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Long Island’s most iconic, truly unique, family-friendly fall event, RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns, is returning in October 2019 to Old Westbury Gardens for the eighth year in a row! See 5,000 hand-carved illuminated jack o’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path, and set to a musical score designed to bring out the fall spirit in visitors of all ages! This year, they’ve redesigned the entire event from the ground up in ways that will wow both RISE newbies and returning RISE fans!
71 Old Westbury Road
Old Westbury, NY
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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