The first tour is a guided visit to Stonecrop Gardens in Cold Spring. Originally the home of Anne and Frank Cabot, Stonecrop became a public garden in 1992. For botany enthusiasts and nature lovers, this class will meander along the paths through diverse woodland and water gardens, grassy fields, rock gardens, and an English-style flower garden situated on the 12-acre property. The $30 tour starts at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 20. However, registration must be completed no later than Friday, Sept. 6.
The next tour will take SAS students behind the scenes of Stone Barns Center, a non-profit farm and education center in Pocantico Hills and home to the renowned Blue Hill restaurant. Included is a buffet lunch provided by Blue Hill Café featuring freshly harvested crops. Students also receive a 4-pack of farm-fresh eggs. The $80 tour begins at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. Registration is required by Friday, Sept. 13.
Elizabeth Thompson Colleary, art historian and teacher at Scarsdale High School, will personally lead a maximum of 12 students through the Cloisters at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. This $60 tour is the perfect companion to her lecture series about the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of medieval art and architecture. Located in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan, the Cloisters is a re-creation of a medieval monastery which, like SAS, is also celebrating its 75th anniversary. The $55 two-session evening course starts on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Scarsdale High School.
Art lovers will enjoy the reprise of the “Galleries of Chelsea: A Walking Tour.” Led again by artist Lynne Mayocole, professional sculptor and SAS instructor, the guided tour will cover current movements and trends in the arts. Because the exhibits are constantly changing, students may take the tour season after season without seeing the same artwork. This $40 tour begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19.
Register for all at www.ScarsdaleAdultSchool.org or call (914) 723-2325 with questions.