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

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Healing Hudson Art Exhibition by Selva Ozelli

@ Putnam History Museum

  • July 31, 2024, 12:00PM

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

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

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

@ Historic Square of the Village of Kinderhook - Geotourist app

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

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

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

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Lyndhurst Landscape Ramble

@ Lyndhurst

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

Detailed Times/Hours: Ramble tickets may be purchased in advance through the website- lyndhurst.org. Lyndhurst Grounds are open 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Guided Mansion tours require separate tickets for entry.

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

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

@ Copake Iron Works Historic Site

  • August 31, 2024, 2:00PM, Open 2pm to 4pm
  • September 1, 2024, 2:00PM, Open 2pm to 4pm
  • September 2, 2024, 2:00PM, Open 2pm to 4pm

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

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

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D&H Canal History Solaris Cruise

@ Hudson River Maritime Museum

  • September 1, 2024, 4:00PM

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

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Annual Author Talk with Bob and Johanna Titus

@ Mountain Top Arboretum

  • September 1, 2024, 5:00PM

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

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Walking Tour of Public Art in Poughkeepsie, NY

@ 282 Main St. Poughkeepsie, NY

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

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

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

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Ossining Farmers Market

@ Ossining, NY

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

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

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

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Mt. Holly Preserve Hike with Optional Nature Meditation

@ Mount Holly Preserve

  • September 7, 2024, 10:00AM

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

Mt. Holly Preserve Hike with Optional Nature Meditation in Katonah. Discover this small gem of a preserve tucked away from it all in Northern Westchester. For the first part, there will be a guided hike led by the preserve steward, followed by optional nature meditation led by a Reiki Master Teacher.

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Sylvan Glen Quarry Hike

@ Sylvan Glen Park Preserve, Eastern Trail Head

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

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

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The Army Tunnels

@ Tackamac Town Park

  • September 7, 2024, 10:00AM

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

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Stockade National Historic District Walking Tour

@ Corner of Wall and Main Streets

  • September 7, 2024, 11:00AM

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

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

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LaGrange Wappinger Creek Greenway Trail Walk

@ LaGrange, NY

  • September 7, 2024, 1:00PM

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

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Create and Take Bath/Facial Loofah

@ Learn to make your own facial and bath loofah

  • September 7, 2024, 2:00PM

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

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Tales of the Hudson Valley

@ Stony Point Battlefield

  • September 7, 2024, 2:00PM

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

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Build a Live Edge Table

@ The Hudson River Maritime Museum's Wooden Boat School

  • September 8, 2024, 10:00AM

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

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

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Pruyn House Old Fashioned Sunday

@ The Pruyn House

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

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

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

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Guided Tour of the D&H Canal Five Lock Walk

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

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

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

Come to the D&H Canal Museum in High Falls and take a free guided tour of the national historic landmark Five Lock Walk. See five restored locks from the final 1850 enlargement of the D&H Canal, the first million dollar private enterprise in US history. The Canal ran for 108 miles from Honesdale PA to Rondout NY to bring coal from Carbondale PA to NYC, running from 1828 through 1898. The Canal fueled the industrial revolution in America and helped make NYC the world's largest city. It informed the 19C history of all the towns along its route. Approximately 1/2 mile.

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Hudson Valley Ramble Tour at The Octagon House

@ Irvington, New York United States

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

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

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

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Rondout Lighthouse Tour

@ Hudson River Maritime Museum

  • September 1, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 1, 2024, 2:30PM
  • September 5, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 5, 2024, 2:30PM
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  • September 28, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 28, 2024, 2:30PM
  • September 29, 2024, 1:00PM
  • September 29, 2024, 2:30PM

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

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The River People: Historic Lenape Lifeways with Justin Wexler

@ Hudson River Maritime Museum

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

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

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History of the Northgate/Cornish Estate Ruins

@ Putnam History Museum

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

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

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

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Hybrid Lecture: The Cornish Estate

@ Putnam History Museum and Zoom

  • September 12, 2024, 7:00PM

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

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DELIGHTS OF THE SENSES: SEVENTEENTH CENTURY DUTCH ART AND LIFE FEATURING PAINTINGS FROM THE LEIDEN COLLECTION SEPTEMBER 14, 2024 - DECEMBER 31, 2024

@ The Albany Institute of History and Art

  • September 14, 2024, 10:00AM, Exhibition closes December 31,2024

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

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

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Harvest Craft Fair

@ Shaker Heritage Society

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

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

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

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

@ Locust Grove Estate

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

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

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

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Historic Tallman Mountain State Park Hike

@ Tallman Mountain State Park

  • September 14, 2024, 10:30AM

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

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Spencer's Regiment Revolutionary War Encampment

@ Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site

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

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

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Walden Monument Walking Tour

@ Jacob T Walden House

  • September 14, 2024, 12:00PM

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

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Wilderstein Guided Tours

@ 330 Morton Road

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

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

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

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Exploring the Canals of Cohoes

@ Cohoes Visitor Center

  • September 14, 2024, 1:00PM

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

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Llamaste Yoga and Lavender Loofahs

@ Clover Brooke Farm, Hyde Park, NY

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

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

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Science on the River...at Norrie Point

@ Norrie Point Environmental Center, Staatsburg NY 12580

  • September 14, 2024, 1:00PM

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

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

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Cranberry Lake Preserve Hike

@ Meet at the Nature Center

  • September 15, 2024, 10:00AM

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

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Dual Lighthouse Solaris Cruise

@ Hudson River Maritime Museum,

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

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

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Tivoli Bays Educational Canoe Program

@ Tivoli North Bay

  • September 15, 2024, 10:00AM

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

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PEOPLE OF THE WATERS THAT ARE NEVER STILL: A CELEBRATION OF MOHICAN ART AND CULTURE SEPTEMBER 14, 2024 - JANUARY 2, 2025

@ The Albany Institute of History and Art

  • September 14, 2024, 10:00AM, Exhibition Closes December 31, 2024
  • September 15, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 18, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 19, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 20, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 21, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 22, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 25, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 26, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 27, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 28, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 29, 2024, 10:00AM

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

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

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

@ Visitor Center

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

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

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Third Thursday: Tunes with a View – Naomi Westwater

@ Olana State Historic Site

  • September 19, 2024, 3:30PM

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

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

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Third Thursday: Tunes with a View - Perry Allen

@ Olana State Historic Site

  • September 19, 2024, 6:00PM

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

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Walkway @ Night

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

  • September 20, 2024, 7:00PM

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

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

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Nature and History Walk Around Louisa Pond

@ Louisa Pond - Shaupeneak Ridge Park

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

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

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

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How To: Fiber Rush Weaving

@ The Hudson River Maritime Museum's Wooden Boat School

  • September 21, 2024, 10:00AM

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

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

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Hudson River Skywalk Arts Festival

@ Rip Van Winkle Bridge

  • September 21, 2024, 10:00AM

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

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

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Hart's Brook Park & Preserve Nature Walk

@ Harts Brook Park and Preserve

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

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

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Clover Brooke 'Walking' Farm Tour

@ Clover Brooke Farm, Hyde Park NY

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

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

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

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Artmaking in the Afternoon

@ Olana State Historic Site

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

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

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

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Farm Sampler Experience at Clover Brooke Farm

@ Clover Brooke Farm, Hyde Park NY

  • September 21, 2024, 2:00PM

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

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

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First Sail

@ Sailing School at Hudson River Maritime Museum

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

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

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The Trial of Major Andre

@ Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site

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

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

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

@ Sleepy Hollow Cemetery - South Gate

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

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

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Sunrise Stroll

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

  • September 22, 2024, 7:00AM

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

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

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

@ Hudson Highlands State Park

  • September 22, 2024, 9:30AM

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

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USS SLATER Tours

@ USS Slater DE766

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

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

Guided tours of the ship. 1 Hour in length.

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

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

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

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

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

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ENCHANTING THREADS: THE ART OF SALLEY MAVOR

@ The Albany Institute of History and Art

  • August 31, 2024, 10:00AM, Exhibition Closes February 23, 2025
  • September 1, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 4, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 5, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 5, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 7, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 8, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 11, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 12, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 13, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 14, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 15, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 18, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 19, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 20, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 21, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 22, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 25, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 26, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 27, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 28, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 29, 2024, 10:00AM

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

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

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Good Morning Kayak Paddle

@ Kingston Point Beach

  • September 28, 2024, 9:30AM

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

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

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

@ Mountain Top Arboretum

  • September 28, 2024, 10:00AM

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

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Montgomery Place - Changing Thoughts on A Changing Landscape

@ Montgomery Place Visitor Center parking lot

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

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

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

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Rondout National Historic District Walking Tour

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

  • September 28, 2024, 11:00AM

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

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

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Still Life: Drawing a Memorable Object with Cris Gamet

@ Olana State Historic Site

  • September 28, 2024, 1:00PM

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

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

@ Historic Huguenot Street

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

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

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

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Kites Over The Hudson

@ Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site

  • September 28, 2024, 2:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: 2pm - 4pm

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

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Preserve Tour

@ The Preserve at Vassar

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

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

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Hudson River Sunset Cruise

@ Hudson River Maritime Museum

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

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

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The Stone Chambers of Mead Farm

@ Carmel, NY

  • September 29, 2024, 10:00AM

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

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18th Century Autumnfest

@ Senate House State Historic Site

  • September 29, 2024, 11:00AM

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

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

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Rondout Sightseeing Cruise

@ Hudson River Maritime Museum

  • September 5, 2024, 4:00PM
  • September 6, 2024, 4:00PM
  • September 7, 2024, 4:00PM
  • September 8, 2024, 4:00PM
  • September 12, 2024, 4:00PM
  • September 13, 2024, 4:00PM
  • September 19, 2024, 4:00PM
  • September 20, 2024, 4:00PM
  • September 21, 2024, 4:00PM
  • September 22, 2024, 4:00PM
  • September 26, 2024, 4:00PM
  • September 27, 2024, 4:00PM
  • September 28, 2024, 4:00PM
  • September 29, 2024, 4:00PM

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

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