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Experience The Hudson Valley


  |   April 26, 2012  |  Comment

This May is full of delightful and delicious happenings at Boscobel. From an exclusive tour of Boscobel House lead by a distinguished curator from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, to one of the most scenic and elegant Mother’s Day events ever, to a fabulous food & wine tasting event in a meadow overlooking the Hudson River…the month of May is not to be missed at Boscobel.

Saturday May 5, 2-4pm, ALL THE RAGE! A Duncan Phyfe Lecture & Tour at Boscobel with Peter M. Kenny of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Register now for this exclusive Boscobel House Tour given by Peter M. Kenny, the Ruth Bigelow Wriston Curator of American Decorative Arts and Administrator at The American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mr. Kenny will begin with a talk about Duncan Phyfe and the recent Met exhibition then lead a select group of guests through Boscobel House for a special focus on its extensive collection of Duncan Phyfe furnishings. Duncan Phyfe (1770–1854) was known during his lifetime as the “United States Rage,” and to this day remains America’s best-known cabinetmaker. Establishing his reputation as a purveyor of luxury by designing high-quality furniture for New York’s moneyed elite –such as States Dyckman– Phyfe would come to count among his clients some of the nation’s wealthiest and most storied families. Space limited. $75/person, includes Lecture & Tour.

Sunday May 13, 3-5pm, MOTHER’S DAY Cream Tea on the Terrace catered by Fresh Co. Why not treat your mum to something really memorable this year. Spend quality time together and experience a traditional British cream tea, provided by Fresh Co. catering, in the magnificent setting of Boscobel House & Gardens. Tea will be served on the side terraces of Boscobel House, overlooking its sweeping lawns, gardens and, of course, the Hudson River and its Highlands. Your afternoon tea will include: Home-made Scones * Clotted Cream * Lemon Curd * Raspberry Jam * Cucumber Sandwiches * Dammann Freres Tea. Paid reservations required. (If inclement weather, Tea will be held in the Gallery.) Space limited. $40/person

Sunday, May 20, 1-4pm, TASTE OF BOSCOBEL 2012, Exclusive Food & Wine Tasting. Fancy yourself a connoisseur of fine food & drink? Or are you seeking the perfect caterer for your upcoming wedding or other special event? Join us for Boscobel’s 1st annual food and wine sampling affair where we will bring together some of the finest caterers, restaurants, bakeries, wineries and vineyards located in the Hudson Valley and beyond. This tented event –tent generously donated by Events Unlimited of Saugerties, NY– will take place in Boscobel’s bucolic West Meadow overlooking the Hudson River (our most popular wedding venue) and promises a delicious afternoon for all. Advance ticket purchase requested. $30/person Food & Wine Sampler, $20/person Food-Only Sampler (designated drivers, teens, etc.). FREE for children 12 and under. All Tickets Include FREE Grounds Admission! Participants (so far): B&L Catering, Block Factory Tamales & Catering, Bridge Creek Catering, East Fishkill Provisions, Fresh Co Catering, Holbert’s Catering, In Thyme Catered Events, Legends Wines-Featuring Ivana Trump Blue Champagne, Main Course Catering, Oliver Kita Catering, Stone Ridge Orchard, Breezy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill, The Winery at St. George, Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery.

Boscobel is located on scenic Route 9D in Garrison New York just one mile south of Cold Spring and directly across the river from West Point. From April through October, hours are 9:30am to 5pm (first tour at 10am; last at 4pm); November & December 9:30am to 4pm (last tour at 3pm.)  Boscobel is open every day except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, visit Boscobel.org or call 845.265.3638.

Image: The view of Boscobel’s Rose Garden in early spring from the west side terrace.

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