Manitoga Holds Family Volunteer Landscape Day

Bonfire Nov. 8 followed by design talk in NYC Nov. 11

Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center will put the camp to bed for the winter and have lunch around a bonfire with volunteers Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch, hot cider and marshmallows will be provided, and the event will take place rain or shine. All ages and skill levels are welcome, but appropriate dress for woodland terrain and weather is recommended. Park at the public entrance, 584 Route 9D in Garrison. To register, email [email protected], or call 845-424-3812.

For those interested in design, Manitoga will hold a talk, “A Conversation on Creativity: Balancing Legacy and Experimentation,” on Russel Wright’s legacy of experimentation on Tuesday, Nov, 11 at 6 p.m. at the Knoll NYC Showroom, 1330 Avenue of the Americas in New York City. The moderator, Julie Burstein, is a Peabody Award–winning radio producer, TED speaker and bestselling author of Spark: How Creativity Works. Ann Wright, co-founder of Manitoga and daughter of Russel Wright, will be joined by design curator, author and lecturer Donald Albrecht and NYC-based artist Stephen Talasnik, who will build a series of site-inspired floating structures in Manitoga’s Quarry Pool as the 2015 resident artist. Tickets are $20 or free for Manitoga members at

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