LongHouse Reserve welcomed more than 200 guests at their annual Holiday Gathering on Sunday, November 28th. Friends and families sipped hot chocolate or warm mulled (or hard) apple ciders, and enjoyed Dreesen’s famous freshly baked donuts. Horticulturist Holger Winenga and docents led tours of the winter blooming witch-hazels and the Red Garden, and there was a bonfire outside to help stay warm. Families with children, old supporters and new friends mingled. The Drinkwater Brothers performed on guitar with LongHouse board vp, Lee Skolnick making a special cameo. Other Board Members in mingling included Dianne Benson, Dr. Derick George, Nina Gillman, Peter H. Olsen, Suzanne Slesin, and James Zajac.
New Director, Carrie Rebora Barratt, welcomed guests, “Wonderful having you here and very excited to meet you all. Our next season includes important art, improved gardens, and a warm welcoming LongHouse. We’re looking forward to installations by the Ladd Brothers and an important Chinese bamboo artist, Cheng-Tsung Feng, plus a birdhouse by Edwina von Gal. We’re planning concerts and dance. LongHouse will become more green plus plans for a new snowdrop garden and renewing our moss garden. We’re all so excited!”
LongHouse Reserve will be open the next two weekends (4th – 5th and 11th – 12th) with timed-tickets at www.longhousereserve.org, before closing for the winter. The community will still welcome on the grounds by appointment, by calling 631.329.3568 to make a reservation.
LongHouse Reserve, a stunning 16-acre nature reserve and sculpture garden in East Hampton, exemplifies living with art in all forms. Founded by Jack Lenor Larsen, its collections, gardens, sculpture and programs reflect world culture and teach the fostering of a creative life.