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The 2024 Hudson River Valley Ramble will occur on August 31st and every day in September. Event leaders will be able to submit events in Spring. If you have questions about hosting an event for the Ramble, please email ramble@hudsongreenway.ny.gov.

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John Burroughs Slabsides Geology Ramble

@ John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary at Slabsides

  • August 31, 2024, 9:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: 9:00 am to approximately 11:00 pm. Rain or shine. From 11:30 am until 4:00 pm you are invited to tour John Burroughs' rustic 1895 cabin retreat "Slabsides," a National Historic Landmark and a Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area of Special interest. Through works written there about nature, John Burroughs had a profound impact on the emerging conservation movement of the late 1800s and early 1900s. He inspired generations of readers to head out of doors and national leaders to preserve land and its wildlife.

The rocks were one of naturalist John Burroughs' favorite aspects of the Slabsides location, but even he did not realize that the rocks represented sediments eroded from a Himalayan-scale mountain range nearly 400 million years ago. Since they were deposited in a shallow sea, the sediments were repeatedly caught in continental collisions which bent them and stood them literally on end. As if that wasn't enough, they were most recently scraped clean by a mile-thick sheet of glacial ice which melted a mere 14,000 years ago. Join Vassar College professor of earth sciences Jeff Walker for hike to read the many stories in the rocks of the John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary. The trails are part of the Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail System. SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

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Labor Day Weekend Festival

@ Hurds Family Farm

  • August 31, 2024, 9:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Open Saturdays and Sundays 9am - 5pm and Activities 10am - 4pm

We are a 7th-generation family-run pick-your-own apple farm with a pumpkin orchard and are just minutes from the thruway about 1.5 hours north of NYC. Our apple orchard has 24 different varieties of apples that are ready to pick from August through November. There are over 35 activities to keep the whole family engaged, including a hayride, bounce pillow, mini zipline, cow train, and bin train ride, to name a few. In 2023, we added golf cart adventure tours guided by one of our charismatic team members for a unique, unforgettable farm experience you don't want to miss. Everyone loves to explore our 120-acre apple farm with many nature trails and PYO Pollinator paths. Families can easily spend an entire day making memories while picking apples and pumpkins. Warm up or cool off with one of our hand-crafted cocktails or local adult beverages at the bar in the barn. Our cafe supports local farms and NY small businesses by using their ingredients in our family recipes. People can't wait for our freshmade apple cider donuts at the fall festivals, so make sure to try a hot one! Our barn market is filled with lots of local NY Hudson Valley treats, including honey, syrup, jams, and apple butter. The fall is the most popular time of year to visit the farm, with crisp autumn air and colorful leaves. We look forward to seeing you at the farm and being part of your amazing memories.

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Village of Kinderhook, NY - A Walking Tour of the Square and Beyond on Geotourist

@ Historic Square of the Village of Kinderhook - Geotourist app

  • August 31, 2024, 9:00AM, Any day and time in 2024
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  • September 28, 2024, 9:00AM
  • September 29, 2024, 9:00AM
  • September 30, 2024, 9:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Tour may be accessed daily at any time from June - October.

This is a self-guided, Geotourist app tour of Kinderhook's historic Village Square and surrounds. The focus of the tour is on the cultural and community character that Kinderhook's village square and a few sites beyond the square illuminate. Those taking the tour will learn about why Kinderhook looks the way it does; who the area's first inhabitants were; Kinderhook's history of cultural diversity; the origins of the name Kinderhook; the importance of town squares and village greens to community life; the development of the post office, hotels, and automobile tourism; and much more that will surprise those who take this delightful tour.

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Pink & Blue Art Show at Howland Cultural Center

@ Howland Cultural Center

  • August 31, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 1, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 7, 2024, 10:00AM
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  • September 28, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 29, 2024, 10:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Open on weekend from 10 am to 5pm

The Pink & Blue art show at Howland Cultural Center from Aug 10 to Sep 29, 2024, celebrates how the environmental movement in the US began in the Hudson Valley and spread around the world. The folk singer Pete Seeger who lived in Beacon, NY is most associated with the Environmental movement in the Putnam Valley. He established an organization called Clearwater, which built a sloop that is free for the public to ride from Beacon to explore the beauty of the Hudson River. In 2004, the sloop Clearwater was named to the National Register of Historic Places for its groundbreaking role in the environmental movement and its dedication to the preservation of the Hudson River. Here are the artists and the themes of their work for the Pink & Blue Art Show Photographers: Each photographer gets 4 slots for exhibiting their work which must be 24 inches in width. 1.) Ross Corsair (Hudson Valley, NY): Sunsets of the Hudson Valley 2.) Zinnia Gutowski (Hudson Valley, NY): Water Birds of the Hudson Valley & MA 3.) Jim Richards (Hudson Valley, NY): Sea Walls, Oak Trees and Windows Series 4.) Ian Hutton (Lord Howe Island, Australia, UNESCO Heritage Site): Lord Howe Islands Environmental Treasures at Sunset. 5.) Mene Liondos (Greece): Evros Series: Last year the banks of Evros River which runs through Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey witnessed the largest ever wild fires in Europe as a result of climate change. 6.) Alfons Rodriguez (Spain): Melting Age Series photos of the impact of climate change on 7 continents and 30 countries around the world. Oil Painters: Each painter gets 4 slots for exhibiting their work which must be 30 x 30 inches. 1.) Selva Ozelli (Hudson Valley, NY): Flowers & Butterflies Series 2.) Semine Hazar (Turkey): Pink & Blue Series- Lighthouses and the Sloop 3.) Fatma Kadir (Turkey): Pink & Blue Series- Trees & the Sloop 4.) Ilhan Sayin (Turkey): Pink & Blue Series- Trees Flowers & the Sloop 5.) Mehmet Kuran (Turkey): No Where Series

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Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair

@ Ulster County Fairgrounds, NEW PALTZ, NY

  • August 31, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 1, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 2, 2024, 10:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10:00am-5:30pm Monday 10:00am-4:00pm

Consistently ranked among the nation’s top contemporary craft shows, this fair is a treasure trove of handmade delights. With hundreds of carefully curated exhibitors spanning over 10 media categories, there’s something for everyone. Promoter Quail Hollow Events ensures each artist’s work is original in both design and execution, with the creator present to share their craft. Live music, craft demonstrations, and children's activities are also featured.

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The Rankins of Cherry Hill: Struggling with the Loss of their World

@ Historic Cherry Hill

  • August 31, 2024, 12:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: Open Fridays and Saturdays throughout the month of September, 12pm to 4pm. Tours will begin promptly on the hour. Free, self-guided tours and use of the historic gardens and grounds for bird watching and picnicking.

The Rankins of Cherry Hill: Struggling with the Loss of their World tour tells the story of how the last two generations at Cherry Hill responded to social, economic, and personal change at the turn of the 20th century. Artifacts in each room vividly tell the story of Catherine Rankin’s loss of her wealth and near loss of her ancestral home—and her family’s struggle to regain their financial standing and restore Cherry Hill to its colonial grandeur- while watching industry and an immigrant working class neighborhood grow up around the property. This “warts and all” tour addresses such topics as immigration, women’s suffrage, American identity, and the roots of prejudice.

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Fort Ticonderoga Fife & Drum Corps

@ Saratoga National Historical Park Visitor Center Lawn

  • August 31, 2024, 1:00PM

Listen to stirring tunes that eased the drudgery of a long march, or the many calls that regulated activity in a fort. Explore how drumbeats, trilling fifes, and songs created an 18th-century world of military music. Saratoga Arts made this program possible through the Community Arts Regrant Program, funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. This support was gained by the Friends of Saratoga Battlefield.

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Historic Square House Inn & Tavern Guided Tour

@ 1 Purchase Street Rye NY

  • August 31, 2024, 1:00PM, Museum is open 10 am - 4 pm for self-guided tours on the date as well.
    • Rain Date: September 7, 2024, 1:00PM, Museum is open 10 am - 4 pm on the date for self-guided tours as well.

Detailed Times/Hours: Museum is open 10 am - 4 pm Tuesdays -Saturdays year round for self-guided and audio tours.

Explore the Square House Inn and Tavern Museum, a historic landmark steeped in stories from America’s past. Originally built in 1730 as a residence, it later became an inn and tavern hosting notable figures of the Revolutionary era. John and Sam Adams stopped here on their way to the 1st Continental Congress, and George Washington stayed twice during his presidency. In 1824, Marquis de Lafayette dined at the inn during his return to America. Guided tours of the Square House offer a glimpse into its rich history: • Step into the colonial Entry Hall, where visitors historically arrived. • Experience the Tavern Room, once exclusive to men. • Visit the Warming Kitchen, where daily life tasks such as washing, candle making, and food preparation unfolded. • Discover the Council Room, added in the 1780s, which served as the municipal hall from 1904 to 1964. • See a colonial bedroom, showcasing a stark contrast to modern accommodations. The Square House, located at 1 Purchase St., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, visit ryehistory.org or call 914-967-7588.

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Hold History in Your Hands: White Glove Tour Every Sunday in September

@ Mount Gulian Historic Site

  • September 1, 2024, 12:00PM, tours will be given at 12pm and 2pm
  • September 8, 2024, 12:00PM, tours will be given at 12pm and 2pm
  • September 15, 2024, 12:00PM, tours will be given at 12pm and 2pm
  • September 22, 2024, 12:00PM, tours will be given at 12pm and 2pm
  • September 29, 2024, 12:00PM, tours will be given at 12pm and 2pm

Visitors will hear about Mount Gulian’s centuries-long history that shaped our nation, including its part in the Revolutionary War as Patriot General Von Steuben’s headquarters, and the history of generations of Verplanck family members who lived here. Our truly unique White Glove Tour allows visitors to hold and examine artifacts representing 300 years of history. Everyone will put on white, cotton, curatorial gloves before handling artifacts and documents relating to the Verplanck Family, the American Revolution, and much more.

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D&H Canal History Solaris Cruise

@ Hudson River Maritime Museum

  • September 1, 2024, 4:00PM

Join D&H Canal Historical Society Historian and Curator Bill Merchant for an engaging conversation about the history of the Delaware & Hudson Canal and the industrial port of Rondout. Bill will bring a different historical artifact from the D&H Canal Historical Society collections for discussion on each trip. Quiet and comfortable Solaris will take you up Rondout Creek to Lock No. 1 at Eddyville - the first lock and weigh lock on the D&H Canal.

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Annual Author Talk with Bob and Johanna Titus

@ Mountain Top Arboretum

  • September 1, 2024, 5:00PM

In their most original work yet, Bob and Johanna Titus will discuss their new book, The Hudson River Schools of Art and their Ice Age Origins. They examine how the Hudson Valley’s specific and unique ice-age history had an unexpected consequence: the rise of the Hudson River School of Art, the first truly American school of painting, and also the landscape architecture and literature of the same period in the Hudson Valley. They tell in detail how the landscapes which inspired artists such as Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, Frederick Edwin Church and Sanford Gifford were sculpted by glaciers and ice age processes, with specific examples and locations, including places readers can visit today. Books will be available for purchase and refreshments will be served.

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Guided Nature Hike at Westmoreland Sanctuary - Nature Center & Wildlife Preserve

@ Westmoreland Sanctuary

  • September 2, 2024, 11:00AM, Please arrive a few minutes early. The hike will leave at 11:10

Detailed Times/Hours: Westmoreland is open, staffed and free 7 days a week, 9-5. We are always happy to welcome visitors to the museum, grounds and hiking trails.

Westmoreland Sanctuary is excited to host a guided nature hike as part of the Hudson River Valley Ramble. The 1 hour and 1-mile-long hike will be led by Westmoreland Naturalist, Joshua Cohen. Weave in and out of fields and forests as you take in the serene beauty of Westmoreland’s educational campus. Learn about nature in the summer, forest and pond ecology, Westchester history, and native plants and animals. Hike begins at 11:10 AM, meet inside the Westmoreland Sanctuary Natural Science Museum, the hike will end at the Museum as well. The museum is a short walk from the parking area. Other features at Westmoreland Sanctuary include a terrace garden with a small pond and children's playhouse, picnic area, live animals and exhibits within the museum and 8.5 miles of hiking trails. We hope to see you there!

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Discover the Pine Bush

@ Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center and Preserve Trails

  • September 2, 2024, 1:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center is open Mon-Fri 9:00am - 4:00pm and Sat-Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm.

An extraordinary journey into the Albany Pine Bush - a globally rare, nationally significant and locally distinct inland pine barrens. Our experts will guide you along this 1-mile hike over rolling sand dunes where you will discover Pine Bush natural history and seasonal surprises and transformations.

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Papscanee Island Nature Preserve Walk

@ Papscanee Island Nature Preserve

  • September 5, 2024, 9:30AM

Led by David Chinery from the Cornell Cooperative Extension, enjoy a 1-hour walk through the Papscanee Island Nature Preserve and discover the various species of plants and animals that make the 156-acre Preserve and Hudson River shoreline their home. Cottonwood trees, buckthorn shrub, and bittersweet vine reflect the history of the land farmed by the Mohican Indians for hundreds of years. The preserve also boasts a variety of habitats, including marsh, river bank, and floodplain. This riparian setting is a pristine example of nature reinventing itself. Over 30 acres of the preserve are still farmed today, giving the land the distinction of being under active agriculture (corn) longer than any other lands in the U.S. Over six miles of hiking trails offer public access to over 2 miles of Hudson River shoreline. From 9J, turn Right at Preserve South Entrance sign onto Staats Island Rd.; go .25 mi. cross Amtrak tracks, right into Preserve parking lot.

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Walking Tour of Public Art in Poughkeepsie, NY

@ 282 Main St. Poughkeepsie, NY

  • September 6, 2024, 10:00AM, Meet at Cunneen Hackett Theater
    • Rain Date: September 9, 2024, 10:00AM, Cunneen Hackett Theater

Detailed Times/Hours: The guided walking tour is two hours. a leisurely walk covering only a few blocks in downtown Poughkeepsie. The group meets at 10am in front of the Cunneen Hackett theater at 12 Vassar St. One half block north of Main St. Please call to reserve your spot in advance 845-505-3123 or email Francpalaia1@gmail.com. All sites are wheelchair accessible.

This is a 2 hour guided walking tour led by noted artist and muralist, FRANC PALAIA of public art in Poughkeepsie, NY. The leisurely tour includes over 45 indoor and outdoor murals, sculptures, historical monuments, architecture in a three block area of downtown Poughkeepsie. The tour highlights several New Deal era murals commissioned by FDR, large scale contemporary murals, 9/11 and Vietnam monuments, one sculpture park and several very new graffiti style street art wall works. The tour ends in restaurant row on Main St Poughkeepsie where several new gourmet and ethnic restaurants have opened. The tour group can stay for lunch or coffee, a great opportunity to review and discuss the tour with the guide. A restaurant stop is not part of the tour, only a suggested option.

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Birding Walk with the Alan Devoe Bird Club

@ Hand Hollow

  • September 7, 2024, 8:00AM

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and the Alan Devoe Bird Club for a free birding walk! This guided nature walk, open to both experienced and new birders, will include exploring the trails at Hand Hollows to identify birds.

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Ossining Farmers Market

@ Ossining, NY

  • August 31, 2024, 8:30AM, to 1PM
  • September 7, 2024, 8:30AM, to 1PM
  • September 14, 2024, 8:30AM, to 1PM
  • September 21, 2024, 8:30AM, to 1PM
  • September 28, 2024, 8:30AM, to 1PM

Detailed Times/Hours: Open every Saturday from 8:30am-1pm in the parking lot near the corner of Spring and Main Streets

Local farms and food makers gather in the heart of Ossining Village on Saturdays from 8:30am to 1pm. Stop by for lunch or a snack while you browse the village, on your way to the Hudson River waterfront, or before you hit the Croton Aqueduct trail.

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Apple Harvest Festival

@ Hurds Family Farm

  • September 7, 2024, 9:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Open Saturdays and Sundays 9am - 5pm and Activities 10am - 4pm

Come to Harvest some of the BEST apples in the Hudson Valley at Hurds …like Jonagold & Honeycrisp. We are a 7th-generation family-run pick-your-own apple farm with a pumpkin orchard and are just minutes from the thruway about 1.5 hours north of NYC. Our apple orchard has 24 different varieties of apples that are ready to pick from August through November. There are over 35 activities to keep the whole family engaged, including a hayride, bounce pillow, mini zipline, cow train, and bin train ride, to name a few. In 2023, we added golf cart adventure tours guided by one of our charismatic team members for a unique, unforgettable farm experience you don't want to miss. Everyone loves to explore our 120-acre apple farm with many nature trails and PYO Pollinator paths. Families can easily spend an entire day making memories while picking apples and pumpkins. Warm up or cool off with one of our hand-crafted cocktails or local adult beverages at the bar in the barn. Our cafe supports local farms and NY small businesses by using their ingredients in our family recipes. People can't wait for our freshmade apple cider donuts at the fall festivals, so make sure to try a hot one! Our barn market is filled with lots of local NY Hudson Valley treats, including honey, syrup, jams, and apple butter. The fall is the most popular time of year to visit the farm, with crisp autumn air and colorful leaves. We look forward to seeing you at the farm and being part of your amazing memories.

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Migrating Birds at John Burroughs Slabsides

@ John Burroughs Nature Sanctaury

  • September 7, 2024, 9:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: After the Ramble, from Noon until 4:00 pm you are invited to tour John Burroughs' rustic 1895 cabin retreat "Slabsides," a National Historic Landmark and a Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area of Special interest. Through works written there about nature, John Burroughs had a profound impact on the emerging conservation movement of the late 1800s and early 1900s. He inspired generations of readers to head out of doors and national leaders to preserve land and its wildlife.

Birds were the first love of literary naturalist John Burroughs when he was writing at the turn of the Twentieth Century. Then as now, the land surrounding his cabin Slabsides was abundant with bird life and at this time of year migrating songbirds en route to wintering grounds in South America are stopping off. Discover the richness of tree-top bird life through sight and song with Mark DeDea, president of our sister organization, the John Burroughs Natural History Society. Beginning birders through advanced are welcome.

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Guided Tree Walk at Zofnass Preserve!

@ Zofnass Family Preserve

  • September 7, 2024, 10:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Please arrive promptly at 10:00 so the tour can begin on time.

Come take a guided tree hike with WLT's land preserve manager, Ben! He will carve a path through the nearly 7.5 miles of trails to identify some of our most loved native trees. The trail system features hundreds of stepping stones for crossing streams and wetlands, a 50-foot tall “grand” stone staircase, and dozens of educational signs and small notes pointing out the preserve’s many interesting and fun features.

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Springside: Matthew Vassar Treasure Hunt

@ Springside: National Historic Landmark

  • September 7, 2024, 10:00AM
    • Rain Date: September 21, 2024, 10:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Springside is open every day from dawn until dusk.

Recent excavation of the Gardener's Cottage unearthed a poem that local scholars believe contains the clues to Matthew Vassar's hidden treasure at Springside. Join volunteers of Springside Landscape Restoration for a guided tour of Andrew Jackson Downing's historic landscape and receive a copy of the treasure hunt poem and site map for further exploration and amusement. Springside is a 20-acre designed landscape and historic site that was once the county estate of Matthew Vassar and is the only landscape of Andrew Jackson Downing to survive largely intact. Today, the National Historic Landmark is a historic site on the Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail.

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Sylvan Glen Quarry Hike

@ Sylvan Glen Park Preserve, Eastern Trail Head

  • September 7, 2024, 10:00AM, Cancelled if raining

The 2.5-mile hike is led by New York New Jersey Trail Conference volunteers and will explore the quarries and surrounding natural areas at Sylvan Glen Park Preserve. The Mohegan Quarry operated from 1890-1941 and supplied honey-colored granite for several buildings in New York City, including the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Some of the abandoned cables, machinery, and building foundations are still visible along the trails. The hike includes a visit to the Quarry Oak, an 18-foot circumference white oak dating from colonial times.

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The Army Tunnels

@ Tackamac Town Park

  • September 7, 2024, 10:00AM

Join David A Steinberg, author, "Hiking the Road to Ruins (rev)" as we explore an abandoned National Guard shooting range. Event includes some climbing, bushwhacking, and stepping over, through and around structures. We will be walking through tunnels that are dark and may contain some water. Bring a flashlight and some nerve. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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Innisfree Garden Curator's Tour

@ Innisfree Garden

  • September 7, 2024, 10:30AM

Join landscape curator, Kate Kerin, for a lively 1.5-hour tour exploring Innisfree, a powerful icon of mid-twentieth-century design now recognized as one of the world's ten best gardens and listed at the highest level—exceptional national significance—on the National Register of Historic Places. In a story that reads like the Great American Novel, learn about the people and ideas that shaped this living landmark. Find inspiration for your garden by exploring Innisfree's timeless design strategies and timely, nature-based maintenance practices that result in a truly memorable landscape experience maintained by a remarkably small staff.

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Jamming in Arbor Hill/Foods of North America

@ Ten Broeck Mansion (gardens)

  • September 7, 2024, 10:30AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Jamming in Arbor Hill/Foods of North America will run from 10:30 am - 11:30 am

As the sweet Concord grapes ripen in our grape arbor, learn about jam and jelly making - get a taste of our famous Ten Broeck grape jelly! Make an up-cycled grape vine mosaic to take home.

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Saturday Morning Walking Tour: The Gilded Age in Troy, NY

@ Hart Cluett Museum

  • September 7, 2024, 10:30AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Saturday Walking Tours- New Route and Topic Every Week! September 9/7 Tour: The Gilded Age in Troy, NY Hart Cluett Museum and Research Library Hours: Thursdays 12-8pm, Fridays 12-5pm, and Saturdays 12-5pm Research Library By Appointment Only

This tour covers about 1 mile of walking through downtown Troy from 10:30am-12pm. Please arrive at the museum at least 15 minutes before the tour starts. The museum is open 12-5pm and admission to the galleries in included in your tour ticket purchase. Follow in the footsteps of the popular HBO series as we explore the many buildings and streets in the historic district that were used in filming Seasons One and Two of The Gilded Age. Behind the scenes stories will be shared as we look at the grand buildings and streetscapes that became the backdrop for this series set in 1882. Please note, this tour is one of HCM’s most popular Walking Tour programs and sells out quickly! If you would like to be put on a waiting list in the event of a sold out tour, please email adoren@hartcluett.org with your name, number of tickets, and a phone number to be reached at in the case of an opening. If space becomes available, we will contact you. Before registering, please note the following: · Ticket purchase is required beforehand. · This tour will leave AND end at the Hart Cluett Museum, 57 Second Street Troy, NY. · Tickets are $25 per person/$10 per student or educator (with valid ID). Children 16 & under are free. Admission to the museum is included in the cost of the walking tours. · Tours take place rain or shine, run from 60 to 90 minutes long, and are limited to 30 people per program. The tour experience includes walking several blocks on city streets with uneven sidewalks. Walking shoes and weather-appropriate attire are advised. · The Hart Cluett Museum provides all walking tour participants with headsets, allowing each visitor to listen to the tour guide at their preferred volume. Please note that while you may use or bring your own earpieces/earbuds, single use earpieces will also be provided by the Hart Cluett Museum at time of tour.

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Free Sails with Ferry Sloops from Croton

@ Croton Yacht Club

  • September 7, 2024, 11:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The sails aboard Whimbrel, our sloop-rigged Catboat, will depart at 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, and 3PM. Each sail will be approximately 45 minutes long. The free sails are on a "first come, first served" basis. No reservations will be accepted prior to the sail day. Guests can sign up at the Ferry Sloops table (under the big white tent) beginning at 10:00am for any of the day’s scheduled sail times. (limit of 4 passengers per sail). The boat's captain reserves the right to cancel any or all of the day's sails, if weather conditions make it unsafe for sailing. There is NO Rain date. Passenger age requirement: must be at least 12 years old, under 18 years old must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian (no exceptions).

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Hudson River Day

@ Croton Yacht Club

  • September 7, 2024, 11:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

The Croton Yacht Club is happy to announce its annual “Hudson River Day” celebration will be held on Saturday, September 7th, from 11 AM - 4 PM at the Croton Yacht Club located at 6 Elliott Way in Croton-on-Hudson. The mission of the event is to promote interest in the history and ecology of the river, to cultivate future local environmental leaders and to promote, enhance and protect river related recreational resources. There will be events and exhibits throughout the day targeting both children and adults, focusing on the history and ecology of the river. Events and exhibits will include: a seining exhibition where local marine life will be captured, displayed and later released; viewing tanks where local marine life can be identified and observed; hands-on exhibits for children such as toy sailboat making, fossil making; sail boat rides, and local artist displays and sales. Free sailboat rides, will be offered by Ferry Sloops aboard their 22’ sloop-rigged Catboat the “Whimbrel” on a first come first served basis. The sails will depart at 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM and 3PM. Guests can sign up at the Ferry Sloops table in the tent beginning at 10:00AM for any of the day's scheduled sail times. Limit of 4 passengers per sail. Passenger age requirement: must be at least 12 years old, under 18 years old must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian. There will also be a youth fishing clinic and contest sponsored by the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association and the Yacht Club. Volunteers will be present during the hours of 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM and provide the use of fishing equipment and bait, free of charge. Fishing rod and reel combinations will also be awarded as prizes. All youths wishing to fish at the Yacht Club must be accompanied by an adult. The Croton Yacht Club looks forward to coordinating this event because it provides the membership and local exhibitors the opportunity to share their river related knowledge and expertise with the community, especially the children. The organization realizes that only through this transfer of knowledge can it safeguard the future of this great resource, the Hudson River. Food and beverages will be available including the best fish chowder on the Hudson. Admission is free so please come and join us in a fun filled, educational and family focused event you will surely enjoy. Environmental organizations, local craft vendors and artists are welcome. For additional information please contact Dennis Kooney at dennis@kooney.net or call 914-271-6384.

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Stockade National Historic District Walking Tour

@ Corner of Wall and Main Streets

  • September 7, 2024, 11:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Tour offered first Saturday of each month May through October at 11 am departs from FHK Gallery, 63 Main Street, Kingston.

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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Wonder Walk

@ Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center

  • September 7, 2024, 11:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center is open Mon-Fri from 9am - 4pm and Sat-Sun from 10am - 4pm.

"It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility" - Rachel Carson. Join us for a 1-mile walk in the Pine Bush. We will use our senses to explore the big and the small, the living and non-living and the seasonal surprises around us. We will use Rachel Carson as inspiration, taking in everything around us, searching for a sense of wonder.

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LaGrange Wappinger Creek Greenway Trail Walk

@ LaGrange, NY

  • September 7, 2024, 1:00PM

Enjoy a walk in a serene woodland setting on a beautiful nature trail that winds for over a mile along the banks of the Wappinger Creek under a canopy or sycamore. oak, maple, hickory, cottonwood, and other trees. Park at the Sleight Plass Rd. trail entrance and meet your guides by the sign "Wappinger Creek Greenway Trail".

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Create and Take Bath/Facial Loofah

@ Learn to make your own facial and bath loofah

  • September 7, 2024, 2:00PM

Discover the art of loofah-making at Clover Brooke Farm! Join our Make Your Own Loofah Class and experience the benefits of alpaca fiber on your skin. Craft your own personalized loofah using our handmade moisturizing soaps. Hypoallergenic, sustainable, and green. Reserve your spot today! BOOK NOW Introducing the ‘Create and Take’ home your own Loofahs at Clover Brooke Farm! Are you ready to embark on a unique and hands-on experience? Join us for a delightful journey into the world of loofah-making, where you'll discover the wonders of alpaca fiber and its incredible benefits for your skin. Crafting high - quality handmade loofah soaps At Clover Brooke Farm, we take pride in crafting high-quality, handmade moisturizing soaps that nourish and pamper your skin. Now, we're excited to share our passion with you through our Make Your Own Loofah Class. Why choose alpaca fiber, you ask? Well, not only is it hypoallergenic, but it's also a sustainable and green alternative. By using alpaca fiber, you'll be treating your skin to a gentle exfoliation that leaves it feeling soft, smooth, and rejuvenated. Create two 5oz or four 1.oz facial loofahs During our class, you'll have the opportunity to handpick two 5oz bar loofahs OR four 1.5oz facial cube loofahs. Our infamous loofahs are the perfect blend luxury allowing your to create your own masterpiece.from our assortment of luxurious, handcrafted moisturizing soaps. With their natural ingredients and delightful scents, they'll make your bathing experience truly indulgent. Under the guidance of our expert instructor, you'll learn the art of loofah-making from scratch. Craft using the finest alpaca fibers From selecting the perfect alpaca fibers to creating your own unique designs, you'll gain the skills needed to craft your very own personalized loofah. Not only will you leave with a beautiful and effective loofah, but you'll also take home a newfound appreciation for the benefits of alpaca fiber and sustainable skincare practices. Perfect Gift Looking for an unusual and trendsetting gift for the person who has it all? This fun activity offers it all- from choosing from four different scents, using soft luscious alpaca fiber and choosing that color that compliments your artistic vision, sets this gifting possibility as a ‘one of a kind’. Join us at Clover Brooke Farm for a day of creativity, relaxation, and learning. Escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in the world of handmade skincare. Reserve your spot in our Make Your Own Loofah Class today and treat yourself to a truly unforgettable experience.

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Tales of the Hudson Valley

@ Stony Point Battlefield

  • September 7, 2024, 2:00PM

Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk accompanied by musician Steve Kelman will delight audiences of all ages with 18th and 19th century stories focusing on the legends and lore of the Hudson Valley. Jonathan's presentation will both entertain and educate visitors about our local heritage. Audience seating begins 1:45pm.

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Pride of the Hudson Narrated Sightseeing Cruise

@ Dock, 4 Washington Street, Newburgh

  • September 7, 1924, 1:00PM, must be aboard by 12:45pm
  • August 31, 2024, 1:00PM, must be aboard by 12:45pm
  • August 31, 2024, 4:00PM, must be aboard by 3:45pm
  • September 1, 2024, 1:00PM, must be aboard by 12:45pm
  • September 1, 2024, 4:00PM, must be aboard by 3:45pm
  • September 4, 2024, 1:00PM, must be aboard by 12:45pm
  • September 5, 2024, 2:30PM, must be aboard by 2:15pm
  • September 6, 2024, 1:00PM, must be aboard by 12:45pm
  • September 7, 2024, 4:00PM, must be aboard by 3:45PM
  • September 8, 2024, 1:00PM, must be aboard by 12:45pm
  • September 11, 2024, 1:00PM, must be aboard by 12:45pm
  • September 12, 2024, 2:30PM, must be aboard by 2:15pm
  • September 13, 2024, 1:00PM, must be aboard by 12:45pm
  • September 14, 2024, 3:00PM, must be aboard by 2:45pm
  • September 17, 2024, 2:30PM, must be aboard by 2:15pm
  • September 18, 2024, 1:00PM, must be aboard by 12:45pm
  • September 19, 2024, 12:00PM, must be aboard by 11:45am
  • September 20, 2024, 1:00PM, must be aboard by 12:45pm
  • September 21, 2024, 11:00AM, must be aboard by 10:45am
  • September 21, 2024, 2:30PM, must be aboard by 2:15pm
  • September 22, 2024, 1:00PM, must be aboard by 12:45pm

Detailed Times/Hours: Must check our website www.prideofthehudson.com to view calendar for any new dates and times

Join us aboard the Pride of the Hudson for a Cruise through the majestic Hudson Highlands! Bask in the open air on the spacious sundeck or enjoy the comfort of our climate controlled main salon featuring huge wrap-around windows. Our friendly and professional crew will respond to all of your needs. Your adventure will begin at dock 4 Washington Street, Newburgh, NY. Your Captain will present a narration of the sights along the way, including: Washington's Headquarters, Mount Beacon, Bannerman Island, Breakneck Mountain, Cold Spring, World's End, Constitution Island & the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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Birds Take Flight

@ Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center

  • September 8, 2024, 7:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center is open Mon-Fri from 9am - 4pm and Sat-Sun from 10am - 4pm.

The breeding season has come to a close, and migratory birds are beginning to depart for warmer climates. Come join us for a morning bird walk to see who's passing through the Pine Bush on their way south, and who is sticking around for the winter.

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Looking at Nature: Master Naturalist's Tour for Varied Mobility Level

@ Innisfree Garden

  • September 8, 2024, 8:30AM

Explore Innisfree with Adrienne Popko, a certified New York Master Naturalist of Distinction. Explore and discuss the surrounding natural environment, including birds and various insects, the role of native plants; invasive plants and ways to combat them, and more. This tour (route, terrain, and parking location) is designed for individuals with both full and limited mobility. Adrienne uses a walker with wheels. If you have specific questions about accessibility, please contact our landscape curator, Kate Kerin, who developed this program with Adrienne: khkerin@innisfreegarden.org. Local resident Adrienne Popko is an active volunteer for many nature-related nonprofits including New York Master Naturalists, Lower Hudson PRISM, Wildwoods Restoration Project, the Dutchess Land Conservancy, Sisters Hill Farm, and was long associated with various birding groups.

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Build a Live Edge Table

@ The Hudson River Maritime Museum's Wooden Boat School

  • September 8, 2024, 10:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Sun., Sept. 8, 10 AM to 5 PM

"Live edge" furniture pieces retain the wood's original shape and natural appearance. In this class, you'll get the chance to create your own live edge coffee table from start to finish. Each student will get to pick a flitch of locally harvested hardwood, then use draw knives, sanders, and other hand tools to remove any bark and smooth the live edge. Students will cut their piece to custom dimensions followed by planing and smoothing. Finally, a set of legs will be attached. Each student will leave with their own coffee table ready for application with their choice of finish.

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Historic Piermont Walking Tour: From Pangaea to Paper—Featuring the NY & Erie RR

@ Behind Confetti’s Restaurant

  • September 8, 2024, 10:00AM, Ends at 2PM. Arrive 15 minutes early

Join Richard Esnard of the Piermont Historical Society -- walk through early 19th century Bogertown and then onto Piermont’s pier. Enjoy exceptional river views while learning about this scenic village and its critical geological history, the Revolution, World War II, and how the railroad impacted the village and the nation. Return to the parking area via Flywheel Park to learn about Piermont’s Papermill. — Take a tour at Piermont’s 1883 Landmark RR Station Museum at 50 Ash Street located on the scenic Erie Path overlooking the Hudson River. [open from 1 to 4 PM]. Hikers can access via the Erie Path. Motorized visitors park on site. [details in entries 9/8 and 9/22] — Piermont’s Farmer’s Market is located in Flywheel Park from 10 AM to 3 PM.

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Lyndhurst Landscape Ramble

@ Lyndhurst

  • September 1, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 8, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 22, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 29, 2024, 10:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Open daily 9:30 - 5 pm

This two-hour, two-mile ramble offers a complete overview of Lyndhurst’s historic landscape. This 67-acre Lower Westchester site reflects 180 years of grand estate living on the Hudson River. Visitors will stroll past specimen trees, including the majestic lindens for which the property was named, then walk through the Lord & Burnham greenhouse frame, rose and fern gardens, and enter the ruined swimming pool building. Walk along restored pathways to historic rockeries with spectacular views of the Hudson River. The tour culminates inside the 1894 bowling pavilion with an exhibit dedicated to two women philanthropists.

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Kayaking & Walking Tour at Muchattoes Lake

@ Muchattoes Lake, Newburgh, NY

  • September 8, 2024, 11:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 30-minute Kayaking Sessions. Creekside 1-mile Walking Tour at 1:00 p.m. The walk lasts approximately one hour.

Join the Quassaick Creek Watershed Alliance and the Newburgh Waterways Center along with other community partners for a day of play along the waterway! Discover Quassaick Creek with a paddle on Muchattoes Lake with experienced kayaking guides or tour the creek on a guided 1-hour informative walk, making brief stops to review its vast history. The guided 1-mile hike is easy difficulty as most are on even terrain and walking trails. The paddle and walk are part of Quassaick Creek Fest 2024 – celebrating community, art, ecology, food, music, and more along the creek. FREE event. All are welcome.

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President's Tour of Untermyer Gardens

@ Untermyer Park & Gardens

  • September 8, 2024, 11:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Open Daily 9 AM until one hour before sunset, 7 days a week, free admission.

Stephen F. Byrns, who is an architect and the founder and President of the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy leads this monthly tour. He is a fount of in-depth knowledge on the history of the property, on Samuel Untermyer and his historical milieu, on the architecture, especially the Indo-Persian Walled Garden and on his vision for the future of this Landmark restoration. Please join us near the 945 North Broadway Parking lot for a 90 minute tour of the gardens. Children twelve and under are free. As the tour goes down the steps of the Vista and then back up a woodland path to the Temple of Love, we suggest sturdy shoes. Strollers are not advised for the tours.

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Pruyn House Old Fashioned Sunday

@ The Pruyn House

  • September 8, 2024, 12:00PM, Ends at 4:00pm

Detailed Times/Hours: Event starts at noon and ends at 4:00pm. Free. Open to the public. Tours happen daily on the hour.

Join us from Noon to 4:00 pm at the Pruyn House, the historic home of Casparus Pruyn and Cultural Center for the Town of Colonie, for an Old Fashioned Sunday. This free event features “old tyme” demonstrations of blacksmithing, tin smithing, sheep shearing, weaving, honey extraction, and more! Vendor booths featuring jams, maple syrup, crafts, and honey, will be in and around the 1850 Buhrmaster Barn. Children will be entertained by Phyllis Chapman, the “school marm,” telling stories in an original one-room schoolhouse; old-fashioned games; a magician; and a wizard. The House, Carriage House and the Tool Museum will be open for tours hosted by costumed docents. Music by the Colonie Town Bands and the Tri-County Banjo Band. Come and join us for this festive fall event!

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Guided Tour of the D&H Canal Five Lock Walk

@ D&H Canal Museum and Mid-Hudson Visitor Center

  • September 8, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 22, 2024, 2:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: The Museum is open 7 days 10am-5pm.

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 1850 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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Museum Tour of the Copake Iron Works HIstoric Site and Ride on the Pomeroy Family Railroad

@ Copake Iron Works Historic Site

  • August 31, 2024, 2:00PM, Open 2pm to 4pm
  • September 1, 2024, 2:00PM, Open 2pm to 4pm
  • September 6, 2024, 2:00PM, Open 2pm to 4pm
  • September 7, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 8, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 13, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 14, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 15, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 20, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 21, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 22, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 27, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 28, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 29, 2024, 2:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: The Copake Iron Works Museum and Pomeroy Family Railroad are open Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays through mid-October. The Visitor Center and Historic Site are open for self-guided tours year-round during daylight hours.

Tour the Copake Iron Works National Heritage Area Site which includes the largest intact grouping of buildings and structures in the northeast iron district. Ride the Pomeroy Family Railroad to into the heart of the Iron Works.

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Hudson Valley Ramble Tour at The Octagon House

@ Irvington, New York United States

  • September 8, 2024, 2:30PM
  • September 15, 2024, 2:30PM
  • September 29, 2024, 2:30PM

Detailed Times/Hours: Thursday through Monday 10:00am–4:00pm Tours by appointment only, reservations are made online

Visit the only known residence built in the form of a domed, ancient classical temple. Created as a whimsical summer retreat in 1872 by tea-importer Joseph Stiner, this National Historic Landmark's shape was based on the theories of Orson Squire Fowler, a phrenologist, who believed octagonal houses enclosed more space, allowed the sun in at all times, and permitted more views into the landscape. This lyrical home retains its magnificent ornamentation and furnishings and the only remaining Egyptian Revival Room in America with its original decoration and furniture. The 1-hour tour is conducted by highly trained docents and includes the three principal floors of the house.

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Rondout Lighthouse Tour

@ Hudson River Maritime Museum

  • September 1, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 1, 2024, 2:30PM
  • September 5, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 5, 2024, 2:30PM
  • September 6, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 6, 2024, 2:30PM
  • September 7, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 7, 2024, 2:30PM
  • September 8, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 8, 2024, 2:30PM
  • September 12, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 12, 2024, 2:30PM
  • September 13, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 13, 2024, 2:30PM
  • September 14, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 14, 2024, 2:30PM
  • September 15, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 15, 2024, 2:30PM
  • September 19, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 19, 2024, 2:30PM
  • September 20, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 20, 2024, 2:30PM
  • September 21, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 21, 2024, 2:30PM
  • September 22, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 22, 2024, 2:30PM
  • September 26, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 26, 2024, 2:30PM
  • September 27, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 27, 2024, 2:30PM
  • September 28, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 28, 2024, 2:30PM
  • September 29, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 29, 2024, 2:30PM

Visit the Rondout Lighthouse Aboard Solaris: a 100% Solar Powered Boat Built by the Hudson River Maritime Museum Take a guided tour of the historic Rondout Lighthouse. Built in 1915, the lighthouse is one of only seven remaining on the Hudson River. Led by our experienced and knowledgeable tour guides, you will learn about the history of the lighthouse, its keepers, and tour the historic interior, including an optional climb all the way to the top of the tower and out onto the observation deck! Enjoy stunning views of the Hudson River, including the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge and, on a clear day, the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse. The Rondout Lighthouse is only accessible for tours through the Hudson River Maritime Museum. This tour leaves from our dock at 50 Rondout Landing in Kingston, NY. For the tours to the lighthouse that leave from Rhinecliff, please sign-up for our 'Rhinecliff Rondout Lighthouse Tours'

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Ten Broeck Mansion Tours

@ Ten Broeck Mansion

  • August 31, 2024, 1:00PM
  • August 31, 2024, 2:00PM
  • August 31, 2024, 3:00PM
  • September 5, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 5, 2024, 11:00AM
  • September 5, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 5, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 6, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 6, 2024, 11:00AM
  • September 6, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 6, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 7, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 7, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 7, 2024, 3:00PM
  • September 12, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 12, 2024, 11:00AM
  • September 12, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 12, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 13, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 13, 2024, 11:00AM
  • September 13, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 13, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 14, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 14, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 14, 2024, 3:00PM
  • September 19, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 19, 2024, 11:00AM
  • September 19, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 19, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 20, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 20, 2024, 11:00AM
  • September 20, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 20, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 21, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 21, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 21, 2024, 3:00PM
  • September 26, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 26, 2024, 11:00AM
  • September 26, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 26, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 27, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 27, 2024, 11:00AM
  • September 27, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 27, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 28, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 28, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 28, 2024, 3:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: Tours are Thursday through Saturday weekly in September. Thursday tours run at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, and 1 pm (special focus: enslaved and servants tour) Friday tours run at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, and 1 pm (special focus: Health and wellness tour) Saturday tours run at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm. We recommend registering in advance via our website to guarantee your tour time. We accommodate walk-in visitors whenever possible but cannot guarantee a place on tour if it is filled.

Step into history at one of the Upper Hudson Valley's finest historic house museums and gardens. New feature exhibits for 2024: Age of Innovation. Learn how changing ideas and technology - from new art forms to new ways of living - transformed New York, the Empire State. Learn about the lives of Ten Broecks (of Dutch heritage) and Olcotts (of Quaker background), plus African Americans and immigrant servants' lives. Learn about the life of an African American abolitionist, one of the longest residents in the Ten Broeck Mansion. We suggest you take an additional 20-30 minutes to explore our extensive gardens on your own with self-guided tours and browse our museum shop, which features local artists from the Albany area.

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Sunset Hike at Rockwood Hall

@ Rockwood Hall

  • September 12, 2024, 5:45PM

Join Melissa for a 2-mile hike and witness the spectacular view of the sun setting over the Hudson and the Tappan Zee Bridge. Leashed dogs are welcome. Please bring water to drink and wear comfortable closed-toed shoes.

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Open L8 Historian Talk: Mourning Artifacts

@ Hart Cluett Museum

  • September 12, 2024, 6:00PM, Museum Open 12-8pm, Historian Talk 6-7pm

Detailed Times/Hours: Hart Cluett Museum and Research Library Hours: Thursdays 12-8pm, Fridays 12-5pm, and Saturdays 12-5pm Research Library By Appointment Only Open L8 'Til 8 Thursdays! Historian Talk 6-7pm in the Meeting Room Admission to the Museum and Talk is pay what you wish, $10 suggested

September 12: Mourning Artifacts Talk, 6pm Presentation of pieces from the Hart Cluett’s collection that offer a glimpse into the mourning practices of the past. Visit hartcluett.org/events for more information on this and other programs! Museum Galleries and Research Library are open 12-8pm. Research Library available by appointment only.

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The River People: Historic Lenape Lifeways with Justin Wexler

@ Hudson River Maritime Museum

  • September 12, 2024, 6:30PM
  • September 26, 2024, 6:30PM

For countless generations, the Lenape People relied on the Hudson River and its tributaries for their survival. Drift with us into the past on a tour led by ethnoecologist Justin Wexler to learn about the day to day life of local native peoples five centuries ago. Justin Wexler of Wild Hudson Valley is an independent scholar who has studied Hudson Valley indigenous culture, languages, and history for over twenty years. He regularly works with members of their displaced federally-recognized communities, hosting tribe members on visits to their ancestral homeland and helping to connect the past with the present.

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History of the Northgate/Cornish Estate Ruins

@ Putnam History Museum

  • September 12, 2024, 7:00PM, In-person and Zoom

Detailed Times/Hours: PHM is open Wed-Sun 10 am - 4 pm

Long-time Hudson Valley resident Thom Johnson will share with guests the history of the Northgate or Cornish Estate Ruins located in the Hudson Highlands State Park.

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Hybrid Lecture: The Cornish Estate

@ Putnam History Museum and Zoom

  • September 12, 2024, 7:00PM

Join the Putnam History Museum and speaker Thom Johnson on a deep dive into the history of the ruins known as Northgate or the Cornish Estate! Expert Thom Johnson will discuss his efforts to preserve and uncover the past of this location that has mystified hikers for decades.

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Brinton Brook Audubon Hike

@ Brinton Brook Audubon Sanctuary

  • September 14, 2024, 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. Rain or shine. Please note: no restrooms on property.

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Fall Family Fun at Hurds Family Farm

@ Hurds Family Farm

  • September 14, 2024, 9:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Open Saturdays and Sundays 9am - 5pm and Activities 10am - 4pm

Plant the Memories, Harvest the Fun at our 7th-generation family-run pick-your-own apple farm with a pumpkin orchard and are just minutes from the thruway about 1.5 hours north of NYC. Our apple orchard has 24 different varieties of apples that are ready to pick from August through November. There are over 35 activities to keep the whole family engaged, including a hayride, bounce pillow, mini zipline, cow train, and bin train ride, to name a few. In 2023, we added golf cart adventure tours guided by one of our charismatic team members for a unique, unforgettable farm experience you don't want to miss. Everyone loves to explore our 120-acre apple farm with many nature trails and PYO Pollinator paths. Families can easily spend an entire day making memories while picking apples and pumpkins. Warm up or cool off with one of our hand-crafted cocktails or local adult beverages at the bar in the barn. Our cafe supports local farms and NY small businesses by using their ingredients in our family recipes. People can't wait for our freshmade apple cider donuts at the fall festivals, so make sure to try a hot one! Our barn market is filled with lots of local NY Hudson Valley treats, including honey, syrup, jams, and apple butter. The fall is the most popular time of year to visit the farm, with crisp autumn air and colorful leaves. We look forward to seeing you at the farm and being part of your amazing memories.

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Harvest Craft Fair

@ Shaker Heritage Society

  • September 14, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 15, 2024, 10:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Open from 10am - 4pm.

Join us at America's first Shaker Settlement for our annual Harvest Craft Fair! There will be over 65 artisans there! Also, we will have family activities, live music, craft demonstrations, specialty tours, delicious food, a petting zoo, and sheep shearing! There is tons to do for the whole family. Parking is free and admission is donation based. Proceeds benefit the Shaker Heritage Society and our mission to revitalize this historic land.

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Harvest Hunt "A Day in the Life in 1901" at Locust Grove

@ Locust Grove Estate

  • September 7, 2024, 10:00AM, Every Saturday and Sunday in September and October
  • September 8, 2024, 10:00AM, Every Saturday and Sunday in September and October
  • September 14, 2024, 10:00AM, Every Saturday and Sunday in September and October
  • September 15, 2024, 10:00AM, Every Saturday and Sunday in September and October
  • September 21, 2024, 10:00AM, Every Saturday and Sunday in September and October
  • September 22, 2024, 10:00AM, Every Saturday and Sunday in September and October
  • September 28, 2024, 10:00AM, Every Saturday and Sunday in September and October
  • September 29, 2024, 10:00AM, Every Saturday and Sunday in September and October

Detailed Times/Hours: Every Saturday and Sunday in September and October! Tickets are $10/person, Kids under 4 are FREE. We recommend purchasing online. The event starts at 10 AM and is self-guided, arrive anytime and stay as long as you wish until 4 PM.

Harvest Hunt is a self-guided outdoor scavenger hunt among the painted leaves and last blooms of summer for decorated pumpkins that tell the story of "A Day in the Life at Locust Grove in 1901!" Maps in hand, kids and caregivers will delight in the decorated pumpkins and educational signage with historic photos, maps, and information about the people who lived and worked here, the trees and flowers that grew here, and the animals, both domesticated and wild that contributed to the estate's rich history. Imagine a pumpkin rooster, fawn, Carriage Driver, Carriage, Cook, and more!

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History of Rockwood Hall

@ Rockwood Hall

  • September 14, 2024, 10:00AM

Join Rockwood docent, David Teich, on an adventure into the past as we explore the remains of Rockwood Hall and its rich history dating back to prehistoric times. Former estate of William A. Rockefeller Jr., this site boasts scenic views overlooking the Hudson, lush forests, and remnants of 19th century luxuries. The hike is about 2 miles roundtrip; leashed dogs are welcome.

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Innisfree Garden's Mid-Autumn Festival and Community Day

@ Innisfree Garden

  • September 14, 2024, 10:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Open 10 am to 11 pm for the day.

Visit Innisfree for Mid-Autumn Festival and Community Day with free admission for Northeast Dutchess and Pleasant Valley residents. We will have an artist-led paper lantern making, a storyteller sharing traditional Chinese folktales, as well as a moon-inspired Qigong class. We will also be open in the evening from 5:30 pm to 11 pm for a Golden Hour Picnic, and Moon and Stars Viewing.

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Innisfree Garden's Moon-Inspired Qigong

@ Innisfree Garden

  • September 14, 2024, 10:00AM

In the ancient, mindful movement practice of Qigong, the moon represents peace, clarity, and inner light. It’s believed that practicing Qigong in the light of a full moon (even nearly full) is an especially powerful way to build “qi” or vital energy. Cris Caivano will teach three graceful and relaxing Qigong exercises inspired by the moon, perfect for Innisfree’s Mid-Autumn Festival and Moon Viewing. Qigong is a traditional Chinese mind-body-spirit health practice that has evolved over more than four millennia. The flowing, unforced exercises of Qigong are based on observations of how water, plants, and animals move. Long a professional dancer and choreographer, local resident Cris Caivano is a movement therapist, qigong and dance educator, and writer. This all-ages program is beginner friendly. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and clothing that allows for easy movement.

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Mt. Holly Preserve Hike with Optional Nature Meditation

@ Mount Holly Preserve

  • September 14, 2024, 10:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Event will be from 10am - 12pm.

Mt. Holly Preserve Hike with Optional Nature Meditation in Katonah. Discover this small gem of a preserve tucked away from it all in Northern Westchester. This 1 1/2 mile, moderate hike will be led by the preserve steward and Lewisboro Land Trust (LLT) board member, Paul Collura, who has made many improvements to the trails since the preserve was acquired by LLT from The Nature Conservancy in 2020. An optional guided nature meditation will take place at the end of the hike in a woodland clearing created by a local Eagle Scout.

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Historic Tallman Mountain State Park Hike

@ Tallman Mountain State Park

  • September 14, 2024, 10:30AM

We will hike through the historical Tallman Mountain State Park and learn its interesting history as a former oil tank farm. Then it’s out the Piermont Pier to follow in the footsteps of the 40,000 US Troops per month who marched to the waiting ships to transport them to the Atlantic Theatre during WWII. Finally, we will learn of the historic transformation of Piermont, NY from a blue collar factory town to its present day status.

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Spencer's Regiment Revolutionary War Encampment

@ Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site

  • September 14, 2024, 11:00AM, Ends at 4:00PM

“Spencer’s Additional Regiment” reenactors will conduct camp activities while explaining how they followed Washington’s Continental Army and provided support during the American Revolution. Visit the 18th century military camp to learn about the unit’s start in New Jersey and their presence at Stony Point during the Benedict Arnold/West Point betrayal in 1780.

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Bike the Branches

@ Albany Public Library - Pine Hills Branch

  • September 14, 2024, 11:15AM

Please join us as we bike to 6 out of the 7 Albany Public Library branches, stopping for a poetry reading at each branch. The ride begins and ends at Pine Hills branch and will be followed by refreshments. Stick around afterward for our Albany Unbound book talk at 2pm! The ride is 9 miles and will last about 2 hours. Must be 12 or older to ride. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Bark n' Brew

@ Grafton Lakes State Park- Beach/Center Area

  • September 14, 2024, 12:00PM, to 3

Detailed Times/Hours: The park is open daily from 8am to dusk. There is a $6 entrance fee at this time of the year on Saturdays and Sundays.

This annual event will show you how pet friendly NYS Parks can be for your furry friends, so bring them along! We will have a guided hike to kick off the event, an agility course, assorted animal care vendors, live music, raffle items, and several animal rescue organizations in attendance. A portion of proceeds from vendors as well as all raffle funds will be donated to regional rescue organizations. To boost the funds raised by the event, local crafted beers will be sold as well, so you can even enjoy “a pint for the pooches!” Please join us to show your support for Capitol Region pet pals in need. The event is free with a $6 park entrance fee. Food and beverages and a chance at raffle items are available for an additional charge. Stay tuned for a schedule of events! Sat., Sept 14th, 12-3pm.

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Healing Hudson Art Exhibition by Selva Ozelli

@ Putnam History Museum

  • August 31, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 1, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 4, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 5, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 5, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 6, 2024, 12:00PM
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  • September 11, 2024, 12:00PM
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  • September 13, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 14, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 15, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 18, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 19, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 20, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 21, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 22, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 25, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 26, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 27, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 28, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 29, 2024, 12:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: This exhibition will be on view for the entire month of the HRV Ramble during the museum's open hours. Wed-Sun, 12 pm - 4 pm.

“Healing Hudson,” by Selva Ozelli, explores the Hudson Valley’s importance in sparking the environmental movement in the U.S., which took off worldwide. The art on display features Darter Fish, which live in highly oxygenated fresh waters and received their name for their tendency to move in short bursts of motion. They are highlighted as an endangered species that once darted around the Hudson watershed, that the artist imagines may one day return to their home. Selva Ozelli is an environmentalist who expresses this sentiment as an artist, writer and lawyer. She is an award winning artist whose paintings have been acknowledged in 19 international art contests and exhibited in over 100 art shows by numerous museums, the United Nations, ministries and NGOs across the world.

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John D. McKean Fireboat Preservation Project

@ Panco's Stony Point Boat Dock

  • September 14, 2024, 12:00PM
    • Rain Date: September 15, 2024, 12:00AM
  • September 21, 2024, 12:00PM
    • Rain Date: September 22, 2024, 12:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: 12:00 - 5:00 pm.

The Fireboat John D. McKean played a critical role in the maritime evacuation from Manhattan Island following the World Trade Center attacks of 2001. With remarkable resourcefulness and ingenuity, mariners aboard an array of different vessels, including Fireboat John D. McKean, saved an untold number of lives and transported nearly half a million otherwise stranded people off the island in an entirely unplanned evacuation. This was the largest-ever boat lift in history, moving more people, more quickly than even the world-famous evacuation by the “Little Ships of Dunkirk” in 1940. The vessels’ crews that day displayed not only compassion, but also creative problem-solving and community solidarity, using the tools, skills, and ingenuity at their disposal to turn a deadly, chaotic situation into an efficient and successful rescue operation. On that day, McKean’s FDNY Marine Division crew first used the vessel’s massive deck capacity to transport people, many seriously injured, from the debris clouds to safer shores in New Jersey. Then, after watching the collapse of the second tower that killed so many fellow firefighters, they returned to the site to stretch hose lines and pump Hudson River water—the saltwater that would become the only firefighting water available once all hydrants got buried in the rubble. Recognizing the role that Fireboat John D. McKean played in this landmark boat lift is critical to ensuring that we, and future generations, never forget all the heroic rescue efforts of that day—even those made on the water. Preserving this physical treasure—an emblem of our history—will allow people to set foot on the same steel as those who took brave and selfless action to help others in the face of unthinkable horror. We owe our children the chance to walk, literally, in these mariners’ footsteps—to help them remember that each of us has the capacity to choose generosity and goodness amid disaster. Future generations, too easily removed from the awful stories of that day, need this vessel as evidence of the compassion, solidarity, and humanity that invariably rises up in the face of terror.

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Walden Monument Walking Tour

@ Jacob T Walden House

  • September 14, 2024, 12:00PM

Join members of the Historical Society of Walden and the Wallkill Valley for The Walden Monument Walking Tour and learn the history of this Hudson Valley village as told through its many monuments. The Tour begins at the Jacob T. Walden House, 34 N. Montgomery St. (Rte 52 W) in Walden with a slide program about the Village monuments.

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Westmoreland Sanctuary Animal Kingdoms Program + Guided Nature Hike

@ Westmoreland Sanctuary

  • September 14, 2024, 12:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: Westmoreland is open, staffed and free 7 days a week, 9-5. We are always happy to welcome visitors to the museum, grounds and hiking trails.

Visit Westmoreland Sanctuary for a 1-hour animal program followed by a 1-hour, 1-mile guided hike. Meet the Westmoreland animal ambassadors and learn about the different animal groups. Learn about and interact with insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. The more you learn about these animals, the more you learn about the natural world around us. The group will then take a short hike in the Sanctuary to learn about nature in the summer, forest and pond ecology, Westchester history, and native plants and animals. Other features at Westmoreland Sanctuary include a terrace garden with a small pond and children's playhouse, picnic area, live animals and exhibits within the museum and 8.5 miles of hiking trails. We hope to see you there!

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Wilderstein Guided Tours

@ 330 Morton Road

  • August 31, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 7, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 14, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 21, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 28, 2024, 12:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: Tours start on the hour at noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

With its exquisite Queen Anne mansion and Calvert Vaux designed landscape, Wilderstein is widely regarded as the Hudson Valley's most important example of Victorian architecture. The estate was the home of Margaret (Daisy) Suckley, a distant cousin and confidante of Franklin Roosevelt. Visit www.wilderstein.org for more information.

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Exploring the Canals of Cohoes

@ Cohoes Visitor Center

  • September 14, 2024, 1:00PM

Cohoes began its rise to industrial prominence as a canal town. The Erie and Champlain Canals traversed Cohoes, and this network of waterways, along with abundant waterpower, made Cohoes a leader in the Industrial Revolution. On this tour, you will travel old canal towpaths where mules pulling barges once trod, see 170 year old limestone locks built by hand, and learn the history of this 19th century technological achievement. You will find out about the different routes the canal took through Cohoes over time, hear stories of life in a lively canal town, and learn how transportation and power canals and the Cohoes Falls led to the growth of the Harmony Mills and other industries in Cohoes. The walk will begin and end at the Cohoes Visitor Center.

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Llamaste Yoga and Lavender Loofahs

@ Clover Brooke Farm, Hyde Park, NY

  • September 13, 2024, 5:30AM
  • September 14, 2024, 1:00PM

Llamaste Yoga and Lavender Loofahs at the Farm Join us for a fun session of Outdoor Yoga, alongside Clover Brooke Farm's friendly Llamas and alpacas, with Yoga instructor Virginia Bocchicchio.Followed by a hands on class creating your own Lavender Loofah by Andrea Parent-Tibbetts. Clover Brooke Farm is located in Hyde Park, NY (not in Pawling NY). No worries if you're new to Yoga. We welcome you to experience a session that covers yoga essentials and is geared toward beginners, but all levels are welcome. Blended with this is a 'one of a kind' Lavender Experience, creating your very own loofah to enjoy at home. Virgina Bocchicchio has been practicing Yoga for 20 years and teaching since 2007 in The Hudson Valley and Brooklyn, NY. Her teachings develop balance and stability through energetic opposites, along with careful alignment principles, assist in developing strength, steadiness and ease in any yoga practice. Andrea Parent-Tibbetts is the owner of Clover Brooke Farm, known for their premier Llama/Alpaca Hikes and Small Animal Fiber Farming Experiences through Airbnb. She has been a Fiber Artist for over 20 years, raising fiber animals since 2010. She is often seen teaching classes on the farm (and within the Community) on Handcrafted Goat Milk Soap, Wet and Needle Felting, Hand Spinning and other aspects of Fiber Art.

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Science on the River...at Norrie Point

@ Norrie Point Environmental Center, Staatsburg NY 12580

  • September 14, 2024, 1:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: Saturday, September 14, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Come check out the Hudson River at Norrie Point! "Science on the River" is our open house, where you can check out live animals, drag a net through the shallow water, pick up a rod and reel to go fishing, paddle a canoe, and explore the research and restoration of the Hudson with lots of guest scientists and experts. Enjoy an Arm of the Sea Theater performance. The event is family friendly, and there's even a kid's room for younger river enthusiasts.

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Clermont Grounds and Gardens Tour

@ Clermont State Historic Site

  • September 14, 2024, 2:00PM
    • Rain Date: September 21, 2024, 2:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: Saturday, September 14, 2024 Rain date: Saturday, September 21, 2024 2:00pm Meet at the Visitor Center Join us for a tour of Clermont’s formal gardens. Walk with one of our experienced tour guides and learn the history of the land. From woods to farmland to manicured lawns, Clermont’s landscape has changed with each generation. This tour includes gentle inclines on uneven surfaces. Please wear comfortable footwear and dress for the weather.

Join us for a tour of Clermont’s formal gardens. Walk with one of our experienced tour guides and learn the history of the land. From woods to farmland to manicured lawns, Clermont’s landscape has changed with each generation. This tour includes gentle inclines on uneven surfaces. Please wear comfortable footwear and dress for the weather. This event is free. Mansion Tours will be available before and after the walk for a fee. Adult tickets for the mansion tour are $10, students and seniors are $8.

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Tasting on the Hudson

@ Hudson Crossing Park

  • September 14, 2024, 3:00PM, This event is for ages 21 and up

The Schuylerville Lions Club is teaming up with Hudson Crossing Park to present the Tasting on the Hudson. Tasting on the Hudson returns this year even bigger and better with more tents and different layout at Hudson Crossing Park. Our event features local restaurants and food vendors hosting booths offering savory samples of their fare paired with booths offering wine, beer, spirits, and hard cider tastings available from the area's major and boutique distributors. We will be raffling several items donated from businesses in the community as well as a 50/50. All proceeds are used locally to support sight and hearing programs, SAFER (Schuylerville food pantry), diabetes education, volunteer EMS and fire departments, families in need, and school scholarships to only name a few. Cost: $40 (plus fees) in advance, $50 at door Event for adults 21 and over.

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Innisfree Mid-Autumn Festival and Community Day Innisfree at Dusk

@ Innisfree Garden

  • September 14, 2024, 5:30PM

Innisfree is staying open late for our Mid-Autumn Festival and Community Day. From 5:30 pm to 7 pm, take in the sun setting at Innisfree while enjoying a picnic. Prizes will be awarded. We will also have an artist-led paper lantern-making project and an award-winning storyteller onsite to share traditional Chinese folktales. Later that evening, we will have our moon and star viewing with telescopes available if the skies are clear.

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Innisfree Garden's Mid-Autumn Festival and Community Day Moon and Star Viewing

@ Innisfree Garden

  • September 14, 2024, 7:30PM

From 7:30 to 11 pm, Innisfree will be open for Moon & Stars Viewing. Telescopes will be available if the skies are clear, courtesy of our friends from the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association, to provide closer looks at the moon and stars. They will also be able to answer questions about the night sky.

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Cary Institute Forest Ecology Walk

@ Cary East (Gifford House) parking area

  • September 15, 2024, 10:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: This walk will be from 10 am - noon. Cary trails are open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset (internal roadway gates open at 8:30 am) until October 31.

At 10am on Sunday, September 15, join Cary Institute forest ecologist Dr. Charles Canham for an interpretive 2-mile walk along the Wappinger Creek Trail. While exploring our forests, fields, and wetlands, Dr. Canham will discuss how land use has transformed Hudson Valley landscapes. Discover how current forest composition is a reflection of past farming practices, and how the future forest will be influenced by climate change, pests and pathogens, and air pollution. The walk will begin at the Cary East (Gifford House) parking area, located at 2917 Sharon Turnpike (Rt. 44) in Millbrook, N.Y. Wear hiking shoes and bring water; long pants are recommended. Register at http://www.caryinstitute.org/events.

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Cranberry Lake Preserve Hike

@ Meet at the Nature Center

  • September 15, 2024, 10:00AM

Join David Steinberg, author of "Hiking the Road to Ruins" for a comprehensive exploration of all the historic sites with the preserve: dynamite shed site, mysterious stone chamber, quarry, railroad bed, and much more. Uncover the secrets and mysteries hidden in plain sight. Signed copies of his book will be available for purchase.

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Croton Dam & Reservoir Hike

@ Croton Gorge Park

  • September 15, 2024, 10:00AM, 2 miles in 2 hours

Detailed Times/Hours: Walk begins at Croton Gorge Park at 10 am - meet at bathrooms at far end of the parking lots. Additional info @ aqueduct.org/events.

Free (except per car $10 parking fee), easy, 2-mile/2-hour round trip hike along the Old Croton Aqueduct to the top of the beautiful Croton Dam. Meet near the restrooms at the rear (south end) of the park. The leader of the hike will discuss the history and construction of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the features of the Croton Dam, the trailhead of the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply fresh water to a thirsty New York City. From Metro-North Hudson Line Croton-Harmon Train Station: 15-minute taxi.

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Dual Lighthouse Solaris Cruise

@ Hudson River Maritime Museum,

  • September 1, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 8, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 15, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 22, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 29, 2024, 10:00AM

Experience stunning views of the Esopus Meadows and Rondout Lighthouses on the Hudson River during this popular two-hour cruise each Sunday morning! Marking the entrance to Rondout Creek (Kingston, NY), the Rondout Lighthouse is a beautiful yellow brick structure. Completed in 1915, it is still a working navigational light. Located off of Black Creek in the Town of Esopus, the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse warned mariners away from the "Esopus Meadows," a shallow marshy area that the lighthouse is named after. Finished in 1871, it is the only wooden lighthouse left on the Hudson River. These are two of the remaining seven lighthouses on the Hudson River. Each has a long history as a beacon of light for mariners and home to lighthouse keepers and their families. Please note: On this sightseeing cruise, Solaris does not stop at either lighthouse. To visit the interior of the Rondout Lighthouse, please register for the Rondout Lighthouse Tour.

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Geology Walk

@ High Falls

  • September 15, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 15, 2024, 10:00AM

Join CLC for a guided geology walk at High Falls!

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Piermont Exploratory

@ Town of Piermont

  • September 15, 2024, 10:00AM

See above.

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Tivoli Bays Educational Canoe Program

@ Tivoli North Bay

  • September 15, 2024, 10:00AM

All gear will be provided and canoe instruction given during introduction. Participants will paddle through a cattail marsh. A naturalist will talk about marsh at rest stops. Bring cameras and binoculars.

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Garden History Tour of Untermyer Gardens: Vegetable Gardens to Temple of Love

@ Untermyer Park & Gardens

  • September 15, 2024, 11:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Open Daily 9 AM until one hour before sunset, 7 days a week, free admission.

This tour covers the Color Garden remnants, the Vegetable Garden and Orchard, the Rhododendron Walk and Ruin Garden, the Carriage Trail to the Circular Fountain and the Temple of Love and Rock and Stream Garden. This route is moderately strenuous and cover a little less than 1 mile and a 182-foot vertical descent and ascent. Throughout the tour, you will learn about the rich history of Untermyer Gardens and walk through the most recently restored areas. The tour will emphasize the estate's world-famous heyday during the Untermyer years, its decline after 1940, and the remarkable restoration efforts that have been ongoing since 2011 to the present day. The tour will also highlight the remarkable architecture of the gardens, with an emphasis on Samuel Untermyer and his wife Minnie, and their place in early 20th century history. You will learn about their contributions to the gardens, which are regarded as some of the most beautiful and intricate in the world.

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Full Moon Hike: "Harvest Moon"

@ Rockefeller State Park Preserve

  • September 16, 2024, 7:00PM

Experience the Preserve after dark! Join Shayla, Hailey, and Dave for a 4-mile hike on carriage roads lit by moonlight. We walk at a brisk pace and there will be hills; some hiking experience is recommended. Leashed dogs are welcome Meet in the Visitor’s Center courtyard. Please bring water, a flashlight or headlamp, and wear comfortable closed-toed shoes. Long pants tucked into your socks are recommended to prevent exposure to ticks and poison ivy. IMPORTANT: We leave promptly at scheduled times. This hike takes place after the park has closed; latecomers will not be able to join after the group has departed. In the event of rain, the hike will be canceled; you will be notified by noon day of.

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People of the Waters That Are Never Still: A Celebration of Mohican Art and Culture

@ The Albany Institute of History and Art

  • September 14, 2024, 10:00AM, Exhibition Runs from September 14, 2024 - January 2, 2025
  • September 15, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 18, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 19, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 20, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 21, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 22, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 25, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 26, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 27, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 28, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 29, 2024, 10:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: This exhibit is open from September 14, 2024, to December 31, 2024.. Monday: Closed Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 10AM–5PM Thursday: 10AM–5PM Friday: 10AM–5PM Saturday: 10AM–5PM Sunday: Noon–5PM

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION The Albany Institute of History & Art (AIHA) is collaborating with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians (the indigenous inhabitants of this region) and contemporary Mohican artist Tamara Aupaumut to develop an exhibition celebrating 400 years of Mohican art, history, and culture. ABOUT THE PROGRAMMING Mohican artist Tamara Aupaumut’s self portrait Programming for this exhibition is multisensory and will span from the museum’s front lawn into the galleries. An ethnobotanical garden composed of Indigenous medicinal plants will be developed in partnership with Misty Cook, an herbalist who has studied the plants of the Stockbridge-Munsee community. That garden will be built in raised beds on the front lawn, welcoming visitors in, and allowing potential patrons to immediately experience exhibition programming for free. And a musical work composed by Mohican/Munsee-Lenape composer Brent Michael Davids will be performed to enrich the visual gallery experience. In 2024, Albany will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Fort Orange, the first permanent Dutch settlement in the area that developed into the present-day city of Albany. AIHA will host a contemporaneous exhibition that uplifts Indigenous curators and artists, giving them space to share their version of the history of this land. Art classes developed by Education staff will further complement the exhibition

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Freedom & Opportunity Immersion Tour

@ Ten Broeck Mansion, Irish American Heritage Museum, and Underground Railroad Education Center

  • September 19, 2024, 2:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: Opportunity & Freedom Immersion Tour Schedule: 2 pm - 3 pm: Irish American Heritage Museum 3:30-4:30 pm: Tour the Ten Broeck Mansion and visit the 4 acres of grounds and gardens - you are welcome to arrive early - bring and enjoy a snack in our gardens before your tour (we practice leave no trace). Our gardens are open from 9:30 am to 4:30, April through October. 5 pm - 6 pm: Underground Railroad Education Center (Myers Residence) Please visit site websites for directions and parking information (printed directions will be provided upon request): Irish American Heritage Museum: www.irish-us.org Ten Broeck Mansion: www.tenbroeckmansion.org Underground Railroad Education Center (Myers Residence): www.undergroundrailroadhistory.org

Immerse yourself in history! Join these special sequential tours, allowing you to visit three of Albany's finest historic sites exploring freedom and opportunity from the 1700s-1800s. Learn about the lives of enslaved persons, and the accomplishments and contributions of free persons of color in Albany. Learn how Albany grew and transformed: the lives of Irish immigrants, reformers and abolitionists, and Albany's important role for freedom-seekers on the underground railroad. Start at 2 pm: Irish American Heritage Museum (until 3:00 pm) Middle: 3:30-4:30 pm Tour the Ten Broeck Mansion and visit the 4 acres of grounds and gardens - you are welcome to arrive early - bring and enjoy a snack in our gardens before your tour (we practice leave no trace). Our gardens are open from 9:30 am to 4:30, April through October. End at 5 pm: Underground Railroad Education Center (Myers Residence - concludes at 6 pm) Important tour information: All visitors will be expected to comply with site regulations and safety practices. please note: historic sites have uneven walkways and historic staircases: walking shoes recommended. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please ensure you leave enough time to travel between sites (about 2 minutes driving or 5-11 minutes walking). Tours start promptly and are held rain or shine. Parking: The Irish American Heritage Museum has paid parking. The Ten Broeck Mansion has ample free parking in an off-street lot, about a 11 minute walk from the Irish American Heritage Museum. The Myers Residence (last stop) is a 5 minute walk from the Ten Broeck Mansion, or limited on-street parking is available. You may park at the Ten Broeck Mansion and walk down to the Irish American Heritage Museum and back (moderate walking ability required - slight uphill walks), but we ask that all tour visitors exit the parking lot after their tour at Ten Broeck Mansion. Please contact Ten Broeck Mansion staff if you have questions: 518-436-9826.

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Third Thursday: The Hudson River Schools of Art and Their Ice Age Origins

@ Visitor Center

  • September 19, 2024, 2:00PM, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Time travel back to Olana’s ice age past! Join geologist Robert Titus for a walking tour showcasing Olana’s artist-designed landscape through science and storytelling. During this program, participants will learn more about the geological history of Olana and the ice age processes that shaped Frederic Church’s masterwork. This tour covers approximately 1.5 miles over unpaved roads, and is not ADA accessible. Tour proceeds rain or shine; please bring your own water, and plan on appropriate dress and footwear.

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Third Thursday: Tunes with a View – Naomi Westwater

@ Olana State Historic Site

  • September 19, 2024, 3:30PM

Detailed Times/Hours: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Drop by for a special free performance by folk musician Naomi Westwater. Bring a picnic and listen to lively tunes as you enjoy Olana’s landscape. Performance will take place outdoors near the Main House; check in at Olana’s Visitor Center for more information day-of.

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Downtown Troy House Tour

@ Hart Cluett Museum

  • September 19, 2024, 4:00PM, 4-7pm, Tour a variety of historic homes throughout historic Downtown Troy

Detailed Times/Hours: Hart Cluett Museum and Research Library Hours: Thursdays 12-8pm, Fridays 12-5pm, and Saturdays 12-5pm Research Library By Appointment Only Downtown Troy House Tour takes you through a variety of historic homes on a route at your own pace, beginning at the Hart Cluett Museum.

This is your chance to get an inside peek at private residences in Downtown Troy! This exclusive self-guided tour will include nine houses not open to the public, as well as the Federal-style Hart-Cluett House, built in 1827. Enjoy an evening exploring Troy's spaces that usually sit behind closed doors, and witness residences that went from studs to stunners! Locations will include interiors used in the filming of HBO's Gilded Age. The Hart Cluett Museum Galleries and Research Library will be open 12-8pm.

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Third Thursday: Tunes with a View - Perry Allen

@ Olana State Historic Site

  • September 19, 2024, 6:00PM

Drop by for a special free performance by Perry Allen and a special jazz trio. Bring a picnic and listen to lively tunes as you watch Olana’s spectacular end-of-summer sunset. Performance will take place outdoors near the Main House; check in at Olana’s Visitor Center for more information day-of.

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Downing Park Annual Fundraiser

@ Downing Park, Newburgh

  • September 20, 2024, 6:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: Support the maintenance and programming of Downing Park in the heart of Newburgh. Enjoy an evening of delicious food and drink in the park, and buy raffle tickets to win prizes from local businesses!

Support the maintenance and programming of Downing Park in the heart of Newburgh. Enjoy an evening of delicious food and drink in the park, and buy raffle tickets to win prizes from local businesses!

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Mappy Hour

@ Putnam History Museum

  • September 20, 2024, 7:00PM

Mappy Hour is back at the Putnam History Museum! Join us for Mappy Hour, Friday, September 20, 7 pm, to view maps from the Revolutionary War to today! PHM Trustees and staff will walk you through a guided viewing of the maps and will be available to answer all your cartographic queries! Enjoy beer, wine, and small bites; with all proceeds from the event benefiting the PHM.

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Walkway @ Night

@ Walkway Over the Hudson- 61 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY and 87 Haviland Rd Highland NY

  • September 20, 2024, 7:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: The event takes place from 7pm-8:30pm and can be accessed from either side of the bridge.

The Friends of the Walkway nonprofit organization is pleased to offer the opportunity to enjoy amazing Hudson Valley views after dark from 212 feet above the Hudson River at Walkway at Night. This is a non-guided walk that can be adjusted for length from 1-3 miles. Our friends from the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association will be on-bridge with telescopes to view the night sky (weather permitting). Reserve your ticket for entry at walkway.org/walkwayatnight. As always, Walkway members are welcome to attend at no cost. Non-members can register for $5. Children 12 and under are free. We can’t wait to see you on the Walkway!

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Roe Jan Ramble Bike Tour

@ 305 Mountain View Rd, Copake, NY 12516

  • September 21, 2024, 7:30AM, Check website for check-in times.

Detailed Times/Hours: We offer 7 routes that vary based on distance and difficulty. Longest routes depart 7:30 AM, with shorter routes departing every hour thereafter. Details and registration at www.roejanramble.org

Join us for the 12th anniversary of the Roe Jan Ramble Bike Tour! It's free to all participants and is sponsored by the towns of Copake, Hillsdale and Ancram, NY on the border of Massachusetts. There are seven routes to choose from (10, 18, 25, 35, 50 miles, 100km/62.5 miles and 100 miles) on quiet country roads in some of the most beautiful scenery of the Hudson Valley & Taconic foothills you've ever seen. While the ride is free, we encourage donations to support the Harlem Valley Rail Trail in Taconic State Park.

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Apple Harvest Extravaganza at Hurds Family Farm

@ Hurds Family Farm

  • September 21, 2024, 9:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Open Saturdays and Sundays 9am - 5pm and Activities 10am - 4pm

Celebrate Autumn at our 7th-generation family-run pick-your-own apple farm with a pumpkin orchard and are just minutes from the thruway about 1.5 hours north of NYC. Our apple orchard has 24 different varieties of apples that are ready to pick from August through November. There are over 35 activities to keep the whole family engaged, including a hayride, bounce pillow, mini zipline, cow train, and bin train ride, to name a few. In 2023, we added golf cart adventure tours guided by one of our charismatic team members for a unique, unforgettable farm experience you don't want to miss. Everyone loves to explore our 120-acre apple farm with many nature trails and PYO Pollinator paths. Families can easily spend an entire day making memories while picking apples and pumpkins. Warm up or cool off with one of our hand-crafted cocktails or local adult beverages at the bar in the barn. Our cafe supports local farms and NY small businesses by using their ingredients in our family recipes. People can't wait for our freshmade apple cider donuts at the fall festivals, so make sure to try a hot one! Our barn market is filled with lots of local NY Hudson Valley treats, including honey, syrup, jams, and apple butter. The fall is the most popular time of year to visit the farm, with crisp autumn air and colorful leaves. We look forward to seeing you at the farm and being part of your amazing memories.

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Nature and History Walk Around Louisa Pond

@ Louisa Pond - Shaupeneak Ridge Park

  • September 21, 2024, 9:00AM, If you are meeting us at the Louisa Pond parking area be there by 9:30 AM

Detailed Times/Hours: This event will be in coordination with the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County. There will be free transportation from the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County leaving at 9 AM. You will have to register with the YMCA at https://ymcaulster.org Otherwise, register with the walk leader by emailing michael@catskillcountrywalks.com, then you can meet us at the Louisa Pond parking area by 9:30 AM

This will be a walk around Louisa Pond. We will visit the interpretive display about Sojourner Truth, who crossed this area when she freed herself from enslavement. The area is rich in native plants and wildlife. We'll see signs of wildlife and we will identify some interesting plants. The pond itself is beautiful to see and hosts frogs, beaver, and many other critters. There are also many birds to see and hear. Louisa Pond is part of the Shaupeneak Ridge Park. Shaupeneak Ridge is protected by Scenic Hudson and is maintained in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the West Esopus Landowners Association. The walk is free and part of the Speak to the Earth series. You can learn more about Speak to the Earth at https://speaktotheearth.org. It is offered in partnership with the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County. The walk will take about 2 hours. The trail is less than 2 miles around the lake. The free bus will leave the Kingston YMCA at 9 AM and return by Noon. You have to register with YMCA to take the bus. If you meet us at the Louisa Pond parking area we will be there by 9:30 AM. The walk will be done by 11:30 AM.

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6th Annual Rombout Colonial Days Weekend

@ Brinckerhoff House Historic Site

  • September 21, 2024, 10:00AM, Open till 4pm
  • September 22, 2024, 11:00AM, Open till 4pm

Detailed Times/Hours: Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM Sunday 11 AM - 4 PM

Step back in time to 1777 and visit with the men and women of the Rombout Precinct and learn what life was like for the soldiers and civilians who lived here during the Revolutionary War.

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Delights of The Senses: Seventeenth Century Dutch Art and Life Featuring Paintings From the Leiden Collection

@ The Albany Institute of History and Art

  • September 14, 2024, 10:00AM, Exhibtion Runs from September 14, 2024 - December 31, 2024
  • September 15, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 18, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 19, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 20, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 21, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 22, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 25, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 26, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 27, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 28, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 29, 2024, 10:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Monday: Closed Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 10AM–5PM Thursday: 10AM–5PM Friday: 10AM–5PM Saturday: 10AM–5PM Sunday: Noon–5PM

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION This year, Albany will commemorate 400 years of Dutch culture in the region alongside the 400th anniversary of the founding of Fort Orange, the first permanent Dutch settlement that developed into the present-day city of Albany. In honor of this milestone, the Albany Institute of History & Art (AIHA) is developing Delights of the Senses, an exhibition centered around a partnership with The Leiden Collection, one of the preeminent private collections of seventeenth-century Dutch paintings in the United States. ABOUT THE PAINTINGS AND OBJECTS This show will present paintings and objects that examine 17th-century Dutch culture through the five senses. On view will be paintings of everyday life by Dutch artists such as Gerrit Dou (1613–75), Jan Steen (1626–79), and Frans van Mieris (1635–81) alongside objects similar to those in the paintings. Additionally, several prints from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College will be included in the exhibition, as are objects from the New York State Museum. On display together, these paintings and objects will invite viewers to imagine daily moments in an earlier time—whether it be an encounter with lively music, soft fur, a fragrant bouquet, or a hoppy glass of beer—as they were perceived not just through the eyes, but all the senses. While the exhibition’s focus is historic, the uncanny experience of allowing taste, touch, sight, sound, or smell to evoke past life experiences is one to which many of us can relate. AIHA curators alongside The Leiden Collection curator developed a robust checklist of twenty works to be included in the exhibition. These works are anticipated to arrive at the museum in late summer. Work on the catalogue began in January 2024, with the goal of delivering the finalized book to the printer in late spring, and on-site in the museum shop for the opening. A special opening reception will be held for major contributors in September.

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Easy Walking Tour of Untermyer Gardens

@ Untermyer Park & Gardens

  • September 21, 2024, 10:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Open Daily 9 AM until one hour before sunset, 7 days a week, free admission.

This leisurely 60-minute walking tour led by one of our expert volunteer guides will cover the Walled Garden and Lower Terrace, including the newly-restored Persian Pool with its intricate sea creature mosaics and Temple of the Sky with its restored Medusa mosaic. All the paths are flat stone dust, and there are two short flights of steps. There are no hills to climb. Throughout the tour, you will learn about the rich history of Untermyer Gardens, beginning with its origin in 1862. The tour will take you through the estate's three owners, emphasizing its world-famous heyday during the Untermyer years, its decline after 1940, and the remarkable restoration efforts that have been ongoing since 2011 to the present day. The tour will also highlight the remarkable architecture of the gardens, with an emphasis on Samuel Untermyer and his wife Minnie, and their place in early 20th century history. You will learn about their contributions to the gardens, which are regarded as some of the most beautiful and intricate in the world. There will be some limited discussion of the horticulture but the magnificent plantings will mostly speak for themselves.

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Free Sails with Ferry Sloops from Ossining

@ Shattemuc Yacht Club

  • September 21, 2024, 10:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The sails aboard Whimbrel, our sloop-rigged Catboat, will depart at 10AM, 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, and 3PM. Each sail will be approximately 45 minutes long. The free sails are on a "first come, first served" basis. No reservations will be accepted prior to the sail day. Guests can sign up at the yellow Ferry Sloops tent beginning at 9:30AM for any of the day's scheduled sail times (limit of 4 passengers per sail). The boat's captain reserves the right to cancel any or all of the day's sails, if weather conditions make it unsafe for sailing. There is NO Rain date. Passenger age requirement: must be at least 12 years old, under 18 years old must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian (no exceptions). Free parking is available on the street (Westerly Road). DO NOT park in the Shattemuc Yacht Club parking lot or the Boathouse Restaurant parking lot.

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History Hidden in the Woods: Guided Trail Hike

@ Staatsburgh State Historic Site

  • September 21, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 28, 2024, 10:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Mansion Tours available Thursday-Sunday from 11:00am - 4:00pm

Have you ever wondered what some of the ruins within Mills-Norrie State Park might be? The beautiful parkland of Mills-Norrie State Park was once the setting of grand Hudson River-front estates. This 90-minute guided hike will lead visitors through the park, exploring the history of three historic estates: from Staatsburgh’s founding as a gentleman’s farm in the 1700s to the development of The Point and Stonehurst estates in the 19th century This program is free. Reservations are required at Bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS.

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How To: Fiber Rush Weaving

@ The Hudson River Maritime Museum's Wooden Boat School

  • September 21, 2024, 10:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Sat., Sept. 21, 10 AM - 4 PM

In this class you will learn the basic weaving pattern called fiber rush weave. The class starts with assembling a small stool, followed by making a seat of rush weave using an all natural, paper-based fibre rush. Students will learn to make tight, square corners, and perfect a figure eight weaving pattern. The class includes all the materials necessary to leave with a beautiful hand-woven footstool.

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Hudson River Skywalk Arts Festival

@ Rip Van Winkle Bridge

  • September 21, 2024, 10:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: The Skywalk Arts Festival is on Saturday this year! We have extended the hours. We begin at 10AM and close at 4PM.

Celebrate the art of the Hudson Valley and the Hudson River Skywalk, a picturesque pedestrian path which connects the historic homes and studios of master artists Thomas Cole and Frederic Church. Come to the park next to the Rip Van Winkle Bridge’s Administration Building in Catskill to view and buy artwork, participate in hands-on art lessons, and hear live music, all in a beautiful setting overlooking the Hudson River. Consider adding more art to your day by visiting the Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site. The event takes place in the park area on the west side of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. Park in the parking lot behind the administration building. Learn more about the Hudson River Skywalk by visiting www.hudsonriverskywalk.org.

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Tarrytown Eco Fair 2024

@ Patriots Park

  • September 21, 2024, 10:00AM, Will be postponed if heavy rain or thunderstorms are predicted
    • Rain Date: September 28, 2024, 10:00AM, Will be canceled if heavy rain or thunderstorms are predicted

Detailed Times/Hours: 9-1pm

The Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council (TEAC) will be hosting its annual Eco Fair this Saturday at Patriots Park from 10am to 1pm, in collaboration with the Village of Tarrytown and The TaSH Farmers Market. Come learn more about zero waste, alternative energy, solar power, local waterways, food scraps recycling, backyard composting, local sustainability initiatives, climate programs and policies, nature programs, home energy savings, sustainable DIY projects, youth led initiatives, healthy lawns, Pollinator Pathways, native plants, the Hudson River, Climate Adaptive Design of the waterfront, and MORE.

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Hart's Brook Park & Preserve Nature Walk

@ Harts Brook Park and Preserve

  • September 21, 2024, 11:00AM, 11-12:30pm

Guided tour of the Hart's Brook Preserve's barn, greenhouse and master gardens. Learn the interesting history of the Hart's Brook Park and Preserve's property. Explore one of the wooded trails with a member of the Greenburgh Parks & Recreation park staff who will identify trees & wildlife in the area. Families welcome! Wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes and bring a water bottle.

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Historic Fire Tower Hike

@ GLSP Fire Tower Trail

  • September 21, 2024, 11:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Park is Open Daily from 8AM - 8PM, entrance to the park has a 6 dollar fee per car.

In Recognition of our Fire Tower and the deep history it holds, The Grafton Lakes Fire Tower Stewards are hosting a guided hike and tour of the Fire Tower where you can learn all about the history of the parks and everything that our stewards do for us today!

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Clover Brooke 'Walking' Farm Tour

@ Clover Brooke Farm, Hyde Park NY

  • September 7, 2024, 12:00PM, Pre- register at https://cloverbrookefarm.com/farmtour
  • September 8, 2024, 12:00PM, Pre- register at https://cloverbrookefarm.com/farmtour
  • September 14, 2024, 12:00PM, Pre- register at https://cloverbrookefarm.com/farmtour
  • September 15, 2024, 12:00PM, Pre- register at https://cloverbrookefarm.com/farmtour
  • September 21, 2024, 12:00PM, Pre- register at https://cloverbrookefarm.com/farmtour
  • September 22, 2024, 12:00PM, Pre- register at https://cloverbrookefarm.com/farmtour
  • September 28, 2024, 12:00PM, Pre- register at https://cloverbrookefarm.com/farmtour
  • September 29, 2024, 12:00PM, Pre- register at https://cloverbrookefarm.com/farmtour

Detailed Times/Hours: Join us for a Farm Tour at Clover Brooke Farm @ 12pm, where you will learn about the farms- past-present-future history and meet many of the animals that call Clover Brooke Farm home. Pre- register at https://cloverbrookefarm.com/farmtour

Stop searching for "farm tours near me" or "farms near me to visit," and come on down to Clover Brooke Farm! We have dozens of animals eager to meet you and provide a farm tour through our pastures, fields, and bass stock pond. With plenty of unique species to learn and interact with, we can guarantee our farm tours will be one of a kind for you and your loved ones. Come and Enjoy a Farm Tour! Farm tours are exactly what they sound like - a tour of the farm! At Clover Brooke Farm, we take you around our pastures, introduce you to our animals, and let you interact with these fantastic creatures in a way that nowhere else can provide. What's So Great About a Farm Tour? Our farm tours focus on education, representation, and fun! We take time to teach people about the significance and history of our animals and how we can co-exist with them. Farm tours can help children and adults learn the importance of several farm animals and present them in a new, unique way. After all, how many kids can say they've seen an alpaca or llama? How about taking a walk with a donkey? Our farm tours are something special. The Animals On Our Farm Tours When you type "farm tours near me," most tours try to surprise you with ordinary, everyday domestic animals with which you've likely already had an interaction. At Clover Brooke Farm, we provide several unique and vibrant animals that love attention. We want to share with you the journey many of our animals have taken. Each furry (or fuzzy) companion no doubt has a tale to tell. Barn Cats Our barn cats , also known as the ‘meeters and greeters’ of the farm like to welcome our guests upon arrival. When they appear on our farm tours, we educate our guests to understand their purpose and how they benefit all animals on a farm by eliminating pests. Llamas Our llamas are famous, loving, and proud animals often confused for our alpacas! It makes our farm tours important, as they can help differentiate the llama and the alpaca for children and adults. You can even go on hikes with them! Alpacas Often confused for llamas, alpacas are one-of-a-kind, entirely loving, and gentle creatures. Their fur is exceptionally soft and used to make many different goods–something we talk about on tour and sell in our Farm Store. Goats Our pygora goats are fluffy and love the attention of our visitors, especially if you scratch just the right spot behind their ears.. Many people need help understanding goats and their behavior, which is why we want to help educate as many people as we can here at Clover Brooke Farm. We have a large herd of dairy and fiber goats eager to meet and socialize with new people. If you want to snag a space on our next farm tour, be sure schedule your appointment ahead of time! Stop searching for "farm tours near me" and come to the only farm tour that will educate, entertain, and excite! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us today!

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Artmaking in the Afternoon

@ Olana State Historic Site

  • September 21, 2024, 1:00PM, Stop by anytime between 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Detailed Times/Hours: Stop in any time between 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

Inspired by your time at Olana? Join The Olana Partnership educators for hands-on artmaking using professional materials and a series of prompts to get your creativity flowing. Drop in program; FREE. All materials provided. Located in the Wagon House Education Center.

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Farm Sampler Experience at Clover Brooke Farm

@ Clover Brooke Farm, Hyde Park NY

  • September 21, 2024, 2:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: Once a year offering….9/21/2024 @ 2pm only. Register through https://cloverbrookefarm.com/farm-sampler-experience-clover-brooke-farm

Clover Brooke Farm, Hyde Park NY Join us for our 5th Annual Farm Sampler Experience Day This Farm Sampler Experience is a reflection of the many different programs we offer at the farm in a modified version. This is for participants ages 5 yrs old and up, 2 hours in length. Cost is $45 per person-only offered on- 9/21/2024 Our Sampler Experience is a reflection of a series of Experiences we offer at the farm once a year, in a modified version. You will walk your own llama or alpaca, visit with some of our smaller animals (baby goats, sheep and young llamaa) and learn how to felt your own bar of hand crafted soap, made right on the farm. You will experience a ‘modified’ walking/ working Fiber Farm tour amongst our 45 bucolic pastured acres. Our hope is that this tour will allow you to reconnect with a quieter side of life, one that allows for relaxation, warm and welcoming animal encounters and a country stroll through our pastures allowing a reconnection to nature. We will be spending all our time outside (RAIN or SHINE) and encourage appropriate seasonal attire! For your safety, please wear closed toed shoes. Clover Brooke Farm, 175 Ruskey Lane Hyde Park, NY experience is for participants ages 5yrs and older. No dogs or pets allowed on the farm. Each participant MUST have a reservation for the Llama/Alpaca Farm Experience their is NO sharing or following during the hike, without being registered. All participants below the age of 16 yrs old, must be accompanied by an adult. This event ends promptly at 4pm.

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First Sail

@ Sailing School at Hudson River Maritime Museum

  • September 7, 2024, 11:00AM, Two Hour Sail
  • September 7, 2024, 2:00PM, Two Hour Sail
  • September 14, 2024, 11:00AM, Two Hour Sail
  • September 14, 2024, 2:00PM, Two Hour Sail
  • September 21, 2024, 11:00AM, Two Hour Sail
  • September 21, 2024, 2:00PM, Two Hour Sail

This class is a perfect opportunity to get out onto the Hudson River for a two-hour Introductory Sail aboard the historic Catboat Tidbit with a certified instructor. Participants do not need any sailing experience to sign up, but experienced sailors are also welcome to join us. Learn the basics of sailing and enjoy two hours on the beautiful Rondout Creek and Hudson River. Instructors will customize for the participants in each class.

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Folk in the Park

@ Downing Park

  • September 21, 2024, 2:00PM

Join us for a day of FREE music in Downing Park on September 21 from 2-6pm. If you enjoy folk music and being outside, this is an event for you! Free and open to the public, all ages welcome.

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The Trial of Major Andre

@ Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site

  • September 21, 2024, 2:00PM, Seating at 1:45PM

Join Gary Petagine and Sean Grady as they act out the Court Martial of Major John Andre, who had been captured in Tarrytown with the plans for West Point in his boot. Transferred to Tappan, NY, his trial took place at the Dutch Reformed Church. Hear historical details of the tribunal of one of the Revolution’s most notorious spies. Please arrive early to secure a seat for this popular performance. Audience seating begins at 1:45 p.m.

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The Original Knickerbocker - Washington Irving & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

@ Sleepy Hollow Cemetery - South Gate

  • August 31, 2024, 1:00PM
  • August 31, 2024, 3:00PM
  • September 1, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 1, 2024, 3:00PM
  • September 7, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 7, 2024, 3:00PM
  • September 8, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 8, 2024, 3:00PM
  • September 14, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 14, 2024, 3:00PM
  • September 15, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 15, 2024, 3:00PM
  • September 21, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 21, 2024, 3:00PM
  • September 22, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 22, 2024, 3:00PM
  • September 28, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 28, 2024, 3:00PM
  • September 29, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 29, 2024, 3:00PM

Learn why Washington Irving is called the "Original Knickerbocker" as we walk to the famous author's final resting place. Hear more about the talented Mr. Irving, his influence on popular culture today and reflect on why "The Legend" has never been out of print for more than 200 years! You'll also find out what the Receiving Vault used to receive, see the Revolutionary War monument, and admire this historic cemetery's lovely art and architecture along the way during a one-hour walking tour.

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Kaal Rock Park Concerts

@ Kaal Rock Park

  • September 14, 2024, 4:00PM
  • September 21, 2024, 4:00PM
  • September 28, 2024, 4:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: Saturday sunset concerts - 4pm to sunset, weather permitting. Possible rain location to be announced. Follow Kaal Rock Park Concerts on FB and Instagram for updates.

Join us for our fourth season of free outdoor concerts at Kaal Rock Park, 4 PM - sunset, sponsored by The City of Poughkeepsie. Enjoy the beautiful view of the river and the Mid-Hudson Bridge while relaxing (or dancing!) to some great live music. Bring a blanket or chair, and a picnic if you like. 1915 Wine Bar will be on hand. Follow Kaal Rock Park Concerts on FB and Instagram for details and possible rain location updates. Sept 14 – The Moonlight Initiative - funk-soul-jazz-R&B infused originals Sept 21 – Base Camp - R&B Classics from 70's to now Sept 28 - Cuboricua - Salsa and more!

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Sunrise Stroll

@ Walkway Over the Hudson; 61 Parker Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY and 87 Haviland Rd Highland NY

  • September 22, 2024, 7:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: This walk will begin at 7am on either side of the Walkway. Both groups will meet in the middle for a group photo. In total the walk is about 3 miles.

Celebrate the start of a new season with a Sunrise Stroll on the World’s Longest Elevated Pedestrian Bridge. During the vernal and autumnal equinoxes, the sun rises in line with the Walkway deck, making for a spectacular photo opportunity. We’re opening the gates early on both approaches to allow everyone to enjoy this magnificent experience. There’s no cost to attend Sunrise Stroll.

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Guided Bird Walk

@ Otter Creek Preserve

  • September 22, 2024, 8:00AM

Come walk with WLT's Vice President of Conservation! The vibrant mix of coastal waters, marsh, wooded wetlands and uplands, vernal pool, and edge habitats, makes Otter Creek Preserve reserve an important site for migratory birds, marine life, insects, reptiles and amphibians, fish, and mammals. The preserve offers significant passive recreation opportunities as it has a forested upland trail approximately three-quarters of a mile in length adjacent to the wetland. There is a seasonally active osprey nesting platform. The viewshed afforded from being nestled along the Mamaroneck coastline attracts birdwatchers (more than 100 species of birds have been recorded here), wildlife lovers, photographers, and botanists. Parking Information: Otter Creek Preserve is located on Taylors Lane in Mamaroneck. Turn onto Taylors Lane from Boston Post Road and go 0.5 miles, past the ‘Private Road’ sign. Near the end of Taylors Lane, the preserve is visible on the right side of the road. Parking is on the right along the split rail fence.

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Drawing at Northgate

@ Hudson Highland State Park

  • September 22, 2024, 9:30AM, Until 2:30PM with a lunch break

This class is for students of all ages focusing on drawing in the Hudson Highlands at Northgate (the old Cornish estate). Students will be instructed to create observational drawings at the site. Instruction will include pencil types and their uses, shading, blending and how to build a drawing. This class will also include history about Thomas Cole and the Hudson River School. All drawing materials will be provided & no experience necessary! This class will meet at 9:30 AM at the Hudson Highlands State Park Parking Lot, across from Little Stony Point (3007 Bear Mountain-Beacon Hwy, Cold Spring, NY 10516). We will hike up to the Cornish Estate together and learn how to draw, and then have a picnic lunch break around 12. We will continue drawing until we hike back to the parking lot at 2:30 with our masterpieces. Thom Johnson is a lifetime resident of the Hudson Valley who has used ruins as inspiration for much of his work. Thom was the Art Teacher for the Irvington High School for over 30 years. He has also been working with the State Park staff to clear and care for the Northgate site.

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Plein Air Drawing Workshop with Thom Johnson at the Northgate/Cornish Estate Ruins

@ Hudson Highlands State Park

  • September 22, 2024, 9:30AM

Join the Putnam History Museum and 30-year art teacher Thom Johnson for this day-long plein air drawing class held at the stunning Northgate Ruins (old Cornish Estate). Students will be instructed to create observational drawings at the site. Instruction will include pencil types and their uses, shading, blending and how to build a drawing. All materials will be provided. No experience necessary. The workshop will meet at 9:30 AM at the Hudson Highlands State Park Parking Lot, across from Little Stony Point (3007 Bear Mountain-Beacon Hwy, Cold Spring, NY 10516). All art supplies will be provided; please pack water, snacks, and bagged lunch. Thom Johnson is a lifetime resident of the Hudson Valley who has used ruins as inspiration for much of his work. Thom was the Art Teacher for the Irvington High School for over 30 years. He has also been working with the State Park staff to clear and care for the Northgate site.

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Historic Piermont Walking Tour —Featuring the Birthplace of Piermont & More

@ Behind Confetti’s Restaurant

  • September 22, 2024, 10:00AM, Ends at 12p. Arrive 15 minutes early

Join Richard Esnard of the Piermont Historical Society — Walk to Piermont’s historic district, and enjoy the scenic Sparkill Creek stopping at several sites on the National Register of Historic Places. [The drawbridge, Haddock’s Hall & the location of the 1916 silent movie “The Hungry Heart”]. Learn about the dramatic impact of geology and the NY & Erie RR on the village and the nation. [Other topics: Dutch inhabitants, WWII, Paper Mill, and the Revolution]. End the tour at Flywheel Park and learn about Piermont’s industrial era. — Visit Piermont’s 1883 Landmark RR Station Museum at 50 Ash Street located on the scenic Erie Path overlooking the Hudson River. [open from 1 to 4 PM]. Hikers can access via the Erie Path. Motorized visitors park on site. [details in entries 9/8 and 9/22] — Piermont’s Farmer’s Market is located in Flywheel Park from 10 AM to 3 PM.

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Tour of Lewis Hollow Archaeological Site

@ Woodstock, NY

  • September 22, 2024, 10:00AM
    • Rain Date: September 29, 2024, 10:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Tour departs Sunday 9/22 from Sunflower parking lot in Woodstock, in front of bank. Time is from 10am - 1pm.

Join Overlook Mountain Center (OMC) for a walk and talk in Lewis Hollow, with NYS DEC guides Glenn Kreisberg. Explore the many stone features known as manitou achsinal (spirit stones) in Algonquin, including dry stacked stone mounds (cairns), serpent/snake effigy walls and associated springs. Dress for a fall walk in the woods and bring lunch or snack and water. Wear sturdy footwear and bring bug repellent and sunscreen as required. Hike is about 1.5 miles on mixed terrain. 10am - 1pm. Call 845 417 8384 or email overlookmountaincenter@gmail.com to register or for more info

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USS SLATER Tours

@ USS Slater DE766

  • September 1, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 4, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 5, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 6, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 7, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 8, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 11, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 12, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 13, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 14, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 15, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 18, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 19, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 20, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 21, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 22, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 25, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 26, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 27, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 28, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 29, 2024, 10:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: USS SLATER is open for tours Wednesday through Sunday, 10 AM to 4 PM. Our guided tours take about 1 hour and are filled with stories about sailors aboard Destroyer Escorts.

Guided tours of the ship. 1 Hour in length.

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Seasonal Highlights Garden Tour of Untermyer Gardens

@ Untermyer Gardens Conservancy

  • September 22, 2024, 11:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Open Daily 9 AM until one hour before sunset, 7 days a week, free admission.

Experience the breathtaking beauty of our lavish plantings on this 60-minute tour which will take you to the most stunning flowers and gorgeous plants in the gardens. Our expert volunteer tour guides will highlight the seasonal beauty of the garden: discussing the monumental architecture, elements of garden design in general and of Untermyer Gardens in particular, plants in bloom, and stunning plant combinations. You will witness the magnificence of the garden as it transforms through the seasons. In the spring, you will be enchanted by the vibrant colors of the profuse flowers, while in the summer, lush foliage will transport you to a world of tranquility. In the fall, the garden will be painted with warm hues, framing the picturesque views of the Hudson River.

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Piermont RR Station

@ Piermont Railroad Station Museum

  • September 8, 2024, 1:00PM, Ends at 4PM
  • September 22, 2024, 1:00PM, Ends at 4PM

Take a tour of this 1883 landmark RR Station. Learn about Piermont’s unique and diverse history, its role in the American Revolution and WW II, and the longest railroad in the world, which 1851 left from Piermont’s pier to Lake Erie. View three award-winning documentaries [Last Stop, Piermont’s Papermill, & All Aboard] on the 2nd floor. Hikers can access the station via the scenic Erie Path overlooking the majestic Hudson. Parking is available for motorized visitors. --- Historic Piermont Walking Tour at 10 am, meeting in the parking lot behind Confetti’s restaurant [See Piermont guided walking tour entries 9/8 and 9/22] — Piermont’s Farmer’s Market is in Flywheel Park from 10 AM to 3 PM.

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Sink or Sing: A Walking Tour about Crime, Punishment, Labor, and the Hudson River Region

@ We will meet at the Louis Engel Waterfront Park in front of the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club (a short walk from the Ossining Metro North Train Station)

  • September 22, 2024, 1:00PM, rain or shine
  • September 22, 2024, 3:00PM, rain or shine
  • September 23, 2024, 1:00PM, rain or shine
  • September 23, 2024, 3:00PM, rain or shine

Detailed Times/Hours: This walking tour is a project of the Sing Sing Prison Museum slated to open in fall 2025. Visit the website for more information about the project.

Sink or Sing: A Walking Tour about Crime, Punishment, Labor, and the Hudson River Region Join the staff at the Sing Sing Prison Museum for a walking tour along the Hudson River and around the edges of the Sing Sing Correctional Facility. From the Hudson River School of Art and a bustling port community to the walled fortress of a maximum-security prison, there is so much to explore and see in a mile radius. Learn about the building of the 1825 original cell block, the quarrying of Sing Sing marble, the origin of the US penal philosophy and design. We will also discuss the labor that built this place, products developed here, and some innovative examples of reform and rehabilitation. This tour offers some dark history in a stunningly beautiful place. The tour will end with a reflective art making project to link us back to the Hudson River School. We will meet at the Louis Engel Waterfront Park in front of the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club a short walk from the Ossining Metro North Train Station.

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Tours of the Formal Garden at Vanderbilt Mansion

@ Formal Garden at Vanderbilt Mansion

  • September 22, 2024, 1:00PM, Tours end at 3:30 PM

Detailed Times/Hours: The Garden is open daily

Guided tour of the 3 acre Formal Garden at Vanderbilt Mansion. Tours typically last about 40 minutes. Vanderbilt Mansion NHS has hiking trails with Hudson River access. Mansion tours are available on a limited basis.

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Traveling Replicas of the First Oval Office Project & New York State's Launch of the 250th Anniversary of the Revolutionary War

@ Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site

  • September 21, 2024, 11:00AM, Open 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM
  • September 22, 2024, 1:00PM, Open 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM

Detailed Times/Hours: Open Saturday, September 21st from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM, and Sunday, September 22nd from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM.

In partnership with the Museum of the American Revolution (MAR) in Philadelphia, the Site will showcase the Museum’s “Traveling Replicas of the First Oval Office Project”, Washington’s emblematic marquee war tents and host their staff for a two--day special event program to launch OPRHP’s celebration of the semiquincentennial. The Site will provide: professional reenactors General Washington and Mrs. Washington to engage visitors and regimental reenactors performing military drills and demonstrations of camp life; Hasbrouck House tours to see how this family home was transformed into the longest headquarters of the war; exhibits about General Washington’s Life and Legacy, the Defense of the Hudson and the Preservation of the Site; collections including over 1,300 objects; and opportunities to learn about other Revolutionary War sites in the Palisades Region and across the State Historic Site system and the variety of programming that will occur throughout the 250th celebration.

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Open Farm Day at Sugar Hill Farm

@ Westchester Land Trust, Sugar Hill Farm, 403 Harris Road, Bedford Hills, NY

  • September 24, 2024, 9:30AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Tuesday, September 24th from 9:30-11:30

Join us at Westcheter Land Trust, our headquarters, at Sugar Hill Farm for a family friendily morning on the farm. You will learn all about how we grow food for our neighbors in need, learn about the importance of pollinators and participate in planting and harvesting activities. Lots of hands on activities for all ages.

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Deep Dives: Security Solutions

@ Albany County Historical Association-Ten Broeck Mansion

  • September 25, 2024, 9:30AM

Theft and vandalism of historical objects plague museums nationwide. And yet, many repositories still fail to recognize the vulnerability of their collections to loss. Any museum seeking to provide the best possible security for its collections must implement coordinated policies that address threats for long-term sustainable access to the public. With careful planning, awareness of warning signs, and proactive security solutions, museums can reduce the window of opportunity for collection damage and theft. This full-day workshop, which will be led by conservator and preservation consultant Donia Conn, is a deep dive into the theft and vandalism of collections. In the morning, participants will learn about: risk awareness; insider theft; facility design and security technology; security of information systems; working with vendors and contractors; research room management and design; developing institutional security policies and procedures; and post-event response. In the afternoon, an activity will allow participants to assess a staged museum space and identify the site's theft risk.

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ENCHANTING THREADS: THE ART OF SALLEY MAVOR

@ The Albany Institute of History and Art

  • August 31, 2024, 10:00AM, Exhibition Closes February 23, 2025
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  • September 27, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 28, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 29, 2024, 10:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: This Exhibit is open from July 27, 2024, through February 23, 2025. Monday: Closed Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 10AM–5PM Thursday: 10AM–5PM Friday: 10AM–5PM Saturday: 10AM–5PM Sunday: Noon–5PM

Salley Mavor is an award-winning fiber artist whose artwork creates make-believe miniature worlds full of characters, props, and scenery, all created by hand with stitching, fabric, beads, wire, and found objects. Enchanting Threads: The Art of Salley Mavor showcases the exceptional detail and three-dimensional quality of her fabric relief illustrations and sculptural needlework. This exhibition includes a wide array of original picture book illustrations spanning Mavor’s career, including the entire series of artwork for her most recent book, MY BED: Enchanting Ways to Fall Asleep around the World. Among the eighty works in the exhibition are recent pieces that explore cultural diversity, migration, fashion, the natural world, and a range of social narratives, from the everyday to topical subjects. Salley Mavor has spent four decades developing her signature style and working methods, carving out her own niche within the children’s book world and the fiber art community. Her work is applied in many ways, including children’s books, editorial illustration, and stop-motion animation

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Brilliant and Bristly Buckmoths

@ Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center

  • September 27, 2024, 11:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center is open Mon-Fri from 9am-4pm and Sat-Sun from 10am - 4pm.

Join us for a 1-mile hike to discover the amazing world of buck moths. The buck moth is a large, beautiful moth with bold black and white wings that flies for only a brief window of time in early fall. A species of special concern in New York State, the buck moth is uniquely dependent on the scrub oak that thrives in this sandy, fire-dependent ecosystem.

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Hart-Cluett House Tour

@ Hart Cluett Museum

  • September 6, 2024, 3:00PM
  • September 7, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 13, 2024, 3:00PM
  • September 14, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 20, 2024, 3:00PM
  • September 21, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 27, 2024, 3:00PM
  • September 28, 2024, 2:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: Hart Cluett Museum and Research Library Galleries and Library Open Thursdays 12-8pm, Fridays 12-5pm, and Saturdays 12-5pm Tours of the Historic Hart-Cluett House are offered Fridays 3-4pm and Saturdays 2-3pm Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your tour start time and meet your guide in the museum shop.

Take a trip back in time… Learn about the Hart and Cluett families who called the Marble House home, life in Troy during the Gilded Age, and take a close look at this lavishly decorated house. Tours last for 1 hour and explore the first floor and basement of the historic house. Each ticket purchase includes a copy of The Marble House, a book about the history of the Hart-Cluett House. Admission to the museum galleries is free with your tour ticket! Private and group tours are also available by appointment. Please email adoren@hartcluett.org for scheduling and pricing.

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Troy Night Out Walking Tour: Wild Women of Second Street

@ Hart Cluett Museum

  • September 27, 2024, 6:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: Hart Cluett Museum and Research Library Hours: Thursdays 12-8pm, Fridays 12-5pm, and Saturdays 12-5pm Research Library By Appointment Only *Museum Open 12-8pm for Troy Night Out 9/27 Walking Tour 6-7pm

The women of Troy worked on social movements such as Abolition, Temperance, women’s rights, labor issues and child welfare. Even with often different perspectives, they found common ground to establish key community organizations, many of which are still active today. They came together in times of national challenges as well. Learn about some of these women who left their mark and a lasting legacy in Troy.

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Explore, Play, and Pick at Hurds Family Farm

@ Hurds Family Farm

  • September 28, 2024, 9:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Open Saturdays and Sundays 9am - 5pm and Activities 10am - 4pm

Autumn Magic at Hurds 7th-generation family-run pick-your-own apple farm with a pumpkin orchard and is just minutes from the thruway about 1.5 hours north of NYC. Our apple orchard has 24 different varieties of apples that are ready to pick from August through November. There are over 35 activities to keep the whole family engaged, including a hayride, bounce pillow, mini zipline, cow train, and bin train ride, to name a few. In 2023, we added golf cart adventure tours guided by one of our charismatic team members for a unique, unforgettable farm experience you don't want to miss. Everyone loves to explore our 120-acre apple farm with many nature trails and PYO Pollinator paths. Families can easily spend an entire day making memories while picking apples and pumpkins. Warm up or cool off with one of our hand-crafted cocktails or local adult beverages at the bar in the barn. Our cafe supports local farms and NY small businesses by using their ingredients in our family recipes. People can't wait for our freshmade apple cider donuts at the fall festivals, so make sure to try a hot one! Our barn market is filled with lots of local NY Hudson Valley treats, including honey, syrup, jams, and apple butter. The fall is the most popular time of year to visit the farm, with crisp autumn air and colorful leaves. We look forward to seeing you at the farm and being part of your amazing memories.

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Good Morning Kayak Paddle

@ Kingston Point Beach

  • September 28, 2024, 9:30AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Guided kayak tour runs from 9:30am-11:30am.

Enjoy the scenic waterfront with this easy guided tour. See wildlife such as eagles, osprey and turtles. This tour is designed for beginner to intermediate kayakers.

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Earth * Body * Sky: The Inner and Outer Visions of Harriet Tubman

@ Mountain Top Arboretum

  • September 28, 2024, 10:00AM

Harriet Tubman (ca.1822-1913) is most renowned for her work as an Underground Railroad conductor who freed more than 70 people from slavery. She later went on to free close to 750 people from slavery during the Civil War at the Combahee River, becoming the first woman in U.S. history to lead a military raid in 1863. What is lesser known is how Tubman achieved these feats through an inner and outer vision connecting her disabled body with the natural environment through her deep-seated spiritual faith. Dr. Janell Hobson will explore the complex history of Tubman's Black eco-feminist consciousness, from slavery in the South to post-emancipation freedom in upstate New York, in this public lecture. Janell Hobson is Professor in the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University at Albany. She is also Director of both Undergraduate Studies and the Honors Program. She joined the core faculty shortly after receiving her PhD in Women's Studies at Emory University. Hobson has since devoted her research, teaching, and service to multiracial and transnational feminist issues in the discipline with a focus on representations and histories of women in the African Diaspora. Visitors are welcome to tour the grounds, which are open until dusk.

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Fire Ecology and Ethnobotany of the Albany Pine Bush

@ Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center

  • September 28, 2024, 10:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center is open Mon-Fri from 9am - 4pm and Sat-Sun from 10am-4pm.

Explore the fire ecology and ethnobotany of the Albany Pine Bush with Neil Gifford (Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission Conservation Director) and Justin Wexler (Wild Hudson Valley Ethnoecologist) along a 2.6-mile hike through the inland pine barrens of the Albany Pine Bush.

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In Their Own Words - The Battle for Fort Clinton!

@ Bear Mountain State Park - Trailside Museums and Zoo

  • September 28, 2024, 10:00AM

Did you know Bear Mountain was once the scene of an intense, Revolutionary War battle? Come for a unique, walking tour of one of the Hudson Valley's most dramatic battle sites! Using firsthand accounts and archaeological data, this tour will chart the flow of the battle of the Twin Forts starting at Bear Mountain State Park and ending up at Fort Clinton (today site of Trailside Museums and Zoo) focusing on the intense fighting that happened in and around Fort Clinton on the day of the battle. Registration Required: Call (845) 446-2134 to Register or For More Information. Participants will meet at 10AM in front of the Bear Mountain Inn. Please Note there is a $10 per vehicle Parking Fee to Park at Bear Mountain.

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Poughkeepsie Open Studios Presents a FREE Self-guided, All-inclusive Art Tour

@ Poughkeepsie, New York

  • September 28, 2024, 10:00AM, 10am - 6pm
  • September 29, 2024, 12:00PM, 12pm - 4pm

Detailed Times/Hours: Saturday, September 28 from 10am - 6pm Sunday, September 29 from 12pm - 4pm

Poughkeepsie Open Studios is an annual free and self-guided event designed to celebrate local artists and arts in Poughkeepsie. Over one weekend, artist studios open their doors to the public and multiple art spaces host art shows and exhibitions. Expect to see: painting, photography, digital art, film, sculpture, printmaking, illustration, murals, public art, and more! Expect to meet: amazing local artists, creators, makers, curators, community members, and fellow art lovers! Participating artists/galleries can sell their artwork at no commission. We encourage attendees to buy local art and support local businesses. This event is free for all to attend. Stay tuned for a schedule of events and ways to engage with art & artists! A more expansive guide than ever will be published in August. Learn more about the Poughkeepsie Arts Guide here: https://www.poughkeepsieopenstudios.org/poughkeepsie-arts-guide

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The History of Albany's Beaver Creek Walking Tour

@ The historic South End, The Pastures and Lincoln Park, Albany, NY

  • September 28, 2024, 10:00AM, Meet at Schuyler Mansion

Lincoln Park is currently under construction and the original path of Beaver Creek has been daylighted to some extent. It is the perfect time to discuss the use of Beaver Creek in the 17th and 18th centuries and to discuss the evolution of the city and its effects on Beaver Creek. This walk/talk will follow the original path of Beaver Creek and discuss how it has been redirected by humans over time.

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Fall Tulip Fest: Family Tulp Bulb Planting

@ Ten Broeck Mansion

  • September 28, 2024, 10:30AM

Help plant tulips at the Ten Broeck Mansion! Families are invited to join us to learn about the history of the Ten Broeck Mansion gardens. Did you know tulips have been planted in our gardens since the 1800s? And you have to plant them in the fall to have a beautiful display in the spring? We will learn about the origins of tulips, how they came to Europe and North America, and how tulips can be used to study our environment. Plus, free global explorer activities, art projects, and free take-home bulb planting kit. Please wear shoes/sneakers and clothes for planting (getting a little muddy). For children ages 2 and up. An adult must be with each group of children during the program. Please park in our parking lot (off Livingston Avenue). Event held rain or shine (we will have a tent over a garden area in case of rain).

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Montgomery Place - Changing Thoughts on A Changing Landscape

@ Montgomery Place Visitor Center parking lot

  • September 22, 2024, 10:30AM
    • Rain Date: September 29, 2024, 10:30AM
  • September 28, 2024, 10:30AM
    • Rain Date: October 5, 2024, 10:30AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Montgomery Place grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset.

From Mohican homeland to colonial farmland, from stately country seat to national historic site, the landscape of Montgomery Place Campus of Bard College has changed considerably, especially over the last 400 years. We’ll walk the trails past an old growth forest, meander through the meadows, and stroll the gardens while observing modernization’s impact on the land and water, not to mention on the diverse peoples whose history here goes back thousands of years. Enjoy a ramble along the remnants of the recently reclaimed Morning Walk. Take in spectacular views of the Mahicannituck and the homelands of what is now known as the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe of the Mohican Nation. Walk the Wilderness trails in the ravine formed by the Metambesem/Sawkill Creek. Natural and historical highlights include cascading waterfalls & the hydropower station, the allée of the Arboretum, as well as the exterior of the 1805 mansion. We’ll also visit the rough and formal gardens and view the site of the former 19th century glass conservatory, the showcase and botanical workshop of pioneering African-American head gardener, Alexander Gilson.

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Saturday Morning Walking Tours- New Topic Each Week!

@ Hart Cluett Museum

  • September 14, 2024, 10:30AM
  • September 21, 2024, 10:30AM
  • September 28, 2024, 10:30AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Saturday Walking Tours- New Route and Topic Every Week! 10:30am-12pm September 9/14: "Lafayette in Troy: Bicentennial of Lafayette's 1824 Visit" September 9/21: "Uncle Sam: The Man, The Myth, The Trojan" September 9/28: "The Gilded Age in Troy, NY" Hart Cluett Museum and Research Library Hours: Thursdays 12-8pm, Fridays 12-5pm, and Saturdays 12-5pm Research Library By Appointment Only

Saturday Morning Walking Tours at the Hart Cluett Museum Tours explore a different part of Rensselaer County history and take you through Downtown Troy. September Saturday Tour Topics: 9/7 The Gilded Age in Troy, NY 9/14 Lafayette in Troy 9/21 Uncle Sam: The Man, The Myth, The Legend 9/28 The Gilded Age in Troy, NY Register at HartCluett.org/events or in the Museum Shop Before registering, please note the following: · Ticket purchase is required beforehand. · This tour will leave AND end at the Hart Cluett Museum, 57 Second Street Troy, NY. · Tickets are $25 per person/$10 per student or educator (with valid ID). Children 16 & under are free. Admission to the museum is included in the cost of the walking tours. · Tours take place rain or shine, run from 60 to 90 minutes long, and are limited to 30 people per program. The tour experience includes walking several blocks on city streets with uneven sidewalks. Walking shoes and weather-appropriate attire are advised. · The Hart Cluett Museum provides all walking tour participants with headsets, allowing each visitor to listen to the tour guide at their preferred volume. Please note that while you may use or bring your own earpieces/earbuds, single use earpieces will also be provided by the Hart Cluett Museum at time of tour.

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Capital Apple And Wine Festival

@ Columbia County Fairgrounds

  • September 28, 2024, 11:00AM, 11-5
  • September 29, 2024, 11:00AM, 11-5

Detailed Times/Hours: 11-5 Saturday and Sunday, Rain or shine, wine tasting 100% indoors.

Sometimes a name fails to describe the event and that is certainly the case with this show. Given that the event was previously owned by Altamont Orchards, apples were and are still an integral part of the show. After parking their cars, customers are ushered into the Fairgrounds that houses arts, crafts, specialty foods, and apples. This serves as the shopping component, and an opportunity for the public to buy directly from the maker. After exiting the Marketplace, one follows a path lined with more booths also offering their wares for sale. Along the way there will be juggling acts and a wandering magician, and even a stage for music. Then, the appetizing cider donuts and cider from the orchard in addition to a dozen food booths and food trucks offering steak, fries, BBQ, potato pancakes, sausage and onions, Mid-Eastern food chicken kebabs, falafel, lemonade, ice cream, pizza, and a lot more. And then the New York Wine and Spirits building and tent, which requires proof of age. where customers receive a commemorative tasting glass and can proceed to sample and taste wines and spirits from 25 NY producers. Usually there is an incredible amount of buying as the customers purchase their favorites. Further along there is a fantastic Kids Zone with bouncy houses, climbing walls, games, bow and arrows, and educational exhibits with live owls and hawks. NOTE: New in 2024 LIVE MIUSIC at 12, 2, and 4 both days.. After all that, there’s the road back, passing all the booths and entertainment, until, finally, The Marketplace barn, making last minute purchases, buying some apples, and heading home after a fun filled day.

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Rondout National Historic District Walking Tour

@ Meet at The Gazebo, 73 West Strand, Lower Broadway at 11 am.

  • September 28, 2024, 11:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Guided Walk Tour is offered on last Saturday of each month May through October. 11 am departs from Gazebo, 73 West Strand, Kingston New York. Admission Fees apply.

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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Harvest Festival

@ Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

  • September 28, 2024, 12:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: Museum open 10 am to 5 pm, Festival open 12 pm to 5 pm.

Step back in time to the late 18th century! This free family-friendly outdoor festival will feature costumed reenactors, live music, and hands-on activities. September was the time of year when tenant farmers on the Philipse Manor would harvest their wheat and start to bring it to the Philipse grist mills for assessment and grinding into flour. September was also apple harvest time in the Philipse orchards. Try your hand at grinding grain in a stone mill, grinding up apples for cider in a cider press, and other hands-on activities. Meet military and civilian reenactors, including General George Washington and his horse Nelson, members of Lord Dunmore’s Ethiopian Regiment and the First Rhode Island Regiment, colonial era craftspeople, and more. Enjoy live 18th century music from Carla & Keyes and try old-fashioned country dancing. Visit a traveling exhibit from the Odell House/Rochambeau Headquarters Museum. Play colonial-era games, try your hand at our Revolutionary War spy activity, and learn more about the history of Westchester County before and during the American Revolution.

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Newburgh Open Studios

@ 5 Grand Street

  • September 28, 2024, 12:00PM
  • September 29, 2024, 12:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: Self-guided tour starting at 12noon each day, going until 6pm each day. No rain date. Maps available at Newburgh Art Supply, 5 Grand Street, City of Newburgh, NY starting at 10am each day.

The 14th Annual Newburgh Open Studios tour offers a unique opportunity to see the work and meet many of the artists in the City of Newburgh's burgeoning arts community. The studios are located in some amazing historic buildings, most of which are rarely open to the public. This is a self-guided tour, much of it walkable from Newburgh Art Supply. This year's tour is dedicated to its late founder, Gerardo Castro. Maps will be available on both days starting at 10:00am at Newburgh Art Supply, 5 Grand Street.

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Still Life: Drawing a Memorable Object with Cris Gamet

@ Olana State Historic Site

  • September 28, 2024, 1:00PM

Bring a family heirloom, gift from a loved one, or any memorable object to this workshop where students will prepare to express meaning through still-life drawing. Participants will use charcoal to draw on newsprint and Strathmore papers, participating in demos as they work from the objects. This program is offered in collaboration with Woodstock School of Art on occasion of the exhibition Afterglow: Frederic Church and the Landscape of Memory. To learn more, visit OLANA.org/Afterglow.

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"Go Back and Get It," a 2-Part Historic House Tour Examining Black Impacts and Experiences

@ Historic Huguenot Street

  • September 7, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 14, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 21, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 28, 2024, 2:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: In partnership with the Hudson River Valley Ramble, HHS invites you to join us on Saturdays this September from 2:00 to 3:00 PM (eastern time) for “‘Go Back and Get It’: A Two-Part Historic House Tour Examining Black Impacts and Experiences on Huguenot Street.” Sankofa, which translates to “go back and get it,” is a concept taken from the Akan people of Ghana. It emphasizes the importance of learning from the past, even in instances where history has been erased or forgotten. Despite the impacts of countless enslaved and free Black residents over centuries of New Paltz’s history, historical writing and programming in the 20th century all too often pushed them to the periphery or avoided their mention entirely. In this program, we will use the concept of Sankofa to guide discussions around reconstructing this previously erased history. During each tour, HHS Tours & Interpretation Manager, Eddie Moran, will lead guests through one of our historic homes as we explore Black history on Huguenot Street. Part 1, offered September 7th and September 21st, will examine the experiences of enslaved Africans in early New Paltz and their impact in establishing the community as you tour the Abraham Hasbrouck House. Part 2, offered September 14th and September 28th, will explore emancipation in New York and the free Black community which emerged in New Paltz as you tour the historic Deyo House.

In partnership with the Hudson River Valley Ramble, HHS invites you to join us on Saturdays this September from 2:00 to 3:00 PM (eastern time) for “‘Go Back and Get It’: A Two-Part Historic House Tour Examining Black Impacts and Experiences on Huguenot Street.” Sankofa, which translates to “go back and get it,” is a concept taken from the Akan people of Ghana. It emphasizes the importance of learning from the past, even in instances where history has been erased or forgotten. Despite the impacts of countless enslaved and free Black residents over centuries of New Paltz’s history, historical writing and programming in the 20th century all too often pushed them to the periphery or avoided their mention entirely. In this program, we will use the concept of Sankofa to guide discussions around reconstructing this previously erased history. During each tour, HHS Tours & Interpretation Manager, Eddie Moran, will lead guests through one of our historic homes as we explore Black history on Huguenot Street. Part 1, offered September 7th and September 21st, will examine the experiences of enslaved Africans in early New Paltz and their impact in establishing the community as you tour the Abraham Hasbrouck House. Part 2, offered September 14th and September 28th, will explore emancipation in New York and the free Black community which emerged in New Paltz as you tour the historic Deyo House. $15 General Admission $10 Discounted Admission for HHS members, seniors, students, active-duty military personnel and their families, and veterans This program is presented in partnership with the Hudson River Valley Ramble, and is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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Kites Over The Hudson

@ Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site

  • September 28, 2024, 2:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: 2pm - 4pm

All are invited to come and enjoy the outdoor fun at this annual event when color fills the sky overlooking the Hudson River. FREE kites are given to the first 150 children 15 years and under, and Museum and tours, are free today compliments Friends of the State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands. For more information, please contact the site at 845-562-1195.

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Preserve Tour

@ The Preserve at Vassar

  • September 28, 2024, 4:00PM, 4pm to 6pm

This will be an hour and a half walk along a dirt road leading to our beaver pond. We will discuss the flora and fauna found on the preserve and share light refreshments. We will start and end at 50 Vassar Farm Lane in Poughkeepsie New York.

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Hudson River Sunset Cruise

@ Hudson River Maritime Museum

  • September 7, 2024, 6:00PM
  • September 13, 2024, 6:00PM
  • September 14, 2024, 6:00PM
  • September 20, 2024, 6:00PM
  • September 21, 2024, 6:00PM
  • September 27, 2024, 6:00PM
  • September 28, 2024, 6:00PM

Cruise into the weekend aboard Solaris: a 100% Solar Powered Boat Built by the Hudson River Maritime Museum! Celebrate the end of the week with a relaxing cruise aboard Solaris as we ride into the sunset. This cruise travels north on the Hudson River, passing many interesting and historic sites, culminating with a spectacular view of the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge as the sun sets on the horizon. Our experienced tour guides will provide interesting narration, but the views will speak for themselves! Bring your own beverage and snack and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Catskills, water, and the bridge.

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Sunset Kayak Tour

@ Grafton Lakes State Park - Long pond - Boat House

  • September 28, 2024, 6:00PM, leave while sun is up return after sun goes down

Detailed Times/Hours: Gates are open from 8am - 8pm there is an entrance fee of $6 on the weekends. The program should be late enough to avoid the entrance fee to the park, and the gate will be left open for exiting the park after the program.

Grafton Lakes has been hosting Guided kayak tours and they have been in high demand! The thing we've been hearing most is that people want a late kayak tour, so we're giving them one! This will be a guided paddle of Long pond, starting when the sun is up and returning when the sun has set.

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2024 Hudson Valley Gospel Festival

@ First Congregational United Church of Christ

  • September 28, 2024, 7:00PM

The Hudson Valley Gospel Festival committee is pleased to announce the fifth annual Hudson Valley Gospel Festival set for Saturday, September 28, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 269 Mill St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. The evening will feature the Hudson Valley Gospel Festival Choir directed by Dinesa Hansen and the Hudson Lily of the Valley Praise Dance Team led by Linda Molina. The mistress of ceremonies for the evening is Pastor Evelyn Clarke of New Progressive Baptist Church in Kingston, NY. We will be joined this year by the Southern Dutchess Coalition Mass Choir under the direction of Sharlene Stout, For His Glory from Orange County under the direction of Pastor April Keaton, and the Ulster County Mass Choir under the direction of Dennis Washington and Elder Albert Cook.

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Cycle Back in Time on the Albany-Hudson Electric Trail

@ North Chatham

  • September 29, 2024, 10:00AM, Rain or shine. Event will only be canceled if thunderstorm are forecasted.

Join the Hudson River Valley Greenway for our inaugural guided trail ride! Experience the Albany-Hudson Electric Trail (AHET), a non-motorized “rail trail” suitable for cyclists of all abilities. The group will stop at various points of interest to learn more about the first interurban rail line to use an electrified third rail, the site of the largest amusement park between NYC and Montreal in the early 20th century, and more. This leisurely ride will begin at North Chatham and head south to Kinderhook where participants will have time to enjoy ice cream and snacks and - shop. The event will begin with a behind-the-scenes look at the North Chatham Trolley Depot Station (one of two power substations for the trolley line in the early 19th century) presented by the North Chatham Historical Society.

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The Stone Chambers of Mead Farm

@ Carmel, NY

  • September 29, 2024, 10:00AM

Colonial constructions, ancient astrological sites or UFO bases? We will seek out three mysterious stone chambers of unknown origin or date of construction, located on NYC watershed lands. We'll also visit a balanced rock and the enigmatic Hawk Rock glacial erratic. Led by David A. Steinberg, author, "Hiking the Road to Ruins". Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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18th Century Autumnfest

@ Senate House State Historic Site

  • September 29, 2024, 11:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: This event will take place from 11am-4pm. Tours of the Senate House will be available from 10am-4pm, but there will be a charge for the tours. The outdoor event is free.

Experience some key Autumn activities from the 18th century and enjoy the season! There will be demonstrations of blacksmithing, meat smoking, candle dipping, pressing apples, and more. There will also be live performances of juggling, fire spitting, and tightrope walking! The outdoor event is FREE, but there is a charge to tour the house and museum.

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Garden History Tour of Untermyer Gardens: Walled Garden to the Vista

@ Untermyer Park & Gardens

  • September 1, 2024, 11:00AM
  • September 29, 2024, 11:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Open Daily 9:00 AA until one hour before sunset, 7 days a week, free admission

This tour highlights the history of the estate from its origin in 1862, through each of its three owners, emphasizing its world famous heyday in the Untermyer years, its dramatic decline after 1940, and the remarkable restoration efforts that have been ongoing from 2011 to the present day. There will be an emphasis on Samuel Untermyer and his wife and their place in early 20th century history as well as discussion of the remarkable architecture of the gardens. There will be some limited discussion of the horticulture but the magnificent plantings will mostly speak for themselves. Children twelve and under are free. As the tour goes down the steps of the Vista and then back up a woodland path to the Temple of Love, we suggest sturdy shoes. Strollers are not advised for the tours.

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Jay Day

@ Jay Heritage Center

  • September 29, 2024, 12:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: Please join us at Jay Day from 12-4pm on September 29th. We will have food trucks, pony rides, live music, nature presentations, mansion tours and more!

We’re thrilled to announce that our Fall Family Festival is back again this year with more events than ever before! It will be held on Sunday, September 29th, 2024, from noon to 4pm. We will have live music, pony rides, art demonstrations, garden tours, and more! REGISTER HERE Activities include: • A performance by bluegrass band, Citigrass! • Hayride and petting zoo from Bronx Equestrian! • Get an exquisite keepsake portrait of your child with Varin Acevado of Sweet-Silhouette by Varin! These are one-of-a-kind profiles. Only children 10 and under please. Portrait with matting is FREE – framing additional fee. • Old-fashioned cornhole and ring toss on the Mansion lawn • Guided tours, scavenger hunts, and geocaching – Why is John Jay one of the seven Founding Fathers? Who was Caesar Valentine? Where did citizens of Rye celebrate the end of the American Revolution? Find our secret geocache spot and win a prize! • Ice cream from Jimmy’s Soft Serve, delicious tacos from Crazy Taco Mex, tasty bites from Leila's Empanadas, and more! • Archaeology with Dr. Eugene Boesch – Hold artifacts in your hand from 4000-year-old projectile points to an 18th century slate pencil used by one of Rye’s earliest students – stay tuned for a list of additional Jay Way vendors! • Guided tours of the Historic Jay Gardens

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New Baltimore Historic Hamlet Walking Tour

@ New Baltimore , NY

  • September 29, 2024, 2:00PM

Walking tour of the New Baltimore Historic Hamlet. The tour will last approximately two hours and will stop outside several of the historic homes in the hamlet. The are some hills in the hamlet so wear comfortable shoes. Light refreshments will be served at the historic New Baltimore Reform Church at the end of the tour.

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Staatsburg Village Walking Tour

@ St Margaret's Episcopal Church

  • September 22, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 29, 2024, 2:00PM

Follow Staatsburgh staff outside the estate walls for a free guided walking tour of the hamlet of Staatsburg. The tour will visit several historic locations - including, long forgotten factories, bustling downtown hotels, and medieval memorials - focusing on Staatsburg's storied history and its close connection to the Staatsburgh estate. This 90-minute tour through the center of Staatsburg will begin at St. Margaret's Church and follow a circuit for about a mile. Parking is available at St. Margaret's Church and along East Elm Avenue. The tour will be mostly level terrain, with some uphill walking.

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Rondout Sightseeing Cruise

@ Hudson River Maritime Museum

  • September 5, 2024, 4:00PM
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  • September 26, 2024, 4:00PM
  • September 27, 2024, 4:00PM
  • September 28, 2024, 4:00PM
  • September 29, 2024, 4:00PM

Tour Rondout Creek Aboard Solaris: a 100% Solar Powered Boat Built by the Hudson River Maritime Museum! Explore the many sights on Rondout Creek and learn about its rich past and connection to the Hudson River. For most of the 19th and early 20th centuries, the village of Rondout boomed with barges, passenger steamboats, tugboats, shipbuilding, as well as the transportation of coal from Pennsylvania, locally produced bluestone, natural cement, bricks, natural ice, and more. As we cruise up Rondout Creek, you will learn about the industrial history of the area and view impressive sights such as the remnants of historic structures including Island Dock, the Wurts Street suspension bridge, railroad bridge, and the locations of sunken barges. In addition, your guide will show you the sites of modern industrial activity, including the Feeney Shipyard and various marinas along the creek, while explaining their unique histories and current uses. Don't miss this opportunity to see this historic port from the water!

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