Join Us on May 31st to Explore the River Towns
Join us on Sunday, May 31st for a day of exploration just 40 minutes north of New York City. In partnership with Houlihan Lawrence and the EILEEN FISHER Leadership Institute, we’ll spend the day exploring Irvington and the nearby river towns. After taking the train to Irvington, we’ll greet you trackside with a curated map to use as your guide. Spend the day sampling local products from Irvington’s farmer’s market, visiting some of our favorite shops, and biking along the aqueduct to Washington Irving’s historic estate. You may also sign up with Houlihan Lawrence to tour nearby properties.
At 3pm, we’ll gather at the EILEEN FISHER Learning Lab overlooking the Hudson for cocktails and small bites.
Look below for a peek at some of the places you’ll be able to visit along your way!
7 N Astor St
Meet us trackside at Brrzaar to pick up a curated guide to Irvington. Set in an old train depot, Brrzaar recently re-opened as a frozen yogurt cafe, scooping up flavors like salted caramel, coffee and pineapple. Grab a cup of local coffee and treat yourself to a peach flavored frozen yogurt piled high with a selection of many healthy toppings, including blueberries, almonds and coconut flakes.
Red Barn Bakery
4 S Astor St
Begin your Sunday with a freshly baked blueberry scone from Red Barn Bakery. This artisanal bakery offers muffins, croissants, and scones, as well as an assortment of baked goods that are gluten free and vegan. You can also stop for lunch and try their homemade vegetable soups or savory tarts.
Old Croton Aqueduct
As part of your day, hop on a bike and explore the Old Croton Aqueduct trail. The trail, which runs parallel to the Metro North Hudson line, was a large water distribution system built in between 1837 and 1842, supplying Manhattan with water until 1955. Discover remnants of the aqueduct and end your journey at Washington Irving’s home where you can take a tour of Irving’s stunning home and gardens. Thank you to Endless Trail Bikeworx for generously supplying our bikes.
Sunnyside, Home of Washington Irving
3 W Sunnyside Lane
If you walk along the aqueduct trail and head north, you will eventually reach Sunnyside, the historic home of Washington Irving. The internationally-famous author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and other short stories, designed this “paradise” in collaboration with the artist George Harvey. We recommend taking a tour of the home’s well preserved mid-19th century interiors and strolling through romantic gardens that look out onto the river.
The Irvington Farmer’s Market
101 Main Street
Head over to the Irvington Farmer’s Market for its opening day. Gather some berries and local cheeses to enjoy a picnic by the riverfront as you watch the sailboats pass by. This non-for-profit market, run by a village committee, supports a wide range of vendors that travel from all over Westchester and Upstate to share their goods with the community.
Scenic Hudson Park
A great way to spend your afternoon is at the Scenic Hudson Park where you can take in magnificent views of the Hudson River encompassing the Manhattan skyline, the Palisades and Tappan Zee Bridge. This green space is co-owned by the village of Irvington and features walking paths, a baseball field, basketball courts and various places to gaze at nature or bird watch. Grab your goods from the farmer’s market, throw down a blanket, and picnic with friends.
Join us for a cocktail
EILEEN FISHER Learning Lab
50 S Buckhout Street – Suite 102
End your day of adventures at the EILEEN FISHER Leadership Institute where we’ll gather at 3pm, for a toast overlooking the Hudson. This historic Cosmopolitan Building, designed by Stanford White, is the perfect setting to enjoy cocktails and small bites. We look forward to gathering with you to share stories from the day!