Past Events

World Wide Knit in Public Day

Saturday, June 11, 2022, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Knitters who show their work in progress at the entrance will receive $5 off admission to the garden. There are many beautiful places to sit and knit in the gardens:  the West Terrace, the Ruin, the Tiki Hut, and numerous benches along paths and in garden nooks.

Rites of Spring Music Festival:  Sounds of Nature

Friday, June 10, 2022, doors open at 4:00 pm

Landcraft Garden Foundation is delighted to partner with Rites of Spring Artistic Director Paolo Bartolani to bring you an enchanting symbiosis of music and nature. The centerpiece of the evening is Debussy’s Sonata for flute, viola, and harp — with other musical works by French composers Maurice Ravel and Francois Devienne.  Also being performed and written six months after Debussy’s sonata with the same instrumentation is English composer Arnold Bax’s the Elegiac Trio. Musicians are Ginevra Petrucci (flute), Matthew Cohen (Viola), and Ruth Bennett (harp).

Most of Debussy’s music evokes the natural world in some form, and his critical writings and personal correspondence argue passionately for a symbiosis between music and nature: “I wanted music to have a liberty it contains within it perhaps more than any other art, not being limited to a more or less exact reproduction of Nature, but possessing mysterious correspondences between nature and the imagination”

We invite our guests to enjoy the garden’s natural beauty before the performance; doors open at 4:00 pm.  Concert begins at 5:00 pm.  Dress appropriately for the weather. Light refreshments will be serve immediately after the concert.

2021 Sculpture in the Garden Series

DATE: June to October 2021
TIME: Ongoing
EVENT DESCRIPTION: Landcraft Garden Foundation is pleased to announce the inauguration of its new annual series Sculpture in the Garden which will launched in June 2021 with a sculptural installation by artist Ned Smyth.

Beginning in the summer of 2021, Landcraft Garden Foundation will host an artist to conceive of a special project for the sumptuous outdoor spaces of their Mattituck gardens.  Showcasing artists who reside in the vibrant artistic communities of the North Fork region of Long Island, Sculpture in the Garden exhibitions will run from June until October of each year and will propose a new artist each season. One of the primary missions of the Sculpture in the Garden series is to activate the artistic community of the North Fork. The exhibitions will be curated by the Landcraft Garden Foundation Art Advisory Board member, Ugo Rondinone, who organized the inaugural Ned Smyth exhibition.

Slow Food East End Walk and Wine at Landcraft

DATE: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Rain date: Friday, September 24, 2021
TIME: 4:30 – 7:00pm
EVENT DESCRIPTION: Be deliciously inspired by people passionate about the beautiful East End. Join Slow Food East End and Landcraft Garden Foundation for an evening of sipping local wines and strolling through the beautiful Landcraft gardens.

Rites of Spring Music Festival: An Evening of Shakespeare: Words & Music

While originally many of Shakespeare’s works included “songs,” the music of these songs was lost. Over time, many composers have been inspired to complete these songs with music from their own imagination. This concert will focus on the lesser-known music of two Jewish immigrants, Erich Korngold and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.  Both composers escaped World War II by coming to America and both, in this period of strife, turned to Shakespeare, demonstrating the timeless quality of his works. Music motivated by the plays Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, As you Like it, Othello, Hamlet & the Tempest will be interwoven with monologues from these works. 

Date: Sunday, August 1 2021
Time: 5:30pm