Caramoor Center for Music and The Arts
Box 816
149 Girdle Ridge Road
Katonah, NY 10536
General Info (914) 232-5035

As one of the leading cultural centers in New York State, Caramoor offers opportunities to individuals and groups to enhance their appreciation of music and the arts. The landscape of Caramoor is a work of art in itself, consisting of serene gardens and walks -- perfect for pleasurable strolling and quiet contemplation.

Inside the Rosen House Museum entire rooms from European villas and palaces are carefully preserved. Paintings, sculpture, textiles, jades, ceramics, stained glass, and furniture dating from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century evoke a deep appreciation of mankind's rich and varied artistic heritage.

Throughout the year, the Rosen House sponsors education programs for adults and school and college students. Individuals or groups may participate in these Programs and special Tours that focus on the arts in their various aspects. Many of the programs will enhance an art or history curriculum. Pre-visit teacher's materials are available to help prepare the class.

Two of the School Programs are, Ages and Ages of Animals (grades 2 thru 4): students tour Caramoor, discovering creatures in wall-coverings, wrought iron, furniture, and ceilings as an introduction to museums and various artistic media covering many centuries and styles; and Centuries of Splendor (grades 10 and above): for students of European history, a detailed tour through Caramoor's dozen period rooms.

The Museum also sponsors an ongoing lecture series. Here noted art experts draw upon Caramoor's extensive collections to illustrate their subjects.

The Music Festival

Every June through August, Caramoor's Spanish Courtyard and Venetian Theater present outstanding concerts performed by renowned artists. This forty year tradition of presenting the best classical and big band musicians in the most beautiful settings has made The Caramoor Music Festival one of the summer's pre-eminent musical events. Call for the current summer schedule.

Hours: The grounds and Garden Shop are open from early spring to late fall, Monday thru Friday, 10am - 4pm. Call to confirm.
Guided Tours of the Rosen House cost $10.00 per person.
Grounds/Garden admission is free with concert ticket purchase. Admission without ticket, $10.00/person.
Children under 16 are FREE.
Guided Tours of the Rosen House cost $9.00 per person.
Group Reservations: At least 4 weeks in advance. Individuals are advised to purchase concert tickets in advance -- a week or more, depending on the popularity of the performers.
Lunch: Picnic lunch may be eaten in the Apple Orchard.
Handicapped Access: Accessible. Please call in advance.
Directions: I-684 north to exit 6. Go east on Rt. 35 to traffic light. Turn right onto Rt. 22 south. 1.9 miles to junction of Girdle Ridge Rd. Bear left at Caramoor sign. Continue ½ mile to entrance. Turn right into Caramoor. 60 minutes from the George Washington Bridge.

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