Wadsworth Mansion | Event – Daffodil Day
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Daffodil Day at the Wadsworth Mansion

Sunday, April 23, 2017, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Free

Join us for our annual Daffodil Day at the Wadsworth Mansion! This event is free, open to the public, and will be held rain or shine.

A plethora of indoor and outdoor activities include:
• 1:00-3:30 Docent Tours
• 1:15 Variety Comedy show with Mr. Bungles in the East Ballroom
• 1:30-3:30 Vernal Pool Exploration with Lucy Meigs of Everyone Outside
• 2:00 “Daffodil Dash” a Field Day for the whole family
• 2:30 Live music performance with Guy Wallis in West Ballroom
• 3:00 Lessons in Letterboxing at the Vernal Pool
• 3:00 “Who The Wadsworths Were” historical chronicle in East Ballroom

Join in the fun of our Annual “Daffodil Dash,” a mini-Olympiad of classic Wadsworth Era games! Competitors of all ages should be prepared to hop, leap, toss, and race their way across the vista beginning at 2:00. For those satisfied with their blue ribbon collections, this will be a spectator sport.  Start putting together your teams (families, friends, neighbors) to compete and become the Daffodil Dash Champions!


If you want to participate, you may pre-register your team at events@wadsworthmansion.com or register on the day from 1:30-2:00, until contest is full. You do NOT need to pre-register to participate.


Chet’s Italian Ice, NoRA Cupcakes, and Franks Woodfired Pizza Truck will tantalize visitors with delicious food sold from their food trucks. Bring your appetite and grab a bite!


At 1:15pm in the East Ballroom, Mr. Bungles will entertain children with a fun variety show including comedy routines, magic, juggling, music, games, and balloons.  Goody bags will be available for children who attend.  Following the show, a bubble station on the terrace will include a machine that shoots out hundreds of bubbles a minute and wands of all sizes from a stronger homemade bubble fluid that allows bubbles to be 10 feet long!


Lucy Meigs of Everyone Outside (www.EveryoneOutside.org) will be at the Vernal Pool on the east side of the mansion to show the amazing creatures found in vernal pools at this time of year including frogs, salamander eggs, tadpoles, salamanders, insect larvae, and more! Viewing scopes will be available. Come visit the vernal pool any time between 1:30 and 3:30 PM.   At 3:00 there will be a lesson in Letterboxing.


Enjoy live music in the West Ballroom at 2:30 by Guy Wallis, an accomplished musician and entertainer. His musical styling are a blend of country, rock, blues and more.


Ongoing throughout the afternoon, docents from the Friends of Long Hill Estate will lead guided tours of the Mansion providing a narrative that details the history of the estate. Furniture donated by the Wadsworth Family will be on display in the History Room.  Additionally at 3:00, a special history lesson on “Who The Wadsworths Were” will be given in the East Ballroom.


Guests are encouraged bring a kite to fly on the vista, enjoy independently the 103 acres of parklands and view the daffodils that will bloom sometime in April assuring us all that spring has finally arrived.

Check out some photos from our 2016 Daffodil Day including our Daffodil Dash games and champions!