Don't Miss Out!

Announcing GHHN's Spring Lineup:
3 Great Behind the Scenes Networking Events!

Locust Lawn Farm
April 29
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The historic Locust Lawn Farm in Gardiner, NY is a rare treasure filled with the furnishings, clothing and possessions of five generations of the prosperous Hasbrouck family. Locust Lawn is owned and operated by the Locust Grove Estate as a museum and nature preserve and is currently only open by appointment.

The Federal-style mansion, built in 1814 for Colonel Josiah Hasbrouck, was once the heart of a 1,000 acre gentleman's farm.  Colonel Hasbrouck served in the Revolutionary War as part of the Ulster County Militia, and later as a United States Representative during the Jefferson and Monroe administrations, a time of great optimism and change in the new republic.  The home and farm he developed on his return to the Hudson Valley represent both the height of fashion and the Jeffersonian ideal of pride in the rural, agricultural tradition.

Join us as we explore this seldom seen gem. We'll be the first to see the newly reopened dining room as well as a new display of clothing from the collections. We hope you can join us for this fantastic event!

The April Behind the Scenes is hosted by:  
Locust Lawn

Hudson Valley
May 20
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

For more than a decade, Groundwork Hudson Valley has been a dynamic force in the lower Hudson Valley, making neighborhoods more livable and sustainable through on-the-ground environmental projects that directly involve local citizens. Join us on this behind-the-scenes exploration of three important Groundwork Hudson Valley initiatives: 

Philipse Manor Hall community gardens: Located on the grounds of historic Philipse Manor Hall, community gardens are an outdoor classroom for Groundwork Hudson Valley and an important source for vegetables sold in the Get Fresh Yonkers Farmers Market.

Saw Mill River Daylighting:  After being covered by a parking lot for decades, the Saw Mill River runs its course again. Restoring this river to the daylight has resulted in a vibrant community park and cultural destination in the center of Yonkers.

Science Barge: The Science Barge is a completely off the grid greenhouse laboratory for learning about food and energy systems. Our tour will conclude at this stunning floating structure, as we enjoy spectacular views of the Hudson River and conversation over refreshments.

*Please note: We will be walking to all three of these sites. Please choose appropriate footwear. Our tour will begin at Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY, on the corner of Warburton and Dock Street.

Train: Take the Metro North to the Yonkers Station and stroll up the hill to Philipse Manor Hall.
Car: There is a public parking garage on Warburton Ave, just north of Philipse Manor Hall.

The May Behind the Scenes is hosted by:  

Belfry Historic Consultants
June 10
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
We'll be traveling to Beacon to visit our friends at Belfry Historic Consultants, purveyors of historically accurate documented fabrics, carpeting, wallpapers, trimmings, and research since 1986. Belfry Historic offers many textiles and wallcoverings that are difficult (if not impossible) to find elsewhere, due to the changing times and technologies. We will have a studio tour with an overview of some of the technologies and artisans they are working with and learn about some of their recent projects to reproduce document papers and textiles.

The June Behind the Scenes is hosted by:

If you are interested in all of these
Behind the Scenes - sign up ASAP!
Space is limited for all three!