Music in the Parks | Daily Dose

Monday, June 6, 2016

Music in the Parks

Posted By on Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 9:00 AM

  • Courtesy of Music in the Parks

A fleet of blankets decorate the lawn, scattered with picnic dinners and people in repose. Barefoot children run through freshly cut grass as the sun dips and glints off the Hudson River. The sound of bird and cricket songs mix with the live music happening on the stage. And it’s all happening in the shadow of a majestic historic mansion. For twelve weeks this summer, this vignette will play out as Music in the Parks returns for its 2016 season.

A collaboration of various local organizations like the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, AARP chapter, and the Rotary Club, the Town of Hyde Park’s Music in the Parks has been offering free summer concerts on the stately lawns of the Vanderbilt Mansion and Mills Mansion for 47 years. With an array of musical styles and skilled local bands featured, it just might be the perfect opportunity to experience different musical genres in a family-friendly setting.

Music in the Parks summer concert series at the Vanderbilt Mansion, 119 Vanderbilt Park Road in Hyde Park, and at the Staatsburg State Historic Site (aka Mills Mansion) on Old Post Road in Staatsburg: Wednesdays, June 1-July 27th starting at 7p and August 3rd-24th starting at 6:30p; free! Of note: the parks close at sunset; parking is limited so carpooling is recommended and drop-off/pick-up is a possibility; restroom facilities are port-o-johns; pets are welcome but must be leashed; park grounds are carry in, carry out.

Concert locations change each week, so be sure to visit the full Music in the Parks 2016 summer concert schedule at this link. For information on specific concerts, including event details and backup rain locations, follow their Facebook page. Or call the Recreation Office at 845-229-8086, ext. 2.
  • Pin It
  • Email
  • Favorite

Tags: , , , ,

Speaking of...


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Eat Drink 28 | Gourmet Row Grand Opening

    Eat Drink 28 is a gourmet culinary collection on Route 28 made up of Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go, Cheese Louise, The Wine Hutch, La Bella Pasta, Hookline Fish Co. and KBBK Kombucha.
    • Aug 2, 2017
  • Stockade Works Receives CFA Funding

    Mary Stuart Masterson's project in the works for Midtown Kingston just got a million dollar grant from New York State.
    • Dec 15, 2016

Hudson Valley Events

submit event

Common Ground

Oct. 6-Nov. 13 — A photography exhibition by Ellen Lynch. The exhibit pairs separate photographs of...

View all of today's events

Latest in Daily Dose

More by Hillary Harvey

  • Seasonal Vintage Train Rides

    Discover the fall and winter landscapes from historic railroad lines' seasonal passenger excursions, which share a love of train travel with people of all ages.
    • Oct 16, 2017
  • Debating a Constitutional Convention

    Every twenty years, a question is automatically added to the New York State ballot: “Shall New York hold a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?” In five weeks, on November 7th, voters all over New York will be asked to mark, yes or no. And on Monday, October 16th, that question will be publicly debated
    • Oct 9, 2017
  • O+ for Health and Wellness

    The O+ lineup will help you remember to take personal control of your health care while you enjoy the weekend's events and music.
    • Oct 2, 2017
  • More »

Current Issue

October 1-31, 2017
Issue Cover