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  |   March 25, 2011  |  Comment

2011 Events Calendar Offers the Complete Visitor Experience

You’ve driven by it numerous times…you’ve seen the name…the gates…you’ve heard people talking about it. It’s been there for 50 years: a take-your-breath-away setting on the Hudson River right in Putnam County. With so much planned, 2011 should be the year you make the visit and take the tour…

In May of 1961, Boscobel House & Gardens opened its gates and mansion doors to the public for the very first time. Since then, it’s provided the community  –and thousands of visitors from around the globe!– with a historic site that offers breathtaking views, guided house tours, stunning gardens, as well as a variety of special events, concerts, performances and programs. This coming season includes 30+ events, including a special celebration on May 22nd to commemorate Boscobel’s 50th birthday with FREE grounds & party admission and 1961 house tour rates for all.

“We wanted to not only celebrate Boscobel’s Birthday, but also provide an opportunity for people to experience Boscobel’s grounds at no cost and a house tour at extremely reduced rates. Where else can you step back in time, enjoy an hour-long guided house tour and inspirational views of the Hudson River for only one dollar? And children 5 to 12 are only 60 cents!” says Acting Executive Director Carolin Serino. “It’s a truly retro endeavor to create another historic moment…which is what Boscobel is all about.”

In addition to the new art exhibition, “Hudson River Contemporary: Works on Paper” expected in the Gallery this June 15, other new events to look forward to this year include:

Special Monthly Theme Tours in April, July & September

“Gardens of the Hudson Valley” Garden Tour & Book Signing, April 29
Boscobel’s 50th Birthday Celebration, May 22

Woodland Trail Day & Bird Walk, June 11

All-American Concert Celebration with The Big Band Sound, July 4

Wet & Wiggly Pond Exploration, July 9
Blues @ Boscobel with Guy Davis, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez and the
Hudson Valley Bluestars,
July 18

Scrapbooking Event, August 13

1800s Dinner in the Mansion, November 4

November 18 – Search the Skies! Astronomy & Weather Event

Boscobel’s ever-popular signature events will make repeat performances in 2011, as well:

Snapping Turtle Walk, June 4
Sunset Jazz Soiree with Art Labriola, June 4

The Big Band Concert & Sunset Picnic, September 10

Horse & Carriage Day, October 9

And returning favorites that have been expanded and/or updated will include:

Current 2011, Garrison Art Center’s Outdoor Art Exhibit, May 27-October 10

Costumed House Tours – Last Friday of the Month

Ghost Tours with Linda Zimmermann, October 27 & 28

Twilight Tours Guided by Costumed Docents, Fridays & Saturdays in November

Bonfire Night, November 11

Yuletide Teas in December

Of course, don’t forget to buy your tickets for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival this summer. For show titles and schedule, follow the HVSF link at Boscobel.org.

For further details on all events and programs, including rain dates & pricing, visit Boscobel.org or call 845.265.3638 after 4/1. Boscobel is located on scenic Route 9D in Garrison New York just one mile south of Cold Spring. From April through October, hours are 9:30am to 5pm., the last tour at 4:00pm.  The house museum and distinctive Gift Shop at Boscobel are open every day except Tuesdays, May 15, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

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