Bayard Cutting Arboretum Annual Cocktail Reception Benefit
From the Past to the Future
Saturday, June 25, 2022
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Westbrook Manor House
This year’s cocktail benefit, From the Past to the Future, will include a photographic and video display of past years at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum and the new Visitor Center. An evening visit to the Manor House and Gardens and a glimpse into the future of the Bayard Cutting Arboretum with our Director, Kevin Wiecks.
A cocktail reception will be hosted by The Hidden Oak Café and music will be provided by Bob Tierney.
About Our Sponsorship Opportunities
This year for our cocktail benefit we have three sponsorship tiers available that will contribute to ongoing projects at the Arboretum. The sponsorship projects include the Visitor Center Project, Landscape-Coastal Restoration Project, and the Education Program. If you would like to be a sponsor for any of these projects you can pledge your donation here.
Tier 1 – Visitor Center Project Sponsorship
The Bayard Cutting Arboretum Visitor Center will be utilizing the newest technologies. The Visitor Center will serve as a hub for interactive interpretation and education, fulfilling one of the most important components of our mission. In addition, our parking facilities will be expanded and upgraded. The Visitor Center Project Sponsorship is $1,000.
Tier 2 – Landscape-Coastal Restoration Project
We are losing our coastline due to rising sea levels. Please help support our efforts to plant these areas with native salt and flood-tolerant trees. The Landscape-Coastal Restoration Project Sponsorship is $750.
In the deed of gift written in 1934, Mrs. Cutting specifically writes about the importance of education to fulfill her vision of the arboretum as a public entity. We have implemented her vision by hiring an Education Coordinator and offering exciting education classes for children and adults as well as other initiatives. Donations will help to ensure these programs continue for years to come. The Education Project Sponsorship is $500.
Tickets cost $150 per person. You can purchase tickets online or by check payable to Natural Heritage Trust. You can mail it to Bayard Cutting Arboretum, P.O. Box 907, Great River, NY 11739.
The 9th Annual Cocktail Benefit will take place at the Westbrook Manor House at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum.
All proceeds will fund restoration projects at Bayard Cutting Arboretum.