Old Westbury Gardens CALENDAR OF EVENTSSpring 2015
Spring Plant Sale, Friday, May 1Sunday, May 3Purchase annuals and perennials, many of which are the Gardens signature varieties. The Gardens horticulturists and Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau County will be on hand to help you select plants and answer your questions.Friday, May 1Sunday, May 3, 10am5pmMembers Preview SaleA special one-day savings of 20%.Thursday, April 30, 10am6pmSoil TestingBring cup of dry soil and have it tested by Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau County.Friday, May 1Sunday, May 3, 10am3pm.
Reap the Fruits of Your LaborJoin Scott Lucas, Greenhouse Supervisor, as he demonstrates the how-to of seed sowing techniques at the Gardens.Saturday, April 25, 10:30am$15/$5 member Advance registration required.
Spring Tree WalkCelebrate Arbor Day with a tour of the Gardens tree collection led by volunteer docent and Master Gardener Gene Lanzaro.Sunday, April 26, 2pmFree with admission.
Talk & Tour: Spring BulbsJoin volunteer docent and Master Gardener Regina Watkins for a 45-60 minute tour of the gardens featuring over 10,000 spring bulbs.Sunday, May 3, 2pmFree with admission.
Gardens of the English Country HouseAs you tour the gardens, volunteer docent Gene Lanzaro will speak about the elements of classical design which were incorpo-rated into many English country estate gardens .Sunday, June 21, 2pmFree with admission.
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Dog DaysBring your dog for an invigorating walk in designated garden areas. Dogs must be leashed.Saturday, April 18 and Sunday April 19.Dog exhibitors and vendorsVisit with rescue groups and animal welfare organizations. The Big Apple Sporting Society (BASS) will administer AKC Canine Good Citizen tests for which you can sign up your dog on-site.Saturday, April 18, 11am4pm
Renew, Replenish, Reconnect- Sunset Poetry WalkNature has long inspired the written word. Join Sara Rempe, Ad-junct Professor of Creative Writing at Hunter College, on a garden walk that examines this concept. Selected readings will pair with the landscape to inspire participants to create their own texts on site. No previous poetry-writing experience necessary. Friday, April 24, 6:308:30pm $15/$13.50 member (includes light refreshments). Advance tickets required.
Photography WorkshopThrough a guided tour of the grounds you will discover more about your camera, be it a DSLR or an iPhone, and learn the ba-sics through camera settings, composition, and lighting.Saturday, April 25 (rain date Sunday, April 26) 10:30am Saturday, June 20 (rain date Sunday, June 21) 10:30am$15/$5 member per session. Advance registration required.
Arbor Day Tree DedicationJoin contributors to the Tree Fund in dedicating a new tree.Sunday, April 26 (rain or shine), 1pm.
Mothers DayHonor Mom on her special day with a visit to the Gardens. All women, 18 and older,will receive a complimentary lavender plant (while supply lasts).Sunday, May 10
Afternoon TeaEnjoy a full tea at Orchard Hill, featuring tea sandwiches, scones, and desserts accompanied by a selection of our expressly prepared teas. A seasonal garden tour led by volunteer docent and Master Gardener Regina Watkins follows the meal.Wednesdays, May 13 and June 17, 1pm$35.00/$31.00 member. Advance tickets required.
Early Bird WalkCelebrate Migratory Bird Month with a walk guided by an educa-tor from the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center. Saturday, May 30, 9am. Free with admission.
Antique Car ShowThe most elegant antique auto show on Long Island, sponsored by the Greater New York Region, Antique Automobile Club of America. Call 516.488.1880 or visit greaternewyorkregion.org for registration and information.Sunday, June 7 (rain date Sunday, June 14), 9am-3pm.
Midsummer at the Gardens June 2628The Gardens celebrates the arrival of midsummer. Stroll the gardens to see a festive display of garlands and wreaths.Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28Find a Flower Fairy Young children are invited to follow clues to discover the fairy world that magically appears in the gardens at Midsummer. The event also features music and storytelling with Johnny Cuomo. johnnycuomo.comFriday, June 26, 45 minute sessions at 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30pm.For ages 4-8. Space is limited. Advance timed registration required. $10/$9 member, (includes materials, refreshment and admission for 1 adult).Midsummer JazzStroll the Walled Garden and listen to the cool sounds of live jazz. Light refreshments.Friday, June 26, 7:309:30pm$25/$22.50 member. Advance registration required.Midsummer nightGuests of all ages are invited to picnic, stroll , and relax amid the gardens illuminated with lanterns and decorated by magical faeries. Starting at 6:15 Lori Belilove and members of the Isadora Duncan Dance Company will offer free classes for children of all ages. At 8:15 gather on the South Lawn as the Company will perform dances inspired by Greek Mythology from the Repertory of Isadora Duncan. isadoraduncan.orgSaturday, June 27 (rain date June 28), 69pm$15/$12 member Children under 17 free when accompanied by an adult. Save 20% and purchase tickets by June 22
Programs and Events
Poetica MusicaA consortium of musicians performs chamber works in the Red Ballroom. Jeux dAmourWorks will feature the Violin Sonata, No 1 (Posthume) by Mau-rice Ravel , Concertino for Flute, Opus 107 by Ccile Chaminade, Jeux dEau for solo piano also by Ravel and Libertango by Astor Piazzolla.Molly Morkoski, piano Jessica Han, flute Cyrus Beroukhim, violin Oren Fader, guitar Eleanor Valkenburg, soprano. Saturday, April 11, 8pm Concert; 6:45pm Guided tour of Westbury House; 7:30pm Pre-concert talk; Dessert reception following the concert.$25/$20 member, senior, student. Advance tickets required.in the Company of FriendsWorks by Beethoven, Bridge, Weber and more Eugene Moye, cellist Barry Crawford and Gail Niwa, pianist Guests Artists: Beste Tiknaz, viola and Lacin Modiri, tenorSaturday, May 2, 8pm Concert; 6:45pm Guided tour of Westbury House; 7:30pm Pre-concert talk; Dessert reception following the concert.$25/$20 member, senior, student. Advance tickets required.
Suzuki on the Islandsuzukiontheisland.comStudent Piano RecitalsSunday, April 19, 3pmViolin and Cello studentsSunday, June 14, 1pm
Long Island Flute Club Recital
The Long Island Flute Club presents flutist Carol Wincenc, in a recital of clas-sic flute repertoire. longislandfluteclub.orgSunday, May 3, 2pmFree with admission.
Young Musician ConcertsStudents from the Precollege Division of Manhattan School of Music perform in Westbury House. Seating is limited. Free with admission. Piano Quartet (Jack Shigeta, Jacob Shin, Layla Rafimayeri, Kevin Melcer) coached by Daniela BracchiSunday, April 26, 3pmChristian Davakis, voice (student of Giuseppe Spoletini)Sunday, May 17, 3pm
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Lets Move Family Challenge WalkSay Goodbye winter with a Gardens challenge walk. Test family balance, agility, and concentration in a series of fun, team relay competitions. Prove active kids accomplish more by completing the tasks and win a prize sure to move you. Saturday, April 11, NoonAll ages. Free with admission.
A Wind-Wind Situation Breeze in to this drop-in information station to learn about one of natures most powerful forceswind! Discover how turbines catch and convert gusts into electricity and craft your own springtime pinwheel to take home.Saturday, April 25, Noon1pm Free with admission. All ages.
Sweet Dreams are Made of SeedsDrop in to our information station to hear about the ambitious journey of migratory birds and how seeds play a part in its suc-cess. Taste some edible seeds and welcome back feathered friends by fashioning a sweet treat bird feeder to hang in your backyard. Saturday, May 2, Noon1pmFree with admission. All ages.
Beaming Blooms Mothers Day Craft Focus on Mom, Grandma, or any special lady with a flower photo gift straight from the heart. Children walk the Gardens to view beautiful blooms and return to craft a framed flower portrait that will never fade. Saturday, May 9, NoonFree with admission, but supplies are limited. Event is open to the first 25 children. Crafters are encouraged to bring a 1.5" printed picture of themselves.
Happy to Hear It Walk and CraftThe sounds of nature can be music to the ears and the mind. Walk the Gardens and listen up to hear the benefits of natural noises for our changing moods. Recreate common outdoor crunches and crackles before crafting your own soothing rainstick instrument. Saturday, May 16, NoonFree with admission. All ages.
Many Happy ReturnsPick up a free guide at the admission booth to see how snowbirds make the transition from winter vacation to springtime sanctuary. Learn to identify the return of a handful of local species that flew the coop.Saturday, May 23Monday, May 25
Surprise in Disguise Walk and CraftFollow puzzling design clues through the Gardens to track how our fairest residents conceal powers with their prettiness. Deci-pher the identity of these terrific tricksters and, later, craft your own patterned mask to make your looks deceiving.Saturday, June 6, NoonFree with admission. All ages.
A Natural VillainDon a fingerstache tattoo to better understand the myths behind the madness of why nature inspired villains are seen as scoun-drels. A guided storybook walk will change your mind about the misunderstood ant