There are only 12 nights left only here for the month of May , its great fun for the whole family, and a great night time outing. I may go back just for more of them! We will definitely be back for both the Blaze and Lightscapes! They are all made with plastic materials such as milk jugs and crates. Learn about those who lived and toiled here, like Caesar, an enslaved African miller. Van Cortlandt Manor springs to life during this incredible nighttime display. © TripHoney, All Rights Reserved.
A castle of glowing tupper ware blocks. The stuff doesn't appear to be gathered from the community since all the items of the same type match too exactly. To think this was all original and hand-made art, the hours of work that went into the creature for all to enjoy. Much time and planning goes into creating this as the The Blaze at Halloween time. Hudson Valley Lightscapes If you're a lighting geek, you know that you can never pass up the chance to see in interesting lighting installation.
Same for the storage bins used as bricks in the castle, and the bowling pins in the insect bodies recycled plastic bowling pins? Light up toys make the experience more fun! Larger-than-life elements like a massive mayfly and giant praying mantis join more than 7,500 smaller sculptures including dragonflies, ladybugs, and an avalanche of pinwheels. There's two tents-one is a gift shop and one is for refreshments. Van Cortlandt Manor is at 525 South Riverside Ave. You can do the whole walk-through in a half-hour or hang until closing, as you wish. With its pastoral setting, water-powered gristmill, hands-on activities and demonstrations of Colonial life, the Manor opens a window on a forgotten past. More info here: - Historical Hudson Valley This will now be on our list of things to do each spring.
You may also be interested in the , which is also run by Historic Hudson Valley. A few things to know before you go: Buy your tickets online in advance. This hilltop paradise was home to four generations of Rockefellers, starting with Standard Oil founder John D. Note: Lightscapes will not return for 2017. All the milk jugs in the flowers are of identical design and their plastic is the same exact color and opacity. This is an event not to miss, and if you have been to the Great Jack-o-Lantern Blaze also held here you will know the level of quality and creativity that is involved in hosting these events. Path elements to explore include the new Colorwheel Castle and enormous Caterpillar Cavern.
Check the discount when bought in advance online. My family's favorites included the embryo nestled inside a giant egg, an endless line of ants, seasonal flowers and massive mushrooms, a gigantic dragonfly hanging off the mansion's roof and the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. Dancing butterflies were spotted and then noticed to be really people, great detail. After making it through the lantern-festooned hospitality tent where you can snag some delicious ice cream from , you enter Lightscapes by walking under an enormous, color-changing rainbow. Get off at the Croton-Harmon station and then it's just a five-minute cab ride away or a nice walk in warm weather.
Summary: You will be taking a Metro-North Hudson Line train from Grand Central Terminal to the Croton-Harmon station. I had a chance to see Lightscapes recently at the historic Van Cortland Manor in Croton on Hudson New York, just north of New York City. But the team at Historic Hudson Valley, which produces the Blaze at the 18th-century Westchester County historic estate Van Cortlandt Manor, has perhaps one-upped itself gasp! There is also a hospitality tent with yummy baked goods, popcorn and brownies were a hit here. You cross the bridge over the river of light and enter the Colorwheel castle, then exit to fields of lighted butterflies, a praying mantis, ladybugs and other fantastic lighted creations. . Looking for a unique experience? Every fall, we rave about Historic Hudson Valley's amazing , which transforms the stately grounds of Van Cortlandt Manor into an immersive, glow-in-the-dark, Halloween-themed treat.
Timed tickets are available at. It's a fun and creative way to spend a warm spring evening. As you can imagine, there are endless photo ops, and we found that caused a few short backlogs. Lightscapes: An American Light Show on a Dutch Estate Lightscapes takes place on the grounds of Van Cortlandt Manor, in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. Along the lantern-lit walkway there are bubble-blowing machines, shadow effects, projected kaleidoscopic videos, illuminated walk-through structures, and lots of photo ops for us to group-pose and use our selfie stick.
Featuring whimsical handmade sculptures that incorporate lots of recycled materials, Lightscapes is an illuminated spring wonderland filled with larger-than-life flora, fauna and fantasy creatures. The first entry is 8:15pm 8:30pm the final three weekends. Navigate a drawbridge as you cross the River of Light and continue on your way to the Colorwheel Castle. The creators of the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze present an exciting new experience: An immersive journey into a springtime garden fantasy featuring colorful creatures and fantastic flowers! She holds a master's degree in interactive communications and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. It is less than one hour north of New York City. Lightscapes is an outdoor walk through the grounds of this historic property which has been transformed into a fantasy filled light garden. We had just been to the Jack o' Lantern Blaze for the first time in October and didn't know they were doing a spring themed show until we received promotional material in the mail.
We wandered around for over an hour, then browsed the gift shop. Refreshments are in a separate tent. They also have a cute gift shop well, gift tent, really if you'd like to pick up a fun gift. Explore the main rooms of the six-story stone house and visit the cavernous Coach Barn, with its collections of classic cars and horse-drawn carriages. You may remember that the Big Apple was called New Amsterdam before it was called New York. Recycled elements serve as eco-friendly building blocks for all of our intergalactic flora and friendly woodland creatures.
The kids stopped to look, count ants, ladybugs and mushrooms, great for working on our counting and math skills. You can walk through in about 30-40 minutes but you can go at your own pace. The restrooms are a bank of well-maintained porta-potties. Check out the video below for a sneak-peek. We got lucky since, by this point, our 3-year-old was out cold on my shoulder and couldn't beg for souvenirs.