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The State of New York Calendar

DIG IT! Garden Bus Trips and Events
September 26 & 27 - Bus Trip: Long Island September Delights
Hop the Rollin' Garden Party Bus to Long Island for guided tours at Old Westbury Gardens mansion and gardens, three private estates each stellar and unique on the North & South Forks, a stay at the Hyatt in Riverhead, buffet breakfast, catered lunch at Old Westbury's Cafe in the Woods and discounted shopping at Peconic River Herb Farm. $350/single; $325/double. Check here for more detail and registration.
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The Garden Conservancy
Open Days program
$7/person unless otherwise noted.
Garden Conservancy
11 Old Post Road
Cold Spring

Innisfree Garden Events
August 11 - Morning Light at Innisfree 5am
Innisfree will open about one hour before sunrise for photographers, other artists, birders, and anyone who wants to experience the garden bathed in spectacular golden light. One doesn't need to arrive when it's still dark to enjoy this special treat. Bring a picnic and stay all day - the garden is open until 5pm. Seasonal highlight: Lotus and rose mallows. Fee.
Innisfree Garden
362 Tyrrel Road
(845) 677-8000,

Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association Events
September 8 - 2018 F. W. VANDERBILT GARDEN FORMAL TEA 2-4
5th annual garden tea will be held in the formal gardens of the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, celebrating 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage movement. It will feature a selection of teas from Harney and Sons, tea sandwiches, scones, cupcakes, more. The Botticelli Players provide live music and Susan Goodier, Ph.D., coauthor of Women Will Vote and author of No Votes for Women: The New York State Anti-Suffrage Movement, is guest speaker. Books available for purchase and signing. Hudson Valley Hatter available for viewing and purchasing. Event held under a tent in Vanderbilt Gardens (if heavy rain, event moved to Wallace Center at the Roosevelt Library). Park at main visitor’s center with moderate walk to gardens. Handicap access available by pre-arrangement. Would you consider wearing period clothing (circa early 1900s), party garden wear or even a fancy hat? All funds raised help rehabilitate and maintain the gardens. After tea, stroll through our beautiful gardens. Tickets: $45/members; $50/nonmembers must be purchased in advance at: .
Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association
PO BOX 239
Route 9
Hyde Park
Info: 845-229-6432,,

The New York Botanical Garden Events
September 22 - Blues, Brews, and Botany 11-5
Enjoy a flight of beers on Conservatory Lawn to celebrate 1st day of fall. Discover connections between beer and botany with music, tastings, and botanically inspired fun. Purchase a commemorative Sampling Mug to enjoy unlimited tastings of a variety of palate pleasing brews from NY State and beyond, then explore botanical side of beer with activities and games. Fee.
Now thru October 28 - Exhibition: Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i
Focus on O'Keefe’s immersion in Hawaiian Islands in 1939. Lush flower show in Enid A. Haupt Conservatory evokes gardens and landscapes that inspired her plus the story of the flora and unique ecology of Hawai‘i. Curated by art historian Theresa Papanikolas, Ph.D., Deputy Dir. of Art and Programs at Honolulu Museum of Art. See 20 of O’Keeffe’s depictions of Hawai‘i—and paintings not seen together in New York since 1940. Events, programs, demonstrations, film series, symposium, lecture. Fee.
Saturdays & Sundays thru September 3 - Hula with Music Noon, 1 & 2
And Holiday Mondays. Live performances that highlight both Hula Kahiko (traditional) and Hula Auana (contemporary) demonstrations.
New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway (Exit 7W) and Fordham Road
New York
718.817.8700 or

The Madoo Conservancy Events
The Madoo Conservancy
618 Sagg Main Street
PO Box 362
Sagaponack, NY 11962

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy Events
Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park, Battery Park City, Lower Manhattan (access: Battery Place) FREE! Information:
6 River Terrace Events
6 River Terrace (South end of River Terrace, north of the Irish Hunger Memorial)
Nelson A. Rockefeller Park (access: Chambers Street)
Battery Park City Events
At Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
Battery Place (corner of 2nd place and Battery Place)
Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
2 South End Avenue (access: West Thames Street)

Stonecrop Gardens Events
Stonecrop Gardens
81 Stonecrop Lane
Cold Spring

The Cultural Landscape Foundation Garden Dialogues
Patrons, garden owners and designers reveal creative process and collaboration that yields a great garden. Opportunities for small groups to experience beautiful gardens created by accomplished designers currently in practice. Fee.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation
1909 Que Street NW
Second Floor
Washington, D.C. 20009

Hudson Valley Garden Association Events
Hudson Valley Garden Association
PO Box 191, Gardiner, NY 12525
Info: 845-418-3640, ,

Rubin Museum of Art Events
Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York

Old Westbury Gardens Events
Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Friends of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission Events
Palisades Parkway Exit 19 or Route 9W
Sterling Forest State Park Preserve Events
Registration required. Trails can be steep and rocky, wear hiking shoes. Hike at pace of slowest hiker. Information or to register: 845-351-5907.
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site Events
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
44 Battlefield Rd., accessed from Park Rd. off Route 9W in Stony Point
845-786-2521 or
Minnewaska State Park Preserve Events
Pre-registration required for everything. Weather contingent. Wear appropriate clothing, footwear; bring snacks, water. Meet at Nature Center unless otherwise noted.
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Route 44/55, 5 miles west of intersection with Route 299
Rockland State Park Events
Friends of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission
Administration Building
Bear Mountain
845.786.2701, or

Wave Hill Events
Wave Hill
675 West 252nd Street

Native Plant Center Events
At Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla
914-606-7715, or

Planting Fields Arboretum Events
Planting Fields Arboretum & State Historic Park
Post Office Box 58
Oyster Bay, New York 11771
(516) 922-8676, [url=][/url

Neversink Valley Area Museum Events
Neversink Valley Area Museum
26 Hoag Road
Info: 845-754-8870

Landis Arboretum Events
Esperance 518-875-6935
518-875-6935 or

Arnot Forest
Schuyler County Route 13 (1 mile north of NY Route 224 between Cayuta and Van Etten) NY.
Directions and map:

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