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Sat 07 Sep
Morning Birding Walk
Saturday, September 7, 2019 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

This event is co-sponsored by Rockland Audubon Society as part of the New York State Audubon in the Parks program.

Enjoy a two-hour walk led by Ron Conzo of 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.

Bring binoculars, or borrow an extra pair from the group. Wear sturdy shoes or boots.

Meet in the parking lot.

Sat 21 Sep
Treason! Benedict Arnold
Saturday, September 21, 2019 01:00 PM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

Historian Michael Sheehan will present on the notorious life of Major General Benedict Arnold. Learn how Arnold became one of the most promising generals of the Continental Army, and why he chose to throw it all away. Join us for an illustrated lecture on this infamous and failed hero of the American War for Independence

Sat 28 Sep
To Be So Confin’d: Complexities of Slavery in 18th Century New York
Saturday, September 28, 2019 01:00 PM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

Join Donald Hyman and Frederick Jones as they explore the difficult but important subject of slavery in the State of New York. Few people realize that at one time, New York was the second largest slave-holding state. Taking on personas of real-life slaves from Albany, Hyman and Jones will address what it was like to be a slave and what the concept of freedom was like in an era of the American Revolution and the immediate period afterwards.

Sat 19 Oct
Continental Soldiers Take Over!
Saturday, October 19, 2019 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

Join the 2nd New York as they demonstrate how an American unit in the first year of the American Revolution, 1775, would march, drill, charge bayonets, and fire in unison. The 2nd New York will set up a small camp and engage with visitors between drill sessions, explaining camp life, material culture, and the fascinating history of the regiment in the uncertain early part of the American Revolution.

Sat 26 Oct
Extraordinary Haverstraw Bay
Saturday, October 26, 2019 01:00 PM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

Hudson River Historian Scott Craven will present his latest talk on the fascinating ecology and history of Haverstraw Bay, the Hudson River's widest point and largest inclusive body. From colonists to sturgeon, Scott Craven will cover it all!