Friday March 27 – Members Opening Reception “Paintings by E. E. Cummings”

Join us for the opening reception for our new Transverse Gallery exhibit, featuring paintings by poet and artist E. E. Cummings (1894-1962). Presented by the Ken Lopez Gallery, Hadley Massachussets. For Members Only.  Free, includes wine and cheese reception. 5pm – 7pm. RSVP required. 845.454.4500 x 212

Friday April 3 – Deadline for solo show artist submissions

Interested in exhibiting your artwork at Locust Grove?  Now is your chance!  From January through March we are accepting applications for solo shows in our Transverse Gallery.

Locust Grove was the nineteenth-century country estate of Samuel Morse who, in addition to being the inventor of the telegraph and Morse Code, was an artist and the founder of the National Academy of Design.  In the twentieth century, the estate was owned by Poughkeepsie’s prominent Young family, noted collectors of Hudson River School paintings and the founders of the museum at Locust Grove.  In honor of the Estate’s rich history in the visual arts, Locust Grove annually presents solo show exhibitions.

Submissions on CD or DVD are juried by a panel of art professionals and museum staff.  Selected artists will be offered a solo show in the estate’s elegant Museum Pavilion during calendar year 2016.

Click here for an application form.

Saturday April 25 – Preview tour and reception: World War I:

Join us for a preview tour and reception for “World War I: The Home Front”, a new exhibit in Locust Grove’s historic mansion.  Marking the centennial of the start of the First World War, this exhibit draws original materials from the estate archives to illustrate how the Young family and their staff responded to the challenges of the war from knitting socks and hats, to supporting refugee organizations, to conserving food and fuel. After a private tour of the historic mansion with our expert guides, join us for a reception in the Visitor Center and a lecture by Executive Director Kenneth Snodgrass. We’ll also be raffling a “World War I Garden” created by the Locust Grove Horticulture Department.  5pm – 8pm. $50/person, reservations required.

Sunday May 3 – Gamelan Concert

The Catskill Mountain Gamelan is a community music group of musicians, composers, and artists  playing Sundanese music. The group consists of three ensembles, playing three types of music: gamelan degung, gamelan slendro, and tembang sunda. Gamelan is an Indonesian style of music that highlights the group as a collective rather than solo performance. The group is led by Dorcinda Knauth, Ph.D, who studied Indonesian music from many musicians and dancers throughout Java, Indonesia. 2pm – 3pm. $10/person, no reservation required. Rain or shine.

Saturday May 9 – Tour with the Director at Locust Lawn

Tour the historic Locust Lawn Farm (located in Gardiner, New York) with our Executive Director. Followed by a wine and cheese reception on the porch. 3pm – 5pm, $25/person, reservations required. Locust Lawn is located 3.5 miles south of New Paltz on Route 32, at the intersection of Route 32 and DuBois Road.

Thursday May 14 – Sunset Sensations Wine & Food Event

Enjoy samplings from Hudson Valley chefs and wine pairings from around the world in this year-long series. In May guest chef Susan Wysocki of Babycakes Cafe in Poughkeepsie will use vegetables from the estate gardens as her inspiration for three unique food samplings. Bob Brink, Fine Wine Manager at Arlington Wine and Liquor will pair each sampling with a different wine for your enjoyment, and Locust Grove’s horticulture staff will offer tours of the kitchen gardens.In fine weather, we’ll be stationed on the Mansion Lawn, overlooking the Hudson River, and if it rains, we’ll move indoors to Locust Grove’s grand West Gallery. 5:30 – 7:30pm, $27 per person ($29 per person for day-of tickets, if available).

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Thursday June 11 – Sunset Sensations Wine & Food Event

Enjoy samplings from Hudson Valley chefs and wine pairings from around the world in this year-long series. In June guest chef Michael Polasek of Bluestone Bistro will use vegetables from the estate gardens as his inspiration for three unique food samplings. Bob Brink, Fine Wine Manager at Arlington Wine and Liquor will pair each sampling with a different wine for your enjoyment, and Locust Grove’s horticulture staff will offer tours of the kitchen gardens.  In fine weather, we’ll be stationed on the Mansion Lawn, overlooking the Hudson River, and if it rains, we’ll move indoors to Locust Grove’s grand West Gallery. 5:30 – 7:30pm, $27 per person ($29 per person for day-of tickets, if available).

Thanks to our series sponsor:

 

 

 

 

Tuesday June 23 – Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Locust Grove with the Director

Locust Grove’s Director will guide a small group through the historic mansion, including areas on the upper floors not generally open to the public.  This informal group will examine Locust Grove’s new exhibit “World War I: The Home Front”, tour storage rooms filled with furniture rarely on view, and enjoy the magnificent Hudson River view from the tower balconies.  Followed by iced tea and scones on the mansion’s porch, overlooking the Hudson River. 1pm – 3pm. $25 per person, limited to 15 guests. Reservations required.

Sunday June 28 – Tour with the Director at Locust Lawn

Tour the historic Locust Lawn Farm with our Executive Director. Followed by a wine and cheese reception on the porch. 3pm – 5pm, $25 per person, reservations required. Locust Lawn is located 3.5 miles south of New Paltz on Route 32, at the intersection of Route 32 and DuBois Road.

Thursday July 9 – Sunset Sensations Wine & Food Event

Enjoy samplings from Hudson Valley chefs and wine pairings from around the world in this year-long series. In July guest chef Anthony Moustakas of Gourmet to Go will use vegetables from the estate gardens as his inspiration for three unique food samplings. Bob Brink, Fine Wine Manager at Arlington Wine and Liquor will pair each sampling with a different wine for your enjoyment, and Locust Grove’s horticulture staff will offer tours of the kitchen gardens.  In fine weather, we’ll be stationed on the Mansion Lawn, overlooking the Hudson River, and if it rains, we’ll move indoors to Locust Grove’s grand West Gallery. 5:30 – 7:30pm, $27 per person ($29 per person for day-of tickets, if available).

Thanks to our series sponsor:

 

 

 

 

Sunday July 12 – Antique and Classic Car Show

View more than 300 antique and classic cars staged on the Estate’s elegant grounds and enjoy vehicles from the dawn of the automobile era through today! Grounds open at 8am; arrive by 2pm for the best viewing. $8 per person, kids under 6 are free.

Sunday July 19 – Behind-the-Scenes in the Garden

Join Locust Grove’s Director of Horticulture in our historic garden at the height of summer bloom.  During this informal session you’ll learn how plants are selected for maximum effect throughout the season. Followed by iced tea and scones on the mansion’s porch, overlooking the Hudson River. 1pm – 3pm. $25 per person, limited to 30 participants. Reservations required.

Thursday August 13 – Sunset Sensations Wine and Food Event

Enjoy samplings from Hudson Valley chefs and wine pairings from around the world in this year-long series. In August guest chef  Ed Kowalski of Crave Restaurant will use vegetables from the estate gardens as his inspiration for three unique food samplings. Bob Brink, Fine Wine Manager at Arlington Wine and Liquor will pair each sampling with a different wine for your enjoyment, and Locust Grove’s horticulture staff will offer tours of the kitchen gardens.  In fine weather, we’ll be stationed on the Mansion Lawn, overlooking the Hudson River, and if it rains, we’ll move indoors to Locust Grove’s grand West Gallery. 5:30 – 7:30pm, $27 per person ($29 per person for day-of tickets, if available).

Thanks to our series sponsor:

 

 

 

 

Saturday & Sunday August 22 & 23 – Ancients Alive at Locust Lawn

Join us for a day of fun, Greek and Roman style. Inspired by the neoclassical façade of Locust Lawn’’s mansion, volunteers from the Mid-Atlantic Classical Society and Legio XIII Gemina invite citizens and barbarians of all ages for Ancients Alive: A Celebration of Classical Antiquity. Watch Caesar’s soldiers drill and perhaps be drilled yourself, see what kind of foods were common two thousand years ago, learn about styles and fashion from slaves up to senators, observe ancient medicine, cast your vote in a Greek ballot, listen to a dramatic reading of one of the great founders of theater, see how slings were made, and more!

11am – 4pm. $8 per person, kids under 4 are free.

Locust Lawn is located at 436 South Route 32, in Gardiner, New York, at the intersection of Route 32 and Dubois Road, 2 miles north of the intersection of Route 32 and Route 44/55, and 3.5 miles south of the intersection of Route 32 and Route 299.

Thursday September 10 – Sunset Sensations Wine & Food Event

Enjoy samplings from Hudson Valley chefs and wine pairings from around the world in this year-long series. In September guest chef  Tomas Monosi of Tomas Tapas Bar  will use vegetables from the estate gardens as his inspiration for three unique food samplings. Bob Brink, Fine Wine Manager at Arlington Wine and Liquor will pair each sampling with a different wine for your enjoyment, and Locust Grove’s horticulture staff will offer tours of the kitchen gardens.  In fine weather, we’ll be stationed on the Mansion Lawn, overlooking the Hudson River, and if it rains, we’ll move indoors to Locust Grove’s grand West Gallery. 5:30 – 7:30pm, $27 per person ($29 per person for day-of tickets, if available).

Thanks to our series sponsor:

 

 

 

 

Tuesday September 15 – Behind-the-Scenes in the Garden

With an emphasis on blooms later in the season, join our Director of Horticulture on an informative walk through Locust Grove’s historic garden.  This informal session will focus on the brilliant colors chosen for their spectacular splashes of color in late summer and early autumn.  Followed by iced tea and scones on the mansion porch, overlooking the Hudson River. 1pm – 3pm. $25 per person, limited to 30 guests. Reservations required.

Thursday October 8 – Sunset Sensations Wine & Food Event

Enjoy samplings from Hudson Valley chefs and wine pairings from around the world in this year-long series. In October guest chef  Charles Fells of The Artist’s Palate will use vegetables from the estate gardens as his inspiration for three unique food samplings. Kevin Hall of South Side Wine & Spirits will pair each sampling with a different wine for your enjoyment, and Locust Grove’s horticulture staff will offer tours of the kitchen gardens.  All presensations will occur in Locust Grove’s grand West Gallery. 5:30 – 7:30pm, $27 person ($29 per person for day-of tickets, if available).

Thanks to our series sponsor:

 

 

 

 

Monday October 12 – Behind-the-Scenes Tour with the Director

Locust Grove’s Director will guide a small group through the historic mansion, including areas on the upper floors not generally open to the public!  This informal group will examine Locust Grove’s new exhibit “World War I: The Home Front”, tour storage rooms filled with furniture rarely on view, and enjoy the magnificent Hudson River view from the tower balconies.  Followed by tea and scones on the porch, overlooking the Hudson River. 1pm – 3pm. $25 per person, limited to 15 guests. Reservations required.

Thursday November 12 – Sunset Sensations Wine & Food Event

Enjoy samplings from Hudson Valley chefs and wine pairings from around the world in this year-long series. In November guest chef  Ed Kowalski of Crave Restaurant will use vegetables from the estate gardens as his inspiration for three unique food samplings. Kevin Hall of South Side Wine & Spirits will pair each sampling with a different wine for your enjoyment, and Locust Grove’s horticulture staff will offer tours of the kitchen gardens.  All presensations will occur in Locust Grove’s grand West Gallery. 5:30 – 7:30pm, $27 per person ($29 per person for day-of tickets, if available).

Thanks to our series sponsor:

 

 

 

 

November 28, 29, 30 – Mansion open for tours Thanksgiving Weekend

Locust Grove’s mansion will be decorated for the holidays starting Thanksgiving Weekend. Join us for tours of 25 rooms on three floors with our expert guides!  This year, in conjunction with our special exhibit “World War I: The Home Front”, each room will glitter with trees and elegant garlands. 10am – 5pm (last tour departs at 3:15pm). $11/person.

Thursday December 3 – Sunset Sensations Wine & Food Event

Enjoy samplings from Hudson Valley chefs and wine pairings from around the world in this year-long series. During the first event of our holiday edition, guest chef  Laura Pensiero of Gigi Hudson Valley will use vegetables from the estate gardens as her inspiration for three unique food samplings. Kevin Hall of South Side Wine & Spirits will pair each sampling with a different wine for your enjoyment, and Locust Grove’s historic mansion, decorated for the holidays, will be open for tours. 5:30 – 7:30pm, $32 per person ($35 per person for day-of tickets, if available).

Thanks to our series sponsor:

 

 

 

 

Saturday December 5 – Decorated Mansion Tours

Join us on December weekends for tours of Locust Grove’s historic mansion, decorated for the holidays!  Our expert tour guides will introduce you to 25 rooms on three floors of the main house. Saturdays 10am – 5pm (last tour departs at 3:15), Sundays 12pm – 4pm (self-guided tours). $11 per person. Kids under 4 are free.

Sunday December 6 – Holiday Hunt for Families

It’s a World War I Christmas at Locust Grove! As part of our on-going commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Great War, on three December Sundays join us for an educational scavenger hunt through the mansion’s historic rooms.  Each room has the flag of a country involved in the conflict; see if you can find them all. When you’ve completed the hunt, return to the Visitor Center for cider, cookies, and carols. 12pm – 4pm (arrive by 3pm to complete the Hunt). $8 per person, kids under 4 are free.

Thursday December 10 – Sunset Sensations Wine & Food Event

Enjoy samplings from Hudson Valley chefs and wine pairings from around the world in this year-long series. During the second event of our holiday edition, guest chef Charles Fells of The Artist’s Palate will use vegetables from the estate gardens as his inspiration for three unique food samplings. Kevin Hall of South Side Wine & Spirits will pair each sampling with a different wine for your enjoyment, and Locust Grove’s historic mansion, decorated for the holidays, will be open for tours. 5:30 – 7:30pm, $32 per person ($35 per person for day-of tickets, if available).

Thanks to our series sponsor:

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday December 12 – Decorated Mansion Tours

Join us on December weekends for tours of Locust Grove’s historic mansion, decorated for the holidays!  Our expert tour guides will introduce you to 25 rooms on three floors of the main house. Saturdays 10am – 5pm (last tour departs at 3:15), Sundays 12pm – 4pm (self-guided tours). $11 per person.

Sunday December 13 – Holiday Hunt for Families

It’s a World War I Christmas at Locust Grove! As part of our on-going commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Great War, on three December Sundays join us for an educational scavenger hunt through the mansion’s historic rooms.  Each room has the flag of a country involved in the conflict; see if you can find them all. When you’ve completed the hunt, return to the Visitor Center for cider, cookies, and carols. 12pm – 4pm (arrive by 3pm to complete the Hunt). $8 per person, kids under 4 are free.

Thursday December 17 – Sunset Sensations Wine & Food Event

Enjoy samplings from Hudson Valley chefs and wine pairings from around the world in this year-long series. During the final event of our holiday edition, guest chef Anthony Moustakas of Gourmet to Go will use vegetables from the estate gardens as his inspiration for three unique food samplings. Kevin Hall of South Side Wine & Spirits will pair each sampling with a different wine for your enjoyment, and Locust Grove’s historic mansion, decorated for the holidays, will be open for tours. 5:30 – 7:30pm, $32 per person ($35 per person for day-of tickets, if available).

Thanks to our series sponsor:

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday December 19 – Decorated Mansion Tours

Join us on December weekends for tours of Locust Grove’s historic mansion, decorated for the holidays!  Our expert tour guides will introduce you to 25 rooms on three floors of the main house. Saturdays 10am – 5pm (last tour departs at 3:15), Sundays 12pm – 4pm (self-guided tours). $11 per person, no reservations required.

Sunday December 20 – Holiday Hunt for Families

It’s a World War I Christmas at Locust Grove! As part of our on-going commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Great War, on three December Sundays join us for an educational scavenger hunt through the mansion’s historic rooms.  Each room has the flag of a country involved in the conflict; see if you can find them all. When you’ve completed the hunt, return to the Visitor Center for cider, cookies, and carols. 12pm – 4pm (arrive by 3pm to complete the Hunt). $8 per person, kids under 4 are free.

December 26 – 31 – Daily Decorated Mansion Tours

Join us from December 26 through 31 for guided tours of Locust Grove’s historic mansion, decorated for the holidays!  Our expert tour guides will introduce you to 25 rooms on three floors of the main house. 10am – 5pm (last tour departs at 3:15). $11 per person.

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