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The Haunted Halls of Roberto Clemente State Park
Friday, October 31, 2014
Roberto Clemente State Park
Phone: (718) 299-8750

Halloween has arrived. Join us, and be ready to get spooked!

12 & UNDER – 2:30PM TO 5:00PM
13 & UP – 5:30PM TO 8:00PM

Seasonal Volunteer Info Session
Sunday, November 2, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851 ext 300
Holiday Helpers, we need you! As Staatsburgh prepares for its "Gilded Age Christmas" tours, the site needs help with decorating the mansion, interpreting the historic rooms and site history for visitors, delighting visitors with costumed interpretation and assisting with special programs for children. The info session will include presentations by staff on behind-the-scenes news and plans for the future. Light refreshments will be served. Please call 845-889-8851 ext. 300 to RSVP.
Rustic Tablescapes for Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 23, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 828-1872 ext 109

Join Marlene Marshall, artist and author of the book Woodland Style Projects to create a delightful rustic centerpiece that will wow your dinner guests and is sure to be a conversation piece during your Thanksgiving holiday. Be inspired by Frederic Church's artist-designed landscape and collect "found" natural items to design your beautiful natural masterpiece.

Please pre-register by preceeding Thursday to 518-828-1872 x109 or shasbrook@olana.org

All ages welcome; $15/person, $10/members

Registration: Required
Holiday Wreath-Making
Saturday, November 29, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 827-1237

Join old friends and meet new in this festive program. Create your own beautiful holiday wreath from fragrant balsam greens. Fee of $18 includes all materials, including pine cones and ribbons for bows. Please bring your own clippers and any special items for decoration.

Call 872-1237 to register soon, this workshop always fills up!

Snow date is Sunday, November 30.

Registration: Required
Holiday Wreath-Making
Saturday, November 29, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 827-1237

Join old friends and meet new in this festive program. Create your own beautiful holiday wreath from fragrant balsam greens. Fee of $18 includes all materials, including pine cones and ribbons for bows. Please bring your own clippers and any special items for decoration.

Call 872-1237 to register soon, this workshop always fills up!

Snow date is Sunday, November 30.

Registration: Required
Wreath Making at Olana
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 06:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 828-1872 ext 109

Mary Hughes, Olana Flower Garden Caretaker, will teach the art of creating wreaths in this hands-on workshop. Exquisite natural materials will be provided to create your own wreath. Bring your own pair of pruning shears.

Space is limited, please pre-register by preceding Thursday to 518-828-1872 x109 or shasbrook@olana.org

Adults welcome; $20/person, $15/member

Registration: Required
Holiday Craft Bazaar
Saturday, December 6, 2014 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-1237

Shop for unique hand-crafted gifts made by local artisans and crafters, including jewelry, pottery, wooden wares, framed artwork, soaps and beauty products, fleece and woolen items, original artwork, soy candles, wildlife ornaments, pine needle baskets, honey products, wildlife photography, delicious foods and snack items and much more. Find nature books, wooden toys, stocking stuffers in our gift shop. Enjoy live music that'll get your feet tappin' and your holiday spirit cookin'. The Friends of Thacher Park will run a 50/50 raffle and proceeds will benefit the Capital City Rescue Mission.

Please call 872-1237 for additional information.

Holiday Craft Bazaar
Saturday, December 6, 2014 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-1237

Shop for unique hand-crafted gifts made by local artisans and crafters, including jewelry, pottery, wooden wares, framed artwork, soaps and beauty products, fleece and woolen items, original artwork, soy candles, wildlife ornaments, pine needle baskets, honey products, wildlife photography, delicious foods and snack items and much more. Find nature books, wooden toys, stocking stuffers in our gift shop. Enjoy live music that'll get your feet tappin' and your holiday spirit cookin'. The Friends of Thacher Park will run a 50/50 raffle and proceeds will benefit the Capital City Rescue Mission.

Please call 872-1237 for additional information.

Holiday Craft Bazaar
Sunday, December 7, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-1237

Shop for unique hand-crafted gifts made by local artisans and crafters, including jewelry, pottery, wooden wares, framed artwork, soaps and beauty products, fleece and woolen items, original artwork, soy candles, wildlife ornaments, pine needle baskets, honey products, wildlife photography, delicious foods and snack items and much more. Find nature books, wooden toys and stocking stuffers in our gift shop. Enjoy live music that'll get your feet tappin' and your holiday spirit cookin'. The Friends of Thacher Park will run a 50/50 raffle and proceeds will benefit the Capital City Rescue Mission.

Please call 872-1237 for additional information.

Holiday Craft Bazaar
Sunday, December 7, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-1237

Shop for unique hand-crafted gifts made by local artisans and crafters, including jewelry, pottery, wooden wares, framed artwork, soaps and beauty products, fleece and woolen items, original artwork, soy candles, wildlife ornaments, pine needle baskets, honey products, wildlife photography, delicious foods and snack items and much more. Find nature books, wooden toys and stocking stuffers in our gift shop. Enjoy live music that'll get your feet tappin' and your holiday spirit cookin'. The Friends of Thacher Park will run a 50/50 raffle and proceeds will benefit the Capital City Rescue Mission.

Please call 872-1237 for additional information.

Boxwood Trees
Sunday, December 7, 2014 01:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 828-1872 ext 109

Mary Hughes, Olana Flower Garden Caretaker, will guide participants to create their own unique table top tree constructed out of fresh boxwood cuttings. Boxwood trees are great to enhance the home for the holidays and will last until Spring. All materials are provided with the class, including ribbons, bulbs, decorative fruit and pine cones.

Space is limited for this class. Participants must pre-register to shasbrook@olana.org or 518-828-1872 x109

Adults welcome; $30/person, $25/member, vehicle use fee applies

Registration: Required
Holiday Whodunit
Sunday, December 7, 2014 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Children become detectives to solve a history mystery. Costumed interpreters throughout the house provide clues to help kids find the solution. Event will be offered on Sundays in December: the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. 
Wreath Making
Saturday, December 13, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for our annual wreath making demonstration and make your own wreath to take home, just in time for the holidays! Please bring any additional decorations you would like to decorate your wreath with and any pruners, if you have them. If you have a wreath base from the previous year, please bring that one to use. A $10 donation is suggested for materials.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds' Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Wreath Making
Saturday, December 13, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for our annual wreath making demonstration and make your own wreath to take home, just in time for the holidays! Please bring any additional decorations you would like to decorate your wreath with and any pruners, if you have them. If you have a wreath base from the previous year, please bring that one to use. A $10 donation is suggested for materials.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds' Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Holiday Whodunit
Sunday, December 14, 2014 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Children become detectives to solve a history mystery. Costumed interpreters throughout the house provide clues to help kids find the solution. Event will be offered on Sundays in December: the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. 
Holiday Whodunit
Sunday, December 21, 2014 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Children become detectives to solve a history mystery. Costumed interpreters throughout the house provide clues to help kids find the solution. Event will be offered on Sundays in December: the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. 
Holiday Craft Workshop for Kids: Make a Mouse House
Saturday, December 27, 2014 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Mistletoe Mouse has inhabited the mansion at Christmastime for many years. Children enjoy searching for mouse houses in the historic rooms while on tour in the holiday season. For these workshops, kids ages 6-10 can tour the house briefly to see the mouse houses on display, and then use craft materials to build their own mouse house to take home. An adult must accompany child. Reservations required, so please call to make a reservation and inquire about admission fee.
Registration: Required
Holiday Whodunit
Sunday, December 28, 2014 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Children become detectives to solve a history mystery. Costumed interpreters throughout the house provide clues to help kids find the solution. Event will be offered on Sundays in December: the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. 
Holiday Craft Workshop for Kids: Make a Mouse House
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Mistletoe Mouse has inhabited the mansion at Christmastime for many years. Children enjoy searching for mouse houses in the historic rooms while on tour in the holiday season. For these workshops, kids ages 6-10 can tour the house briefly to see the mouse houses on display, and then use craft materials to build their own mouse house to take home. An adult must accompany child. Reservations required, so please call to make a reservation and inquire about admission fee.
Registration: Required
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