Summertime Stargazers

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August 04, 2011

8:30pm.

Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury

All Ages

$5; free kids 17 and under accompanied by an adult

Event description: Grab your flashlights for a twilight summer stroll through the gardens. Later, using homemade telescopes, the Astronomical Society of Long Island will guide you through the galaxies to view the moon and the planets.

Address: 71 Old Westbury Road
Old Westbury, NY 11590
Phone: 516-333-0048
Website: oldwestburygardens.org

About Old Westbury Gardens


Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children. Completed in 1906 by the English designer, George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes.  Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family's residence.

Today, Westbury Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for guided tours of Westbury House and Gardens, in-depth tours of the formal gardens, school visits, children's programs and events, family programs, museum exhibits, classic car shows, indoor and outdoor classical concerts, summer pop concerts, slide lectures, book signings, horticultural demonstrations and workshops,  Scottish Games, botanical arts and gardening classes, and Master Gardener and Educator-led Talks and Tours of topics relating to horticulture, art, history, design and architecture.  






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