OPEN FOR THE SEASON
DAILY MARCH 26TH – OCTOBER 2nd, 2016
11:30AM-3:30PM DAILY / WEEKENDS ONLY IN OCTOBER
SELF-GUIDED VISITS - $5.00 FOR NON-MEMBERS, FREE FOR MEMBERS
PARK OPEN EVERY DAY 9:00AM-5:00PM ($8 parking fee)
Saturday, September 24th, 2016 and Sunday, September 25th, 2016
Mid Island Dahlia Society's Dahlia Show and Exhibit at the Conference Center
Saturday: 1 PM - 5 PM
Sunday: 12 PM - 4 PM
Free admission with Planting Fields Parking fee.
The Mid Island Dahlia Society's annual show will feature 100's of dahlias that have been staged to compete for awards. There will be dahlias in every color, size, and form on the show tables. Flowers will vary in size from tiny poms to large dinner plates. Dahlia growers from the northeast region will bring their best flowers to dazzle the judges and the public in hopes of winning places on The Court of Honor. Bouquets of blooms will be sold inexpensively at the conclusion of the show on Sunday afternoon.
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The Gilded Age - the era of Gatsby, flappers, speakeasies, and fun - inspires "Love, Charley," New York City's romantic jazz and swing band. We will transport you back in time to the era when dance music crackled on gramophone players and the radio, and the New York was a hotbed of jazz. Centered around the lush vocals and ukulele of Martina, "Love, Charley" sparkles with champagne melodies and dance rhythms. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine.
Saturday, October 29th, 2016
A Night at the Mansion: Sleepover at Coe Hall
7:00pm (Friday evening) – 8:00am (Saturday morning)
$40 Non-Members / $30 Members
Join us for an evening of fun and mystery! Enjoy an ice cream sundae, flashlight tour, late night movie (Disney Classic Bedknobs & Broomsticks) and then its lights out for a sleepover at Coe Hall. Bagels and juice will be served on Saturday morning. Children must have chaperone and must be 8-12 years of age. For reservations contact Jennifer (516) 922-8678. Space is limited.
From highly rhythmic and percussive to soft and melodic, Alan & Hugo create a unique and compelling musical soundscape. Their eclectic repertoire is a mix of original compositions as well as remixes of Spanish, Latin, Flamenco, Classical and Bossa Nova songs. Inspired by artists like The Gypsy Kings, Buena Vista Social Club, Rodrigo y Gabriela and Paco Peña among others, Alan and Hugo play a creative mix of World Fusion. Alan and Hugo have received acclaim at various events and venues in and around New York. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine.
Saturday December 3rd, 2016 at 7:00pm
Planting Fields Foundation’s DECK THE HALLS GALA & BENEFIT at Coe Hall
Friday, December 9th, 2016
11th Annual Tree Lighting and Visit from Santa
Free Admission! Free Activities! No Parking Fee!
6:00pm – 8:00pm / Tree will be lit at 6:00pm sharp!
Delight in all kinds of holiday excitement at Planting Fields including caroling by the Barber Shop Quartet, House of the Red Hart Singers, Hot Cocoa and refreshments at the Hay Barn/Visitor Center by COFFEED INC., Coe Hall will be decorated for the season and will be open for self-guided visits. Visit with Santa until 7:30pm in the Hay Barn! For more information, contact Jennifer Lavella (516) 922-8678.
Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th, 2016
HOLIDAY FESTIVAL AT COE HALL / $10 Admission Fee
FREE for members and children under 12
11:00am – 4:00pm, both days
Experience Coe Hall decorated in holiday style. See Santa, children’s face painting, decorate a gingerbread cookie to take home, listen to the wonderful live music throughout the day by Jack Kohl, Edward Daniel Pisano and the House of the Red Hart Singers. For more information, contact Jennifer Lavella (516) 922-8678.
Holiday Poinsettia & Cyclamen Display in the Main Greenhouse
10:00am – 4:00pm Daily in the Main Greenhouse
Free admission – on display during December
2017 WINTER & SPRING EVENTS
Sunday, January 15th, 2017
PARADISE GARDEN FESTIVAL / 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Snow Date: Sunday, January 22nd
Come and enjoy a touch of paradise in our winter garden at Planting Fields in our Main Greenhouse, featuring live steel drum music, and crafts for children throughout the day. Coe Hall will be open, featuring live music by Jack Kohl, $5 admission fee. Call Jennifer at (516) 922-8678 for more information.
West Side 5, an award-winning vocal jazz ensemble based in New York City, is known for its refined sound and sophisticated approach to jazz. Inspired by greats like Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, and The Real Group, WS5 has crafted its own unique sound, characterized by highly original arrangements, complex harmonies, and outstanding musicianship. The group formed in the summer of 2009, bringing together five old college friends on the west side of Manhattan. In 2016, the group won the Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweeps for the 2nd time, becoming the only group ever to do so. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine.
Sunday January 29th, 2017
CELEBRATE THE CHINESE NEW YEAR AT COE HALL
Snow Date: Sunday, February 5th
$10 Admission Fee / FREE for members and children under 12
11:00am – 4:00pm, both days
Come to Coe Hall to celebrate the Chinese lunar calendar. In China the celebrations continues for 16 days. The mansion will be brilliantly decorated with red lanterns! There will be Kumquat trees and peonies on display. There will be performances and craft activities for children. Enjoy craft activities, music and eat sweet rice cakes and oranges. For more information, contact Jennifer Lavella (516) 922-8678.
The Master Keys is a unique jazz and blues band that is stacked with some of the finest young musicians in New York City today. They specialize in the kind of soulful, jazz-inflected rhythm and blues that was popularized by greats like Ray Charles in the 50's and 60's, but also play jazz from the 30's through the 50's - with a whole lot of swing and verve. After all, one of their goals is to evoke the cool sophistication of jazz with the deep rootsy-ness of the blues. Another is to get everyone moving with them, and maybe even traveling to another time with them - to an era when real musicians, with real instruments, reached and moved people through music that was live, real, and raw. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine.
Sunday February 19th, 2017
CAMELLIA FESTIVAL / 10:00am – 4:00pm / rain or shine
Snow Date: Sunday, February 26th
Come and enjoy our Annual Camellia House Festival featuring live music, walking tours of the Camellia House, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, storyteller and activities for children. Coe Hall is open for self-guided visits. For more information, contact Jennifer Lavella (516) 922-8678.
Created in 2011 from the streets of Brooklyn, the Hot Club of Flatbush is inspired by the American hot jazz and Parisian acoustic jazz bands of the 1920's & 40's. Drawing from the spirit of legendary artists such as Django Reinhardt, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Edith Piaf, Gershwin, Berlin and others, the repertoire of this group is as diverse as Brooklyn itself. Led by guitarist Jayson Goodner, violinist Ben Swan, and vocalist Gretchen Vitamvas, the group performs arrangements of Gypsy Jazz standards and American Songbook Classics with a unique Brooklyn flair. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine.
Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th, 2017
ARBOR DAY FAMILY FESTIVAL
10:00am – 5:00pm / $20 per vehicle / Rain or Shine
Live music performances, children’s tree climb, face painting, circus acts, tree plantings, and lots of activities for children of all ages to enjoy! For more information, contact Jennifer Lavella (516) 922-8678.