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Thu 02 Feb
MOONLIGHT NATURE SKI HIKE
Thursday, February 2, 2023 05:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Experience the beauty and mystery of winter with the aid of your cross-country skis or snowshoes. (Offered in 2 parts, max. 2 hours, 2 mi.)
Thu 02 Feb
MOONLIGHT NATURE SKI HIKE
Thursday, February 2, 2023 05:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Experience the beauty and mystery of winter with the aid of your cross-country skis or snowshoes. (Offered in 2 parts, max. 2 hours, 2 mi.)
Sun 05 Feb
Full Moon Hike
Sunday, February 5, 2023 05:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Join a Park Educator on a beginner hike around Moreau Lake. If the clouds cooperate we'll get to enjoy the splendor of the moon rising above the mountains! This hike is family friendly and well-behaved dogs on a 6 foot or shorter leash are welcome. Dress for the weather and bring micro-spikes or snowshoes; there are limited numbers of micro-spikes to borrow and snowshoes to rent ($5 per pair) if weather-appropriate- let us know if you need either when you sign up. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance- the earlier the better as this is a popular program and it fills up quickly. The cost is $5 for adults (18+) and $1 per child, payable by cash or check at the office upon your arrival. To reserve your spot call or text 518-917-2174.
Sun 05 Feb
Full Moon Hike
Sunday, February 5, 2023 05:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Join a Park Educator on a beginner hike around Moreau Lake. If the clouds cooperate we'll get to enjoy the splendor of the moon rising above the mountains! This hike is family friendly and well-behaved dogs on a 6 foot or shorter leash are welcome. Dress for the weather and bring micro-spikes or snowshoes; there are limited numbers of micro-spikes to borrow and snowshoes to rent ($5 per pair) if weather-appropriate- let us know if you need either when you sign up. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance- the earlier the better as this is a popular program and it fills up quickly. The cost is $5 for adults (18+) and $1 per child, payable by cash or check at the office upon your arrival. To reserve your spot call or text 518-917-2174.
Sun 05 Feb
Full Moon Hike: “Snow Moon”
Sunday, February 5, 2023 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Experience the Preserve after dark! Join us for a 4-mile hike on carriage roads lit by moonlight. We walk at a brisk pace; some hiking experience is recommended. Leashed dogs are welcome. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Max: 40 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events. Tickets available on January 19 at 10 am
Mon 06 Feb
Seeing Stars: Astrophotography
Monday, February 6, 2023 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Explore the cosmos through astrophotography with Vinny Coulehan of the Rockland Astronomy Club. Vinny will showcase his work and describe the tools and techniques he uses to collect stunning photographs of galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, eclipses, and more. There will be plenty of time for questions, so come prepared! Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Max: 20 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Fri 17 Feb
Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association Monthly Star Party
Friday, February 17, 2023 05:00 PM
Lake Taghkanic State Park
The Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association hosts a monthly stargazing party in the West Beach parking lot. Bring your own telescopes and binoculars or use those provided by our members. You will be asked to provide your license plate number and make/model car, so Park Management and Police have a record of who will be in park after hours. More info at https://www.meetup.com/mhastro/events/275468188/ Registration: RSVP is required at least one day beforehand.
Sat 18 Feb
Space Craft
Saturday, February 18, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come explore our galaxy through a space craft to acknowledge the work of Katherine Johnson, Mae Jemison, and other scientists and engineers of color. Children (Ages 7-10), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sun 19 Feb
New Moon Evening Stroll
Sunday, February 19, 2023 05:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
This new program is a leisurely stroll setting out from the office parking lot and heading down to the beach, stopping along the way to appreciate the sky. There will be no light interference from the moon so if the sky is clear we will have a spectacular view of the stars and visible planets. Bring binoculars if you've got them, we'll have some to share as well. If you have a telescope, please bring it! Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. The cost is $5 for adults (18+) and $1 per child, payable by cash or check at the office upon your arrival. To reserve your spot call or text 518-917-2174.
Sun 19 Feb
New Moon Evening Stroll
Sunday, February 19, 2023 05:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
This new program is a leisurely stroll setting out from the office parking lot and heading down to the beach, stopping along the way to appreciate the sky. There will be no light interference from the moon so if the sky is clear we will have a spectacular view of the stars and visible planets. Bring binoculars if you've got them, we'll have some to share as well. If you have a telescope, please bring it! Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. The cost is $5 for adults (18+) and $1 per child, payable by cash or check at the office upon your arrival. To reserve your spot call or text 518-917-2174.
Fri 24 Feb
Astronomy Night
Friday, February 24, 2023 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join Dr. Bennington for a night of winter skies! The program will start indoors for a brief talk on the fall sky before heading outside. On our back deck, we will use a telescope to focus on the Moon, the brighter stars, and their constellations.
Fri 03 Mar
Stargazing Galore
Friday, March 3, 2023 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Four Mile Creek State Park
Enjoy a tapestry of stars while learning about the night sky. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Tue 07 Mar
FULL MOON WATERFALLS WALK
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Visit the Middle and Upper Falls as they are rescued from winter's clutches by the melting shadows of the evening sky. Bring a flashlight.
Tue 07 Mar
FULL MOON WATERFALLS WALK
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Visit the Middle and Upper Falls as they are rescued from winter's clutches by the melting shadows of the evening sky. Bring a flashlight.
Wed 30 Aug
Moon Light Paddles
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Mine Kill State Park
Paddle with us on the lower reservoir and watch the moon rise. Paddle is subjected to weather conditions. Paddle is subject to weather condition. Follow us on Facebook for more details and information.
Fri 29 Sep
Moon Light Paddles
Friday, September 29, 2023
Mine Kill State Park
Paddle with us on the lower reservoir and watch the moon rise. Paddle is subjected to weather conditions. Paddle is subject to weather condition. Follow us on Facebook for more details and information.