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. MID-AUTUMN/MOON FESTIVAL

    September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    PRESENTED BY THE LICAA & PLANTING FIELDS FOUNDATION

    The 4th Long Island Annual Moon Festival (also as known as the Mid-Autumn Festival) is going to take place at the beautiful Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, the former Gold Coast estate of the W.R. Coe family. The festival will be filled with attractive traditional Chinese arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibitions, children friendly activities, pony rides, petting zoo, corporate sponsors and non-stop entertainment.

    Live entertainment, such as traditional dances and music, encompassing a variety of styles and genres, will be performed throughout the festival on the main stage. In particular, we have invited the Asian Cultural Symphony from New York City to play on stage. Most members of the orchestra are professional musicians who graduated from world renowned musical institutions, such as the New York Juilliard School. Some members have also played with major orchestras in the United States. The orchestra performed hundreds of times across the United State, including performing at New York Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Carnegie Hall, New York City Hall, the United Nations Headquarters, and the United States Capitol.

    The second part is Chinese traditional culture demonstration and festival games: Visitors will have more fun at different booths. They will get hands-on experience with traditional cultural activities, such as traditional paper cut arts, calligraphy, Chinese painting, Shadow Theater play, Chinese sugar painting and flour dough sculpture, and festival games that have been played over 1,000 years. Thousands of unique Chinese traditional handicrafts will be given away as prizes for interactive games.

    The third part of the festival is the Art Fair. It will be the biggest and most creative Chinese art event in Long Island area with fashion show. Over 30 local, national and international artists and exhibitors to showcase their original diverse and carefully curated selection of artworks.

    Sponsors will be on-site to provide an assortment of snacks. Festival food like the traditional moon cake will be available for purchase.

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

    Admission fee: pre-sale $25 per car, all activities are included with admission
    To buy tickets, please go to https://licaa.yapsody.com/event/index/301206/moon-festival-2018

    $35 per car at the gate.

     

     

     

     

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  3. 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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  4. 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) 922-8688 or jlavella@plantingfields.org for more information.

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  5. MUSIC AT THE MANSION 10/12- THE CAROLINA GENTS

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

    Comprised of some of the best bluegrass, americana, and country musicians in the New York/ New England area, The Carolina Gents can provide the pure, sweet sounds of appalachia, then crank up the hootin and hollerin’ on the dance floor; playing all songs with a southern twang and effortless production.  Like a cool glass of sweet tea on a hot afternoon in the Carolina sun!

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  6. HAUNTED HALLOWEEN NIGHTS AT COE HALL

    October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    HAUNTED HALLOWEEN NIGHTS at Coe Hall

    Haunted House, second floor exhibition spaces

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Thursday, October 25, 2018

    Friday, October 26, 2018

    Saturday, October 27, 2018

    Coe Hall opens its majestic doors to present you with Haunted Halloween Nights.  Celebrate Halloween and embrace it as your own as you explore this Haunted House, which will thrill you with exciting special effects, frightening ghosts, live music from Jack Kohl, and performances throughout each evening.

    Not recommended for children under 14.
    Children under 12 are not permitted.
    Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Cash Only at door, advanced ticket sales end at 4pm, door tickets available!

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  7. Frankenstein: Little Mary’s Monster Radio Drama

    October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

    One event on October 27, 2018 at 2:00pm

    One event on October 28, 2018 at 2:00pm

    Performances by Actors Diana Heinlein and David Houston
    in an hour-long performance reading in the style of Radio Drama.

    Mary Shelley began her masterpiece in 1815 when she was 18 years old. It was published 3 years later, 200 years ago. Since then her thrilling story has spawned more than 70 movie versions (starting with Thomas Edison’s silent in 1910), most of them drastically unfaithful to Mary’s haunting and horrific vision. This program, with sound effects and with background music by Bernard Herrmann, time-travels back to learn heart-stopping truths from Mary Shelley’s manuscript.

    This event is free with $5 admission to Coe Hall.  No reservations are necessary.

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  8. HAUNTED HALLOWEEN NIGHTS AT COE HALL

    October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    HAUNTED HALLOWEEN NIGHTS at Coe Hall

    Haunted House, second floor exhibition spaces

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Thursday, October 25, 2018

    Friday, October 26, 2018

    Saturday, October 27, 2018

    Coe Hall opens its majestic doors to present you with Haunted Halloween Nights.  Celebrate Halloween and embrace it as your own as you explore this Haunted House, which will thrill you with exciting special effects, frightening ghosts, live music from Jack Kohl, and performances throughout each evening.

    Not recommended for children under 14.
    Children under 12 are not permitted.
    Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Cash Only at door, advanced ticket sales end at 4pm, door tickets available!

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  9. Frankenstein: Little Mary’s Monster Radio Drama

    October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

    One event on October 27, 2018 at 2:00pm

    One event on October 28, 2018 at 2:00pm

    Performances by Actors Diana Heinlein and David Houston
    in an hour-long performance reading in the style of Radio Drama.

    Mary Shelley began her masterpiece in 1815 when she was 18 years old. It was published 3 years later, 200 years ago. Since then her thrilling story has spawned more than 70 movie versions (starting with Thomas Edison’s silent in 1910), most of them drastically unfaithful to Mary’s haunting and horrific vision. This program, with sound effects and with background music by Bernard Herrmann, time-travels back to learn heart-stopping truths from Mary Shelley’s manuscript.

    This event is free with $5 admission to Coe Hall.  No reservations are necessary.

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  10. HAUNTED HALLOWEEN NIGHTS AT COE HALL

    October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    HAUNTED HALLOWEEN NIGHTS at Coe Hall

    Haunted House, second floor exhibition spaces

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Thursday, October 25, 2018

    Friday, October 26, 2018

    Saturday, October 27, 2018

    Coe Hall opens its majestic doors to present you with Haunted Halloween Nights.  Celebrate Halloween and embrace it as your own as you explore this Haunted House, which will thrill you with exciting special effects, frightening ghosts, live music from Jack Kohl, and performances throughout each evening.

    Not recommended for children under 14.
    Children under 12 are not permitted.
    Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Cash Only at door, advanced ticket sales end at 4pm, door tickets available!

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  11. HAUNTED HALLOWEEN NIGHTS AT COE HALL

    October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    HAUNTED HALLOWEEN NIGHTS at Coe Hall

    Haunted House, second floor exhibition spaces

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Thursday, October 25, 2018

    Friday, October 26, 2018

    Saturday, October 27, 2018

    Coe Hall opens its majestic doors to present you with Haunted Halloween Nights.  Celebrate Halloween and embrace it as your own as you explore this Haunted House, which will thrill you with exciting special effects, frightening ghosts, live music from Jack Kohl, and performances throughout each evening.

    Not recommended for children under 14.
    Children under 12 are not permitted.
    Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Cash Only at door, advanced ticket sales end at 4pm, door tickets available!

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  12. Frankenstein: Little Mary’s Monster Radio Drama

    October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

    One event on October 27, 2018 at 2:00pm

    One event on October 28, 2018 at 2:00pm

    Performances by Actors Diana Heinlein and David Houston
    in an hour-long performance reading in the style of Radio Drama.

    Mary Shelley began her masterpiece in 1815 when she was 18 years old. It was published 3 years later, 200 years ago. Since then her thrilling story has spawned more than 70 movie versions (starting with Thomas Edison’s silent in 1910), most of them drastically unfaithful to Mary’s haunting and horrific vision. This program, with sound effects and with background music by Bernard Herrmann, time-travels back to learn heart-stopping truths from Mary Shelley’s manuscript.

    This event is free with $5 admission to Coe Hall.  No reservations are necessary.

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  13. HAUNTED HALLOWEEN NIGHTS AT COE HALL

    October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    HAUNTED HALLOWEEN NIGHTS at Coe Hall

    Haunted House, second floor exhibition spaces

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Thursday, October 25, 2018

    Friday, October 26, 2018

    Saturday, October 27, 2018

    Coe Hall opens its majestic doors to present you with Haunted Halloween Nights.  Celebrate Halloween and embrace it as your own as you explore this Haunted House, which will thrill you with exciting special effects, frightening ghosts, live music from Jack Kohl, and performances throughout each evening.

    Not recommended for children under 14.
    Children under 12 are not permitted.
    Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Cash Only at door, advanced ticket sales end at 4pm, door tickets available!

    Read More

  14. Frankenstein: Little Mary’s Monster Radio Drama

    October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

    One event on October 27, 2018 at 2:00pm

    One event on October 28, 2018 at 2:00pm

    Performances by Actors Diana Heinlein and David Houston
    in an hour-long performance reading in the style of Radio Drama.

    Mary Shelley began her masterpiece in 1815 when she was 18 years old. It was published 3 years later, 200 years ago. Since then her thrilling story has spawned more than 70 movie versions (starting with Thomas Edison’s silent in 1910), most of them drastically unfaithful to Mary’s haunting and horrific vision. This program, with sound effects and with background music by Bernard Herrmann, time-travels back to learn heart-stopping truths from Mary Shelley’s manuscript.

    This event is free with $5 admission to Coe Hall.  No reservations are necessary.

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  15. MUSIC AT THE MANSION 11/2-THE HOODOO LOUNGERS

    November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    The HooDoo Loungers are a nine piece East Coast based band performing music inspired by the rhythms, sounds, history and spirit of New Orleans. The band’s sound encompasses traditional New Orleans Jazz, Brass Band, classic R&B and funk – a blend of original music and re-arranged New Orleans classics. The HooDoo’s perform a high energy and highly entertaining show that will please young and old alike. Since it’s formation in 2008, the HooDoo’s have performed at numerous East Coast music festivals and concerts as well as performing at top music venues such as the Paramount Theater (Huntington), The Stephen Talkhouse (The Hamptons) and B.B. Kings Blues Club (NYC).

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  16. The Country House Conference – Bold and British

    November 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    The American Country House Foundation in partnership with Planting Fields Foundation are proud to present the 2018 Country House Conference, “Bold and British”, an exploration of historic British country houses. The conference will take place November 3rd at historic Coe Hall. Guests will fully immerse themselves into the world of the British country house with a full day of topics ranging from decorative arts to lost country houses. Further information will be announced shortly.

    General Admission $75.00

    For Members Discount please contact: Catherine Moyle at catherine@americancountryhousefoundation.org

    For Student Discounts please contact Catherine Moyle. 

    For more information about the American Country House Foundation visit https://www.americancountryhousefoundation.org

     

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  17. DECK THE HALLS GALA

    December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Save the date and join us for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and dancing for this annual special evening to celebrate the holidays at historic Coe Hall.  For details, reservations, and sponsorship opportunities, contact Jennifer Lavella jlavella@plantingfields.org

     

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  18. TREE LIGHTING & VISIT FROM SANTA

    December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    FREE Admission!  Free Activities!  No Parking Fee!

    Tree will be lit outside on the Camellia House Lawn at 6:00pm sharp and takes place outdoors!

    Delight in all kinds of holiday excitement at Planting Fields Arboretum.  Coe Hall decorated for the season, will be open for self-guided visits.  Enjoy live music with Jack Kohl in the Great Hall and the House of the Red Hart Singers who will stroll around.  Visit with Santa until 7:30pm inside the Hay Barn!  The tree will be lit at 6:00pm sharp!  For more information, email jlavella@plantingfields.org or call (516) 922-8688 or (516) 922-8678.

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  19. HOLIDAY FESTIVAL AT COE HALL

    December 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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    One event on December 9, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on December 15, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on December 16, 2018 at 11:00am

    HOLIDAY FESTIVAL AT COE HALL

    $10 Admission Fee / FREE for members and children under 12

    11:00am – 4:00pm, both weekends

    Experience gorgeous Coe Hall decorated in holiday style and enjoy the holiday spirit!  See Santa, children’s face painting, listen to the wonderful live music throughout the day by Jack Kohl (pianist), the Como Brothers and the House of the Red Hart singers.  No reservations are necessary.  For more information, email:  jlavella@plantingfields.org or call 516-922-8688.

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  20. HOLIDAY FESTIVAL AT COE HALL

    December 9 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on December 9, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on December 15, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on December 16, 2018 at 11:00am

    HOLIDAY FESTIVAL AT COE HALL

    $10 Admission Fee / FREE for members and children under 12

    11:00am – 4:00pm, both weekends

    Experience gorgeous Coe Hall decorated in holiday style and enjoy the holiday spirit!  See Santa, children’s face painting, listen to the wonderful live music throughout the day by Jack Kohl (pianist), the Como Brothers and the House of the Red Hart singers.  No reservations are necessary.  For more information, email:  jlavella@plantingfields.org or call 516-922-8688.

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EXHIBITION ON VIEW: GERTRUDE VANDERBILT WHITNEY: SCULPTURE

June 9 @ 11:30 am - September 30 @ 3:30 pm
Sun 23

MID-AUTUMN/MOON FESTIVAL

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm