EVENTS

  1. NATURE SUNDAYS FOR CHILDREN

    July 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    12:00pm, REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    RADIANT RAINFOREST 

    Explore our main greenhouse where our environmental educator will take you on an exciting journey and point out some neat plants like the banana plant and the chocolate tree. Learn about the animals and the layers of the rainforest. Afterwards, stay for a rainforest craft. For children ages 6 years and older.  All Nature Sundays are FREE admission with $8 parking fee.  Rain or Shine!  Registration is required, please contact Antigone Zaharakis at (516) 922-8668 or email education@plantingfields.org

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  2. MUSIC IN THE GARDEN 7/28 – SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
    PRESENTED BY PLANTING FIELDS FOUNDATION

    July 28 @ 7:00 pm

    French Cookin’ is a New York-based Blues band. They play a wide variety of styles, all firmly rooted in the blues. Ranging from the Delta to Chicago, back down to Texas and Louisiana “second line”, adding their own unique touch to present a new look at this vital American art form. We also play an extensive selection of original titles, presenting the Blues in a more contemporary vein while preserving the essence that is the core of the music.  Shows start at 7:00pm and include one complimentary glass of wine or beer.  There will be additional beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts available for purchase, catered by COFFEED INC.  

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  3. 9th ANNUAL CHAMPAGNE PARTY!
    MOTOWN & MASQUERADE GARDEN SOIREE

    August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Celebrate summer in the grandeur of the gardens at Coe Hall.  Enjoy plentiful hors d’oeuvres, savory desserts, champagne, wine, sangria and craft beer.  Dance under the stars all evening to the energetic and fun Motown music provided by JEROME SMITH & CITY SOUNDS ENTERTAINMENT.  Choose a mask and wear it well, so your true identity, no one can tell!  Join us to celebrate and bring an air of mystery to this fun masquerade garden soiree!  Tickets Required!

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  4. NATURE SUNDAYS FOR CHILDREN

    August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    TREMENDOUS TREES 

    Become a Planting Fields tree detective while exploring the vast collection of trees that the arboretum has to offer. Learn about the important relationship that exists between trees and people and how to identify trees just by looking at their leaves and bark. Afterwards, stay and practice being a tree detective by helping the arboretum staff to identify trees. For children 6 years and older.  All Nature Sundays are FREE admission with $8 parking fee.  Rain or Shine!  Registration is required, please contact Antigone Zaharakis at (516) 922-8668 or email education@plantingfields.org

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  5. MUSIC IN THE GARDEN 8/11 – SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
    PRESENTED BY PLANTING FIELDS FOUNDATION

    August 11 @ 7:00 pm

    The Lowdown Stompers are a NYC Jazz Band that specializes in playing music spanning from the 1920’s through the 1960’s including music from the Big Band Era, New Orleans, Dixieland, Tin Pan Alley, The Swing Era and The Great American Songbook.  The Lowdown Stompers re-create the music and excitement of those early days of music!  Shows start at 7:00pm and include one complimentary glass of wine or beer.  There will be additional beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts available for purchase, catered by COFFEED INC. 

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  6. Concert in the Park – FLEETWOOD MACKED

    August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    FREE / No Parking Fee / No reservations required / Restrooms at Main Greenhouse

    Bring a chair, blanket, and an outdoor picnic to enjoy beautiful music and the beauty at Planting Fields and exterior of Coe Hall.  Coe Hall is closed during the concert.  COFFEED INC, park caterer, will be selling snacks, sandwiches, desserts and drinks.  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516)922-8678 or jlavella@plantingfields.org

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  7. NATURE SUNDAYS FOR CHILDREN

    August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    MAGNIFICENT MANSION 

    Visit Coe Hall with one of our docents to learn about the Coe Family and the mansion. Step back in time and be inspired by Coe Hall’s historically furnished rooms featuring original stained glass windows imported from Hever Castle in England. Stay and create your very own stained glass masterpiece. For children 6 years and older.  All Nature Sundays are FREE admission with $8 parking fee.  Rain or Shine!  Registration is required, please contact Antigone Zaharakis at (516) 922-8668 or email education@plantingfields.org

     

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  8. TWILIGHT TOUR

    August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Meet at Coe Hall and enjoy wine and cheese before venturing out for a twilight tour of the grounds.  The twilight tour will be led by Vincent A. Simeone, Director, Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, and Henry B. Joyce, Executive Director, Planting Fields

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  9. Summer Theater in the Park – MY FAIR LADY

    August 19 @ 6:00 pm

    FREE admission / No Parking Fee / No Reservations Required

    Rain or Shine at the Hay Barn/Visitor’s Center at Planting Fields.

    COFFEED INC, park caterer, will be selling snacks, sandwiches, desserts and drinks.  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516) 922-8678 or email jlavella@plantingfields.org

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  10. NATURE SUNDAYS FOR CHILDREN

    August 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES

    Come learn about the fascinating world of butterflies with one of our outdoor educators who will lead you on a scientific exploration uncovering the caterpillars and butterflies that make their home within the sensory garden. Stay and make a butterfly craft to take home. For children 4 years and older.  All Nature Sundays are FREE admission with $8 parking fee.  Rain or Shine!  Registration is required, please contact Antigone Zaharakis at (516) 922-8668 or email education@plantingfields.org

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  11. MUSIC IN THE GARDEN 8/25 – SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
    PRESENTED BY PLANTING FIELDS FOUNDATION

    August 25 @ 7:00 pm

    Mod Society is a collective of professional musicians dedicated to bringing top-quality music entertainment rooted in the jazz tradition for all occasions.  They are one core group of people, with a network of 10+ other musicians who make up the greater collective.  The band configurations are designed to blend jazz, indie rock, classic rock, and contemporary pop to present a unique performance at every event.  Formerly known as Ainslie Street Vibes, Mod Society was founded by Brooklyn based musician Claudio Marquez in 2009 after moving to NYC to further his music career.  Shows start at 7:00pm and include one complimentary glass of wine or beer.  There will be additional beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts available for purchase, catered by COFFEED INC. 

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  12. Concert in the Park – MID SUMMER MENDELSSON BY THE DOLCE ENSEMBLE

    August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    FREE / No Parking Fee / No reservations required / Restrooms at Main Greenhouse

    Bring a chair, blanket, and an outdoor picnic to enjoy beautiful music and the beauty at Planting Fields and exterior of Coe Hall!  Coe Hall is closed during the concert.  COFFEED INC, park caterer, will be selling snacks, sandwiches, desserts and drinks.  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516)922-8678 or jlavella@plantingfields.org

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  13. FAMILY FUN NIGHT – STRUMMIN’ & DRUMMIN’

    September 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Bring a blanket and picnic dinner to Coe Hall for a night of family fun.  Bring glow sticks for after dark fun!   COFFEED INC, park caterer, will be selling snacks, sandwiches, desserts and drinks.  No reservations required for more information please contact Jennifer Lavella (516) 922-8678 or jlavella@plantingfields.org

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  14. (LABOR DAY WEEKEND)
    Concert in the Park – BANJO NICKARU & THE WESTERN SCHOOCHES

    September 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    FREE / No Parking Fee / No reservations required / Restrooms at Main Greenhouse

    Bring a chair, blanket, and an outdoor picnic to enjoy great, country music and the beauty at Planting Fields and exterior of Coe Hall!   Restrooms are available at the Main Greenhouse.  Coe Hall is closed during the concert.  COFFEED INC, park caterer, will be selling snacks, sandwiches, desserts and drinks.  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516)922-8678 or jlavella@plantingfields.org

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  15. MUSIC IN THE GARDEN 9/8 – SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
    PRESENTED BY PLANTING FIELDS FOUNDATION

    September 8 @ 7:00 pm

    The Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective aims to capture the best of talent and spirit that resides in the roots music community of Brooklyn, New York. Zack Bruce and Jason Borisoff formed the Collective in the fall of 2014 as a way to record and showcase the expanse of musicianship and style that defines the diverse bluegrass community of Brooklyn. As two musicians working in the scene themselves, the acoustic musicians of Brooklyn form a community of vibrant artists who bring a variety of musical insight into the traditional canon of bluegrass tunes. With backgrounds in everything from traditional jazz to Klesmer and zydeco, educations as far-reaching as Berklee School of Music and front porch pickin’, and influences that range from Phish to punk, the musicians you’ll find in this Collective offer an enormous breadth and depth to bluegrass.  Shows start at 7:00pm and include one complimentary glass of wine or beer.  There will be additional beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts available for purchase, catered by COFFEED INC. 

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  16. Plein Air Through the Seasons – Late Summer Flowers & Grasses

    September 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Please meet at the end of the West Parking lot by the Welcome Pavillion.

    Annie Shaver-Crandell is a visual artist based in Manhattan whose fondness for fresh air and magnificent colors has brought her repeatedly to Planting Fields to paint out of doors. As an art historian in her previous profession, she offers both historical and contemporary approaches to the depiction of landscape and floral themes.  

    Suggested list of materials:  Some form of drop cloth, any oil, acrylic, oil or dry pastels.  Bring a bag lunch or purchase snacks at COFFEED’s garden café inside the hay barn.  Contact Jennifer Lavella (516) 922-8678 or jlavella@plantingfields.org for more information

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  17. DAVID HOUSTON PERFORMS – Mark Twain Telling Tales

    September 10 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    2:00pm – 3:00pm at Coe Hall

    $5 admission fee, members and children under 12 are free
    Written and Directed by David Houston

    In a lecture on the nature of comedy and wit, with notes on Twain’s early development as a writer — taken from the essays and stories of the great American humorist, including: “An Encounter With an Interviewer,” “My First Literary Venture,” “How to Tell a Story,” and “The Turning Point of My Career,” with fully dramatized readings of the short stories “The Golden Arm,” “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” and the famous white washing scene from the Adventures of Tom Sawyer.   For more information call Jennifer Lavella (516) 922-8678 or jlavella@plantingfields.org

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  18. FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL / $20 per vehicle

    October 8, 2017 @ 11:00 am - April 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

    rain or shine!

    Halloween trick or treat and costume parade, live music,  jumbo garden games, pumpkins for sale, pony rides, potato sack races, face painting, watercolor demonstrations and halloween bounce house.  COFFEED INC. will be open in the café, dahlia garden open and Coe Hall Open.  Contact Jennifer Lavella (516) 922-8678 or jlavella@plantingfields.org for more information.

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  19. MUSIC AT THE MANSION – to be announced

    October 13 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

    Sponsored by AARP Long Island

    $30 Non – Members / $20 Members

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  20. Plein Air Through the Seasons – Fall Foliage

    October 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Annie Shaver-Crandell is a visual artist based in Manhattan whose fondness for fresh air and magnificent colors has brought her repeatedly to Planting Fields to paint out of doors. As an art historian in her previous profession, she offers both historical and contemporary approaches to the depiction of landscape and floral themes.  

    Suggested list of materials:  Some form of drop cloth, any oil, acrylic, oil or dry pastels.  Bring a bag lunch or purchase snacks at COFFEED’s garden café inside the hay barn.  Contact Jennifer Lavella (516) 922-8678 or jlavella@plantingfields.org for more information

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