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Sat 04 Jul
Independence Day
Saturday, July 4, 2020
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site

Celebrate the 4th at two sites hallowed by the soldiers who won our independence. At Knox's Headquarters see a small cannon fired at 1:00 & 4:00 PM. At the New Windsor Cantonment see military firing demonstrations at 2:00 PM.

Sat 04 Jul
Independence Day
Saturday, July 4, 2020
New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site

Celebrate the 4th at two sites hallowed by the soldiers who won our independence. At Knox's Headquarters see a small cannon fired at 1:00 & 4:00 PM. At the New Windsor Cantonment see military firing demonstrations at 2:00 PM.

Sat 04 Jul
45th CAVAC Arts & Crafts Fair (Canceled)
Saturday, July 4, 2020 until Sunday, July 5, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-9798

This popular arts and crafts show and sale draws more than 130 artisans and thousands of visitors. Sponsored by the Cazenovia Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps (CAVAC), admission is free.  For more information, contact the CAVAC business office at 315-655-9798.
Sat 04 Jul
Fourth of July Cannon Salute
Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:00 AM
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site

Online Event

Join the 2nd Continental Artillery Regiment for a spirited celebration of our nation's independence. Rather than gathering at the site, spectators will be able to view this event via live-stream on Facebook. Headphone users beware!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2986335901484098/

Sat 04 Jul
Independence Day Cannon Firing
Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

Join us for a special Independence Day celebration! Witness the Roar and Thunder of the fort's 6 pounder cannon. Camp activities, musket firing demonstrations and military drills will take place throughout the day.

Sat 04 Jul
Garden Tour (Canceled)
Saturday, July 4, 2020 until Sunday, July 5, 2020 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-3200

Beginning at the formal garden gate, a free 20-minute guided tour (weather permitting) will highlight the history of Lorenzo's formal garden, first established in 1806.
Sat 04 Jul
Old-Fashioned Independence Day
Saturday, July 4, 2020 02:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Due to Covid-19 guidelines, this event will not occur as scheduled.

Grounds will be open from 8:30am to sunset but the following activities have been cancelled: 18th century crafts, reenactors, music and entertainment and the Saugerties Fireworks. If you plan on visiting, please wear a face covering and maintain safe social distance. Park density limits are in effect, so have an alternate plan ready in case Clermont has reached capacity.

To honor the importance of this day, the Declaration of Independence will be read at the Mansion at 2:00pm and 5:00pm.

Vehicle Fee $5.00 at Pay Stations from 11:00am-4:00pm
Sun 05 Jul
Scenic Views from the White Cliffs: Millbrook Mountain Hike
Sunday, July 5, 2020 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for this five-mile hike along the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road, Millbrook Mountain Carriage Road and Millbrook Mountain Footpath. The gorgeous views from the cliff on top of Millbrook Mountain include the historic Sky Top stone tower and the lush Wallkill Valley below. Raptors are often seen soaring beneath these steep white cliffs. The footpath does feature a steep hill up and down, as well as a stream crossing and some potentially tricky footing. Participants should pack water and food and wear trail shoes. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to ten individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Mon 06 Jul
Trailside Discovery: Outdoor Nature Day Program
Monday, July 6, 2020 until Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Bear Mountain State Park
(845) 786-2701 ext 293

Summer is the time for kids to be outside. And there is no better place for your child to spend time in the great outdoors this summer than at Trailside Museums and Zoo! Trailside Discovery is your child's up-close and personal introduction to local wildlife and ecology. They will get their hands dirty! They will have fun! Through hands-on activities and exciting games, children will be immersed in the natural world in engaging, and age appropriate ways they are bound to enjoy.

Registration Information:

Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fee: $100 per session

Session One July 6th through 9th. For children entering grades 1 & 2. (Registration deadline is June 19th.)

Session Two July 13th through 16th. For children entering grades 3 & 4. (Registration deadline is June 26th.)

Session Three July 20th through 23rd. For children entering grades 5 & 6. (Registration deadline is July 3rd.)

Session Four July 27th through July 30th. For children entering 7 & 8. (Registration deadline is July 10th.)

Visit www.trailsidezoo.org to download registration form.

Contact Environmental Educator Chris O'Sullivan at chris.osullivan@parks.ny.gov or call 845-786-2701 x293 for more information.

 

Wed 08 Jul
15 Miles on the Sacandaga Canal
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

ONLINE https://meetingsamer3.webex.com/meetingsamer3/j.php?MTID=m556d6955de7fd76d6cd07371094aa118

David Brooks from Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will discuss the construction and success of the Erie Canal and the subsequent "canal craze" that sparked the idea of a Great Sacandaga Canal. Discover the area's efforts to expand their commercial reach as they sought to draw raw goods and resources from the Sacandaga Valley and throughout the Adirondack Mountains down to the Mohawk Valley. This program is offered by the Fulton County Museum in partnership with Schoharie Crossing. Also be sure to join us next week for a follow up program by Samantha Hall-Saladino, Executive Director of the Fulton County Historical Society.

This program is offered via Webex - the link will go live 15 minutes prior to the presentation starting. You will be muted upon entry and we ask that you please disable your webcams to save bandwidth and avoid distractions. You may use the Webex Chat feature to ask questions during the program.

Sat 11 Jul
Hike around Lake Maratanza at Sam’s Point
Saturday, July 11, 2020 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Becca Howe, Interpretive Ranger, for this three-mile loop walk to view magnificent Lake Maratanza. On our way to the lake, we will stop at the Sam's Point Overlook, where on a clear day there is a great view of the Wallkill Valley, the Catskills, and much more. Pack a lunch and sit on the shore to enjoy a mid-day picnic. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.
Registration: Required
Sat 11 Jul
Hike around Lake Maratanza at Sam’s Point
Saturday, July 11, 2020 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Join Becca Howe, Interpretive Ranger, for this three-mile loop walk to view magnificent Lake Maratanza. On our way to the lake, we will stop at the Sam's Point Overlook, where on a clear day there is a great view of the Wallkill Valley, the Catskills, and much more. Pack a lunch and sit on the shore to enjoy a mid-day picnic. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.
Registration: Required
Sat 11 Jul
Free Philharmonic Concert in the Park to Honor Our Hometown Heroes
Saturday, July 11, 2020 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Heckscher State Park

Patrons can enjoy classical music in a beautiful outdoor setting followed by a fireworks display. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

Sun 12 Jul
Socially Distanced Walking Tour
Sunday, July 12, 2020 01:00 PM
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
Join us for a socially distanced walking tour of the battlefield. Participants will be required to wear face masks. (Not provided.) Those who are interested must RSVP at the link above. This tour will be conducted entirely outdoors. It will cover the most important locations relevant to the first engagement of the battle through a mix of driving and walking.
Tue 14 Jul
Tuesday Trek: Gertrude’s Nose via the Most Scenic Route at Minnewaska
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 09:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for this approximately six-mile long hike on the Lake Minnewaska and Millbrook Mountain Carriage Roads and the stunning Gertrude's Nose Footpath. Considered one of the most outstanding hikes in the entire Hudson Valley, this cliff-edge, wildly scenic route does not disappoint, featuring panoramic views of landmarks as far away as High Point State Park in New Jersey. We'll hike out to Gertrude's Nose, a cliff promontory, and then double our pleasure by continuing back along the same gorgeous route. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to ten individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Wed 15 Jul
Junior Naturalists at Minnewaska: Creatures in the Stream
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Join Sarah LaLumiere, Student Conservation Association/Americorps member, for a fun morning of learning and exploring. First, we'll learn about streams, who lives in them and why they're important. Then, we'll take a hike down to the Peter's Kill stream, looking for stream creatures and learning how to study the stream along the way. We'll also look for signs of other animals on our two-mile loop hike. This program is recommended for children over the age of seven years old, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to eight individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Peter's Kill Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.


Registration: Required
Thu 16 Jul
Harmonies on the Hudson: Banjo Blue/Moonshine Holler (Paula Bradley Duo)
Thursday, July 16, 2020 06:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

Paul Bradley and special guest performs lively traditional American roots music featuring spirited renditions of Appalachian blues, breakdowns and ballads, with flatfoot dancing to boot, on fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, harmonica and ukulele. They not only entertain, but also enlighten audiences on the multi-cultural influences of traditional American roots music - "old-time music from the heart with sole" (pun intended !) - sometimes rowdy, sometimes reverent, always a ruckus! (Admission is Free)

Thu 16 Jul
Sacandaga Soiree: Tides and Tourism
Thursday, July 16, 2020 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

ONLINE https://meetingsamer3.webex.com/meetingsamer3/j.php?MTID=mcb6c804e4f6802d3052d895439fff584

Join us as Fulton County Museum Executive Director Samantha Hall-Saladino presents on the tourism of the Great Sacandaga in the early to mid-20th century.

This program is offered via Webex - the link will go live 15 minutes prior to the presentation starting. You will be muted upon entry and we ask that you please disable your webcams to save bandwidth and avoid distractions. You may use the Webex Chat feature to ask questions during the program.

Sat 18 Jul
Jones Beach Volleyball Tournament
Saturday, July 18, 2020 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Nature Center

The year's 42nd annual volleyball tournament consists of 6-Player co-ed teams. The tournament is played on sand courts on the beachfront. The awards ceremony will take place immediately following the conclusion of the final match. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams. Advanced registration is required and can be done by walk-in, mail or email beginning June 1. Call the Regional Recreation Department for an application (631) 321-3510.

Registration: Required
Sat 18 Jul
Jones Beach Volleyball Tournament
Saturday, July 18, 2020 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park

The year's 42nd annual volleyball tournament consists of 6-Player co-ed teams. The tournament is played on sand courts on the beachfront. The awards ceremony will take place immediately following the conclusion of the final match. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams. Advanced registration is required and can be done by walk-in, mail or email beginning June 1. Call the Regional Recreation Department for an application (631) 321-3510.

Registration: Required
Sat 18 Jul
Hike around Lake Minnewaska and along Beacon Hill Phenology Trail
Saturday, July 18, 2020 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Sarah LaLumiere, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Intern, for a three-mile hike along the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road, Beacon Hill Footpath and Beacon Hill Carriage Road. We'll walk the picturesque route around the Lake from West to East, stopping along the way for a short detour to a scenic vista of the Catskills. Then, we'll hike the Beacon Hill Footpath, and learn all about phenology, the study of how plants and animals change throughout the seasons. As citizen scientists, we will take a closer look at the plants along this trail, and collectively write down our observations. This walk will offer beautiful views of the Rondout and Wallkill Valleys below and the Catskill Mountains to the north. The carriage roads are relatively easy walking; however, the footpath does include some hills and tricky footing. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to nine individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sun 19 Jul
Soaring Views across the Ravine Walk
Sunday, July 19, 2020 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for a Sunday morning stroll along the Castle Point, Hamilton Point and Millbrook Mountain Carriage Roads to reach Kempton Ledge, Echo Rock and Patterson's Pellet. Two of the three of these cliff-edge, scenic vistas are located across the Palmaghatt Ravine from each other and, if conditions are favorable, we should be able to see one from the other and perhaps even the tower at High Point State Park in New Jersey. A bonus view of the glorious Catskill Mountains should also be ours for the taking from the top of the Meadows on Castle Point Carriage Road. And, if we're lucky, we may even see vultures soaring over the Ravine. This relatively easy walk is approximately six miles long. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to ten individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sun 19 Jul
Aiming to Please
Sunday, July 19, 2020 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site

Celebrate Henry Knox's birthday by talking about his favorite subject: artillery. From 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Revolutionary War cannon firings every half hour highlight this program about the 1780-81 artillery encampment at New Windsor.

Tue 21 Jul
Junior Naturalists at Minnewaska: Creatures in the Stream
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Sarah LaLumiere, Student Conservation Association/Americorps Member, for a fun morning of learning and exploring. First, we'll learn about streams, who lives in them and why they're important. Then, we'll take a hike down to the Peter's Kill stream, to look for stream creatures and learn how to study the stream. We'll also look for signs of other animals on our two-mile loop hike. This program is recommended for children over the age of seven years old, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to eight individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Peter's Kill Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sat 25 Jul
Geology Hike around Lake Maratanza at Sam’s Point
Saturday, July 25, 2020 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Becca Howe, Interpretive Ranger, for this three-mile loop walk to view magnificent Lake Maratanza. On our way to the lake, we will stop at the Sam's Point Overlook, where we will discover some features left by the last glaciers. At the lake, we will discuss the process of how the lake was made. Pack a lunch and sit on the shore to enjoy a mid-day picnic. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.
Registration: Required
Sat 25 Jul
Geology Hike around Lake Maratanza at Sam’s Point
Saturday, July 25, 2020 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Join Becca Howe, Interpretive Ranger, for this three-mile loop walk to view magnificent Lake Maratanza. On our way to the lake, we will stop at the Sam's Point Overlook, where we will discover some features left by the last glaciers. At the lake, we will discuss the process of how the lake was made. Pack a lunch and sit on the shore to enjoy a mid-day picnic. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.
Registration: Required
Sat 25 Jul
Colonial Wool Spinning and Dyeing
Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

Discover out how wool was carded and spun in the 18th century. Spin your own sample of knitting wool! Watch a natural dyeing demonstration and learn about the dyeing process from the Handweaver's Guild member and re-enactor Barbara Johns.

Mon 27 Jul
Lorenzo Kids Summer Camp (Canceled)
Monday, July 27, 2020 until Friday, July 31, 2020
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-3200

Embark on a new adventure each day at the Rippleton Schoolhouse. Every day promises to be a unique opportunity exploring life in the 1800's through art, nature and science.
Tue 28 Jul
A Discussion with Lavada Nahon
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

ONLINE https://meetingsamer3.webex.com/meetingsamer3/j.php?MTID=m52da44b90ad6b619c8e86ac2ee4ae549

Lavada Nahon is a culinary historian, editor and historic interpreter for the Bureau of Historic Site and Park Services. Lavada provides a critically-important role of interpreter of African American history. She has extensive experience interpreting the lives of free and enslaved African Americans working as an independent contractor at numerous historic sites and museums in the mid-Atlantic region. Lavada's specialty includes interpreting the work of enslaved cooks in the homes of the elite class. Her expertise spans the 17th through the 19th centuries and cuts across several cultures and traditions, including Dutch, British, French and African.

This program is offered via Webex - the link will go live 15 minutes prior to the presentation starting. You will be muted upon entry and we ask that you please disable your webcams to save bandwidth and avoid distractions. You may use the Webex Chat feature to ask questions during the program.

Wed 29 Jul
Taste of Madison County (Canceled)
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-3200

Join the Friends of Lorenzo for an evening of sampling great beverages and delicious cuisine from local Madison County restaurants, wineries, distilleries and breweries! The fundraiser, to be held on the lawn at Lorenzo, will also include musical entertainment. Proceeds from the event, will support the historic preservation of Lorenzo State Historic Site. Ticket information TBA. For more information, visit www.friendsoflorenzo.org or call 315-655-3200.
Sat 01 Aug
1st Rhode Island Regiment Garrison Day
Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

Discover the often-overlooked story of the contribution of African American soldiers to the American Revolutionary War effort. Known as "the Black Regiment", the 1st Rhode Island Regiment willbring to life this largely black unit through drill, musket-firings, camp life demonstrations and short presentations throughout the day.

Sat 01 Aug
CCC Recognition Day
Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth

Join Interpretive hikes to various Civilian Conservation Corps sites within Letchworth and learn of the CCC's contribution to the development of the Park. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, at the Octagon Shelter (Lower Falls area).

Sat 01 Aug
CCC Recognition Day
Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park

Join Interpretive hikes to various Civilian Conservation Corps sites within Letchworth and learn of the CCC's contribution to the development of the Park. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, at the Octagon Shelter (Lower Falls area).

Sat 01 Aug
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Thu 06 Aug
Downtown Yonkers Gallery Hop
Thursday, August 6, 2020 05:30 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Stop by each of the 4 major downtown galleries: Blue Door Art Center, Warburton Galerie, Philipse Manor Hall and the Riverfront Library, the first Thursday of each month to view new and exciting exhibits of arts and culture! Attendees receive a discount for their meal that night at local downtown restaurants!! 5:30PM-7:30pm | Location: Yonkers | Free | Ages: All Ages

Sat 08 Aug
Fillmore Days
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Fillmore Glen State Park
Come join us for bathtub races, food venders, crafters, and more! More information TBA.
Sat 08 Aug
Snapper and Crab Derby
Saturday, August 8, 2020 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Captree State Park

This annual tournament is held at Captree State Park to encourage children 16 years old and younger to discover the joy of fishing. Prizes are awarded to the heaviest snapper and crab caught. "Catch and Release" is encouraged. Age categories are as follows: 7 years old & younger; 8 - 12 years old; and 13 - 16 years old. Awards ceremony will begin at 1:30 pm each day.

Sat 08 Aug
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, August 8, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Sun 09 Aug
Snapper and Crab Derby
Sunday, August 9, 2020 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Captree State Park

This annual tournament is held at Captree State Park to encourage children 16 years old and younger to discover the joy of fishing. Prizes are awarded to the heaviest snapper and crab caught. "Catch and Release" is encouraged. Age categories are as follows: 7 years old & younger; 8 - 12 years old; and 13 - 16 years old. Awards ceremony will begin at 1:30 pm each day.

Sat 15 Aug
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Thu 20 Aug
Harmonies on the Hudson: Slam Allen Band
Thursday, August 20, 2020 06:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

The internationally renowned Slam Allen is a messenger of love. This dynamic entertainer uses the genres of Blues, Soul, R&B and touch of Rock and Roll to deliver powerful soul stirring performances! Today, with 6 cd's to his credit, Slam Allen crisscrosses the globe playing festivals from Argentina to New York, from Italy to Florida, from Switzerland to Chicago, and beyond. Slam Allen continues a national and international mission to fill his audiences with joy, happiness, and love. "If I can entertain the people, make them happy and inspire them to stay positive about life, I have done my job!" (Admission is Free)

Sat 22 Aug
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, August 22, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Fri 28 Aug
Sarah Lawrence College Student Carnival
Friday, August 28, 2020 11:00 AM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Join students from Sarah Lawrence College on the grounds of Philipse Manor Hall for a Student Carnival! With the help and support of Greyston, the students will be hosting fun games, crafts and activities for all members of the community! 11:00AM-12:00pm | Location: Yonkers | Free | Ages: All Ages

Fri 28 Aug
Movie under the Stars
Friday, August 28, 2020 09:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Stop by the Manor for the conclusion of our annual Movie under the Stars movie series featuring The Lion King (2019)! All Movies under the Stars place on the west lawn of the Manor and is free of charge! Patrons are encouraged to bring their own refreshments and a blanket to lie on. Production equipment graciously provided by Sound Associates. 9:00pm-11:00pm | Location: Yonkers | Free | Ages: All Ages

Sat 29 Aug
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, August 29, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Thu 03 Sep
Downtown Yonkers Gallery Hop
Thursday, September 3, 2020 05:30 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Stop by each of the 4 major downtown galleries: Blue Door Art Center, Warburton Galerie, Philipse Manor Hall and the Riverfront Library, the first Thursday of each month to view new and exciting exhibits of arts and culture! Attendees receive a discount for their meal that night at local downtown restaurants!! 5:30PM-7:30pm | Location: Yonkers | Free | Ages: All Ages

Thu 03 Sep
Harmonies on the Hudson: James Mongan/Star Children
Thursday, September 3, 2020 06:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

Singer/songwriter, James Mongan, usually accompanied by his music project, Star Children, performs an original selection of solo acoustic music. James has been songwriting and performing for various solo and collaborative projects for decades in NYC and since moving to Woodstock, NY has crafted and refined a collection of energetic pop and smart rock-n-roll songs that will invigorate and inspire. Both James and Star Children are slowly making their way performing live throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond, James describes Star Children and his solo work as "Modern pop for vintage tastes, Catskill style". (Admission is Free)

Sat 05 Sep
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, September 5, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Sun 06 Sep
Annual Car Show & Flea Market
Sunday, September 6, 2020
Fillmore Glen State Park
Join us on September 6th for Fillmore Glen's annual car show and flea market! More details TBA.
Sun 06 Sep
Summer Farewell Festival
Sunday, September 6, 2020 03:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth

Music at its best with live bands, family activities, and food.

Sun 06 Sep
Summer Farewell Festival
Sunday, September 6, 2020 03:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Letchworth State Park

Music at its best with live bands, family activities, and food.

Sat 12 Sep
Dockside Family Festival
Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Captree State Park

This annual event has a nautical theme and provides activities and entertainment for people of all ages. Activities include live music, a pirate show, boat ride around the bay, pony rides, crab races, children's entertainment, interactive displays and merchandise vendors.

Sat 12 Sep
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Sun 13 Sep
25th Annual Glen Iris 5k Run
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth

Run benefiting the Cordelia A. Greene Library in Castile New York. Prizes and food for participants.

Visit www.GlenIrisInn.com or call 585-493-2622 for details.

Sun 13 Sep
25th Annual Glen Iris 5k Run
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Letchworth State Park

Run benefiting the Cordelia A. Greene Library in Castile New York. Prizes and food for participants.

Visit www.GlenIrisInn.com or call 585-493-2622 for details.

Sun 13 Sep
Dockside Family Festival
Sunday, September 13, 2020 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Captree State Park

This annual event has a nautical theme and provides activities and entertainment for people of all ages. Activities include live music, a pirate show, boat ride around the bay, pony rides, crab races, children's entertainment, interactive displays and merchandise vendors.

Mon 14 Sep
Riverfest
Monday, September 14, 2020 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Join Philipse Manor Hall as it participates in the Annual Yonkers Riverfest! Participate in a variety of family-friendly and historic activities with crafts, reenactors, and more! Admission is free for all outdoor activities. Museum admission is $3 per person, free for kids 12 and younger, and covers admission to the new exhibit. 7:00pm-8:30pm | Location: Yonkers | Free | Ages: All Ages

Sat 19 Sep
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Fri 25 Sep
Montauk Surf Fishing Tournament
Friday, September 25, 2020 until Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park

Annual Bluefish and Striped Bass surf fishing tournament open to the public. Registration is required and can be done by mail in or in person at State Park Headquarters by September 18th or at Paulie's Tackle of Montauk by 9am September 26. Cash and equipment prizes will be awarded to winners.

Location of the Tournament: Waters from the western most tip of Napeague State Park, east.

Location of the Award Ceremony: Montauk Point State Park at 12:30pm on Sunday, August 27, 2020.

Registration: Required
Sat 26 Sep
In Their Own Words, The Battle for Fort Montgomery
Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

Come for a unique, extended tour of one of the Hudson Valley's most dramatic battle sites! Drawing mainly on 1st hand accounts and archaeological data, this ramble will bring to life the Revolutionary War attack on Fort Montgomery using the words of the soldiers who were here and what they left behind. Program will last about 2 hours and include rarely visited spots of the battlefield and conclude with a musket firing demonstration.

Sat 26 Sep
Wildwood Fall Festival
Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wildwood State Park

The twenty-seventh annual Fall Festival at Wildwood State Park is a fun filled family event featuring a variety of craft and food vendors and live children's entertainment. All activities are free and include children's games, wagon rides, pony rides, petting zoo, funny photos, inflatables, build a scarecrow contest and pumpkin weight raffle.

Sat 26 Sep
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Sat 26 Sep
Saturday Family Movie: TBD
Saturday, September 26, 2020 03:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

The Fall series of Saturday Family Movie starts off with (TBD)!! Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket and refreshments. Each movie will take place at 3pm inside the Gothic Chamber of Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site. 3:00PM-4:30pm | Location: Yonkers | Free | Ages: All Ages

Thu 01 Oct
Downtown Yonkers Gallery Hop
Thursday, October 1, 2020 05:30 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Stop by each of the 4 major downtown galleries: Blue Door Art Center, Warburton Galerie, Philipse Manor Hall and the Riverfront Library, the first Thursday of each month to view new and exciting exhibits of arts and culture! Attendees receive a discount for their meal that night at local downtown restaurants!! 5:30PM-7:30pm | Location: Yonkers | Free | Ages: All Ages

Sat 03 Oct
Twin Forts Day
Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

Join us as we commemorate the 243rd anniversary of the battle for Forts Montgomery and Clinton! Reenactors representing units present on the day of the battle will bring to life the dramatic defense of the forts through cannon firings, military drill, camp life and children's activities.

Sat 03 Oct
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Sat 03 Oct
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Sat 10 Oct
Letchworth Arts And Crafts Show And Sale
Saturday, October 10, 2020 until Monday, October 12, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth

Considered one of the best arts and crafts show in the U.S. Well over 300 arts and crafts exhibitors, food vendors and live entertainment. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Highbanks Recreation Area.

Sat 10 Oct
Letchworth Arts And Crafts Show And Sale
Saturday, October 10, 2020 until Monday, October 12, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park

Considered one of the best arts and crafts show in the U.S. Well over 300 arts and crafts exhibitors, food vendors and live entertainment. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Highbanks Recreation Area.

Sat 10 Oct
NYS Path through History: Saw Mill River Heritage Tour
Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:00 AM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

As part of NYS Path through History, join the staff of Philipse Manor Hall on this walking tour of downtown Yonkers. Philipse Manor Hall and downtown Yonkers have both shaped and been shaped by the Saw Mill, or Nepperhan, River. Following the river from its mouth at the Hudson to Chicken Island, patrons will learn about the growth of Yonkers from 1682 to the present and discuss how these changes are connected to larger trends in New York and the United States. 10:00AM-11:00am | Location: Yonkers | $5 per adult. $3 for seniors (62) and students. Free for children 12 and younger | Ages: All Ages

Sat 10 Oct
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, October 10, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Sat 10 Oct
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, October 10, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Sat 10 Oct
Harvestfest
Saturday, October 10, 2020 12:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

The fall is in full swing at Philipse Manor Hall today! Come celebrate the fall harvest by participating in many fun-filled, family oriented, fall crafts and activities! Featuring colonial craftsmen, pumpkin painting, apple cider pressing and more!! Come stop by and celebrate this year's fall season at Philipse Manor Hall! 12:00PM-3:00pm | Location: Yonkers | Free | Ages: All Ages

Sat 10 Oct
Harvesting History Workshop: Victorian Nutting Party
Saturday, October 10, 2020 01:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

Celebrate a classic autumn harvest like the Victorians did! First, we will take a guided nut tree identification hike, then practice processing various nuts. We'll make some nutty snacks and enjoy hot cocoa-don't miss this wonderful fall tradition. Children must be accompanied by an adult. ($10 per person, children 12 and under FREE. Registration is required)

Registration: Required
Fri 16 Oct
Legends by Candlelight Tours
Friday, October 16, 2020 until Saturday, October 17, 2020 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

Candlelight tours of the museum and grounds; ghosts of the museum's history. Tours at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00 pm. ($12 per adult, $5 per child, all FOC members $10, reservations required)

Registration: Required
Sat 17 Oct
Autumn Bird Walk with Alan Devoe Bird Club
Saturday, October 17, 2020 08:00 AM
Clermont State Historic Site

Join us for a walk around Clermont State Historic Site with the Alan Devoe Bird Club. Participants of this free event will be looking for fall migrant birds and waterfowl throughout the site. Keep your eyes peeled and you may see a scarlet tanager, a belted kingfisher, or a yellow-throated vireo! Program is free and appropriate for all ages!

Sat 17 Oct
2020 Fall Family Freshwater Fishing Festival
Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park

This family-oriented annual fishing festival integrates fishing in MacDonald Pond and South Pond with fall activities, such as a casting for pumpkins contest and pumpkin decorating. The event includes fly fishing instruction, demonstrations by the DEC, and outdoor exhibits by local fishing clubs. Loaner rods are first come, first served. Children can also enjoy an inflatable slide, pumpkin decorating, face painting and live entertainment. Refreshments are available for purchase.

Sat 17 Oct
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Sat 17 Oct
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Fri 23 Oct
South Shore Surf Fishing Tournament
Friday, October 23, 2020 until Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 PM
Captree State Park

Annual Bluefish and Striped Bass surf fishing tournament open to the public. All fish must be hooked and landed from the beach, surf, jetty, bank or pier. Registration is required and can be done by mail in or in person at State Park Headquarters by October 16th. Cash and equipment prizes will be awarded to winners.

Location of the Tournament: Waters between Moriches and Jones Inlet.

Location of the Award Ceremony: 12:30pm on October 25, 2020 at Captree State Park. 

Registration: Required
Fri 23 Oct
Legends by Candlelight Tours
Friday, October 23, 2020 until Saturday, October 24, 2020 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

Candlelight tours of the museum and grounds; ghosts of the museum's history. Tours at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00 pm. ($12 per adult, $5 per child, all FOC members $10, reservations required)

Registration: Required
Sat 24 Oct
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, October 24, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Sat 24 Oct
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, October 24, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Sat 24 Oct
Great Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Sail
Saturday, October 24, 2020 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Belmont Lake State Park

The 8th annual Great Jack-O'-Lantern Sail will take place at Belmont Lake State Park and features donated carved pumpkins which are lit and placed on boats that are pulled around the lake by kayaks at dusk. Children's activities include crafts, games, inflatables, funny photos and trick-or-treat stations and the not-so-scary 'Spooky Den'.

The Pumpkin Sail begins at 6:15pm.

Sat 24 Oct
Saturday Family Movie: TBD
Saturday, October 24, 2020 03:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

The fall series of Saturday Family Movie continues with (TBD)!! Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket and refreshments. Each movie will take place at 3pm inside the Gothic Chamber of Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site. 3:00PM-4:30pm | Location: Yonkers | Free | Ages: All Ages

Sat 24 Oct
It was dark back then
Saturday, October 24, 2020 07:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site

From 7:00 - 10:30 PM tour the grounds by night if you dare. In the spirit of 18th century Gothic literature, costumed interpreters from the New Windsor Cantonment and Knox's Headquarters State Historic Sites submit for your approval a haunting tale. The eerie night-cloaked grounds of the historic Knox's Headquarters, the 1754 Ellison home, serve as a stage for this macabre presentation about strange happenings. Beginning October 1, call (845) 561-1765 X22 to make reservations.

Registration: Required
Sat 31 Oct
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Sat 31 Oct
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Sat 31 Oct
Haunted House
Saturday, October 31, 2020 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

You are invited to Philipse Manor Hall's "Haunted House" walk thru from 4pm to 7pm on Halloween day (for children). Grab on to your partner and get ready to scream!!! Additional entertainment and activities to take place on the site. Haunted House is brought to you by the Yonkers Downtown BID. 4:00PM-7:00pm | Location: Yonkers | Free | Ages: All Ages

Thu 05 Nov
Downtown Yonkers Gallery Hop
Thursday, November 5, 2020 05:30 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Stop by each of the 4 major downtown galleries: Blue Door Art Center, Warburton Galerie, Philipse Manor Hall and the Riverfront Library, the first Thursday of each month to view new and exciting exhibits of arts and culture! Attendees receive a discount for their meal that night at local downtown restaurants!! 5:30PM-7:30pm | Location: Yonkers | Free | Ages: All Ages

Sat 07 Nov
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, November 7, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Sat 07 Nov
Harvesting History Workshop: Herb-Infused Candles
Saturday, November 7, 2020 01:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

Just in time for the holidays! Using dried herbs, create aromatic and colorful home-made beeswax candles Children must be accompanied by an adult. ($15 per person, children 12 and under FREE, registration required)

Registration: Required
Sat 14 Nov
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, November 14, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Sat 21 Nov
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, November 21, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Sat 28 Nov
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, November 28, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Sat 28 Nov
Saturday Family Movie: TBD
Saturday, November 28, 2020 03:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

The fall series of Saturday Family Movie continues with (TBD)!! Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket and refreshments. Each movie will take place at 3pm inside the Gothic Chamber of Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site. 3:00PM-4:30pm | Location: Yonkers | Free | Ages: All Ages

Thu 03 Dec
Downtown Yonkers Gallery Hop
Thursday, December 3, 2020 05:30 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Stop by each of the 4 major downtown galleries: Blue Door Art Center, Warburton Galerie, Philipse Manor Hall and the Riverfront Library, the first Thursday of each month to view new and exciting exhibits of arts and culture! Attendees receive a discount for their meal that night at local downtown restaurants!! 5:30PM-7:30pm | Location: Yonkers | Free | Ages: All Ages

Fri 04 Dec
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 4, 2020 05:30 PM
Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park

Everyone is welcome to participate in the twenty-fourth annual Yuletide Celebration at Bayard Cutting Arboretum. Join us in a sing-a-long of traditional holiday carols while awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus. Upon his arrival, Santa will light the tree for the 2020 holiday season. Hot beverages will be served outside after Santa lights the tree. All activities will take place outside so dress accordingly. The Manor House will not be open. In the spirit of giving, please bring canned goods or a new, unwrapped toy for those in need in our community.

Fri 04 Dec
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 4, 2020 06:30 PM
Orient Beach State Park

It is a joyous occasion when more than 300 visitors come to "Light Up the Season" at the thirty-third annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Orient Beach State Park. The tree is lit by Santa and he is available for pictures afterwards. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. In the spirit of the season the Park will be collecting winter coats and non-perishable food items for families in need.

Sat 05 Dec
A Child’s Christmas
Saturday, December 5, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

Drop in for stories read by Janet and Honoria Livingston's nurse Ollie under the Christmas tree and treats for children 3-10. ($4 per person)

Sat 05 Dec
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, December 5, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Sat 05 Dec
St. Nicholas Day
Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Join us in a celebration of Dutch holiday traditions as we welcome St. Nicholas to Philipse Manor Hall. Activities include a live performance of music and storytelling about holiday celebrations from around the world, holiday crafts and scavenger hunts, baked goods and refreshments, PLUS a visit from St. Nicholas! Admission is free for the day! 12:00pm-3:00pm | Location: Yonkers | Free | Ages: All Ages

Sat 05 Dec
Herkimer Home Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 5, 2020 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
(315) 823-0398

General Herkimer's home will be decorated for the season!  Hear traditional yuletide music played in the mansion, enjoy a horse drawn/wagon ride, and experience an open-hearth cooking demonstration with light refreshments.  Admission is $3 for adults, children 12 and under Free.
Sat 05 Dec
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, December 5, 2020 04:15 PM
Belmont Lake State Park

Patrons walk through a winter wonderland on their way to the main area for the tree lighting on the front lawn of the Headquarters Building. In addition to the holiday music and tree lighting by Santa Claus there is an ice sculptor, juggler, refreshments and fireworks. The public can also visit with Santa inside the lobby of the Headquarters Building.

Tue 08 Dec
Self-Guided Holiday Tours
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 until Saturday, January 2, 2021 12:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

On this self-guided tour, come learn about the Manor Hall and the Dutch traditions that the Philipse family observed during the holidays in the 1700's. Discover the origins of many different modern holiday traditions while also viewing nearly 250 years of the evolution of decorations at the Manor done by the Morsemere Garden Club. There will be no tours on Christmas and New Year's Day. To schedule a guided tour, please contact us at 914-965-4027. 12:00pm-3:30pm | Location: Yonkers | $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. Free for children 12 and under. | Ages: All Ages

Tue 08 Dec
Guided Christmas Tours
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 until Friday, December 11, 2020 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-3200

Traditional tours of the mansion and decorations will be available. Group tours of eight or more may also be scheduled by prior arrangement.  Holiday Admission Fees:  $6 per person; $2 children 12 and under.
Thu 10 Dec
Lorenzo's Christmas Celebration
Thursday, December 10, 2020 until Sunday, December 13, 2020
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-3200

Join us for Christmas at Lorenzo as we adorn every room in the mansion with festive holiday décor.  With support from the Friends of Lorenzo, this annual holiday celebration will feature refreshments, live music and sleigh rides (weather permitting).  In addition, on Sunday ornamental crafts and holiday treats will be featured at Rippleton Schoolhouse.  Holiday Admission Fees:  $6 per person; $2 children 12 and under.  Dec. 10-11, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.   Dec. 12-13, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Fri 11 Dec
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 11, 2020 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

The Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park annual Holiday Tree Lighting begins with the Carolers singing on the south side of the Camelia Greenhouse awaiting Santa Claus' arrival to light the holiday tree. Patrons can view the first floor of Coe Hall's exquisite interior and enjoy the view of the spectacular poinsettia display in the main greenhouse and meet Santa in the Hay Barn or enjoy refreshments in the café.

Sat 12 Dec
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Sat 12 Dec
Gingerbread Spectacular
Saturday, December 12, 2020 02:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Presented by the Yonkers Downtown BID and the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall as part of the larger downtown seasonal program that day, from 2:00-4:00, stop by the Manor for a chance to customize and decorate their own Gingerbread cookie! All activities for the day are free but supplies are limited to first come first serve. 2:00pm-4:00pm | Location: Yonkers | Free | Ages: 1-12

Sat 12 Dec
Christmas with the Ellisons
Saturday, December 12, 2020 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site

From 5:00 to 8:00 PM tour by candlelight the elegant 1754 Ellison mansion ornamented with visitors from the 1780 Continental artillery encampment, just down the road, and 18th century holiday decorations.

Sun 13 Dec
Candlelight Tours of Clermont
Sunday, December 13, 2020 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

Tableaux Vivant of Christmas traditions throughout the ages, glittering decorations, and wassail and traditional holiday goodies served in the historic kitchen. ($12 per adult, $5 for children under 12)

Tue 15 Dec
Holiday Candlelight Tours
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 until Saturday, December 19, 2020 07:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Under the cover of darkness with only candles to light the way, come learn about the Manor Hall and the Dutch traditions that the Philipse family observed during the holidays in the 1700's. Discover the origins of many different modern holiday traditions while also viewing nearly 250 years of the evolution of decorations at the Manor done by the Morsemere Garden Club. Walk-ins welcomed but reservations encouraged. Please contact us at 914-956-4027 or at Robert.Lee@parks.ny.gov. 7:00pm-8:00pm | Location: Yonkers | $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. Free for children 12 and under. | Ages: All Ages

Registration: Optional
Sat 19 Dec
Christmas at Clermont Open House
Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

A great day for families. Free admission. Explore the mansion at your own pace, enjoy music and treats.

Sat 19 Dec
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Sat 19 Dec
Wassail, Wassail all over the Town
Saturday, December 19, 2020 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site

From 5:00 to 8:00 PM tour the beautifully decorated house, serenaded by carolers, and watch the Continental artillery celebrate the holiday with a bang by firing their cannon.

Sat 26 Dec
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer. It helps us sleep better, and can ultimately help shift our perspective, enabling us to feel more in charge of our lives, and have a more compassionate, inclusive and empowered view of the world. Class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber and walk ins welcomed. No mats. $10 per class, no reservations needed. 11:00am-12:15pm | Location: Yonkers | $10 | Ages: All Ages

Sat 26 Dec
Saturday Family Movie: TBD
Saturday, December 26, 2020 03:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

The winter series of Saturday Family Movie continues with (TBD)!! Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket and refreshments. Each movie will take place at 3pm inside the Gothic Chamber of Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site. 3:00PM-4:30pm | Location: Yonkers | Free | Ages: All Ages

Sun 27 Dec
Open House
Sunday, December 27, 2020 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site

The Ellison mansion is open for tours at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM & 3:00 PM. Tour the elegant 1754 historic house decorated for the season in 18th century fashion.