Lyndhurst presents The Green Life

Lyndhurst, a National Trust historic site on the Hudson River, will present the Green Life, an exciting green lifestyle gala featuring the innovative, environmentally responsible and stylish fashions of a new generation of up-and-coming clothing designers.

The evening will feature a fashion show of earth and eye friendly designs, organic food and drink, and a green boutique with organic and sustainable lifestyle products. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified architect for the National Trust, Barbara Campagna and the National Wildlife Federation’s Chief Naturalist, Craig Tufts will be on hand to provide information on preservation and conservation. In addition to raising much-needed funds for Lyndhurst and increasing awareness of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Sustainability Initiative, the Green Life will also help to more fully establish the Hudson River Valley as a "green" community and a leader in the creative arts.

The evening is a benefit for Lyndhurst and its education programs striving to preserve the legacy of its philanthropic owners, the Gould family. Mr. Rupert Holmes, British singer, songwriter, playwright and two-time Tony award winner will MC for the evening with Anne Bernstein, founder of Gominyc, NYC’s premier eco-boutique at the microphone for the green fashion show. Fashion designers presenting their talent during the evening are Leif & Tooya, Loyale, Moral Fervor, Nature vs. Future, Organic Avenue and Parsons, the New School AAS Fashion Studies students. Live music presented by Standing Room Only, Lagond Music School and video art installation by Rosalind Schneider. Join us on Saturday, May 3rd as we celebrate the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s initiative to "go green." Reservations are required. Tickets are $300 per couple, $175 per person or $50 for students (age 17-25). Please call Lyndhurst at 914-631-4481, ext. 43222 for reservations.

Lyndhurst, the finest surviving Gothic Revival mansion in this country, was built between 1838 and 1867. The country estate of financier and tycoon Jay Gould, as well as New York City mayor William Paulding and entrepreneur George Merritt, is situated on 67 acres overlooking the Hudson River. The estate was privately owned for more than 120 years; it was given to the National Trust for Historic Preservation by Mr. Gould’s younger daughter in 1961 and has been open to the public since 1965.

For more information, please contact Stephania Brown, (914) 631-4481, ext. 43222 or 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, New York 10591

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