Summer Solstice Celebration at Rochambeau Farm June 21st
You are invited to the “Commanding Heights” for a summer solstice celebration with lavish hors d’oeuvres, summer cocktails and dancing under the stars. Mary Ann Hawley & Alex Hamer are hosting this fundraiser at the highest point in Westchester to benefit the Bedford Historical Society. Join them on Friday, June 21st at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $200 and can be purchased on their website: www.bedfordhistoricalsociety.
The “Commanding Heights,” is a stretch of land in Bedford that has remained untainted by development for over 300 years. It is here, in the summer of 1779, that a lookout posted on Guard Hill fired his pistol three times to warn of the enemy approaching. Below this historic landmark sits Rochambeau Farm, a newly built New England style farmhouse on 67 acres complete with horse pastures, stables and a neighboring country store. “Rochambeau Farm was shaped by history,” says Mary Ann Hawley, the owner of Rochambeau Farm. “My goal was to create a gathering place that I could share with others. This is the highest point in Westchester County and the views are beyond breathtaking. It just wouldn’t be right to keep them to myself,” she added.
Sponsors Sidney Frank Importers and Vine and Co. are contributing to this event to support the Historical Society. The entire cost of the ticket will be donated to the Society’s Properties Fund to enable the Society to preserve the buildings and landmarks in and around Bedford.