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Rhododendron Festival 10:00 am
Rhododendron Festival @ Around the gardens
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Rhododendron Festival @ Around the gardens
Thousands of world-famous rhododendrons in over 100 varieties and an explosion of color cover 100 acres with spectacular blooms. Enjoy a peaceful walk surrounded by walls of flowers, learn more about Heritage’s storied rhododendron legacy, participate in activities with horticulture experts, and take one of these signature plants home with you from the special plant sale. No advance registration required. Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour Saturday, May 27 – Sunday, June 4 11-11:30 am and 2-2:30 pm Meet at the Parade Field Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission. Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration Sunday, May 28 – 1-1:45 pm Thursday, June 1 – 1-1:45 pm Saturday, June 3 – 10-10:45 am Join the horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning, and watch a demonstration of techniques on various plants along a walk through the garden. Free with museum admission. Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk Saturday, May 27 – 10-10:45 am Tuesday, May 30 – 1-1:45 pm Friday, June 2 – 10-10:45 am Sunday, June 4 – 10-10:45 am Heritage’s horticulture staff will share the basics of how to maintain and care for your rhododendrons. Included are demonstrations of ideal growing situations, watering, fertilizing, mulching, pest control, and demonstrations of pruning, bud-pinching, and dead-heading to encourage optimal health and beauty. Free with museum admission. Name a Rhododendron Officially Name a Rhododendron through the Royal Horticultural Society and enjoy a permanent and unique opportunity for you or a loved one to have your very own rhodie!
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 11:00 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at the Parade Field
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at the Parade Field
Celebrate Rhododendron Festival at Heritage and take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done by two hybridizers—Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles—contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants that are so loved today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants daily. No advance registration required.
Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration 1:00 pm
Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration
Celebrate the rhododendron all week at the Rhododendron Festival. During the Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration, join Heritage Horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height, and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning and watch a demonstration of techniques on various plants during a walk through the garden.
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 2:00 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at the Parade Field
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at the Parade Field
Celebrate Rhododendron Festival at Heritage and take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done by two hybridizers—Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles—contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants that are so loved today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants daily. No advance registration required.
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Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk 10:00 am
Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk
Celebrate the rhododendron all week at Rhododendron Festival. During Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk, Heritage’s Horticulture staff share the basics on how to maintain and care for your rhododendrons. Included are demonstrations of ideal growing situations, watering, fertilizing, mulching, pest control, pruning, bud-pinching, and dead-heading to encourage optimal health and beauty. No advance registration required.
Rhododendron Festival 10:00 am
Rhododendron Festival @ Around the gardens
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Rhododendron Festival @ Around the gardens
Thousands of world-famous rhododendrons in over 100 varieties and an explosion of color cover 100 acres with spectacular blooms. Enjoy a peaceful walk surrounded by walls of flowers, learn more about Heritage’s storied rhododendron legacy, participate in activities with horticulture experts, and take one of these signature plants home with you from the special plant sale. No advance registration required. Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour Saturday, May 27 – Sunday, June 4 11-11:30 am and 2-2:30 pm Meet at the Parade Field Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission. Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration Sunday, May 28 – 1-1:45 pm Thursday, June 1 – 1-1:45 pm Saturday, June 3 – 10-10:45 am Join the horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning, and watch a demonstration of techniques on various plants along a walk through the garden. Free with museum admission. Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk Saturday, May 27 – 10-10:45 am Tuesday, May 30 – 1-1:45 pm Friday, June 2 – 10-10:45 am Sunday, June 4 – 10-10:45 am Heritage’s horticulture staff will share the basics of how to maintain and care for your rhododendrons. Included are demonstrations of ideal growing situations, watering, fertilizing, mulching, pest control, and demonstrations of pruning, bud-pinching, and dead-heading to encourage optimal health and beauty. Free with museum admission. Name a Rhododendron Officially Name a Rhododendron through the Royal Horticultural Society and enjoy a permanent and unique opportunity for you or a loved one to have your very own rhodie!
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 11:00 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at the Parade Field
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at the Parade Field
Celebrate Rhododendron Festival at Heritage and take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done by two hybridizers—Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles—contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants that are so loved today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants daily. No advance registration required.
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 2:00 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at the Parade Field
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at the Parade Field
Celebrate Rhododendron Festival at Heritage and take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done by two hybridizers—Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles—contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants that are so loved today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants daily. No advance registration required.
Food Truck Friday 5:15 pm
Food Truck Friday
Jun 2 @ 5:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Food Truck Friday
    Enjoy Heritage after hours as you stroll through the gardens, get exclusive access to the 2017 special exhibit Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views, and, of course, sample tasty food and beverages while listening to music in the gardens. Food trucks scheduled: • Cape Cod Cannoli: The best 170+ flavors of cannoli on Cape Cod and New England! • The Pineapple Caper Catering: Specializing in grilled cheeses. • The Local Scoop: Homemade frozen yogurt and ice cream with a variety of topping to fit every desire! • Wolf Pizza: Fresh pizza with an innovative twist! • The Gourmet Grill: run by The Casual Gourmet, will be selling gourmet sausages & hot dogs. • The Magnolia Cafe will have beer and wine available for sale at the event. Admission to Food Truck Friday is free for Members. We ask that you reserve your tickets in advance.   Heritage Museums & Gardens is grateful for the support of Event Sponsor Arbella Insurance Foundation and media sponsor WBUR  
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Spring Plein Air Pastel Workshop with Ed Chesnovitch 9:00 am
Spring Plein Air Pastel Workshop with Ed Chesnovitch @ Check in att Admissions
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Spring Plein Air Pastel Workshop with Ed Chesnovitch @ Check in att Admissions
    Enjoy a special day of painting the glorious rhododendrons in bloom at Heritage! Leave your comfort zone, and enter a world of exciting and expressive painting application. This workshop, for soft pastels, will focus on painting landscape gardens that have light, color and attitude! The workshop will start by focusing on how to edit and simplify a complex landscape with strong simplified compositions. We will then move on to simplifying the way you start a pastel painting, followed by significant color choices and a  broad vocabulary of mark making to push a painting further. Simplify your approach, get creative, have fun and enjoy a wonderful day in these special gardens. For intermediate to advanced painters. •Morning session will be outdoors, using light and observation to begin the paintings (weather permitting); afternoon session will be indoors, using photos from the morning to finish • Lunch break on own (participants may bring their lunch, or purchase lunch from the Magnolia Cafe at Heritage) •5 students minimum, 15 students maximum •Participants are required to being their own materials, a supply list will be provided upon registration The deadline to register is Friday, May 26. About Ed Chesnovitch Ed Chesnovitch, an East Sandwich/Cape Cod based artist, is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he majored in Visual Design. Upon graduation he spent the next 20 years in New York City as a graphic designer, art director and creative director for retail giants Macy’s , Bloomingdale’s, Revlon and Lord & Taylor. He studied extensively at The Art Students League of New York, and the Cape Cod School of Art, Provincetown, Massachusetts. He is an elected Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA) in Gramercy Park, New York City, and a Signature Member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, where he served on its board as President. His work is included in both public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe, as well as the 2013 published book Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea, by Deborah Forman. Ed is represented on Cape Cod, by Left Bank Gallery, Orleans and Wellfleet, MA. Visit his website at www.chesnovitch.com.
Rhododendron Festival 10:00 am
Rhododendron Festival @ Around the gardens
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Rhododendron Festival @ Around the gardens
Thousands of world-famous rhododendrons in over 100 varieties and an explosion of color cover 100 acres with spectacular blooms. Enjoy a peaceful walk surrounded by walls of flowers, learn more about Heritage’s storied rhododendron legacy, participate in activities with horticulture experts, and take one of these signature plants home with you from the special plant sale. No advance registration required. Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour Saturday, May 27 – Sunday, June 4 11-11:30 am and 2-2:30 pm Meet at the Parade Field Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission. Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration Sunday, May 28 – 1-1:45 pm Thursday, June 1 – 1-1:45 pm Saturday, June 3 – 10-10:45 am Join the horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning, and watch a demonstration of techniques on various plants along a walk through the garden. Free with museum admission. Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk Saturday, May 27 – 10-10:45 am Tuesday, May 30 – 1-1:45 pm Friday, June 2 – 10-10:45 am Sunday, June 4 – 10-10:45 am Heritage’s horticulture staff will share the basics of how to maintain and care for your rhododendrons. Included are demonstrations of ideal growing situations, watering, fertilizing, mulching, pest control, and demonstrations of pruning, bud-pinching, and dead-heading to encourage optimal health and beauty. Free with museum admission. Name a Rhododendron Officially Name a Rhododendron through the Royal Horticultural Society and enjoy a permanent and unique opportunity for you or a loved one to have your very own rhodie!
Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration 10:00 am
Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration
Celebrate the rhododendron all week at the Rhododendron Festival. During the Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration, join Heritage Horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height, and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning and watch a demonstration of techniques on various plants during a walk through the garden.
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 11:00 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at the Parade Field
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at the Parade Field
Celebrate Rhododendron Festival at Heritage and take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done by two hybridizers—Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles—contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants that are so loved today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants daily. No advance registration required.
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 2:00 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at the Parade Field
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at the Parade Field
Celebrate Rhododendron Festival at Heritage and take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done by two hybridizers—Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles—contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants that are so loved today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants daily. No advance registration required.
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Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk 10:00 am
Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk
Celebrate the rhododendron all week at Rhododendron Festival. During Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk, Heritage’s Horticulture staff share the basics on how to maintain and care for your rhododendrons. Included are demonstrations of ideal growing situations, watering, fertilizing, mulching, pest control, pruning, bud-pinching, and dead-heading to encourage optimal health and beauty. No advance registration required.
Rhododendron Festival 10:00 am
Rhododendron Festival @ Around the gardens
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Rhododendron Festival @ Around the gardens
Thousands of world-famous rhododendrons in over 100 varieties and an explosion of color cover 100 acres with spectacular blooms. Enjoy a peaceful walk surrounded by walls of flowers, learn more about Heritage’s storied rhododendron legacy, participate in activities with horticulture experts, and take one of these signature plants home with you from the special plant sale. No advance registration required. Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour Saturday, May 27 – Sunday, June 4 11-11:30 am and 2-2:30 pm Meet at the Parade Field Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission. Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration Sunday, May 28 – 1-1:45 pm Thursday, June 1 – 1-1:45 pm Saturday, June 3 – 10-10:45 am Join the horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning, and watch a demonstration of techniques on various plants along a walk through the garden. Free with museum admission. Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk Saturday, May 27 – 10-10:45 am Tuesday, May 30 – 1-1:45 pm Friday, June 2 – 10-10:45 am Sunday, June 4 – 10-10:45 am Heritage’s horticulture staff will share the basics of how to maintain and care for your rhododendrons. Included are demonstrations of ideal growing situations, watering, fertilizing, mulching, pest control, and demonstrations of pruning, bud-pinching, and dead-heading to encourage optimal health and beauty. Free with museum admission. Name a Rhododendron Officially Name a Rhododendron through the Royal Horticultural Society and enjoy a permanent and unique opportunity for you or a loved one to have your very own rhodie!
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 11:00 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at the Parade Field
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at the Parade Field
Celebrate Rhododendron Festival at Heritage and take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done by two hybridizers—Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles—contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants that are so loved today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants daily. No advance registration required.
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour 2:00 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at the Parade Field
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at the Parade Field
Celebrate Rhododendron Festival at Heritage and take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done by two hybridizers—Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles—contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants that are so loved today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants daily. No advance registration required.
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Auto Registration- The Heritage Museums & Gardens Annual Auto Show Sponsored by the Arbella Insurance Foundation 10:00 am
Auto Registration- The Heritage Museums & Gardens Annual Auto Show Sponsored by the Arbella Insurance Foundation @ Parade Field
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Auto Registration- The Heritage Museums & Gardens Annual Auto Show Sponsored by the Arbella Insurance Foundation @ Parade Field
PRE-REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.  If you would still like to attend, you are welcome to arrive at Heritage Between 8am-9:45am June 10 (rain date June 11) at 67 Grove Street where you can register your car. We still have plenty of space! If you have any questions, please direct them via email to programs@heritagemuseusm.org. Heritage’s all-inclusive, family-friendly event highlights antique and classic automobiles, as well as hot rods and custom cars in excellent original or restored condition. New this year: motorcycles are invited to be part of the show. All body styles are invited. Registered vehicles will compete for six awards. During the auto show, we encourage you to visit the entire museum, including Heritage’s auto exhibit Driven to Collect and the 2017 featured exhibition Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views. Pack up the car, rev the engine, and join us for this outstanding show! Rain date is Sunday, June 11. A decision to move to the rain date will be made by 5:30 am on Saturday, June 10. Registration Requirements Deadline for pre-registration is June 4, 2017. Registration fee is $20 per vehicle until June 4. From June 5 until the day of the show, the registration fee per vehicle is $25. Each entry includes two admissions into Heritage Museums & Gardens (a $36 value) and the opportunity to compete for various awards handcrafted by Pairpoint Glassworks. Vehicles will be admitted no earlier than 8 am on the show day, and no admittance will be made to the show after 10 am sharp. Heritage Museums & Gardens has the unrestricted right to use the entrants’ names in the promotion of the event. Commercial signs and advertisements are not permitted without permission from show management. Fire extinguishers are required in all show vehicles. Early departures- Movement of vehicles during show hours is restricted because the museum’s paved surfaces are shared with pedestrians. Participants who wish to leave early may only do so at the scheduled early departure time of 12:30 pm. Participants who wish to leave early must specify their intention upon arrival and will be parked in an area reserved for early departure vehicles. If you decide to depart early, the exit route will involve driving on a dirt road. Please note that early departure takes place before the awards ceremony. Awards will be presented promptly at 1:50 pm.   Awards The following awards will be presented at The Heritage Museums & Gardens Annual Auto Show Sponsored by the Arbella Insurance Foundation: HMG Auto Committee Choice Award, Participants’ Choice Award, Spectators’ Choice Award presented by the Arbella Insurance Foundation, Heritage Recognition Award, and Oldest Car Award. Only registered vehicles will be considered. Participants who received an award at the 2016 auto show will not be eligible for an award in 2017, with the exception of the Oldest Car Award.   We are grateful to our 2017 Lead Sponsor:  
The Heritage Museums & Gardens Annual Auto Show sponsored by Arbella Insurance Foundation 10:00 am
The Heritage Museums & Gardens Annual Auto Show sponsored by Arbella Insurance Foundation @ Parade Field
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Heritage Museums & Gardens Annual Auto Show sponsored by Arbella Insurance Foundation @ Parade Field
This family-friendly event highlights antique and classic automobiles, hot rods and custom cars in excellent original or restored condition. All body styles are invited and are displayed on the Parade Field, where registered vehicles compete for awards. New this year: motorcycles are invited to be part of the show. Enjoy lunch from Magnolia Café’s grill at the field, vote for your favorite car, watch the parade of cars at 2pm, then enjoy Heritage’s Driven to Collect exhibit. Interested in registering your car or motorcycle for the show? Click here to learn more and register online, or download and mail in an Auto Show registration form here. Rain date is Sunday, June 11. A decision to move to the rain date will be made by 5:30 am on Saturday, June 10. Heritage Museums & Gardens is grateful for the support of the Arbella Insurance Foundation.
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“Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views” Artists Panel 4:00 pm
“Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views” Artists Panel @ Special Exhibitions Gallery
Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
"Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views" Artists Panel @ Special Exhibitions Gallery
Moderator: Lauren Pheeney Della Monica Participants on Panel: Sam Cady, Diana Horowitz, and Karen Kitchel Topic: The Environment in Landscape Painting Artists will address what the physical world means in the paintings, the meaning of representations of the natural world, and attention to natural resources in the land. Bios: Lauren P. Della Monica Sam Cady Diana Horowitz Karen Kitchel Lauren P. Della Monica With her Fine Arts Degree from Vanderbilt University behind her, Lauren P. Della Monica applied her interests to a graduate degree from Christie’s Education in Connoisseurship. From there, she gained additional experience at the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, a well-regarded American paintings gallery in Manhattan, and worked within the Citibank Private Bank Art Advisory Service. To complement her fine arts education and training, Lauren obtained her juris doctorate degree from Brooklyn Law School, and practiced commercial litigation and art law before she established LPDM Fine Art Consulting in 2004. 2013 brought the launch of Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views (Schiffer Publishing). Her first book, a visual survey of 19th century American marine painting (Flying the Colors), was published in 2009 and brought to light many pieces that had never been published before. Her most recent book, Bodies of Work: Contemporary Figurative Painting, was published in January 2016. Lauren divides her time between New York and Litchfield County, CT, where she shares her homes with her husband and their dogs, George and Harry. Her Westphalian gelding, Phineus, is the latest addition to the family and allows Lauren to pursue her passion for the art of dressage. Art consultant, curator, and author Lauren Pheeney Della Monica has spent twenty years training and working in the New York art world.  Lauren founded LPDM Fine Art Consulting in 2004.  As an art consultant, she works with private collectors to curate exceptional art collections tailored to each collector’s interests and tastes. Lauren has an extensive educational background in the arts as well as professional experience in all aspects of the art world, including the auction house, art gallery and art advisory businesses.  Following graduation from Vanderbilt University, with a double major in Fine Arts and Spanish Literature, Lauren completed a professional program in art history and connoisseurship at Christie’s Education, New York, where she received her Royal Society of Arts Certificate. She worked at a prestigious 57th Street American paintings gallery and at the Citibank Private Bank Art Advisory Service, where she assisted private clients with the purchase and sale of fine art and valued artwork for art loan portfolios. She also honed her visual design skills in the art department at Vogue Magazine, where she regularly worked with world famous photographers and expert designers. As a complement to her fine arts training, Lauren received her juris doctorate degree from Brooklyn Law School.  While in law school, Lauren worked in the General Counsel’s office at The Museum of Modern Art.  Upon graduation, Lauren joined a prestigious New York law firm, where she practiced commercial litigation and art law (representing auction houses, art collectors and artists) and where she earned a reputation with clients for her sound advice and exceptional client service. A specialist in modern and contemporary art, Lauren has published Bodies of Work: Contemporary Figurative Painting (Schiffer, 2016) and Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views (Schiffer, 2013) which are explorations of various aspects of contemporary art. She has taught art history classes on 19th and 20th Century art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and various other art museums. In 2016, she curated an exhibition of contemporary women’s artwork, Making her Mark, at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut where she also serves on the Board of Directors. She is a member of the Association of Professional Art Advisors (APAA). Sam Cady Moving between the extremes of ‘trompe l’oeuil’ and abstraction, Cady is nationally known for his shaped canvases that closely follow the shapes of actual objects. His familiarity with coastal subjects allows Cady to create icons that show the viewer the world from an acute perspective. Solo exhibitions include the Mary Ryan Gallery in NYC, Howard Yezerski Gallery in Boston, Fujii Gallery in Tokyo, Japan, Castelli/Goodman/Solomon Gallery in East Hampton, NY and the Caldbeck Gallery. Collectors of his work include the Addison Gallery of American Art, Chase Manhattan Bank, Chemical Bank, the DeCordova Museum, the Farnsworth Art Museum, Fidelity Bank, IBM, Peabody-Essex Museum and Prudential Insurance, to name just a few. Back to the Top Diana Horowitz Born in New York City, 1958, painter Diana Horowitz earned a BFA from SUNY Purchase and an MFA from Brooklyn College. She has taught at many places including the School of the Art Institute Chicago, Tyler School of Art / Temple Abroad Rome, International School of Art, Umbria, Italy and currently teaches at Brooklyn College. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, and is represented by Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York. She has had solo exhibitions at Lori Bookstein Fine Art, NY, Hirschl & Adler Modern, NY; P.P.O.W., NY; MB Modern, NY; Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, and Sazama Gallery, Chicago. Group exhibits include Lori Bookstein Fine Art, NY; Museum of the City of New York; Provincetown Art Association and Museum; List Gallery, Swarthmore College; American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY; National Academy Museum; New York Studio School, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn; the Bayley Museum of Art, Charlottesville, VA; and the Neuberger Museum of Art.  Her work is included in the collections of of the Brooklyn Museum; Museum of the City of New York, New-York Historical Society; Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute IN; Hunter Museum, Chattanooga TN; Ballinglen Foundation, Ballycastle Ireland; and the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson. She is a recipient of an Edwin Palmer Memorial Prize, National Academy of Design; Rosenthal Foundation Award, American Academy of Arts & Letters; and grants from the Ingram Merrill Foundation and the Pollock Krasner foundation; and residencies at Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, World Views program; and the Ballinglen Fellowship in Ballycastle, Ireland. Back to Top Karen Kitchel Karen’s environmentally-resonant works embody a deep[...]
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Behind-the-Scenes Auto Tour 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Auto Tour @ Automobile Storage Facility in the Automobile Gallery
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Auto Tour @ Automobile Storage Facility in the Automobile Gallery
Go behind the scenes with Heritage staff for an exclusive peek at Heritage’s antique automobile collection in storage. During the tour, staff will share little-known facts and stories. Participants will be admitted to “Employees Only” areas to get up-close and personal with the cars. Find out more about the work that goes into maintaining this world-class collection, including the ins and outs of moving the cars and preparing them for exhibit. Advance registration is recommended, as space is limited and these tours often sell out! Registration is free for Members, but please register for the program so that your space(s) can be reserved.
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Father’s Day – Free Admission for Dads at Heritage 10:00 am
Father’s Day – Free Admission for Dads at Heritage
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Father's Day - Free Admission for Dads at Heritage
Heritage Museums & Gardens is celebrating Father’s Day on Sunday, June 18, by offering free admission to Heritage for all dads. The Shop at Heritage, filled with gift ideas for dad, is also offering 25% off purchases for members and 15% off purchases for non-members all weekend. Bring the family for a special day to spend together. Stroll through the gardens and nature trails, and play in Hidden Hollow™.  Marvel at gems of the automotive world in the Auto Gallery. View beautiful landscape paintings in the special exhibit Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views.  Enjoy rides on the vintage carousel, and make memories that will last a lifetime. The Magnolia Café will be open for lunch, drinks, and desserts, or pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic in the gardens. Dads can also be treated to a free climb at The Adventure Park at Heritage when making a reservation for at least one other paying family member.  To book a reservation to The Adventure Park at Heritage, visit www.heritageadventurepark.org. Space is limited.
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Behind-the-Scenes Auto Tour 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Auto Tour @ Automobile Storage Facility in the Automobile Gallery
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Auto Tour @ Automobile Storage Facility in the Automobile Gallery
Go behind the scenes with Heritage staff for an exclusive peek at Heritage’s antique automobile collection in storage. During the tour, staff will share little-known facts and stories. Participants will be admitted to “Employees Only” areas to get up-close and personal with the cars. Find out more about the work that goes into maintaining this world-class collection, including the ins and outs of moving the cars and preparing them for exhibit. Advance registration is recommended, as space is limited and these tours often sell out! Registration is free for Members, but please register for the program so that your space(s) can be reserved.
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Food Truck Friday 5:00 pm
Food Truck Friday
Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food Truck Friday
    Enjoy Heritage after hours as you stroll through the gardens, get exclusive access to the 2017 special exhibit Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views, and, of course, sample tasty food and beverages while listening to music in the gardens. Food trucks scheduled: • Cape Cod Cannoli: The best 170+ flavors of cannoli on Cape Cod and New England! • The Pineapple Caper Catering: Specializing in grilled cheeses. • The Local Scoop: Homemade frozen yogurt and ice cream with a variety of topping to fit every desire! • Wolf Pizza: Fresh pizza with an innovative twist! • The Gourmet Grill: run by The Casual Gourmet, will be selling Gourmet sausages & hot dogs. • The Magnolia Cafe will have beer and wine available for sale at the event. Admission to Food Truck Friday is free for Members. We ask that you reserve your tickets in advance.   Heritage Museums & Gardens is grateful for the support of Event Sponsor Arbella Insurance Foundation and media sponsor WBUR
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Plein Air Pastel Workshop with Betsy Payne Cook 9:00 am
Plein Air Pastel Workshop with Betsy Payne Cook
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Plein Air Pastel Workshop with Betsy Payne Cook
    Artists will learn: – to identify compositional structures to enhance movement in your paintings – to choose color harmonies to encourage a personal interpretation of the landscape – any level or medium welcome Betsy paints in pastels, but information will apply to other drawing & painting mediums as well. Painting outdoors is an exhilarating experience, and this class is ideal for artists who want to take the challenge of stepping outdoors to paint! Whether you are a novice or an experienced painter, the opportunity to paint together outdoors is rewarding. The workshop will begin with a pastel painting demonstration, as Betsy shares pointers for setting up on location and narrowing the field of vision to choose a composition for your painting. You will then have time to complete a preliminary sketch followed by painting at your easel with individual feedback regarding good drawing skills, including perspective, balance of masses & shapes, and use of color harmonies. You will need a sketchbook, drawing materials, your own painting supplies, and an easel. Betsy will be happy to try to assist you if you do not have an easel. Please remember to bring sunscreen, bug repellent, water and a hat! It might also be useful to have a camp chair to use during the demo or when you take a break. • Lunch break on own for participants (Magnolia Café has lunches available for purchase, or bring your own) • 5 students minimum, 15 students maximum • Participants are required to being their own materials, a supply list will be provided upon registration The deadline to register is Friday, June 16.     About Betsy Payne Cook: Betsy paints exclusively with pastels, and is honored to be elected as a Juried Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America, and to have achieved signature membership status in the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod. Betsy is also acknowledged as a Juried Master Artist at the Cape Cod Art Association. Betsy’s paintings depict her impressions of the landscape and its abundance of colors. She paints both en plein air and in her studio; and conveys her love of the outdoors in each painting. Betsy publishes a newsletter and a blog, both titled “Painting In and Out,” sharing her thoughts on her life as an artist.
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The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Summer Vacation Program 9:00 am
The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Summer Vacation Program @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Register for the 2017 Summer Vacation Program The Hundred Acre School at Heritage opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 during the summer. Join us in our bright, modern classrooms and arts laboratory for a STEM-focused vacation week program that allows children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians. Heritage Museums & Gardens becomes our second classroom with daily adventures throughout the grounds and to the museums. 2017 Program Options Full Day 9am-3:30pm Half Day 9am-1pm Morning extended day: 8-9am Afternoon extended day: 3:30-5:30pm 2017 Summer Vacation STEM Program Week 1: 6/26 -6/30: Conducting Science Experiments Week 2: 7/3-7/7 (Closed 7/4): Conducting Science Experiments Week 3: 7/10-7/14: Nature Explorers Week 4: 7/17-7/21: Nature Explorers Week 5: 7/24-28: Excitement of Tinkering Week 6: 7/31-84: Excitement of Tinkering Week 7: 8/7-8/11: Loving Our Earth Week 8: 8/14-8/18: Loving Our Earth Week 9: 8/21-8/25: Science Sleuths Our Typical Weekly Schedule: Monday: Welcome to the program! Tuesday: Hidden Hollow Day – All classes will be going to Hidden Hollow around 9:15. Please arrive on time to the program. Wednesday: Water Fun & Sprinkler Day – Please pack a bathing suit and towel or just a change of clothes. Our outdoor time will incorporate a lot of water play. Thursday: Bike & Scooter Day – Students are welcome to bring a bike or scooter AND helmet to our program. We will block off the parking lot and have some riding time. Friday: Heritage Museums & Gardens Family Fun Friday. Students will attend the concert on the main stage at 11 am. Our Typical Daily Schedule: 8-9 Extended Day Morning 9-9:15 Arrival Time with Free Choice Classroom stations 9:15-9:30 Snack Time (Please pack a snack for your child) 9:30-10 Hypothesis Time (Learn about the day’s theme and make predictions or share what you know) 10-11:45 Investigation Stations in the classroom with the morning featured activity (hands-on activities) AND Investigation Adventure (Explore nature trails, Hidden Hollow, carousel, Auto Gallery, and outside locations) 11:45-12:15 Lunch (Please provide a lunch for your child) 12:15-12:25 Carousel Ride 12:25-12:45 Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed) 12:45-1:15 Free Play Outside 12:45-1:00 Dismissal for Half Day Students 1:15-2 Investigation Stations in the classroom with afternoon featured activity 2-3 Second Investigation Adventure 3-3:15 Second Think Time 3:15-4 Free Play Outside 3:15-3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students 3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon
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The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Summer Vacation Program 9:00 am
The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Summer Vacation Program @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Register for the 2017 Summer Vacation Program The Hundred Acre School at Heritage opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 during the summer. Join us in our bright, modern classrooms and arts laboratory for a STEM-focused vacation week program that allows children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians. Heritage Museums & Gardens becomes our second classroom with daily adventures throughout the grounds and to the museums. 2017 Program Options Full Day 9am-3:30pm Half Day 9am-1pm Morning extended day: 8-9am Afternoon extended day: 3:30-5:30pm 2017 Summer Vacation STEM Program Week 1: 6/26 -6/30: Conducting Science Experiments Week 2: 7/3-7/7 (Closed 7/4): Conducting Science Experiments Week 3: 7/10-7/14: Nature Explorers Week 4: 7/17-7/21: Nature Explorers Week 5: 7/24-28: Excitement of Tinkering Week 6: 7/31-84: Excitement of Tinkering Week 7: 8/7-8/11: Loving Our Earth Week 8: 8/14-8/18: Loving Our Earth Week 9: 8/21-8/25: Science Sleuths Our Typical Weekly Schedule: Monday: Welcome to the program! Tuesday: Hidden Hollow Day – All classes will be going to Hidden Hollow around 9:15. Please arrive on time to the program. Wednesday: Water Fun & Sprinkler Day – Please pack a bathing suit and towel or just a change of clothes. Our outdoor time will incorporate a lot of water play. Thursday: Bike & Scooter Day – Students are welcome to bring a bike or scooter AND helmet to our program. We will block off the parking lot and have some riding time. Friday: Heritage Museums & Gardens Family Fun Friday. Students will attend the concert on the main stage at 11 am. Our Typical Daily Schedule: 8-9 Extended Day Morning 9-9:15 Arrival Time with Free Choice Classroom stations 9:15-9:30 Snack Time (Please pack a snack for your child) 9:30-10 Hypothesis Time (Learn about the day’s theme and make predictions or share what you know) 10-11:45 Investigation Stations in the classroom with the morning featured activity (hands-on activities) AND Investigation Adventure (Explore nature trails, Hidden Hollow, carousel, Auto Gallery, and outside locations) 11:45-12:15 Lunch (Please provide a lunch for your child) 12:15-12:25 Carousel Ride 12:25-12:45 Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed) 12:45-1:15 Free Play Outside 12:45-1:00 Dismissal for Half Day Students 1:15-2 Investigation Stations in the classroom with afternoon featured activity 2-3 Second Investigation Adventure 3-3:15 Second Think Time 3:15-4 Free Play Outside 3:15-3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students 3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon
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The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Summer Vacation Program 9:00 am
The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Summer Vacation Program @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Register for the 2017 Summer Vacation Program The Hundred Acre School at Heritage opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 during the summer. Join us in our bright, modern classrooms and arts laboratory for a STEM-focused vacation week program that allows children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians. Heritage Museums & Gardens becomes our second classroom with daily adventures throughout the grounds and to the museums. 2017 Program Options Full Day 9am-3:30pm Half Day 9am-1pm Morning extended day: 8-9am Afternoon extended day: 3:30-5:30pm 2017 Summer Vacation STEM Program Week 1: 6/26 -6/30: Conducting Science Experiments Week 2: 7/3-7/7 (Closed 7/4): Conducting Science Experiments Week 3: 7/10-7/14: Nature Explorers Week 4: 7/17-7/21: Nature Explorers Week 5: 7/24-28: Excitement of Tinkering Week 6: 7/31-84: Excitement of Tinkering Week 7: 8/7-8/11: Loving Our Earth Week 8: 8/14-8/18: Loving Our Earth Week 9: 8/21-8/25: Science Sleuths Our Typical Weekly Schedule: Monday: Welcome to the program! Tuesday: Hidden Hollow Day – All classes will be going to Hidden Hollow around 9:15. Please arrive on time to the program. Wednesday: Water Fun & Sprinkler Day – Please pack a bathing suit and towel or just a change of clothes. Our outdoor time will incorporate a lot of water play. Thursday: Bike & Scooter Day – Students are welcome to bring a bike or scooter AND helmet to our program. We will block off the parking lot and have some riding time. Friday: Heritage Museums & Gardens Family Fun Friday. Students will attend the concert on the main stage at 11 am. Our Typical Daily Schedule: 8-9 Extended Day Morning 9-9:15 Arrival Time with Free Choice Classroom stations 9:15-9:30 Snack Time (Please pack a snack for your child) 9:30-10 Hypothesis Time (Learn about the day’s theme and make predictions or share what you know) 10-11:45 Investigation Stations in the classroom with the morning featured activity (hands-on activities) AND Investigation Adventure (Explore nature trails, Hidden Hollow, carousel, Auto Gallery, and outside locations) 11:45-12:15 Lunch (Please provide a lunch for your child) 12:15-12:25 Carousel Ride 12:25-12:45 Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed) 12:45-1:15 Free Play Outside 12:45-1:00 Dismissal for Half Day Students 1:15-2 Investigation Stations in the classroom with afternoon featured activity 2-3 Second Investigation Adventure 3-3:15 Second Think Time 3:15-4 Free Play Outside 3:15-3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students 3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon
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The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Summer Vacation Program 9:00 am
The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Summer Vacation Program @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Register for the 2017 Summer Vacation Program The Hundred Acre School at Heritage opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 during the summer. Join us in our bright, modern classrooms and arts laboratory for a STEM-focused vacation week program that allows children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians. Heritage Museums & Gardens becomes our second classroom with daily adventures throughout the grounds and to the museums. 2017 Program Options Full Day 9am-3:30pm Half Day 9am-1pm Morning extended day: 8-9am Afternoon extended day: 3:30-5:30pm 2017 Summer Vacation STEM Program Week 1: 6/26 -6/30: Conducting Science Experiments Week 2: 7/3-7/7 (Closed 7/4): Conducting Science Experiments Week 3: 7/10-7/14: Nature Explorers Week 4: 7/17-7/21: Nature Explorers Week 5: 7/24-28: Excitement of Tinkering Week 6: 7/31-84: Excitement of Tinkering Week 7: 8/7-8/11: Loving Our Earth Week 8: 8/14-8/18: Loving Our Earth Week 9: 8/21-8/25: Science Sleuths Our Typical Weekly Schedule: Monday: Welcome to the program! Tuesday: Hidden Hollow Day – All classes will be going to Hidden Hollow around 9:15. Please arrive on time to the program. Wednesday: Water Fun & Sprinkler Day – Please pack a bathing suit and towel or just a change of clothes. Our outdoor time will incorporate a lot of water play. Thursday: Bike & Scooter Day – Students are welcome to bring a bike or scooter AND helmet to our program. We will block off the parking lot and have some riding time. Friday: Heritage Museums & Gardens Family Fun Friday. Students will attend the concert on the main stage at 11 am. Our Typical Daily Schedule: 8-9 Extended Day Morning 9-9:15 Arrival Time with Free Choice Classroom stations 9:15-9:30 Snack Time (Please pack a snack for your child) 9:30-10 Hypothesis Time (Learn about the day’s theme and make predictions or share what you know) 10-11:45 Investigation Stations in the classroom with the morning featured activity (hands-on activities) AND Investigation Adventure (Explore nature trails, Hidden Hollow, carousel, Auto Gallery, and outside locations) 11:45-12:15 Lunch (Please provide a lunch for your child) 12:15-12:25 Carousel Ride 12:25-12:45 Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed) 12:45-1:15 Free Play Outside 12:45-1:00 Dismissal for Half Day Students 1:15-2 Investigation Stations in the classroom with afternoon featured activity 2-3 Second Investigation Adventure 3-3:15 Second Think Time 3:15-4 Free Play Outside 3:15-3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students 3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon
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The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Summer Vacation Program 9:00 am
The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Summer Vacation Program @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Register for the 2017 Summer Vacation Program The Hundred Acre School at Heritage opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 during the summer. Join us in our bright, modern classrooms and arts laboratory for a STEM-focused vacation week program that allows children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians. Heritage Museums & Gardens becomes our second classroom with daily adventures throughout the grounds and to the museums. 2017 Program Options Full Day 9am-3:30pm Half Day 9am-1pm Morning extended day: 8-9am Afternoon extended day: 3:30-5:30pm 2017 Summer Vacation STEM Program Week 1: 6/26 -6/30: Conducting Science Experiments Week 2: 7/3-7/7 (Closed 7/4): Conducting Science Experiments Week 3: 7/10-7/14: Nature Explorers Week 4: 7/17-7/21: Nature Explorers Week 5: 7/24-28: Excitement of Tinkering Week 6: 7/31-84: Excitement of Tinkering Week 7: 8/7-8/11: Loving Our Earth Week 8: 8/14-8/18: Loving Our Earth Week 9: 8/21-8/25: Science Sleuths Our Typical Weekly Schedule: Monday: Welcome to the program! Tuesday: Hidden Hollow Day – All classes will be going to Hidden Hollow around 9:15. Please arrive on time to the program. Wednesday: Water Fun & Sprinkler Day – Please pack a bathing suit and towel or just a change of clothes. Our outdoor time will incorporate a lot of water play. Thursday: Bike & Scooter Day – Students are welcome to bring a bike or scooter AND helmet to our program. We will block off the parking lot and have some riding time. Friday: Heritage Museums & Gardens Family Fun Friday. Students will attend the concert on the main stage at 11 am. Our Typical Daily Schedule: 8-9 Extended Day Morning 9-9:15 Arrival Time with Free Choice Classroom stations 9:15-9:30 Snack Time (Please pack a snack for your child) 9:30-10 Hypothesis Time (Learn about the day’s theme and make predictions or share what you know) 10-11:45 Investigation Stations in the classroom with the morning featured activity (hands-on activities) AND Investigation Adventure (Explore nature trails, Hidden Hollow, carousel, Auto Gallery, and outside locations) 11:45-12:15 Lunch (Please provide a lunch for your child) 12:15-12:25 Carousel Ride 12:25-12:45 Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed) 12:45-1:15 Free Play Outside 12:45-1:00 Dismissal for Half Day Students 1:15-2 Investigation Stations in the classroom with afternoon featured activity 2-3 Second Investigation Adventure 3-3:15 Second Think Time 3:15-4 Free Play Outside 3:15-3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students 3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon
Family Fun Friday 10:00 am
Family Fun Friday
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Family Fun Friday
Enjoy a day at Heritage that features fun for the whole family, including a performance, outdoor games, and family challenges. Free with Museum admission. 11 am performer: SteveSongs Steve Roslonek of the band SteveSongs has been writing and performing his award-winning music for kids and families for the past fifteen years. Steve blends participatory songs, clever stories and great melodies to create what The Boston Globe called “not just a musical journey but an entertaining, interactive and educational one.” In 2008, Steve took on the role of “Mr. Steve,” the host of PBS KIDS Preschool Destination. He has won numerous prestigious awards, including two Parents’ Choice Gold Awards, a Nappa Honor, two iParenting Media Awards, and two Children’s Music Web Awards. Other Activities: Leave your mark on a giant chalk mural Add to a collaborative story Listen to a special story time at 2:15 Wide array of outdoor games including parachute play, giant Jenga, hula hoops and more Chalkboard easels will be set up in the gardens so families can capture the landscape in front of them Photo frame props will be provided for families to use take pictures and selfies, putting themselves in the landscape