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Archive for April, 2014

April 28, 2014 – Andrew Jackson Downing, Father of American Landscape Design & His Influence on the Hudson Valley- Nyack Library – An excellent presentation which not only discussed the beginning of American Landscape design but emphasized the social impact this new form had on our culture. He popularized landscape gardening among America’s growing middle and upper middle classes.

Andrew Jackson Downing

Andrew Jackson Downing

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Upcoming Programs

August 24, 2017 – Annual Picnic – Nyack Boat Club – 12 noon

September 16, 2017 – Trip to Seeing Eye Dog School and tour of the Freylinhuysen Arboretum

September 26, 2017 – Member Tea at the home of Florence K

 

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April 7,2014 – Butterfly Garden Clean-up  – Butterfly Garden, Memorial Park, Nyack – Members turned out in force to get our Butterfly Garden off to a good start for the growing season.  The severe winter caused a lot of die back and total loss of some plants.  By the time we left the garden looked ready to grow.

Butterfly Garden 5

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April 2, 2014 – Lecture about Jasper Cropsey by Anthony Speiser from the Newington-Cropsey Museum – Valley Cottage Library – Tony Speiser gave a PowerPoint presentation about the life and paintings of Jasper Cropsey complete with photos of many of his paintings. He described his life and family from his early success to falling out of favor later in life. We saw photos of his last home, Ever Rest, in Hastings on Hudson. The lecture was so appealing that 27 members signed up for the trip to visit Ever Rest as well as the Gallery on June 11th.

View from front door of Ever Rest

View from front door of Ever Rest

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