Annual Summer Solstice Celebration 2016, NYC

Summer Solstice 2014 at Storm King. Photography by Benjamin Lozovsky/Billy Farrell Agency. Mark di Suvero. Beethoven’s Quartet, 2003. Steel, stainless steel, 24' 7" x 30' x 23' 3". Courtesy Tippet Rise Art Center. ©Mark di Suvero, courtesy of the artist and Spacetime, C.C. 
Affair: Annual Summer Solstice Celebration 2016

When: Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 5-9PM

Hot Spot: Storm King Art Center (1 Museum Road in New Windsor), NYC

Deets: The annual Summer Solstice Celebration at Storm King Art Center is the Hudson Valley’s premier summertime event, featuring a cocktail reception and a gourmet farm-to-table dinner in a picturesque landscape. The festive affair treats guests to private tours of the grounds and annual exhibitions, Dennis Oppenheim: Terrestrial Studio and Outlooks: Josephine Halvorson. The evening ends with dessert, dancing and a live musical performance.


The gourmet, regionally sourced menu will be designed by chef Amanda Freitag, co-star of Food Network’s hit series, Chopped, and the co-host of Food Network’s American Diner Revival. Freitag will be collaborating with chef Shelley Boris, of Fresh Company in Garrison, New York. Served family-style under the stars amid monumental sculpture, the dinner menu will be inspired by the annual exhibitions and will be followed by dessert and dancing.


Georgina T. & Thomas A. Russo, Nanahya C. Santana, Jane Sinclair & Steve Cornwell, Lynda Stern & Scott VanderVoort, Chuck & Shelby Werner, Derrik R. Wynkoop


For the 2016 season, Storm King Art Center presents Dennis Oppenheim: Terrestrial Studio, which traces the artist’s lifelong engagement with outdoor space with major installations, some created by Oppenheim but never fully realized in his lifetime. Also on view during the 2016 season will be site-specific work, Measures, by artist Josephine Halvorson. Measures combines painting and sculpture in the artist’s first-ever outdoor project, as part of Storm King’s annual Outlooks series. Dennis Oppenheim: Terrestrial Studio will be on view May 14 – November 13, 2016. Outlooks: Josephine Halvorson will be on view May 14 – November 27, 2016.

Wine provided by Banville Wine Merchants; Flower compositions provided by Emily Pinon and Bastille Flowers and Events; beer lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewing Company; signature cocktails created by Tuthilltown; and transportation provided by Robert and Jay Brisman, West Point Tours, Inc. Hudson Valley Media Sponsorship provided by Valley Table.

About Storm King Art Center
Storm King Art Center is one of the world’s leading sculpture parks. Located in New York’s Hudson Valley about an hour north of New York City, Storm King encompasses over 500 acres of rolling hills, woodlands, and fields of native grasses and wildflowers. This landscape provides a dramatic backdrop for a collection of more than 100 large-scale sculptures by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time, including Alice Aycock, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Mark di Suvero, Andy Goldsworthy, Sol Lewitt, Maya Lin, Louise Nevelson, Claes Oldenburg, Nam June Paik, Richard Serra, David Smith, and Ursula von Rydingsvard, among others.

Who You May Spot: Amanda Freitag, artists

Hint For The Average Socialite: All proceeds benefit Storm King’s exhibitions and programs. For ticketing information, please visit or e-mail For information about hours and admission, membership, public transportation and directions, Zipcar discounts, special events, family activities, bike rentals, and the cafe, visit, or call 845-534-3115.

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