For more than 75 years, the Wyckoff Association has hosted regular reunions to bring together Wyckoff descendants from all over the country. These reunions are a great opportunity to meet cousins near and distant, network, socialize, and travel somewhere new.
Reunion 2017 – Tarrytown, NY
picnic at Washington Irving’s Sunnyside with an option to tour the author’s famed 19th-century home. Located on the riverfront in the Historic Hudson Valley, with a strong Dutch footprint in the 17th-century, Sunnyside evokes Washington Irving’s romanticized view of colonial New York and nature with bucolic gardens and colonial styled architecture.
- 11:30 am: Family gathering at the Sunnside Visitor’s Center
- 12 pm: Picnic lunch provided, family gathering, and annual meeting
- 3:00 pm: Private guided tour of Sunnyside (optional)
- 4:30 pm Goodbyes
Reunion Fee and Registration
Reunion Registration includes a picnic lunch, including drinks and desserts. A tour of Washington Irving’s Sunnyside is an optional add-on. Registration Deadline: September 15, 2017.
- Adult Registration (includes lunch): $15
- Child Registration (includes lunch): $10
- Adult House Tour: $10 (discounted from $12)
- Child House Tour (ages 3-17): $6
What to Bring
The picnic area will be covered, but please dress for outdoor weather (average this time of year is in the 50s). Bring a camera, good spirits, and anything you would want to share with the cousins. We recommend sturdy walking shoes as you will want to wander the gardens.
Make a Weekend of It
If you are coming from out of town and want to make a weekend out of it, there are many interesting things to do nearby. Visit nearby Philipsburg Manor in the evening for the popular Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze. Get your tickets ($16-25) early because they sell out fast!
Nearby hotels are affordable.
Visit the Wyckoff House Museum on Sunday for our annual Open House New York Cellar-to-Attic Tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. If enough cousins are interested we can arrange a lunch on the grounds on Sunday. Please indicate your interest in our registration form above.
Location and Directions
Washington Irving’s Sunnyside is located on West Sunnyside Lane, off Route 9 in the village of Tarrytown.
Note: When using GPS directions use: 3 W Sunnyside Lane, Irvington, NY 10533
Public Transportation from New York City:
- MetroNorth Hudson Line to Tarrytown
- Express trains run roughly every 20 minutes and ride lasts 36 minutes from Grand Central Station
- Fares: Off-peak fares range from $5.50 to $17 each way (we recommend purchasing your ticket at the station to save on fares)
- At the Tarrytown station, taxis meet the trains, where you can take a 5-minute ride to Sunnyside
- Though not necessary, you can reserve a cab: 914-631-TAXI
Recent Past Reunions
- 2016: New Orleans, LA
- 2015: Somerset, NJ
- 2014: Sonoma Valley, CA
- 2013: Nashville, TN
- 2012: Cooperstown, NY
- 2011: Springfield, IL
- 2009: New York, NY
- 2008: New York, NY
- 2005: Charleston, SC
- 2004: Las Vegas, NV
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