Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 • 2017 Picnic Pops Summer Concert Series - Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88s • Old Westbury
Every Wednesday from July 12 - August 2
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a couple of friends, and we’ll provide the soundtrack for an enjoyable evening under the stars. Arrive early to picnic and stroll the gardens.
Gates open at 6:00 pm. Dance lesson at 6:30 pm. Concert starts at 7:00 pm. (2 sets, intermission, concert ends at 9:00 pm) $12.00 General Admission; $10.00 - 62 and older; $10.00 - members; free for children 17 and under.
A Picnic Pops Car Pass costs $75.00 and gives you admission to all concerts for as many people as you can fit in your car, and also gives you choice parking.
Wednesday, July 12 - Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88s
Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88s are the torch bearers of a great American musical heritage. Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits and swingin’ little big bands of the 40’s, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock n’ roll.
Wednesday, July 19 - Dr. Zsa’s Powdered Zydeco Band
Dr. Zsa’s Powdered Zydeco Band is a 5-piece Zydeco band from Brooklyn, NY performing classic Zydeco music. The band features top NYC musicians with a diversity of influences who bring a love of the Louisiana Creole and Cajun tradition to the music. When they take the stage, there is sure to be a party happening in the room!
Wednesday, July 26 - George Gee Swing Orchestra
In its more than three decades, the band has spread the “Gospel of Swing” to the far corners of the globe. But we have stones yet to unturn and a genuine eagerness to continue exploring. Doing our part to keep fingers snappin’ and toes tappin’ with our happy music for happy people — that’s our main proclamation and declaration. Please peruse the site! We welcome your feedback and participation as we spread the joy of jazz!
Wednesday, August 2 - Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
The Emmy award winning band returns for an evening of 1920s and 30s jazz and popular dance music. In 30 years as a bandleader, Vince Giordano has become the authority on recreating the sounds of 1920s and ’30s jazz and popular music. “I just love the energy of the early jazz,” says Giordano. “I wanted to recapture some of that.”
Venue: Old Westbury GardensOld Westbury Gardens
Old Westbury Gardens is located at 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, New York, between the Long Island Expressway (I-495) and Jericho Turnpike (New York Route 25), approximately 20 miles east of New York City.
Directions from New York City
From the Long Island Expressway: Take the LIE (I-495) to Exit 39 (Glen Cove Road). Follow the service road east for approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Westbury Road and continue 0.4 miles. The Gardens’ gate is on the left.
From the Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State to Exit 32 (Post Avenue). Bear left at end of exit ramp and turn left onto Post Avenue heading north. Turn left onto Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) and turn right at the first light onto Old Westbury Road. The Gardens’ gate is on the right.
Directions from Eastern Long Island
From the Long Island Expressway: Take the LIE (I-495) to Exit 39. Turn left onto Glen Cove Road (Garden City) at end of exit ramp, cross over expressway, and immediately turn left onto the service road. Follow the service road east for approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Westbury Road and continue 0.4 miles. The Gardens’ gate is on the left.
From the Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State to Exit 32 (Post Avenue). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp (Old Westbury) onto Post Avenue heading north. Turn left onto Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) and turn right at the first light onto Old Westbury Road. The Gardens’ gate is on the right.
Take Long Island Rail Road to Westbury Station, then a taxi to Old Westbury Gardens approximately 2.5 miles from the station).
Organizer: Old Westbury Gardens (Old Westbury)
Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children. Completed in 1906 by the English designer George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 160 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes. Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family’s residence.
Today, Old Westbury Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for guided tours of Westbury House and Gardens, in-depth tours of the formal gardens, school visits, children’s programs and events, family programs, museum exhibits, classic car shows, indoor and outdoor classical concerts, summer concerts, slide lectures, book signings, horticultural demonstrations and workshops, Scottish Games, botanical arts and gardening classes, and Master Gardener- and Educator-led Talks & Tours of topics relating to horticulture, art, history, design and architecture.
Every summer, Old Westbury Gardens has their Picnic Pops 2007 Summer Concert Series on the great lawn. An area in front of the bandstand is reserved for dancing!
Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road
P.O. Box 430
Old Westbury, NY 11568