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59th Annual Long Island Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Aug
24
8:00 AM08:00

59th Annual Long Island Scottish Festival and Highland Games

With bagpipes, caber tossing, concerts, food, and kids’ games, this festival is for everyone. Parade of pipe bands and colors salute at Noon. Auxiliary parking at Westbury High School. Visit: liscots.org

$20 General; $18 over 62; $8 ages 7–17; $10 Old Westbury Gardens member; free for ages 6 and under.

Please note that this is a “special event” and special event admission is charged this day for all visitors.

Old Westbury Gardens members and Library Pass holders must pay a reduced admission fee of $10. Complimentary passes are not accepted.

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SOLD OUT Take Flight: Bugs and Brews Night
Aug
16
7:00 PM19:00

SOLD OUT Take Flight: Bugs and Brews Night

We’re all a flutter to welcome entomologist Tamson Yeh from the Cornell Cooperative Extension to chat backyard bug basics on a twilight gardens walk.  Later sample beers from featured brewery Westhampton Beach Brewery as sourced by Hicksville Beer and Soda and handmade cheeses from Goodale Farms. 

$30/$27 member (includes bar snacks and beer flight), ages 21 and over only.

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Picnic Pops Concert: Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

Picnic Pops Concert: Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks

If you’re reminiscing about a time of speakeasies, come by Old Westbury Gardens for an evening of 1920s and 1930s dance favorites with Grammy-winning classic crooner and multi-instrumentalist Vince Giordano. On Wednesday, August 14th, you can dance the night away at Picnic Pops with hits of decades past, as Vince transports you to an important time in American history at the height of jazz music’s significance.

Bring your friends, a meal, and your dancing shoes for an evening of music and fun on the great North Lawn.

Admission Fees (per person)

$12.00 General Admission

$10.00 ages 62 and older

$10.00 –Old Westbury Gardens member and Library Museum Pass holder

Free for children 17 and under (must be accompanied by an adult). $12.00 General Admission fee; $10.00 – 62 and older; $10.00 – members; and free for children 17 and under (must be accompanied by an adult).

Gates open 5pm; concert begins at 7pm

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Music on a Sunday Afternoon: McCarron Bros. Jazz Quartet
Aug
4
3:00 PM15:00

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: McCarron Bros. Jazz Quartet

In another Gardens tradition, The McCarron Bros. jazz quartet - Saxophonist Paul Carlon, guitarist Mark McCarron, bassist Trifon Dimitrov, and drummer Paul Wells - close the season with their atmospheric blend of Scofield funk, Cuban, Brazilian, and Miles Davis fusion influences, Frissell-ish country, swing, aRadiohead, and free jazz .

Suzanne Mueller curates the 16th season of the Summer Sundays at 3:00 concert series, presenting a roster of performers spanning Classical, Jazz, and Folk-Rock styles

Included with admission.

Concert at the Garden of Appreciation (no rain location, an announcement will be made on the website if the concert is cancelled due to inclement weather).

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Music on a Sunday Afternoon: The Kennedys
Jul
28
3:00 PM15:00

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: The Kennedys

Folk-Rock husband-and-wife duo The Kennedys steps in for Hungrytown, which is in Europe for the summer. Come hear their unique blend of acoustic-based folk, rock, country, pop and secular gospel, which has been described as  ethereal and decidedly upbeat, uplifting and intelligent. .

Suzanne Mueller curates the 16th season of the Summer Sundays at 3:00 concert series, presenting a roster of performers spanning Classical, Jazz, and Folk-Rock styles

Included with admission.

Concert at the Barn at Orchard Hill (rain or shine).

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Picnic Pops Concert: Chris Bergson Band
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Picnic Pops Concert: Chris Bergson Band

If you’re yearning to revisit the sounds of Woodstock, grab your flower crown and join the Chris Bergson Band for an unforgettable Picnic Pops 50th anniversary Woodstock festival tribute performance at Old Westbury Gardens on Wednesday, July 24th. The Chris Bergson Band will be bringing back the sounds of the 1960s all evening long with tributes to iconic music acts of the time such as Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and many more

Bring your friends and a meal for an evening of music and fun on the great North Lawn.

Gates open at 5pm, concert 7-9pm.

Admission Fees (per person)

$12.00 General Admission

$10.00 ages 62 and older

$10.00 –Old Westbury Gardens member and Library Museum Pass holder

Free for children 17 and under (must be accompanied by an adult).

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Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Christoper Gotzen-Berg, Classical Guitar
Jul
21
3:00 PM15:00

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Christoper Gotzen-Berg, Classical Guitar

Savage Classical Guitar-sponsored guitarist Christopher Gotzen-Berg makes his second appearance on the series with a program of classical masterpieces, original compositions, and flamenco transcriptions.

Suzanne Mueller curates the 16th season of the Summer Sundays at 3:00 concert series, presenting a roster of performers spanning Classical, Jazz, and Folk-Rock styles

Included with admission.

Concert held in the air-conditioned Barn at Orchard Hill (rain or shine).

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Take Flight: Bats & Taps- Nature and Brews Night
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Take Flight: Bats & Taps- Nature and Brews Night

A bat biologist chats bat conservation on a twilight Gardens walk. Later, sample beers from featured brewery Barrier Brewing Company as sourced by Hicksville Beer and Soda and handmade cheese from Goodale Farms.

$30/$27 member (includes bar snacks and beer flight), ages 21 and over only.

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Picnic Pops Concert Vanessa Trouble and the Red Hot Swing
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Picnic Pops Concert Vanessa Trouble and the Red Hot Swing

Join Vanessa Trouble and the Red Hot Swing for a night full of classic swing, modern retro, and vintage jazz that will transport you back in time through the sounds of yesteryear. On Wednesday, July 17th, find yourself at Old Westbury Gardens for Picnic Pops and an evening of vintage boogie music that is sure to get you on your feet

Bring your friends, a meal, and your dancing shoes for an evening of music and fun on the great North Lawn.

Gates open at 5pm, concert 7-9pm.

Admission Fees (per person)

$12.00 General Admission

$10.00 ages 62 and older

$10.00 –Old Westbury Gardens member and Library Museum Pass holder

Free for children 17 and under (must be accompanied by an adult).

OR Purchase a Picnic Pops Car Pas which provides entrance for the driver and all passengers in one vehicle.

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Music on a Sunday Afternoon: The Zayas-Redman Duo
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: The Zayas-Redman Duo

The Zayas-Redman Duo - Pianist Elinor Abrams Zayas and clarinetist Josh Redman - open the series, continuing a 12-year CROSS ISLAND tradition without cellist Suzanne Mueller, who is out of commission for the summer but will be there in spirit. The program will comprise solos and duets spanning centuries and styles, seamlessly blending beloved favorites and intriguing discoveries.

Suzanne Mueller curates the 16th season of the Summer Sundays at 3:00 concert series, presenting a roster of performers spanning Classical, Jazz, and Folk-Rock styles

Included with admission.

Concert held at the Barn at Orchard Hill (rain or shine).

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Picnic Pops: Milagro
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Picnic Pops: Milagro

If you’re a fan of smooth guitar vibes, look no further than Milagro, a Santana tribute band who is bound to bring the lively sounds of summer to Old Westbury Gardens.

Join Milagro for Picnic Pops on Wednesday, July 10 for a laid back evening of outdoor live music you won’t soon forget. Grab a lawn chair or blanket and a few friends, and jam with Milagro as they play all your favorite Santana hits which seamlessly blend the diverse sounds of rock, blues, funk, Latin, and jazz.

Gates open at 5pm, concert 7-9pm.

Admission Fees (per person)

$12.00 General Admission

$10.00 ages 62 and older

$10.00 –Old Westbury Gardens member and Library Museum Pass holder

Free for children 17 and under (must be accompanied by an adult).

OR Purchase a Picnic Pops Car Pas which provides entrance for the driver and all passengers in one vehicle.

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Balance in Nature: Sculptures by Jerzy Jotka Kędziora
Jun
28
to Jun 29

Balance in Nature: Sculptures by Jerzy Jotka Kędziora

— Running from June 15th through October 13th —


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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Annual Golf Outing
Jun
25
10:30 AM10:30

Annual Golf Outing

Join us for our annual golf outing honoring Christina and Jack Bransfield held at Meadow Brook Club. Jack Foley, Event Chairman

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Balance in Nature: Sculptures by Jerzy Jotka Kędziora
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Balance in Nature: Sculptures by Jerzy Jotka Kędziora

— Running from June 15th through October 13th —


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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SOLD OUT Take Flight! Backyard Chickens and Brews
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

SOLD OUT Take Flight! Backyard Chickens and Brews

Calling all spring chickens… CCE’s Suffolk County Farm leads us from egg to chick, chatting the benefits of backyard birding. Later sample seasonal and year round beers from featured brewery Greenport Harbor Brewing Company as sourced by Hicksville Beer & Soda. Age 21 and over only.

$30/$27 member (includes bar snacks and beer flight), ages 21 and over only.

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Antique Car Show
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

Antique Car Show

The most elegant antique auto show on Long Island, sponsored by the Greater New York Region, Antique Automobile Club of America. Awards announced 2:00-3:00pm.

To register your car call 516.488.1880 or visit greaternewyorkregion.org

Included with admission. General Admission $12, Ages 62+ $10, Full-time student $10, Ages 7-17 $7, Ages 6 and under free, Old Westbury Gardens member Free.

RAIN DATE SUNDAY JUNE 9th (9AM-3PM)

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Gardeners' Fair
May
18
6:30 PM18:30

Gardeners' Fair

Old Westbury Gardens enthusiastically invites you to celebrate the glorious Spring season on Saturday, May 18th with a festive Gardeners' Fair benefit party chaired by Anne Byers. We are proud to honor Tom Samet noted Long Island interior designer who specializes in adapting traditional design styles such as the American County House to meet the needs of today's families. This year's magical theme "A Special Time" is a celebration of the classics as we honor the 60th Anniversary of the grand opening of Old Westbury Gardens. In the Spring of 1959 the Gardens opened its gates to welcome visitors and thus Peggie Phipps Boegner plan to create a public garden in her mother's honor came to fruition. For 27 years, this lively Gardeners' Fair event has highlighted the mission of Old Westbury Gardens, the ongoing preservation of this treasure in the Long Island community. 

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SOLD OUT- Billy Goats & Brews
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

SOLD OUT- Billy Goats & Brews

A wildlife expert chats nature and conservation on a twilight Gardens walk. Later, sample beers from featured brewery Oyster Bay Brewing Company as sourced by Hicksville Beer and Soda.

$30/$27 member (includes bar snacks and beer flight), ages 21 and over only.

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CANCELLED Poetica Musica
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

CANCELLED Poetica Musica

Regrettably, this concert has been canceled due to visa and Immigration restrictions affecting the musicians.

All ticket holders will receive a refund.

The next Poetica Musica concert is on Saturday, September 28, 2019: “ It Was A Lover And His Lass”. The evening will feature artists William.Zito, lute, and Louise Schulman, viola, cittern, viola d’amore, who will perform works by Dowland, Purcell, Handel and others.

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