Events

We make every effort to ensure accuracy of event listings. However, due to weather and other factors, information may change between the time of publication and the time of each event. We strongly encourage all participants to verify dates and times with the listed trip leader for each event.

Walking Tour of the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve

@ The Environmental Cooperative at the Vassar Barns; Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve

  • September 2, 2017, 5:30AM

Please join the Environmental Cooperative for a walking tour of the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve. This tour will feature The Ellen Swallows Richard Historical Trail, The Drumlin Trail, The Phenology Trail, or the Beaver Trail, depending on weather and trail conditions. After, join us for refreshments and enjoy a short tour of the renovated Vassar Barn, home to the Environmental Cooperative and available for use as community multipurpose space.

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Fall Foliage Paddle

@ Kingston Point Beach

  • September 2, 2017, 9:00AM, Great for beginners, shallow, calm area on the Hudson River

Paddle the Hudson River during one of the most scenic times of the year. This paddle launches from Kingston Point Beach. The trip includes instruction, equipment and guide.

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Food Truck Picnic Day

@ Olana State Historic Site

  • September 2, 2017, 11:00AM

Gracie’s food truck is a local institution and serves up made-from-scratch American classics. On Saturday of Labor Day weekend, Gracie's will be parked at Olana so you can purchase your picnic brunch, lunch, or dinner with an awesome view! Picnic revellers are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, and a cooler.

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Stockade National Historic District Walking Tour

@ Corner of Wall and Main Streets

  • September 2, 2017, 1:00PM

Following the street plan designed by Peter Stuyvesant in 1658, the tour walks the heart of the largest intact early Dutch settlement in New York State and the neighborhood where New York State was born in 1777. Walking tour highlights include viewing the many eighteenth century limestone houses still standing in the Stockade District, and visiting the site of the drafting of the New York State Constitution in 1777 and the gravesite of New York’s first elected governor, George Clinton, in the Old Dutch Church Burying Ground.

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Civil War Reenactment at Museum Village

@ Museum Village

  • September 2, 2017, 10:00AM, Sept 2 (10:00am-5:00pm)
  • September 3, 2017, 10:00AM, Sept 3 (10:00am-4:00pm)

42nd Annual Civil War Weekend at Museum Village! Civil War Weekend at Museum Village is one of our premier events of the year. The living historians that will gather here are men, women and children who don authentic dress, adopt a Victorian view of society and war, and take great pride in their representation and portrayal of historic regiments and organizations. These individuals are eager to interpret this very important chapter in our Nation’s past. Here at Museum Village, you will see representations of Federal and Confederate infantry, artillery and cavalry units. Medical demonstrations and civilian life are also a part of the scenery that the visitor will observe. During the weekend you will witness re-enactments of standard Civil War tactics and troop movements as the two armies meet in battle. Visitors can stroll through the camps, meet and talk with the troops and civilians, and shop at Sutler’s Row, the civilian merchants who followed the Army.

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Walk the Piermont Pier with Richard Esnard

@ Meet in parking lot of Confetti Restaurant

  • September 3, 2017, 10:00AM

We will meet in the parking lot behind Confetti's Restaurant on Ash Street. Richard Esnard of the Piermont Historical Society will lead an historic walking tour --first through early 19th century Bogertown [on Paradise Avenue] and then onto Piermont's pier. Enjoy the exceptional views while learning of the impact the pier had on the village and during WWII. Return to the parking area via Flywheel Park.

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Piermont's Station Museum

@ Piermont Station

  • September 3, 2017, 12:00PM, station closes at 3 p.m.
  • September 17, 2017, 12:00PM, station closes at 3 p.m.

Visitors can hike along the scenic Erie Path to the station at 50 Ash Street and learn about Piermont's unique and diverse history significant for its longest railroad in the world in 1851 that ran from Piermont to Lake Erie (hence Erie RR) and its role in the American Revolution and WWII. Open from noon to 3PM. Parking is available on site.

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Hudson River Birding Ramble

@ Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site

  • September 9, 2017, 8:00AM, Ends at 10:00 AM

Presented by Della and Alan Wells of the Rockland Audubon Society. These experts will lead a walk through the diverse bird habitats found at Stony Point Battlefield in search of neo-tropical birds on their fall migration. First time birders are welcome, and experienced birders will enjoy exploring the location of a wonderfully accessible birders paradise. Bring binoculars, or borrow an extra pair from the group

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Senator David Carlucci Hosts A Hike With Your Senator

@ Bear Mountain Summit Loop, Perkins Memorial, Bear Mountain State Park

  • September 9, 2017, 8:00AM

This mile long hike follows a newly-built section of the Appalachian Trail. The first third of a mile is designed to be handicapped-accessible, thus permitting all users to enjoy a beautiful section of this trail. The hike is considered easy and can be enjoyed by hikers of all ages. Hikers will walk over rocky terrain and will ultimately reach spectacular viewpoints over the Hudson River and beyond. This circular hike will last approximately one hour.

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Brinton Brook Audubon Hike

@ Brinton Brook Audubon Sanctuary

  • September 9, 2017, 9:00AM

Explore the 156-acres of Brinton Brook Audubon Sanctuary overlooking the Hudson River in Croton-on- Hudson with Saw Mill River Audubon. Two-hour leisurely nature walk with optional 1.5 hour extension to the highest point in Croton on the Village’s Highland Trail. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Binoculars are helpful. Please note: no restrooms on property.

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7th Annual Kayaking 4 Meso

@ Halfmoon Lighthouse Park

  • September 9, 2017, 9:30AM, Launch, Festivities 1:00 - 4:00

This is an 8 mile paddle to raise awareness and donations for Mesothelioma research. All proceeds are donated to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

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Traveling Talks: Geology and Olana’s Hudson River Region

@ Olana State historic Site

  • September 9, 2017, 10:00AM

Join Robert Titus, Ph.D, Hartwick College Geology Professor on Olana’s East Lawn, to learn about the geological history of Olana. The hike will also explore the natural forces that shaped Frederic Church’s artist-designed landscape. With Titus as your guide, science meets storytelling. We will hike about 1.5 miles followed by healthy seasonal snacks.

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USS SLATER Open for Tours

@ Albany

  • September 2, 2017, 10:00AM, until 4:00 PM
  • September 3, 2017, 10:00AM, until 4:00 PM
  • September 9, 2017, 10:00AM, until 4:00 PM
  • September 10, 2017, 10:00AM, until 4:00 PM
  • September 16, 2017, 10:00AM, until 4:00 PM
  • September 17, 2017, 10:00AM, until 4:00 PM
  • September 23, 2017, 10:00AM, until 4:00 PM
  • September 24, 2017, 10:00AM, until 4:00 PM
  • September 30, 2017, 10:00AM, until 4:00 PM
  • October 1, 2017, 10:00AM, until 4:00 PM

Tour the last World War II Destroyer Escort afloat in America. USS SLATER is open for tours Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is charged.

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Explore & Create: The Art of Stones

@ Olana State Historic Site

  • September 9, 2017, 4:00PM

Join local Etsy artist of The Peach Tree, Amy DiLalla, for a special jewelry making class. Take a look at the stones in Church's collection, be inspired and create your own piece of jewelry to take home. A pop-up store by The Peach Tree will be on location. Abridged tour of the main house followed by art-making. Refreshments will be served.

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Barry Hopkins Run

@ Olana State historic Site

  • September 10, 2017, 8:30AM

Spend the morning on this 3.8-mile course traversing the historic carriage roads at Frederic Church’s Olana. This event is a collaboration with the Onteora Running Club and supports arts education in the Catskill School District. Please register online or on race day. Rain or shine. Free t-shirt to the first 75 people who register.

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Camp Smith Trail - Hike to Anthony's Nose

@ Meet at Route 9D between Bear Mt. Bridge and Appalachian Trail Trail Head

  • September 10, 2017, 9:00AM

Running parallel to the Hudson River, the Camp Smith Trail to Anthony's Nose offers spectacular views that make this strenuous hike, with its many elevation gains and losses, worth the work. The view from Anthony's Nose is as famous as its name. Fred and Connie Stern who maintain a portion of the trail and are members of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference will lead the hike. Bring lunch/water/windbreaker in day pack. From east side of Bear Mountain Bridge, go north on Rte 9D and park on the river side just north of the bridge. There is no cell service at the meeting place. We will carpool to the beginning of the hike at the Toll House parking lot and Hike to Route 9D via the Camp Smith Trail and the Appalachian Trail.

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Bronck Family at Home in Pieter's World - Living

@ Bronck Museum

  • September 10, 2017, 1:00PM
  • September 10, 2017, 3:00PM

Did they sleep on the floor? Exploration of seldom discussed aspects of living in the 1660s. Program offered in cellar of 1663 Bronck dwelling.

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Wappinger Greenway Trail & Village History Talk and Walk

@ Grinnell Public Library District

  • September 10, 2017, 1:30PM

Starting at the historic 1887 shingle style Grinnell Public Library District with Village of Wappingers Falls Historian Brenda Von Burg. View the library's collection of 19th century Wappingers Falls landscapes by local artist Clinton Clapp and ornithological exhibit of Hudson Valley birds. Continue with Wappingers Falls historian Mary Schmalz to the Mesier Homestead for exhibit about the village at the turn of the century with histories by Trustee Eileen Stickle. After the talk, Greenway Trail guide, Wilredo Chaluisant will lead a walk to the Greenway Trail. Pick up trail maps and Ramble info at the library all month! Visit www.grinnell-library.org for hours and additional information. From Rt. 9, take E. Main St. West, past Mesier Park to corner of E. Main and Spring Streets. Info in Spanish can be requested.

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The Geological Heritage of Clermont

@ Clermont State Historic Site -- Clermont Cottage

  • September 10, 2017, 2:00PM

Noted scientists Drs. Robert and Johanna Titus will present a special talk about the geology of the Clermont State Historic Site, and will explore its journey from the distant past. Immediately following the lecture, Drs. Titus will lead a walk of Clermont’s grounds to point out specific geological formations. Drs. Titus have studied the bedrock and ice age geology of the Hudson Valley for many years. They have written hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, along with several books about this subject. They are popular speakers and make dozens of presentations every year. They believe that much of the history, art and culture of the Hudson Valley had their origins in the region’s geological history.

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Guided Tours at Mount Lebanon

@ Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon

  • September 2, 2017, 10:00AM
  • September 3, 2017, 10:00AM
  • September 4, 2017, 10:00AM
  • September 8, 2017, 10:00AM
  • September 9, 2017, 10:00AM
  • September 10, 2017, 10:00AM
  • September 11, 2017, 10:00AM
  • September 15, 2017, 10:00AM
  • September 16, 2017, 10:00AM
  • September 17, 2017, 10:00AM
  • September 18, 2017, 10:00AM
  • September 22, 2017, 10:00AM
  • September 23, 2017, 10:00AM
  • September 24, 2017, 10:00AM
  • September 25, 2017, 10:00AM
  • September 29, 2017, 10:00AM

Visit the North Family at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, a National Historic Landmark. Mount Lebanon was the leading Shaker society in America from its founding in 1787 through its closing in 1947, and the North Family was its face to the wider World, composed of some of the most progressive and public Shakers in Shaker history. Explore the North Family in daily guided tours. New for 2017 is a walking tour exploring the lives and work of women at the North Family - the Shaker Sisterhood. View exhibitions of Shaker objects from the Museum’s collections, dive into educational resources at our Visitor Center, and browse the Museum Store, located in the Granary – featuring a wide selection of books and gifts, including an expanded selection of products from the Shakers of Sabbathday Lake, Maine, the last remaining active community.

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Dark Skies Astronomy Getaway

@ The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

  • September 13, 2017, 3:00PM, 3-Days, 2-Nights

Join Douglas Arion, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Carthage College and President of Galileoscope, and Ron Phelps, AMC volunteer leader, for an exploration of Astronomy, our Galaxy and the Universe beyond at AMC Harriman Outdoor Center (HOC). This is a great opportunity to enjoy the night sky away from the lights of New York City. We will enjoy sky observing, presentations, and activities designed to connect each of us to the greater Universe, and better understand how we fit into the "big picture". This event is part of the Mountains of Stars astronomy program, a partnership between Carthage and AMC. Our viewing schedule will be weather dependent. When skies are clear, we'll have telescopes for observing solar activity during the day. At night, we'll observe objects ranging from within our solar system to beyond our galaxy. Hikes will also be scheduled on nearby trails in Harriman State Park. Optionally, participants can select other activities at HOC including paddling, swimming in Breakneck Pond, or just relaxing around camp.

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Artist on Art Tour

@ Olana State Historic Site

  • September 1, 2017, 4:30PM, Maia Cruz Palileo
  • September 15, 2017, 4:30PM, Jackie Goss & Jenny Perlin
  • September 29, 2017, 4:30PM, Mariella Brisson

Artists offer a unique lens with which to “read” an artist’s home & landscape. During this series artists use many mediums and “poetic license” to talk about Olana and the exhibition with concepts and connections that inspire them. This is not a traditional house tour! Artist-led tours are accompanied by TOP’s Director of Education and end with a glass of wine on the piazza near sunset.

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History in Your Own Backyard Daytrip: Historic Cemeteries in Stony Point

@ Bus leaves from Fireside Steak Pub

  • September 16, 2017, 8:45AM

The Historical Society of Rockland County invites you to join us on a daytrip to visit Historic Cemeteries in the Town of Stony Point We will tour by luxury motorcoach several historic cemeteries, including First United Methodist Church; Casscles; Mount Olivet; Waldron; Rose Family; Old Rose, and more. Trip includes bus transportation, guided tours, and lunch.

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Tiffany Windows, Waterfalls and a 100 Mile View

@ Oakwood Cemetery

  • September 16, 2017, 9:00AM

Join Ned Pratt and Michael Barrett as they introduce you to the amazing beauty and history of Oakwood Cemetery. See the Earl Chapel's Tiffany windows, Uncle Sam's grave, and a 100 mile view, as well as ponds, waterfalls, striking gravesite markers and more. Meet at the Earl Chapel.

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Battle of Saratoga Anniversary Encampment

@ Saratoga National Historical Park

  • September 16, 2017, 10:00AM, 10 AM to 4 PM
  • September 17, 2017, 10:00AM, 10 AM to 3 PM

Marking the 240th anniversary of the Battles of Saratoga. Come explore the lives of men, women, and children of the Revolutionary War! Learn the soldiers' musket drill, hear cannon and musket firings, smell the aromas of open-fire cooking, or help decide a court martial. Hands-on activities for kids, including a special Junior Ranger booklet.

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Discover the Hilltowns: Farms and Artisans Tour

@ Berne, Knox, Rensselaerville and Westerlo

  • September 16, 2017, 10:00AM
  • September 17, 2017, 10:00AM

Experience the scenic Hilltowns of Albany County on this self-guided driving tour of farms, artisan studios, markets, historical museums and other places of interest. Choose from dozens of destinations. Maps with details, schedules, wheelchair accessibility, and locations for gas and food are available free at all venues or can be downloaded from our website www.Hilltowns.org. 2017 map will be finalized in September.

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Veo! Veo!

@ Little Stony Point Park, Cold Spring

  • September 16, 2017, 10:00AM

HHLT Land Steward Manager Nicole Wooten leads a Spanish-speaking family hike through Little Stony Point Park in Cold Spring. The scavenger hunt theme, along with the trail’s changing terrain, will make the outing a fun family adventure.

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Crailo Harvest Faire

@ Crailo State Historic Site

  • September 16, 2017, 11:00AM

An old fashioned agricultural festival devoted to all aspects of harvest time in the colonial-era Hudson Valley. Harvest Faire offers seventeenth and eighteenth century music, historical re-en-actors, vendors, Native American and colonial demonstrations, games and activities.

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Five Rivers Fall Festival

@ Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

  • September 16, 2017, 12:00PM

On Saturday September 16, from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m., rain or shine, Five Rivers Environmental Education Center will hold its annual FALL FESTIVAL. This FREE family festival is held at the Center’s 450-acre nature center and wildlife preserve at 56 Game Farm Road in Delmar, with free on-site parking. A cooperative effort of the Friends of Five Rivers and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, the Fall Festival draws over 2,000 visitors annually. The Festival is known for its “kid appeal.” Return favorites include eco-crafts, live animals (with experienced animal rehabilitators), juggling, astronomy, games and fly casting, “The Incredible Journey” of a water droplet, and the “Insect Safari” with trained naturalists. There are also naturalist-led family hikes at regular intervals, featuring geology, botany, and wildlife. Live music adds to the festival atmosphere. Hot dogs, cider, popcorn, and bake sale goodies are available until they run out!

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Troy's Tiffany Treasures

@ Downtown Troy, New York

  • September 16, 2017, 1:30PM

Troy may well have more Tiffany windows per square mile than any other city in the nation. We will briefly describe the life's work of Louis Comfort Tiffany and then guide you on a walking and driving tour of the abundant Tiffany windows and interior designs in downtown Troy. Advance registration required. This always sells out, so be sure to register early.

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Fun with Fermentation

@ Clermont State Historic Site -- Clermont Cottage

  • September 16, 2017, 2:00PM

The 19th century was a time of great progress for food preservation, with the invention of paraffin wax and mason jars in the mid 1850s. As a result, lacto-fermentation and vinegar pickles became a major staple of people's diets and offered a great way to use the summer harvest into the winter months. Learn how to safely lacto-ferment and go home with your own mason jars of sauerkraut and pickles made from produce harvested from our own teaching garden!

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Tasty History: Bittersweet Tales from Latin America

@ Olana State Historic Site

  • September 16, 2017, 3:00PM

This series explores the trade, customs, and recipes of essential Latin American ingredients and natural resources including rum, sugar, coffee & chocolate. New York State Curator Amanda Massie and Valerie Balint, Olana's former Interim Director of Collections & Research, set the historical stage for an evening of tasty treats prepared by a local chef and bittersweet tales.

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Fall Into Rowing with Mid Hudson Rowing Association

@ Hudson River at Poughkeepsie

  • September 16, 2017, 9:00AM
  • September 17, 2017, 9:00AM

Experience first-hand the joys of recreational rowing on our magnificent Hudson River. This two-session learn-to-row class is perfect for the beginning rower. The first session is an indoor tank session where you will learn the basics of rowing from our certified coaches. In the second session, weather permitting, you will row on the river with support from our club members and coaches. Experience the Hudson...row it with MHRA. Event will be held rain or shine.

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Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst

@ Lyndhurst Estate

  • September 15, 2017, 10:00AM, 10am-5pm
  • September 16, 2017, 10:00AM, 10am-6pm
  • September 17, 2017, 10:00AM, 10am-5pm

Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst, September 15, 16, 17, 2017, showcases over 275 modern American makers, artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country and is a celebration of all things handmade. These exceptional indie artists infuse each of their pieces with a distinctive creative vision. Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst offers a full day art and shopping experience for the entire family. Meet these talented emerging and seasoned makers who will be selling their exciting contemporary creations at Westchester County’s most beloved arts event and favorite out-of-the-box shopping experience. Truly a destination event not to miss, along the coast of the inspiringly beautiful Hudson River. The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition creations in every material imaginable. Find earrings made of sterling silver and python; handbags made from antique books; scarves made of bamboo; pears made of bronze; necklaces made of meteorites; pens made of real flowers; and bowls made of granite, alongside contemporary craft pottery, wood furniture, handwoven fashions, bronze sculpture, blown glass objects and more. Visitors should also plan to visit the gourmet food and specialties section to fully experience hand-crafted delights. A benefit for Lyndhurst and the National Trust for Historic Preservation www.artrider.com.

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Historic Walk of Piermont with Piermont Historical Society

@ Meet in parking lot behind Confetti restaurant

  • September 17, 2017, 10:00AM

Richard Esnard of the Piermont Historical Society will lead a walk to the birth place of Piermont. Walk along the Sparkill Creek where you will see the Rockland Road Bridge and Peirmont's Reformed Church, both on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Minnewaska 7th Annual Volunteer Trail Work Day

@ Minnewaska State Park Preserve

  • September 17, 2017, 10:00AM

Come to the Park Preserve to meet new friends, help improve trail conditions and learn about basic trail maintenance from experienced trail keepers in this stewardship project. Join members of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, a region wide volunteer organization devoted to maintaining and improving public trails, and Park Preserve staff to help improve one of the many scenic footpaths that meander through Minnewaska. Volunteers will use hand tools to clip back overgrown shrubs and tree roots, clear woodland debris, build bog bridges and improve the trail route. This event is also a great way for students in public school to accrue necessary community service hours for completion of their requirements. This program is recommended for adults and teenagers, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Participants are encouraged to bring their own work gloves and tools including loppers, bow saws and clipping shears. The parking fee will be waived for participants volunteering for this program.

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Art in the Park

@ Piermont, NY

  • September 17, 2017, 1:00PM

Piermont Straus Foundation invites artists free of charge to join us for a one-day community art event. Artists will show their work, sell their work, and create work on site. Included in the event will be teaching workshops and hands-on workshops for all ages. Artists must apply in advance by completing the form on our web site www.psfdn.org. Applications to participate are due on or before Saturday, September 9, 2017.

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Boots and Bikes - Boots Component

@ Sylvan Glen Park Preserve

  • September 17, 2017, 2:00PM

The former quarries at Sylvan Glen Park Preserve supplied honey colored granite for the approaches to the George Washington and Whitestone bridges. Join Walt and Jane Daniels on a 2.5 mile hike to visit quarries and the 18-foot circumference Quarry Oak. Walk will occur regardless of weather.

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Guided Tour of the D&H Canal Five Lock Walk

@ 23 Mohonk Road

  • September 10, 2017, 2:00PM
  • September 17, 2017, 2:00PM

Come to the D&H Canal Museum in High Falls and take a free guided tour of the national historic landmark Five Lock Walk. See five restored locks from the final 1852 enlargement of the D&H Canal, the first million dollar private enterprise in US history. The Canal ran for 108 miles from Honesdale PA to Rondout NY to bring coal from Carbondale PA to NYC, running from 1828 through 1898. The Canal fueled the industrial revolution in America and helped make NYC the world's largest city. It informed the 19C history of all the towns along its route. Approximately 1/2 mile.

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Art Walk Kingston

@ Kingston, NY

  • September 23, 2017, 12:00PM, 6:00 PM
  • September 24, 2017, 12:00PM, 6:00 p.m.

Art Walk Kingston is a celebration of the arts and the local community. Over the course of two days, visitors and local residents are invited to explore three distinct areas of the city of Kingston and immerse themselves in a range of art and events. Paintings, photographs, drawings and sculptures are just some of the mediums that will be on display at home studios and galleries across the city ­ performers are invited to schedule performances to include during the tour. Whether you have a few hours or a full day, the event weekend will offer a broad range of art and activities for everyone.

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Haverstraw RiverArts & Music Festival

@ Emeline Park - 16 Front St. Haverstraw

  • September 24, 2017, 11:00AM

The 4th annual Haverstraw RiverArts & Music Festival kicks off 9/24 from 11-5-pm in the Village of Haverstraw's scenic Hudson River front park. The day's festivities include 4 live bands, Live Art event, Community Tile Project #3, schooner Pioneer rides, kite making event, craft vendors, food trucks and beer garden at Catch on the Hudson waterfront restaurant. Admission is free. Schooner tickets will be on sale in August 2017.

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Performing Olana: Frederic Church Living His Art

@ Olana State Historic Site

  • September 22, 2017, 6:00PM
  • September 23, 2017, 2:00PM
  • September 23, 2017, 4:00PM
  • September 23, 2017, 6:00PM
  • September 24, 2017, 2:00PM
  • September 24, 2017, 4:00PM
  • September 24, 2017, 6:00PM

Olana and Ancram Opera House collaborate to produce a theater performance specifically created to take place in the landscape of the historic site. The dramatic work draws inspiration from Frederic Church’s paintings, letters, family life and the celebrated landscape and is presented as an immersive theater experience in which performer and audience journey together into Church's art.

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Autumnal Horse & Carriage Tours

@ Olana State historic Site

  • September 1, 2017, 2:00PM, 30 Minutes
  • September 2, 2017, 2:00PM, 30 Minutes
  • September 8, 2017, 2:00PM, 30 Minutes
  • September 9, 2017, 2:00PM, 30 Minutes
  • September 15, 2017, 2:00PM, 30 Minutes
  • September 16, 2017, 2:00PM, 30 Minutes
  • September 22, 2017, 2:00PM, 30 Minutes
  • September 23, 2017, 2:00PM, 30 Minutes
  • September 29, 2017, 2:00PM, 30 Minutes
  • September 30, 2017, 2:00PM, 30 Minutes

In honor of Olana's 50th Anniversary, we offer carriage rides on the 19th century carriage roads. A stunning carriage and draft team saunter Frederic Church’s gravel roads bringing travelers to majestic views and stellar landscapes while viewing the sky, the Hudson River, and the Catskill Mountains. Meet the carriage 10 minutes before start time at the Olana Visitor Center entrance. (Tours are subject to change due to extreme weather.)

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AMC New Members Sampler Weekend

@ The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

  • September 29, 2017, 3:00PM, 3- days, 2- nights

Wonder what we do in the AMC? Come meet other outdoor enthusiasts and learn more about us! This weekend is primarily designed for new members and prospective members, but everyone is welcome. We have planned many activities, including hiking, canoeing and kayaking, swimming and Social Hour. No experience necessary. Just bring your sense of humor and be ready to share lots of laugh! You have a choice of bunking in Storm King Cabin or tenting on Blackrock Tent Platforms for two nights. We'll all eat meals together in the Dining Hall. BYO adult beverages, Social Hour snacks to share, and lunches. Bring sheets and pillow case or sleeping bag, towels, yoga/hiking/swimming/paddling gear, sunscreen, bug spray, headlamp and personal toiletries. If tenting, bring your usual camping gear. Check-in time is Friday at 3 pm. Plan to arrive by 6 pm for dinner. Check-out time is Sunday at 11 am, although you are welcome to enjoy the camp until 3 pm. Camp is accessible by public transportation.

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Museum Storytelling: Family Tours

@ Olana State Historic Site

  • September 30, 2017, 9:00AM

Master storyteller Tom Lee has spent the winter writing and tracking the adventurous travels of Frederic Church to craft an original story to tell inside the main house at Olana. Lee uses art, objects and stories to help young people (and grown-ups!) fall in love with museums. He integrates traditional stories, myths, and legends from countries and cultures around the world to expand and collapse history.

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Sterling Forest Fire Tower Ramble

@ Sterling Forest State Park

  • September 30, 2017, 10:00AM

The Fire Tower Ramble is a moderate 4 mile loop highlighted by scenic views of Sterling Forest. Hikers are able to observe the surrounding Hudson Highlands from a 60 foot fire tower built in 1922.

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Fall Foliage Hike to the Dickinson Hill Fire Tower

@ Grafton Lakes State Park

  • September 30, 2017, 10:30AM
  • Rain Date: October 1, 2017, 10:30AM

Enjoy fall foliage on the Rensselaer Plateau and a view of the Adirondacks, Green Mountains and Vermont and the Berkshires of Massachusetts from atop the restored Dickinson Hill Fire Tower. Participants are welcome to enjoy their lunch by the Fire Tower before returning along the trail in the afternoon. Rain date: Oct 1st

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Tom Lee Question Tour

@ Olana State Historic Site

  • September 30, 2017, 11:30AM

Master storyteller Tom Lee is a professional storyteller with twenty years’ experience performing traditional stories, folktales and myths for adults and for children in museums and libraries. This special tour is what happens when your questions about Olana get layered with myths, stories and more questions. You will learn many truths- but you might be surprised how you get there.

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Rondout National Historic District Walking Tour

@ Ulster County Heritage Area Visitors Center

  • September 30, 2017, 1:00PM

Hear how Kingston's historic waterfront district mushroomed from farmland into a prosperous maritime village and major Hudson River port during the heydays of the Delaware and Hudson Canal (1828-1898). View the legacy of residential, commercial and ecclesiastical architecture built by the "melting pot" of nationalities that emigrated to Rondout in the nineteenth century.

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Tasty History: Bittersweet Tales from Latin America

@ Olana State Historic Site

  • September 30, 2017, 3:00PM

This series explores the trade, customs, and recipes of essential Latin American ingredients and natural resources including rum, sugar, coffee & chocolate. New York State Curator Amanda Massie and Valerie Balint, Olana's former Interim Director of Collections & Research, set the historical stage for an evening of tasty treats prepared by a local chef and bittersweet tales.

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Live Birds of Prey with Annie Mardiney

@ Minnewaska State Park Preserve

  • October 1, 2017, 10:00AM

Join Annie Mardiney, wildlife rehabilitator for Wild Mountain Birds, for an up-close and personal look at some of the raptors common to the Shawangunk Ridge. Live education birds may include red-tailed hawk, broad-winged hawk, American kestrel, barred owl, screech owl and great horned owl. Stop by the Nature Center to meet these amazing and beautiful animals in person!

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Bronck Museum's Heritage Craft Fair

@ Bronck Museum

  • October 1, 2017, 12:00PM

Exhibit & sale of traditional American crafts, live music, food, silent auction, wagon rides and more!

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