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Let's commune both with nature by enjoying this amazing garden and with each other over a byo picnic lunch. "I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree. W.B. Yeats, “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” (1888) Recognized as one of the “world’s ten best gardens,”* Innisfree is a powerful icon of mid-twentieth century design. Over fifty years in the making, it is the work of landscape architect Lester Collins, FASLA (1914 – 1993), with important contributions by his clients, artist and teacher Walter Beck and gardener and heiress Marion Burt Beck. At its core, Innisfree is about the individual’s experience in nature. Inviting exploration and even contemplation, Collins’ sweeping landscape merges the essence of Modernist and Romantic ideas with traditional Chinese and Japanese garden design principles in a form that evolved through subtle handling of the site and slow manipulation of its ecology. The result is a distinctly American stroll garden — a sublime composition of rock, water, wood, and sky achieved with remarkable economy and grace. *Rory Stuart, What are Gardens For? Experiencing, Making and Thinking about Gardens (2012) ... Having no children, the Becks decided to endow a foundation for the “study of garden art at Innisfree” that would create a public garden and study center much like Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown. Plans changed when..." >>http://www.innisfreegarden.org/garden.html It takes about 90 minutes to explore the garden at a leisurely pace, longer for the enthusiast. Come ready to be outdoors. Wear walking shoes. The terrain can be rough, paths are not paved, and the garden is large. Plan accordingly for sun exposure and insects. We are welcome to bring our own food and non-alcoholic drinks to the open-air picnic area. This event is $8 to the general public and free for members. ***NOTE*** admission fees can only be paid in cash or with a check. Please take a moment and make yourself familiar with the Garden Do's and Dont's >>http://www.innisfreegarden.org/visit.html Thank you for making this group vibrant and alive!
"Please join the Huguenot Cooperative Nursery School for it's first ever Paint & Sip fundraiser! We will be painting the Shawangunk Ridge at sunset, with the guidance of one of our wonderful preschool teachers, April Taylor. All painting supplies will be included along with light refreshments and snacks. But being that it's a paint and sip, feel free to bring a bottle of wine or some bubbly to sip on while we enjoy a nice relaxing evening! The Huguenot Cooperative Nursery School is a non-profit, non-sectarian, cooperative school for children ages 2-5. It relies on parents, teachers, and students to work together and participate in every aspect of the school. The cooperative model brings our nursery school community closer together to create a dynamic and enriching learning experience for the children. For more information on The Huguenot Cooperative Nursery School, our teachers, and our fundraising, please visit our website at https://www.huguenotnurseryschool.org/" Great cause! Great image! BYOB of whatever you'd like to drink. Cost: $40 ***NOTE***: You must buy your own ticket at... https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hscns-paint-sip-fundraiser-tickets-58882529230?aff=ebdssbdestsearch#tickets ...before they are sold out. >>>Refund Policy is through Eventbrite, not me ;) >>>Refunds up to 7 days before the event As always, if your plans change and you can no longer attend, please adjust your RSVP accordingly so that someone else can attend in your place. Thank you! Thank you for making this group vibrant and alive!
"Summer is right around the corner and what better way to kick it off than with a BBQ? Whether you are hosting or bringing a dish, these tasty sides will be sure to liven up the party. Chef Hannah will teach you knife skills, food safety and tips and tricks that will make it easy to recreate these unique dishes at home and impress all your friends! Our classes are designed for people with a passion for food and a desire to learn. That being said, we believe that a cooking class is just as much about learning as it is about enjoying your time doing so. You'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors. Each student will go home with a packet of recipes and a belly full of delicious food! Menu: Mediterranean Orzo Salad Southwestern Black Bean Salad Thai Shrimp Salad with Peanut Dressing Citrus Beet Salad 1 Surprise Summer Cocktail This event is BYOB. Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class." Cost: $55 + tax To register, click here >> https://www.watergrasshillny.com/events/hands-on-cooking-class-summer-sides
We'll walk over our world record Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, the world's longest elevated pedestrian bridge which spans 1.28 miles over the Hudson River in our beautiful upstate New York, again! :) The elevator will bring us down to the river where we'll walk a bit on the Victor C. Waryas Park Promenade to our lunch locale. Lunch will be on the patio at the Ice House, a 3.7- star restaurant from 311 Google reviews, a $$ Seafood restaurant. Here are their menus... >>http://www.poughkeepsieicehouse.com/menus.html And walk back again, again. :)) 12:00 meet at the Highland end, 12:15 - 12:45 walk to Poughkeepsie 12:45 - 1:00 take the elevator down and walk to the Ice House 1:00 - 2:00 eat outside on the Ice House patio by the Hudson River 2:00 - ? stroll, hike, power walk, whatever suits you, back to Highland If you are so moved, you can help support your historic park @ https://walkway.org/become-a-member/, again. I do. :) RAIN DATE: Sunday, July 7th **NOTE** Please bring cash to pay for your meal. It makes everything easier. As always, if your plans change, please adjust your RSVP accordingly. Thank you for making this group vibrant and alive! **PS** IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO WALK, YOU CAN ALWAYS JOIN THE GROUP FOR LUNCH.