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Fri 07 Jun
Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association Monthly Star Party,
Friday, June 7, 2024 08:30 PM - 10:00 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.
Registration: Required
Wed 22 May
Full Moon Hike: “Flower Moon”
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Experience the Preserve after dark! Join Shayla, Hailey, and Dave for a 4-mile hike on carriage roads lit by moonlight. We walk at a brisk pace and there will be hills; some hiking experience is recommended. Leashed dogs are welcome. Max: 40 people. Cost: $4. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events. Tickets available on April 22 at 10 am.
Thu 20 Jun
Full Moon Hike: “Strawberry Moon”
Thursday, June 20, 2024 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Experience the Preserve after dark! Join Shayla, Hailey, and Dave for a 4-mile hike on carriage roads lit by moonlight. We walk at a brisk pace and there will be hills; some hiking experience is recommended. Leashed dogs are welcome. Max: 40 people. Cost: $4. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events. Tickets available on May 20 at 10 am.
Fri 21 Jun
Walkway At Night
Friday, June 21, 2024 08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
The Friends of the Walkway nonprofit organization is pleased to offer the opportunity to enjoy amazing Hudson Valley views after dark from 212 feet above the Hudson River at Walkway at Night. With the moon hanging high in the sky and the Mid-Hudson Bridge twinkling in the distance, there is truly nothing like a twilight evening on the World's Longest Elevated Pedestrian Bridge. Our friends from the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association will be on-bridge with telescopes to view the night sky (weather permitting). Everyone must reserve a ticket for entry at walkway.org/walkwayatnight. Walkway members are welcome to attend at no cost. Non-members can register for $5.
Registration: Required
Sat 08 Jun
New Moon Hike
Saturday, June 8, 2024 08:45 PM - 10:45 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Meet at the Old Stage Road Trailhead 

Take a hike on the High Point Trail to learn about the importance of darkness for amphibians, birds, and other animals! We'll travel two miles round-trip over moderate terrain on one of the darkest nights of the year. 

Ages 13+. Headlamp or flashlight recommended. 
Registration: Required
Fri 24 May
Full Moon Hike
Friday, May 24, 2024 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

$5
Step outside at night in the park! Join us for this full moon program as we hike through the park and talk about all things nighttime like nocturnal animals and what goes on outside while we sleep. We will be listening for nighttime animals, so being able to be quiet and listen is very important! Because of this, this program is recommended for ages 9+ to ensure everyone has a good experience. Please register ahead for this program by calling 518-279-1155.
Registration: Required
Fri 31 May
Star Party
Friday, May 31, 2024 08:30 PM - 11:45 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Calling all night owls! The Albany Area Amateur Astronomers will have telescopes to give you a tour of the night sky during this free program held at the Deerfield Pavilion. Enter via the main entrance and follow signs to the program-- first left off the main entrance road. Please drive slowly in the park at night. 

All ages. 
Free program. No registration
Following Saturday is the Rain Date.
Sat 08 Jun
New Moon Hike
Saturday, June 8, 2024 08:45 PM - 10:45 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-0800

Meet at the Old Stage Road Trailhead 

Take a hike on the High Point Trail to learn about the importance of darkness for amphibians, birds, and other animals! We'll travel two miles round-trip over moderate terrain on one of the darkest nights of the year. 

Ages 13+. Headlamp or flashlight recommended. 
Registration: Required
Wed 29 May
Black Birders Week: Sunset Birding Hike with NYC Audubon
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Shirley Chisholm State Park
Join park educators and NYC Audubon to discover the joys of urban birding as the sun sets behind the Manhattan skyline! Registration is REQUIRED and opens on 5/22/2024. Register at Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required