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Outdoor Venues to Visit This Summer


By Sarah Prawl

This summer, escape the hustle and bustle of the city and indulge in breathtaking scenery, delicious food, and exciting entertainment at Caramoor and Wave Hill.

Get lost in the luscious gardens of Caramoor. With over six venues located on the grounds, each venue is truly unique and perfect for private events, concerts, picnics and more.

Great Performances has partnered with Caramoor since 2007 and is proud to offer a range of delicious and organic food items during your visit. Pre-order picnic boxes and take a stroll through the gardens, or enjoy a relaxed dining experience at the Symphony Dining Court.

From intimate gatherings to large retreats, Caramoor offers a beautiful setting for any event. With several distinctive spaces ideal for events with 50 to 1700 guests, it truly is “A home for celebrations.” Learn more here.

The Caramoor summer season begins on June 16 and ends July 29.

Upcoming Events In June

Opening Night Gala

Saturday, June 15 at 5:30 pm

Celebrate the arrival of the 2019 Summer Season at this year’s Groundbreaking Gala! Learn more.


American Roots Music Festival

Saturday, June 22 from 12:00 pm to close

Caramoor’s 9th annual American Roots Music Festival celebrates its musical heritage with an amazing lineup. Learn more.


Tribu Baharú

Friday, June 21 at 8:00 pm

Tribu Baharú celebrates the colorful Colombian musical spectrum during their energetic performance. Learn more.



Saturday, June 29 at 8:00 pm

Grammy-nominated singer Buika performs with her all-female band. Learn more.


See Caramoor’s complete 2019 events calendar here.

Located in the Hudson Hill section of Riverdale, Wave Hill offers breathtaking views of the Hudson River and the New Jersey Palisades throughout its 28-acre public garden and cultural center.

Stop by the Cafe at Wave Hill, located inside the historic Wave Hill House, and enjoy our delicious seasonal menu offerings; or stop by for Afternoon Tea, where we offer a classic selection of whole leaf teas, scones, tea sandwiches and bite-sized desserts.

With intimate gardens and spacious buildings, Wave Hill is the perfect location for any celebration. From weddings to corporate events and social gatherings, Wave Hill offers a beautiful backdrop for any event with 75 to 500 guests; and with over five beautiful spaces to choose from, you’re guaranteed to give your guests an unforgettable experience. Learn more here.

Upcoming Events In June

Moving Figments: An Art Meditation

Saturday, June 8 at 3:00 pm

Join exhibiting artist Sara Jimenez and meditation and movement teacher Kate Johnson for an intimate session surrounded by Jimenez’s fictional cityscape in Glyndor Gallery’s exhibition, Here We Land. Learn more.

Sunset Wednesday: Bombay Rickey

Wednesday, June 26 at 7:00 pm

Bombay Rickey performs covers and original music celebrating unique sounds from Bollywood to Western. Learn more.


Garden Workshop: Build A Bee-Abode Workshop

Sunday, Jun 16 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 Assemble a rustic bee house in this hands-on workshop. Learn more.


Rosy Sunday Cooking Demo: Stop And Eat The Roses

Sunday, June 30 at 2:00 pm

Learn how to incorporate the aromatic flavor of roses into your summer recipes and sample rosy baked goods prepared by a talented chef from Great Performances. Learn more.


See Wave Hill’s complete 2019 events calendar here.