26 & 27: Lyndhurst Family Fun Day weekend. A two day family event with LEGO exhibitions by local children in Lyndhurst mansion. Extensive play space for kids of all ages in the Lyndhurst carriage house. LEGO robotics demonstrations by local school groups and a gigantic LEGO trainscape.
Lyndhurst mansion open for tours Friday through Sunday.
2: Lyndhurst’s restored grand Picture Gallery reopens to the public. The grand picture gallery features a fine collection of paintings purchased by railroad baron Jay Gould in the 1880s and is a rare survivor of America’s gilded age. The collection has been in situ since Gould purchased the works from noted dealers Goupil and Knoedler. Conservators from the Metropolitan Museum have cleaned the works and noted frame restorer Eli Wilner has repaired period frames and rehung the gallery. The walls and moldings have been repaired and in places, the original painting treatment from 1838-42 has been revealed. Many works that have not previously been on view have been taken out of storage. The collection includes extremely fine examples of European 19th century academic painting by such artists as Courbet, Corot, Bouguerreau, Gerome, Rousseau, Daugbigny, Troyon and Meissonier and is the best collection of its kind in Westchester County. Additional paintings were added to the collection by Gould’s daughters, Helen and Anna, the Duchess of Talleyrand. For those fans of Downton Abbey, this is the place to experience country house living without travelling to England. The gallery may be viewed as part of Lyndhurst’s regularly scheduled mansion tours.
2-4: Craft Show. 10,000 collectors descend on Lyndhurst to purchase crafts in one of the finest, vetted craft shows in the country. Specially priced mansion tours available to Craft Show ticket holders. Lyndhurst members can receive free tickets to the show. More information.
10: Garden Fair. Irvington Garden Club’s annual pre-Mother’s Day plant sale in the Lyndhurst greenhouse conservatory.
11: Copland House Music in the Mansion. Celebrate Mother’s Day with a performance of American music by Baritone James Martin. Champagne reception on the veranda follows the concert. This concert is made possible by the Weiss Fund.
26: Holiday Monday (Memorial Day). Lyndhurst open for tours.
Lyndhurst offers group tours by appointment to groups of ten or more of all ages. To schedule your group tour, please contact us.