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From coast to coast, we have events for you. Conferences, tours, concerts – and more — will introduce you to the enduring work of the Olmsted firm and how Frederick Law Olmsted’s ideas can help address today’s challenges.

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December 30, 2022 – January 1, 2025
All Day

Remington Woods Design Contest

The Connecticut Green Bank and the Sierra Club Connecticut Chapter in partnership with Bridgeport and Stratford community members, stakeholders, and organizations invite the submittal of designs for Remington Woods to this contest from firms, landscape architects, and designers (regardless of experience) for the purpose of advocating for Remington Woods to be conserved for the public’s […]

Remington Woods
March 25, 2024 – January 5, 2025
All Day

Chihuly at Biltmore

Amherst at Deerpark, the estate’s exhibit center, is the setting for Chihuly at Biltmore, an intimate look at works created by globally-renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Curated especially for Biltmore, the exhibit will feature pedestal works, Drawings, and large-scale installations of Chandeliers, Towers, Mille Fiori, and Neon, showcasing Chihuly’s artistic process and influences. A leader in the development of glass as a fine […]

Biltmore
Asheville, NC
May 4 – December 7, 2024
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Prospect Park Tours

Discover hidden treasures, natural wonders and little-known tales on these interactive guided tours of Prospect Park in the heart of Brooklyn, presented by Turnstile Tours in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance. While taking in the beauty of this iconic park’s woodlands, waterways, wildlife, and landmarks, explore the fascinating layers of natural and human history, from the […]

Brooklyn Public Library Central Library
Brooklyn, NY
May 10 – October 11, 2024
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Botany Walks at Washington Park

Have you ever wondered what that yellow, purple, or red flower is? Stroll with our Land Stewardship experts and learn about the taxonomy of plants and their identifying characteristics. See what’s in bloom and talk about plants! Botany Walks in Washington Park will occur on the third Friday of each month, through October. They are […]

Washington Park Pool House
Milwaukee, WI
June 21 – 25, 2024
All Day

Greater & Greener— Seattle

Greater & Greener, presented by City Parks Alliance, is the only conference dedicated to exploring the full potential of parks as city-building tools. It’s a conference for doers from government, nonprofits, and communities who are utilizing the power of parks to create more sustainable, vibrant, and equitable cities. It’s the premier event for innovators and decision-makers from […]

Westin Seattle
Seattle, WA
June 21, 2024
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Pop-Up Seattle

Join the Olmsted Network for tour and lunch at the historic Dunn Gardens in Seattle, WA. We’ll explore the magnificent grounds together— with history and horticulture experts leading the way— before gathering for a boxed lunch and conversation. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. All are welcome to stay at the […]

Dunn Gardens
Northwest Seattle, WA
June 30, 2024
All Day

Car Free Cherokee Park in June

On the last Sunday of each month, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy in Louisville, Kentucky, closes Cherokee Park to automobiles so that pedestrians and bicyclists can enjoy the Scenic Loop without traffic.

Cherokee Park
Louisville, KY
July 8 – August 26, 2024
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Music in Lake Park: Musical Mondays

In 2024, Lake Park Friends is proud to present the 26th season of Musical Mondays. Presenter Jeff Bentoff has arranged another fantastic and diverse roster of talented musicians to make Monday a day to look forward to in the summer. The 8 free Monday concerts will be held from July 8 to August 26. Please bring […]

Lake Park Summer Stage
Milwaukee, WI
July 10 – August 21, 2024
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Music in Lake Park: Wonderful Wednesdays

Wonderful Wednesdays is a series of 7 free concerts geared for children and their families. These presentations will be held on Wednesdays from July 10 to August 21 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.. For current updates, check the Lake Park Friends Facebook page: Lake Park Friends Facebook. Please bring your own chairs, blankets, food and beverages.  Musa […]

Lake Park Summer Stage
Milwaukee, WI
Pop-Up Staten Island
July 20, 2024
All Day

Pop-Up Staten Island

Ready for an unforgettable trip to Staten Island?   On Saturday, July 20, join us— and Big Head Fred— for a visit to Olmsted-Beil House Park in Staten Island. We’ll learn about the site’s history as Tosomock Farm, where Olmsted spent his formative years studying scientific farming, and its ongoing preservation. The tour includes a boxed […]

Olmsted-Beil House
Staten Island, NY
July 20, 2024
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

July Volunteer Work Day— Olmsted Linear Park

Volunteer workdays are a great opportunity to meet new neighbors and give back to our beloved Olmsted Linear Park! Bring your family and friends to help enhance the forest and beautify the landscapes.  Remember to wear long pants and appropriate shoes – bring work gloves and a reusable water bottle.  Volunteer workdays are the third […]

Deepdene
Atlanta, GA
July 27, 2024
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Pines & Needles- PNW African American Quilters Exhibit at Dunn Gardens

Dunn Gardens will provide a stunning setting for vibrant quilts crafted by the PNW African American Quilters. Throughout the year, these talented artists have designed and created botanical-themed quilts inspired by the splendor of Dunn Gardens. Over 30 exquisite quilts will be on display against the backdrop of the lush greenery of The Great Lawn, […]

Dunn Gardens
July 28, 2024
All Day

Car Free Cherokee Park in July

On the last Sunday of each month, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy in Louisville, Kentucky, closes Cherokee Park to automobiles so that pedestrians and bicyclists can enjoy the Scenic Loop without traffic.

Cherokee Park
Louisville, KY
July 28, 2024
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Seeds, Grafts, and Offshoots: Frederick Law Olmsted on (and off) Staten Island

Join the Olmsted Network on July 28 at 5 pm ET for a webinar with University of Pennsylvania’s Stuart Weitzman School of Design chair and professor Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, FAIA, FASLA! Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903) spent ten years— from the age of 25 to 35— on and off his 130-acre Tosomock Farm on Staten Island, […]

Zoom
September 13, 2024
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Conference Pre-Trip: A Visit to Stonegate Farm and Frederic Church’s Olana 

Limited to 30 lucky participants, this pre-trip offers intimate visits to two Hudson Valley Estates, culminating in a cocktail reception on Olana’s Piazza. We’ll start with lunch at Stonegate Farm, a carpenter gothic estate farm owned and managed by award winning photographer, Matthew Benson, author of The Photographic Garden: Mastering the Art of Digital Garden Photography and Growing Beautiful Food: […]

Olana
Hudson, NY
September 14, 2024
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Pride of the Hudson Dinner Cruise

We’ll close out the first day of our conference with a cruise through the majestic Hudson Highlands aboard the Pride of the Hudson. We’ll enjoy an Italian buffet with wine and beer and relax with conference attendees, locals, family and friends on this private cruise at sunset.  Travel Tips: 

Hudson River Adventures
Newburgh, NY
September 14 – 15, 2024
All Day

2024 Annual Conference— Landscapes of Renewal: Olmsted, Vaux and Downing

The Olmsted Network’s 2024 Annual Conference will focus on treasured landscapes in the Hudson Valley. Please join us in New York on September 14 and/or September 15 as we explore Downing Park in Newburgh and Vassar College in Poughkeepsie.   Conference ticket options:  2 Day Ticket ($300 early bird until July 1)  Saturday Only Ticket ($175 […]

Hudson Valley
Poughkeepsie, NY
September 15, 2024
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

2024 Olmsted Network Awards Dinner

Help us celebrate our 2024 award winners! We’ll gather at Vassar’s famed Alumnae House, which is celebrating its 100th birthday, for aperitifs on the terrace followed by a seated dinner and acknowledgment of Olmsted champions around the country. The dinner will be catered by celebrated Main Course Cuisine, featuring local specialties. The walnut-paneled dining room […]

Vassar Alumnae House
Poughkeepsie, NY
September 22, 2024
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Picnic in Olmsted’s Linear Park

Join us for the fun event in Dellwood Park. Bring your family, games, picnic baskets! Listen to live music and catch up with neighbors and friends. More details TBD.

Dellwood Park
Atlanta, GA
September 29, 2024
2:00 PM

Village of Kohler Walking Tour

Walk through Kohler and view the village history through historical photographs and stories from the Kohler Company Archives. We’ll touch on some aspects of the Olmsted Brother’s master plan from the 1920s as we visit stops between the Waelderhaus and Ravine Park, highlighting a balance of natural beauty and community spaces.

Village of Kohler
Kohler, WI
October 6 – 9, 2024
All Day

ASLA 2024 Conference on Landscape Architecture and EXPO

The largest landscape architecture trade show in the world is held annually by ASLA in various cities throughout the United States. This year, it will be held in Washington, DC. The ASLA 2024 Conference on Landscape Architecture and EXPO draws more than 6,000 attendees and over 250 exhibitors each year. Attendees consistently rate the EXPO as their […]

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
October 13, 2024
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Exploring Olmsted’s Buffalo with Clinton Brown

Buffalo native and heritage conservation architect Clinton Brown invites you to Olmsted’s Elmwood, the neighborhood that lies within the embracing arms of Frederick Law Olmsted’s parkways that lead to The Park, now known as Delaware Park. Based on the vision he presented to civic leaders in 1868, Olmsted and his firm designed an unmatched system […]

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Park scene promoting Pop-Up Buffalo
October 30 – November 1, 2024
All Day

Pop-Up Buffalo

The Olmsted Network is heading to Buffalo for Halloween! Guided by a team of local experts, we’ll explore the Richardson-Olmsted campus and the city’s great parks and parkways. Details coming soon.

Buffalo, NY

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We welcome the opportunity to showcase events across the country commemorating the life, work and legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted. Please click here to fill out a form with details about your event so that we can consider adding it to our national calendar.