choir is at 6:30pm is followed by a tree-lighting.

This year we are offering 2 sessions so that guests may have a more pleasant experience. Session 1 begins at at 6pm and a concert at 6:30pm; Session II will begin at 7:30pm and the concert will be at 8pm. Guests attending both sessions will gather outside for the tree lighting at 7:30pm.

$15/ $12 member, $10 child (ages 7–17)/ $7 member child (ages 7–17), ages 6 and under are free. Advance tickets required.

Member ticket sales begin October 23, general public sales begin November 1.

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First Night and Tree Lighting, Session II, 7:30pm
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

First Night and Tree Lighting, Session II, 7:30pm

Westbury House decorated for the season especially illuminated in the night is special experience. Take a self-guided tour through the period rooms with enchanting floral decorations or greet Santa and have cookies and cider. A Christmas-themed concert performed by the Bethel Concert Choir is at 6:30pm is followed by a tree-lighting.

This year we are offering 2 sessions so that guests may have a more pleasant experience. Session 1 begins at at 6pm and a concert at 6:30pm; Session II will begin at 7:30pm and the concert will be at 8pm. Guests attending both sessions will gather outside for the tree lighting at 7:30pm.

$15/ $12 member, $10 child (ages 7–17)/ $7 member child (ages 7–17), ages 6 and under are free. Advance tickets required.

Member ticket sales begin October 23, general public sales begin November 1.

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Nanny Night--A Member Exclusive Event
Dec
8
4:30 PM16:30

Nanny Night--A Member Exclusive Event

Nannies from the Edwardian era provide children an experience of holiday music, activities, games, stories, and a visit with Santa.Most appropriate for ages 3–9 yrs. A members-only event.

Sunday, December 8, 4:30–6:30pm

$20 adult, $20 child (ages 3–9 yrs.).

Advance tickets required. Space is extremely limited.

Ticket sales begin October 23.

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Cream Tea and Tour
Dec
10
11:00 AM11:00

Cream Tea and Tour

Enjoy a cream tea, which features scones, clotted cream, jam, and tea, then a guided tour of decorated Westbury House.

$20/$16 member, group of 10 or more.

Member ticket sales begin October 23, general public sales begin November 1.

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Cream Tea and Tour
Dec
10
1:30 PM13:30

Cream Tea and Tour

Enjoy a cream tea, which features scones, clotted cream, jam, and tea, then a guided tour of decorated Westbury House.

$20/$16 member, group of 10 or more.

Member ticket sales begin October 23, general public sales begin November 1.

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Cream Tea and Tour
Dec
11
11:00 AM11:00

Cream Tea and Tour

Enjoy a cream tea, which features scones, clotted cream, jam, and tea, then a guided tour of decorated Westbury House.

$20/$16 member, group of 10 or more.

Member ticket sales begin October 23, general public sales begin November 1.

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Afternoon Tea and Tour
Dec
11
1:30 PM13:30

Afternoon Tea and Tour

Make your visit to Westbury House extra special and enjoy a full afternoon tea. The menu includes tea sandwiches, scones, seasonal desserts and a selection of teas. A guided tour of decorated Westbury House follows the tea.

$45 per person/$37 per member/$37 per person for group purchase of 10 more more tickets.

Member ticket sales begin October 23, general public sales begin November 1.

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Cream Tea and Tour
Dec
12
11:00 AM11:00

Cream Tea and Tour

Enjoy a cream tea, which features scones, clotted cream, jam, and tea, then a guided tour of decorated Westbury House.

$20/$16 member, group of 10 or more.

Member ticket sales begin October 23, general public sales begin November 1.

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Cream Tea and Tour
Dec
12
1:30 PM13:30

Cream Tea and Tour

Enjoy a cream tea, which features scones, clotted cream, jam, and tea, then a guided tour of decorated Westbury House.

$20/$16 member, group of 10 or more.

Member ticket sales begin October 23, general public sales begin November 1.

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Member Appreciation Night
Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

Member Appreciation Night

We welcome our membership community to Westbury House this evening for an open house featuring a live music performance, light refreshments, and sale in our gift shop. It is our way of thanking you for your support throughout the year.

Registration begins October 23.

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Dec
13
8:00 PM20:00

Savor the Season--The Pleasure of Chocolate and Wine Pairing

Through a guided tasting, chocolate sommelier, Roxanne Browning will pair artisan chocolates from around the world with wine. Enjoy the fusion of aroma, texture, and flavor in the Red Ballroom among the dazzling holiday décor of Westbury House. Age 21 and over only. Space is limited. exoticchocolatetasting.com

$45/ $37 member. Advance tickets required.

Member ticket sales begin October 23, general public sales begin November 1.

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Drop-in Activity for Kids: Holiday Craft
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Drop-in Activity for Kids: Holiday Craft

Before or after your visit to Santa stop by the Butler’s pantry to create holiday craft to take home. For all ages. No registration required; included with admission.

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Cream Tea and Tour
Dec
17
11:00 AM11:00

Cream Tea and Tour

Enjoy a cream tea, which features scones, clotted cream, jam, and tea, then a guided tour of decorated Westbury House.

$20/$16 member, group of 10 or more.

Member ticket sales begin October 23, general public sales begin November 1.

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Cream Tea and Tour
Dec
17
1:30 PM13:30

Cream Tea and Tour

Enjoy a cream tea, which features scones, clotted cream, jam, and tea, then a guided tour of decorated Westbury House.

$20/$16 member, group of 10 or more.

Member ticket sales begin October 23, general public sales begin November 1.

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Cream Tea and Tour
Dec
18
11:00 AM11:00

Cream Tea and Tour

Enjoy a cream tea, which features scones, clotted cream, jam, and tea, then a guided tour of decorated Westbury House.

$20/$16 member, group of 10 or more.

Member ticket sales begin October 23, general public sales begin November 1.

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Afternoon Tea and Tour
Dec
18
1:30 PM13:30

Afternoon Tea and Tour

Make your visit to Westbury House extra special and enjoy a full afternoon tea. The menu includes tea sandwiches, scones, seasonal desserts and a selection of teas. A guided tour of decorated Westbury House follows the tea.

$45 per person/$37 per member/$37 per person for group purchase of 10 more more tickets.

Member ticket sales begin October 23, general public sales begin November 1.

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Cream Tea and Tour
Dec
19
11:00 AM11:00

Cream Tea and Tour

Enjoy a cream tea, which features scones, clotted cream, jam, and tea, then a guided tour of decorated Westbury House.

$20/$16 member, group of 10 or more.

Member ticket sales begin October 23, general public sales begin November 1.

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Cream Tea and Tour
Dec
19
1:30 PM13:30

Cream Tea and Tour

Enjoy a cream tea, which features scones, clotted cream, jam, and tea, then a guided tour of decorated Westbury House.

$20/$16 member, group of 10 or more.

Member ticket sales begin October 23, general public sales begin November 1.

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Drop-in Activity for Kids: Holiday Craft
Dec
21
10:00 AM10:00

Drop-in Activity for Kids: Holiday Craft

Before or after your visit to Santa stop by the Butler’s pantry to create holiday craft to take home. For all ages. No registration required; included with admission.

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Winter Owl Prowl--Session I
Dec
21
4:00 PM16:00

Winter Owl Prowl--Session I

A wildlife expert from Volunteers for Wildlife brings live owls for a meet and greet and later leads the outdoor search. Following the walk participants are welcome to visit Westbury House, decorated for Christmas, for cider and cookies and to visit Santa.

Saturday, December 21; Session I, 4-5pm

$15/ $12 member, $10 child (ages 7–17)/ $7 member child (ages

7–17); ages 6 and under are free. Advance registration required.

Member ticket sales begin October 23, general public ticket sales begin November 1.

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Winter Owl Prowl--Session II
Dec
21
5:30 PM17:30

Winter Owl Prowl--Session II

A wildlife expert from Volunteers for Wildlife brings live owls for a meet and greet and later leads the outdoor search. Following the walk participants are welcome to visit Westbury House, decorated for Christmas, for cider and cookies and to visit Santa.

Saturday, December 21; Session I, 5:30-6:30pm

$15/ $12 member, $10 child (ages 7–17)/ $7 member child (ages

7–17); ages 6 and under are free. Advance registration required.

Member ticket sales begin October 23, general public ticket sales begin November 1.

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Conservation in Action Tour
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Conservation in Action Tour

Even though most of the contents of Westbury House are literally “under wraps” and protected during the roof restoration project, staff and volunteers are still at work to preserve the building and its contents.

Learn about these and other conservation projects in this this 40-minute tour.

Due the placement of items and floor protections, this tour is not handicapped accessible and is not suitable for children 12 and under.

An extremely limited number of tickets are available, first come-first served, and may be obtained at the Welcome Table located by the West Porch Beech.

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Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns
Oct
13
6:30 PM18:30

Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns

Long Island’s most iconic, truly unique, family-friendly fall event, RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns, is returning in October 2019 to Old Westbury Gardens for the eighth year in a row! Come see 5,000 hand-carved illuminated Jack O’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path and set to a musical score designed to bring out the fall spirit in visitors of all ages! This year, we’ve redesigned the entire event from the ground up in ways that will wow both RISE newbies and returning RISE fans!

Don't miss all of the big new things happening at Long Island's #1 fall event!  Advanced tickets are required and must be purchased on-line at https://www.therise.org/owg.

 It's important to purchase tickets early because this event sells out often weeks ahead of time.

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Conservation in Action Tour
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

Conservation in Action Tour

Even though most of the contents of Westbury House are literally “under wraps” and protected during the roof restoration project, staff and volunteers are still at work to preserve the building and its contents.

Learn about these and other conservation projects in this this 40-minute tour.

Due the placement of items and floor protections, this tour is not handicapped accessible and is not suitable for children 12 and under.

An extremely limited number of tickets are available, first come-first served, and may be obtained at the Welcome Table located by the West Porch Beech.

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Conservation in Action Tour
Oct
13
1:30 PM13:30

Conservation in Action Tour

Even though most of the contents of Westbury House are literally “under wraps” and protected during the roof restoration project, staff and volunteers are still at work to preserve the building and its contents.

Learn about these and other conservation projects in this this 40-minute tour.

Due the placement of items and floor protections, this tour is not handicapped accessible and is not suitable for children 12 and under.

An extremely limited number of tickets are available, first come-first served, and may be obtained at the Welcome Table located by the West Porch Beech.

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Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns

Long Island’s most iconic, truly unique, family-friendly fall event, RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns, is returning in October 2019 to Old Westbury Gardens for the eighth year in a row! Come see 5,000 hand-carved illuminated Jack O’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path and set to a musical score designed to bring out the fall spirit in visitors of all ages! This year, we’ve redesigned the entire event from the ground up in ways that will wow both RISE newbies and returning RISE fans!

Don't miss all of the big new things happening at Long Island's #1 fall event!  Advanced tickets are required and must be purchased on-line at https://www.therise.org/owg.

 It's important to purchase tickets early because this event sells out often weeks ahead of time.

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Conservation in Action Tour
Oct
12
1:00 PM13:00

Conservation in Action Tour

Even though most of the contents of Westbury House are literally “under wraps” and protected during the roof restoration project, staff and volunteers are still at work to preserve the building and its contents.

Learn about these and other conservation projects in this this 40-minute tour.

Due the placement of items and floor protections, this tour is not handicapped accessible and is not suitable for children 12 and under.

An extremely limited number of tickets are available, first come-first served, and may be obtained at the Welcome Table located by the West Porch Beech.

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Yoga in the Gardens
Oct
12
11:15 AM11:15

Yoga in the Gardens

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.

Thursdays and Saturdays, May 2–October 31, 11:15am–12:30pm

$18 per session (includes Gardens admission)/$8 member

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Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns

Long Island’s most iconic, truly unique, family-friendly fall event, RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns, is returning in October 2019 to Old Westbury Gardens for the eighth year in a row! Come see 5,000 hand-carved illuminated Jack O’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path and set to a musical score designed to bring out the fall spirit in visitors of all ages! This year, we’ve redesigned the entire event from the ground up in ways that will wow both RISE newbies and returning RISE fans!

Don't miss all of the big new things happening at Long Island's #1 fall event!  Advanced tickets are required and must be purchased on-line at https://www.therise.org/owg.

 It's important to purchase tickets early because this event sells out often weeks ahead of time.

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