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(RESCHEDULED) Walking tour of Old Westbury Gardens - Long Island

  • Old Westbury Gardens

    71 Old Westbury Road , Westbury, NY (map)

    40.776470 -73.602829

  • My cell will be in my RSVP 1-week prior to our event
  • General Admission: $10.00/per person

    Refund policy

  • UPDATE 5/9:

    RESCHEDULED for 6/15. Sorry folks, but due to expected weekend thunderstorms, we need to reschedule the event. At least all the recent rains will be great for growing more greenery when we finally make it!

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    We will be touring / walking the grounds of Old Westbury House & Gardens (WHG).

    There is a $10 admission fee, payable at the grounds. This covers General Admission for the Westbury House and the Gardens.

    There are some rules of the grounds. Please ensure you follow this link to review them - http://www.oldwestburygardens.org/plan_general_info.htm - Thank you.

    We will be doing a self-guided tour. There are brochures available at the grounds.

    WHG volunteers conduct official house tours on the hour or 1/2-hour, based on their availability. Depending on the size of our group, we may have to break into smaller, staggered groups, to tour the house. Guided tours are 45 minutes.

    Stay tuned to this event page, for updates as the date draws near.

    See you there!

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    UPDATE 4/27:

    LIRR Info:  I will be taking the LIRR out of Penn Sta.  For anyone else doing the same, here are the schedules:

    Depart 8:22am - Arrive 9:05am - OFF Peak Ticket to Westbury Station
    Depart 9:22am - Arrive 10:05am - OFF Peak Ticket to Westbury Station

    I will be walking from Westbury Station to the Gardens. 
    Yes.. Walking. Here is the map route: http://goo.gl/maps/V3eC6

    It is approximately 2.5 miles. Less than 1 hour walk time at a casual pace. 
    I will be taking the 8:22am train. Anyone wishing to join me, please meet me at Penn Station No Later Than 8:15. Train tracks are announced 5 minutes prior to departure.

    With a 9:05 arrival, that leaves time to maybe grab a snack and/or coffee near the train station (It's a small station. There's not much there, so don't expect much.. if anything.) and time to gather folks up for a leisurely walk to the gardens.

    If you take the 9:22am train, you'll need to grab a cab to the gardens to arrive by 11am. Again.. fair warning.. there's not much there. Including a dearth of cabs in waiting. It's best to have the ph# for a cab company in case you have to call for one.
    Try: AllSeasonsTaxi @[masked] - http://www.allseasonstaxi.com
    Or: Westbury Cab Service @ (516)[masked]

    Here are the official (mostly driving) directions from the website:
    http://www.oldwestburygardens.org/plan_directions.htm

     


     

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  • Tess

    I am so sorry, you have my deepest condolences...she fought hard, I will pray for her and will hope that she will rest in peace, especially after such a long and hard battle with cancer. If you need something, please let me know....

    June 12, 2013

  • Pamela

    Sorry to hear about your family emergency. I still plan on going if the weather is good. If anyone wants to join me, let me know. Pamela

    June 11, 2013

  • Steve H

    Folks.. I am so very sorry..

    Due to a family emergency, I am unable to host our Westbury Gardens event.

    I will try to reschedule this at a later date.

    I apologize for the late inconvenience. - Steve

    June 11, 2013

    • Andie

      All the best to you and your family, Steve!

      June 11, 2013

  • Jane

    Kathleen, Quynh and Sharon, my cell phone #:[masked]-0188. Call me to finalize place/time.

    May 7, 2013

    • Kathleen

      Hi Jane. Due to date schedule change, I had to unfortunately cancel my RSVP. I just wanted to let you know and also wanted to thank you for the gracious ride offer. Take care and hope to see you at another event.

      May 20, 2013

  • nirit

    sounds lovely

    May 11, 2013

  • Henry

    Quick question, what happens if it rains?

    May 7, 2013

    • Henry

      I been seeing scattered rain all week, w

      1 · May 10, 2013

    • Alisa

      Psychic friend!

      May 10, 2013

  • Steve H

    Unfortunately, we have to reschedule this event. There is a huge thunderstorm moving our way and the NYC area is looking at a very wet weekend.

    May 10, 2013

  • Theresa

    Good question regarding meeting place! Hope the weather's good!

    May 9, 2013

  • Lisa D.

    Cant get there easily....will try later in the year! Enjoy all

    May 9, 2013

  • Kimi

    Where are we meeting at old west bury gardens?

    May 7, 2013

    • Krp D.

      I was wondering the same thing. I've never been here before. I guess i'll look for a big group of 75 people!! :)

      May 9, 2013

  • Jane

    Hi Quynh. I will be driving from Staten Island. I can pick you up at a Bay Ridge (Brooklyn) train station. Also, if anybody needs carpooling, you're welcome to join me.

    April 14, 2013

    • Kathleen

      Yay! Thanks...

      May 3, 2013

    • Kathleen

      What time are we all meeting at the Bay Ridge train station?

      May 9, 2013

  • Lori

    Is anyone departing from Queens? Rego Park, forest hills?

    April 19, 2013

    • Lori

      Thank you Janny; let me have your number so we can get together; I live behind Cotsco; Horace harding express way exit; my cell is (347)[masked]

      May 3, 2013

    • Janny T

      Shing, yes, you can. My cell is[masked]-4629. Hope the weather will be good.

      May 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Vet emergency :-(

    May 6, 2013

  • Steve H

    Be sure to see the LIRR Updates. My Cell# 2OI (233) 57*82

    April 27, 2013

  • Christine

    Started a class on Saturday mornings.

    April 24, 2013

  • Jane

    Sharon, I will be driving and can pick you up at a subway station in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

    April 24, 2013

  • Alisa

    I may be driving as well, not sure until closer to the date, but would be leaving from Queens (near the J line) Keep you posted!

    April 17, 2013

    • Stanley

      May I join u fm Sunnyside Queens pls?

      April 24, 2013

  • Sharon

    Is there anyone driving from Manhattan? I live near Grand Central and can meet you at any subway station. Will share the related gas/toll fees. :)

    April 24, 2013

  • Ameya A.

    Hi guys. This is my first meetup with the group. I will be coming from Jersey City. Anyone else going from this area? By public transit it will take 2.5 hours from here. Would anyone like to carpool?

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just realized I'll be in Florida that weekend (Mother's Day).

    April 19, 2013

  • JohnO

    Can this location be reached by public transportation. The grounds look lovely.

    March 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I would join you if we have a big enough walking group.

      April 13, 2013

    • Yon

      I would much rather split on cabs to the gardens from the LIRR and use the energy I have to explore the grounds.

      April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone travelling there from Manhattan? I new here and i d rather not go alone :(

    April 13, 2013

  • Kristina

    Never been sounds delightful!

    April 9, 2013

  • Di

    this sounds like such a nice peaceful activity .. anybody coming from the Bronx or meet at a station that will take us? If u have room for carpool msg me too lol tx. Can't wait :)

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    can't say yes at this time

    April 3, 2013

  • Stephen A. S.

    probably not; too far

    March 29, 2013

  • Steve H

    Since we're getting a chilly start to spring.. and we want greenery for the grounds, I've set the date for mid-May.

    March 27, 2013

  • Judy

    I'm interested in this one! I'd like to suggest May 19 - there's a guided tour at 2pm that day.

    March 2, 2013

  • alan

    Will there be any leaves on the trees on April 20, or will the vast majority of trees still be bare?

    February 27, 2013

    • Steve H

      Don't know. Hence why I haven't set a firm date, yet, or opened RSVPs. We'll definitely be waiting for greenery, though.

      February 27, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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