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Annual Picnic 2016

  Lois' 65th Annual Stepping Stones Family Groups Picnic

Saturday, June 4, 2016, Rain or Shine

 Historic home and writing studio open for viewing beginning at 12 Noon

Open Speaker Meeting with Al-Anon, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Alateen Speakers at 2:00 p.m. 

Order Free Tickets (limit 4 per person/email address) beginning at noon on Tues. April 26, 2016 at the following link: 


Free advance tickets can be ordered online on a first-come, first-served basis (limit 4 per person/per email address). Tickets will remain available while supplies last. Please only order the amount of tickets you are sure you will use. Please email info@steppingstones.org to return tickets you no longer plan to use so that others may have access to the picnic. Donations are welcomed at the time orders are placed and are non-refundable. If you are unable to order online, due to technical difficulty or other reasons, please email info@steppingstones.org or call (914) 232-4822 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

 If the ticketing limit is reached by the time you attempt to place an order, please place your name on the wait list via the  and you will be contacted regarding returned tickets as they become available prior to the event.  Once on the wait list,, check your email (including your spam folder) regularly for an email from Stepping Stones or Eventbrite. 

 Guarantee your space at the picnic by volunteering! 

Sign up now and join the picnic planning committee while positions last. To volunteer, please email (1) contact info of all volunteers in your group, (2) hours of availability (minimum 2) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on picnic day and (3) preferred volunteer tasks to info@steppingstones.org . 

Nominate Picnic Speakers today! 

If you know someone who knew or met Lois or Bill, we would especially like to make contact with those individuals. Send any suggestions with name and contact information to info@steppingstones.org.

Speaker Recordings are Available

CDs of past speakers are available for purchase. Email info@steppingstones.org for more information.


Notification of Upcoming Medium and Large Events Reserved by Groups 

(Updated Jan. 26,  2016)

In addition to the ticketed Annual picnic listed above, the following are days when Stepping Stones has group reservations of more than 50 visitors:

Sat. April 16, 2016 & Fri. Oct. 28, 2016

Note: If you are interested in tour on a date listed above when a Medium or Large Event is already scheduled/reserved by a group, please contact Stepping Stones to check availability by sending an email to info@steppingstones.org or by calling (914) 232-4822. Please make advance reservations.

For Regular Tour Visits See Our Visiting/Directions Page

For tour visits, please see our Visiting/Directions for complete tour reservation information. An overview follows.

All access to the inside of each historic building is by guided tour only. Contact us to check availability for your desired tour date by using the Tour Reservation System below. Guided tours are available Monday through Saturday at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. (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. The Welcome Center (the Wilsons' two-car garage), which houses a orientation display, shop and the restrooms, is open Monday-Saturday from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. On your tour date, we encourage you to arrive between noon and 12:40 p.m. for your 1 p.m. tour so that you will have time to see the orientation display in advance of the guided tour. Reservations are strongly recommended for everyone and are required for groups of 10 or more. Groups are encouraged to contact us 6-12 months in advance.


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.

Our Tour Reservation System is as follows:

Please use one of the following methods to request a reservation indicating date, contact information, number in party, and type of vehicle (passenger cars, SUVs, 16 passenger van, etc.) you will be traveling in to the site (oversized vehicles such as school and coach buses and RVs are not permitted). Once submitted, you will be contacted about your request to confirm availability and to provide details about the tour.

OPTION 1: Complete the ONLINE FORM at very bottom of the following page:http://www.steppingstones.org/visiting.html

OPTION 2: EMAIL info@steppingstones.org

OPTION 3: CALL 914-232-4822 and leave a detailed message and your contact information (name, email,  phone number, requested visit date, vehicle information / transportation plans and number in party).

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 info@steppingstones.org.

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