Events

Please call the individual sites directly to inquire about the events listed below.

Wilderstein Guided Tours

Sep 24, 2022 12:00 PM Location: 330 Morton Road With its exquisite Queen Anne mansion and Calvert Vaux designed landscape, Wilderstein is widely regarded as the Hudson Valley's most important example of Victorian architecture. The estate was the home of Margaret (Daisy) Suckley, a distant cousin and confidante of Franklin Roosevelt. Wilderstein is open for guided tours on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4pm. Visit www.wilderstein.org for advance reservations and more information. More...

Interpretive Walk for Children: The World of Horses at Staatsburgh

Aug 26, 2022 10:00 AM Location: 75 Mills Mansion Dr, Staatsburg, NY 12580 Join us for a children’s hike on the grounds of Staatsburgh and learn the many roles that horses played on a Gilded Age estate. More...

Newburgh Open Studios

Sep 25, 2022 12:00 PM Location: 5 Grand Street The 12th 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. More...

Hudson River Day

Sep 10, 2022 11:00 AM Location: Croton Yacht Club After a two-year postponement due to the pandemic, The Croton Yacht Club is happy to announce it is resuming its annual “Hudson River Day” celebration on Saturday, September 10th, from 11 AM - 4 PM at the Croton Yacht Club located at 6 Elliott Way in Croton-on-Hudson. The mission of the event is to promote interest in the history and ecology of the river, to cultivate future local environmental leaders and to promote, enhance and protect river related recreational resources. There will be events and exhibits throughout the day targeting both children and adults, focusing on the history and ecology of the river. Events and exhibits will include: a seining exhibition where local marine life will be captured, displayed and later released; viewing tanks where local marine life can be identified and observed; hands-on exhibits for children such as toy sailboat making, fossil making; sail boat rides, and local artist displays and sales. Free sailboat rides, will be offered by Ferry Sloops aboard their 22’ sloop-rigged Catboat the “Whimbrel” on a first come first served basis. The sails will depart at 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM and 3PM. Guests can sign up at the Ferry Sloops table in the tent beginning at 10:00AM for any of the day's scheduled sail times. Limit of 4 passengers per sail. Passenger age requirement: must be at least 12 years old, under 18 years old must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian. There will also be a youth fishing clinic and contest sponsored by the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association and the Yacht Club. Volunteers will be present during the hours of 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM and provide the use of fishing equipment and bait, free of charge. Fishing rod and reel combinations will also be awarded as prizes. All youths wishing to fish at the Yacht Club must be accompanied by an adult. The Croton Yacht Club looks forward to coordinating this event because it provides the membership and local exhibitors the opportunity to share their river related knowledge and expertise with the community, especially the children. The organization realizes that only through this transfer of knowledge can it safeguard the future of this great resource, the Hudson River. Food and beverages will be available including the best fish chowder on the Hudson. Admission is free so please come and join us in a fun filled, educational and family focused event you will surely enjoy. Environmental organizations, local craft vendors and artists are welcome. For additional information please contact Dennis Kooney at dennis@kooney.net or call 914-271-6384. More...

Hurds Family Farm Cornmaze

Sep 11, 2022 10:00 AM Location: Hurds Family Farm: Meet at Historic Dutch Barn Adventure. Exploration. Discovery. Come wander this family friendly green and growing living puzzle. This years 3 acre designed corn maze has 3 trails, one for folks who love a challenge, two for younger hikers and everyone else! Trek our challenge design corn maze featuring pollinators. The children's hike has activities at every check point. Bring smiles and energy as you enjoy fresh air, exercise and over 25 family oriented activities. Visit our website for more information www.hurdsfamilyfarm.com More...

Tour of The Armour-Stiner Octagon House

Sep 4, 2022 10:00 AM Location: Irvington, New York United States Visit the only known residence built in the form of a domed, ancient classical temple. Created as a whimsical summer retreat in 1872 by tea-importer Joseph Stiner, this National Historic Landmark's shape was based on the theories of Orson Squire Fowler, a phrenologist, who believed octagonal houses enclosed more space, allowed the sun in at all times, and permitted more views into the landscape. This lyrical home retains its magnificent ornamentation and furnishings and the only remaining Egyptian Revival Room in America with its original decoration and furniture. The 1-hour tour is conducted by highly trained docents and includes the three principal floors of the house. 10% discount code for participants of this year's Hudson Valley Ramble: Ramble2022 More...

Flavors of Haverstraw Food Crawl & Craft Beer Garden

Sep 18, 2022 1:00 PM Location: Webster Bank lot The 8th Flavors of Haverstraw Food Crawl is 9/18- 1-5pm. $5-$10 per plate from over 15 participating restaurants. MEET, EAT, WALK. Savor and celebrate the diverse cuisine of Downtown Haverstraw, NY. RAIN OR SHINE. DRINK BEER & listen to live music in the NY CRAFT BEVERAGE GARDEN outdoors on West St. Sample craft brews from Rockland and the lower Hudson Valley. Live music by JLP & the Very Bad Seeds & Fat Boi's Brass Band on West St. INFO: http://haverstrawriverwidearts.org/taste-haverstraw/ More...

Hudson River Paddle

Oct 1, 2022 9:30 AM Location: Kingston Point Beach 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. More...

Full Moon Hike: "Harvest Moon"

Sep 10, 2022 7:00 PM Location: Rockefeller State Park Preserve >> Tickets available on August 22 at 10 am ET<< Experience the Preserve after dark! Join us for a 4-mile hike on carriage roads lit by moonlight. We walk at a brisk pace; some hiking experience is recommended. Meet in the Visitor’s Center courtyard. Please bring water, a flashlight or headlamp, and dress according to weather conditions. Leashed dogs are welcome. IMPORTANT: We leave promptly at scheduled times. This is a night hike, after the park has officially closed. Latecomers will not be able to join after the group has departed. In the event of rain, the hike will be canceled; you will be notified via email at least 2 hours in advance. PLEASE NOTE: If you purchase tickets and cannot make it, we ask that you cancel your reservation through Eventbrite so the tickets may be made available to others who are wait-listed. Thank you for your cooperation. More...

Tour of The Armour-Stiner Octagon House

Oct 2, 2022 10:00 AM Location: Irvington, New York United States Visit the only known residence built in the form of a domed, ancient classical temple. Created as a whimsical summer retreat in 1872 by tea-importer Joseph Stiner, this National Historic Landmark's shape was based on the theories of Orson Squire Fowler, a phrenologist, who believed octagonal houses enclosed more space, allowed the sun in at all times, and permitted more views into the landscape. This lyrical home retains its magnificent ornamentation and furnishings and the only remaining Egyptian Revival Room in America with its original decoration and furniture. The 1-hour tour is conducted by highly trained docents and includes the three principal floors of the house. 10% discount code for participants of this year's Hudson Valley Ramble: Ramble2022 More...

"Boos & Brews," Haunted Huguenot Street Site Tours

Sep 17, 2022 6:30 PM Location: Historic Huguenot Street Every Friday and Saturday evening in September, HHS will be offering walking tours of the National Historic Landmark District that focus on the eerie and unexplained occurrences in New Paltz history. Join us at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center at 6:30 PM for a glass of locally-made hard cider or craft beer. Then, follow your guide for an exterior walking tour down one of the oldest streets in America where you’ll explore both the myths and real-life frightening events that have haunted Huguenot Street for centuries. Admission includes two beverages of your choice. Bottled water and sweet cider will also be available. Our tour discusses topics such as death, murder, and suicide. Parental supervision is required for children under 13. Sponsored by Marshall & Sterling. This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. This program is funded in part by a Humanities New York SHARP Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal American Rescue Plan Act. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. More...

REACH/STEM Class 3

Aug 29, 2022 9:00 AM Location: Hudson River Maritime Museum REACH/Stem is a series of classes which includes 20 hours of instruction, and will use the US Sailing REACH/Stem Curriculum to teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts in the real world of sailing. Each class will be open to 16 Students and will be broken into two groups of eight. On a typical class day, one group of eight will be led by a US Sailing Certified STEM instructor to learn STEM concepts and do land-based experiments and hands-on learning activities for half the time; the other group of students will sail with US Sailing Certified Small Boat Instructors on our fleet of Keel and centerboard boats for half the time. Then the groups will switch, so everyone will experience on-the-water and land-based instruction during most class dates. More...

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

Sep 18, 2022 11:30 AM Location: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery - South Gate Learn why Washington Irving is called the "Original Knickerbocker" as we walk to the famous author's final resting place. Hear more about the talented Mr. Irving, his influence on popular culture today and reflect on why "The Legend" has never been out of print for more than 200 years! You'll also find out what the Receiving Vault used to receive, see the Revolutionary War monument, and admire this historic cemetery's lovely art and architecture along the way during a one-hour walking tour. More...

Papscanee Island Nature Preserve Walk

Sep 30, 2022 9:30 AM Location: Papscanee Island Nature Preserve 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. More...

US Sailing Basic Keelboat - Class 5

Sep 10, 2022 9:00 AM Location: Hudson River Maritime Museum US Sailing Basic Keelboat is a 21-hour class taught by US Sailing-Certified instructors and includes many topics contained within six categories: sailing concepts, sailing preparation, first sail, after the first sail, sailing environment, and safety and emergencies. The course will use the "Basic Keelboat" textbook published by the United States Sailing Association, which is included with tuition. The class will be taught primarily on the water aboard the Riverport Sailing and Rowing School's keel boats. Students will practice their on the water skills to gain confidence in operating their vessels. At the end of the course, qualified students will have the option of taking the test to qualify for the US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification. ​This course has a 4:1 student to instructor ratio. More...