2017 Calendar

Manitoga's Calendar of Programs and Events

Calendar 2017


House, Studio & Landscape Tours of Manitoga
June 2 to November 13, 2017
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 11am and 1:30pm unless otherwise noted
There will be an additional 3:30pm tour on Saturday, October 7.
Register online at BrownPaperTickets

7-9– Saturday through Monday, NYS Path Through History Weekend - 25% discount on General Public tickets for House, Studio & Landscape Tours. Reservations required. Register online at BrownPaperTickets.

11 – Wednesday, Ben Neill's MANITOGA - NYC - WNYC's New Sounds Live Series will present Ben Neill's MANITOGA for brass quintet and electronics at The Winter Garden at Brookfield Place. The work once again features conceptual artist Carol Szymanski's sculpted brass horns formed in the letters of the alphabet. Admission is free. 

14 – Saturday, Guided Landscape Hike "View Spots to the Hudson", $15, 2 – 3:30pm. Join Manitoga's Landscape Site Educator, Kate Brittenham, for an interpretive walk to Manitoga's 4 Russel Wright designed 'osios' or view spots on the trails. Register online at BrownPaperTickets.com.

15 – Sunday, The Spirit of Stone, $75, 1:30 - 3:30pm. Author, landscape architect and stone expert Jan Johnsen  explores Russel Wright's transformation of an abandoned granite quarry into a modern masterpiece. The Cultural Landscape Foundation's Garden Dialogues: Modernist Milestones program also includes Wisconsin's Caldwell Farm, New York's Noguchi Museum and New Jersey's James Rose Center.  Register online at The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

20 – Friday, The Streamlined Antiquarian: Design Talk at Boscobel, $20, Free to Manitoga members, 6:30pm. Join Boscobel and Manitoga for Americana and Industrial Design: Lurelle Guild, The Streamlined Antiquarian - a lively talk by John Stuart Gordon of Yale University Art Gallery. At mid-century, Russel Wright and Lurelle Guild looked to America's past to forge a vision for its design future. $20. Free Admission for Manitoga Members. Details & tickets at Boscobel.org

21 – Saturday, Sunset Tour, $75, 4 – 6pm. Join architect and Manitoga Board member Tom Krizmanic for an intimate look at Wright's Manitoga, concluding with wine and cheese at Dragon Rock. Register online at BrownPaperTickets.com.

28 – Saturday, Guided Landscape Hike "Quarry to Quarry", $15, 2 – 3:30pm. Join Manitoga's Landscape Site Educator, Kate Brittenham, on an interpretive walk from the highly designed Quarry Pool at Dragon Rock (the site of Russel Wright's Home and Studio) to Lost Pond. Register online at BrownPaperTickets.com.


House, Studio & Landscape Tours of Manitoga
June 2 through November 13, 2017
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 11am and 1:30pm unless otherwise noted
Register online at BrownPaperTickets.  

4 – Saturday, 10am - 2pm. Restoration of Log Seats at Historic View Spots. Roll up your sleeves and meet other arborists, horticulturists, garden designers and landscape enthusiasts. Volunteers of all skill levels are welcomed. A great way for Camp families to reconnect. Rain or shine. For more information about volunteer opportunities at Manitoga, go to the Volunteer Page. To register for this event, email Emily Phillips or call 845-424-3812.

13 – Monday, Last Day of House, Studio & Landscape Tours, 11am and 1:30pm. Tours are 90 minutes and include Russel Wright’s modernist Home, Studio and Woodland Garden. $20 per person; $15 Seniors/Students/National Trust members; $10 children under 12. Reservations required. Register online at BrownPaperTickets.


Self-Guided Hikes. Daily, during daylight hours unless otherwise posted. Manitoga offers four miles of trails designed by Russel Wright. His “garden of woodland paths” has links to the Appalachian Trail. Dogs on leashes are welcome on trails. Trail maps available at the Visitor/Guide House kiosk, 584 Route 9D public entrance. Suggested donation of $5 helps support trail maintenance. For more information, visit our Hikes page.

Photos: Pavilion Models Courtesy PennDesign, Ecstatic Light detail Courtesy Peter Bynum