What is Caramoor?
Lawyer, businessman, collector and philanthropist Walter Tower Rosen purchased the Caramoor estate in 1928 from Caroline Moore Hoyt after whom the estate is named. In 1945 Walter, and his wife Lucie Bigelow Rosen, bequeathed the Caramoor estate to the public as a center for music and art. Initially created as the Walter and Lucie Rosen Foundation, Caramoor became Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Caramoor is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. History. Tours.
Is Caramoor a non-profit organization?
What types of music do you present?
We feature classical (symphonic & chamber), opera, jazz, American Roots (folk, blues, bluegrass, country, swing and string band), and American Songbook. The artists who perform here range from iconic superstars to rising stars, from soloists to small and large ensembles and bands. Music.
Where is Caramoor located?
Caramoor is located at 149 Girdle Ridge Road in Katonah, New York, 10536 in Westchester County. We are centrally located in the NY metropolitan region, approximately 40 miles northeast of New York City. Visit.
How do I get to Caramoor?
It’s easy to get here by car or Metro-North train. Directions and more information.
During the Summer Season, we offer a complimentary shuttle to and from the Katonah Metro-North Station for performances Thursday – Sunday. Learn more.
Can I park at Caramoor?
Yes! Parking is free and there is plenty of room.
Where do your performances take place?
Our main performance spaces are the Venetian Theater, the Spanish Courtyard, and the Music Room. We also hold performances in our gardens and fields.
Do you have seating charts?
Yes! You can find them here.
Some performance spaces are outdoors. What happens if it rains?
All performances take place rain or shine. In the event that a performance needs to be moved due to inclement weather, we will do our best to ensure comparable seating in the respective venue.
Do programs change or get cancelled?
All programs and artists are subject to change without notice. If an event presented by Caramoor has been cancelled or postponed, we will do everything within our power to make sure you know. This includes–if time permits–on a postcard sent to your home and an announcement on our website. If you would like to confirm that a concert is taking place, please call Caramoor at 914.232.1252.
Can I bring my kids?
Yes! Our grounds are kid-friendly and we have family-friendly concerts and events throughout the year. Learn more.
Can I bring my dog?
Certified service animals to assist the disabled are always welcome at Caramoor. While we love animals, for the preservation of our grounds and safety to other visitors, non-certified service dogs and other pets are not allowed at Caramoor.
Do you sell food and beverages?
During the summer, we offer a variety of onsite dining experiences from picnics on the lawns to catered meals. You can purchase on site, order in advance, or bring your own refreshments. There are also a number of great in the area. You can read more about the various food and beverage options here.
Can I picnic on the grounds?
We love picnicking! In order to ensure the best experience, only ticketed guests will be allowed to picnic on the grounds prior to events. For any questions regarding the usage of the grounds, feel free to call or email us at 914.232.1252 or [email protected].
Can I visit just to explore the gardens & grounds?
With 90 acres, there is a lot to explore here! If you are coming for a performance, admission to the gardens and grounds is included with the cost of your concert ticket.
We greatly appreciate your cooperation with all necessary security measures at Caramoor. While lawn chairs and picnic hampers are allowed onto the grounds, they are not permitted inside performance venues. Caramoor Management reserves the right to limit access to any of the venues or grounds for any reason.
Please recognize that you assume any and all risks occurring before, during, and after an event at Caramoor, including injury by any cause. By attending events, you release management, facility, league, participants, clubs, and their respective affiliates and representatives from any related claims.
Is smoking permitted while on Caramoor’s grounds?
To maintain the beauty and cleanliness of our setting, and to provide a healthier and better experience for all who visit or work at Caramoor, smoking is prohibited except for designated permitted areas. This pertains to the use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, electronic cigarettes (or similar systems) and any other smoking device. Caramoor staff and volunteers will be able to direct you to the designated smoking areas.
Are you open all year?
Yes, the grounds are open year-round and we welcome visitors Monday-Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm. The grounds and facilities are open later and on weekends when performances are scheduled. Learn more.
Other than attending music performances, what else can I do at Caramoor?
Indeed there are! We offer tours of the art and historic House, lectures, sound-art, scavenger hunts for kids, and other activities. Our lawns are perfect for picnics and lounging, weather permitting. Learn more.
Is Caramoor accessible?
Yes, we are. Please visit our Accessibility page for more information.
What if I arrive late for a concert?
We will do our best to get you into the performance at the earliest appropriate break in the program so you can enjoy as much of the performance as possible without disturbing others.
How do I become a Member and get Member Benefits?
You can find information about membership, benefits, and other support here. You can also call the Development Office at 914.232.5035 x412.
How can I stay up-to-date with Caramoor’s events?
We have an eNewsletter and also mail occasional printed materials. Sign up for our e-newsletter.
If you also want to receive our mailings, please contact us in the Box Office at 914.232.1252 or email [email protected].
Do you have a lost and found?
Yes. Please call us in the Box Office at 914.232.1252.
Can I have my wedding or other private or corporate event at Caramoor?
Absolutely! You can learn more about this and our rental policy here.
Can I take pictures or video during a performance?
Video, photography, sound, or cell phone recording of any performance is prohibited. Some events may be recorded by management for promotional purposes. Please note, your attendance at any Caramoor event is your consent to have your image or likeness appear in any captured photography, live or recorded video display, or other transmission or production in whole or in part of this event.