NYC-ARTS visits Lyndhurst in Tarrytown just north of New York City. Overlooking the Hudson River, this 19th Century Gothic Revival mansion in Westchester County is one of America’s great historic country estates.
Arts news highlights: “A Way With Words: The Power and Art of the Book” at the Children’s Museum of the Arts; “A City for Corduroy: Don Freeman’s New York” at Museum of the City of New York; “The Orchid Show: Singapore” at The New York Botanical Garden; “Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture” at The Frick Collection; 50th Anniversary of Dance Theatre of Harlem at New York City Center.
Lincoln Center Theater presents “Nantucket Sleigh Ride,” a play by John Guare and directed by Jerry Zaks. In his attempts to recover the memory of an event that happened on a ‘far away island’ decades ago, the play plunges a New York playwright-turned-venture capitalist into a surreal whirlpool that includes Roman Polanski, Walt Disney, Jorge Luis Borges, and a giant lobster.
A visit to Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, one of America’s great historic country estates. And a look at one of the treasures in the collection of the New-York Historical Society.