2023 Events


Through February 3

“Violets for your Valentine!” African Violet Sale!

The Hudson Valley was once known as the “Violet Belt,” exporting the delicate blooms worldwide. While today we think of roses on Valentine's Day, violets, grown here, were the traditional flower of the day in the 1890s to the 1920s. Locust Grove is embracing this history by selling violets to raise funds to keep Locust Grove open for the community to enjoy for years to come!


$20.00 + tax/per 4-inch pot of African Violets. Colors will vary. Sorry we cannot reserve colors in advance.

Click here to order your violets!

Or call 845-454-4500 10 AM – 5 PM M - F to order over the phone.

Pick up your plants at Locust Grove on:

Saturday, February 11, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Saturday, February 11

"What Do Your Flowers Say Today?" Flower Readings by Sue Adams

The language of flowers, or floriography, was popular during the Victorian-era as a means of communication in which flowers were used to send coded messages, allowing individuals to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken. Let's go back in time and not only enjoy the beauty of flowers, but also their meanings, and learn how flowers can help us in our everyday lives.

After a brief lecture, Sue Adams will conduct flower readings for a lucky few raffle winners! (Every ticket holder will get a raffle ticket at the door.)

Her book “What Do Your Flowers Say Today” will be available for sale @ $25.00, with profit to benefit Locust Grove.

Biography: Sue Adams is vice-president of Adams Greenhouses, a five-acre operation in Poughkeepsie. She is an award-winning container designer, graduate of Cornell University, president of New York State Flower Industries, serves on the New England Floriculture Board and is a newly published author, “What Do Your Flowers Say Today?”

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM at Locust Grove

$15/Person. Click here to purchase tickets!


Sunday, February 19

Christopher Losee Photography Reception

“The Absent Hours” Photographs by Christopher Losee.

Free and open to the public.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM in the Transverse Gallery at Locust Grove.

Click here for more information about Christopher Losee and the Transverse Gallery at Locust Grove.


Thursday, April 13

Sunset Sensations

Join us for our inaugural evening of our 18th full Sunset Sensations Season!

Find out why we are the Hudson Valley’s favorite Thursday tradition!

Enjoy delicious culinary samples from Billy Turner of Spice Catering, paired with three fine tastes of wine and a wine presentation from a celebrated Hudson Valley Wine Merchant Expert every second Thursday of the month and twice in December! Round out this first Sunset with a tour of our heirloom kitchen gardens that inspire our celebrated local chefs!

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

$35/Person

Tickets will be available starting in March 2023.


Sunday, April 30

Antiques Appraisal Day

Join Robert Meringolo of “The Appraisers Road Show” for an exciting day of viewing and learning. Let Robert and his team of experts analyze and give an auction estimate of your heirlooms and collectibles, jewelry, lamps, paintings, furniture, and more! Specialized experts will be available to talk with directly. Join us!

More details and tickets to this exciting event will be available here soon!

Friday, May 5

Fairy Fest

A grown-up evening of fine wines, special beverages, fancy finger food, and fairy houses in the twilight to ring in the Opening of Fairy House Hunt Family Program at Locust Grove. Wear your finest set of wings and crown to celebrate among the flowers and fairies!

Tickets and more information to come!


Saturdays and Sundays May 6 - June 25 and Monday, May 29

Fairy House Hunt at Locust Grove

Happy Spring!

Fly on over for a wonderful scavenger hunt for 30 one-of-kind, fairy-made houses and gnome homes among the blooming flowers and trees at historic Locust Grove! Find your favorite hovels and some new abodes, as well! Don't miss this beloved annual family event. Wear your favorite pair of wings or buy some in our Museum Shop when you arrive! Can't wait to see you!

Tickets will be available starting in March 2023


Thursday, May 11

Sunset Sensations

Join us for our 18th season of the Hudson Valley’s favorite Thursday evening tradition!

Enjoy delicious culinary samples from Mike Polasek of Simply Gourmet, paired with three fine tastes of wine and a wine presentation from a celebrated Hudson Valley Wine Merchant Expert. Round out the evening with a tour of our heirloom kitchen gardens that inspire our celebrated local chefs!

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

$35/Person

Tickets will be available starting in March 2023.



Thursday, June 8

Sunset Sensations

Join us for our 18th season of the Hudson Valley’s favorite Thursday evening tradition!

Enjoy delicious culinary samples from the best Hudson Valley Chefs, paired with three fine tastes of wine and a wine presentation from a celebrated Hudson Valley Wine Merchant Expert. Round out the evening with a tour of our heirloom kitchen gardens that inspire our celebrated local chefs!

Chef TBD

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

$35/Person

Tickets will be available starting in March 2023.

Sunday, July 9


Antique Car Show



Thursday, July 13

Sunset Sensations

Join us for our 18th season of the Hudson Valley’s favorite Thursday evening tradition!

Enjoy delicious culinary samples from the best Hudson Valley Chefs, paired with three fine tastes of wine and a wine presentation from a celebrated Hudson Valley Wine Merchant Expert. Round out the evening with a tour of our heirloom kitchen gardens that inspire our celebrated local chefs!

Chef TBD

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

$35/Person

Tickets will be available starting in March 2023.


Thursday, August 10

Sunset Sensations

Join us for our 18th season of the Hudson Valley’s favorite Thursday evening tradition!

Enjoy delicious culinary samples from the best Hudson Valley Chefs, paired with three fine tastes of wine and a wine presentation from a celebrated Hudson Valley Wine Merchant Expert. Round out the evening with a tour of our heirloom kitchen gardens that inspire our celebrated local chefs!

Chef TBD

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

$35/Person

Tickets will be available starting in March 2023.


Thursday, September 14

Sunset Sensations

Join us for our 18th season of the Hudson Valley’s favorite Thursday evening tradition!

Enjoy delicious culinary samples from the best Hudson Valley Chefs, paired with three fine tastes of wine and a wine presentation from a celebrated Hudson Valley Wine Merchant Expert. Round out the evening with a tour of our heirloom kitchen gardens that inspire our celebrated local chefs!

Chef TBD

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

$35/Person

Tickets will be available starting in March 2023.


Thursday, October 12

Sunset Sensations

Join us for our 18th season of the Hudson Valley’s favorite Thursday evening tradition!

Enjoy delicious culinary samples from the best Hudson Valley Chefs, paired with three fine tastes of wine and a wine presentation from a celebrated Hudson Valley Wine Merchant Expert. Round out the evening with a tour of our heirloom kitchen gardens that inspire our celebrated local chefs!

Chef TBD

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

$35/Person

Tickets will be available starting in March 2023.


Thursday, November 9

Sunset Sensations

Join us for our 18th season of the Hudson Valley’s favorite Thursday evening tradition!

Enjoy delicious culinary samples from the best Hudson Valley Chefs, paired with three fine tastes of wine and a wine presentation from a celebrated Hudson Valley Wine Merchant Expert. Round out the evening with a tour of the Samuel Morse and Transverse Galleries at Locust Grove!

Agnes Devereux Catering

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

$35/Person

Tickets will be available starting in March 2023.


Thursday, December 7

Sunset Sensations

Happy Holidays from Locust Grove!

Join us for our second to last 2023 Sunset Sensations evening at Locust Grove!

Start the evening with an enchanting walk through our holiday festooned almost 200-year-old Mansion! Then enjoy delicious culinary samples from the best Hudson Valley Chefs, paired with three fine tastes of wine and a wine presentation from a celebrated Hudson Valley Wine Merchant Expert!

Billy Turner of Spice Catering

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

$40/Person

Tickets will be available starting in March 2023.


Thursday, December 14

Sunset Sensations

Happy Holidays!

Join us for our last Sunset Sensations of the 2023 season!

Start the evening with an enchanting walk through our holiday festooned almost 200-year-old Mansion! Then enjoy delicious culinary samples from the best Hudson Valley Chefs, paired with three fine tastes of wine and a wine presentation from a celebrated Hudson Valley Wine Merchant Expert.

Mike Polasek of Simply Gourmet

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

$40/Person

Tickets will be available starting in March 2023.