SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- The Scarsdale Adult School is offering four guided tours this semester.
Stonecrop Lake and Hillside Garden
The first tour is a Sept. 20 guided visit to Stonecrop Gardens in Cold Spring. Originally the home of Anne and Frank Cabot, Stonecrop became a public garden in 1992. For botany enthusiasts and nature lovers, this class will meander along the paths through diverse woodland and water gardens, grassy fields, rock gardens, and an English-style flower garden situated on the 12-acre property. Registration must be completed by Sept. 6.
On Sept. 27, go behind the scenes for a tour and taste of Stone Barns, a nonprofit farm and education center in Pocantico Hills and home to the renowned Blue Hill restaurant. Included is a buffet lunch provided by Blue Hill Café, featuring freshly harvested crops. Participants also will receive a four-pack of farm-fresh eggs. Registration is required by Sept. 13.
Elizabeth Thompson Colleary, art historian and teacher at Scarsdale High School, will lead a maximum of 12 students through the Masterworks of the Cloisters Oct. 19. Her tour is a companion to her two-session evening lecture course about the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of medieval art and architecture. The Cloisters, in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan, is a re-creation of a medieval monastery.
Galleries of Chelsea
Art lovers will enjoy the reprise of Galleries of Chelsea: A Walking Tour set for Oct. 19 in Manhattan. Led by artist Lynne Mayocole, professional sculptor, the tour will cover current movements and trends in the arts. Because the exhibits constantly are changing, students may take the tour season after season without seeing the same art work.
Advance registration is required for all tours, and students must provide their own transportation to the sites.
Learn more about these tours here or call the school at 914-723-2325 between 9 a.m. and noon weekdays.