Events

 

Caribbean Carnival- First Annual

@ Greco Center at Cantine Veterans Memorial Complex

  • August 12, 2018, 11:00AM

Experience the festive fun of the Caribbean with live music, dance, vendors, arts & crafts, and food!

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FRIENDS & FAMILY LABOR DAY WEEKEND OF HIKING KAYAKING SWIMMING & CAMPING

@ The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

  • August 31, 2018, 3:00PM, 4 days/3 nights

Enjoy a long weekend of hiking, boating, camping, music and more over Labor Day Weekend. Everyone is Welcome! In the mornings after breakfast, we'll explore the local trails around the camp, all of which have great views. We might even find a few late blueberries or wild raspberries along the way. In the afternoons, we'll kayak around the lake exploring the quiet stretches of water at the opposite side of Breakneck Pond and hopefully see a mating pair of great blue herons. Before dinners in the Dining Hall, there will be time to go for a cooling swim in the lake or hang out on the swim dock. After dinner, we can enjoy a campfire or a sunset paddle. Everyone is welcome to join planned activities or do their own thing. Camp is accessible by public transportation and van shuttle. We are camping at the Beaver Brook Shelters and Tent Cluster. Tents may be borrowed for free from the camp. Modern bath houses are nearby. BYO or purchase meals. Register by Aug 22 for Early Bird Prices. AMC Members receive a 20% discount. Children receive reduced rates.

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Using Your Tripod in Nature Photography & Labor Day Weekend Getaway

@ The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

  • August 31, 2018, 3:00PM, 4 days/3 nights

Commune with nature while honing your photography skills on this 4 days/3 nights Labor Day Weekend Getaway. This weekend is perfect for amateur photographers who want to improve their skills and for anyone who just wants to enjoy one last summer holiday in the beautiful Hudson River Valley. Photographers should have basic technical knowledge (ISO, Shutter Speed, Exposure, F-stops, etc) and own a DSLR camera and tripod. Beth Mason and Geraldine Sweeney will focus on developing your skills using a tripod to photograph nature, targeting three different techniques. We will visit two different photo sites on Saturday - one in the morning and one in the afternoon - and review our shots on Saturday evening. Our final photo shoot will be on Sunday morning/early afternoon at a third location. Please bring your iPad or computer to upload your photos that day. If you don't plan to join the photography workshop, take advantage of our prime location in the heart of Harriman State Park to hike, boat, swim and relax. Come for 4 days and 3 nights to truly de-compress and soak in the last of the summer sunshine. Camp is accessible by public transportation and van shuttle. Stay in either a newly renovated cabin or a 3-sided shelter. Modern bath houses are nearby. Register by Aug 22 for Early Bird Prices. AMC Members receive a 20% discount.

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Senator David Carlucci's Hike with Your Senator

@ Perkins Memorial Tower

  • September 1, 2018, 8:30AM

We will be meeting in the Parking lot at the top of the mountain by Perkins Memorial Tower. The trail is one of the few handicapped accessible trails in the area and provides beautiful 360 degree views. After the hike feel free to climb the 4 story tower and check out the observation area at the top.

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A Stroll Back in Time

@ Greenport Conservation Area

  • September 1, 2018, 9:00AM

Join us on a stroll back in time, as we visit a portion of the Greenport Conservation Area that was once the site of a former brickyard more than 75 years ago. Hear about the local brick-making history and how it shaped the land we see today.

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Rock Trail at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Hike

@ Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, NY

  • September 1, 2018, 9:00AM

Hike through varied terrain through forests, meadows and views connecting six major rock formations. Rated difficult due to length and terrain.

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Family Fun Hike

@ Blueberry Hill West trailhead (#5), Albany Pine Bush Preserve

  • September 1, 2018, 11:00AM

Join us for an end of summer family hike. We will meet at Blueberry Hill West trailhead (#5) and hike 1.4 miles over rolling terrain.

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Innisfree Garden Wildflower Walk

@ Innisfree Garden, 362 Tyrrel Road, Millbrook, NY 12545

  • September 1, 2018, 11:00AM

Explore the extraordinary array of native plants at Innisfree with George Petty, a life-long naturalist who has led many wildflower and bird walks for the New Jersey Audubon Society. He is a Life Member of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, and former Chair of their Publications Committee. George is Professor Emeritus of English at Montclair State University, a published poet, and author of Hiking the New Jersey Highlands: Wilderness in Your Backyard.

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Wilderstein House Tours

@ Wilderstein Historic Site

  • September 1, 2018, 12:00PM, Last tour at 3:30pm
  • September 2, 2018, 12:00PM, Last tour at 3:30pm
  • September 8, 2018, 12:00PM, Last tour at 3:30pm
  • September 9, 2018, 12:00PM, Last tour at 3:30pm
  • September 15, 2018, 12:00PM, Last tour at 3:30pm
  • September 16, 2018, 12:00PM, Last tour at 3:30pm
  • September 22, 2018, 12:00PM, Last tour at 3:30pm
  • September 23, 2018, 12:00PM, Last tour at 3:30pm
  • September 29, 2018, 12:00PM, Last tour at 3:30pm
  • September 30, 2018, 12:00PM, Last tour at 3:30pm

Hudson Valley Victoriana at its best. Home of Margaret (Daisy) Suckley, cousin and confidante of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Queen Ann style mansion with 1888 interiors, grounds designed by Calvert Vaux, walking trails and spectacular Hudson River views.

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Pride of the Hudson Narrated Sightseeing Cruise

@ Blu Pointe Landing Dock, 120 Front Street, Newburgh

  • September 1, 2018, 1:00PM, Narrated Sightseeing Cruise
  • September 2, 2018, 1:00PM, Narrated Sightseeing Cruise
  • September 2, 2018, 4:00PM, Narrated Sightseeing Cruise
  • September 6, 2018, 2:30PM, Narrated Sightseeing Cruise
  • September 8, 2018, 1:00PM, Narrated Sightseeing Cruise
  • September 9, 2018, 1:00PM, Narrated Sightseeing Cruise
  • September 12, 2018, 1:00PM, Narrated Sightseeing Cruise
  • September 14, 2018, 1:00PM, Narrated Sightseeing Cruise
  • September 15, 2018, 1:00PM, Narrated Sightseeing Cruise
  • September 16, 2018, 1:00PM, Narrated Sightseeing Cruise
  • September 20, 2018, 2:30PM, Narrated Sightseeing Cruise
  • September 22, 2018, 1:00PM, Narrated Sightseeing Cruise
  • September 26, 2018, 1:00PM, Narrated Sightseeing Cruise
  • September 27, 2018, 2:30PM, Narrated Sightseeing Cruise
  • September 29, 2018, 1:00PM, Narrated Sightseeing Cruise
  • September 30, 2018, 3:00PM, Narrated Sightseeing Cruise

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 Blu Point Landing, on Front St. in Newburgh, NY. Your Captain will narrate 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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Tour Horace Greeley's Country Home and Former Farm in Chappaqua

@ Chappaqua

  • September 1, 2018, 1:00PM
  • September 8, 2018, 1:00PM
  • September 15, 2018, 1:00PM
  • September 22, 2018, 1:00PM
  • September 30, 2018, 1:00PM

Explore Horace Greeley's Country Home and former Farm in Chappaqua, New York. Horace Greeley was the founder and editor of the New York Tribune, one of the most influential newspapers of the 19th Century. Visitors may tour Greeley's second home in Chappaqua (now a museum), view exhibits and artifacts related to Greeley, and take a walking tour of his historic former farm.

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Copake Iron Works Tours

@ Taconic State Park (Copake Falls)

  • September 1, 2018, 2:00PM, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, 2-4 pm Memorial Day to Veterans Day

The Copake Iron Works historic site is one of the most intact examples of 19th century industrial ironmaking in the northeast. The site is home to more remaining buildings and structures– including the centerpiece Copake Blast Furnace with its water jacket hearth – than most other iron works of its era. Established by 19th century industrialist Lemuel Pomeroy in 1845 at the base of the Taconic Ridge in Copake Falls, New York, the ironworks operated from 1845 until 1903. Components of this extraordinarily intact 19th century industrial complex include the rare blast furnace, the blowing engine house, a machine shop museum with original equipment and artifacts, an original condition ironworkers’ residence, a Carpenter-Gothic style office building, and the elegant residence of Isaac Chesbrough, one of the first ironmasters for the site. For more information visit www.friendsoftsp.org. Museum displays a large number of artifacts from the charcoal fired Copake Ironworks that operated from 1845 to 1903. The Museum and guided tours are free. A three-mile loop trail circumnavigating the Copake Iron Works Historic District and Bash Bish Falls State Park is open year round. Extensive signage on the trail tells the story of this nationally registered historic site.

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Farm Project 2018

@ Collaborative Concepts at Saunders Farm

  • September 1, 2018, 2:00PM, Open. Recep.09/02/2018 Rain Date
  • September 22, 2018, 2:00PM, Mid Run Recep.09/23 Rain date

Collaborative Concepts at Saunders Farm is a curated art show, presented by Collaborative Concepts Inc. www.collaborativeconcepts.org, Over 50 artists create and install experimental sculpture. All work must be cow proof and cow friendly. Set on a farm of over 100 acres, the views at the top meadows are a 360 degree view of Putnam County as if it might have been 200 years ago. Located near the town of Cold Spring, it is a 15 min. drive away. There isn't any public transportation, other than taxi from Garrison or Cold Spring Station.Farm Gate, south of Mail box. Make taxi reservations before you leave.

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Moodna Marsh Kayak Tour

@ Storm King Adventure Tours

  • September 1, 2018, 2:30PM
  • September 9, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 15, 2018, 2:30PM
  • September 22, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 23, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 30, 2018, 1:30PM

Experience real Hudson River back country! Moodna Creek Marsh provides beautiful calm waters, great scenery, wildlife and a sense of remoteness. This is the perfect trip for beginners or seasoned paddlers.

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Papscanee Island Nature Preserve Walk

@ Papscanee Island Nature Preserve

  • September 2, 2018, 9:00AM

Led by David Chinery from the Cornell Cooperative Extension, enjoy a 1-hour walk though 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 thousands 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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Walk the Piermont Pier with Richard Esnard

@ Meet in parking lot of Confetti Restaurant

  • September 2, 2018, 10:00AM

We will meet in the parking lot behind Confetti Restaurant on Ash Street. Richard Esnard of the Piermont Historical Society will lead a historic walking tour—first through early 19th century Bogertown (on Paradise Ave) and then onto Piermont’s pier. Enjoy the exceptional views while learning of the impact the Hudson River and the pier had on the village and during WWII. Return to the parking area via Flywheel Park.

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

@ Sleepy Hollow Cemetery - South Gate

  • September 1, 2018, 11:00AM
  • September 2, 2018, 11:00AM
  • September 8, 2018, 11:00AM
  • September 9, 2018, 11:00AM
  • September 15, 2018, 11:00AM
  • September 16, 2018, 11:00AM
  • September 22, 2018, 11:00AM
  • September 23, 2018, 11:00AM
  • September 29, 2018, 11:00AM
  • September 30, 2018, 11:00AM

Trace the footsteps of Washington Irving's most famous character - Ichabod Crane in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" - as we walk to the author's final resting place. Learn more about the talented Mr. Irving and his influence on popular culture today. We will also enter the cemetery's over 118-year old Receiving Vault, stop at a Revolutionary War monument, as well as admire the cemetery's lovely art and architecture during this one-hour walking tour.

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USS SLATER Open for Tours

@ Albany

  • September 1, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 2, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 3, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 8, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 9, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 15, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 16, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 22, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 23, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 29, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 30, 2018, 10:00AM

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

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Gray Matters: Connecting Dementia & Alzheimer’s to Olana

@ Olana State Historic Site

  • September 5, 2018, 3:30PM, Visitor Center

Join us for Olana’s bimonthly program designed for individuals with early stages Alzheimer’s & Dementia and their family or caregivers. This program invites all participants to take part in conversation and create art around specific Olana-related themes. Once a month the program will be outside in Frederic Church’s artist-designed landscape; participants will be driven on the historic carriage roads in an electric carriage. The other program of each month will take place inside the Persian-style Main House. Participants are welcome to join us at 3:30 for tea and cake in the Visitor Center before the program begins. Please make advanced reservations as this program is limited to 10 people.

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Bird Walk: Experience the North County Trailway.

@ Intersection of North County Trail and Route 118, Yorktown, NY

  • September 8, 2018, 8:00AM

Bedford Audubon Society’s Naturalist Tait Johansson will lead a nature walk focused on birds, near the peak of fall migration. We will be following the Trailway south over the reservoir through woods and shrubland in search of migrants and year-round residents. Meet at the parking lot at the intersection of the Trailway and Route 118 in Yorktown.

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Hudson River Birding Ramble

@ Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site

  • September 8, 2018, 8:00AM, Gates open 7:45

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

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Migrating Birds at John Burroughs' Slabsides

@ John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary at Slabsides

  • September 8, 2018, 8:00AM

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. Follow Path Through History signs. Meet on Burroughs Drive at Slabsides entrance.

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Troy's Walk With A Doc

@ Troy Waterfront Farmer's Market/Riverfront Park

  • September 8, 2018, 8:00AM, Registration starts at 7:30 am

The Walk With A Doc program is geared toward helping people improve their health and get active. Walking for as little as 30 minutes a day can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels, elevate mood and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, cancer and diabetes. Proceed at your own pace while walking with local doctors from Capital Cardiology Associates, Troy Associates of Cardiology, Samaritan Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in a fun, free walking program. Together, physicians and walkers enjoy a wonderful walk through beautiful historic downtown Troy. Upon conclusion of the walk, nurses will be on hand to take blood pressure and physicians will be available for questions. Troy's Walk With A Doc occurs on the second Saturday of every month, moving indoors during the winter.

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Bird Walk and Talk about bird census at the Poestenkill Community Forest

@ Poestenkill Community Forest

  • September 8, 2018, 8:30AM

Jim de Waal Malefyt has been doing a bird census for over one year at the Poestenkill Community Forest in anticipation of plans for sustainable logging. Join him on an early morning bird walk to see and hear the forest birds and migrating warblers. Hear about how a bird census is done and Jim’s concerns for health of the birds and bird habitat

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Down to Earth Ossining Farmers Market

@ Ossining, NY

  • September 1, 2018, 8:30AM
  • September 8, 2018, 8:30AM
  • September 15, 2018, 8:30AM
  • September 22, 2018, 8:30AM
  • September 29, 2018, 8:30AM

The Ossining Farmers Market is in its 27th year in the heart of the village. It features New York farms and local food makers, including ready-to-eat options. Ossining Village can be reached by foot from the Metro-North station and the farmers market is on the Old Croton Aqueduct walking path.

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Brinton Brook Audubon Hike

@ Brinton Brook Audubon Sanctuary

  • September 8, 2018, 9:00AM

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

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The “Wildman” Returns! Foraging for Wild Edibles

@ Teatown Lake Reservation

  • September 8, 2018, 9:00AM

America's go-to guy for foraging, naturalist/author "Wildman" Steve Brill, lead a 2.5 hour foraging tour sharing his skill and passion for wild edibles. Teatown is a rich natural area full of edible and medicinal wild plants and mushrooms. The trails that encircle the lake guarantee an abundance of many common late summer herbs, greens, berries, and fungi.

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8th Annual Kayaking 4 Meso

@ Halfmoon Lighthouse Park

  • September 8, 2018, 9:30AM

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

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Codfish Point Quarry

@ Platte Clove Preserve

  • September 8, 2018, 10:00AM, Rain Date 9/9

Hike the Overlook Trail through the Platte Clove Preserve, with nature signs, to an interesting large quarry overlooking the Hudson Valley known as Codfish Point, where workers were stranded for days during a snowstorm and subsisted on canned codfish!

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Hart's Brook Park & Preserve Nature Walk

@ Harts Brook Park and Preserve

  • September 8, 2018, 10:00AM

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. Families welcome! Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle.

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Hawk Migration Watch at Thacher Park

@ Thacher State Park Overlook

  • September 8, 2018, 10:00AM, until 2:00 PM

Thacher Park Overlook is a great place to watch for hawks flying south during their fall migration. Hawk Watch leader Will Aubrey will be on hand to answer questions, provide background material, compile statistics, and assist with hawk identification. Come see live raptors and learn about wildlife rehabilitation. Refreshments will be available at the Overlook concession stand. On Sunday, September 9, raptor viewing and counting continues with Will Aubrey. Please call 518-872-0800 for additional information.

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Hike at Fuller Mountain Preserve

@ Fuller Mountain Preserve

  • September 8, 2018, 10:00AM

Join the Orange County Land Trust for a hike at one of Orange County’s best kept secrets, Fuller Mountain Preserve. Enjoy spectacular views of the Warwick Valley, as well as the Shawangunk Ridge and Catskill Mountains.

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John Jay’s Not-So-Big City: A Walk Through the History of Old New York

@ Lower Manhattan- Bowling Green

  • September 8, 2018, 10:00AM

Founding Father John Jay was a native son of New York City, but the city he knew was not the metropolis we know today. This tour takes us along many of the same streets John Jay walked as we visit locations where he lived, worked, played, and prayed. Plan to walk approximately 2 miles during this 3-hour tour. Water bottles are recommended.

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Saw Mill River Heritage Tour

@ Philipse Manor Hall and Downtown Yonkers

  • September 8, 2018, 10:00AM

Philipse Manor Hall and downtown Yonkers have both shaped and been shaped by the Saw Mill River. This walking tour follows the Saw Mill, or Nepperhan, River from its mouth at the Hudson. Patrons will learn about the growth and development of Yonkers from 1682 to present and discuss how these changes in Yonkers are connected to larger trends in New York and United States history.

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StoryWalk™ Opening Day

@ Outdoor Discovery Center at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

  • September 8, 2018, 10:00AM, to 4:00PM

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, in partnership with the Cornwall Public Library, invites you to StoryWalk™ 2018. Read an illustrated children’s story, “Teeny Tiny Toady” by Jill Esbaum, and look for clues about these special animals as you stroll along our meadow trail. 11am & 1pm guided walk along our StoryWalk™ Trail and meet one of the animals from the book!

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Taste of Troy Food Tours' Central Troy Historic District Food Tour

@ 275 River Street Troy NY 12180

  • September 8, 2018, 10:00AM, arrive by 9:45, ends at 1
  • September 29, 2018, 10:00AM, arrive by 9:45, ends at 1

Put on your walking shoes for an entertaining & delicious way to learn about Troy and the role food is playing in bringing this architectural gem back. Taste of Troy Food Tours provides a unique opportunity to explore this beautiful downtown riverfront, while sampling foods and beverages from establishments that are helping to revitalize this historic city. Our 3 hour walking tour allows you to experience the vibrant culinary scene that surrounds Troy’s amazing all year round farmers’ market and ends in time for you to shop the market and meet the local farmers and vendors. Discover stunning architecture and cultural tidbits that will help you develop a fresh perspective on the Easternmost city in New York’s Capital District.

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Uncle Sam: The Man & The Legend

@ Troy Waterfront Farmer's Market Information Booth

  • September 8, 2018, 10:30AM

Explore the sites associated with Samuel Wilson, aka Uncle Sam. In 1961 President John F. Kennedy declared that Troy was the official home of Uncle Sam, and that Samuel Wilson was the progenitor of our nation's symbol. As we explore the historic district we will explore this fascinating story of the man and the legend. Sites include Samuel Wilson's home and site of the meat packing plant that made him famous during the War of 1812, as well as the Uncle Sam statue and related sites associated with Uncle Sam!

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Free Sails with Ferry Sloops from Croton-on-Hudson

@ Croton Yacht Club

  • September 8, 2018, 11:00AM

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 in the 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. (strictly enforced) Free parking is available on the street and in the Croton Landing parking lot. DO NOT park in the Croton Yacht Club.

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Honey bee, pollinator and insect walk and lesson

@ Stony Kill Farm

  • September 8, 2018, 11:00AM
  • Rain Date: September 9, 2018, 11:00AM

Learn about our friends the honey bees and their other pollinating friends. We will take a walk to our hives and through our fields to observe and collect insects then head back to the classroom for a lesson on honey bees and insects while we examine our finds.

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Old New Paltz Stone House Day

@ Historic Huguenot Street

  • September 8, 2018, 11:00AM

Historic Huguenot Street is pleased to announce a special revival of Stone House Day, a formerly annual tradition, which will be hosted in partnership with the Town of New Paltz. On Saturday, September 8, the National Historic Landmark District will host Old New Paltz Stone House Day to celebrate the 340th anniversary of the settling of New Paltz. After nearly ten years, HHS is bringing back Old New Paltz Stone House Day, with a stronger focus on the diversity of Hudson Valley history. It will be a celebration of all the cultures that impacted New Paltz and Ulster County including African, Dutch, English, Esopus Munsee, and French. Guided tours will feature glimpses into all seven historic stone houses, two of which have been entirely out of public view for many years. Performances, skits, and vendor demonstrations will take place throughout the day while artisans and craftspeople sell handmade goods. Members of the 5th NY Regiment will bring reenactors from multiple time periods, engaging in musket firing, candle making, sewing, blacksmithing, and other activities. There will be musical performances by the 77th NY Regimental Balladeers and Ministers of Apollo. New Paltz Brewing Company (Pfälzerbräu, meaning “Brewery of the Pfalz”) will be on site selling their handcrafted beer and small plates out of the DuBois Fort Visitor Center. The company was founded by two brothers from Germany who became intrigued by the French Huguenots’ time spent in Germany prior to making their way to the American colonies in the mid-17th century. The brothers believed that when the Huguenots arrived in the colonies they would have brought with them a love and appreciation for German-style beers and ales. Today, New Paltz Brewing Company (Pfälzerbräu) recreates these traditional ales and similarly-inspired foods to share at its taproom in Wawarsing, NY. Because the DuBois Fort Visitor Center historically served as an inn, restaurant, and community gathering place for much of its 300-year history, it is a fitting place for visitors to learn about and enjoy traditional food and drink. To assist with transportation throughout the day, Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT) has agreed to add stops at the Ulster BOCES parking lot and Broadhead Avenue to its Saturday New Paltz Loop for the day. Old New Paltz Stone House Day is a day for people from all backgrounds to come together to celebrate our vibrant and diverse community in the very location where so much history unfolded.

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Wild Tails of Albany Animals

@ Discover Albany Visitors Center

  • September 8, 2018, 11:00AM

The City of Albany is WILD! Wild Tails of Albany Animals is a first of its kind guided walking tour that leads your family on a safari through downtown Albany. Together with your guide, you will uncover many creatures in the form of carvings and statues hidden in plain sight. Your guide will regale you with historic tails of Albany's long-time love of furry friends, including Owney the Railway Mail Dog and our beloved Nipper!

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Historic Neighborhood Brew Tour - Downtown Albany

@ Downtown Albany - Tour begins at the Olde English Pub

  • September 8, 2018, 12:00PM

Did you know Albany was once at the center of the North American beer industry? Albany Beer Historian, Craig Gravina, is an author and co-founder of the Albany Ale Project. Craig will be leading tours through Albany's former brewing districts, discussing the impact beer and ale had on Albany. The Downtown Albany Tour will meet at the Olde English Pub, known to locals as The Quackenbush House.

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Revolutionary War Headquarters Site

@ Van Wyck Homestead Museum

  • September 1, 2018, 1:00PM
  • September 2, 2018, 1:00PM
  • September 8, 2018, 1:00PM
  • September 9, 2018, 1:00PM
  • September 15, 2018, 1:00PM
  • September 16, 2018, 1:00PM
  • September 22, 2018, 1:00PM
  • September 23, 2018, 1:00PM
  • September 29, 2018, 1:00PM
  • September 30, 2018, 1:00PM

The Van Wyck Homestead was built in 1732, and enlarged to its present size in 1757. It is one of the oldest homes in Dutchess County. During the American Revolution the home was used as an Officers Headquarters for the Fishkill Supply Depot soldiers' encampment (Oct. 1776 - Oct. 1783). Dozens of notable Revolutionary War heroes visited the Homestead - including George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and Marquis de Lafayette to name a few. For more information about this historic homestead please visit: www.FishkillHistoricalSociety.org

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Tour of Historic Cherry Hill

@ Historic Cherry Hill

  • September 1, 2018, 1:00PM, Tours at 1, 2, and 3PM
  • September 8, 2018, 1:00PM, Tours at 1, 2, and 3PM
  • September 15, 2018, 1:00PM, Tours at 1, 2, and 3PM
  • September 22, 2018, 1:00PM, Tours at 1, 2, and 3PM

Tour the five-generation home of the Van Rensselaer family. Learn about the Cherry Hill family's experience during World War I and about the mansion's final phase of restoration.

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We Can Pickle That!

@ Clermont State Historic Site--Clermont Cottage

  • September 8, 2018, 1:00PM

ow did Victorians extend their summer harvest into the cold winter months? Let us show you how to safely ferment garden-fresh produce you can take home. Part of our Harvesting History Family Workshop Series- Join Leslie Reed (Clermont’s Garden Educator) in educational and fun nature- and garden-based activities open to ages 8 to 108!

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Citizen Science Phenology Hike

@ Sam's Point Area of Minnewaska State Park Preserve

  • September 8, 2018, 2:00PM

When do the flowers bloom? When do the leaves fall? We are very curious to find out! In this program, you will learn all about phenology, the study of how plants and animals change throughout the seasons, while working as a citizen scientist to collect information about the plants in our park. We will be offering this hike once a month at Sam’s Point to monitor seasonal changes in plants along the Loop Road. Along this carriage road, you will encounter a variety of flowers, ferns, shrubs, and trees which change as you move up in elevation. This program is recommended for children eight years old and above, but everyone is welcome to join us. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Sam’s Point Visitor Center.

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Esopus Meadows Walk and Wade

@ Esopus Meadows Preserve

  • September 8, 2018, 3:00PM

Come to Esopus Meadows and follow the Kline-Esopus Kill from its mouth to near its source. Become part of an exciting new citizen science movement by studying eight plant species on Scenic Hudson's Phenology Trail at Esopus Meadows Preserve. Data we collect while enjoying a pleasant hike through a dense forest will help scientists gauge the impacts of a changing climate. Afterwards, go seining (fishing with a net) with a Clearwater educator to collect and identify fish. We will have any willing participants put on chest waders to help us catch fish. Native and invasive species will be discussed, and we will shed light on the present challenges facing the wildlife of the HUdson River Estuary.

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Geology, The Ice Age, and Hudson River School Hike

@ Olana State Historic Site

  • September 8, 2018, 4:00PM

Join us for a tour of Olana’s geological landscape with Hartwick College Geology Professor, Robert Titus. This program will start from Olana’s Visitor Center. Participants will learn about the geological history of Olana and the forces that shaped the 19th-century Hudson River School artist Frederic Church’s artist-designed landscape. Experience Olana’s landscape with new eyes—the eyes of geologist who sees where science meets storytelling and time travel is possible. We will hike about 1.5 miles with rests, followed by apples and ice water. Wear smart shoes and sunscreen.

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Hudson Valley Sunset Kayak Tour

@ I Paddle New York

  • September 1, 2018, 5:30PM
  • September 8, 2018, 5:30PM
  • September 15, 2018, 5:00PM
  • September 22, 2018, 5:00PM
  • September 29, 2018, 5:00PM

We start with a quick lesson before launching into the calm waters of the Esopus Creek. We'll talk about some of the rich history as we paddle down to take a quick peek at the Cantine Falls before heading out by the Saugerties Lighthouse and into the Hudson River where we'll enjoy a snack as the sun sets behind the Catskill Mountains! We'll enjoy the birds, beaver and all of nature as we return by twilight.

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Barry Hopkins Run

@ Olana State Historic Site

  • September 9, 2018, 8:30AM

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

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Bear Mountain Loop via Major Welch Trail and Appalachian Trail

@ Bear Mountain State Park

  • September 9, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 29, 2018, 10:00AM

We’ll meet at the junction of the Appalachian Trail and the Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail near the southern end of Hessian Lake. From there, we'll walk north along the western shore of Hessian Lake to the start of the Major Welch Trail. Turning left into the woods, the ascent begins on stone steps, but quickly becomes rocky footpath. Gradually the climb becomes steeper, passing through stands of mountain laurel, as the footpath alternates between rocky footpath, well-graded footpath, stone steps and rock outcrop. We'll enjoy the north facing and panoramic views of the Hudson River, before we complete the climb to the summit. Here you can explore Perkins Memorial Tower and enjoy the all-encompassing views of the Hudson Valley. After a rest and lunch, we'll continue to the Appalachian Trail and begin our descent. After crossing and then joining parts of Perkins Drive, the trail descends over 800 magnificent hand-hewn stone steps built in place by NY-NJ Trail Conference Volunteers over a 5 year period. We'll pass a seasonal waterfall, cross a wooden bridge and enjoy views of Iona Island and the Hudson River. At the end of these giant steps, we'll be right back where we started.

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Cranberry Lake Preserve Hike

@ Meet at the Nature Center

  • September 9, 2018, 10:00AM, Meet at Nature Center

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.

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The Garden Conservancy Open Days Program Tour - Putnam/Westchester County

@ Eastward

  • September 9, 2018, 10:00AM, ending times vary

Explore three private gardens in Brewster, South Salem, and Waccabuc, open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. Highlights include perennial gardens, edibles, ponds and other water features, a vineyard, views of the Pound Ridge Reservation, and a 200-foot-long garden in the shade of a horse training arena. Begin at Eastward or see website for additional locations. No reservations required; rain or shine. For More Information: See www.opendaysprogram.org or call The Garden Conservancy toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442.

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Tours of the historic Van Schaick Mansion

@ 1 Van Schaick Avenue, Cohoes, NY. 12047

  • September 9, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 9, 2018, 4:00PM

The historic Van Schaick Mansion was built around 1735 and is where the Battles of Saratoga were planned. This English house with a Dutch flair is an amazing venue for considering the lives of the people who were here at the time of the American Revolution.

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Lyndhurst Landscape Ramble

@ Lyndhurst

  • September 2, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 9, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 23, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 30, 2018, 10:30AM

To celebrate the Hudson River Ramble, we will be offering a tour of the historic grounds at Lyndhurst, a Gothic Revival masterpiece overlooking the Hudson River. The site reflects nearly 175 years of life on the Hudson River contained in 67 park-like acres that include 16 structures, such as a Lord & Burnham steel-framed greenhouse complex and the oldest regulation bowling alley in the United States. Lyndhurst’s magnificent grounds contains an award-winning rose garden, a fern garden, rock garden, specimen trees, the now-aged lindens for which the property was named, and spectacular views of the Hudson River. Landscape Ramble tours will be held at 10:30 am on Sundays, September 3rd, 10th, and 24th.

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Elemental Forces

@ The Catherine Konner Sculpture Park at Rockland Center for the Arts

  • September 9, 2018, 11:00AM

Identifying renewable energy sources is an important issue facing humanity going forward. It is a task requiring the collaboration of scientists, entrepreneurs, businesses, governments and consumers. How can the artist play a role in advancing the emergence of renewable energy? How can artists help inspire dreams of what might be and work towards a better future?? This public art exhibit invited artists to create sculptures using renewable energy utilizing solar, wind, and geothermal to the potential of alternative energy. These sculptures set in The Catherine Konner Sculpture Park harness a component of renewable energy. We feel very fortunate to have six amazing artists who are known for their innovation in public art as well as their activism with the environment and sustainability. Artists include: Professor Robert Dell, Jeff Kahn, James Murray, Aurora Robson, Peter & Cassie Strasser, and Chuck von Schmidt. RoCA is proud to have on display one of Professor Robert Dell’s geothermal-powered sculptures, created and originally powered by hot springs during a Fullbright Senior Research Fellowship in Iceland. Dell, a MacDowell Fellow, is the Founding Director of the Center for Innovation and Applied Technology at The Cooper Union in New York City. The Smithsonian has now recognized him as a “progenitor of sustainable art” and for his geothermal installations. His papers on this subject are in the permanent collection as part of The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art. As an engineer, inventor, author and sculptor he has developed several green technologies, including an outdoor system of heated ground agriculture that was constructed and tested at the Agricultural University of Iceland. Jeff Kahn’s “Wind Shear” is among the kinetic sculptures harnessing the wind. Kahn’s pieces are created and calibrated to move with breezes under 1 mph, under the heat of the sun, or the weight of the morning dew. He explores balance and gravity and the way almost imperceptible air currents interact with them. Gravity is the motivating force and the element that holds these kinetic sculptures together. Kahn uses his 40 years of experience as a jeweler, machinist and woodworker in his kinetic sculpture. His work is in the permanent collections of such places as the National Air and Space Museum, The Franklin Mint and the New York Botanical Gardens. Kahn along with artists Peter & Cassie Strasser and Chuck von Schmidt explore the interaction of the natural element of wind with movable art. Peter and Cassie Strasser created an old fashioned wind vane to harness available air currents, titled Where Do We Go From Here. The movement will cause its walking people to rotate on its tripod axis high in the air. Peter and Cassie are both adept at restoring and working with many mediums and objects, having both worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Conservation and Restoration departments. Chuck von Schmidt embraces the awesome effects of weather on our lives in his Polly Von sculpture. The piece harkens to the folk song in which a hunter mistakenly shoots his beloved when he mistakes her for a swan. The swan pivots and balances on the arrow which pierces it. It weathervanes with the wind and tilts when the pan on the “head” fills with water. The water spills and the swan tips back up into balance. Von Schmidt’s work is in such permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Neuberger Museum and the Musei Vaticani. Aurora Robson and James Murray utilize solar power. James Murray’s Totemic Charge, made from salvaged phone cubicles are welded into a column. These recycled and reclaimed materials, along with a solar panel captures the sun to provide renewable and useful energy enabling visitors to recharge their cell phones or tablets through the sculpture. Murray’s work can be found through New England and New York. Aurora Robson is best known for her huge installations of plastic. She has developed a teaching course to encourage a shift of paradigms in art and science education while helping restrict the flow of plastic debris to our oceans. Gypsy Moths consists of three hanging pieces, made from plastics, saved from the wastestream, and powered by solar. Robson founded Project Vortex A few of the major collections her work can be found include: The Figge Art Museum, IA; Kingsbrae Gardens, NB, Canada; The South Carolina Aquarium, SC; and the Poipu Beach Hotel, HI. The exhibit opens Saturday, June 16th, 2:00- 5:00pm and is on view through April 30, 2019. Free to the general public. For more information contact: Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA), 845-358-0877, info@rocklandartcenter.org or visit www.rocklandartcenter.org. RoCA is located at 27 South Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY 10994. The Catherine Konner Sculpture Park is open Dawn to Dusk 7 days a week. RoCA’s programs are made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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Heroes' Day

@ Hudson River Maritime Museum

  • September 9, 2018, 11:00AM

Join us as we celebrate the emergency services personnel who served on September 11 and who keep us safe today.

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Tour of Untermyer Gardens

@ 945 N. Broadway Yonkers, NY 10701

  • September 2, 2018, 11:00AM, History tour
  • September 9, 2018, 11:00AM, President's tour
  • September 16, 2018, 11:00AM, Horitculture tour
  • September 23, 2018, 2:00PM, History tour
  • September 30, 2018, 2:00PM, History tour

The tour will highlight aspects of what was called "America's Most Spectacular Garden" in the 1920's. Great emphasis will be given to the history of the design and owners plus exceptional horticulture.

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Sculpture in the Woods

@ Rockland Center for the Arts

  • September 9, 2018, 11:30AM

On View in the Catherine Konner Sculpture Park Dates: May 21, 2017 – October 30, 2018 Rockland Center for the Arts, in partnership with Collaborative Concepts, have sited sculptures by 15 regional artists on RoCA's new nature trails, just off the Catherine Konner Sculpture Park. Inspired by the natural habitat of the lower Hudson Valley, the sculptors pay homage to the creative spirit that lives right here in Rockland. Artists address ideas of light, organics, recycling and sustainability through these sculptures. These trails help you reconnect with nature and relieve the ‘nature deficit disorder’ so prevalent today. Perfectly placed sculptures, visible through and around the natural habitat brings a fresh enchantment to these trails. A glimpse of an art piece beckons the visitor to meander slowly through the paths and observe the intricacies of each exceptional work displayed within the landscape. Sarah Haviland’s large metal bird, Spirit of Place, glistens through the trail while Michael Natiello’s,Red Neck Gong, reminds us of the solitude and tranquility in nature. Denis Folz’s Nailed It sculpture brings a sense of humor and JoAnn Brody’s female Totems/Bones gives a tribal feeling to the trails. The sculpture trail connects to the Palisades Park. It is our hope that this tourist destination will have an emotional connection for visitors with nature, the art and inspire all to spend more time outdoors in the Hudson Valley and Rockland. There are two guided tours but the public can come in for a self guided tour any day of the week, May 21, 2017 – October 30, 2018, free and open to the public from dawn to dusk. Rockland Center for the Arts is located at 27 S. Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY. Gallery hours are: Mon-Fri 10-4 pm; Sat and Sun 1-4 pm. For more information visit www.rocklandartcenter.org or call 845-358-0877. RoCA’s programs are made possible, in part, with funds from Rockland County Tourism, the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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Norrie Point Fish and Canoe

@ Norrie Point Environmental Center

  • September 9, 2018, 12:00PM

Join Research Reserve staff on a short, guided tidal marsh paddle (numbers limited, all equipment provided). You can also angle for fish off our wheelchair accessible patio. All equipment provided by " I Fish NY "

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Family Nature Journaling

@ Albany Pine Bush Preserve Discovery Center

  • September 9, 2018, 1:00PM

Come spend part of your day with us as we draw inspiration from nature and pause to observe life in the Pine Bush. We will combine drawing, scientific observation, poetry and more as we each record a visit to the Pine Bush in our own creative way. This program will include a short hike of no more than one-half mile.

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Highlands Bluegrass Festival at Harmony Hall

@ Harmony Hall ~ Jacob Sloat House

  • September 9, 2018, 1:00PM

Banjo Great Tony Trischka returns to our outdoor stage for the 9th Annual Highlands Bluegrass Festival. Tony Trischka Territory teams Tony with with some very talented musicians. Last years set was full of wonderful musicality. Don't miss the return appearance of tony Trischka Territory at the 2018 festival. Also appearing this year are a terrific Bluegrass band from New Jersey: Blue Plate Special! A third band, to be announced, will round out the bill. All this in a beautiful Ramapo River Valley setting on the Great Lawn of Jacob Sloat's 1848 mansion, Harmony Hall, a National Register of Historic Places Site in Sloatsburg, New York. Harriman and Sterling Forest State Parks are nearby in the surrounding ancient and scenic Ramapo Mountains.

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What You See and What You Don't See

@ Staatsburgh State Historic Site (Mills Mansion)

  • September 9, 2018, 1:00PM
  • September 23, 2018, 1:00PM

In 1895, Staatsburgh's landscape architect designed glorious grounds that showcased the good life in the Gilded Age. But the landscape was also designed to hide from view the turn-of-the-century technology and labor that made the estate run. Enjoy a leisurely guided stroll through the historic grounds as we explore what you see...and what you don't see.

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Bannerman Castle Kayak and Walking Tour

@ Storm King Adventure Tours

  • September 1, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 2, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 3, 2018, 2:00PM
  • September 9, 2018, 2:00PM
  • September 15, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 17, 2018, 12:00PM
  • September 23, 2018, 2:00PM
  • September 29, 2018, 10:00AM

Receive an exclusive behind-the-ruins kayak and walking tour of Bannerman's Castle. Includes a guided visit with a full narrated history of the island and castle. Proceeds go toward the preservation of this unique landmark.

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Sundays Along the River: Icy Endeavors

@ Bronck Museum

  • September 9, 2018, 2:00PM

Join Historian Richard Muggeo for the history of Greene County's commercial ice industry from the river to the ice box.

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Historic Downtown Albany Food Tour

@ 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY 12207

  • September 7, 2018, 12:45PM, Rain or Shine, 3.25 hours
  • September 14, 2018, 12:45PM, Rain or Shine, 3.25 hours
  • September 28, 2018, 12:45PM, Rain or Shine, 3.25 hours

Taste Albany's rapidly evolving culinary scene by exploring the food print of this historic city on the west bank of the Hudson River! Put on your walking shoes for an entertaining and delicious way to experience Albany. New York’s Capital City for 320+ years, is undergoing a culinary and craft brewing boom. You’ll sip and sample from restaurants that are spicing up Albany’s food scene. Discover stunning architecture and cultural tidbits that will help you develop a fresh perspective on New York’s capital city. Each Friday, we sprinkle in history, architecture and culture to kick off your weekend in the Capital District. Bring your appetite and your friends and family, to celebrate this great legacy city and let your culinary adventure begin! 6 sips and tastes for a complete meal. Discover New York's historic connection with craft brewing and how it has returned to flourish. Get an insider's introduction to one of the oldest churches in New York and discover where some of the famous congregants sat.

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Doodletown

@ The hiker’s parking area is about 1.4 miles south of the Bear Mountain Bridge traffic circle on Route 9W, just North of the road into Iona Island.

  • September 15, 2018, 9:00AM

Join David Steinberg, author of "Hiking the Road to Ruins", for an exploration of the abandoned hamlet of Doodletown. We'll visit cemeteries, mines, and look for vestiges of the old town.

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Fall Into Rowing with Mid Hudson Rowing Association

@ Hudson River at Poughkeepsie

  • September 15, 2018, 9:00AM

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

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John Burroughs Slabsides Geology Ramble

@ John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary at Slabsides

  • September 15, 2018, 9:00AM

The rocks were one of literary 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 geology professor Jeff Walker for hike to read the many stories in the rocks of the John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary. The newly developed trails are part of the Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail System. Meet at Slabsides.

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Nature Awareness Walk led by Steven Michael Pague

@ Winnakee Nature Preserve in Hyde Park

  • September 15, 2018, 9:00AM, Meet in grass parking lot behind Hyde Park Florist

Join Winnakee Land Trust on a community Nature Awareness Walk made possible with generosity from AT&T. Follow Guest Naturalist Steven Michael Pague as he leads you through the Winnakee Nature Preserve — train your eye to be a nature observer. Notice the abundance of Wildlife in your own backyard. The Winnakee Nature Preserve, one of Winnakee’s public access parks, is easy to get to in Hyde Park, from Rhinebeck or Poughkeepsie along Route 9; the Google Address is: 4204 Albany Post Rd (Rt. 9), Hyde Park, NY 12538 Parking for the event will be to the rear of the Hyde Park Florist shop (at the address above). We encourage you to visit our website, to see more information about what to expect and what the Preserve and the region has to offer.

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Fall Foliage Paddle

@ Kingston Point Beach

  • September 15, 2018, 9:30AM

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

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Annual Hyde Park Trails Seth Lyon Volunteer Trail Workday

@ Hyde Park Recreation

  • September 15, 2018, 10:00AM

This event is free and open to all volunteers. Volunteers will be performing trail work under the guidance of trail leaders. Tools will be provided by the trail committee. However, if you have a pair of loppers, please bring your tools. If you would like to register your scout group, etc., please call 229-8086, ext. 5.

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Capital Region Apple and Wine Festival

@ Altamont Fairgrounds Altamont NY

  • September 15, 2018, 10:00AM, Open until 6pm
  • September 16, 2018, 10:00AM, Open to 5pm

Our 26th annual festival, includes a craft fair, local foods, apple, ciders, baked goods, NYS wineries, family entertainment and music.

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D&H Canal Car Tour

@ Hudson River Maritime Museum

  • September 15, 2018, 10:00AM

Join HRMM and the D&H Canal Museum for a joint tour of the D&H Canal, from High Falls to Rondout. Participants drive from place to place as tour the D&H Canal Museum, 5 Lock Walk and the historic Rondout Waterfront.

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Discover the Hilltowns: Farms, Artisans and More Tour

@ Berne, Knox, Rensselaerville and Westerlo

  • September 15, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 16, 2018, 10:00AM

Experience the scenic Hilltowns of Albany County on this self-guided driving tour of farms, artisan studios, markets, historical museums and other places of interest. Choose from dozens of destinations. Maps with details, schedules, wheelchair accessibility, and locations for gas and food are available free at all venues or can be downloaded from our website www.Hilltowns.org. 2018 map will be finalized in September.

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Dutch Heritage Day

@ Albany Rural Cemetery

  • September 15, 2018, 10:00AM

Founded in 1841 and covering 467 acres, the Albany Rural Cemetery has many unique ties to the Capital Region’s Dutch heritage. A walking tour will explorer these historic connections from 18th century headstones to Van Rensselaer Patroons and beyond. The Cemetery’s 1884 Chapel will also be open with refreshments, displays, and more.

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Free Sails with Ferry Sloops from Ossining

@ Shattemuc Yacht Club

  • September 15, 2018, 10:00AM

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. Rain date is Sunday, September 16, 2018. 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) and in Shattemuc Yacht Club parking lot. DO NOT park in The Boathouse Restaurant parking lot or in spaces that have signs designating The Boathouse Restaurant parking.

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Hudson River Seining & Aquatic Life

@ Kowawese Unique Area

  • September 15, 2018, 10:00AM

In the shadow of Storm King Mountain, we will sample the inshore shallows at Kowawese with a beach seine to see "who" (fish & shellfish) is home today. We may see a Bald Eagle from time-to-time, Osprey, and perhaps the start of the autumn Monarch butterfly migration. Bring swimwear to participate.

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Make Your Own Mushroom Log

@ Sam's Point Area of Minnewaska State Park Preserve

  • September 15, 2018, 10:00AM, ends at 1:00pm

Join us for this hands-on workshop during which we will debunk the mysteries of mushrooms and you will learn how to grow your own. During the program, we will take a walk to look for fungi along the trail and discuss how native fungi function in the ecosystem. Then, we will learn about and experience the process of growing mushrooms via log inoculation. Once completed, the logs are yours to take home and enjoy! Meet at the Sam’s Point Visitor Center. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18

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Mountain Biking the Yorktown Trails

@ Yorktown Trails

  • September 15, 2018, 10:00AM

Join Yorktown Trailtown, Westchester Cycle Club, and Westchester Mountain Bike Association for a lively mountain bike ride on the Yorktown Trails! We will have a short safety talk before departing. These are intermediate level trails with plenty of rocks, roots, and logs. We will regroup primarily at the end of each trail. Meet at the Crompond Elementary School parking lot. From there we will ride to the Strang Blvd trailhead and head into the woods! Plan to ride for about 60-90 min over about 2-2.5 hours.

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Palenville Overlook

@ Outside North South Lake Public Campground

  • September 15, 2018, 10:00AM, Rain Date 9/16

Hike the Escarpment Trail and Sleepy Hollow Horse Trail to fantastic views east over the Hudson Valley over Palenville and a view straight down to NY Route 23A from rock thrones next to an old boarding house foundation.

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Secrets Under The Soil

@ Outdoor Discovery Center at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

  • September 15, 2018, 10:00AM

Dig into the land down under your feet! In this fun filled family program we will learn about all of the animals, big and small, that reside under the ground. Explore the subterranean habitats through experimentation and fun activities. We can’t wait to delve deep into the underground world with you!

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20th Century Architecture in the Historic District of Troy

@ Troy Waterfront Farmer's Market Information Booth

  • September 15, 2018, 10:30AM

Tour will highlight the early 20th century buildings within the historic district of Troy. Buildings such Frear's Department Store, The Caldwell, McCarthy, Ilium and The Record buildings are but a few of the examples that will be seen on this tour. We will discuss their original function and their adaptive re-use that has taken place in recent years.

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Montgomery Place Historic House Tour

@ Bard College, Montgomery Place Campus

  • September 1, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 1, 2018, 11:30AM
  • September 1, 2018, 1:30PM
  • September 1, 2018, 2:30PM
  • September 8, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 8, 2018, 11:30AM
  • September 8, 2018, 1:30PM
  • September 8, 2018, 2:30PM
  • September 15, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 15, 2018, 11:30AM
  • September 15, 2018, 1:30PM
  • September 15, 2018, 2:30PM
  • September 22, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 22, 2018, 11:30AM
  • September 22, 2018, 1:30PM
  • September 22, 2018, 2:30PM
  • September 29, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 29, 2018, 11:30AM
  • September 29, 2018, 1:30PM
  • September 29, 2018, 2:30PM

Come take a historic house tour of Montgomery Place, a 380-acre estate adjacent to the main Bard College campus. Montgomery Place overlooks the Hudson River and is a designated National Historic Landmark set amid rolling lawns, woodlands, and gardens. Learn about the renowned architects, landscape designers and horticulturists who worked to create an elegant and inspiring country estate. The property was owned and lived in by members of the Livingston family from 1802 through 1986.

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Biodiversity Celebration

@ Trailside Museums & Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park

  • September 15, 2018, 11:00AM

Come to Trailside Museums & Zoo and learn about Biodiversity & Local Habitats! Visit our Pond, River, Forest, Woodland Pool, Grassland and Rocky Summit habitat stations to complete your Habitat Passport. When you complete the activity at each station, then you get a stamp. Collect all stamps & win a prize, while discovering ways you can help protect and provide habitat for wildlife.

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Crailo Harvest Faire

@ Crailo State Historic Site

  • September 15, 2018, 11:00AM
  • Rain Date: September 16, 2018, 11:00AM

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

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Haverstraw RiverArts & Music Festival

@ Emeline Park - 16 Front St. Haverstraw

  • September 15, 2018, 11:00AM

The 5th annual Haverstraw RiverArts & Music Festival kicks off 9/15 from 11-5-pm in the Village of Haverstraw's scenic Hudson River front park. The day's festivities include 3 live bands, Live Art event, puppet making, yarn bombing, craft vendors, food trucks and outdoor eating in waterfront restaurant Don Coqui. Admission is free.

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Innisfree Garden Curator's Tour

@ Innisfree Garden, 362 Tyrrel Road, Millbrook, NY 12545

  • September 15, 2018, 11:00AM

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. Like the Great American Novel, Innisfree’s story involves love, loss, and overcoming adversity through creativity and innovation. Discuss at the people, the inspirations, and the natural and designed features that make Innisfree such a memorable and moving place. Investigate the innovative and sustainable landscape design and management techniques that are central to Innisfree’s unique aesthetic and astonishing ability to maintain a 185-acre public garden with only a tiny seasonal maintenance staff. Learn simple yet powerful ideas home and professional gardeners can adopt.

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The Enchanted City

@ Junction of River and First Streets, Troy, NY

  • September 15, 2018, 11:00AM, until 6:00 PM

The Enchanted City is the Steampunk Tale of Troy NY. The fairytale of our future and past revealed for a day in our historic streets. It is an urban spectacle of invention, imagination, theater and magic dressed in Cogs and Corsets. A Victorian faire with Maker Flair. Join Queen Mab and her entourage for our fourth year which promises to be a pageant etonnante! The Enchanted City is a free event, and open to the public. Our event draws upon the unique aspects of Troy which honors our Victorian/Industrial heritage, while highlighting our emerging creative economy and technology sector. It has a rich history with a walkable historic district. We are on the cutting edge of the tech sector, and are creative and visual.

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Five Rivers Fall Festival

@ Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

  • September 15, 2018, 12:00PM

On Saturday September 15, from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m., rain or shine, Five Rivers Environmental Education Center will hold its annual FALL FESTIVAL. This FREE family festival is held at the Center’s 450-acre nature center and wildlife preserve at 56 Game Farm Road in Delmar, with free on-site parking. A cooperative effort of the Friends of Five Rivers and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, the Fall Festival draws over 2,000 visitors annually. The Festival is known for its “kid appeal.” Return favorites include eco-crafts, live animals (with experienced animal rehabilitators), juggling, astronomy, games and fly casting, “The Incredible Journey” of a water droplet, and the “Insect Safari” with trained naturalists. There are also naturalist-led family hikes at regular intervals, featuring geology, botany, and wildlife. Live music adds to the festival atmosphere. Hot dogs, cider, popcorn, and bake sale goodies are available until they run out!

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Stony Point Lighthouse Day

@ Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site

  • September 15, 2018, 12:00PM

Come learn about life in the period of the American Civil War and hear the story of the Stony Point Lighthouse, the Hudson River’s oldest beacon and its protection of the maritime trade. Balladeer Linda Russel and Storyteller Jonathan Kruk will bring you back to the 1860s with music and stories. Meet the Lightkeeper, Mrs. Nancy Rose and tour the first floor of the lighthouse. The 26th USCT, a Civil War African American Navel living history group will set up camp near the lighthouse and present a program in full period dress, and talk about the contributions of African-Americans to the Union cause and end slavery during the Civil War. Children’s games, crafts and refreshments for all!

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Tiffany Windows, Waterfalls and a 100 Mile View

@ Oakwood Cemetery

  • September 15, 2018, 1:00PM

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

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Interpretive Hike in Sylvan Glen Park Preserve

@ Sylvan Glen Park Preserve

  • September 15, 2018, 2:00PM

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

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Paddle in the Park

@ Lake Taghkanic State Park

  • September 15, 2018, 3:00PM

Join CLC staff, for an early evening paddle at Lake Taghkanic State Park.

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Cunneen-Hackett Murder Mystery Masquerade Dinner

@ Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center

  • September 15, 2018, 6:00PM

This is the second Murder Mystery fundraiser dinner for the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization dedicated to meet the cultural needs of the community. Guests will be asked to help solve a murder mystery while dining and drinking in the historic Grand Parlor at the former Home for Aged Men built in 1881. The Masquerade dinner helps raise funds for the continuing mission of maintaining and preserving the landmarked buildings which comprise the Arts Center.

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Outdoor Film Screening

@ Montgomery Place

  • September 15, 2018, 6:00PM, Grounds open 6pm, film begins at dusk

A series of events at historic Montgomery Place.

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Bethlehem's Magical History Bicycle Tour

@ Municipal Parking Lot, Kenwood Ave at the 4 corners in Delmar New York

  • September 16, 2018, 9:30AM

South of Albany, bicycling opportunities and history abound. It was here in the Town of Bethlehem that Henry Hudson dropped anchor during his epic voyage of 1609 in the heart of what was then Mohican territory. Join us in downtown Delmar for this 22 mile tour beginning with a ride on the newly opened Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail to Slingerlands. We'll ride the open back roads to the Hudson River waterfront, visit an 18th century mansion and cemetery and stop at a museum. The last leg of our tour includes a stop at the site of a Native American settlement before riding through the spectacuar Normans Kill gorge and back to our starting spot.

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Remote and Outback Hike at Minnewaska: Roughin' It with an Interpretive Guide

@ Minnewaska State Park Preserve

  • September 16, 2018, 9:30AM

Sunday, September 16, 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Hudson River Valley Ramble: Remote and Outback Hike at Minnewaska: Roughin’ It with an Interpretive Guide Itching for an epic, all day ten-mile hike? Want to explore paths near gurgling streams, find secret, scenic views and discover waterfalls? Join Stefan Ramirez, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Intern for the hike of your life, as we trek along multiple trails at Minnewaska State Park Preserve. We’ll start our journey walking down the Mossy Glen Footpath, a tranquil and serene trail along the Peter’s Kill stream. Next, we will hike up the Blueberry Run Footpath, all the way to Castle Point. The vista here overlooks the entire Hudson Valley, and offers glimpses of Lake Awosting, the largest and most pristine of the five sky lakes found in the Shawangunks. Then, we’ll continue along the Castle Point Carriage Road to the Rainbow Falls Footpath trailhead. From here, we will hike the Rainbow Falls Footpath, stopping at various, scenic spots, including Rainbow Falls. After this, we will arrive at the Lower Awosting Carriage Road, where we will briefly walk to Lake Awosting and take in the long view of the Lake from north to south. Next, we will walk back up Lower Awosting to the Jenny Lane Footpath trailhead. This quiet and forested trail will take us to a fork in the road, where we will hike down another part of the Blueberry Run Footpath, eventually reaching the Peter’s Kill stream again. After crossing a rustic wooden bridge over the Peter’s Kill, we will walk back on Mossy Glen Footpath to the Awosting Parking lot. This is an all-day hike and guests should come prepared by bringing plenty of food, water and proper hiking gear. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska State Park Preserve directly at 845-255-0752.

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Battle of Saratoga Anniversary Encampment

@ Saratoga National Historical Park

  • September 15, 2018, 10:00AM, 10 AM to 4 PM
  • September 16, 2018, 10:00AM, 10 AM to 3 PM

Come help us commemorate the 241st anniversary of the Battles of Saratoga! This year's event theme will be "Civilians in the Camp." Our focus will be on the non-combatants, such as the camp followers (wives and whole families of soldiers) and the sutlers (army-approved merchants) in both American and British armies, as well as the "Albanians," British loyalist refugees from Albany, and on boatmen, pioneers, and carters (wagon and cart drivers) with the British army. There will of course also be soldiers in both camps: Colonel Thomas Marshall's Continental Regiment for the American side, and the 62nd Regiment of Foot for the British side.

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Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst

@ Lyndhurst Estate

  • September 14, 2018, 10:00AM, 10-5
  • September 15, 2018, 10:00AM, 10-6
  • September 16, 2018, 10:00AM, 10-5

Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst, September 14, 15, 16, 2018, showcases over 275 modern American makers, artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country and is a celebration of all things handmade. These exceptional indie artists infuse each of their pieces with a distinctive creative vision. Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst offers a full day art and shopping experience for the entire family. Meet these talented emerging and seasoned makers who will be selling their exciting contemporary creations at Westchester County’s most beloved arts event and favorite out-of-the-box shopping experience. Truly a destination event not to miss, along the coast of the inspiringly beautiful Hudson River. The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition creations in every material imaginable. Find earrings made of sterling silver and python; handbags made from antique books; scarves made of bamboo; pears made of bronze; necklaces made of meteorites; pens made of real flowers; and bowls made of granite, alongside contemporary craft pottery, wood furniture, handwoven fashions, bronze sculpture, blown glass objects and more. Visitors should also plan to visit the gourmet food and specialties section to fully experience hand-crafted delights. A benefit for Lyndhurst and the National Trust for Historic Preservation www.artrider.com.

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Historic Walk of Piermont with Piermont Historical Society

@ Meet in parking lot behind Confetti restaurant

  • September 16, 2018, 10:00AM

Meet in parking lot behind Confetti’s restaurant on Ash Street. Richard Esnard of the Piermont Historical Society will lead a walk to the birthplace of Piermont. Walk along the Sparkill Creek to Piermont’s Historic District where you will visit the drawbridge, the Rockland Road Bridge and Piermont’s Reformed Church — all on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Plateau Panorama

@ Hidley Farm, 287 Hidley Road, Wynantskill, NY 12198

  • September 16, 2018, 10:00AM, Anytime 10am to 4pm

Rensselaer Plateau Board Members Shari and Dick Gibbs invite you to share in their treasured view of the Rensselaer Plateau. Bring your own picnic to their Hidley Farm, walk, hike, or bike to the hilltop family cemetery, and enjoy the panoramic vista of the Rensselaer Plateau landscape.Families and folks of all ages and abilities welcome to fun on a Sunday in the sun! (Rain Cancels!)

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Olana Historic Landscape Tours

@ Olana State Historic Site

  • September 1, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 2, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 4, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 7, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 8, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 9, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 11, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 14, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 15, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 16, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 18, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 21, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 22, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 23, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 25, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 28, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 29, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 30, 2018, 10:30AM

Topics include art and design, the native woodlands and meadows, the farm, the constructed lake, Church’s original painting studio, architectural elements, viewshed protection, and Olana’s ongoing preservation story. Options for our Walking Tour, or our Electric Carriage Tour! Historic Landscape Tours are available Friday - Sunday & Tuesday

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Taste of New Paltz

@ Ulster County Fairgrounds

  • September 16, 2018, 11:00AM, Rain or Shine 11am - 5pm

Held rain or shine at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz (exit 18 New York State Thruway), the ​Taste of New Paltz is the most unique business showcase of it's kind! ​The Hudson Valley’s renowned wine, cuisine and agricultural bounty will be on display with TASTE OF NEW PALTZ, the flavorful annual opportunity to sample some of the best mouth-watering fare from the region’s finest restaurants, caterers, farm markets, brew masters, and wineries, all in a single day. The adventurous gourmet will taste bold and appealing delicacies; the more traditional diner will be glad to hear that there is pizza, beer and cupcakes. More than just food, the Taste of New Paltz includes beautiful art, carefully crafted jewelry, health and wellness, stroll the business showcase, enjoy live music and demonstrations. Family Friendly-bring the family for a fun day outdoors featuring many children events. Pony rides, magicians, petting zoo, and face painting. ​Food - Area restaurants will prepare their specialties and sell taste-size portions of their best dishes. $3 and $5 "tastes" are offered at each of the food and beverage venues. Local farm markets entice tastebuds with delicious fresh-picked produce and homemade apple cider donuts, while our area wineries introduce tastes of our rich Hudson Valley grapes. Sip local cider made from apples grown right here in New Paltz. The TASTE OF NEW PALTZ is also proud to boast our green initiative, highlighting the importance of sustainable practices. Taste some more, sip again. Spend the day with us!

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Piermont's Station Museum

@ Piermont Station

  • September 2, 2018, 12:00PM
  • September 16, 2018, 12:00PM
  • September 30, 2018, 12:00PM

Visitors can hike to the station along the scenic Erie Path. Learn about Piermont’s unique and diverse history that includes displays on Piermont’s role in the American Revolution and in WWII as well as the longest railroad in the world that in 1851 left from Piermont’s pier to Lake Erie. Parking is available on site.

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Apple Cider Ramble & Fall Festival

@ Peach Hill Park

  • September 16, 2018, 1:00PM
  • Rain Date: September 23, 2018, 1:00PM

Participants will take a walking tour our orchard. During the tour you will pick apples and help press them into apple cider at the end of the trip. We will also have kid's games, horse-drawn hayride, a maze, crafts, and food available.

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Piermont's Art in the Park

@ Piermont, NY

  • September 16, 2018, 1:00PM

Piermont Straus Foundation invites artists free of charge to join us for a one-day community art event. Artists will show their work, sell their work, and create work on site. Included in the event will be teaching workshops and hands-on workshops for all ages. Artists must apply in advance by completing the form on our web site www.psfdn.org. Applications to participate are due on or before Saturday, September 7, 2018.

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History Walk at Carnwath Farms

@ Carnwath Farm

  • September 16, 2018, 2:00PM

The walk will begin at the Carnwath Farm Carriage House with a brief talk on Reginald Rives, who had horses and carriages there at the turn of the last century. The group will then walk down the old carriage road and to the home of Dick Lahey, who will give a barn tour of his collection of 19th century Hudson Valley carriages and sleighs. Returns to Carnwath Farm Carriage House. Registration: Please call 9/14/2018

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Hopper's Nyack Walking Tour

@ Edward Hopper House Art Center

  • September 16, 2018, 2:00PM, All tours are from 2-4pm. The fee is $5. No reservations required.

Born and raised in Nyack, Hopper said that "in every artist's development the gem of the later work is always found in the earlier. What he once was, he always is." See Nyack through his eyes. This tour highlights the influence of light, water and architecture. Young Hopper spent much of his time around the Village of Nyack and by the water where he drew his inspiration.

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The Marshall House open house - National Historic Place - Visit the house and the cellar of Baroness Riedesel's ordeal

@ Schuylerville, NY

  • September 16, 2018, 4:00PM, Visitors are asked to park either on the grass on the east side of the road (200 feet) below The Marshall House or in the adjacent parking lot at Lock 5. Those who have difficult walking up the hill can be dropped off at the house before parking.

As the wife of a general fighting alongside the British during the Revolutionary War, Baroness Riedesel was a member of the enemy camp. But her chronicle of the ordeal she endured at The Marshall House during the terrible fighting that culminated in the loyalist army’s surrender at Saratoga has fascinated historians for generations. Now The Marshall House, a private residence, will open its doors to the public. The cellar that provided refuge for the Baroness and her children, other women and children, and wounded British soldiers remains intact. Even bloodstains survive from that horrific week of October 1777. Philadelphia’s newly opened Museum of the American Revolution devotes a special exhibit to the Baroness, labeling her a “heroine" of the war. The Marshall House is depicted as the scene of her heroic attempts to save lives and relieve suffering amid hellish conditions of cannon fire, cold, thirst, and hunger.

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Walking Tour of the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve

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

  • September 16, 2018, 5:00PM

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

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AMC INTERCHAPTER WILDERNESS SKILLS INSTRUCTION

@ The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

  • September 21, 2018, 3:00PM, 3 days/2 nights

Learn all the skills to be an accomplished outdoor enthusiast! This weekend skills workshop is great for both novices and experienced outdoor enthusiasts. This weekend course is mix of classroom, plus lots and lots of practical, hands-on, situational instruction. Sample curriculum includes: - Demo the Latest Camping Equipment - Select the Right Gear for the Right Situation - Choose the Best Backcountry Campsites - Build a Fire - Five Ways & in the Rain - Cook Over an Open Fire - Canoe & Kayak Rescue - Knots & Lines for Hikers, Campers, Boaters and Climbers - Backcountry Navigation: Map, Compass and GPS - Plan a Route - Erase the Trace - Anticipate & Manage Weather Conditions - Oh Shoot! Now what?! Deal with Common Emergencies - Forage for Edibles - Gear Hacks - and more! In the evening, we will put those skills to use building a giant bonfire to roast marshmallows and wallow in s'mores. Bring musical instruments if you want to jam.

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Autumn Bird Walk

@ Albany Rural Cemetery

  • September 22, 2018, 7:30AM

Joking the Audubon Society of the Capital Region and the Friends of the Albany Rural Cemetery for an autumn morning bird walk. Previous bird walks have been a popular event for bird lovers with almost thirty species of birds being seen - from brown creepers to red-tailed hawks.

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Roe Jan Ramble Bike Tour

@ Copake, New York

  • September 22, 2018, 8:00AM, Check-in opens 7:30AM

This popular annual cycling event is a must for both casual and experienced cyclists. A non-competitive ride through the picturesque country hills of the Roe Jan area towns of Copake, Hillsdale and Ancram, NY, along the Taconic Mountains bordering Massachusetts. Choose from 5 routes of 10, 8, 25, 35 & 50 miles (from easy to challenging) on lightly traveled country roads & portions of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Registration is free; suggested donation or pledges to benefit the Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association are encouraged. More information is available at www.roejanramble.org.

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Collar City Ramble

@ Collar City Ramble Table at the Troy Waterfront Farmer's Market

  • September 22, 2018, 9:00AM, until 2:00 PM

Explore Troy's urban trails by foot, bicycle, water, or whatever in this alternate transportation festival. Discover places you have never seen! The Collar City Ramble covers Troy in ways that anyone can find to enjoy. Celebrate the historical, the undeveloped, the waterways, and the recently uncovered located in our urban areas, with a tour group or independently with materials from the booth. Find information from how to share the roads to how to engage in geocaching. The details of the Collar City Ramble's guided tours are listed separately.

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Goshen Village Volkswalk for Everyone!

@ Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame

  • September 22, 2018, 9:00AM, Register bet 9 AM & 10 AM, finish by 2 PM

Registration either in front of, or in back of, the Harness Museum. Village parking, be aware of meters and parking restrictions. The walk route passes numerous historical places in Goshen as well as part of the Goshen Heritage rail-trail. All participants receive a self-guided set of directions with a map and text.

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Supervisor's Walk - Lake DeForest

@ New City Little League Strawtown Road Fields, New City

  • September 22, 2018, 9:00AM
  • Rain Date: September 23, 2018, 9:00AM

Join Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann and Bill Madden of Suez Water NY for a leisurely hike along the shores of Lake DeForest Reservoir. Participants can choose between two guided hikes: one that heads north of the Freedom Causeway with beautiful views of Davies Apple Orchard and majestic Hook Mountain, or one that leads south of the Freedom Causeway through quiet woods along the picturesque shoreline. Participants will learn about the history and significance of this privately owned reservoir, a primary source of Rockland and north New Jersey's drinking water. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to explore Suez's property around beautiful Lake DeForest.

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The Stone Chambers of Mead Farm

@ Meet at 1090 RT 52, Carmel (Dunkin Donuts), carpool to trail

  • September 22, 2018, 9:30AM

Colonial constructions, ancient sacred 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"

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Appalachian Trail Hike to the Iconic Dover Oak, learn about epic Arbor Day Volunteer Project

@ MetroNorth RR AT Station Stop

  • September 22, 2018, 10:00AM

The hike starts at the Appalachian Trail Boardwalk, west of the MetroNorth RR AT station stop, which is just south of Native Landscapes, 991 Rt 22. We will hike west (southbound,) across the 1600' boardwalk which was finished in 2012. It spans the Great Swamp, New York State's third largest freshwater wetlands. A bridge at the end takes you over the Swamp River and you'll head up through a forested hillside. At the top of Corbin hill, the path opens onto farmlands and follows along the perimeter of one of the fields. Heading off the hill, you will arrive at the Dover Oak on West Dover Road in Pawling. This magnificent landmark is over 300 years old, and with a 20' circumference. It is reportedly the largest tree on the 2180 mile footpath from Georgia to Maine, and is on the NYS "Big Tree" Registry as the largest White Oak. For more information: harlemvalleyat@gmail.com On Instagram: @harlemvalleyatcommunity

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Burden Iron Works Museum Tour

@ The Burden Iron Works Museum

  • September 22, 2018, 10:00AM, 12:15 talk on industrial history of the Wynantskill

Located in the former office of one of the most important firms in the history of iron and steel, the Burden Iron Works Museum educates visitors not only about the history of iron working in South Troy, but also about the transformation of the region around the confluence of the Hudson and the Mohawk Rivers into the Silicon Valley of the nineteenth century. The museum documents the many contributions of the area to the world such as: the hull armor for the Monitor, the modern horseshoe (made at the rate of nearly a million a week), the hook-headed railroad spike (now used worldwide), the lion’s share of the bells cast in the New World, more than a million detachable collars and cuffs a day, the largest textile mill building in nineteenth-century America, the most powerful water wheel in history (and in all likelihood the model for the world’s first Ferris wheel in 1893), and the first truly all-woman labor union.

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Croton Dam Hike

@ Croton Gorge Park

  • September 22, 2018, 10:00AM

Meet near the restrooms at the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park. We will hike north along the Old Croton Aqueduct trail to the top of the beautiful Croton Dam, overlooking the Croton Reservoir with its water views and dramatic spillway. The leader will discuss the history and construction of the Old Croton Aqueduct and features of the Croton Dam, the trailhead of the Aqueduct trail. The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply water to a thirsty New York City.

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Explore Troy’s Gateway to the Hudson River Water Trail

@ Ingalls Avenue Boat Launch

  • September 22, 2018, 10:00AM

This intermediate Water Trail Paddle is a 2 hour paddle of about 3 miles round trip in conjunction w/ the Adirondack Mountain Club. The Paddle will proceed downstream to around the Congress Street Bridge along the Troy waterfront and return. This is recommended for paddlers who have had experience on the river.

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Guided Nature Walk

@ Schodack Island State Park

  • September 1, 2018, 1:00PM, Meet at the Main Comfort Station. Join a Park Naturalist for a leisurely stroll on the Park's trails. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.
  • September 15, 2018, 10:00AM, Meet at the Main Comfort Station. Join a Park Naturalist for a leisurely stroll on the Park's trails. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.
  • September 22, 2018, 10:00AM, Meet at the Main Comfort Station. Join a Park Naturalist for a leisurely stroll on the Park's trails. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

Meet at the Main Comfort Station. Join a Park Naturalist for a leisurely walk on the Park's trails. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

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In Their Own Words - The Battle for Fort Montgomery!

@ Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

  • September 22, 2018, 10:00AM

Come for a unique, extended tour of one of the Hudson Valley's most dramatic battle sites!  Drawing mainly on 1st hand accounts and archaeological data, this ramble will bring to life the Revolutionary War attack on Fort Montgomery using the words of the soldiers who were there and what they left behind. Program will last approximately 2 hours and include rarely visited spots of the battlefield and conclude with a musket firing demonstration. *Ramblers welcome to bring a bagged lunch.  Registration Required - please email: peter.cutul@parks.ny.gov or call 845-446-2134 to Register.  www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com

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North Point and North Mountain

@ Outside North-South Lakes Campground

  • September 22, 2018, 10:00AM, Rain Date 9/23

Hike the Rock Shelter Trail and Mary's Glen Trail to North Point, with spectacular views to the Hudson Valley and nearby lakes and mountains, then continue on the Escarpment Trail to North Mountain. Possible loop extension.

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The Garden Conservancy Open Days Program Tour - Dutchess County

@ Clove Brook Farm

  • September 22, 2018, 10:00AM, until 4 p.m.

Explore five private and public gardens in Dover Plains, Millbrook, and Stanfordville, open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. Highlights include perennial gardens, edibles, ponds and other water features, woodland gardens, topiaries, extensive dahlia collections, and views of the Berkshire foothills. Begin at Clove Brook Farm or see website for additional locations. No reservations required; rain or shine. For More Information: See www.opendaysprogram.org or call The Garden Conservancy toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442.

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Trail Love Day at Breakneck Ridge

@ Hudson Highlands State Park

  • September 22, 2018, 10:00AM

It's the summer of Trail Love at Breakneck Ridge! Trail Love Day. Photo by Jamie Ferrugiaro.The Trail Conference is working hard to improve trails at Breakneck Ridge, but we need your help! If you want to meet some of the trail heroes who are working hard to make your hikes awesome, we’d love to have you come out for a few hours to see what trail building’s all about. Trail Love Days celebrate all good things about the trail community—connecting with nature, meeting great people, and creating a little trail magic. If you aren’t afraid to get a little dirty, come on out and help us keep your trails great. We’ll teach you everything you need to know about what we do, plus you’ll get snacks and a T-shirt. No experience is necessary, but space is limited. Give a few hours of your time, and you'll get: A friendly welcome from our Taconic Trail Crew at the Breakneck Ridge Metro-North train station. No car needed since this train station drops you off right at the Breakneck trailhead! Snacks Giveaways All the skills you need to help us improve trails, taught by our awesome trail professionals The rewarding feeling of building a trail for future generations to enjoy and explore the outdoors Build Your Next Adventure! Want to make a weekend out of it? Everyone participating in Trail Love is invited to stay at the Welch Trail Education Center, our camp in Harriman State Park, before and/or after each event. You need your own transportation, and must give us notice when you sign up that you’d like to stay over. Come work, play, and camp with us! Space is limited to 12 people, so sign up now!

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Trail Love Day at Sterling Forest

@ Sterling Forest State Park

  • September 22, 2018, 10:00AM

The Trail Conference is working hard to build the new, multi-use Munsee Eagle Trail in Sterling Forest State Park, but we need your help! If you want to meet some of the trail heroes who are working hard to make your trails awesome, we’d love to have you come out for a few hours to see what trail building’s all about. Trail Love Days celebrate all good things about the trail community—connecting with nature, meeting great people, and creating a little trail magic. If you aren’t afraid to get a little dirty, come on out and help us keep your trails great. We’ll teach you everything you need to know about what we do, plus you’ll get snacks and a T-shirt. No experience is necessary, but space is limited.

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Ornamental Ironwork in the historic district of Troy

@ Troy Waterfront Farmer's Market Information Booth

  • September 22, 2018, 10:30AM

Ornamental Ironwork . You pass it all the time ,now take a closer look at the beautiful wrought and cast iron railings, facades and decorative elements that grace the townhouses and commercial buildings in the historic district.

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Troy Public Library and Second Street's Historic Architecture

@ Collar City Ramble Table at the Troy Waterfront Farmer's Market

  • September 22, 2018, 10:45AM, Tour begins at the Collar City Ramble Table at the Troy Farmers Market

The tour will be led by Suzanne Spellen, a renown architectural historian, who blogs as Spellen of Troy. She'll highlight the prominent architecture passed along Second Street on the way to the Troy Public Library. The exterior, interior, and history of the building will be the focal points of the building tour. Designed to be both a library and art gallery, the American Renaissance style building was completed in 1897. Learn about the recently located documentation of the purchase of the priceless Aldus stained glass window from Tiffany. The beautiful setting enhances the experience of library users.

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Geocaching Introduction and Tour

@ Starts at the Collar City Ramble table on Second Street between Broadway and State at the Troy Farmers Market

  • September 22, 2018, 11:00AM

Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunting game in which the goal is to navigate to a set of GPS coordinates and seek out the geocache container hidden there. The Capital District is fortunate to have an active geocaching community and Troy is no exception! There will be an introduction to geocaching followed by a hunt led by an experienced geocacher for some nearby downtown Troy caches.

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Monarch Butterfly Walk

@ Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park Camp Saratoga, Wilton, NY

  • September 8, 2018, 11:00AM
  • September 22, 2018, 11:00AM

Join us for a nature walk to learn about the amazing lifecycle of the Monarch butterflies. The walk covers about a mile of gently rolling terrain. We will be looking for the butterflies during their peak season just before they start to migrate to Mexico for the winter. The monarch butterflies love the Preserve & Park for its many nectar species and its open pine/oak savannah. The walk will not take place if there is rain.

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Historic Tallman Mountain State Park Hike

@ Tallman Mountain State Park

  • September 22, 2018, 11:15AM

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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A Mile on the Hudson

@ Ingalls Avenue Boat Launch

  • September 22, 2018, 10:30AM
  • September 22, 2018, 11:30AM
  • September 22, 2018, 12:30PM

For beginners, A Mile on the Hudson with Upstate Kayaks is offered starting at 10:30. Three shorter guided outings on the Hudson are scheduled for those who want to try out kayaking with a volunteer guide. This route circumnavigates Adams Island, just north of Collar City Bridge & below Ingalls Avenue Launch.

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Norrie Point Kayak Tour

@ Norrie Point Paddlesport Center

  • September 1, 2018, 12:00PM
  • September 2, 2018, 12:00PM
  • September 8, 2018, 12:00PM
  • September 15, 2018, 12:00PM
  • September 22, 2018, 12:00PM

A tour of the Hudson River from Norrie Point and visiting nearby spots like Esopus Island, Bard Rock and Black Creek Preserve. Perfect for beginners, this trip includes use of a sea kayak and all gear. Experienced guides will help participants improve their paddling skills. Wildlife, scenic vistas and historic sites along the paddle route will be featured.

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Biking Around Troy's Creative Crosswalks

@ Collar City Ramble Table at the Troy Waterfront Farmer's Market

  • September 22, 2018, 12:15PM

Take a bike ride through historic downtown Troy and other neighborhoods to visit Troy's Creative Crosswalks. Meet the community members who painted their crosswalks with messages and graphics important to their neighborhood. The painted crosswalks not only serve as public art, but also enhance pedestrian safety by slowing traffic. Learn how to install a creative crosswalk in your community. The ride pace will be 10 to 12 mph.

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Industrial History Along the Troy's Wynantskill

@ The Burden Iron Works Museum

  • September 22, 2018, 12:15PM

Come learn about the local history and the changing landscape of south Troy shaped by the Wynants Kill from Colonial time mills to the Industrial Era Burden Iron Works. Michael Barrett of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway describes what led to the historical industrial development along this waterway.

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Autumn Equinox Hike

@ Albany Pine Bush Preserve Discovery Center

  • September 22, 2018, 1:00PM

Equinox comes from the Latin words for “equal night.” As autumn begins, the temperatures drop and daylight wanes further. Join us for a 0.9-mile hike to learn about the effects of this yearly change on the unique ecology of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve.

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Hiking Through History Along Troy’s Wynantskill

@ Burden Pond Environmental Park: Wynantskill Trail

  • September 22, 2018, 1:00PM, Preceded by 12:15 Burden Museum talk on industrial history of the Wynantskill

Come learn about the local history and the changing landscape of south Troy shaped by the Wynants Kill from Colonial time mills to the Industrial Era Burden Iron Works. Hike through an urban nature preserve with a deep gorge, a water fall and remnants of dams and infrastructure that supplied water power. We will stand in an area that had once been a mill pond. We will finish at a historic church and vantage point to see where the Burden Iron Works once stood and imagine what it all looked like in the past.

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Poetry in Motion

@ Collar City Ramble Table at the Troy Waterfront Farmer's Market

  • September 22, 2018, 1:00PM

Visit Troy’s many PARK(ing) DAY parks, designed and installed by artists and sponsors throughout Troy’s historic downtown. The parks are temporary, created by repurposing parking spaces for public enjoyment. At each location enjoy a spoken word performance by local poets and authors on the topics of motion, movement and transportation. A shuttle will also be available to move among the "parks." This is a self-guided tour.

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Kites Over The Hudson

@ Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site

  • September 22, 2018, 2:00PM

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. Free Refreshments. Event, Museum, and tours, are free today compliments of Central Hudson and 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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Gathering on the Banks - A Performance Series at Montgomery Place

@ Montgomery Place, Bard College

  • September 15, 2018, 6:00PM, Outdoor Film Screening - Grounds open at 6PM, Film begins at dusk
  • Rain Date: September 16, 2018, 6:00PM, Outdoor Film Screening - Grounds open at 6PM, film begins at dusk
  • September 22, 2018, 3:00PM, Hudson River Jamboree, A Celebration of Americana Music - Grounds open at 3PM, music begins at 4PM
  • Rain Date: September 23, 2018, 3:00PM, Hudson River Jamboree, A Celebration of Americana Music - Grounds open at 3PM, music begins at 4PM
  • September 29, 2018, 6:00PM, Outdoor Dance Performance - Grounds open at 5PM, performance begins at 6PM
  • Rain Date: September 30, 2018, 6:00PM, Outdoor Dance Performance - Grounds open at 5PM, performance begins at 6PM

Fisher Center for the Performing Arts Montgomery Place Series - Fall 2018 GATHERING on the BANKS The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College presents an inaugural season of free, outdoor events on the grounds of Montgomery Place, a National Historic Landmark overlooking the Hudson River. This three-event series will highlight the vibrant cultural heritage of the Hudson River Valley and the region’s impression on film, music, and more. 

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Hiking Frear Park Trails

@ Frear Park Tennis Courts Parking Lot

  • September 22, 2018, 4:00PM

Discover Frear Park’s hiking trails, enjoy natural scenery, and learn some history on this guided hike. We will hike along the old Troy water reservoirs, pass by a beaver dam and pond, and the waterfalls in the Piscawen Creek. Enjoy the view over the Hudson Valley: on a clear day you can clearly see downtown Albany and the Catskills from the top of the trails. Interesting native wildflowers can be found along the trails, and a stop will be made to enjoy the educational wildflower and butterfly gardens near the Frear Park pagoda and fountain.

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Artist on Art Tour

@ Olana State Historic Site

  • September 1, 2018, 5:00PM
  • September 22, 2018, 5:00PM

Artists offer a unique lens with which to “read” an artist’s home & landscape. This season TOP partners with the Institute for Arab and Islamic Art in NYC to bring a dynamic mix of contemporary artists to Olana to layer their perceptions of Middle Eastern influences in Church’s home of American landscape painting. During this series, artists use many disciplines and “poetic license” to talk about Olana and the exhibition, Costumes & Customs with concepts and connections that are unique to the guide. This is not a traditional house tour! Artist-led tours are accompanied by TOP’s Director of Education and end with a glass of wine and a snack on the piazza near sunset.

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Full Moon Harvest Walk

@ Greenport Conservation Area

  • September 22, 2018, 6:30PM

Join us at our Greenport Conservation Area to enjoy the Harvest Moon and watch for hawks and other migrating birds heading to their southern wintering grounds.

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9th Annual Rensselaer Plateau Traverse Hike

@ Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area

  • September 22, 2018, 8:00AM
  • September 23, 2018, 8:00AM

Join us for one or both days of our 2 day Plateau Traverse Hike. Or come for just the morning or afternoon of either day. Become an end to ender. We will meet at Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area at 7:30am on Saturday and take shuttle buses to our starting point just below the plateau escarpment and will spend the day hiking back to Pineridge (about 16 miles mostly on trails but with some bushwhacking). Participants are welcome to pitch a tent and spend the night. We will have a potluck dinner after the Saturday hike. We will leave Pineridge by 8am on Sunday to hike to the other half of the Plateau (about 16 miles on trails, logging roads and some bushwhacking). Shuttle buses will bring participants back to Pineridge at the end of the day. Note: we scout out new routes each year and will not know the exact route until Sept. This event is cosponsored by the Rensselaer Land Trust, the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center, the Friends of the Dyken Pond Center, and Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area.

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Cary Institute Forest Ecology Walk

@ Cary East (Gifford House) parking area

  • September 23, 2018, 9:00AM

On Sunday, September 23 at 9 a.m. 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. Wear hiking shoes and bring water. The walk will begin at the Cary East (Gifford House) parking area, located at 2917 Sharon Turnpike (Rt. 44) in Millbrook, N.Y. Long pants and hiking shoes are recommended. Register at http://www.caryinstitute.org/events.

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Cornell Hill Fire Tower Tours

@ Camp Saratoga

  • September 8, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 9, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 22, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 23, 2018, 10:00AM

Climb an authentic fire tower and view a replica fire observer’s cabin without having to climb a mountain! Get a treetop view of Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park. The schedule is subject to weather conditions and availability of Volunteer Fire Tower Interpreters. Hours of operation are 10 AM to 3PM. To confirm that it is open, contact Larry Gordon (Town of Wilton Fire Tower Coordinator) at (518) 469-0918. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Iona Island Educational Canoe Trip

@ Iona Island

  • September 23, 2018, 10:00AM

Paddle through this marshy maze with Reserve naturalists. Nestled in the Hudson Highlands adjacent to Bear Mountain State park, this wetland features flowering marsh plants, sunning snapping turtles, and soaring vultures.

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The Garden Conservancy Open Days Program Tour - Ulster County

@ Hortus Conclusus

  • September 23, 2018, 10:00AM, until 4 p.m.

Explore four private and public gardens in Accord, Olivebridge, and Stone Ridge, open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. Highlights include a Buddha garden with a teahouse, organic farms with vegetables, herbs, and flowers, woodland gardens, and a young botanical/arboretum of Hudson Valley plant diversity. Begin at Hortus Conclusus or see website for additional locations. No reservations required; rain or shine. For More Information: See www.opendaysprogram.org or call The Garden Conservancy toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442.

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West Point Museum

@ West Point Museum

  • September 1, 2018, 10:30AM, Free Admission
  • September 2, 2018, 10:30AM, Free Admission
  • September 8, 2018, 10:30AM, Free Admission
  • September 9, 2018, 10:30AM, Free Admission
  • September 15, 2018, 10:30AM, Free Admission
  • September 16, 2018, 10:30AM, Free Admission
  • September 22, 2018, 10:30AM, Free Admission
  • September 23, 2018, 10:30AM, Free Admission
  • September 29, 2018, 10:30AM, Free Admission
  • September 30, 2018, 10:30AM, Free Admission

All visitors to the United States Military Academy are encouraged to tour the Museum to view the oldest and largest diversified public collection of miltaria in the Western Hemisphere. The Museum supports cadet academic, military and cultural instruction. Its collections include nearly all aspects of military history and encompass the history of West Point and the United States Military Academy, the evolution of warfare, and the development of the American Armed Forces. Based upon captured British materials brought to West Point after the British defeat at Saratoga in 1777, the Museum collections actually predate the founding of the United States Military Academy. When the Academy opened in 1802, many Revolutionary War trophies remained to be used for cadet instruction. By the 1820s, a teaching collection of artifacts existed at the Military Academy and after the Mexican War (1846 - 1848) West Point was designated by Executive Order as the permanent depository of war trophies. In 1854 the first public museum was opened and today it represents the culmination of more than two centuries of preserving our military heritage.

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Jay Day! Fall Family Festival

@ Jay Heritage Center at the Jay Estate

  • September 23, 2018, 11:00AM

The Jay Heritage Center (JHC) will host JAY DAY! celebrating American culture and traditions. Admission includes live music, book signings, hands-on art and planting activities with Anne Mottola from the NY Botanical Garden, pony rides, historical house tours, balloon twisting, face painting and geocaching with prizes. Free Naturally Brewed Ginger Beer provided by Reed's Inc. Purchase items from a choice selection of craft vendors including old fashioned silhouette portraits and vintage maps. Don't miss the tastes of autumn in New York's Hudson Valley thanks to our farmers market! Help us continue the transformation of the historic Jay Estate into a 23 acre educational park full of fun and exciting outdoor and indoor experiences! For more info contact us at (914) 698-9275 or jayheritagecenter@gmail.com

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Meandering among the Historic Millionaires' Mansions Walk

@ Irvington Town Hall, 85 Main Street

  • September 23, 2018, 12:00PM

Take an after-lunch stroll on the Aqueduct trail. We will begin at the Tiffany Reading Room in the Irvington Village Hill and meander north, admiring architectural landmarks from the trail, including Villa Lewaro, Belvedere and Lyndhurst. Take in sweeping Hudson River views. Learn the history of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the millionaires who lived along the trail in the 1800's.

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200+ Years of Landscape History at Hyde Park

@ Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

  • September 23, 2018, 1:00PM

During this ninety minute one mile hike a ranger will chronicle 200 hundred years of landscape history at the Vanderbilt's Hyde Park country place. Learn about earlier estate owners, the Vanderbilt's care of the property and the National Park Service's ongoing plans for the very important American landscape. This year the tour will highlight the recently concluded exterior restoration of the Vanderbilt's Hyde Park home and discuss the archaeological finds that were unearthed during the project.

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Guided Tour of the D&H Canal Five Lock Walk

@ 23 Mohonk Road

  • September 9, 2018, 2:00PM
  • September 23, 2018, 2:00PM

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

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Tales from the Ancient Documents of Dutchess County

@ Brinckerhoff House Historic Site

  • September 23, 2018, 2:00PM

Dutchess County Historian William P. Tatum III, PhD will present a program on Tales from the Ancient Documents of Dutchess County. Light refreshments will be provided.

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John Paulding 200th Year Commemoration

@ Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.

  • September 23, 2018, 2:30PM, Town Hall, then Cemetery

John Paulding 200th Year Commemoration 9/23 2:30PM Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, and Old Van Cortlandtville Cemetery, 297 Locust Avenue, Cortlandt Manor 10567 (914)739-4841 or (914)400-9522 band4man@hotmail.com This program will be in two parts. First, at Town Hall, a background talk, then an original dramatization with Q&A on area American Revolutionary War hero, John Paulding. With Isaac Van Wart and David Williams, the plans of Arnold and Andre were thwarted. Such plans would have helped enable the British takeover of West Point in 1780-- to our young nation's peril. Following this will be an observance at Paulding's N.Y.C.-erected monument at the nearby cemetery. Also: The New York Second, dignitaries, readings, salute. Historical societies recognized. All are welcome. Refreshments. Car pooling suggested.

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Pathways to Prevention, Holiday Nutrition Tips

@ Olana State Historic Site

  • September 25, 2018, 5:30PM

Tuesday, September 25 – Pathways to Prevention, Holiday Nutrition Tips Nature and health are intrinsically linked and the partnership between TOP and CMH brings innovative education programs to Olana to aid you in your wellness. Join Columbia Memorial Health’s Nutritionist & Dietician gives you tips for eating healthy with holiday season approaching and will give you an easy and nutritious recipe to make at home. Participants will experience a 20-minute talk, followed by a short walk with the expert on Olana’s carriage roads. Snacks will be served.

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Fall HIKING & FINE DINING WEEKEND

@ The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

  • September 28, 2018, 3:00PM, 3 days/2 nights

What can be better than an autumnal weekend hiking in the woods and then coming home to sip wine by the fire and dine in splendor? Enjoy hiking or paddling under the beautiful fall leaves at the Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center. Then Saturday evening, accompanied by a wood fire, enjoy a special gourmet meal paired with a not-so-serious tasting of several well-chosen, red companion beverages. A Saturday hikes at moderate level will whet your appetites. Then Eileen Yin plans group meals and guides participants, who share in meal preparation and clean up. This might be an all ATK culinary tour. Enjoying Community meals together is a favorite chapter activity. Bring your own Adult Beverages (in consultation with a knowledgeable participant). Carnivores will appreciate this weekend!

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LGBTQ Fall Family Hiking Weekend

@ The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

  • September 28, 2018, 3:00PM, 3 days/2 nights

Enjoy Harriman State Park in all its autumnal glory during a weekend of hiking and paddling with family and friends. This laid back weekend led by Richard Breusch, AMC Backpacking Leader, is focused on relaxing and unwinding by enjoying the outdoors. Let toxic stress flow out of your body with each breath of fresh air. You can either join a hike or kayak trip, or simply enjoy a warm campfire. Partners, friends and family are encouraged to join the fun this weekend!

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Birds Take Flight

@ Albany Pine Bush Preserve Discovery Center

  • September 29, 2018, 7:00AM

It’s that time of year when birds are on the move. Come along on an early morning adventure to observe some of the amazing birds here and see our science team in action as they capture and band birds! They are working together to learn more about birds migrating through the Pine Bush. There will be a short inside presentation followed by an outside observation period, and then back indoors for hands-on activities. We plan to hike approximately one mile. The indoor portion will occur rain or shine.

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Wilderness First Aid Instruction

@ The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

  • September 29, 2018, 8:00AM, 2 days

Wilderness First Aid Emergency medicine for those who travel where ambulances can't. This is a 2-day, 16-hour course taught by volunteer AMC instructors. Come as a Day Student or Stay Overnight in a cabin or tent. No prior first aid experience is necessary. The course is a mix of classroom lecture and practical exercises. Topics covered include: Introduction, Scene Survey, Primary & Secondary Assessment, Bleeding and Wound Care, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Shock Environmental Emergencies, Bites & Stings, Cardiovascular Emergencies, Q & A This is an intense, fast paced, yet fun course. The course is approximately 70% lecture and 30% practical exercises. You must attend both days to obtain certification. Certification: People successfully completing this course will receive an ECSI WFA course completion e-card. The recommended renewal date is 2 years from the date of completion.

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National Public Lands Day - Invasive Plant and Trash Cleanup

@ Bear Mountain State Park

  • September 29, 2018, 9:00AM

Sign-up Now Come help us clean up the trail and remove invasive plants in bear Mountain! Sign up here. Volunteer planting a small wildfower Give back on National Public Lands Day by joining the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference’s Habitat Helpers crew to remove trash from the trail and weeds from our native plant habitat around the Trails for People Exhibit. The Trails for People Interpretive Exhibit serves as a one-of-a kind gateway to the backcountry to the millions of annual visitors to Bear Mountain State Park, acting as an invitation to travel on the trails neighboring the Park’s popular picnic areas. Its 32 educational signs and hands-on trail structures inform novice and expert trail users alike about the history of the Park, how trails are built, and how volunteers are the lifeblood of our trail systems. Over 7,000 volunteer hours went into building the exhibit surrounding the historic Spider Hill House, just south of Hessian Lake; the construction of this section of the Appalachian Trail, known as the Demonstration Trail; and the development of the signage content. We will meet in the parking lot of the Bear Mountain Inn and divide into two groups. One group will carpool up to the top of the mountain to do trash pickup while the other will walk to the Trails for People Exhibit garden and begin to remove agressive foxtail grass and invasive barberry, stiltgrass, and more. Bring work gloves, work goggles, a bagged lunch and your favorite gardening tools (if you have them!) After we're done we'll enjoy lunch by the water. Please sign-up so we know how many people to expect and we can let you know of any changes of plans.

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Dibble's Quarry

@ Roaring Kill P.A.

  • September 29, 2018, 10:00AM, Rain Date 9/30

Hike the Pecoy Notch Trail to the Magical Quarry on Sugarloaf as described in ADK's Catskill Day Hikes for All Seasons. See the ever changing thrones and stairways, "cave", and hike beyond to where beavers built a dam.

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Hurds Family Farm Cornmaze

@ Hurds Family Farm: Meet at Historic Dutch Barn

  • September 1, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 2, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 8, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 9, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 15, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 16, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 22, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 23, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 29, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 30, 2018, 10:00AM

Join us for a family outing through our NEW themed cornfield maze "Family, Friends & Fun"! Meet the Maze Master who will hand you a maze map design to help brush up on those map reading skills...lots of fun, with a bit of learning too!! Challenge your group to discover the 6 stations hidden along the pathways playing a farm themed Clue type game. The Hurds have added an Animal Track game for the little guys through a small portion of the big maze. This mini maze is clearly marked by flagging tape on both sides of the pathways. We will not lose wee lads and lassies as they discover, by track rubbings, the 6 animals who devoured the farmer's apple pie! Come make a day for the family and together enjoy fresh air, exercise and 30 plus Outdoor Activities.

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Long Mountain Loop Hike

@ Long Mountain in Harriman State Park

  • September 9, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 29, 2018, 10:00AM

Meeting at the Turkey Hill/Long Mountain parking area, this 2-mile trek along the Long Path and woods road makes gradual then steeper ascents to the Raymond H. Torrey Memorial atop Long Mountain. You will enjoy east-facing views of Bear Mountain, Popolopen Torne and Anthony's Nose, with Turkey Hill Lake below. The rapid descent is along a rocky section of trail to Deep Hollow Brook at the base of the mountain and return to the parking area is by woods road.

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Museum Storytelling: Family Tours Inside Olana

@ Olana State Historic Site

  • September 1, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 29, 2018, 10:00AM

Master storyteller Tom Lee has spent the winter writing and tracking the adventurous travels of Frederic Church through the Middle East to prepare stories for inside the main house at Olana. Lee uses art, objects, history and interactivity to help young people (and grown-ups!) fall in love with museums. This is a program designed to introduce youth to the magic of a historic house museum.

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National Public Lands Day Volunteer Event

@ Sam's Point Area of Minnewaska State Park Preserve

  • September 29, 2018, 10:00AM

Come join us at Sam’s Point to celebrate National Public Lands Day! We will be working on pulling invasive plants from along the sides of our trails. Removal of these species is a very important step in protecting the globally rare ecosystem found here. All necessary training and tools will be provided. After the work day is over, please feel free to continue to celebrate National Public Lands Day by hiking our wonderful trails! All National Public Lands Day volunteers will receive a free day pass to participating federal public lands, including most National Parks. This volunteer opportunity is appropriate for adults and children who are at least eight years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Sam’s Point Visitor Center.

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They Clapped With Their Feet Not Their Hands: A Tour of Troy's Theaters & Recitation Halls

@ Troy Waterfront Farmer's Market Information Booth

  • September 29, 2018, 10:30AM

Troy had many theaters and halls in the 19th and 20th century. It was the site of the first United States performance of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in 1847. Among the sites we will see include the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Kennedy Hall, Rand's Opera House and Proctor's Theater. Hear about the many famous people who have graced the stages of Troy's famous theaters !

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Sterling Forest Fire Tower Ramble

@ Sterling Forest State Park

  • September 29, 2018, 11:00AM

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

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Tappantown Historical Society's Annual Colonial Day

@ The DeWint House/Washington's Headquarters

  • September 29, 2018, 12:00PM, ends at 5pm

Step back in time and visit Colonial America. Tour the Carriage House Museum and the DeWint House with costumed guides. See Colonial Army reenactors, encampment soldiers, live farm animals and preparations for winter in the DeWint House kitchen. Watch spinners, lacemakers, quilters, embroiderers, woodcarvers, a sheepshearer, blacksmith and colonial singers and dancers. For the children there is apple pressing, stenciling, candle dipping, writing with quill pens, making tussie mussies, juggling and making a mob cap. Refreshments available.

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Rondout National Historic District Walking Tour

@ Ulster County Heritage Area Visitors Center

  • September 29, 2018, 1:00PM

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

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Mind, Body, Spirit -- Ossining

@ Louis Engel Waterfront Park, Ossining, NY

  • September 1, 2018, 3:00PM
  • September 8, 2018, 3:00PM
  • September 15, 2018, 3:00PM
  • September 22, 2018, 3:00PM
  • September 29, 2018, 3:00PM

For the third year in a row, the Town of Ossining is partnering with local fitness and wellness businesses to offer FREE classes to the public on summer weekends at a Town or Village Park or open space. Every Saturday through September, Sue Radparvar of Studio95 Zumba in Ossining will host classes at 3pm at Louis Engel Waterfront park, open to all ages. More events may be added with additional instructors, please visit Town of Ossining website at https://www.townofossining.com/cms/projects/mind-body-spirit-ossining for more information.

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Story Harvest

@ Freedom Square

  • September 29, 2018, 3:00PM

Story Harvest is a celebration of art and food from seed to table! The Sanctuary for Independent Media’s 8th annual outdoor fall festival cultivates community through art, food, stories, and music. The occasion recognizes the journey of a growing community network dedicated to sustainability. Music creates bridges and breaks down the walls of culture, religion and language. The featured band, Rootbrew (rootbrewmusic.com), sprouted from the fertile Hudson Valley. Together, this group can write, play, sing, and create a sound that will make the audience want to sing, dance, shout, jump, listen, discuss, and dream.

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Sunset Kayak Tour

@ Storm King Adventure Tours

  • September 1, 2018, 5:00PM
  • September 2, 2018, 5:00PM
  • September 7, 2018, 5:00PM
  • September 8, 2018, 5:00PM
  • September 9, 2018, 5:00PM
  • September 14, 2018, 5:00PM
  • September 15, 2018, 5:00PM
  • September 16, 2018, 5:00PM
  • September 21, 2018, 4:30PM
  • September 22, 2018, 4:30PM
  • September 23, 2018, 4:30PM
  • September 28, 2018, 4:30PM
  • September 29, 2018, 4:30PM
  • September 30, 2018, 4:30PM

There are few better ways to end your day than out on the river enjoying a spectacular Hudson Valley sunset. This tour is a stress-free outing for all abilities. These trips are one of our most popular and usually sell out quickly, so call to reserve now.

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Tom Lee Question Tour Inside Olana

@ Olana State Historic Site

  • September 29, 2018, 5:30PM

The Question Tour inverts the traditional house tour model and seeks to layer historic fact with audience perceptions. What happens when your questions about Olana get layered with personal experience, myths, stories and more questions? Deep inspired observation and learning! Master storyteller and museum educator Tom Lee has twenty years’ experience performing in museums and libraries; and his tours are the perfect blend of entertainment and information.

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Bird Walk at Hessian Lake

@ Bear Mountain State Park

  • September 30, 2018, 9:00AM

Come join us for a morning walk around Hessian Lake as we look for birds and wildlife along the way. Walk is about 1.3 miles long on gentle paved hills and will take about 1.5-2 hours. Sturdy hiking shoes recommended. Please bring water and binoculars. Starting point of the walk is in front of the historic Bear Mountain Inn. Maximum number of registrations is 20.

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Down to Earth Piermont Farmers Market

@ Piermont, NY

  • September 2, 2018, 9:30AM
  • September 9, 2018, 9:30AM
  • September 16, 2018, 9:30AM
  • September 23, 2018, 9:30AM
  • September 30, 2018, 9:30AM

The Piermont Farmers Market is a grower-producer market in the heart of the village, featuring local farms and food makers. Charming Piermont Village is a popular stop-off for day bikers and the farmers market is walking distance to the Piermont Hudson River Pier and adjacent to Flywheel Park.

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Bannerman Castle Kayak Tour

@ Storm King Adventure Tours

  • September 1, 2018, 2:30PM
  • September 2, 2018, 2:30PM
  • September 3, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 8, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 8, 2018, 2:30PM
  • September 9, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 10, 2018, 12:00PM
  • September 15, 2018, 2:30PM
  • September 16, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 16, 2018, 1:30PM
  • September 22, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 22, 2018, 1:30PM
  • September 23, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 24, 2018, 12:00PM
  • September 29, 2018, 2:30PM
  • September 30, 2018, 10:00AM
  • September 30, 2018, 1:30PM

Here is your opportunity to get a close-up look at the famous Bannerman's Island Castle. Kayak beneath the mighty Storm King Mountain, crossing the river to Breakneck Ridge where we will head north towards the island. Then enjoy a leisurely paddle around our region's most prominent landmarks while hearing the history behind the castle.

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Pine Swamp Loop Hike

@ Begins in Lake Skannatati parking area in Harriman State Park

  • September 30, 2018, 10:00AM

This hike begins with an easy walk on the Long Path through open woodlands along the shores of Lake Skannatati and crossing Pine Swamp Brook. Gradually climbing, it takes you past huge rock ledges and through hilly blueberry patches, until it intersects with the Dunning Trail. Following this old mine road, you ascend to Pine Swamp, home to pitcher plants, sundews, beaver and historic mines. Intersecting with the Arden-Surebridge trail, you bend around the shoulder of Pine Swamp Mountain and rapidly descend through open forest to the parking area.

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Storm King Mountain Loop Hike

@ Storm King State Park

  • September 30, 2018, 10:00AM

Beginning and ending with some fairly steep stretches and some rock scrambling, this 2.5 mile loop meanders from stunning view to stunning view, summitting both Butter Hill and Storm King Mountain. This hike is moderate to strenuous. (If you are travelling from the north, then please be aware that the parking area is on the northbound side of the divided highway, Rte. 9W. You will need to continue on Rte. 9W South, past the parking area, to the exit for Rte. 293/218. Here you will follow signs for Rte. 9W North, which will bring you to the parking area.)

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Westchester Wilderness Walk / Zofnass Family Preserve with Westchester Land Trust

@ Pound Ridge, New York

  • September 30, 2018, 10:00AM

Join Westchester Land Trust Staff and Directors for an inspiring walk on the nature trails that wind their way through WLT's flagship preserve: The Westchester Wilderness Walk / Zofnass Family Preserve. This land boasts extensive wetland systems and majestic woodlands with rare wildlife, plants, dramatic rock formations, soaring trees and dozens of bird species. Hikers should gather at the trailhead located at 259 Upper Shad Road. The outing will begin promptly at 10:00 AM with a brief overview by a member of the Zofnass Family, who founded the preserve and led efforts to protect multiple parcels of land in this region. After the remarks, hikers will split into smaller groups according to distance and pace. All hikes will begin and end at the Upper Shad Road trailhead.

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Canines Crossing at the Park

@ Hudson Crossing Park

  • September 30, 2018, 11:00AM

Join Hudson Crossing Park in celebrating the working dog and all things canine at Canines Crossing at the Park! A fun day out in the sun with local canine search and rescue groups, Guiding Eye service dogs, the Saratoga County K-9 unit, agility dogs, therapy dogs, animal story telling and much more!

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National Public Lands Day Roosevelt Farm Lane Hike

@ Roosevelt Farm Lane Rt. 9 Side

  • September 30, 2018, 11:00AM

Farm lane is a trail that follows the internal road through Franklin Roosevelt's tree plantations connecting the "big house" Springwood to the cottage at Val-Kill. This guided hike celebrates Public Land Day and will explore a few of the President's tree plantations and discuss tenant farmer Moses Smith who continued to operate a farm on much of the acreage even after the President purchased it. It begins at the Farm Lane trailhead and continues to the parking lot on Rt. 9G opposite the entrance to Val-Kill. Participants may return to Rt. 9 or make arrangements to be picked up on Rt. 9G

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Bronck Museum's Heritage Craft Fair

@ Bronck Museum

  • September 30, 2018, 12:00PM

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

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Newburgh Open Studios

@ 5 Grand Street

  • September 29, 2018, 12:00PM, Until 6:00pm
  • September 30, 2018, 12:00PM, Until 6:00pm

The 8th 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. Maps will be available on both days starting at 10:00am at Newburgh Art Supply, 5 Grand Street.

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Skywalk Arts Festival

@ Rip Van Winkle Bridge

  • September 30, 2018, 12:00PM, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate the art of the Hudson Valley and the Hudson River Skywalk pedestrian crossing, which will eventually connect the homes of master painters Thomas Cole and Frederic Church. Come to the park next to the Rip Van Winkle Bridge’s toll plaza in Catskill to view and buy artwork, observe plein air painters along the Skywalk, participate in hands-on art lessons, and hear live music, all in a beautiful setting overlooking the Hudson. This event will be taking place at the same time as other events at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site. Signs will be set up to direct pedestrians between the bridge and the Thomas Cole site, which is short walk away. Motorists have to pass through Toll Lane 1 (full service lane) in order to enter the parking lot.

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Brilliant and Bristly Buckmoths

@ Albany Pine Bush Preserve Discovery Center

  • September 30, 2018, 1:00PM

Join us for a 0.9-mile hike to discover the amazing world of buckmoths. The inland barrens buckmoth is a large beautiful moth with bold black and white wings that flies for only a brief window of time during daylight in the early fall. A species of special concern in New York State, our local buckmoths depend on scrub oaks that thrive in this sandy, fire-dependent ecosystem.

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Mandeville House Tour

@ 122 Lower Station Rd. Garrison, New York

  • September 29, 2018, 1:00PM
  • September 30, 2018, 1:00PM

Built in 1737, the oldest house in Garrison, was built by Jacob Mandeville, a young man of Dutch origin. The house was a strategic point during the American revolution and was headquarters for General Putnam and other notable commanders. Many revolutionary war heroes were quartered at the house--most notable being Gen. George Washington and other revolutionary war heroes. Be sure to see the old revolutionary era road in front of the house. Tours are given until 4PM.

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2nd Annual Skywalk Festival

@ Olana State Historic Site

  • September 30, 2018, 11:00AM
  • October 1, 2018, 11:00AM
  • October 2, 2018, 11:00AM

Explore Olana’s activities and Thomas Cole’s home and studios during their Community Day and trek between the two high above the Hudson on the pedestrian path of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. Exploring both museums and walking between Olana and TCNHS will certainly be a fun and a unique Hudson River Valley afternoon. The NYS Bridge Authority and specifically the Rip Van Winkle Bridge is celebrating an initiative to transform the Bridge with viewing platforms of the stunning Hudson River Valley and connect pedestrian pathways between The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill and Olana State Historic Site in Greenport. Join in – rain or shine. More details to follow.

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Warwick Children's Book Festival

@ Railroad Avenue & Railroad Green

  • October 6, 2018, 11:00AM

On Saturday, October 6 from 11am-4pm, seventy distinguished authors and illustrators of books for children and teens will gather on Railroad Avenue in Warwick, NY to meet readers and autograph their books, which will be available for purchase on-site. Admission is free and all are welcome. The Uncle Brothers will perform a free concert for children on Railroad Green at noon. There will also be activities for children such as crafts, storytime and the opportunity to read to a trained therapy dog. For complete festival details, visit warwickchildrensbookfestival.org, and follow the Festival on Facebook. The event is welcoming and family-friendly: Railroad Avenue will be closed to traffic and the area is surrounded by cafes, restaurants and gift shops. Apple orchards and farm markets are within short driving distance of the Festival, making it possible to enjoy an entire day of activities in the Village and Town of Warwick. In the event of rain, the Festival will be held instead at Warwick Valley Middle School: 225 West Street, Warwick, from 11am-4pm, and an announcement posted on the Festival’s website. The Warwick Children’s Book Festival is an annual event presented by Albert Wisner Public Library, which was named Best Small Library in America 2016 by Library Journal and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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