Did you know that the beautiful stained-glass windows at Kip’s Castle are believed to have been designed and made at the famous Tiffany Studios in New York City? Now nearly 100 years old, the windows are in need of some TLC, and the Kip’s Castle Park Conservancy is focused on raising the funds to get them restored.
On Sunday, October 2, the Conservancy will host a jazz brunch on the lawn of the castle to kick off the campaign. In addition to a delicious brunch prepared by the acclaimed Fruited Plain caterers, attendees will enjoy jazz and learn more about the windows from Arthur J. Femenella, a restoration specialist of historic windows. Tours of the castle and its windows will be given and, weather permitting, interested guests will be escorted to the castle’s turret for a rare opportunity to marvel at and take photos of the 360-degree view over Essex County and New York City.
Tickets to this exclusive and special event are limited and may be purchased for $60 by contacting Michelle Posner at 973-239-1390. Brunch attendees will have the first chance to learn how to “adopt” a window for restoration.
The Kip’s Castle Park Conservancy is a 401(c)(3) that was formed in 2010 to support the efforts of Essex County to restore the 10-acre estate for the enjoyment of all citizens. The Conservancy is led by a board of directors: Karen Pensiero, Fred Goode, Michelle Posner, Pat Hynes, Jane Eliasof, Aran Roche and Jeff Farrell. If you’re interested in learning more about the Conservancy and its works, you can contact Karen at [email protected].