EVENTS

  1. EXHIBITION ON VIEW: GERTRUDE VANDERBILT WHITNEY: SCULPTURE

    June 9 @ 11:30 am - September 30 @ 3:30 pm

    COE HALL ANNOUNCES NEW GERTRUDE VANDERBILT WHITNEY:  SCULPTURE EXHIBITION AT COE HALL – OPENS JUNE 9TH

    Organized by the Norton Museum of Art. This exhibition is made possible by the generosity of Anne Berkley Smith. Additional support is provided by The Priscilla and John Richman Endowment for American Art, The Mr. and Mrs. Hamish Maxwell Exhibition Endowment, and The Diane Belfer Endowment for Sculpture at the Norton Museum of Art.

    This summer Planting Field Foundation is exhibiting sculpture at Coe Hall by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney who lived on Long Island with a large 1913 purpose-built studio in Old Westbury by Delano & Aldrich. One hundred years ago her career as a well-known and successful artist began with her 1912 commission for the Titanic Memorial in Washington D. C. William R. Coe, owner of Planting Fields, and who made his fortune as a marine insurance broker, was involved with underwriting the ship’s loss. Coe knew Vanderbilt Whitney and in 1917, working with the Buffalo Bill Memorial Association in Cody, Wyoming, where he spent the summers, approached her to commission the larger than life-size equestrian sculpture of Buffalo Bill – The Scout. The piece was cast in bronze in Brooklyn and was exhibited in Central Park to popular acclaim before it went by rail to Cody, where to this day it remains a symbol of the town.

    Vanderbilt Whitney’s career continued to grow as she received more commissions and her work was often exhibited in New York and Paris, where she won prestigious awards. She began as a sculptor in her mid -twenties when she started to distance herself from the high society world into which she had been born. She was determined to establish herself as a creative artist, though her wealth, and being a woman in a world of mostly male sculptors, made it difficult for her to be taken seriously. Some of her best works in the exhibition are the realist bronzes of First World War trench soldiers whom she had observed when working at the front as a nurse. This year is the centenary of the end of the First World War which makes it fitting to see these twelve bronzes which are very rarely seen. This exhibition is the first since her death in 1942 to survey her career; there are over thirty pieces on show.

    Perhaps the most visually stunning of her sculptures in the exhibition, which takes pride of place in the great hall of the mansion, is her plaster model for the Memorial to the Sinking of the Lusitania, the ship which the Germans torpedoed in 1915. Her brother Alfred Vanderbilt was on board and was killed. It is an exceptionally bold and dramatic sculpture but was never cast in bronze.

    At Coe Hall is a plaster relief sculpture above a doorway, Wheat Harvesters, from 1921, just as the new mansion was being completed. The sculpture has been newly identified as probably made by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. No documentary evidence for the commission has been found but the work is very like other pieces by the artist.  The exhibition opens June 9th and is open daily through September 30th, 11:30am, last entrance 3:30pm.

    $5 admission fee at the door.

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  2. Music in The Garden – The Hot Jazz Jumpers

    July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Hot Jazz Jumpers perform 20s/30s, traditional jazz, music of New Orleans, blues, tin pan, ragtime, old timey, swing, world music and dance. They play an eclectic mix of traditional genres, Jazz, Blues, Gullah
    Geechee, R & B and World Music. The Hot Jazz Jumpers have performed at such New York venues as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, 55 Bar, and at venues around the world, including Japan, Spain, Brasil, Sweden, St. Kitts, Bermuda, Israel, Korea, Moscow, Omsk, Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Academy City, Canada & across the U.S.

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  3. Champagne Party – Masquerades & Motown

    August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Planting Fields Foundation’s Champagne Party – Masquerades & Motown

    Join us for our 10th annual champagne party.  This popular and fun garden soiree celebrates summer in the grandeur of the gardens at Coe Hall.  Enjoy plentiful hors d’oeuvres, desserts, champagne, craft beer and live Motown music! 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!  Dance the night away under the stars to the live music with the energetic and full of life Motown sound of the “City Sounds Music Experience.”  The ‘City Sounds Spectacular’ features a high octane 8-piece ensemble including a horn section that note for note emulates the Berry Gordy “Sounds Of Young America” that swept the nation then and still today keeps people “Dancing In The Streets”. Come to the Coe Hall’s “Brick House” and “Ease On Down The Road” and get on “Higher Ground” with ‘City and The Motown Sound’

    7:00pm                              Drinks

    7:30pm                              Cocktail Buffet

    8:30pm – 10:30pm         Dancing

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  4. MUSIC IN THE GARDEN- Bedlam Swing

    August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Bedlam Swing began to see the light of day as a jam session between friends within the NYC jazz community, and quickly grew from there into the cohesive and creative ensemble it is today. Members include Ellie Goodman on violin, Brandon Vetrano on guitar, Joshua Kaye on rhythm guitar, and James Robbins on bass. Within the general spectrum of jazz, Bedlam Swing play’s a wide variety of tunes ranging from unique takes on standards to original compositions.

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  5. CHILDREN’S EXHIBITION PROGRAM

    August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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    One event on July 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

    One event on August 11, 2018 at 12:00pm

    Children’s Exhibition Program at Coe Hall

    Make Your Own Sculpture

    $5 admission fee, members and children under 12 are free

    Come and learn about our new Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney:  Sculpture exhibition.  Children will make their own sculpture to take home.  This is the perfect hands-on event for families.  All supplies are provided, parent supervision required. 

    RESERVATIONS REQUIRED:  Call Max Fogel (516) 922-8668 or email education@plantingfields.org.  This event is limited to 10 children per session.

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  6. FREE CONCERT IN THE PARK – THE HAMBONES

    August 11 @ 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, upbeat music and the beauty at Planting Fields and exterior of Coe Hall!  .  Amazing that there are few tributes to a man who is arguably our greatest American songwriter, Bob Dylan!  The Hambones will perform a retrospective on Bob Dylan, touching on various periods of his staggering catalogue, dancing is encouraged!  Restrooms are available at the Main Greenhouse.  Coe Hall is closed during the concert. 

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  7. 8/12/18- NATURE SUNDAY – Oh Van Gogh Landscapes

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

    8/12/18- Oh Van Gogh Landscapes

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Come play with paints, as we explore post-impressionist Van Gogh’s landscape artworks. Our educator will display Van Gogh’s landscape paintings, and discuss with the children how he made them! We will also be having fun with paints.  For children 5 years and older.   All Nature Sundays are FREE admission with $8 parking fee.  Rain or Shine!  Registration is required, please contact Max Fogel at (516) 922-8668 or email education@plantingfields.org

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  8. THEATER IN THE PARK – WIZARD OF OZ

    August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Summer Theater in the Park – Wizard of Oz

    PRESENTED BY PLAZA THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS

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

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

    Bring a lawn chair or blanket for an evening of entertainment on the lawn.  Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion as they come to life in a stage adaptation featuring the music of the MGM movie.  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516) 922-8678 or email jlavella@plantingfields.org

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  9. Music in The Garden- Citigrass

    August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Citigrass, based in New York City, specializes in a kind of “urban bluegrass,” which blends rock, jazz and even classical influences with traditional bluegrass to create a hot, modern sound that attracts a much wider audience than most bluegrass acts. Citigrass has been praised by such diverse publications as “Bluegrass Unlimited,” “Relix,” “The Village Voice,” “NY Press,” and ” The band and its music have received national radio exposure through the highly successful run of both “Serpent in the Grass” and the debut album, “Citigrass”.

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  10. THEATER IN THE PARK – FUNNY GIRL

    August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Summer Theater in the Park – Funny Girl

    PRESENTED BY PLAZA THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS

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

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

    Bring a lawn chair or blanket for an evening of entertainment on the lawn.  The glorious story of Fanny Brice, one of the most celebrated entertainers of her time, rises to become a Ziegfeld star!  The award-winning score features Don’t Rain on My Parade and I’m the Greatest Star.  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516) 922-8678 or email jlavella@plantingfields.org

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  11. 8/26/18- Nature Sunday – Beautiful Butterflies

    August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    8/26/18- Beautiful Butterflies

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

                   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 and older.  All Nature Sundays are FREE admission with $8 parking fee.  Rain or Shine!  Registration is required, please contact Max Fogel at (516) 922-8668 or email education@plantingfields.org

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  12. FAMILY FUN NIGHT – STRUMMIN’ & DRUMMIN’

    August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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    One event on August 31, 2018 at 6:00pm

    6:00pm – 7:30pm at Coe Hall

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

    Bring a blanket and picnic dinner to Coe Hall for a night of FREE family fun.   The guys have a lively , fresh, very funky approach to kids music! Lots of crowd interaction, loads of instruments, hands on drumming, guitar accompanied sing a longs from around the world, adventurous stories, and great catchy original songs. All done with the perfect combination of Education and Entertainment– Or as we call it “Edutainment.”  No reservations required. 

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  13. FREE CONCERT IN THE PARK – RIVER OF DREAMS – AT THE HAY BARN!

    September 1 @ 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, upbeat music and the beauty at Planting Fields!  .  River of Dreams is a Billy Joel Tribute band that will knock your socks off!  Restrooms are available at the Main Greenhouse.  

    THIS CONCERT WILL TAKE PLACE BY THE HAY BARN, NOT COE HALL… THE HAY BARN AREA AT 6PM.

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  14. Music in The Garden – Cabaret Classics by Jack Kohl

    September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Imagine what it would be like to be a guest of the Coe’s on a late summer night, with a 1920s singer who is asked to sing in the Garden. Jack Kohl is a pianist and author from the north shore of Long Island. He began piano studies with Marie Babiak of Seaford. www.jacksonkohl.com Jen Fellman is a singer, actor and cabaret performer. She has performed at various venues including Don’t Tell Mama, Theatre Row and the French Consulate of New York.

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  15. FREE CONCERT IN THE PARK – WMD’S

    September 8 @ 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, upbeat music and the beauty at Planting Fields and exterior of Coe Hall!  . The WMD’s is a high energy band that Classic Rock and Motown to old-school Hip-Hop medleys, 80’s, 90’s and Top-40, The WMD’s can execute a show like no other.   Restrooms are available at the Main Greenhouse.  Coe Hall is closed during the concert.

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  16. 09/09/18- Magnificent Mansion

    September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    09/09/18- Magnificent Mansion

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

                   Visit Coe Hall and take a tour 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. For children 6 years and older.   All Nature Sundays are FREE admission with $8 parking fee.  Rain or Shine!  Registration is required, please contact Max Fogel at (516) 922-8668 or email education@plantingfields.org

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  17. MID-AUTUMN/MOON FESTIVAL

    September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    PRESENTED BY THE LICAA & PLANTING FIELDS FOUNDATION

    Experience the unique Asian festival celebration without a flight to Asia. Traditional Asian dance, music and marital arts on stage. Cultural activities showcase and festival games, arts and crafts booths, children’s activities, and fun for all. There will be live entertainment throughout the festival, with an abundance of traditional dance and music ranging across many styles and genres on the main stage.  Visitors will have more fun at various booths, where they will get hand-on experience with traditional cultural activities showcase (such as traditional paper cut arts, Calligraphy, Chinese painting, Shadow Theater play, and sculpture in flour) and festival games. Thousands of unique Chinese traditional handicrafts will be given away as prizes for interactive games. Vendors will be on-site to sell an assortment of treats, like the traditional moon cake and other unique ethnic foods.

    For further information please contact LICAA at info@licaa.org

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  18. BROADWAY AT COE HALL

    October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    BROADWAY AT COE HALL

    Purchase tickets early as space is limited! 

    On the evening of Thursday, Friday, October 5th, Coe Hall will come alive with the sounds of Broadway and as sung by some of the greatest start from Broadway’s biggest shows!  Broadway credited performers include Rob Gallagher (Les Miserables, South Pacific), Marie Danvers (Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, the Fantasticks), Kathy Voytko, and Lisa Howard.  Performers will be accompanied by our 1913 Steinway grand piano played by pianist Jack Kohl, who has performed as Musical Director for over twelve years in the New York theater area, including countless concert appearances with Broadway actors.  Join us before the show for wine and cheese reception in the Dining Room of Coe Hall.

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  19. FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL $20 per vehicle

    October 7 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Rain or shine!

    Halloween trick or treat and costume parade, live music with Jerome Smith City Sounds, and the Como Brothers,  jumbo garden games, pumpkins for sale, pony rides, face painting, watercolor demonstrations and Halloween bounce house, dahlia garden open and Coe Hall Open.  Contact Jennifer Lavella (516) 922-8678 or jlavella@plantingfields.org for more information.

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  20. MUSIC AT THE MANSION 10/12

    October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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EXHIBITION ON VIEW: GERTRUDE VANDERBILT WHITNEY: SCULPTURE

June 9 @ 11:30 am - September 30 @ 3:30 pm
Fri 27

Music in The Garden – The Hot Jazz Jumpers

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm