Saturday November 1 – Marketing and Selling Your Work

You’ve taken great photographs that you think you can sell.  How is it done, to whom, and for how much?

This workshop teaches you how to market yourself and your work in today’s digital world.  From online galleries that host your work to getting represented by traditional galleries, this workshop offers an introduction to those looking to take the next steps in their field.

Saturday, November 1, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor: Patrick Watson

Registration required by October 25

$50

Thursday November 13th – Sunset Sensations wine and food event

Join us today for final event in our summer Sunset Sensations wine and food pairing series.  This month we feature guest chefs John and Cynthia Vergilii.  Inspired by heirloom vegetables growing in the estate kitchen garden, the Vergilii’s will create three delicious samplings – each accompanied by a cooking demonstration and a song.  Kevin Hall of South Side Wines, will pair each sampling with a different wine and Locust Grove’s horticulture staff will discuss heirloom vegetable plantings in the kitchen gardens between demonstrations.  Tickets are $27/person in advance, and $29/person on the day of the event, if available. 5:30 – 7:30pm.

Menu:

First Sampling: Dutch-inspired salad of fresh organic baby spinach, crisp local red pears, spiced brown sugar almonds and a ginger-pear dressing.

Second Sampling: Dutch stew with seasonal vegetables and potatos simmered in an herbed sweet potato stock.

Third Sampling: Pumpkin ice cream pie Speculaas spice cookie crust, topped with whipped cream.

Thanks to our series sponsor:

 

 

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Weekend Special – Mansion opens for holiday tours Nov. 28-30

Guided mansion tours resume after our Thanksgiving break.  Now is your chance to get out of the house and enjoy our spectacular holiday decorations, along with a chance to browse in our Museum Shop – packed with great gifts, many from local artisans.  Tours offered 10am – 5pm, last tour departs at 3:15. $11/person

December weekends – Enjoy tours of the Mansion’s holiday decorations

Extravagantly decorated for the holidays, our historic mansion is open for tours on December weekends, and also December 26th – 31st.  This year, the mansion’s 25 rooms are themed after popular Christmas carols – try and guess them all!  Our expert tour guides will take you through reception rooms, bedrooms, and the servant’s quarters as you enjoy one of the Hudson Valley’s most unusual interiors!  10am – 5pm (last tour departs at 3:15pm).  $11/person.

Saturday December 6 – Holiday Dinner and Tour

Chef Charles Fells of The Artist’s Palate, inspired by historic menus from the estate archives, has created a special dinner for us to celebrate the holidays.  Join us for appetizers, a preview tour of the mansion’s 25 decorated rooms, and dinner in the festive West Gallery.  Proceeds from this dinner benefit Locust Grove’s school field trip programs.  $125/person or $900 for a table of 8, all inclusive.  Reservations required by November 30th.

Sundays December 7, 14, and 21 – Holiday House Hunt for Kids

Search the house for an eagle, an owl, a horse, and more!  It’s a holiday menagerie at Locust Grove.  On Sunday afternoons in December, children and their families are invited to step back in time and re-live the romance of Christmas past. Enjoy glittering holiday decorations throughout the mansion, and learn more about the historic house while searching for animals hidden in our outstanding art collection. After you’ve explored the mansion, join us for cookies, cider, and carols in the museum pavilion.  Mansion open from 12pm – 4pm, carol times at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.  Arrive by 3pm to complete the hunt. $8/person.

Thursday December 11 – Holiday Sunset Sensations wine and food pairing

Join us today for the holiday edition of our Sunset Sensations wine and food pairing series.  This month we feature guest chef Ed Kowalski of Crave Restaurant.  Inspired by heirloom vegetables growing in the estate kitchen garden, Ed will create three delicious samplings – each accompanied by a cooking demonstration.  Kevin Hall of South Side Wines, will pair each sampling with a different wine and you’ll be able to tour the mansion’s holiday decorations before we begin.  Tickets are $32/person in advance, and $35/person on the day of the event, if available. 5:30 – 7:30pm.

Thursday December 18 – Holiday Sunset Sensations Wine and Food Pairing

Join us today for the grand finale of our Sunset Sensations wine and food pairing series.  This month we feature guest chef Laura Pensiero of Gigi Hudson Valley.  Inspired by heirloom vegetables grown in the estate kitchen garden, Laura will create three delicious samplings – each accompanied by a cooking demonstration.  Kevin Hall of South Side Wines, will pair each sampling with a different wine and you’ll be able to tour the mansion’s holiday decorations before we begin.  Tickets are $32/person in advance, and $35/person on the day of the event, if available. 5:30 – 7:30pm.

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