Back by popular demand, Kidsfest returns to Old Westbury Gardens this fall! Visitors are invited for a day of fun and educational activities throughout historical Old Westbury Gardens on Sunday, September 16 from 12– 4pm. KidsFest is an interactive celebration of Kid Powerand the Environment hosting upwards of 1,000 visitors annually. Immersed in history, the former Phipps estate is the ideal location for students of all ages, with unique opportunities unlike anywhere else on Long Island.
Address: 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
Old Westbury, NY 11568
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.