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The Armour-Stiner Octagon House

@ Irvington, New York United States

  • September 5, 2020, 10:30AM
  • September 5, 2020, 12:00PM
  • September 5, 2020, 2:00PM
  • September 5, 2020, 3:30PM

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 fully informative tour fee is $24 for adults. (Not suitable for children under 12 years of age.) The 45-minute tour in groups of 20 people are conducted by highly trained docents and they include the three principal floors of the house.

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10th Annual Kayaking 4 Meso

@ Halfmoon Lighthouse Park

  • September 12, 2020, 9:00AM

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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Brinton Brook Audubon Hike

@ Brinton Brook Audubon Sanctuary

  • September 12, 2020, 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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Hart's Brook Park & Preserve Nature Walk

@ Harts Brook Park and Preserve

  • September 12, 2020, 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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Skywalk Arts Festival

@ Rip Van Winkle Bridge

  • September 20, 2020, 12:00PM

Celebrate the art of the Hudson Valley and the Hudson River Skywalk, a pedestrian path along the Rip Van Winkle Bridge which enables beautiful views of the Hudson River. Come to the park next to the Rip Van Winkle Bridge’s toll plaza in Catskill to view and buy artwork, participate in hands-on art lessons, purchase yummy food, and listen to live music, all in a beautiful setting overlooking the Hudson. Motorists have to pass through Toll Lane 1 (full service lane) in order to enter the Bridge Authority parking lot. Learn more about the Hudson River Skywalk by visiting www.hudsonriverskywalk.org.

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Saw Mill River Heritage Tour

@ Philipse Manor Hall and Downtown Yonkers

  • September 26, 2020, 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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