Visit Boscobel on Sunday, Sept. 7, for its 14th Annual Big Band Concert and Sunset Picnic.
Visitors are invited to bring blankets, chairs, and a picnic to enjoy an evening of swing music and dancing. Returning this year will be swing dance demonstrations performed by instructors and students of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Wappingers Falls. Bring your dancing shoes.
One of the most popular jazz orchestras in the area, The Big Band Sound, recreates the swinging jazz music of the big band era, performing compositions that span a century of music, including classics made famous by Duke Ellington, Count Basie and more.
Free admission to children 10 and younger accompanied by a paid adult. Admission for adults: $16. Friends of Boscobel members receive a 10 percent discount. Purchase tickets at Boscobel.org or at the door.
Big Band attendees can purchase a combination ticket, Boscobel mansion tour and concert: $27 per adult. Children 10 and under tour free with adult on concert day. Purchase combo tickets in advance by phone: 845-265-3638.
Gates open at 5 p.m. on Sept. 7, and the concert kicks off at 6 p.m. (Rain date Sept. 14.) Tickets are non-refundable unless Boscobel cancels. Food available for purchase on site, while supplies last. Visit boscobel.org or call 845-265-3638.