Events

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Fall Family Day at the Catskills Visitor Center

@ Catskills Visitor Center

  • August 31, 2019, 10:00AM, 10:00am - 3:00 pm

Bring the whole family for this full day of kid-centered fun at the Catskills Visitor Center in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. Enjoy live music and interactive theater, hands-on art & science activities, outdoor adventures on the trail, and lots more! Photo by John McDaniel

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Bannerman's Island Kayak Tour

@ Storm King Adventure Tours

  • September 1, 2019, 2:30PM
  • September 2, 2019, 10:00AM
  • September 7, 2019, 1:30PM
  • September 8, 2019, 2:30PM
  • September 14, 2019, 2:00PM
  • September 15, 2019, 10:00AM
  • September 22, 2019, 10:00AM
  • September 28, 2019, 1:30PM
  • September 29, 2019, 10:00AM

Step foot onto Pollepel Island to visit the famous Bannerman’s Castle! Begin your adventure by taking a leisurely paddle across the Hudson River, then circle the island by kayak before stepping ashore. A historian will lead a walking tour to share a narrated history of the arsenal. Guests are advised to bring a light lunch or snack that they can enjoy while taking in the stunning views of the Hudson River from the Bannerman residence. As part of our ongoing collaboration with the Bannerman Castle Trust, these tours help contribute to their preservation efforts of the site.

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Hudson River Birding Ramble

@ Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site

  • September 7, 2019, 8:00AM, 2 Hours

Enjoy a two-hour walk led by the Rockland Audubon Society in search of neo-tropical birds on their migration. First time birders welcome! Experienced birders will enjoy exploring diverse habitats including; brackish river and marsh, fresh water pond, meadows, lawn and woodland areas. Enjoy exploring this excellent location- wonderfully accessible birders paradise. Bring binoculars, or borrow an extra pair from the group

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9th Annual Kayaking 4 Meso

@ Halfmoon Lighthouse Park

  • September 7, 2019, 9:00AM, Check in starts at 7:00 AM

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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Walking Tour of Public Art in Poughkeepsie, NY

@ 12 Vassar St Poughkeepsie, NY

  • September 7, 2019, 9:00AM
  • Rain Date: September 14, 2019, 9:00AM

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 35 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.

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Saw Mill River Heritage Tour

@ Philipse Manor Hall and Downtown Yonkers

  • September 7, 2019, 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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Wild Mushroom Walk

@ Teatown Lake Reservation

  • September 7, 2019, 10:00AM

Join Leon Shernoff, respected mycologist and the editor of Mushroom, The Journal of Wild Mushrooming, as he shares his expertise on the role fungi play in our ecosystem on a walk to locate and identify wild mushrooms.

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Wild Tails

@ Discover Albany Visitors Center

  • September 7, 2019, 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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Discover Phillies Bridge Farm Project

@ 45 Phillies Bridge Road, New Paltz, NY 12561

  • September 7, 2019, 11:00AM, Sample the bounty of Phillies Bridge Farm with a tasting session.
  • September 7, 2019, 12:00PM, Enjoy a beautiful kid-friendly 1.5 mile nature walk led by one of the Phillies Bridge Board members No dogs please.

9 - noon The farm stand is open - you can purchase farm-fresh produce. 11 AM Sample the bounty of Phillies Bridge Farm with a tasting session. You will be able to try an array of naturally preserved pickles, dried fruits, jams, jellies and more. Plus learn about food preserving from Phillies Bridge Farm’s expert, Susan Loxley-Friedle noon: Enjoy a beautiful kid-friendly 1.5 mile nature walk led by one of the Phillies Bridge Board members No dogs please.

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Stockade National Historic District Walking Tour

@ Corner of Wall and Main Streets

  • September 7, 2019, 1:00PM

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

@ Meet in parking lot behind Confetti restaurant at 200 Ash Street.

  • September 8, 2019, 10:00AM

Join Richard Esnard of the Piermont Historical Society for a walk through early 19th-century Bogertown and then onto Piermont’s pier. Enjoy exceptional river views while learning about this scenic village, its geological history, the Revolution, WWII, and how the railroad impacted the village and the nation. Return to the parking area via Flywheel Park. Meet in the parking lot behind Confetti’s restaurant at 200 Ash Street.

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Ice Age history of Hyde Park

@ Wallace Center at Hyde Park

  • September 8, 2019, 2:00PM

All of the Roosevelt Museum property was built upon an ice age delta where Crum Elbow Creek flowed into an ice age lake called Glacial Lake Albany. We will wander the grounds and see the geological record of this lake and the river that flowed across it.

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Flashlights & Full Moon: A Night Time Nature Walk

@ Winnakee Nature Preserve

  • September 13, 2019, 6:30PM, Rain or Shine, Bring Headlamp or Flashlight, sturdy shoes, layers.

What better way to explore the Winnakee Nature Preserve than on Friday, the 13th under a full moon! Night hikes are an adventure: the darkness hides familiar landmarks, depth perception becomes a guessing game, and a whole new set of animals comes out to play. Flashlights or headlamps are recommended. Register for this FREE event at winnakee.org

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Brinton Brook Audubon Hike

@ Brinton Brook Audubon Sanctuary

  • September 14, 2019, 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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Fall Foliage Paddle

@ Kingston Point Beach

  • September 14, 2019, 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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Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst

@ Lyndhurst Estate

  • September 13, 2019, 10:00AM, 10am-5pm
  • September 14, 2019, 10:00AM, 10am-6pm
  • September 15, 2019, 10:00AM, 10am-5pm

Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst, September 13, 14, 15, 2019, 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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Great Wallkill River Race

@ Sojourner Truth Park

  • September 14, 2019, 10:00AM, There will be different heats, starting at staggered times. Depending on how many people register, the event will end between 1-3pm.
  • Rain Date: September 15, 2019, 10:00AM

A fun race to get people out on the Wallkill River, to enjoy its scenic beauty and the serenity of being on a flat water, slow moving river. Children are welcome with adult supervision. There will be different race categories, such as recreational kayak, canoe, racing kayak, or other craft. Racers will launch from Sojourner Truth Park in New Paltz. The race will begin at the Route 299 bridge, head downstream 1/2 mile to the River to Ridge site, and return to finish at the same starting point.

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Moodna Marsh Kayak Tour

@ Storm King Adventure Tours

  • September 7, 2019, 10:00AM
  • September 14, 2019, 10:00AM
  • September 15, 2019, 2:00PM
  • September 21, 2019, 2:30PM
  • September 22, 2019, 1:30PM
  • September 28, 2019, 10:00AM
  • September 29, 2019, 10:00AM

This remote tour is ideal for bird watchers and those who enjoy close observation of local flora and fauna. Begin this tour on the beautiful Hudson River as we make our way north along the shoreline, then duck under a railroad trestle and enter the mouth of the Moodna. Your guides will lead you through the marsh, meandering in and out of channels. With ever-changing water levels, tides, and rainfall, each tour to Moodna Marsh is different, but always enchanting. You may even spot one of the local bald eagles that nest near the marshlands!

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Albany Architecture

@ Discover Albany Visitors Center

  • September 14, 2019, 11:00AM

The Architecture in Downtown Albany is like none other in the United States. This tour will reveal the rich history of the city through the creative works of the architects who built her. Learn what the Olde English Pub has to say about early Dutch America, uncover the hidden faces at the SUNY Administration Building and the drama surrounding the construction of the State Capitol.

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Haverstraw Riverwide Arts & Music Festival

@ Emeline Park - 16 Front St. Haverstraw

  • September 14, 2019, 11:00AM, 5:00pm

The 6th annual Haverstraw Riverwide Arts & Music Festival kicks off 9/14 from 11-5-pm in the Village of Haverstraw's scenic Hudson River front park. The day's festivities include 4 live bands, DJ, Live Art event, set sail with the Schooner Pioneer and artist and crafts vendors. Admission is free. http://www.haverstrawriverwidearts.org/festival-info

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Science on the River

@ Norrie Point Environmental Center

  • September 14, 2019, 1:00PM, 3 hour event

Enjoy a live birds of prey program. Help fish the waters around Norrie Point to find out who lives there. See how the types of organisms living in a stream indicate its health. Learn what “SAV” means and why it’s important to the river. Canoe a tidal marsh of the Hudson (weather and space permitting). Also, many games and activities are planned especially for our youngest visitors.

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Fall Into Rowing with Mid Hudson Rowing Association

@ Hudson River at Poughkeepsie

  • September 14, 2019, 9:00AM, 9-11AM
  • September 15, 2019, 9:00AM, 9-11AM

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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Iona Island Educational Canoe Trip

@ Iona Island

  • September 15, 2019, 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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Saugerties Hudson River Paddle with optional short Hike at Scenic Hudson's Falling Waters Preserve and Saugerties Lighthouse

@ Glasco Mini Park

  • September 15, 2019, 10:00AM, Arrive 15 minutes early

Paddle the Hudson River near Saugerties NY and visit Scenic Hudson's Falling Waters Preserve and the Saugerties Lighthouse.

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Taste of New Paltz

@ Ulster County Fairgrounds

  • September 15, 2019, 11:00AM, Rain or Shine 11am - 5pm

This one day food and drink event at the Ulster County Fairgrounds will celebrate local shops, producers, and restaurants. A selection of craft beverages will also be served. It’s like a business showcase but better. It’s a full flavor of everything that is New Paltz—from restaurants to food trucks to craft vendors. It’s really a great way for the local community and for the people from outside of New Paltz to really get to see what New Paltz is up to in all realms of business. Attendees can purchase $3 to $5 tastes from the festival’s different food and drink vendors. This is our 2nd year to feature a “Best of the Taste” competition in three categories—Best Food Truck, Best Restaurant, and Best Winery/Distillery. Attendees can vote for their favorite “taste” in each category throughout the day. Winning vendors are announced towards the end of the day. They get an award and bragging rights! In addition to a bunch of free kid’s activities like face-painting and arts and crafts, there will also be health & wellness practitioners, live music, and live demonstrations throughout the day.

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Roe Jan Ramble Bike Tour

@ Copake, New York

  • September 21, 2019, 8:00AM, Pre-register at our website roejanramble.org

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 to benefit the Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association is encouraged. More information is available at www.roejanramble.org.

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Ossining Farmers Market

@ Ossining, NY

  • September 7, 2019, 8:30AM
  • September 14, 2019, 8:30AM
  • September 21, 2019, 8:30AM
  • September 28, 2019, 8:30AM

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 or before you hit the Croton Aqueduct trail.

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Supervisor's Walk - Lake DeForest

@ New City Little League Strawtown Road Fields, New City

  • September 21, 2019, 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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Hudson River Seining & Aquatic Life

@ Kowawese Unique Area

  • September 21, 2019, 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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John Jay’s Not-So-Big City: A Walk Through the History of Old New York

@ Lower Manhattan- Bowling Green

  • September 21, 2019, 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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Sterling Forest Fire Tower Ramble

@ Sterling Forest State Park

  • September 21, 2019, 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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Harvesting History Family Workshop: Just Like My Nan Made: Apple Mint Jelly Workshop

@ Clermont State Historic Site--Clermont Cottage

  • September 21, 2019, 1:00PM

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, so come by Clermont Cottage to learn how to make jelly using the natural pectin found in apples! We will flavor our jelly with fresh mint from the garden for a delicious dye-free mint Jelly. Each participant will go home with a jar of jelly. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Pride of the Hudson Narrated Sightseeing Cruise

@ Blu Pointe Landing Dock, Front Street, Newburgh

  • September 4, 2019, 1:00PM
  • September 5, 2019, 2:30PM
  • September 6, 2019, 1:00PM
  • September 7, 2019, 1:00PM
  • September 8, 2019, 1:00PM
  • September 11, 2019, 1:00PM
  • September 12, 2019, 1:00PM
  • September 13, 2019, 1:00PM
  • September 14, 2019, 1:00PM
  • September 15, 2019, 1:00PM
  • September 18, 2019, 10:00AM
  • September 18, 2019, 2:30PM
  • September 20, 2019, 1:00PM
  • September 21, 2019, 1:00PM
  • September 22, 2019, 1:00PM
  • September 25, 2019, 1:00PM
  • September 26, 2019, 2:30PM
  • September 27, 2019, 1:00PM
  • September 28, 2019, 1:00PM
  • September 29, 2019, 1:00PM

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 present a narration of the sights along the way, including: Washington's Headquarters, Mount Beacon, Bannerman Island, Breakneck Mountain, Cold Spring, World's End, Constitution Island & the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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Historic Piermont Walking Tour Featuring the Birthplace of Piermont & More

@ Meet in parking lot behind Confetti restaurant.

  • September 22, 2019, 10:00AM

Join Richard Esnard of the Piermont Historical Society — Walk to Piermont’s historic district, then to early 19th century Bogertown and ending at Flywheel Park. Enjoy the scenic Sparkill Creek stopping at several sites on the National Register of Historic Places. [The drawbridge, Haddock’s Hall - the location of the 1916 silent movie “The Hungry Heart”]. Learn about the dramatic impact of geology and the NY & Erie RR on the village and the nation. [Other topics: Dutch inhabitants, WWII, Paper Mill, and the Revolution]. Meet in the parking lot behind Confetti’s restaurant at Ash Street

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2019 Wilderstein Outdoor Sculpture Biennial exhibition

@ Wildersetin Historic Site, 330 Morton Rd Rhinebeck, NY 12572

  • September 22, 2019, 1:00PM

This is a curator led guided walking tour of the 2019 Wilderstein Outdoor Sculpture Biennial exhibition. The tour includes 25 contemporary sculptural works selected from a variety of established and nationally known artists from five northearstern states. The sculptures are displayed throughout the Calvert Vaux landscaped grounds of the historic Wilderstein estate with breathtaking views of the Hudson River.

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Jacob Blauvelt House Guided Tours

@ Jacob Blauvelt House/Historical Society of Rockland County

  • September 1, 2019, 1:00PM
  • September 8, 2019, 1:00PM
  • September 15, 2019, 1:00PM
  • September 22, 2019, 1:00PM
  • September 29, 2019, 1:00PM

The architectural style, furnishings, and decorative elements of the Jacob Blauvelt House reflect those of a typical family of Rockland County and the Hudson Valley region in the first half of the nineteenth century. Members of the Blauvelt family lived in the house from its construction in 1832 until 1970, when it was given to the Historical Society. During their more than one hundred years living in the house, the Blauvelts made many changes to it; when the HSRC gained ownership, it was restored to its original period and furnished with Blauvelt family pieces, as well as Rockland County and Lower Hudson Valley pieces from the Society’s collection. The Jacob Blauvelt House, a New York State “Paths through History” site, is open for guided tours on Sundays in September 2019 at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm. Group tours are also available by appointment.

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Piermont's Station Museum

@ Piermont Station

  • September 8, 2019, 1:00PM
  • September 22, 2019, 1:00PM

Visit this 1883 landmark RR Station and learn about Piermont’s unique and diverse history: Piermont’s role in the American Revolution and WWII as well as the longest railroad in the world, which in 1851 left from Piermont’s pier to Lake Erie. View two award-winning historical documentaries on Piermont in the audio room on the museum’s 2nd floor. Hikers can access the station via the scenic Erie Path overlooking the majestic Hudson. Parking is available for motorized visitors.

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What You See and What You Don't See

@ Staatsburgh State Historic Site (Mills Mansion)

  • September 8, 2019, 1:00PM
  • September 22, 2019, 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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Walkway Over the Hudson Guided Tours

@ Walkway Over the Hudson

  • August 31, 2019, 1:00PM, Ends at 2PM
  • August 31, 2019, 3:00PM, Ends at 4PM
  • September 1, 2019, 1:00PM, Ends at 2PM
  • September 1, 2019, 3:00PM, Ends at 4PM
  • September 7, 2019, 1:00PM, Ends at 2PM
  • September 7, 2019, 3:00PM, Ends at 4PM
  • September 8, 2019, 1:00PM, Ends at 2PM
  • September 8, 2019, 3:00PM, Ends at 4PM
  • September 14, 2019, 1:00PM, Ends at 2PM
  • September 14, 2019, 3:00PM, Ends at 4PM
  • September 15, 2019, 1:00PM, Ends at 2PM
  • September 15, 2019, 3:00PM, Ends at 4PM
  • September 21, 2019, 1:00PM, Ends at 2PM
  • September 21, 2019, 3:00PM, Ends at 4PM
  • September 22, 2019, 1:00PM, Ends at 2PM
  • September 22, 2019, 3:00PM, Ends at 4PM
  • September 28, 2019, 1:00PM, Ends at 2PM
  • September 28, 2019, 3:00PM, Ends at 4PM
  • September 29, 2019, 1:00PM, Ends at 2PM
  • September 29, 2019, 3:00PM, Ends at 4PM

Enjoy a guided group tour of this historic railroad bridge featuring stories about the past, present and future of the Walkway. Appreciate breathtaking river and mountain views, fresh air and scenic Hudson Valley vistas. Learn detailed history about the bridge and surrounding area, and view interpretive signage and historic images. Tours are led by trained Walkway Ambassadors who are knowledgeable about the Walkway’s construction, history and reconstruction, as well as the Hudson River and surrounding areas.

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Sunset Kayak Tour

@ Storm King Adventure Tours

  • September 1, 2019, 5:00PM
  • September 6, 2019, 5:00PM
  • September 7, 2019, 5:00PM
  • September 8, 2019, 5:00PM
  • September 20, 2019, 5:00PM
  • September 22, 2019, 5:00PM
  • September 27, 2019, 4:30PM
  • September 28, 2019, 4:30PM
  • September 29, 2019, 4:30PM

There are few better ways to end the day than out on the river enjoying a spectacular Hudson Valley sunset. Your destination is determined by the tides, so expect the unexpected! Retreat to the peaceful Moodna Marsh or venture to the still waters surrounding Bannerman’s Island, then rest your paddle and enjoy front row seats as the sky starts to change color and the sun sets below the horizon. Make your way back in the stillness of the waning light.

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The Armour-Stiner Octagon House

@ Irvington, New York United States

  • September 6, 2019, 10:00AM
  • September 7, 2019, 9:30AM
  • September 8, 2019, 9:30AM
  • September 13, 2019, 10:00AM
  • September 14, 2019, 9:30AM
  • September 15, 2019, 9:30AM
  • September 20, 2019, 10:00AM
  • September 21, 2019, 9:30AM
  • September 22, 2019, 9:30AM
  • September 27, 2019, 10:00AM
  • September 28, 2019, 9:30AM
  • September 29, 2019, 9:30AM

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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Discovery Day at the Catskills Visitor Center

@ Catskills Visitor Center

  • September 28, 2019, 10:00AM

Join us for a brand-new event at the Catskill Interpretive Center celebrating the nature, history and culture of the Catskills through kid-friendly educational programs, live performances including a featured show by Steve "the Dirtmeister" Tomecek, interactive demos, hands-on activities and outdoor exploration. Something for all ages!

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Hike at Fuller Mountain Preserve

@ Fuller Mountain Preserve

  • September 28, 2019, 10:00AM

Join the Orange County Land Trust for a guided hike at Fuller Mountain Preserve. Enjoy spectacular views of the Warwick Valley, Sugar Loaf Mountain, and the Shawangunk Ridge at the scenic overlook.

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Apple Cider Ramble

@ Peach Hill Park

  • September 28, 2019, 1:00PM, Closing at 4 PM
  • Rain Date: September 29, 2019, 1:00PM

Participants will take a walking tour of our orchard park. During the tour you will pick apples and help press them into apple cider at the end of the trip. We will also have a horse-drawn wagon ride, live music, sheep petting and food available.

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Rondout National Historic District Walking Tour

@ Ulster County Heritage Area Visitors Center

  • September 28, 2019, 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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Lyndhurst Landscape Ramble

@ Lyndhurst

  • September 1, 2019, 10:00AM
  • September 8, 2019, 10:00AM
  • September 22, 2019, 10:00AM
  • September 29, 2019, 10:00AM

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.

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Canines Crossing at the Park

@ Hudson Crossing Park

  • September 29, 2019, 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 Alpaca Days at Lilymoore Farm

@ Lilymoore Alpaca Farm

  • September 28, 2019, 12:00PM, ends at 4:00 pm
  • September 29, 2019, 12:00PM, ends at 4:00 pm

Our big event that you wait all year for. Come to Lilymoore Farm, meet the alpacas, hear the live band, shop our vendor village and have a ton of fun. Do the Chicken Dance with a chicken, watch the animals as they participate in our tutu parade. Wear a tutu and you can participate too

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Bannerman's Island Walking Tour

@ Storm King Adventure Tours

  • September 1, 2019, 10:00AM
  • September 2, 2019, 2:00PM
  • September 8, 2019, 10:00AM
  • September 21, 2019, 10:00AM
  • September 29, 2019, 2:00PM

Step foot onto Pollepel Island to visit the famous Bannerman’s Castle! Begin your adventure by taking a leisurely paddle across the Hudson River, then circle the island by kayak before stepping ashore. A historian will lead a walking tour to share a narrated history of the arsenal. Guests are advised to bring a light lunch or snack that they can enjoy while taking in the stunning views of the Hudson River from the Bannerman residence. As part of our ongoing collaboration with the Bannerman Castle Trust, these tours help contribute to their preservation efforts of the site.

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