Stay Historically Cool With an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social at Boscobel

Photo by Markus Spiske


    Spend a relaxing summer’s day sampling some ice cream, listening to seasonally inspired music and enjoying dramatic views of the Hudson River at Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, N.Y.

    Built between 1804 and 1808, Boscobel is one of the country’s premier examples of Federal architecture. It’s beautifully restored and furnished with outstanding pieces from the leading furniture makers of the early 19th century. The architectural jewel is set within more than 60 acres of land and, in addition to those Hudson River views, there are woodland trails and garden paths.

    On Sunday, July 28 you can savor a day outside while keeping cool with an ice cream social on the grounds. There will be some authentic 19th century flavors to test as well as some ice cream more in line with 21st century tastes. Setting the relaxing tone will be violinist Gwen Laster and her quartet who will be performing music that the museum describes as fitting a theme of “summertime and summer breezes.”

    The house will also be open for self-guided tours, with guides available to answer questions about the history of the family, house and furnishings.

    The ice cream social takes place on Sunday, July 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m at Boscobel House and Gardens at 1601 Route 9D in Garrison, N.Y. There is a rain date of August 4. Admission for the event is $22 for adults, $12 for children and free for those under the age of five. There are discounted tickets for Boscobel members. For more information or to purchase a ticket, visit their event page here.

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