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Rites of Spring Celebration at LongHouse Reserve

April 8 @ 12:30 pm

One of Maren Hassinger’s Monuments at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem.

The weekend of April 8 and 9 celebrates Rites of Spring 2023 at LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton’s 16-acre sculpture garden. As is tradition, nearly one million daffodils and rare bulb plants will be in bloom to welcome back the local community. On display will be new works of art including two large scale sculptures by Maren Hassinger and three by Wyatt Kahn. Popular permanent collection pieces by Buckminster Fuller, Sol Lewitt, Yoko Ono, Toshiko Takaezu, and many others remain on view, along with sculptures from Fitzhugh Karol, Moko Fukuyama, William and Steven Ladd, Alexander Polzin, and Ai Weiwei.

Friends and families are invited to weave branches from the garden with Maren Hassinger as she creates her site-specific Monuments. LongHouse is a closed-loop garden, meaning that all of its plant materials remain onsite.  We welcome you to assist the artist, making winter branches into a work of art.  Bring your own pruners! Visitors will enjoy Wyatt Kahn’s three corten steel sculptures–Parade, Painting the Painter, Umbrella–most recently on view in City Hall Park, now at LongHouse in a new partnership with the Public Art Fund. 

On April 9, Easter Sunday, come for a stroll in your Easter Bonnet around the gardens. LongHouse Founder, Jack Lenor Larsen, collected hats – what better way to honor his legacy than by parading in your bonnet? Easter treats will be available for kids of all ages.

LongHouse welcomes members to join for Member Mornings: members have the gardens all to themselves on Wednesday and Saturday mornings before public opening hours. Special art making and nature foraging activities will be available Saturday mornings, in conjunction with SHINE, LongHouse’s seasonal partner in inspiring creativity, confidence, and curiosity. 

The hard-working staff and supportive board at LongHouse, look forward to a 2023 season centered on Land — a nature reserve with thousands of living species; Place — an institution to learn, explore, and grow; and Spirit — a relaxing sanctuary for creativity, wellness, and respite.

LongHouse Reserve opens April 1 and will be open Wednesdays through Sundays from 12:30pm until 5pm, through December. A Membership allows you to visit LongHouse Reserve throughout the season, including early entry at 10am on Wednesdays and Saturdays. General admission is $20, with half price tickets for seniors, and no charge for students, veterans or active-duty personnel. More information is available at www.longhouse.org.

Longhouse Reserve

133 Hands Creek Road
East Hampton, NY 11937 United States
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