COE HALL OPEN FOR THE SEASON

DAILY MARCH 28TH – OCTOBER 4TH, 2015

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)

 

 

 

MARCH

 

Opening Night & Preview Party

Heels and Wheels: The Big Noise Around Little Toys

Friday, March 27th at the Manor House

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Celebrate the opening of our new exhibition! A fun look at two iconic toys, the Barbie Doll and the Matchbox car that revolutionized play and the toy industry Post World War II. Tour the exhibition featuring compelling three dimensional arrangements with astounding levels of craftsmanship that speak to children and adults alike. Creative dress is encouraged. Wine and cheese will be served. Tickets $20 Non-Members/$10 Members, for more information call Michelle Benes 516-922-8682 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

EXHIBITION OPENS AT THE MANOR HOUSE: 

Heels and Wheels: The Big Noise Around Little Toys

On view March 28th – September 7th, 2015

Open daily 11:30am – 3:30pm at the Manor House, Planting Fields / Free with $8 parking fee

 

This summer fashion conscious Barbie dolls and sleek Matchbox cars will be strutting and cruising at Planting Fields. The exhibition, “Heels and Wheels: The Big Noise Around Little Toys” chronicles the history of these toys. The show is revealing about the broad culture of American life, particularly in the 1950s, 60s and 70s during the initial hay day of Barbies and Matchbox toys.

 

 

Saturday, March 28th 2015

Rip the Runway: Fashionista Design Workshop at the Manor House

2:00pm - 3:30pm / Free with $8 Parking Fee

 

Calling all fashion enthusiasts ages 8-14! We have partnered with Abrakadoodle to bring you, a fashion forward, drawing design workshop. Come and learn the core essentials of fashion design and create your very own outfit. This is the perfect event for starting or adding to a portfolio, as drawings will be mounted on professional backing paper with the option of having your work hung to go along with our Heels & Wheels exhibit! All supplies are provided. Reservations required, call Andrea Crivello (516) 922-8688 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

March 28th, 2015 at 1:00PM

Long Island Daylily Society Presents

"New or Underused Annuals, Perennials and Shrubs" by Tom Stemmler, Owner of Daisy Garden, Bayport

Main Greenhouse at Planting Fields - FREE with $8 Parking Fee

 

Tom will bring samples of his favorite or new or under used plants from Daisy Garden, located in Bayport.  It is a favorite nursery of many of our LIDS members.  Since 1970, the Daisy Garden as offered quality plants at reasonable prices from their three acre site.  Contact the Long Island Daylily Society at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

APRIL

 

 

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Theater at Coe Hall - The Adventures of Peter Rabbit

Presented by the Theatre Three of Port Jefferson

11:00am – 12:00pm

FREE with $5 admission fee to Coe Hall / $8 Parking Fee

 

Coe Hall will become a theatre for Theatre Three’s production of their original play The Adventures of Peter Rabbit.  Hop over to Coe Hall for this fun and spirited production!  General seating, come early for best available seats.  Contact Andrea Crivello (516) 922-8688 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

 

 

African Violet & Gesneriad Plant Show & Sale

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

$8 Parking Fee, for more information email Carolyn Klein, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Playdate: Author/Illustrator Program for Children at the Manor House
2:00pm / Free with $8 Parking Fee

 

Husband/wife duo Greg Attonito (The Bouncing Souls) and singer/songwriter Shanti Wintergate have written and illustrated a unique and evocative chapter book for the precocious pre-schooler. Join them as they read from their book I Went For A Walk. Families will be taken on a fantastic voyage in this special Author/Illustrator program where you will travel the deserts and oceans of Earth before suddenly becoming airborne – flying above the Earth into an amazing landscape of space where “The view was more beautiful than I could imagine.” Following the reading there will be an encore acoustic musical performance where Play Date will perform songs from their award-winning family music album Imagination.  Contact Michelle Benes at (516) 922-8682 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.            

 

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Long Island Daylily Society Meeting at 1:00PM

Main Green House Classroom / Free with $8 Parking Fee at gate

 

Richard Norris is a Daylily Hybridizer from northwest Ohio, Zone 6, as Ashwood Garden. He feels it is important to have a good plant under a pretty flower.  He hybridizes for good bud count, branching and the health and vigor of the plant.  Richard's plants are known for their "instan re-bloom" and expanding throats as well as the overall size of the blossoms.  For more information about this meeting contact Toni at (631) 744-8354.

 

Saturday, April 25th and Sunday, April 26th, 2015

ARBOR DAY FAMILY FESTIVAL

10:00AM – 5:00PM / Rain or shine / $20 per vehicle

 

The 2015 Arbor Day Family Festival features live musical shows by the crowd’s favorites Peat Moss and the Fertilizers, NEW performances by National Circus Project, kid’s tree climb by Wonderland Tree Care, NEW performances by Playdate, petting zoo, face painting, TR Sanctuary, caricaturists, plant clinics, tree plantings with Smokey the Bear, FREE self-guided visits of Coe Hall.  The festival is a collaborative effort between Planting Fields Foundation and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.   $20 per car load; once inside the park all activities are FREE! For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516) 922-8678 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

MAY

 

 

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Movie Night at Coe Hall – Life Size

Showtime: 6:00pm (Rain or Shine)

 

Join us for a free movie presentation of the classic, Life Size to celebrate the Heels & Wheels:  The Big Noise around Little Toys Exhibition.  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella (516) 922-8678 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Saturday, May 16th

Into the Garden:  Plein Air Painting with Annie Shaver-Crandell

10:00am – 3:00pm /FREE with $8 Parking Fee

Please meet at the end of the West Parking lot by the Main Greenhouse.

 

Come be inspired by the gardens and landscapes at Planting Fields and paint with Annie Shaver-Crandell, member of the Salmagundi Club in New York.  Materials are artist’s choice (oil, acrylic, or watercolor) and space is limited to 20 participants.  Bring a bag lunch or purchase snacks at the café.  A list of suggested materials will be emailed to participants prior to the workshop.  Contact Andrea Crivello (516) 922-8688 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

 

 

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Concert in the Park - Konkoction

6:00pm – 7:30pm at Coe Hall, West Portico

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

 

Bring a chair, blanket, and an outdoor picnic to enjoy great music and the beauty at Planting Fields and exterior of Coe Hall!  Konkoction’s intensely contagious melodies will keep you grooving and singing along with a blend of silky smooth jazz and island infused sound!  Coe Hall is closed during the concert.  Restrooms are available at the Main Greenhouse.  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516)922-8678 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The Long Island Orchid Society Festival

Friday, May 29th - Sunday, May 31st

9:00am - 5:00pm at the Conference Center, Planting Fields / $8 Parking Fee


The Long Island Orchid Society in conjunction with Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park will be holding the Third Annual Long Island Orchid Festival!  There will be orchid vendors from around the world, include lectures from advanced orchid growers and an orchid painting demonstration.  Admission is FREE with the $8 parking fee.

 

 

 

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Summer Theater in the Park

Man of La Mancha, Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc.

6:00pm / FREE admission / No Parking Fee / No Reservations Required

 

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

 

Join Don Quixote as he tilts windmills and fights to right all wrongs in this award winning “impossible dream” musical!  This classic show and one of the great theater successes of our time has been enjoyed by all audiences all over the world.  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516) 922-8678 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

JUNE

 

 

 

Monday, June 15th, 2015

PLANTING FIELDS FOUNDATION’S GOLF CLASSIC

Mill River Club, Upper Brookville

 

Join us for our first annual Golf Classic at the Mill River Club!  We begin at 10:00am with registration and breakfast, followed by a shotgun start at 12:00pm.  Lunch will be served on the course, followed by cocktails, dinner buffet and raffle auction at 5:30pm.  Contact Jennifer Lavella (516) 922-8678 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and sponsorship opportunities!

 

 

 

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Concert in the Park – Ainslee Street Vibes

6:00pm – 7:30pm at Coe Hall, West Portico

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

 

Bring a chair, blanket, and an outdoor picnic to enjoy great music and the beauty at Planting Fields and exterior of Coe Hall!  Ainslee Street Vibes is a collective of Brooklyn based musicians that combing modern-chic style with top quality music entertainment rooted in vintage jazz tradition! Coe Hall is closed during the concert.  Restrooms are available at the Main Greenhouse.  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516)922-8678 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

FAMILY FUN NIGHT – Strummin’ & Drummin’

6:00pm – 7:30pm at Coe Hall, West Portico

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

 

Bring a chair, blanket, and an outdoor picnic to enjoy great music and the beauty at Planting Fields and exterior of Coe Hall!  Strummin’ & Drummin’blends catchy lyrics with world rhythms into styles of pop, world music, blues and jazz. Their music is fun for the kids of course, but also hip for the parents too.  Come out and enjoy this fun and interactive night!  Coe Hall is closed during the concert.  Restrooms are available at the Main Greenhouse.  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516)922-8678 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

JULY

 

 

 

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Concert in the Park – Vivaldi performed by the Dolce Ensemble

6:00pm – 7:30pm at Coe Hall, West Portico

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

 

Bring a chair, blanket, and an outdoor picnic to enjoy beautiful Vivaldi music and the beauty at Planting Fields and exterior of Coe Hall!  Coe Hall is closed during the concert.  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516) 922-8678 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Summer Theater in the Park

SHREK the Musical!  Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc.

6:00pm / FREE admission / No Parking Fee / No Reservations Required

 

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

 

For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516) 922-8678 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

NSLGA – Landscape Show

9:00am – 5:00pm at the Farm, Planting Fields

For more information about this landscape show, contact the NSLGA directly at (631) 665-2250.

 

Saturday, July 25th 2015

Broadway Comes to Coe Hall – more information to come!

 

7:00pm – 10:00pm

 

 

 

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AUGUST

 

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Concert in the Park – 3 West

6:00pm – 7:30pm at Coe Hall, West Portico

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!  3 West is an acoustic duo, originally from New Jersey, and now performing out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 3 WEST performs over 200 shows a year and is one of the most booked acts in the Tri-State area. With their range of music interests, you can hear them perform their country/pop originals, acoustic renditions of some of the most current popular hits, as well as some favorites from years past. Coe Hall is closed during the concert.  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516)922-8678 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Friday, August 7th 2015

Planting Fields Foundation’s 7th Annual Champagne Party, A Totally Awesome 80s’ Party!

7:00pm-10:30pm at Coe Hall

$75.00 Members/Firefighters/Military/Police/EMS

$100.00 Non-Member

 

Celebrate summer in the grandeur of the gardens at Coe Hall.  Enjoy a cocktail buffet catered by Jeff Lawton Events featuring plentiful hors d’oeuvres, savory desserts, champagne, wine, sangria and craft beer.  We’re going back to the days of metal bands and big hair - grab some leg warmers, muscle shirts or acid wash to wear.  Bring your dancin’ shoes because we’re gonna get Footloose!  Dance under the stars all evening to the energetic and fun music provided by Tommy’s Tunes.  Join us to celebrate the best decade yet at this fun garden soiree!  For tickets or additional information please call Michelle Benes (516)922-8682 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Summer Theater in the Park

West Side Story, Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc.

6:00pm / FREE admission / No Parking Fee / No Reservations Required

 

Rain or Shine at the Hay Barn/Visitor’s Center at Planting Fields. The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre’s finest accomplishments.  The award-winning score includes Maria, Tonight, I Feel Pretty, Somewhere, and the hilarious, Gee Officer Krupke.  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516) 922-8678 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Concert in the Park – North Shore Pops Concert Band

6:00pm – 7:30pm at Coe Hall, West Portico

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.  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516)922-8678 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Concert in the Park – River of Dreams, A Billy Joel Tribute Band

6:00pm – 7:30pm at Coe Hall, West Portico

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

 

Bring a chair, blanket, and an outdoor picnic to enjoy great music and the beauty at Planting Fields and exterior of Coe Hall!  River of Dreams is a six piece authentic tribute to the music of Billy Joel covering three decades of his most popular songs.  Coe Hall is closed during the concert.  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516)922-8678 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

Friday, September 4th 2015

Family Fun Night at Coe Hall

Free Admission / No Parking Fee / No reservations required

Restrooms open at Main Greenhouse

5:30pm – 7:30pm

 

Bring a blanket and picnic dinner to the West Portico and lawn garden at Coe Hall for a night of family fun.  Enjoy DJ music by Tommy’s Tunes, all evening.  Bring glow sticks for after dark fun!   No reservations required for more information please contact Jennifer Lavella (516) 922-8678 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Concert in the Park – The Hambones, A Bob Dylan Tribute Band

5:30pm – 7:00pm at Coe Hall, West Portico

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

 

Bring a chair, blanket, and an outdoor picnic to enjoy celebrating music and the 40th anniversary of Bob Dylan’s classic album, Blood on the Tracks!  Coe Hall is closed during the concert.  Restrooms are available at the Main Greenhouse.  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516)922-8678 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Beethoven Celebration at Coe Hall –  Concert & Lecture

1:00pm concert, 2:00pm lecture, 3:00pm concert

FREE with $5 admission to Coe Hall ($8 parking fee)

 

A delightful concert of Beethoven performed by Jack Kohl, classically trained pianist who has performed Beethoven at the American Landmarks Festival and Paul Hall at Julliard, and Paul Statsky, Brooklyn native and Julliard trained violinist with the Asheville Symphony and Governor’s School for the Arts.  Contact Jennifer Lavella (516) 922-8678 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

HOURS & INFORMATION

PARK HOURS:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm daily

$8 per car until Nov, 18th

COE HALL HOURS:

Self-Guided Visits to Coe Hall

11:30 am - 3:30 pm 3/28 - 9/30 daily

October Weekends only

$5 Non-Members

Members & Children under 12 are free

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