2015 Calendar of Events

Purchasing Tickets
— Tickets to Boscobel events may be purchased by clicking the ADD TO CART button found in the specific event listing.
Members receive a 10% discount on event tickets. Select discounted rate in  shopping cart and show member ID at door. (Excludes Shakespeare productions.)
— Advance tickets may also be purchased in person or by phone during regular business hours: 845.265.3638.
— Boscobel does not mail tickets. You will have the option to print out tickets, or you may display your ticket on your smartphone upon arrival.
 There are no refunds (unless Boscobel cancels an event). Unused tickets will be considered a donation to Boscobel.
— For Shakespeare tickets, visit www.hvshakespeare.org or call 845.265.9575.

For the Education Department’s Listing of Programs and Events CLICK HERE

Spring Lecture Style Series at Boscobel

Event Details:

Friday, April 10, 2015

Start Time: 8:00 am - End Time: 5:00 pm

$0.00

Event Description:

Lectures take place in the grand entry hall of Boscobel mansion, followed by a wine & cheese reception in the Carriage House.

$20/person, FREE for Friends of Boscobel Members.
Save! Purchase a $40 membership to attend all lectures at no cost, plus receive free admission to Boscobel all year long.

Living With Antiques, A Quarter Century of Interior Design

Event Details:

Friday, April 10, 2015


Start Time: 6:00 pm - End Time: 8:00 pm

$20.00

Event Description:

Speaker: Thomas Jayne, Principal, Jayne Design Studio

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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of his New York design studio, Thomas Jayne will focus on his favorite interiors created between 1990 and 2015. The presentation will illustrate the core ideas that have consistently informed the designer’s work throughout his career and brought high praise from clients, colleagues, curators and collectors. From family oriented households to more formal historic house interiors, Jayne will discuss how objects - both antique and modern - can be successfully blended to create comfortable, beautiful and unique environments.

Jayne Design Studio has been the recipient of several awards for design excellence. The Studio was also named to the 2014 AD100 list and the Elle Décor A-List. A graduate of the University of Oregon School of Architecture and the Allied Arts and Winterthur-trained, Thomas Jayne began his career working with two of America’s most iconic design firms, Parish-Hadley & Associates and Kevin McNamara, Inc. He is also the author of two acclaimed books, The Finest Rooms in America, and American Decoration, A Sense of Place. In 2013, Thomas Jayne received the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art's Arthur Ross Award for Interior Decoration, the first decorator to be so by the ICAA. In addition, Jayne Design Studio was recently presented a 2014 Stanford White Award from the ICAA's New York chapter.

Mr. Jayne’s books, American Decoration – A Sense of Place and The Finest Rooms in America will be available for purchase and signing. To preorder, please contact rsmoller@boscobel.org.


Available Spaces: 71

The Art of Building

Event Details:

Friday, April 24, 2015


Start Time: 6:00 pm - End Time: 8:00 pm

$20.00

Event Description:

Speaker: John Paul Huguley, Principal of Building Art, LLC and a founder of the American College of the Building Arts

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For over two decades, John Paul Huguley has worked to promote the art of building, the traditional hand-skills and the use of reclaimed building materials back to the forefront of quality building. Founding the American College of the Building Arts, headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina was step one. Step two, founding a design build firm with clients nationwide. Learn what John Paul and his team from

Building Art, LLC are creating next: step three.

For centuries, America’s built environment was a beautiful, diverse and extensive collection of art and craftsmanship. During the last century, the art of building has suffered, due to the lack of skilled artisans and the introduction of cheap quality materials into the built environment. The eradication of skilled building practices has not only had a negative impact in the restoration of our historic structures but has also adversely affected the way we build the structures in which we work and live. This decline in the professional skills of our builders, pride in craftsmanship, and competency in the traditional building trades has affected all communities across the country.

John Paul Huguley started Building Art, LLC, a Design/Master Build Firm in 2005. He graduated from the University of Virginia with his Bachelors and Masters in Building Technology and Structural Preservation. John Paul’s thesis on Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater in Pennsylvania became the catalyst for its $11 million restoration. He has worked on building studies at Monticello, Gunston Hall and Gaineswood, all noted historic homes in the South. He worked in Boston for the national leading building technology and engineering firm, Simpson Gumpertz and Heger. After a year of professional training in London, under Britain’s leading restoration firm Alan Baxter and Associates, John Paul returned to the US to establish a national center for training the next generation of Building Artisans.

Today, John Paul oversees major restoration projects, and he is passionate about designing and creating structures that will transcend time and be become future preservation projects. His work with highly skilled building artisans, many of whom graduated from the American College of the Building Arts, is leaving a legacy to the Art of Building.


Available Spaces: 75

The Language of Landscape: Simplicity, Scale & Structure

Event Details:

Friday, May 8, 2015


Start Time: 6:00 pm - End Time: 8:00 pm

$20.00

Event Description:

Speakers: James Doyle, Founder and Principal, Doyle Herman Design Associates and Kathryn Herman, Principal, Doyle Herman Design Associates

James Doyle and Kathryn Herman will share images and work from their new book, The Landscape Designs of Doyle Herman Design Associates. It features the firm’s varying projects which illustrate the strong geometry, bold structural forms and clean symmetry, along with richly detailed and thoughtful design that are hallmarks of the firm’s work.

james-doyleJames Doyle has developed an award winning design business with projects in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Prior to 1993, Mr. Doyle was head of a Russell Page Garden in Ireland and has combined his horticultural experience and strong design philosophy to bring to life unique and innovative landscapes. Projects have ranged from small courtyards to large country estates and the firm was named the 2010 APLD International Designer of the year.

Traveling and visiting gardens worldwide has greatly influenced Mr. Doyle’s work and allowed him to develop both contemporary and traditional designs. He has guided the firm to a growing collection of awards and has lectured to private groups and conferences both nationally and internationally. He co-authored the firm’s monograph, The Landscape Designs of Doyle Herman Design Associates, and he currently serves on the Architectural Review Committee of the town of Greenwich.

kathryn-hermanKathryn Herman has been with the firm since 2000. Ms. Herman’s strong horticultural background and intense interest in architecture, as well as extensive travel around the world, has informed her design work on various residential and commercial landscape design projects throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Successful landscape designs have garnered several Palladio Awards and numerous other awards, and many of the firm’s projects have been published in the U.S. and abroad. In 2012, Ms. Herman was elected into the New England Design Hall of Fame for her contributions to landscape design in the New England region.

Ms. Herman received her B.A. from Emory University. She has lectured throughout the U.S. and has served as the garden writer for several magazines, as well as co-authoring the firm’s monograph. Ms. Herman has served as a trustee at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art since 2007 and currently serves as the Chair of Travel Programs. She has also served on several juries, including the Jury Chair for the 2012 Arthur Ross Award, the inaugural Julia Morgan Award, New Hampshire Home Design Award and the Alma Shapiro Prize. As well, Ms. Herman sits on the board of the Merritt Parkway Conservancy.


Available Spaces: 70

$20/person, FREE for Friends of Boscobel Members.
Save! Purchase a $40 membership to attend all lectures at no cost, plus receive free admission to Boscobel all year long.

Music in the Mansion

Event Details:

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Start Time: 8:00 pm - End Time: 9:30 pm

$30.00

Event Description:

Saturday, April 18

Join us for an 1800s-style chamber concert experience in the exquisite setting of Boscobel’s grand entry hall...

Enter the mansion for a recital of songs, fortepiano, clarinet and violincello music that promises to transport guests back to the early 1800s, when Boscobel itself was an example of high culture and sophistication. Fortepianist Audrey Axinn, renowned soprano Ilana Davidson, cellist Myron Lutzke, and classical clarinetist Nina Stern have thrilled audiences around the world with their sensitive and dramatic performances of late 18th-century and early 19th-century repertoire.

The talented quartette will be performing works by J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert on instruments that would have been played by musicians who lived at the time that Boscobel was home to Elizabeth Dyckman and her family.

 

photo AudreyAxinnPianist and fortepianist, Audrey Axinn, has made a specialty of repertoire from the Viennese classical era. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Bargemusic and The Edinburgh Festival and has worked with artists including Daniel Heifetz, Eugene Fodor, Matt Haimovitz and Monica Huggett. Critics say, "Her touch is magical and the fluidity of her playing exceptional. Her musical sensibility reminds one of Landowska." Ms. Axinn teaches chamber music with fortepiano at The Juilliard School, and she is Assistant Dean at Mannes College where she is also on the faculty. Ms. Axinn is a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music and received her Masters and Doctorate degrees from The Juilliard School.

IlanaDavidson (R)Grammy award winning American soprano Ilana Davidson brings a crystalline soprano and interpretive insight to repertoire spanning the 12th to the 21st centuries. Recent and upcoming performances include Mahler 4th Symphony (Slatkin), Mozart Exsultate Jubilate and Mahler 4th Symphony with Keith Lockhart, Brahms Requiem and Elijah. Her recording of William Bolcom's Songs of Innocence and of Experience conducted by Leonard Slatkin won four Grammy Awards including Best Classical Album. Other releases include Kurt Weill's Down in the Valley (Capriccio), Stanley Kubrick's Mountain Home by Paul Elwood and What Price Confidence by Ernst Krenek (Capriccio). Ms. Davidson is a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music. She was a vocal fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and a participant in the Aston Magna Early Music Academy.

Myron LutzkeMyron Lutzke is well known to audiences as a performer on both period and modern violoncello. He studied at Brandeis University and The Juilliard School as a student of Leonard Rose and Harvey Shapiro. He serves as principal cellist of the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the Handel & Haydn Society Orchestra of Boston, the New York Collegium and American Classical Orchestra. He is also a member of the St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, Mozartean Players, the Aulos Ensemble, Loma Mar Quartet and the Bach Ensemble. For the last 20 summers, Mr. Lutzke has been an artist-in-residence at the Caramoor International Music Festival and has appeared as soloist at the Caramoor, Ravinia, Tanglewood and Mostly Mozart Festivals. He has recorded for Decca, Sony, Harmonia Mundi, EMI, Nonesuch, Musical Heritage Society, Deutsche Grammophon, Dorian, Denon and Arabesque labels. Mr. Lutzke is currently on the faculties of Mannes College of Music and the Brixen-Initiative Academy in Italy.

Nina SternNina Stern has carved a unique and astonishingly diverse career for herself as a world-class recorder player and classical clarinetist. She has appeared as a soloist or principal player with orchestras and ensembles such as The New York Philharmonic, New York City Opera, American Classical Orchestra, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire and Tafelmusik. Her numerous festival and concert series appearances have included performances under leading conductors such as Loren Maazel, Kurt Masur, Christopher Hogwood and Trevor Pinnock.  She has recorded for Erato, Harmonia Mundi, Sony Classics, Newport Classics, Wildboar, Telarc and Smithsonian labels. Ms. Stern was appointed to the faculty of Juilliard’s Historical Performance program in 2012.

 

 

$30 General Admission - Seating on Stairs & Chairs
Recommended for 12 years and older
Please note: the mansion is not handicap accessible
For member discount, Friends of Boscobel must show ID upon arrival.


Available Spaces: 37

The Stars Come Out at Boscobel

Event Details:

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Start Time: 10:00 am - End Time: 12:40 pm

$8.00

Event Description:

Saturday, May 9, 2015

In its mission to enrich the lives of its visitors with memorable experiences in the history, culture and environment of the Hudson River Valley, Boscobel House & Gardens launched an expanded Education Program in 2014 -- one which now includes in-school presentations, field trips, summer workshops, toddler playgroups, scout programs and much more.

On May 9 and August 1, Starlab, a portable planetarium, will receive visitors for an exploration of the night sky...in the afternoon!

Stargazers will enter the inflatable dome (inside the Carriage House at Boscobel), relax on the floor and gaze up at a night sky to look for star patterns: Big Dipper, Little Dipper, Cassiopeia, Polaris the North Star and more. Stars, constellations and enthusiastic storytelling by Boscobel’s Museum Educator Lisa DiMarzo combine for an exciting, entertaining and enlightening experience for adults and children alike.

Starlab holds 20 participants, so reserve your spot early!  There are 3 seating choices: 10 am, 11 am or 12 pm. The program lasts approximately 40 minutes and is for ages 4 and up. (Sorry, strollers are not permitted inside the Starlab.)

 

Starlab, May 9, 10 am

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Starlab, May 9, 11 am

Starlab at 11:00 amAvailable Spaces: 17

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Starlab, May 9, 12 pm

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Dining with the Dyckmans

Event Details:

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Start Time: 12:30 pm - End Time: 2:30 pm

$60.00

Event Description:

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A Taste of the 1800s
Sunday, May 17, 12:30-2:30

What did the gentry dine on each day at Boscobel? Did the servants ever join them? What crops were harvested on the farm? What animals did they raise? How did mealtimes differ for guests and entertaining?

Learn these answers and more during a historic presentation in the Pavilion at Boscobel House & Gardens. Join us for a tasting of everyday fare in the early 1800s, and listen to a talk given by Ms. Emily Lombardo, one of Boscobel’s knowledgeable docents. Be sure to bring your appetite as a sample of each meal and accompanying beverages will be served. Learn about and experience a taste of life from over 200 years ago!

Dining Ticket $60/person
Includes a presentation on the 1800s dining habits at Boscobel, sample portions of 3 meals, soft drinks, ale and wine.

Tour & Dining Ticket $75/person
For the full 1800s experience, include all of the above, plus a guided tour of the mansion!
Space limited; advance registration only.

Dining with the Dyckmans, Ticket + Tour at 10:15

at 10:15 amAvailable Spaces: 12

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Dining with the Dyckmans, Ticket + Tour at 10:45

at 10:45 amAvailable Spaces: 12

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Dining with the Dyckmans, Ticket + Tour at 11:15

at 11:15 amAvailable Spaces: 12

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at 12:30 pmAvailable Spaces: 30

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Yoga with a View, Mondays

Event Details:

Monday, June 1, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm - End Time: 7:15 pm

$18.00

Event Description:

Monday evenings:
June 1 through September 7

This extremely popular program at Boscobel provides the perfect opportunity to fall in love with the outdoors while, at the same time, gaining a sense of good health and well being. Spectacular views entice the senses as you stretch and pose overlooking the Hudson River from the lawns at Boscobel, truly one of the most picturesque and serene settings in the Hudson Valley. Taught by internationally-certified instructor, Ellen Forman, this class fits the needs of all levels. Ellen emphasizes the inward journey and the profound healing effects of yoga on the mind, body and spirit; yoga’s numerous benefits include improved flexibility, endurance and strength. Start your week calm and refreshed. (Attendees are encouraged to bring their own mats and water.)

Save with multi-class price!

To see Cablevision News' video coverage of Yoga at Boscobel, please click here.

For discount, Friends of Boscobel members must show ID at sign-in. See pricing.


Available Spaces: Unlimited

Snapping Turtle Walk

Event Details:

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Start Time: 7:30 am - End Time: 9:00 am

$12.00

Event Description:

Saturday, June 13, 2015

A family-favorite!

Bring your camera and join us at Boscobel’s Belvedere, overlooking the Hudson River and its Highlands, bright and early for an up-close (but not too up-close!) snapping turtle presentation.

These prehistoric creatures have been climbing up the banks from Constitution Marsh to Boscobel every spring to lay their eggs. After an informative and engaging display by the experts at Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary, guests are invited on a self-guided search of the grounds to look for egg-laying females. Complimentary donuts, coffee and juice included.

Feel free to bring a chair or blanket.

Kids under 6, FREE!

For member discount, Friends of Boscobel must show ID upon arrival.
CS Farmers' Market attendees may purchase Turtle Walk tickets at the Carriage House.


Available Spaces: Unlimited

Toast of the Town: An 1800s Cocktail Party

Event Details:

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Start Time: 4:00 pm - End Time: 6:00 pm

$45.00

Event Description:

Meet your friends under the pavilion in the west meadow to learn about libation warwickwineryconcoctions of the 1800s and the toasts that accompanied them. Raise your glass to this year’s new guest speaker, food and drink journalist and published author, Max Watman.

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Mr. Watman will discuss the history of toasting traditions and the meaning of many popular selections throughout the 19th century, and Warwick Winery & Distillery will provide sample cocktails for all guests and explain what goes into each and why. Live period music by Thaddeus MacGregor will add to the merriment!

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Space Limited – Advance Ticket Purchase Required

$45 Ticket includes 4 Sample-size Cocktails, Light Fare, Live Music and Presentations on Toasting Traditions and 1800s Cocktail Recipes

$35 Ticket for Designated Driver (cocktails not included)

Age 21 and older, please.


Available Spaces: 90

The Stars Come Out at Boscobel

Event Details:

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Start Time: 10:00 am - End Time: 12:40 pm

$8.00

Event Description:

Saturday, August 1, 2015

In its mission to enrich the lives of its visitors with memorable experiences in the history, culture and environment of the Hudson River Valley, Boscobel House & Gardens launched an expanded Education Program in 2014 -- one which now includes in-school presentations, field trips, summer workshops, toddler playgroups, scout programs and much more.

On August 1st Starlab, a portable planetarium, will receive visitors for an exploration of the night sky...in the afternoon!

Stargazers will enter the inflatable dome (inside the Carriage House at Boscobel), relax on the floor and gaze up at a night sky to look for star patterns: Scorpius the Scorpion, Big Dipper, Little Dipper, Cassiopeia, Polaris the North Star and more. Stars, constellations and enthusiastic storytelling by Boscobel’s Museum Educator Lisa DiMarzo combine for an exciting, entertaining and enlightening experience for adults and children alike.

Starlab holds 20 participants, so reserve your spot early!  There are 3 seating choices: 10 am, 11 am or 12 pm. The program lasts approximately 40 minutes and is for ages 4 and up. (Sorry, strollers are not permitted inside the Starlab.)


Starlab, August 1, 10 am

Starlab at 10:00 amAvailable Spaces: 20

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Starlab, August 1, 11 am

Starlab at 11:00 amAvailable Spaces: 20

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Starlab, August 1, 12 pm

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Living History: Military Reenactment Day

Event Details:

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Start Time: 11:00 am - End Time: 4:00 pm

$17.00

Event Description:

Squeeze in a bit of quality education this summer by visiting Boscobel for an outdoor experience that promises muskets, memories and more! canon

 

Since 1804, Boscobel House has witnessed much of America’s and the Hudson River Valley’s past. Its founder, loyalist States Morris Dyckman worked for the British Quartermaster Department during the American Revolution. His Federal-style home stood during the War of 1812, and its family produced a military man, Lieutenant Peter Corne Cruger (Company A, 6th Regiment, Heavy Artillery, NY) who fought for the Union and was mortally wounded in the Battle of Cedar Creek, VA during the Civil War.

 

horseTo honor its ties to such legendary wars, Boscobel will present, “The Dyckman Family at War: An Encampment of Soldiers from the American Revolution through the Civil War” on Sunday, August 30. Starting at 11am and ongoing until 4pm, reenactors from the three wars will demonstrate military camp life including tactical weapon demonstrations, inspections, formations, musket firings, artillery demonstrations and drills, all which take place on the grounds of Boscobel House & Gardens, overlooking the majestic Hudson River and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

 

Plus, to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the 6th New York Independent Battery will fire its Parrott cannon to salute Boscobel’s neighbor, The West Point Foundry Preserve where the guns were made.

FREE with your paid admission to Boscobel.

This is a rain or shine event.


Available Spaces: Unlimited

15th Annual Big Band Concert & Sunset Picnic

Event Details:

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm - End Time: 8:00 pm

$17.00

Event Description:

Sunday, September 13, 2014

(Rain Date: Sunday Sept 20)

 

Celebrate the last days of summer on Boscobel’s great lawn overlooking the majestic Hudson River. Pack a picnic, and listen and dance as the 20-piece Big Band Sound orchestra recreates the swinging sounds of Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and more.

Food available for purchase (while supplies last) in the Carriage House, wraps and salads prepared by Hudson Hil’s Café.

Back Again This Year: Swing dance demonstrations by owners & students of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Wappingers, NY …everyone is invited to jump in on the jitterbugging, too!

Gates open for picnicking at 5pm.
Children 10 and under FREE!
Special Offer! -- Big Band attendees can purchase a special combination ticket and tour the Boscobel mansion at a reduced rate on the day of the concert: $27 per adult includes the Big Band concert and a guided tour.  Children 10 and under can join adults on the tour for FREE on concert day.

Combo tickets MUST be purchased in advance by phone only: 845.265.3638.

Air-conditioned, guided tours are on the hour, starting at 10 am, and the last at 4 pm. Tours are limited to 15 guests, so please reserve ASAP.


Available Spaces: Unlimited

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