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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. 


Ticket Ordering Begins April 24, 2016 at Noon

Tickets will be distributed online in advance starting on Tues. April 24, 2016 at 12 Noon.

There will not be a ticket lottery in 2016. Tickets can simply be ordered online on a first-come, first-served basis.

Free tickets (limit 4 per person and email address) will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 12 Noon  on Tuesday April 24, 2016 and will remain available while supplies last. The ticketing website address will be announced on this webpage at noon on Tuesday, April 24, 2015. Please only order the amount of tickets you are sure you will use. Please contact Stepping Stones at info@steppingstones.org if you would like to return tickets you no longer plan to use so that others may have access to the picnic.  

 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 ticketing website so that you can be placed on a list to receive returned tickets as they become available prior to the event.  If  you join the waitlist, please check your email regularly to see if you have been contacted. Also, check your spam filter/folder for an email from info@steppingstones.org 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) your contact info(2) your hours of availability between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on picnic day and (3) preferred volunteer tasks to info@steppingstones.org . 

Nominate 2016 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 Oct. 10, 2015)

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., Oct. 24, 2015 & Sat., Nov. 14, 2015

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.

Contact us to check availability for your desired tour date by using the Tour Reservation System below. Guided tours are available Mon. through Fri. at 1 p.m. All access to the historic buildings is by guided tour only. A very limited number of special requests for other times and dates may be available by appointment based on schedules of staff and volunteers. We encourage you to make a reservation well in advance of your trip. The Welcome Center, which houses a orientation display, shop and the restrooms for guests, is open Monday-Saturday from 12 noon - 3:00 p.m. On your tour date, we encourage you to arrive by 12:40 p.m. for your 1 p.m. tour. Reservations are strongly recommended for everyone and required for groups of 10 or more. Groups are encouraged to contact us 6-12 months in advance.

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 you will be traveling in to the site as oversized vehicles are not permitted. Once submitted, you will be contacted about your request to confirm availability and provide details.

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, and phone number, requested visit date, transportation plans).

We can make suggestions for a daylong or overnight excursion to the area, with discounted 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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