67th Annual Stepping Stones Lois' Family Groups Picnic
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 12 Noon (Speakers at 2:00 p.m.), Rain or Shine
Free Parking and Shuttle to Site from Bedford Hills Train Station
Advance Tickets Required (Tickets are not available day of event on site or at the parking area.)
Free tickets (Max 1 order of 2 tickets per email address) may be ordered at the following web address
Please pack your lunch for the Picnic. Coffee, decaf coffee, and tea are provided.
Picnic parking is at the Bedford Hills Train Station where shuttle service is provided to the picnic site. (No neighborhood or street parking is permitted for picnic guests.) Guest parking, ticket check-in, and shuttles to the picnic are located at Bedford Hills Train Station off 1 Railroad Avenue, Bedford Hills, NY 10507. Picnic guest shuttles begin at 12 Noon at the train station and run throughout the day. The last shuttle from the picnic to the train is at 4:30 p.m. (Volunteer parking shuttles begin at 8 a.m. and are for volunteers only.) Guests unable to ride the shuttle due to mobility impairments or other special needs may email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, May 21 for a special needs parking pass for the site. Read your ticket fine print for additional information. All visits to Stepping Stones are at one's own risk. Please wear appropriate foot wear and attire for the terrain, weather, and conditions and use caution at all times.
Annual Picnic Schedule of Activities
Picnic, relax, and fellowship, 12 Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Historic home and writing studio open for viewing, 12 Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Open Speaker Meeting, 2:00 p.m. - Al-Anon (TBD), A.A. (Lee H., Manhattan), and two from Alateen.
Limited Chairs Available: Armless wood folding chairs are available or many guests in the area of the speaker meeting. To guarantee a seat and if you have a particular type that you prefer, you may wish to bring a lawn/beach chair. If you plan to sit on the ground, you may want to bring plastic to sit on because the ground is damp.
Donations are welcome to help make the picnic a self-supported event. Donations can be made at the time orders are placed and are non-refundable. The suggested donation toward the Picnic is $10 or more per guest.
Volunteer for the 2018 Picnic! Sign up by sending an email with your contact information and the hours of availability between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on picnic day and your preferred volunteer tasks to email@example.com.
Nominate Picnic Speakers who knew or met Lois or Bill! Email suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recordings of speakers and past speakers are available for purchase. Email email@example.com to inquire.
Notification of Upcoming Medium & Large Events Reserved by Groups
(Updated March 19, 2018)
In addition to the ticketed Annual Picnic listed above, the following are days when Stepping Stones has group reservations of more than 50 visitors. No additional tour reservation inquiries are being accepted for reserved dates.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 (currently reserved for a morning group visit)
Saturday, April 28, 2018 (currently reserved for a midday group visit)
Make a Mon. -Sat. 1 p.m. Tour Visit Reservation on the "Visit" Page
All access to the inside of each historic building is by advance reservation for a guided tour only. See the "Visit" page and contact us to check availability by using the Tour Reservation Process / System on the "Visit" page. Home and studio tours (all visits inside the buildings are guided) are Monday through Saturday at 1 p.m. (A very limited number of requests for other times and dates may be available by appointment based on scheduling limitations.) If you are traveling to the region, we encourage you to make a reservation well in advance of your other travel plans. The Welcome Center (the Wilsons' two-car garage), which houses a orientation display, shop and the restrooms, is open Monday-Saturday before and after the tours from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. We encourage tour guests o arrive between noon and 12:30 p.m. for their reserved 1 p.m. tour to have time to view the orientation display before the tour. Reservations are required. Groups of 10 or more require special planning and are encouraged to contact us at least 60 days in advance of your preferred visit date. Some groups contact us as much as 3 years in advance to guarantee a date.
NOTE: If you do not wish to take a tour inside the structures, individuals may visit the outdoor areas of the property Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Groups must have reservations to come to the historic site.
Use the Tour Reservation System / Process on the "Visit" Page of this Website
Provide your preferred date, contact information, number in party, and type of vehicle (passenger cars, SUVs, 16 passenger van, etc.). Oversized vehicles such as school and coach buses and RVs are not permitted. Once submitted, you will be contacted within 2 business day about availability or with a confirmation. For more information, call (914) 232-4822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We can make suggestions for a daylong or overnight excursion to the area, including discount group rates on transportation, off-site lodging and dining, and more. Stepping Stones does not have any on-site lodging, food service or camping. For more information, see our visit/directions page or call (914) 232-4822, or email email@example.com.