Sunset Jazz at returns this year with free Thursday concerts in August at the magnificent 67-acre Lyndhurst estate, a National Trust for Historic Preservation site.
The grounds open at 5 pm, and the music begins at 6:30 pm. There is a nominal $10 per car parking fee. The site is also accessible by the Old Croton Aqueduct trail. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or low-profile lawn chairs, and may bring or purchase a picnic supper at the site. Concerts are on the west lawn overlooking the Hudson River, or in the Carriage House courtyard tent in the event of rain.
This year's lineup includes:
- August 2: Manuel Valera & the New Cuban Express
- August 9: Hastings Jazz Collective
- August 16: Akiko Tsuruga Quartet
- August 23: Allan Harris Band
Lyndhurst, a masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture, evokes fascinating eras in American History. Designed by Alexander Jackson Davis, arguably the foremost architect of his day, Lyndhurst was home in succession to a two-time mayor of New York City, a successful merchant, and the infamous robber baron Jay Gould, whose fascinating daughters remained in the house through the mid-Twentieth century. Now a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Lyndhurst is set along the Hudson River on beautifully landscaped grounds. Lyndhurst's mission is to represent these quintessentially American stories in a manner that enlightens-and delights.
Lyndhurst Mansion's tour schedule for 2012 runs Fridays through Sundays, with tours at regular intervals between 10 am - 5 pm. The last tour leaves at 4 pm each day. Group and School Tours may be scheduled during the week. The site's rolling 67-acre property including the Rose Garden is open to the public from dawn to dusk daily. Tours of the mansion are $12 for adults and $6 for children.
Lyndhurst grounds and mansion are available for weddings, corporate and other event rentals.
Please visit www.Lyndhurst.org for updates on events, information on rentals, and to learn more about Lyndhurst.