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July 21; 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Meet at NYBG
$55; includes guided walking tour and private brunch
Artworks by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly will be on view at NYBG in his first major garden exhibition in New York in more than ten years. CHIHULY will display several magnificent works that reveal the evolution and development of Chihuly’s artistic process during his celebrated career. Take an exclusive tour led by Joanna Groarke, Director of Public Engagement and Library Exhibitions Curator and Victoria Lewis, Exhibition’s Interpretive Specialist, as they discuss the planning and installation of this landmark event. The walking tour concludes with a private brunch in the Lillian and Amy Goldman Stone Mill.
Historic Stone Mill Luncheon
August 11, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Meet at NYBG
$55; includes lecture and private lunch
Enjoy a rare, colorful look at the Lillian and Amy Goldman Stone Mill with longtime NYBG staff member Wayne Cahilly. He will discuss the past and present of this National Historic Landmark building that dates back to 1840. The famed Lorillard family purchased the site in 1792 to build a major tobacco manufacturing company. The mill used the Bronx River to power the waterwheels that produced tobacco and snuff. The mill was abandoned in 1870 and was later purchased by the City of New York. It wasn’t until 1937 that the mill was officially transferred to the Garden and then declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977. During lunch in the Stone Mill’s private reception room, Wayne will share all sorts of fascinating Garden lore and also conduct tour of the surrounding historic precinct.