Pocantico Garden Symposium

Thu. May 26, 2022 10:30am - 2:30pm EDT
Price: $55.00
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Price: $55.00
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Garden Symposium: Preserving Our Open Spaces (Lunch Included)

The 2022 Garden Symposium will examine the preservation of two extraordinary open spaces: Greenacre Park and Rockefeller State Park Preserve.

Gail Caulkins, president of Greenacre Foundation, and Lois Cremmins, executive director, will discuss Midtown Manhattan’s Greenacre Park and their work on the Fight for Light campaign, which advocates citywide to mandate sunlight preservation in urban development. Greenacre Foundation, founded by Abby Rockefeller Mauzé, conceived and developed the Park and continues to own and maintain it today. Designed by Hideo Sasaki and opened in 1971, the Park is on the National Register of Historic Places and has received several awards for its exceptional concept and design, as well as for its distinctive contributions to contemporary Manhattan life.

Peter Iskenderian, park manager at Rockefeller State Park Preserve, and Kim Fendrich, environmental educator and event coordinator, will discuss the immersive work of maintaining and protecting the Preserve’s historic carriage road system, battling the invasive species that threaten forests, creating inclusive and accessible public programming, and the dedication needed to protect this special place for generations to come. The Preserve encompasses the former Pocantico Hills and Rockwood Hall country estates of John D. and William Rockefeller thirty miles north of Manhattan. Managed by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, the Preserve is open to the public year-round, sunrise to sunset.

Coffee and pastries will be served upon arrival, and a boxed lunch will be provided following the first presentation. Weather permitting, an optional garden walk will conclude the Symposium.


All tickets must be purchased in advance online. ALL TICKET HOLDERS must show proof of vaccination and wear masks in all indoor spaces at The Pocantico Center. Proof of vaccination and a valid picture ID must be presented upon check-in.

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The Coach Barn at Pocantico 200 Lake Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591