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Late Summer Lawn Party at Historic Bloemendaal

Regular Garden admissionFamily in surrey at heritage event

Saturday, noon – 3 p.m.;
Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.

Enjoy a lazy, late summer afternoon on the lawn at Historic Bloemendaal, original home of the Lakeside Wheel Club (1895).  Under the tent, enjoy icy treats (available for purchase) and picnic fare (available for purchase) against a nearby backdrop of music and historical bicycle displays and demonstrations.  Relax as a barbershop quartet strolls and serenades, try out a summer lawn game, and step inside the Bloemendaal House for informal tours recalling the late 19th century bicycling craze.  This family-friendly event offers a great end-of-season celebration before school resumes, amidst the abundant blooms of the Grace Arents Garden in all its late summer glory.



Saturday, August 26, 2017
Sunday, August 27, 2017
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Event Details

Both Saturday & Sunday, enjoy these activities:

Live Music

Old Time, Ragtime, and Good Time Music by the Southside Serenaders, Gregg Kimball and Jon Anthony DeMaio, under the Bloemendaal House tent
“Four in the Morning” barbershop quartet strolling and serenading throughout the Garden

Tours & History

Open House at Bloemendaal with Garden Guide interpretation
Historic Bicycles on Exhibit in the Grace Arents Garden, thanks to Buddy Farnan
Costumed Lady Cyclist, ca. 1895, in the Grace Arents Garden, thanks to Sherry Giese
High-Wheeled “Boneshaker” Riding Demonstration along the Bloemendaal road, thanks to Allen Beland

Children’s Activities

Lawn games in the Children’s Garden
Dress-ups and photo opportunities in Grace Arents Garden


Picnic fare (for purchase) under the Bloemendaal House tent
Icy treats (for purchase) in the Grace Arents Garden, thanks to King of Pops Four in the Morning Quartet