Calendar 2015

Clermont Gardens and Grounds are Open Year Round 8:30 AM – Sunset

 

Visitor Center & Gift Shop Open Wednesday – Sunday 10:30 – 4:00, April 10-October 31; Open Saturdays and Sundays 10:30-4:00 November and December, until December 15th.

 

Tours 11-4 (last tour 4:00) Wednesday – Sunday, April 10- October 31, Saturday & Sunday 11-3  (last tour 3:00) November & December up until the 15th  For more information or to schedule a group tour, call 518-537-4240

 

Date(s)               Day(s)                Time                 Event

Now                                      Through May 15th

Calling all writers, creative types, & lovers of the written word! We want your writing to add to the June 7th Wordscape Poetry Trail @ Clermont.  Submission form here.

 

March 28                             Saturday                                   10am – 1pm

Harvesting History Spring Workshop: Starting Seeds for the Home Kitchen Garden.  The James D. Livingston Library at Clermont Cottage – Learn practical seed starting methods for today, including how the seeds are started for the Harvesting History program as well historic methods used by the Livingstons at Clermont. Participants will each seed a mixed flat of tomatoes, peppers, or eggplant to bring home. Class is appropriate for all experience levels. We will provide a limited selection of heirloom organic seeds, bring your own seeds if desired.  $25 materials fee.  Spaces are limited so please reserve by email at fofc@gtel.net or calling the Friends Office at 518-537-6622

 

April 11                              Saturday                                  2pm-4pm

Exhibit Opening – “Chancellor Livingston:  Reexamining a Forgotten Founding Father.”

 

April 18                           Saturday                                   11pm-4pm

The Chancellor’s Sheep & Wool Showcase – Shearing, spinning, dyeing, knitting and weaving demos, exhibit of various sheep breeds and other wool bearing animals, wool artisans and shops, music & food.  $8 per car event fee, Friends of Clermont Members $6.

 

May 10                          Sunday                                         1pm

Mother’s Day Tea - Enjoy a family themed tour of Clermont’s gardens and share a beautiful tea with a mother you love.  $15 pp, free for children under 5.  Reservations required.

 

June 7                           Sunday                                       4pm-6pm

Wordscape @ Clermont: A Poetry Trail – A trail winds through woods and gardens, lined with poetry, Haikus, quotes, and brief prose, contributed by the community, and ending at the barn where we’ll celebrate with readings.  Installations will be laminated to remain through June and can be viewed whenever the park is open.

 

June 20                       Saturday                                      11am-12pm

Children’s Play Day – 18th Century Dancing – Get a sneak peak into Clermont’s beloved Junior History Club activities at this FREE preview!  Learn the basics of 18th Century social dancing with your child.  Some children’s costumes available.  Recommended for children 6-12.

 

July 4                          Saturday                                    2pm-10pm

An Old-Fashioned Independence Day – 18th Century crafts, re-enactors, music and entertainment.  A great day for young families.  Later, enjoy live music and delicious hot food with a view of the Saugerties Fireworks over the Hudson River ($10 per car, Friends of Clermont $8).

 

July 13-17                  Monday – Friday                    9am-3pm

Young Writer’s Camp – Clermont Partners with the SUNY New Paltz Hudson Valley Writing Project – Where Art, History, and Nature Meet!  Writing Camp for young people ages 12-16.  Get inspired at Clermont, home to one of the oldest and most prominent families in New York State!  Hike the rails, explore the pet cemetery, walk on stilts, play croquet, view artifacts & old family photographs, and picnic alongside the mighty Hudson River.  Writer’s will learn Livingston Family stories, while creating stories and memories of their own.  Fills up fast, so call to reserve your spot @ 518-537-6622.

 

July 18                     Saturday                                 11am-1pm

Children’s Play Day – Recreating Historic Food in a Modern Kitchen – Share a cooking experience with your child as you learn how to recreate 18th century recipes in your own kitchen.  Recommended for children 6-12.  We are allergy-friendly, but please call ahead if you need special foods.

 

August 1                Saturday

Friends of Clermont Summer Gala - The Friends of Clermont are proud to honor Joan K. Davidson, founder of Furthermore, a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, at the 2015 annual benefit event.

 

August 3-7            Monday-Friday                      9am-3pm

Junior History Club – For children 7-12 ($140 per child, $125 per child for Friends of Clermont Members).

 

September 12         Saturday                                3pm

The Incidental Steward: Reflections on Citizen Science, Akiko Busch – Furthermore grant recipient, reads from her new book.  Busch combines her love of nature with elegant writing and makes us look more closely at the Hudson River and its valley.

 

September 26        Saturday                               9am-7pm

Hudson Valley Apple Festival – Join Clermont in the town of Germantown for this old-fashioned family festival.  Clermont will be teaching historic love-charms using apples.  See www.HudsonalleyAppleFestival.com for a full list of activities.

 

October 16, 17, 23, 24  Friday & Saturdays    6pm-9pm

Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours – Candlelight tours of the museum & grounds; ghosts and spooks of the museum’s history. Tours at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, & 9:00 ($10 per adult, $5 per child, all Friends of Clermont $5.  Reservations required).

 

December 5 & 6            Saturday & Sunday    10am-12pm

A Child’s Christmas – Drop in for stories read under the Christmas tree and treats for children ages 3-10 ($4 per person).

 

December 12                Saturday                        5pm-7pm

Friends of Clermont Holiday Party – Free for members; guests $10.

 

December 13               Sunday                           3pm-6pm

Candlelight Tours of Clermont – Tableaux Vivant of Christmas traditions through the ages, glittering decorations, and wassail +traditional holiday goodies served in the historic kitchen  ($12 adult; $5 children under 12).

 

December 19              Saturday                         11am-4pm

Christmas at Clermont Open House – A great day for families, get a sneak peak behind the scenes with self guided tours.  Free admission.