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Sun 19 Nov
SPECTACLE: Frederic Church and the Business of Art
Sunday, November 19, 2023 until Sunday, March 31, 2024
Olana State Historic Site
Frederic Church's The Heart of the Andes was the pinnacle of his critical and popular success as America's preeminent landscape artist and now holds center court at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art's American Wing. Spectacle: Frederic Church and the Business of Art combines immersive video technology with the wealth of Olana State Historic Site's archival holdings to demonstrate how Church's art responded to the most advanced scientific thought of his day and reached a broad public audience, the largest of any 19th-century American artist. In doing so, this special exhibition responds to two of Olana's most frequently asked questions: how did people experience Frederic Church's major paintings and how did an artist make enough money to create Olana? To learn more visit, OLANA.org/SPECTACLE.
Thu 01 Feb
Black History Month Display
Thursday, February 1, 2024 until Friday, March 1, 2024
Belmont Lake State Park

This month-long celebration highlights some of America's notable African Americans and their accomplishments through informative posters and pictures. We invite you to visit us to learn more about these great Americans and their impact on American history and culture.

LI State Parks Regional Headquarters Lobby, West Babylon

Open Monday through Friday 10am – 4pm, for information call 631-321-3510

Sun 25 Feb
Free Indoor Community Soccer Clinics
Sunday, February 25, 2024 09:30 AM - 02:15 PM
Roberto Clemente State Park
Space is limited so please don't hesitate to register your child. All registration questions should be directed to communityprograms@asphaltgreen.org. Session 1 Ages: COED 5-6 Time: 9:30am-10:30am. Session 2 Ages: COED 7-9 Time: 10:45am-11:45am. Session 3 Ages: Time: COED 10-11. Session 4 Ages: COED 12-13 Time: 1:15pm-2:15pm.
Sun 25 Feb
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, February 25, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sun 25 Feb
Lee’s Landing Trek
Sunday, February 25, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at the Visitor's Center (6375 Park Rd, Castile, NY 14427). This 10 am hike is for those who wish the thrill of a more demanding nature walk over hill and dale and often in the remote reaches of Letchworth State Park. Bring a lunch and be prepared for the weather during the several hours outing. Venture into the valley that separates the beginning of the Great Bend Gorge and the end of the Portage Canyon.
Sun 25 Feb
Winging it: Winter Bird Watching
Sunday, February 25, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Knox Farm State Park
Birds of a feather flock together! Enjoy a casual bird walk to observe these fascinating feathered friends in their natural habitat. So, grab your binoculars and join us for a leisurely stroll through Knox Farm. Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sun 25 Feb
Lee’s Landing Trek
Sunday, February 25, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at the Visitor's Center (6375 Park Rd, Castile, NY 14427). This 10 am hike is for those who wish the thrill of a more demanding nature walk over hill and dale and often in the remote reaches of Letchworth State Park. Bring a lunch and be prepared for the weather during the several hours outing. Venture into the valley that separates the beginning of the Great Bend Gorge and the end of the Portage Canyon.
Sun 25 Feb
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, February 25, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sun 25 Feb
Scenic Streamside Snowshoe Hike at Minnewaska
Sunday, February 25, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for a snowshoe hike in the wintry woods. During this approximately three-and-a-half-mile, snowshoe outing on the Mossy Glen Footpath, participants will walk through the forest, following near the edge of the Peter's Kill stream. Along the way, we'll look for animal tracks, floating ice pancakes and hanging icicles; all part of the magic of winter. The footpath can be tricky footing, with icy patches and exposed tree roots, but the return trip on Lower Awosting Carriage Road is flat and relatively easy. A limited number of snowshoes are available for participants to borrow for this program from the Education Department. Otherwise, snowshoes may be rented for this program from the Park Preserve for a fee of $5 per person. Please plan to arrive by 9:30 a.m. if you will be borrowing snowshoes. If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike and participants are strongly encouraged to bring micro spikes or other ice traction devices. Meet at the Lower Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sun 25 Feb
Winter Bird Walk
Sunday, February 25, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Robert Moses State Park - Long Island
Winter on the beach is one of the best birding times of year! Dress for the weather and we will be walking on sand. Bring binoculars. Reservations taken on eventbrite.com
Sun 25 Feb
Historic Helderbergs Hike
Sunday, February 25, 2024 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Thompson's Lake Campground - Thacher State Park
Join us on a hike along the escarpment trail and learn about history in the Helderbergs. The hike will be lead on snowshoes, weather permitting. Meet at the Visitor Center. Registration encouraged. Call 518-872-0800.
Sun 25 Feb
Morning Hatha Yoga
Sunday, February 25, 2024 10:30 AM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Join us for this new Sunday morning Hatha yoga series at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site! The beautiful sunlit Gothic Chamber is the perfect place for a morning yoga class. Open to all levels and abilities! All proceeds benefit the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall. Register at www.philipsemanorhall.com/programs-and-events.
Sun 25 Feb
Bella Italia: Alice Livingston and Her Italian Travels
Sunday, February 25, 2024 01:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Italy was a country that held a special place in Alice Livingston's heart. From her time spent there as a child to the six years she lived there with her husband and daughters, Italy and its culture made an impact on the Livingston Matriarch. She even found her love of sculpting while there! Join us as we take a look at some of the pieces Alice brought back to Clermont from her Italian visits and read some of her anecdotes about her travels! Tickets to the presentation are $5. Space is extremely limited. Please make reservations in advance on Bookeo: https://bookeo.com/clermont.
Sun 25 Feb
Rock Identification Workshop
Sunday, February 25, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Earth's history is written in rocks. Learn how to identify them and how to read their stories with our resident geologist and environmental educator, Kim Fendrich. Find out how rocks are made and processed throughout the rock cycle and hone your observational skills in this hands-on, interactive program! Max: 18 people. Ages 8+. Cost: $5. Parking: $6 per vehicle. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sun 25 Feb
5-Miler Sunday
Sunday, February 25, 2024 01:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
We'll take a 5-Miler from the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center/Museum in Fort Hunter along the old Erie Canal towpath to Port Jackson, the Southside of Amsterdam. This point A to point B hike will traverse the old towpath along the canal. We'll have a rest break around 2.5 miles at Yankee Hill Lock before connecting onto the Friends of Schoharie Crossing Eagle Trail that meanders along the Mohawk River past the dam at Lock E11 and on into South Amsterdam. The end point is the Empire State Trail parking area near Lorenzo's. We highly recommend staging a vehicle there or arranging for a pickup. These trails are mostly flat, though snow and weather conditions could make them slick or somewhat difficult to walk. We recommend warm boots and bringing traction devices in case they are needed. If there is enough snow, snowshoes are encouraged. Please dress for the weather and bring water to keep hydrated. Enjoy this program with us and earn 1/3rd of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor's February 15 Challenge. Participants pledge to complete 15 miles by walking, running, hiking, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing during the month of February to earn a 15-Miler badge. Participants can choose to log miles at national, state, and local parks, on the Canalway Trail, or even in their own neighborhoods. Any location within the boundaries of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor counts.
Sun 25 Feb
Gilded Age Tea & Talk Series: Belle da Costa Greene
Sunday, February 25, 2024 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Enjoy tea and scones in the formal dining room while listening to talks about Gilded Age history. Staatsburgh's manager, Pam Malcolm, will explore how Belle da Costa Greene spent 43 years guiding the formation of J. P. Morgan's rare book collection (now The Morgan Library) while hiding her African American heritage in order to achieve her professional goals. COST $60/PERSON Reservations required: TeaAndTalk.Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sun 25 Feb
Reflections on African American History
Sunday, February 25, 2024 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
John Brown Farm State Historic Site
Please join American Historian and Adirondack resident Connor Williams to hear and discuss his reflections on African American History and its role in our society now. Connor's work is focused in both History and African American Studies. He researches, writes, and teaches on more than two hundred years of racial conflicts, politics, and identities. He holds an MA, and a forthcoming PhD in History and African American Studies from Yale University and is the Historian at Great Camp Sagamore.
Sun 25 Feb
Yoga in the Gallery
Sunday, February 25, 2024 05:00 PM - 06:15 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Learn about the Yamas, or philosophy, of yoga as you continue to build on your foundational practice with instructor, Shivani Singh, in a mind/body session that will focus on breathing techniques and mindful movement. Appropriate for all levels of experience, ages 18+. Please bring a yoga mat and water and arrive at least 10 minutes early. Max: 12 people. Cost: $8. Parking is free after 4:30 pm. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Mon 26 Feb
Little Explorers - Clouds
Monday, February 26, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
Join a park naturalist for our nature-themed story and playtime for ages 0-5! Come explore with stories, songs, and art projects from 10-10:30, then stay for some outdoor playtime! This time of year, it starts to feel like we never see the sun. Let's learn about the clouds who have been stealing the show!
Mon 26 Feb
Sound Healing
Monday, February 26, 2024 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Tickets available on January 16 at 10 am, Join Dayna Gralla for a therapeutic and restorative sound healing experience. Envelop yourself in the sounds of crystal singing bowls, chimes, and a variety of soothing instruments as you allow your mind to drift from an active state to a relaxed and meditative state. Ages 10+. Max: 18 per session. Cost: $8. Parking: $6 per vehicle until 4:30 pm. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Mon 26 Feb
Sound Healing
Monday, February 26, 2024 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Tickets available on January 16 at 10 am, Join Dayna Gralla for a therapeutic and restorative sound healing experience. Envelop yourself in the sounds of crystal singing bowls, chimes, and a variety of soothing instruments as you allow your mind to drift from an active state to a relaxed and meditative state. Ages 10+. Max: 18 per session. Cost: $8. Parking: $6 per vehicle until 4:30 pm. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Tue 27 Feb
Tot Time Tuesdays
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Ages 0-4. Explore a different nature theme each week during this free play group. A guided story time begins at 10:30am, followed by a short hike at 11am, weather permitting.
Registration: Required
Tue 27 Feb
Tot Time Tuesdays
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Ages 0-4. Explore a different nature theme each week during this free play group. A guided story time begins at 10:30am, followed by a short hike at 11am, weather permitting.
Registration: Required
Tue 27 Feb
Tuesday Trek: An Orchard, a Cliff Edge View and an Echo at Minnewaska
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, and Josh Grosse, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps member, for a winter hike through an historic orchard that once served the grand hotels found at Minnewaska. Planted on a steep hill, the view from the top of the orchard is gorgeous. Continuing along our route, we'll pass through a former hotel golf course to make our way over to Castle Point Carriage Road, which we'll walk until we reach Kempton Ledge. From here, there are wide open views of the Palmaghatt Ravine and Storm King and Breakneck mountains in the distance. Next, we'll make our way down to Hamilton Point Carriage Road, which we'll follow until we reach Echo Rock, another scenic viewpoint where you can actually hear the echo of your own voice. To return, we'll follow Hamilton Point, Millbrook Mountain, and Lake Minnewaska Carriage Roads, swinging back on the opposite side of the Lake to reach the Visitor Center. This walk is mostly along easy-walking carriage roads, with an estimated total distance of six-and-a-half miles. Please bring water and food and dress appropriately for the season. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. If the Park Preserve is grooming for cross-country skiing, this hike destination will change. Pre-registration is required by calling the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Tue 27 Feb
Baker Trail to Moreau Overlook Hike
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 10:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
Join a park educator on a guided 2.4 mile out-and-back hike with around 500 ft elevation gain to get to the Moreau Overlook with excellent siteseeing at the top. Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather and waterproof boots. Bring microspikes if you have them, we have snowshoes and microspikes to rent at the office if you need them. The cost is $5 per adult, payable by cash or check at the office upon your arrival. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance, to reserve your spot, call the office at 518-793-0511. This program could be part of two of your NYS Parks Centennial Challenge! Go Green: Bring your re-usable water bottle on a hike or walk at one of our state parks or historic sites. Take a Hike! Find a hike at a state park near you. https://www.parks.ny.gov/100/challenge/.
Registration: Required
Tue 27 Feb
Baker Trail to Moreau Overlook Hike
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 10:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Join a park educator on a guided 2.4 mile out-and-back hike with around 500 ft elevation gain to get to the Moreau Overlook with excellent siteseeing at the top. Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather and waterproof boots. Bring microspikes if you have them, we have snowshoes and microspikes to rent at the office if you need them. The cost is $5 per adult, payable by cash or check at the office upon your arrival. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance, to reserve your spot, call the office at 518-793-0511. This program could be part of two of your NYS Parks Centennial Challenge! Go Green: Bring your re-usable water bottle on a hike or walk at one of our state parks or historic sites. Take a Hike! Find a hike at a state park near you. https://www.parks.ny.gov/100/challenge/.
Registration: Required
Wed 28 Feb
Eagle Watch
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 08:30 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
Join a Park Educator on a convoy-style journey along the Hudson River to try to spot our local Bald Eagles. We will be getting in and out of vehicles at a few locations and, with a little luck, viewing the eagles through binoculars and a scope so make sure to bring your hat and gloves! If you have binoculars bring them, we do have a couple of pair to pass around as well. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. To reserve your spot call 518-793-0511. This program is part of NYS Parks Centennial Challenge! For the Birds Go birdwatching at any of our state parks and historic sites. https://www.parks.ny.gov/100/challenge/.
Registration: Required
Wed 28 Feb
Eagle Watch
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 08:30 AM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Join a Park Educator on a convoy-style journey along the Hudson River to try to spot our local Bald Eagles. We will be getting in and out of vehicles at a few locations and, with a little luck, viewing the eagles through binoculars and a scope so make sure to bring your hat and gloves! If you have binoculars bring them, we do have a couple of pair to pass around as well. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. To reserve your spot call 518-793-0511. This program is part of NYS Parks Centennial Challenge! For the Birds Go birdwatching at any of our state parks and historic sites. https://www.parks.ny.gov/100/challenge/.
Registration: Required
Wed 28 Feb
Yoga Body Basics
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Have some yoga experience but feeling a bit rusty? We will focus on working from the basic building blocks of yoga to strengthen the core and improve balance and mobility. Come and enjoy the many benefits of yoga! Donations welcomed! Registration is required. Call 518-872-1237. Meet at the Visitor Center. Ages 18+.
Registration: Required
Wed 28 Feb
Yoga Body Basics
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Have some yoga experience but feeling a bit rusty? We will focus on working from the basic building blocks of yoga to strengthen the core and improve balance and mobility. Come and enjoy the many benefits of yoga! Donations welcomed! Registration is required. Call 518-872-1237. Meet at the Visitor Center. Ages 18+.
Registration: Required
Wed 28 Feb
Yoga Body Basics
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Thompson's Lake Campground - Thacher State Park
Have some yoga experience but feeling a bit rusty? We will focus on working from the basic building blocks of yoga to strengthen the core and improve balance and mobility. Come and enjoy the many benefits of yoga! $20.00 per person cash or check. Registration is required. Call 518-872-1237. Meet at the Visitor Center. Ages 18+.
Registration: Required
Wed 28 Feb
Animal Tracking for Adults with Town of Plattsburgh
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
We'll delve deeper into the skill of animal tracking with this program just for adults 18+.  There will be an indoor portion of the class and then we'll go outside to practice on the trails.  Participants MUST REGISTER with the Town of Plattsburgh Parks and Rec Department on their website or by calling 518-562-6860.  Program is free.
Thu 29 Feb
Drop-in Play Time
Thursday, February 29, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Thompson's Lake Campground - Thacher State Park
Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. The Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center offers many self-guided opportunities for little hands to explore! Dig for fossils in the kinetic sand table, build a beaver dam in the stream table, or roast a pretend marshmallow on the plush campfire with some new friends. The Nature Center is open Tuesday-Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Meet at the Nature Center. No registration is required.
Thu 29 Feb
Drop-in Play Time
Thursday, February 29, 2024 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. The Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center offers many self-guided opportunities for little hands to explore! Dig for fossils in the kinetic sand table, build a beaver dam in the stream table, or roast a pretend marshmallow on the plush campfire with some new friends. The Nature Center is open Tuesday-Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Meet at the Nature Center. No registration is required.
Thu 29 Feb
Tiny Tots Programs: Time for Hibernation
Thursday, February 29, 2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
Enjoy short walks, story time, animal visitors, and crafts. For children ages 3 - 5.
Thu 29 Feb
Drop-in Play Time
Thursday, February 29, 2024 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Thacher State Park
Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. The Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center offers many self-guided opportunities for little hands to explore! Dig for fossils in the kinetic sand table, build a beaver dam in the stream table, or roast a pretend marshmallow on the plush campfire with some new friends. The Nature Center is open Tuesday-Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Meet at the Nature Center. No registration is required.
Thu 29 Feb
Preschool Snowshoe
Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:00 AM
Creekside Classroom Environmental Education Center
A snowshoeing adventure for our youngest audience! After we put our snowshoes on, we will take a short walk to explore nature in winter. This program is appropriate for ages 2-5. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call or text (518) 810-6906 to register. This program completes the NYS Parks Centennial Challenge Snow Much Snow Mission.
Thu 29 Feb
Weekly Guided Hikes
Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Every Thursday, enjoy a guided group hike led by one of our Environmental Educators. With over twenty-five miles of trails within Grafton Lakes State Park, we will be hiking a new route each week. The guided hikes will be a mix of easy, moderate, or challenging depending on each weeks planned route. We strongly encourage participants bring water, snacks, sturdy footwear, appropriate clothing for the weather, and ice traction devices (e.g. Microspikes or Yaktrax). Call for information about hike difficulty level, distance, and expected duration. Adults Only
Registration: Required
Thu 29 Feb
Hear Them Now: Stories of the Enslaved at Schuyler Mansion
Thursday, February 29, 2024 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
(518) 434-0834

Over the course of their lifetimes, the Schuylers enslaved more than 60 people of African ancestry. On this tour, visitors will gain insight into the lives of some of these individuals, including Silva, who was likely the cook and a fortuneteller, and Claas, a cart driver who escaped bondage by joining the British during the Revolutionary War. Their stories and many others will be explored through primary-source documents and interactive activities. Each tour is 60 to 80 minutes long. 

The tour is available by reservation and is held at 2PM on Thursdays and Saturdays in February. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students. Children 12 and under are free. You can make a reservation for the tour by calling Schuyler Mansion at 518-434-0834.

Registration: Required
Thu 29 Feb
Leap Year Night Hike
Thursday, February 29, 2024 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Shirley Chisholm State Park
Make Leap Day 2024 one to remember! Explore the Fountain Side after hours and learn about the night sky. Registration is required and opens one week in advance at noon (2/22/2024).

Registration: Required
Fri 01 Mar
Project FeederWatch
Friday, March 1, 2024 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. Stop by for a few minutes to count the birds at our Environmental Education Center feeders. Your counts tracks what is happening to birds in the park and contributes data to a world-wide Citizen Science Project! Help scientists understand bird distribution and abundance.
Fri 01 Mar
HOME ECOLOGIST – Making Maple Syrup Basic (sap collecting)
Friday, March 1, 2024 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). Home Ecologists is a series of programs designed for home school students. The different programs offered each month share a common theme. Since home schoolers learn at their own pace, each program is open to all ages. The program content level follows a tiered system, with the first program targeting introductory-level learning, the second program targeting middle-level learning, and the third program targeting higher-level learning. Parents and caregivers can choose any or all programs that may pique the interest of their budding ecologists!
Fri 01 Mar
HOME ECOLOGIST – Making Maple Syrup Basic (sap collecting)
Friday, March 1, 2024 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). Home Ecologists is a series of programs designed for home school students. The different programs offered each month share a common theme. Since home schoolers learn at their own pace, each program is open to all ages. The program content level follows a tiered system, with the first program targeting introductory-level learning, the second program targeting middle-level learning, and the third program targeting higher-level learning. Parents and caregivers can choose any or all programs that may pique the interest of their budding ecologists!
Sat 02 Mar
WEEKLY BEACH MONITORING AND CLEAN-UP
Saturday, March 2, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hallock State Park Preserve
This weekly walk and discussion with members of the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society and park staff monitors for cold-stun or injured sea turtles and sea life along the Park Preserves one-mile of pristine Long Island Sound beachfront. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring gloves. Trash pickers and buckets will be provided, to help remove debris that can harm sea life.
Sat 02 Mar
Maple Sapturday – From Sap to Syrup
Saturday, March 2, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). Learn the process of maple sugaring, from sap to syrup. Morning walks at 10:00am (1 hour, 1 mile or less) discuss the history of maple sugaring, maple tree identification and wildlife of the sugar bush. To learn how present-day maple syrup is made, the sugar house will be open from 10:00am-12:30pm and even some samples! Theme: Wildlife of the Sugar Bush.
Sat 02 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, March 2, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sat 02 Mar
Maple Sapturday – From Sap to Syrup
Saturday, March 2, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). Learn the process of maple sugaring, from sap to syrup. Morning walks at 10:00am (1 hour, 1 mile or less) discuss the history of maple sugaring, maple tree identification and wildlife of the sugar bush. To learn how present-day maple syrup is made, the sugar house will be open from 10:00am-12:30pm and even some samples! Theme: Wildlife of the Sugar Bush.
Sat 02 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, March 2, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sat 02 Mar
History of Rockwood Hall
Saturday, March 2, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Join Rockwood docent, David Teich, on an adventure into the past as we explore the remains of Rockwood Hall and its rich history dating back to prehistoric times. Former estate of William A. Rockefeller Jr., this site boasts scenic views overlooking the Hudson, lush forests, and remnants of 19th century luxuries. Leashed dogs are welcome. The hike is about 2 miles roundtrip. Max: 40 people. Cost: $4. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sat 02 Mar
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, March 2, 2024 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December, January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee, who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.
Sat 02 Mar
A Life in Service
Saturday, March 2, 2024 11:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
It took a small army to run a Gilded Age estate. See the mansion through the servants' eyes, as they rose before dawn and toiled until after midnight. The tour—led by a costumed guide—will include visiting the unrestored servants' hall. Even in its unrestored state, the hall is a striking artifact of servant life and work, featuring the servants' dining room, the footmen's bedrooms, and the tiled kitchen with its massive coal range. Reservations required: https://Bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS. Cost: $12/Adults, $10/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Registration: Required
Sat 02 Mar
Historical Games
Saturday, March 2, 2024 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
How did people entertain themselves in the past? Join us indoors (outdoors, weather-permitting) at Philipse Manor Hall to try your hand at all kinds of historical games. Learn the history behind these games and then learn how to play Quoits, Nine Men's Morris, Skittles, Shut the Box, Cribbage, Mancala, and more! For children and adults. Free! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is recommended, but not required. Register at www.philipsemanorhall.com/programs-and-events.
Sat 02 Mar
Free Community Basketball Clinics
Saturday, March 2, 2024 12:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Roberto Clemente State Park
Space is limited so please don't hesitate to register your child. All registration questions should be directed to communityprograms@asphaltgreen.org. Session 1 Ages: COED 8-10 Time: 12pm-1:15pm. Session 2 Ages: COED 5-7 Time: 1:30pm-2:45pm.
Sat 02 Mar
Project FeederWatch
Saturday, March 2, 2024 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. Stop by for a few minutes to count the birds at our Environmental Education Center feeders. Your counts tracks what is happening to birds in the park and contributes data to a world-wide Citizen Science Project! Help scientists understand bird distribution and abundance.
Sat 02 Mar
Drop-in Feed the Birds Program at Sam’s Point
Saturday, March 2, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Birds use a lot of energy to keep themselves warm in the cold winter months. Join us to make a snack that will help energize the birds in your backyard during this challenging season. We'll use pinecones, peanut butter, and bird seed to make a delicious treat for the birds that you can hang in trees near your house. While observing the bird feeder outside, we'll record the birds that we see and use field guides to identify the birds we don't know. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is NOT required.
Sat 02 Mar
Slavery, Segregation & Staatsburgh: From Black Service to White Servants
Saturday, March 2, 2024 02:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
In 1810, there were nine Black people enslaved on the Staatsburgh estate. In 1910, there were no recorded Black employees working inside Staatsburgh. What happened? Join Staatsburgh staff for a conversation about their new research into this transition from a Black presence at Staatsburgh during the early 19th century to a total absence during the Gilded Age. Reservations required: https://Bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS. Cost: free.
Registration: Required
Sat 02 Mar
FLIGHT OF THE TIMBERDOODLE
Saturday, March 2, 2024 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Hallock State Park Preserve
Observe the quirky American Woodcock Courtship Display during dusk at the Preserve. We will first meet in the Community Room at the Visitor Center for a quick overview of this fascinating mating ritual, then drive to the upper parking lot before heading on the trail to search for this normally elusive bird. Inclement weather cancels, rain date is Saturday March 9th.
Sun 03 Mar
Womens History: Self-Guided Hike
Sunday, March 3, 2024
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
10 stations along this hike feature a Female environmentalist and their contributions to science. Stop by the Nature Center for a map of the self-guided trail! Reservations taken on eventbrite.com.
Sun 03 Mar
Free Indoor Community Soccer Clinics
Sunday, March 3, 2024 09:30 AM - 02:15 PM
Roberto Clemente State Park
Space is limited so please don't hesitate to register your child. All registration questions should be directed to communityprograms@asphaltgreen.org. Session 1 Ages: COED 5-6 Time: 9:30am-10:30am. Session 2 Ages: COED 7-9 Time: 10:45am-11:45am. Session 3 Ages: Time: COED 10-11. Session 4 Ages: COED 12-13 Time: 1:15pm-2:15pm.
Sun 03 Mar
Garden Volunteer Orientation
Sunday, March 3, 2024 09:30 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Roll up your sleeves and learn about how to support our award-winning Gardens at the Jay Estate. Our Horticulture Director, Lucia Maestro, will walk you through the various ways to help out this spring and summer. All ages welcome! For more information email Lucia Maestro hortdirector.jhc@gmail.com.
Sun 03 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, March 3, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sun 03 Mar
Gardeau Valley Trek
Sunday, March 3, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at the Castile Entrance Gate (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427). This 10 am hike is for those who wish the thrill of a more demanding nature walk over hill and dale and often in the remote reaches of Letchworth State Park. Bring a lunch and be prepared for the weather during the several hours outing. Breathe nature and history during a descent into the Jemison Homeland.
Sun 03 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, March 3, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sun 03 Mar
Gardeau Valley Trek
Sunday, March 3, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at the Castile Entrance Gate (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427). This 10 am hike is for those who wish the thrill of a more demanding nature walk over hill and dale and often in the remote reaches of Letchworth State Park. Bring a lunch and be prepared for the weather during the several hours outing. Breathe nature and history during a descent into the Jemison Homeland.
Sun 03 Mar
Every Sunday Morning Hatha Yoga
Sunday, March 3, 2024 10:30 AM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Join us for this new Sunday morning Hatha yoga series at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site! The beautiful sunlit Gothic Chamber is the perfect place for a morning yoga class. Open to all levels and abilities! All proceeds benefit the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall. Register at www.philipsemanorhall.com/programs-and-events. In-person at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, $18 ($15 for Friends of Philipse Manor Hall).
Sun 03 Mar
Wildlife Rehabilitation Workshop
Sunday, March 3, 2024 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Join us for a free presentation in light of World Wildlife Conservation Day and learn what to do if you find an animal in need and how to identify whether an animal requires intervention in the first place. Licensed wildlife rehabilitator, Maggie Ciarcia-Belloni, has been in practice for 25 years and specializes in small mammals. Special guests will include Oboy, her beloved opossum, and Sheldon the box turtle. Cost: FREE, registration required. Parking: $6 per vehicle. Max: 20 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sun 03 Mar
Just A Hike (Center Section)
Sunday, March 3, 2024 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
This 5 mile, moderately paced walk affords walkers the opportunity to relax, socialize, and enjoy the park's beauty. Please call for Reservations: (631) 423- 1770.
Sun 03 Mar
Croton Dam Hike
Sunday, March 3, 2024 11:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Enjoy a free, easy, 2 miles/hours (total) loop hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam. Meet near the restrooms at the rear (south end) of the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY. 10567, GPS Coordinates: 41.22603, -73.85770. The leader of the hike will discuss the history and construction of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the features of the Croton Dam, the trailhead of the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply fresh water to a thirsty New York City. (From Metro-North Hudson Line Croton-Harmon Train Station: 15-minute taxi.) Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Required: preregistration: https://aqueduct.org/events/croton-dam-hike-2.
Registration: Required
Sun 03 Mar
Historic Club House Tours
Sunday, March 3, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Learn the history of the tavern & the high society club which shaped the Preserve into what it is today. Reservations taken on eventbrite.com.
Sun 03 Mar
WNY Hiking Challenge at Knox Farm
Sunday, March 3, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
Join us for a walk on the WNY Winter Hiking Challenge's suggested trail. Whether you are participating in the Hiking Challenge or the NYS Parks Centennial Challenge, this hike will tick both lists! The WNY Hiking Challenge is not run by NYS Parks and participation is not required. Registration Required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sun 03 Mar
A Discussion about Phyllis Wheatley with David Waldstreicher
Sunday, March 3, 2024 03:00 PM
Jay Heritage Center
Jay Heritage Center is excited to welcome back David Waldstreicher, a historian of early and nineteenth-century America with particular interests in political and cultural history, slavery and anti-slavery, and print culture. His latest book, The Odyssey of Phillis Wheatley: A Poet's Journey Through American Slavery and Independence, is the most deeply researched biography of the poet. The New York Times recently featured the book and described Waldstreicher's willingness to put Wheatley "smack in the middle of the raging debate over the relationship between the American Revolution and slavery." Waldstreicher will discuss his work with Iain Haley Pollock, Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Manhattanville College. The event is free but please register here.
Registration: Required
Mon 04 Mar
Knee High Naturalist Windy Days
Monday, March 4, 2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult). to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk. Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.
Registration: Required
Mon 04 Mar
Knee High Naturalist Windy Days
Monday, March 4, 2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult). to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk. Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.
Registration: Required
Mon 04 Mar
Museum Monday – Global Day of Engineering
Monday, March 4, 2024 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Join us for a lively look at Erie Canal engineering! We'll have a brief discussion on the engineering of the canal, with particular focus to the Schoharie Creek Aqueduct and connect that to artifacts in our museum exhibit. The Schoharie Crossing Museum space will be open* at 11am and the discussion will happen at 11:30am. We'll keep the doors open until 1pm for visitors to check out the Pathway to Empire exhibit and engage in conversations around the artifacts within. *Unless the weather prohibits opening. Questions? Let us know by calling or emailing: SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov, (518) 829-7516.
Mon 04 Mar
Mini Naturalist – Windy Days
Monday, March 4, 2024 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). The Mini-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children aged 2 (must be accompanied by an adult). to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk. Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.
Registration: Required
Mon 04 Mar
Mini Naturalist – Windy Days
Monday, March 4, 2024 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). The Mini-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children aged 2 (must be accompanied by an adult). to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk. Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.
Registration: Required
Tue 05 Mar
Postural Therapy: Living Comfortably
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Start your day with movement! Get energized in this virtual session with postural therapist, Joey Zimet, and learn exercises to improve posture and function. The class will incorporate unique standing, sitting, and floor exercises that are gentle and easily adapted to fit your needs. These methods are well-studied and based upon neuroscience, biomechanics, the myofascial system, and other variables. Treat yourself to some maintenance and self-care! Cost: FREE. Registered participants will receive a link to join via Zoom. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Tue 05 Mar
Tuesday Trek: High Peter’s Kill and Awosting Falls Loop Hike at Minnewaska
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 09:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Come explore the picturesque High Peter's Kill Footpath with Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, on this approximately four-and-a-half-mile hike. We'll start by walking downhill on the High Peter's Kill Footpath, which features a variety of terrain along a cliff edge with numerous, scenic viewpoints. We'll follow this until we reach the Yellow Connector Footpath, which hugs the frozen edges of the Peter's Kill stream. We'll hike up the east spur of the Red Loop Footpath and take a short break at the Peter's Kill restrooms. For our return trip, we'll walk along the easy-going Awosting Falls Carriage Road, past the beautiful and iconic Awosting Falls. This hike does include rocky, narrow and steep sections of trail that may be challenging for some as well as possibly icy. Participants should bring enough water and food for the outing and wear proper hiking shoes equipped with ice traction devices. Meet in the Lower Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Wed 06 Mar
Tiny Tots Programs: Sun Fun
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Enjoy short walks, story time, animal visitors, and crafts. For children ages 3 - 5.
Wed 06 Mar
HOME ECOLOGIST – Making Maple Syrup Intermediate (boil, boil, boil)
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). Home Ecologists is a series of programs designed for home school students. The different programs offered each month share a common theme. Since home schoolers learn at their own pace, each program is open to all ages. The program content level follows a tiered system, with the first program targeting introductory-level learning, the second program targeting middle-level learning, and the third program targeting higher-level learning. Parents and caregivers can choose any or all programs that may pique the interest of their budding ecologists!
Wed 06 Mar
HOME ECOLOGIST – Making Maple Syrup Intermediate (boil, boil, boil)
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). Home Ecologists is a series of programs designed for home school students. The different programs offered each month share a common theme. Since home schoolers learn at their own pace, each program is open to all ages. The program content level follows a tiered system, with the first program targeting introductory-level learning, the second program targeting middle-level learning, and the third program targeting higher-level learning. Parents and caregivers can choose any or all programs that may pique the interest of their budding ecologists!
Wed 06 Mar
Yoga Body Basics
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Have some yoga experience but feeling a bit rusty? We will focus on working from the basic building blocks of yoga to strengthen the core and improve balance and mobility. Come and enjoy the many benefits of yoga! $20.00 per person cash or check. Registration is required. Call 518-872-1237. Meet at the Visitor Center. Ages 18+.
Registration: Required
Wed 06 Mar
Yoga Body Basics
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Thacher State Park
Have some yoga experience but feeling a bit rusty? We will focus on working from the basic building blocks of yoga to strengthen the core and improve balance and mobility. Come and enjoy the many benefits of yoga! $20.00 per person cash or check. Registration is required. Call 518-872-1237. Meet at the Visitor Center. Ages 18+.
Registration: Required
Wed 06 Mar
Yoga Body Basics
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Thompson's Lake Campground - Thacher State Park
Have some yoga experience but feeling a bit rusty? We will focus on working from the basic building blocks of yoga to strengthen the core and improve balance and mobility. Come and enjoy the many benefits of yoga! $20.00 per person cash or check. Registration is required. Call 518-872-1237. Meet at the Visitor Center. Ages 18+.
Wed 06 Mar
Stargazing Safari
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Evangola State Park
Bring your curiosity and sense of wonder! Explore the wonders of the night sky at Evangola State Park. Discover how to find common constellations. Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Thu 07 Mar
St Helena Valley East
Thursday, March 7, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at the junction of Oakland and River Roads. This 10 am hike is for those who wish the thrill of a more demanding nature walk over hill and dale and often in the remote reaches of Letchworth State Park. Bring a lunch and be prepared for the weather during the several hours outing. Hike a loop across several ravines on the eastern slope above the former village site.
Thu 07 Mar
Tiny Tots – Sweet Sap Shenanigans
Thursday, March 7, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Knox Farm State Park
Ages 3-5. Explore the natural world around us! This program will connect children & their parents/guardians with nature through short walks & fun activities. Registration Required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Thu 07 Mar
St Helena Valley East
Thursday, March 7, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at the junction of Oakland and River Roads. This 10 am hike is for those who wish the thrill of a more demanding nature walk over hill and dale and often in the remote reaches of Letchworth State Park. Bring a lunch and be prepared for the weather during the several hours outing. Hike a loop across several ravines on the eastern slope above the former village site.
Thu 07 Mar
Weekly Guided Hikes
Thursday, March 7, 2024 11:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Every Thursday, enjoy a guided group hike led by one of our Environmental Educators. With over twenty-five miles of trails within Grafton Lakes State Park, we will be hiking a new route each week. The guided hikes will be a mix of easy, moderate, or challenging depending on each weeks planned route. We strongly encourage participants bring water, snacks, sturdy footwear, appropriate clothing for the weather, and ice traction devices (e.g. Microspikes or Yaktrax). Free, Registration Required, All ages are welcome. Pre-registration is required for all programs and events, unless otherwise specified. Call (518) 279-1155 for more information and to register.
Registration: Required
Thu 07 Mar
DIY Pinhole Solar Eclipse Projectors
Thursday, March 7, 2024 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park

Join a Park Naturalist in making a simple cereal box eclipse viewer for the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8th, 2024. Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Fri 08 Mar
Nature Walk at the Gardiner Library
Friday, March 8, 2024 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for a nature walk starting at the Gardiner Library. During this program, we will take an approximately one mile walk on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and wander through Majestic Park, which can be muddy and wet and is also exposed to wind. On this slow-paced walk, we will be looking at whatever natural curiosities intrigue the group, from birds to trees. Participants are encouraged to dress warmly in layers, wear warm boots or shoes and bring binoculars. In the event of rain or snow, this program will be offered instead on March 15. No registration is required. The total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals. Meet at the Gardiner Library lower parking area, near the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail access and electric charging station. For more information about the program, call the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752 or email Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov.
Fri 08 Mar
Project FeederWatch
Friday, March 8, 2024 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. Stop by for a few minutes to count the birds at our Environmental Education Center feeders. Your counts tracks what is happening to birds in the park and contributes data to a world-wide Citizen Science Project! Help scientists understand bird distribution and abundance.
Fri 08 Mar
TSE Trivia
Friday, March 8, 2024 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Kick off one month to Totality with Total Solar Eclipse Trivia! Learn about this and other celestial events to get ready for this once in a lifetime event. Registration Required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Fri 08 Mar
Solar Eclipse 101
Friday, March 8, 2024 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve

Learn about what a Solar Eclipse is, how best to view NY's upcoming Eclipse safely, and make your own viewfinder to view a total solar eclipse. Reservations taken on eventbrite.com.
Fri 08 Mar
Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association Monthly Star Party
Friday, March 8, 2024 06:00 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
Fri 08 Mar
Historian & A Movie: The Patriot (2000)
Friday, March 8, 2024 07:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
If you could think of one Hollywood movie about the American Revolution, it's probably this one, for better or worse. "The Patriot" (2000, 165 mins) follows the fictional story of a veteran of the French and Indian Wars and his family as they are reluctantly pulled into the American Revolution. Set in South Carolina, it includes graphic depictions of the brutality of war. We'll hear from Michael McGurty and Chad Johnson of New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, as they reveal the accuracies and inaccuracies of the film's depiction of the American Revolution. This film is rated R and is not recommended for young or sensitive audiences. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended, but not required. Refreshments provided by the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall. Register at www.philipsemanorhall.com/programs-and-events.
Sat 09 Mar
29th Annual Maple Celebration 2024
Saturday, March 9, 2024 08:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Fahnestock State Park (Clarence Fahnestock)
The sap will be flowing and we'll have pancakes on the griddle, as TOEC hosts its annual Maple Sugar Celebration! The Taconic Outdoor Education Center will be hosting its 29th annual pancake breakfast, on March 9, 2024. This event has been popular for many years and is often referred to by locals as "Sap to Syrup". Enjoy some of the Hudson Valley's best syrup on fresh pancakes in a woodsy setting! Maple syrup artisan John Stowell calls his handy work "the best darn maple operation east of the Hudson". See live demonstrations of sugaring the sap into syrup in both traditional and modern methods! Children and adults will be fascinated by the free nature lectures being offered by experienced staff on site. This is a ticketed event that sells out fast: Please purchase your tickets early! Tickets can be purchased on: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/29th-annual-maple-celebration-2024-tickets-814438526557?aff=oddtdtcreator.
Sat 09 Mar
29th Annual Maple Celebration 2024
Saturday, March 9, 2024 08:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Taconic Outdoor Education Center
The sap will be flowing and we'll have pancakes on the griddle, as TOEC hosts its annual Maple Sugar Celebration! The Taconic Outdoor Education Center will be hosting its 29th annual pancake breakfast, on March 9, 2024. This event has been popular for many years and is often referred to by locals as "Sap to Syrup". Enjoy some of the Hudson Valley's best syrup on fresh pancakes in a woodsy setting! Maple syrup artisan John Stowell calls his handy work "the best darn maple operation east of the Hudson". See live demonstrations of sugaring the sap into syrup in both traditional and modern methods! Children and adults will be fascinated by the free nature lectures being offered by experienced staff on site. This is a ticketed event that sells out fast: Please purchase your tickets early! Tickets can be purchased on: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/29th-annual-maple-celebration-2024-tickets-814438526557?aff=oddtdtcreator.
Sat 09 Mar
CULTURAL LANDSCAPE WALKING TOUR
Saturday, March 9, 2024 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
On this walk of 3 miles roundtrip, we will hike the little seen eastern section of the Park Preserve, taking in beautiful pastoral scenes, a freshwater pond and Howells Spring.
Sat 09 Mar
Unfolding Seasons in the Preserve
Saturday, March 9, 2024 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
This is the first in a series of hikes sensitizing you to the Preserve's seasonal changes. What you see, hear, smell, and feel in the Preserve changes throughout the year. This 6-mile hike with Mike will include views of the Hudson River, lakes, and fields, raising your awareness of the complex world adjacent to the trails. Leashed dogs are welcome. Be prepared to move at a steady pace; some hiking experience is recommended. Max: 20 people. Cost: $4. Parking: $6 per vehicle. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sat 09 Mar
WEEKLY BEACH MONITORING AND CLEAN-UP
Saturday, March 9, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hallock State Park Preserve
This weekly walk and discussion with members of the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society and park staff monitors for cold-stun or injured sea turtles and sea life along the Park Preserves one-mile of pristine Long Island Sound beachfront. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring gloves. Trash pickers and buckets will be provided, to help remove debris that can harm sea life.
Sat 09 Mar
Maple Sapturday – From Sap to Syrup
Saturday, March 9, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). Learn the process of maple sugaring, from sap to syrup. Morning walks at 10:00am (1 hour, 1 mile or less) discuss the history of maple sugaring, maple tree identification and wildlife of the sugar bush. To learn how present-day maple syrup is made, the sugar house will be open from 10:00am-12:30pm and even some samples! Theme: Winter Tree ID.
Sat 09 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, March 9, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sat 09 Mar
Maple Sapturday – From Sap to Syrup
Saturday, March 9, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). Learn the process of maple sugaring, from sap to syrup. Morning walks at 10:00am (1 hour, 1 mile or less) discuss the history of maple sugaring, maple tree identification and wildlife of the sugar bush. To learn how present-day maple syrup is made, the sugar house will be open from 10:00am-12:30pm and even some samples! Theme: Winter Tree ID.
Sat 09 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, March 9, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sat 09 Mar
Shaping History: The Women of Niagara Falls
Saturday, March 9, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Niagara Falls State Park
Commemorate International Women's Day with a presentation recognizing the women who played a part in shaping history at Niagara Falls State Park and the greater Niagara Region. Registration Required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sat 09 Mar
Weir Tour
Saturday, March 9, 2024 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Free, easy, 2-hour tour. Meet at the front (upper level/south side) of the Joseph Caputo Center, which is located at 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave., Rte. 133 (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk - parking lots nearby). After a brief walk, descend into the Weir in Ossining and explore the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Required: pre-registration: https://aqueduct.org/events/weir-tour-62.
Registration: Required
Sat 09 Mar
Fly Tying Workshop Series
Saturday, March 9, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Catch a fish with a fly you've tied yourself! Prepare for the warmer months and stay involved in the sport, even when the weather forces us indoors. Immerse yourself in the practice and history of fly tying under the guidance of instructor, Len Savanella, and become a better angler. If you're new to the sport, this is a great place to begin! By the end of this 4-part series, you'll be able to turn out streamers, wet flies, nymphs and dry flies. Basic tools and materials will be provided. Ages 16+. Cost: $50 for the whole series. Parking: $6 per vehicle. Max: 6 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sat 09 Mar
PIPING PLOVER PERILS
Saturday, March 9, 2024 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Hallock State Park Preserve
Learn about the challenges our endangered shorebird faces, the Piping Plover, and what you can do to help save this species. Discover the plover's natural history and behavior, help with a beach clean-up, and assist with the installation of symbolic fencing to protect the hidden nests.
Sat 09 Mar
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, March 9, 2024 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December, January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee, who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.
Sat 09 Mar
The REAL Gilded Age: America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Saturday, March 9, 2024 11:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
This tour highlights the real-life characters and themes at Staatsburgh that parallel Downton Abbey and HBO's The Gilded Age. Led by a costumed interpreter, the tour shows how the Mills family and their servants conducted a busy weekend of high society entertaining, comparing Staatsburgh to what viewers saw on TV. Reservations required: https://Bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS. Cost: $12/Adults, $10/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Registration: Required
Sat 09 Mar
Love for Lichen Drop-In Education Program at Minnewaska
Saturday, March 9, 2024 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Have you ever noticed green or grey stuff growing on tree bark, or up and down a rock wall? The culprit: the fascinating and resilient lichen! Stop by the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center and get a new appreciation for this organism by looking at collected samples. Does it hurt the trees it grows on? How does it survive on rock? Is it a fungus? Have these questions and more answered by Josh Grosse, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Environmental Educator. Then, take a hike and look around for the numerous species that call the Park Preserve home. Pre-registration is NOT required for this program.
Sat 09 Mar
Free Community Basketball Clinics
Saturday, March 9, 2024 12:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Roberto Clemente State Park
Space is limited so please don't hesitate to register your child. All registration questions should be directed to communityprograms@asphaltgreen.org. Session 1 Ages: COED 8-10 Time: 12pm-1:15pm. Session 2 Ages: COED 5-7 Time: 1:30pm-2:45pm.
Sat 09 Mar
Project FeederWatch
Saturday, March 9, 2024 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. Stop by for a few minutes to count the birds at our Environmental Education Center feeders. Your counts tracks what is happening to birds in the park and contributes data to a world-wide Citizen Science Project! Help scientists understand bird distribution and abundance.
Sat 09 Mar
Those Who Served: The Enslaved and Paid Servants of Clermont
Saturday, March 9, 2024 01:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Meet at the Visitor Center, Over the course of more than 200 years Clermont was inhabited by seven generations of the Livingston family. They were not alone though. Hundreds of people worked at Clermont to keep the Livingstons comfortable, enslaved or later paid labor. Come hear some of the stories these people left behind. Tickets for this tour are $5. Space is limited. Please make reservations in advance on Bookeo: https://bookeo.com/clermont.
Registration: Required
Sat 09 Mar
Drop-in Maple Sugaring Basics at Sam’s Point
Saturday, March 9, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Bring your family and join Park staff to learn about one of our favorite sugary treats! We will learn about the complete process of maple sugaring, including identifying the correct trees, using traditional tools to tap a tree, collecting its sap, and processing the sap until it becomes the tasty treat that we desire most. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is NOT required for this program.
Sat 09 Mar
Helen Ellett and the Centennial Anniversary of the Fire Tower
Saturday, March 9, 2024 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Join us to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Dickinson Fire Tower and Women's History Month! This program will provide information about the history of the fire tower and the legacy of Helen Ellett, the second female fire tower observer in New York State. We will also be leading a craft to design and create your very own mini fire tower! This event is recommended for families with children 6+ but is welcome to all. Free, Registration Required, All ages. Pre-registration is required for all programs and events, unless otherwise specified. Call (518) 279-1155 for more information and to register.
Registration: Required
Sat 09 Mar
Search for Hidden Creatures
Saturday, March 9, 2024 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at the Perry Entrance Gate (7957 SCHENCK ROAD PERRY, NY 14530). Explore the world of insect ecology and discover signs of insects at work. Find mysterious plant galls and study insect feeding behaviors.
Sat 09 Mar
Search for Hidden Creatures
Saturday, March 9, 2024 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at the Perry Entrance Gate (7957 SCHENCK ROAD PERRY, NY 14530). Explore the world of insect ecology and discover signs of insects at work. Find mysterious plant galls and study insect feeding behaviors.
Sun 10 Mar
Free Indoor Community Soccer Clinics
Sunday, March 10, 2024 09:30 AM - 02:15 PM
Roberto Clemente State Park
Space is limited so please don't hesitate to register your child. All registration questions should be directed to communityprograms@asphaltgreen.org. Session 1 Ages: COED 5-6 Time: 9:30am-10:30am. Session 2 Ages: COED 7-9 Time: 10:45am-11:45am. Session 3 Ages: Time: COED 10-11. Session 4 Ages: COED 12-13 Time: 1:15pm-2:15pm.
Sun 10 Mar
Kisil Point Trek
Sunday, March 10, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at the Castile Entrance Gate (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427). This 10 am hike is for those who wish the thrill of a more demanding nature walk over hill and dale and often in the remote reaches of Letchworth State Park. Bring a lunch and be prepared for the weather during the several hours outing. Witness the junction of the Silver Lake Outlet and the Genesee River.
Sun 10 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, March 10, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sun 10 Mar
Kisil Point Trek
Sunday, March 10, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at the Castile Entrance Gate (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427). This 10 am hike is for those who wish the thrill of a more demanding nature walk over hill and dale and often in the remote reaches of Letchworth State Park. Bring a lunch and be prepared for the weather during the several hours outing. Witness the junction of the Silver Lake Outlet and the Genesee River.
Sun 10 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, March 10, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sun 10 Mar
Every Sunday Morning Hatha Yoga
Sunday, March 10, 2024 10:30 AM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Join us for this new Sunday morning Hatha yoga series at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site! The beautiful sunlit Gothic Chamber is the perfect place for a morning yoga class. Open to all levels and abilities! All proceeds benefit the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall. Register at www.philipsemanorhall.com/programs-and-events. In-person at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, $18 ($15 for Friends of Philipse Manor Hall).
Sun 10 Mar
Winter Tree Identification
Sunday, March 10, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Bear Mountain State Park
Do all trees look the same to you in winter? Then join us for a guided identification of trees without their leaves! Meet in front of Bear Mt. Inn Program geared to adults. Parking fee $10.00 per vehicle. For more information contact:845-942-3861 orchris.osullivan@parks.ny.gov.
Sun 10 Mar
Watercolor Spring Flowers
Sunday, March 10, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Practice watercolor techniques as you paint spring flowers with professional artist Diane Steele. $20 per person, cash or check payable at the time of the program. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800. Meet at the Nature Center. All skill levels ages 18+.
Registration: Required
Sun 10 Mar
Winter Tree Identification
Sunday, March 10, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Do all trees look the same to you in winter? Then join us for a guided identification of trees without their leaves! Meet in front of Bear Mt. Inn Program geared to adults. Parking fee $10.00 per vehicle. For more information contact:845-942-3861 or chris.osullivan@parks.ny.gov.
Sun 10 Mar
Drop-in Maple Sugaring Basics at Sam’s Point
Sunday, March 10, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Bring your family and join Park staff to learn about one of our favorite sugary treats! We will learn about the complete process of maple sugaring, including identifying the correct trees, using traditional tools to tap a tree, collecting its sap, and processing the sap until it becomes the tasty treat that we desire most. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is NOT required for this program.
Sun 10 Mar
Art in the Park: Eclipse Viewers
Sunday, March 10, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Riverbank State Park (Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park)

Join us to make a pinhole eclipse viewer in preparation for the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8th. All materials provided.
Sun 10 Mar
Gilded Age Tea & Talk Series: A History of Tea Drinking in New York State
Sunday, March 10, 2024 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Learn about the history of tea in colonial New York, from its introduction in Dutch New Netherland to the Tea Act boycotts of the American Revolution. Sarah Wassberg-Johnson from Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site will lead us on a journey through the history of tea and sugar, and New York's unique role in American tea culture. COST $60/PERSON Reservations required: http://bit.ly/staatsburgh-tea-and-talk.
Registration: Required
Sun 10 Mar
Watercolor Spring Flowers
Sunday, March 10, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Practice watercolor techniques as you paint spring flowers with professional artist Diane Steele. $20 per person, cash or check payable at the time of the program. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800. Meet at the Nature Center. All skill levels ages 18+.
Registration: Required
Sun 10 Mar
Watercolor Spring Flowers
Sunday, March 10, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Thompson's Lake Campground - Thacher State Park
Practice watercolor techniques as you paint spring flowers with professional artist Diane Steele. $20 per person, cash or check payable at the time of the program. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800. Meet at the Nature Center. All skill levels ages 18+.
Registration: Required
Sun 10 Mar
I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone
Sunday, March 10, 2024 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
The first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree, Lucy Stone was an ardent supporter of human rights. Her impassioned speeches motivated prominent figures such as Susan B. Anthony and countless other women across the country to push boundaries and change the course of our society forever. Step back in time and onto the forefront of the women's suffrage movement in this unique performance in honor of Women's History Month. Appropriate for all ages. Max: 60 people. Cost: $5. Since 2010, History At PlayTM, LLC, has been chronicling the lives of influential and often forgotten women. Founded by Artistic Director Judith Kalaora, H.A.P. is woman-owned and operated, with a commitment to employ artists from the region. Kalaora is a professional educator, writer and living historian. She graduated from Syracuse University and completed the Globe Education Program at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre of London, England. PLEASE NOTE: This special program will take place at the Pocantico Hills Fire Department 531 Bedford Rd, Tarrytown, NY 10591. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Tue 12 Mar
Peter’s Kill Loop Hike at Minnewaska
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for an approximately two-mile hike on the footpaths in the Peter's Kill Area. Starting from the Peter's Kill parking area, we'll make a loop out of the Red Loop, Bullwheel, High Peter's Kill and Yellow Connector Footpaths. This hike, which features views of the Catskills Mountains and the surrounding Park Preserve, meanders through pristine forests and alongside the snow-covered Peter's Kill stream. This outing includes some sustained uphill and downhill sections that may be challenging for some. If conditions are icy, participants are encouraged to bring micro spikes or other ice traction devices. Meet at the Peter's Kill Area. Pre-registration is required by calling the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Wed 13 Mar
St Helena Valley West Trek
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at the Castile Entrance Gate (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427). This 10 am hike is for those who wish the thrill of a more demanding nature walk over hill and dale and often in the remote reaches of Letchworth State Park. Bring a lunch and be prepared for the weather during the several hours outing. Hike a loop course over the varied terrain of the West Bank of the St. Helena Valley.
Wed 13 Mar
St Helena Valley West Trek
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at the Castile Entrance Gate (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427). This 10 am hike is for those who wish the thrill of a more demanding nature walk over hill and dale and often in the remote reaches of Letchworth State Park. Bring a lunch and be prepared for the weather during the several hours outing. Hike a loop course over the varied terrain of the West Bank of the St. Helena Valley.
Wed 13 Mar
Lunchbox Lesson – Kilboy Was Here
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 12:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
We'll be hosting the 4th Annual Lunchbox Lesson Series via WebEx on a range of interesting topics to be enjoyed during your "lunch break." For March we'll offer Kilboy Was Here: The Erie Canal Balladeer. This program takes a look at a long-forgotten character from along the canal and sidecut in West Troy during the heyday of transportation in the late 19th century. No pre-registration is required. If you'd like the link sent directly to you, please contact the site. The program is free and open to the public. Questions? Let us know by calling or emailing: SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov, (518) 829-7516.
Wed 13 Mar
Yoga Body Basics
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Have some yoga experience but feeling a bit rusty? We will focus on working from the basic building blocks of yoga to strengthen the core and improve balance and mobility. Come and enjoy the many benefits of yoga! $20.00 per person cash or check. Registration is required. Call 518-872-1237. Meet at the Visitor Center. Ages 18+.
Registration: Required
Wed 13 Mar
Yoga Body Basics
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Thacher State Park
Have some yoga experience but feeling a bit rusty? We will focus on working from the basic building blocks of yoga to strengthen the core and improve balance and mobility. Come and enjoy the many benefits of yoga! $20.00 per person cash or check. Registration is required. Call 518-872-1237. Meet at the Visitor Center. Ages 18+.
Registration: Required
Wed 13 Mar
Yoga Body Basics
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Thompson's Lake Campground - Thacher State Park
Have some yoga experience but feeling a bit rusty? We will focus on working from the basic building blocks of yoga to strengthen the core and improve balance and mobility. Come and enjoy the many benefits of yoga! $20.00 per person cash or check. Registration is required. Call 518-872-1237. Meet at the Visitor Center. Ages 18+.
Wed 13 Mar
Space Rocks: Asteroids, Comets, and Meteorites
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 06:00 PM - 07:15 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Did you know that up to 100 tons of dust and sand-sized particles from space bombard Earth daily?! Thankfully, most of it doesn't make it through our atmosphere. However, the larger meteorites that do survive offer a unique glimpse into the formation and evolution of our solar system. Join educator, Kim Fendrich, for a presentation on asteroids, comets, and meteorites, and learn about the stories they tell us. Experience what it feels like to hold an iron meteorite forged in the core of an asteroid as old as the solar system itself! All ages are welcome; however, this program is best suited for those 12+. You are encouraged to register for the stargazing program afterward and view the night sky with a renewed perspective! Feel free to bring your dinner or a snack to enjoy while you watch the presentation. Cost: $4. Max: 20 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Wed 13 Mar
Lecture: “The Land in Controversy:” Natives, Colonists, and the Fight for the Hudson Valley
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 07:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
In the mid-1760s, what is now Putnam County became a literal and figurative battleground as Wappinger Indians, colonial tenant farmers, and Philipse family landlords fought over the past, present, and future of these lands. First Natives and their tenants combined forces to contend for their rights in New York courts. Losing that fight, they took separate paths. On the one hand, tenant farmers organized resistance against the landlords, unrest that during the summer of 1766 culminated in a firefight with British redcoats and a show trial of these "Mob Men" in Poughkeepsie. On the other, the Wappingers, led by Daniel Nimham, sailed to England to plead their case with British leaders. This controversy, long forgotten, has much to tell us about Natives and newcomers, about power and resistance, about connections between then and now. This virtual program is free, but registration is required. Register at www.philipsemanorhall.com/programs-and-events.
Registration: Required
Wed 13 Mar
Stargazing in the Preserve
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Tickets available on February 19 at 10 am, Peer into the cosmos with Vinny Coulehan of the Rockland Astronomy Club. With the super new moon on March 10, we should have relatively dark skies. We'll use a telescope to observe the waxing crescent moon only 15% illuminated, as well as Jupiter, Orion, and more! Cost: $4. Max: 20 people. You may also be interested in attending the Space Rocks presentation beforehand where you'll learn about asteroids, comets, and meteorites. You'll even get to hold an iron meteorite forged in the core of an asteroid as old as the solar system itself! RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Thu 14 Mar
Tiny Tots Programs: Green Shamrocks
Thursday, March 14, 2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
Enjoy short walks, story time, animal visitors, and crafts. For children ages 3 - 5.
Thu 14 Mar
Weekly Guided Hikes
Thursday, March 14, 2024 11:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Every Thursday, enjoy a guided group hike led by one of our Environmental Educators. With over twenty-five miles of trails within Grafton Lakes State Park, we will be hiking a new route each week. The guided hikes will be a mix of easy, moderate, or challenging depending on each weeks planned route. We strongly encourage participants bring water, snacks, sturdy footwear, appropriate clothing for the weather, and ice traction devices (e.g. Microspikes or Yaktrax). Free, Registration Required, All ages are welcome. Pre-registration is required for all programs and events, unless otherwise specified. Call (518) 279-1155 for more information and to register.
Registration: Required
Thu 14 Mar
HOME ECOLOGIST – Making Maple Syrup Advanced (finishing maple products)
Thursday, March 14, 2024 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). Home Ecologists is a series of programs designed for home school students. The different programs offered each month share a common theme. Since home schoolers learn at their own pace, each program is open to all ages. The program content level follows a tiered system, with the first program targeting introductory-level learning, the second program targeting middle-level learning, and the third program targeting higher-level learning. Parents and caregivers can choose any or all programs that may pique the interest of their budding ecologists!
Thu 14 Mar
HOME ECOLOGIST – Making Maple Syrup Advanced (finishing maple products)
Thursday, March 14, 2024 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). Home Ecologists is a series of programs designed for home school students. The different programs offered each month share a common theme. Since home schoolers learn at their own pace, each program is open to all ages. The program content level follows a tiered system, with the first program targeting introductory-level learning, the second program targeting middle-level learning, and the third program targeting higher-level learning. Parents and caregivers can choose any or all programs that may pique the interest of their budding ecologists!
Fri 15 Mar
Sensory Hike: Rise and Shine!
Friday, March 15, 2024 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Awaken your senses and tune in to nature in this embodied experience with Linda Parker. You'll be amazed at what you notice when you home in on one sense at a time. Take this opportunity to quiet your mind and connect with the forest using this unique approach. We'll begin with light stretching and breathing exercises before we set out on a short hike. Max: 15 people. Cost: $4. Parking: $6 per vehicle; NYS residents over 62 park free on weekdays. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Fri 15 Mar
Project FeederWatch
Friday, March 15, 2024 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. Stop by for a few minutes to count the birds at our Environmental Education Center feeders. Your counts tracks what is happening to birds in the park and contributes data to a world-wide Citizen Science Project! Help scientists understand bird distribution and abundance.
Fri 15 Mar
Women in Space!
Friday, March 15, 2024 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve

Learn about the women who made our space achievements possible. Then join us for some stargazing! Reservations taken on eventbrite.com.
Fri 15 Mar
Snowy with a Chance of Salamanders
Friday, March 15, 2024 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Joseph Davis State Park
With the return of spring, we will explore the spring pools and search under logs for spotted salamanders. This is the time of the year to get a rare glimpse of this secretive creature. Registration Required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sat 16 Mar
WINTER BOTANY WALK
Saturday, March 16, 2024 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
It may still be cold outside, but certain plants are beginning to bud in anticipation of the Spring and warmer weather! Learn how to identify plants such as shrubs, old flower heads with seeds and trees by using bark and buds.
Sat 16 Mar
Winter Water Walk
Saturday, March 16, 2024 09:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Observe winter waterfowl, explore the beach, and also learn about ponds on this 4 mile walk to and from the water. Bring binoculars! Please call for Reservations: (631) 423- 1770.
Sat 16 Mar
Leprechaun Treasure Hunt!
Saturday, March 16, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Leprechauns hide their gold all over the forest for park patrons to find! Explore the Preserve and see what they left behind! Reservations taken on eventbrite.com.
Sat 16 Mar
WEEKLY BEACH MONITORING AND CLEAN-UP
Saturday, March 16, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hallock State Park Preserve
This weekly walk and discussion with members of the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society and park staff monitors for cold-stun or injured sea turtles and sea life along the Park Preserves one-mile of pristine Long Island Sound beachfront. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring gloves. Trash pickers and buckets will be provided, to help remove debris that can harm sea life.
Sat 16 Mar
NYS Maple Weekend
Saturday, March 16, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). Fun for the whole family. Join us for a weekend full of maple activities! Continual demonstrations of three different maple sugaring techniques will be going on, including Haudenosaunee stone boiling, iron pot fire pit boiling and the use of a modern evaporator. Hourly walks led by park naturalists will highlight maple tree identification, how to tap a tree, cap collecting and more! Pancake breakfasts will be available for purchase thanks to the Friends of Letchworth State Park from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm each day.
Sat 16 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, March 16, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sat 16 Mar
NYS Maple Weekend
Saturday, March 16, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). Fun for the whole family. Join us for a weekend full of maple activities! Continual demonstrations of three different maple sugaring techniques will be going on, including Haudenosaunee stone boiling, iron pot fire pit boiling and the use of a modern evaporator. Hourly walks led by park naturalists will highlight maple tree identification, how to tap a tree, cap collecting and more! Pancake breakfasts will be available for purchase thanks to the Friends of Letchworth State Park from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm each day.
Sat 16 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, March 16, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sat 16 Mar
Citizen Science Walk on Beacon Hill at Minnewaska
Saturday, March 16, 2024 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Josh Grosse, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Environmental Educator, for a fun, educational twist to your average hike. Learn about the life cycles of some of our most notable plants and trees by investigating them for signs of new growth and budding as the season prepares to change. The Beacon Hill Carriage Road and Footpath is considered a "phenology trail", which provides Minnewaska with valuable information about how things like climate change affects the "pheno" or "life" cycles of the plants, year to year. Come be part of this important work, and take a picturesque, moderately challenging, three-mile hike while doing it. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sat 16 Mar
Forest Therapy: Equinox Celebration
Saturday, March 16, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Embrace change with mindful movement, nature observation, community, and tea with the trees. Led by Mindful Outdoor Guide and certified Forest Therapist, Cindy Olsen, this experience will be an opportunity to celebrate the natural world in honor of the vernal equinox on March 19. Warm blankets, backpacks, seat cushions and warm seasonal tea will be provided. Ages 18+. No dogs please. Cost: $5. Parking: $6 per vehicle. Max: 20 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sat 16 Mar
Fly Tying Workshop Series
Saturday, March 16, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Catch a fish with a fly you've tied yourself! Prepare for the warmer months and stay involved in the sport, even when the weather forces us indoors. Immerse yourself in the practice and history of fly tying under the guidance of instructor, Len Savanella, and become a better angler. If you're new to the sport, this is a great place to begin! By the end of this 4-part series, you'll be able to turn out streamers, wet flies, nymphs and dry flies. Basic tools and materials will be provided. Ages 16+. Cost: $50 for the whole series. Parking: $6 per vehicle. Max: 6 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sat 16 Mar
St. Patrick's Day Clover Planting
Saturday, March 16, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Come make your own luck this St. Patrick's Day by planting your own clover! This program will provide information about clover and how they are associated with St. Patrick's Day, as well as how to take care of a clover plant. All potting materials will be provided, and you'll be given instructions on how to successfully plant the seeds. Free, Registration Required, All ages. Pre-registration is required for all programs and events, unless otherwise specified. Call (518) 279-1155 for more information and to register.
Registration: Required
Sat 16 Mar
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, March 16, 2024 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December, January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee, who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.
Sat 16 Mar
Historic Irvington and Tarrytown Walk
Saturday, March 16, 2024 11:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Free, easy 4-mile loop beginning and ending at Main Street School at 101 Main Street, Irvington. Enjoy the mostly level, shaded walk in one of the most storied sections of the Aqueduct. Learn about the remarkable Villa Lewaro, the estate of Madam CJ Walker, the African-American entrepreneur who was America's first female self-made millionaire. Walk the grounds of Lyndhurst Mansion, country home of notorious robber baron, Jay Gould and location site for HBO's "The Gilded Age." Tour the seldom seen but spectacular Belvedere Estate. Along the way, we will talk about the history of the Aqueduct, the origins of the village of Irvington and Washington Irving's fascinating connection with the village. Four miles total, the walk is approximately 3 hours. Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Required: preregistration: https://aqueduct.org/events/historic-irvington-and-tarrytown-walk-1.
Registration: Required
Sat 16 Mar
The REAL Gilded Age: America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Saturday, March 16, 2024 11:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
This tour highlights the real-life characters and themes at Staatsburgh that parallel Downton Abbey and HBO's The Gilded Age. Led by a costumed interpreter, the tour shows how the Mills family and their servants conducted a busy weekend of high society entertaining, comparing Staatsburgh to what viewers saw on TV. Reservations required: https://Bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS. Cost: $12/Adults, $10/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Registration: Required
Sat 16 Mar
Historical Games
Saturday, March 16, 2024 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
How did people entertain themselves in the past? Join us indoors (outdoors, weather-permitting) at Philipse Manor Hall to try your hand at all kinds of historical games. Learn the history behind these games and then learn how to play Quoits, Nine Men's Morris, Skittles, Shut the Box, Cribbage, Mancala, and more! For children and adults. Free! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is recommended, but not required. Register at www.philipsemanorhall.com/programs-and-events.
Sat 16 Mar
Free Community Basketball Clinics
Saturday, March 16, 2024 12:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Roberto Clemente State Park
Space is limited so please don't hesitate to register your child. All registration questions should be directed to communityprograms@asphaltgreen.org. Session 1 Ages: COED 8-10 Time: 12pm-1:15pm. Session 2 Ages: COED 5-7 Time: 1:30pm-2:45pm.
Sat 16 Mar
Project FeederWatch
Saturday, March 16, 2024 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. Stop by for a few minutes to count the birds at our Environmental Education Center feeders. Your counts tracks what is happening to birds in the park and contributes data to a world-wide Citizen Science Project! Help scientists understand bird distribution and abundance.
Sat 16 Mar
Womens History Month: Art of Yayoi Kusama
Saturday, March 16, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Learn about the life of Japanese sculptor, painter, and fashion designer Yayoi Kusama. We'll highlight her pop art style and feminist values, then work on our own sculptures. Reservations taken on eventbrite.com.
Sat 16 Mar
Womens History Month: Art of Yayoi Kusama
Saturday, March 16, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Learn about the life of Japanese sculptor, painter, and fashion designer Yayoi Kusama. We'll highlight her pop art style and feminist values, then work on our own sculptures. Reservations taken on eventbrite.com.
Sat 16 Mar
Art in the Park: Eclipse Viewers
Saturday, March 16, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center

Join us to make a pinhole eclipse viewer in preparation for the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8th. All materials provided.

Sat 16 Mar
Art in the Park: Eclipse Viewers
Saturday, March 16, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve

Join us to make a pinhole eclipse viewer in preparation for the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8th. All materials provided.

Sat 16 Mar
Art in the Park: Eclipse Viewers
Saturday, March 16, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park

Join us to make a pinhole eclipse viewer in preparation for the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8th. All materials provided.
Sat 16 Mar
Slavery, Segregation & Staatsburgh: From Black Service to White Servants
Saturday, March 16, 2024 02:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
In 1810, there were nine Black people enslaved on the Staatsburgh estate. In 1910, there were no recorded Black employees working inside Staatsburgh. What happened? Join Staatsburgh staff for a conversation about their new research into this transition from a Black presence at Staatsburgh during the early 19th century to a total absence during the Gilded Age. Reservations required: https://Bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS. Cost: free.
Registration: Required
Sun 17 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, March 17, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sun 17 Mar
NYS Maple Weekend
Sunday, March 17, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). Fun for the whole family. Join us for a weekend full of maple activities! Continual demonstrations of three different maple sugaring techniques will be going on, including Haudenosaunee stone boiling, iron pot fire pit boiling and the use of a modern evaporator. Hourly walks led by park naturalists will highlight maple tree identification, how to tap a tree, cap collecting and more! Pancake breakfasts will be available for purchase thanks to the Friends of Letchworth State Park from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm each day.
Sun 17 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, March 17, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sun 17 Mar
NYS Maple Weekend
Sunday, March 17, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). Fun for the whole family. Join us for a weekend full of maple activities! Continual demonstrations of three different maple sugaring techniques will be going on, including Haudenosaunee stone boiling, iron pot fire pit boiling and the use of a modern evaporator. Hourly walks led by park naturalists will highlight maple tree identification, how to tap a tree, cap collecting and more! Pancake breakfasts will be available for purchase thanks to the Friends of Letchworth State Park from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm each day.
Sun 17 Mar
Take Only Photos, Leave Only Footprints Photography Workshop at Sam’s Point
Sunday, March 17, 2024 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Join photographer and Trail Conference Stewardship Communications Coordinator, Krysti Sabins, and Leave No Trace Level 2 Educator and Trail Conference Trail Steward Program Coordinator, Myra Romano, as they take you on a guided tour of the Sam's Point Area of Minnewaska. On this moderate, approximately four-mile hike through diverse habitats, your guides will demonstrate various photography techniques while highlighting Leave No Trace Principles. Discover how to document and protect our natural areas so we can return to these places again, and again, without seeing them damaged. This workshop is designed for anyone interested in photography – no previous training is required. We will be focusing on general techniques and skills – a smartphone camera will be sufficient, but you are welcome to bring a DSLR/digital camera that you are already familiar with using. This program will be limited to ten participants. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by registering through this link: New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (nynjtc.org).
Registration: Required
Sun 17 Mar
The Delicate Balance of Aquatic Ecology
Sunday, March 17, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Celebrate upcoming World Water Day by joining us for an exploration of one of the most expansive aquatic ecosystems in the Preserve. The Pocantico River is a sensitive habitat that supports an abundance of wildlife but due to its large footprint, this ecosystem is subject to a broad range of threats. Get your hands dirty with naturalist, Josh DiPaola and educator, Kim Fendrich in this interactive program and see firsthand how our stewardship team evaluates this habitat by taking water samples, searching for aquatic insects, and considering the health of nearby trees as we explain how they are all connected. The program will involve a 2-mile round trip hike and periods of standing. Cost: $4. Parking: $6 per vehicle. Max: 20 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sun 17 Mar
Every Sunday Morning Hatha Yoga
Sunday, March 17, 2024 10:30 AM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Join us for this new Sunday morning Hatha yoga series at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site! The beautiful sunlit Gothic Chamber is the perfect place for a morning yoga class. Open to all levels and abilities! All proceeds benefit the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall. Register at www.philipsemanorhall.com/programs-and-events. In-person at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, $18 ($15 for Friends of Philipse Manor Hall).
Sun 17 Mar
Flag Changing Ceremony
Sunday, March 17, 2024 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
The American Legion Post 739 organize and present monthly Flag Changing Ceremonies on the Walkway to honor our region's veterans and their service to our country. These events, organized and presented by these local veterans' organizations, are open to all who wish to attend.
Sun 17 Mar
Luck Be a Lady Story Hour
Sunday, March 17, 2024 01:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Join us for a special St. Patrick's Day Story Hour. Since it's actually March 17th, we couldn't help but read some lucky Irish stories and, as a special bonus, March is also International Women's Month, so here at Clermont we'll be reading stories about some wonderful Irish ladies to celebrate! This event is free. This is a children's event; all children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. Space is limited. Please make reservations in advance on Bookeo: https://bookeo.com/clermont.
Registration: Required
Sun 17 Mar
Historic Club House Tours
Sunday, March 17, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Learn the history of the tavern & the high society club which shaped the Preserve into what it is today. Reservations taken on eventbrite.com.
Sun 17 Mar
FAMILY FRIENDLY ST. PATRICK’S DAY NATURE HIKE
Sunday, March 17, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Hallock State Park Preserve
Explore the park with your family by going on a scavenger hunt and solving riddles to search for a pot of gold!
Sun 17 Mar
St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, March 17, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Valley Stream State Park
Join us this St. Patrick's Day as we search Valley Stream State Park for all things lucky! Children Program. To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure or #HempsteadLake.
Sun 17 Mar
Shamrock Bird Walk
Sunday, March 17, 2024 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
Bundle up and join us for some late winter birding at the park! On this brisk stroll along the beach, marsh, and creek, we will discover the birds that make Sunken Meadow their home for the winter. Reservations taken on eventbrite.com.
Sun 17 Mar
The Final Countdown: Solar Eclipse FAQ & Crafts!
Sunday, March 17, 2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve

On April 8th, the moon's shadow will obscure 90% of the sun in our area, with the path of totality crossing over northern New York and several other states. In preparation for this rare and exciting event, educator Kim Fendrich will answer some commonly asked questions as we craft models of the celestial movements that cause this phenomenon. We'll also create pinhole viewers for safe enjoyment of the eclipse in this fun [FREE] family-friendly program. Appropriate for all ages. Max: 20 people. Registration required. Parking: $6 per vehicle. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Registration: Required
Sun 17 Mar
The Final Countdown – Solar Eclipse FAQ & Craftsd
Sunday, March 17, 2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
On April 8th, the moon's shadow will obscure 90% of the sun in our area, with the path of totality crossing over northern New York and several other states. In preparation for this rare and exciting event, educator Kim Fendrich will answer some commonly asked questions as we craft models of the celestial movements that cause this phenomenon. We'll also create pinhole viewers for safe enjoyment of the eclipse in this fun family-friendly program. Appropriate for all ages. Max: 20 people. The program will take place in the art gallery at the Visitor's Center. Parking: $6 per vehicle. Please register at RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sun 17 Mar
The General’s Lady
Sunday, March 17, 2024 02:00 PM
Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site
In honor of Women's History Month, Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site will hold its annual program, The General's Lady , Sunday, March 17th at 2:00 PM. Inspired by Martha Washington, this event pays tribute to both the impact of noteworthy historical women and to contemporary women making a difference in the field of history and preservation in the Hudson Valley. Join historian and author Claire Bellerjeau as she discusses the discovery of a new founding figure named Elizabeth, or Liss. Liss was enslaved by the Townsend family of Oyster Bay, New York, whose most famous member was Robert Townsend aka "Culper, Jr.", George Washington's lead spy in Manhattan during the Revolutionary War. The celebration also includes the presentation of the 2024 Martha Washington Woman of History Award, which recognizes a woman's outstanding contribution to Hudson Valley history. This year's recipient is Garden Club of Orange and Dutchess Counties member, Fenella Heckscher, For more information, call 845-562-1195.
Mon 18 Mar
Birdwatching with the Saw Mill River Audubon Society
Monday, March 18, 2024 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Get to know our feathered residents! Join an expert from the Saw Mill River Audubon Society on a bird walk around the Preserve. Great for all levels of birding experience, beginners welcome! Binocular loans available upon request. Ages 8+. Max: 25 people. Cost: FREE. Parking: $6 per vehicle. NYS Residents over 62 park for free on weekdays. Please register at: sawmillriveraudubon.org/register-trips/.
Registration: Required
Mon 18 Mar
Knee High Naturalist -- MMM-Maple Sugaring
Monday, March 18, 2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult). to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk. Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.
Registration: Required
Mon 18 Mar
Knee High Naturalist -- MMM-Maple Sugaring
Monday, March 18, 2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult). to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk. Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.
Registration: Required
Mon 18 Mar
Mini Naturalist – MMM-Maple Sugaring
Monday, March 18, 2024 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). The Mini-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children aged 2 (must be accompanied by an adult). to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk. Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.
Registration: Required
Mon 18 Mar
Mini Naturalist – MMM-Maple Sugaring
Monday, March 18, 2024 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). The Mini-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children aged 2 (must be accompanied by an adult). to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk. Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.
Registration: Required
Tue 19 Mar
Sunrise Stroll
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
Celebrate the start of a new season with a Sunrise Stroll on the World's Longest Elevated Pedestrian Bridge. During the vernal and autumnal equinoxes, the sun rises in line with the Walkway deck, making for a spectacular photo opportunity. We're opening the gates early on both approaches to allow everyone to enjoy this magnificent experience. There's no cost to attend Sunrise Stroll.
Tue 19 Mar
Tuesday Trek: Hike the Mossy Glen Footpath at Minnewaska
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for this approximately four-mile hike along the Peter's Kill stream, through mixed forests and across exposed, quartz conglomerate rock slabs. The first part of this hike will take participants along the full length of the beautiful Mossy Glen Footpath, which is just under two miles. The return trip will follow the easy to walk Lower Awosting Carriage Road. The footpath may include challenging conditions for some, including slippery rocks and tree roots. If there is sufficient snow cover, this will be offered as a snowshoe hike. Meet in the Lower Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Tue 19 Mar
Signs of Spring Walk
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at Mount Morris Entrance Gate (130 NORTH MAIN STREET MT. MORRIS, NY 14510). General nature walk will explore forest and field in search of vernal greetings.
Tue 19 Mar
Signs of Spring Walk
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Mount Morris Entrance Gate (130 NORTH MAIN STREET MT. MORRIS, NY 14510). General nature walk will explore forest and field in search of vernal greetings.
Tue 19 Mar
Sound Healing
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Tickets available on February 19 at 10 am, Celebrate the vernal equinox with Dayna Gralla in this therapeutic and restorative sound healing experience. Envelop yourself in the sounds of crystal singing bowls, chimes, and a variety of soothing instruments as you allow your mind to drift from an active state to a relaxed and meditative state. Ages 10+. Max: 18 per session. Cost: $8. Parking: $6 per vehicle until 4:30 pm. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Tue 19 Mar
Sound Healing
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Tickets available on February 19 at 10 am, Celebrate the vernal equinox with Dayna Gralla in this therapeutic and restorative sound healing experience. Envelop yourself in the sounds of crystal singing bowls, chimes, and a variety of soothing instruments as you allow your mind to drift from an active state to a relaxed and meditative state. Ages 10+. Max: 18 per session. Cost: $8. Parking: $6 per vehicle until 4:30 pm. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Tue 19 Mar
Spring Equinox Walk
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at Archery Field Overlook (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right). View the scenery of the Great Bend Gorge from along the Gorge Trail.
Tue 19 Mar
Spring Equinox Walk
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Archery Field Overlook (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right). View the scenery of the Great Bend Gorge from along the Gorge Trail.
Wed 20 Mar
Tiny Tots Programs: Welcome Spring!
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Enjoy short walks, story time, animal visitors, and crafts. For children ages 3 - 5.
Wed 20 Mar
Yoga Body Basics
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Have some yoga experience but feeling a bit rusty? We will focus on working from the basic building blocks of yoga to strengthen the core and improve balance and mobility. Come and enjoy the many benefits of yoga! $20.00 per person cash or check. Registration is required. Call 518-872-1237. Meet at the Visitor Center. Ages 18+.
Registration: Required
Wed 20 Mar
Yoga Body Basics
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Thacher State Park
Have some yoga experience but feeling a bit rusty? We will focus on working from the basic building blocks of yoga to strengthen the core and improve balance and mobility. Come and enjoy the many benefits of yoga! $20.00 per person cash or check. Registration is required. Call 518-872-1237. Meet at the Visitor Center. Ages 18+.
Registration: Required
Wed 20 Mar
Yoga Body Basics
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Thompson's Lake Campground - Thacher State Park
Have some yoga experience but feeling a bit rusty? We will focus on working from the basic building blocks of yoga to strengthen the core and improve balance and mobility. Come and enjoy the many benefits of yoga! $20.00 per person cash or check. Registration is required. Call 518-872-1237. Meet at the Visitor Center. Ages 18+.
Thu 21 Mar
March Muckabout
Thursday, March 21, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Evangola State Park
March is one of the muddiest months at Evangola State Park. Muckabout the back trails with a Park Naturalist, looking for signs of spring! Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Thu 21 Mar
Weir Tours
Thursday, March 21, 2024 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Free, easy, 2-hour tour. Meet at the front (upper level/south side) of the Joseph Caputo Center, which is located at 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY, 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave., Rte. 133 (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk - parking lots nearby). After a brief walk, descend into the Weir in Ossining and explore the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Required: pre-registration: https://aqueduct.org/events/weir-tour-64.
Registration: Required
Thu 21 Mar
Weekly Guided Hikes
Thursday, March 21, 2024 11:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Every Thursday, enjoy a guided group hike led by one of our Environmental Educators. With over twenty-five miles of trails within Grafton Lakes State Park, we will be hiking a new route each week. The guided hikes will be a mix of easy, moderate, or challenging depending on each weeks planned route. We strongly encourage participants bring water, snacks, sturdy footwear, appropriate clothing for the weather, and ice traction devices (e.g. Microspikes or Yaktrax). Free, Registration Required, All ages are welcome. Pre-registration is required for all programs and events, unless otherwise specified. Call (518) 279-1155 for more information and to register.
Registration: Required
Thu 21 Mar
THIRD THURSDAYS / TERCER JUEVES
Thursday, March 21, 2024 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
Olana's Free Community Day at Olana State Historic Site, the Third Thursday of every month, organized by The Olana Partnership. Dia Comunitario Gratuito al Sitio Estatal Histórico Olana cada tercer jueves del mes, organizado por La Asociación Olana. LEARN MORE.
Thu 21 Mar
Lunch & Learn: The Women of Olana
Thursday, March 21, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
Do the names Isabel and Downie ring a bell? Bring a bag lunch and join Allegra Davis, Associate Curator, for a look into some of the women who called Olana home. This FREE talk in honor of women's history month will explore the untold histories of Olana's female residents, their social circles, and these women's artistic contributions. Drop-in program; FREE; meet at the Wagon House Education Center. Light refreshments will be provided. LEARN MORE.
Thu 21 Mar
Homeschoolers: Maple Sugaring at Minnewaska
Thursday, March 21, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Park Preserve educators and other homeschool families to experience the magic that is maple sugaring. In our area, mid-February to mid-March is when sap is typically collected for producing maple syrup. If the sap is flowing on the day of the program, each child will be able to taste maple sap. Additionally, each child will be able to taste-test maple syrup and a type of maple candy. This program is recommended for children between the ages of seven to ten years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Well-behaved younger siblings capable of participating are welcome to join us. If weather conditions are not ideal for the date of the scheduled program, this program may be rescheduled. Meet in the Lower Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Thu 21 Mar
Pop Up Printmaking
Thursday, March 21, 2024 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
Ever wondered how Frederic Church spread the word about his famous works of art? Explore themes of art and advertisement by experimenting with technologies used for popular print in the late 1800s, such as letterpress, engraving, woodcut, and lithography. Make your own poster or nature print and take away a special letterpress commemorating the event. Learn more about the history of printmaking from a special resource library of books, objects, and source images. Led by teaching artists Meghan Forbes and Joana O Leary. Drop-in artmaking program; FREE. All materials provided. Located in the Wagon House Education Center. LEARN MORE.
Thu 21 Mar
Spring Microgreens
Thursday, March 21, 2024 04:30 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Come celebrate the first week of Spring with Clermont State Historic Site's knowledgeable horticulturalist, Leslie Reed at the library as we make a mini greenhouse for the kitchen window and sow it with microgreens. Tiny but mighty, microgreens are full of flavor and nutrition powerhouses. Every seed comes with all it needs to germinate and grow a sprout. Harness the power of a seed by growing your own amazing microgreens. As well as planting microgreens to take home we will sample several different microgreens. This program is funded through the generous support of the Friends of Clermont. This event is free. Please make reservations in advance on Bookeo: https://bookeo.com/clermont.
Registration: Required
Thu 21 Mar
History at Home: Queens of Quackery! with Kayla Whitehouse
Thursday, March 21, 2024 07:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Our 4th Annual History at Home Third Thursday Lecture series will happen via WebEx. We will have amazing presentations offered to you again this year. Join us on March 21st for "Queens of Quackery!Female Proprietors of Patent Medicines" with Kayla Whitehouse of the National Bottle Museum in Ballston Spa, NY. This presentation on the era of patent medicines, will focus on female proprietors and will cover the history of patent medicines, typical patent medicine bottles, and some of the more infamous women who made history selling medicines and tonics during that time. No pre-registration is required. If you'd like the link sent directly to you, please contact the site. The program is free and open to the public. Questions? Let us know by calling or emailing: SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov, (518) 829-7516.
Fri 22 Mar
Project FeederWatch
Friday, March 22, 2024 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. Stop by for a few minutes to count the birds at our Environmental Education Center feeders. Your counts tracks what is happening to birds in the park and contributes data to a world-wide Citizen Science Project! Help scientists understand bird distribution and abundance.
Fri 22 Mar
When the Eclipse Was Here Last
Friday, March 22, 2024 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park

Step Back in time as we prepare for the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse in April. Discover what Niagara Falls was like when it was in the path of totality of the last solar eclipse! Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Fri 22 Mar
Night of the Frogs
Friday, March 22, 2024 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Frogs, toads, and salamanders wake up early! Explore the park at night in search of amphibians getting ready to welcome spring! Reservations taken on eventbrite.com.
Fri 22 Mar
Holi T-Shirts
Friday, March 22, 2024 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colors, marks the beginning of spring! Although we won't be throwing colorful powder, we will be creating colorful works of art on T-shirts to take home. All materials will be provided. Reservations taken on eventbrite.com.
Fri 22 Mar
Old New Year’s Eve Fundraiser
Friday, March 22, 2024 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
New Year's Eve? In March??? Yes, until 1752, the British Empire celebrated New Year's Day on March 25th! Although the Dutch had adopted the new calendar in 1582, the English held onto the old ways much longer. Which meant the January 1 New Year in the colony of New Netherland changed back to March 25th when the British took over in 1664! Join us for an evening celebration featuring a short historical overview of the calendar history and traditions by Philipse Manor Hall Site Manager Michael Lord, followed by live music by Carla & Keyes, dancing, and a faux New Year's Eve countdown. Featuring hors d'oeuvres and 18th century punch. Old New Year's Eve is a fundraiser for the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall, whose mission is to foster public interest in and support for Philipse Manor Hall, to make PMH more accessible and inviting to the local community, and to provide funds and volunteers for programs and activities offered by the site staff. Tickets are $50 ($35 for Friends Members) and include the evening program, live music, dancing, hors d'oeuvres, and beverages. Tickets available at www.philipsemanorhall.com/programs-and-events.
Fri 22 Mar
Full Moon Hike
Friday, March 22, 2024 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
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. Free, Registration Required, Ages 6+. Pre-registration is required for all programs and events, unless otherwise specified. Call (518) 279-1155 for more information and to register.
Registration: Required
Fri 22 Mar
Snowy with a Chance of Salamanders
Friday, March 22, 2024 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Joseph Davis State Park
With the return of spring, we will explore the spring pools and search under logs for spotted salamanders. This is the time of the year to get a rare glimpse of this secretive creature. Registration Required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Mar
Drop-in Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, March 23, 2024 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Celebrate the first weekend of spring by stopping by the Nature Center between 9am-4pm to pick up a Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt. Bring the completed scavenger hunt back to the Nature Center for a prize! Note: trails are often muddy in the spring; dress for the weather. No registration required. Meet at the Nature Center. All Ages.
Sat 23 Mar
Drop-in Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, March 23, 2024 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Celebrate the first weekend of spring by stopping by the Nature Center between 9am-4pm to pick up a Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt. Bring the completed scavenger hunt back to the Nature Center for a prize! Note: trails are often muddy in the spring; dress for the weather. No registration required. Meet at the Nature Center. All Ages.
Sat 23 Mar
Drop-in Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, March 23, 2024 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thompson's Lake Campground - Thacher State Park
Celebrate the first weekend of spring by stopping by the Nature Center between 9am-4pm to pick up a Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt. Bring the completed scavenger hunt back to the Nature Center for a prize! Note: trails are often muddy in the spring; dress for the weather. No registration required. Meet at the Nature Center. All Ages.
Sat 23 Mar
Wawarsing Turnpike and Jenny Lane Loop Hike at Minnewaska
Saturday, March 23, 2024 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for a hike on some of the lesser-travelled sections of the Lake Minnewaska area on this approximately five-mile outing. Leaving from the Lower Parking Area, we will follow Wawarsing Turnpike to the west until it intersects Jenny Lane Footpath, which we'll follow until it intersects Blueberry Run Footpath. From here, we'll take a short section of Blueberry Run Footpath to Lower Awosting Carriage Road, which will take us back to our starting point. While broad scenic views are limited on this outing, it traverses beautiful sections of forest and two clear mountain streams. This outing includes a few sustained uphill and downhill sections and two stream crossings that may be challenging for some. If conditions are icy, participants are encouraged to bring microspikes or other ice traction devices. Meet in the Lower Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Mar
WEEKLY BEACH MONITORING AND CLEAN-UP
Saturday, March 23, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hallock State Park Preserve
This weekly walk and discussion with members of the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society and park staff monitors for cold-stun or injured sea turtles and sea life along the Park Preserves one-mile of pristine Long Island Sound beachfront. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring gloves. Trash pickers and buckets will be provided, to help remove debris that can harm sea life.
Sat 23 Mar
NYS Maple Weekend
Saturday, March 23, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). Fun for the whole family. Join us for a weekend full of maple activities! Continual demonstrations of three different maple sugaring techniques will be going on, including Haudenosaunee stone boiling, iron pot fire pit boiling and the use of a modern evaporator. Hourly walks led by park naturalists will highlight maple tree identification, how to tap a tree, cap collecting and more! Pancake breakfasts will be available for purchase thanks to the Friends of Letchworth State Park from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm each day.
Sat 23 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, March 23, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sat 23 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, March 23, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sat 23 Mar
NYS Maple Weekend
Saturday, March 23, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). Fun for the whole family. Join us for a weekend full of maple activities! Continual demonstrations of three different maple sugaring techniques will be going on, including Haudenosaunee stone boiling, iron pot fire pit boiling and the use of a modern evaporator. Hourly walks led by park naturalists will highlight maple tree identification, how to tap a tree, cap collecting and more! Pancake breakfasts will be available for purchase thanks to the Friends of Letchworth State Park from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm each day.
Sat 23 Mar
Fly Tying Workshop Series
Saturday, March 23, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Catch a fish with a fly you've tied yourself! Prepare for the warmer months and stay involved in the sport, even when the weather forces us indoors. Immerse yourself in the practice and history of fly tying under the guidance of instructor, Len Savanella, and become a better angler. If you're new to the sport, this is a great place to begin! By the end of this 4-part series, you'll be able to turn out streamers, wet flies, nymphs and dry flies. Basic tools and materials will be provided. Ages 16+. Cost: $50 for the whole series. Parking: $6 per vehicle. Max: 6 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sat 23 Mar
Weir Tours
Saturday, March 23, 2024 10:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Free, easy, 2-hour tour. Meet at the front (upper level/south side) of the Joseph Caputo Center, which is located at 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY, 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave., Rte. 133 (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk - parking lots nearby). After a brief walk, descend into the Weir in Ossining and explore the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Required: pre-registration: https://aqueduct.org/events/weir-tour-64.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Mar
TICKS – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
Saturday, March 23, 2024 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hallock State Park Preserve
Entomologist Dr. Scott Campbell, Chief of the Arthropod-Borne Disease Lab at Suffolk County's Department of Health Services and member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the Regional Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital will discuss the medically important tick species on Long Island, their biology, habitat, the pathogens they transmit, and the best strategies to prevent tick bites in adults and children. Program sponsored by Suffolk County Department of Health Services and the Tick Resource Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. Attendees will receive a free tick removal kit and a tick disease handbook. Bring your questions.
Sat 23 Mar
The Sweet Life!
Saturday, March 23, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
DeVeaux Woods State Park
An indoor presentation about the maple sugaring process from start to finish. Then followed by an informal outdoor hands-on presentation. Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Mar
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, March 23, 2024 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December, January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee, who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.
Sat 23 Mar
The REAL Gilded Age: America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Saturday, March 23, 2024 11:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
This tour highlights the real-life characters and themes at Staatsburgh that parallel Downton Abbey and HBO's The Gilded Age. Led by a costumed interpreter, the tour shows how the Mills family and their servants conducted a busy weekend of high society entertaining, comparing Staatsburgh to what viewers saw on TV. Reservations required: https://Bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS. Cost: $12/Adults, $10/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Mar
The Great North American Total Eclipse: The Science, the History, and Why You Should Get Your Butt to Totality (If Possible)
Saturday, March 23, 2024 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Solar eclipses have fascinated humans for thousands of years. Myths and rituals were created to explain the sun's disappearance and how to bring it back again. Join Dr. Mindy Townsend, an astronomer with Dudley at Siena, to discover the history, science, and how to safely view the 2024 solar eclipse. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800. Meet at the Visitor Center. Ages 16+.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Mar
The Great North American Total Eclipse: The Science, the History, and Why You Should Get Your Butt to Totality (If Possible)
Saturday, March 23, 2024 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Thacher State Park
Solar eclipses have fascinated humans for thousands of years. Myths and rituals were created to explain the sun's disappearance and how to bring it back again. Join Dr. Mindy Townsend, an astronomer with Dudley at Siena, to discover the history, science, and how to safely view the 2024 solar eclipse. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800. Meet at the Visitor Center. Ages 16+.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Mar
The Great North American Total Eclipse: The Science, the History, and Why You Should Get Your Butt to Totality (If Possible)
Saturday, March 23, 2024 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Thompson's Lake Campground - Thacher State Park
Solar eclipses have fascinated humans for thousands of years. Myths and rituals were created to explain the sun's disappearance and how to bring it back again. Join Dr. Mindy Townsend, an astronomer with Dudley at Siena, to discover the history, science, and how to safely view the 2024 solar eclipse. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800. Meet at the Visitor Center. Ages 16+.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Mar
Project FeederWatch
Saturday, March 23, 2024 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. Stop by for a few minutes to count the birds at our Environmental Education Center feeders. Your counts tracks what is happening to birds in the park and contributes data to a world-wide Citizen Science Project! Help scientists understand bird distribution and abundance.
Sat 23 Mar
The Livingston’s Landscape: Uncover the relationship the Livingston’s had with the land and those living on it.
Saturday, March 23, 2024 01:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Meet at the Visitor Center, Join us at Clermont State Historic Site for a guided landscape tour. On this tour we will look back through generations of the Livingston family and explore how their role as landowners shaped the land and local communities. From the questionable land purchases from Indigenous tribes to enslaved men and tenant farmers tilling the soil, to the Livingston's own gentleman farmers, the relationship with the land and those who worked it changed many times over the past 300 years. Tickets for this tour are $5. Space is extremely limited. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Please make reservations in advance on Bookeo: https://bookeo.com/clermont.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Mar
Artmaking in the Afternoon
Saturday, March 23, 2024 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
Inspired by your time at Olana State Historic Site? Join The Olana Partnership educators for hands-on artmaking using professional materials and a series of prompts to get your creativity flowing. Drop in program; FREE. All materials provided. Located in the Wagon House Education Center.
Sat 23 Mar
Solar Eclipse: Activity Hour
Saturday, March 23, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center

Bring the family and come learn everything you need to know about the upcoming solar eclipse! Through interactive activities and crafts we'll learn what a solar eclipse is, why it occurs, and what you can see during this rare astronomical event. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800. Meet at the Visitor Center. For school-age children and their families.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Mar
Solar Eclipse: Activity Hour
Saturday, March 23, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Thacher State Park

Bring the family and come learn everything you need to know about the upcoming solar eclipse! Through interactive activities and crafts we'll learn what a solar eclipse is, why it occurs, and what you can see during this rare astronomical event. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800. Meet at the Visitor Center. For school-age children and their families.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Mar
Solar Eclipse: Activity Hour
Saturday, March 23, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Thompson's Lake Campground - Thacher State Park

Bring the family and come learn everything you need to know about the upcoming solar eclipse! Through interactive activities and crafts we'll learn what a solar eclipse is, why it occurs, and what you can see during this rare astronomical event. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800. Meet at the Visitor Center. For school-age children and their families.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Mar
DIY Pinhole Solar Eclipse Projectors
Saturday, March 23, 2024 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park

Join a Park Naturalist in making a simple cereal box eclipse viewer for the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8th, 2024. Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sun 24 Mar
Drop-in Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, March 24, 2024 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Celebrate the first weekend of spring by stopping by the Nature Center between 9am-4pm to pick up a Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt. Bring the completed scavenger hunt back to the Nature Center for a prize! Note: trails are often muddy in the spring; dress for the weather. No registration required. Meet at the Nature Center. All Ages.
Sun 24 Mar
Easter at Selkirk Shores
Sunday, March 24, 2024 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Selkirk Shores State Park
(315) 298-5737

Free to attend, crafts inside the shelter, egg hunt through out day use area. Preregistration required. Park bathrooms will be closed but will have porta potties. 
Registration: Required
Sun 24 Mar
Drop-in Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, March 24, 2024 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Celebrate the first weekend of spring by stopping by the Nature Center between 9am-4pm to pick up a Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt. Bring the completed scavenger hunt back to the Nature Center for a prize! Note: trails are often muddy in the spring; dress for the weather. No registration required. Meet at the Nature Center. All Ages.
Sun 24 Mar
Drop-in Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, March 24, 2024 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thompson's Lake Campground - Thacher State Park
Celebrate the first weekend of spring by stopping by the Nature Center between 9am-4pm to pick up a Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt. Bring the completed scavenger hunt back to the Nature Center for a prize! Note: trails are often muddy in the spring; dress for the weather. No registration required. Meet at the Nature Center. All Ages.
Sun 24 Mar
Free Indoor Community Soccer Clinics
Sunday, March 24, 2024 09:30 AM - 02:15 PM
Roberto Clemente State Park
Space is limited so please don't hesitate to register your child. All registration questions should be directed to communityprograms@asphaltgreen.org. Session 1 Ages: COED 5-6 Time: 9:30am-10:30am. Session 2 Ages: COED 7-9 Time: 10:45am-11:45am. Session 3 Ages: Time: COED 10-11. Session 4 Ages: COED 12-13 Time: 1:15pm-2:15pm.
Sun 24 Mar
NYS Maple Weekend
Sunday, March 24, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). Fun for the whole family. Join us for a weekend full of maple activities! Continual demonstrations of three different maple sugaring techniques will be going on, including Haudenosaunee stone boiling, iron pot fire pit boiling and the use of a modern evaporator. Hourly walks led by park naturalists will highlight maple tree identification, how to tap a tree, cap collecting and more! Pancake breakfasts will be available for purchase thanks to the Friends of Letchworth State Park from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm each day.
Sun 24 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, March 24, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sun 24 Mar
Nearby Excursion to Durand Eastman Park
Sunday, March 24, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at Eastman Park at Pinetum Rd and Lakeshore Rd. Explore the plantings of this County Park where several of the early plantings have grown big enough to be the largest in the state. Bring a lunch.
Sun 24 Mar
NYS Maple Weekend
Sunday, March 24, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for the Nature Center). Fun for the whole family. Join us for a weekend full of maple activities! Continual demonstrations of three different maple sugaring techniques will be going on, including Haudenosaunee stone boiling, iron pot fire pit boiling and the use of a modern evaporator. Hourly walks led by park naturalists will highlight maple tree identification, how to tap a tree, cap collecting and more! Pancake breakfasts will be available for purchase thanks to the Friends of Letchworth State Park from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm each day.
Sun 24 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, March 24, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sun 24 Mar
Nearby Excursion to Durand Eastman Park
Sunday, March 24, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Eastman Park at Pinetum Rd and Lakeshore Rd. Explore the plantings of this County Park where several of the early plantings have grown big enough to be the largest in the state. Bring a lunch.
Sun 24 Mar
Solar Eclipse 101
Sunday, March 24, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)

Learn about what a Solar Eclipse is, how best to view NY's upcoming Eclipse safely, and make your own viewfinder to view a total solar eclipse. Reservations taken on eventbrite.com.
Sun 24 Mar
Every Sunday Morning Hatha Yoga
Sunday, March 24, 2024 10:30 AM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Join us for this new Sunday morning Hatha yoga series at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site! The beautiful sunlit Gothic Chamber is the perfect place for a morning yoga class. Open to all levels and abilities! All proceeds benefit the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall. Register at www.philipsemanorhall.com/programs-and-events. In-person at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, $18 ($15 for Friends of Philipse Manor Hall).
Sun 24 Mar
Gilded Age Tea & Talk Series: The Beautiful Architecture and Tragic Life of Arnout Cannon Jr.
Sunday, March 24, 2024 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Some of the most glorious buildings of Poughkeepsie and its surrounding communities were the work of one man, Arnout Cannon Jr. His vision gave us such masterpieces as the Masonic Temple on Cannon Street and Rhinecliff's Wilderstein. Many of the homes he designed are still cherished today. However, even with all of the beauty he created, his life was full of tragedy. Shannon Butler, the Historian for the Poughkeepsie Public Library, shares the work and life of Arnout Cannon Jr. COST $60/PERSON Reservations required: http://bit.ly/staatsburgh-tea-and-talk.
Registration: Required
Sun 24 Mar
Women’s History Month: History is HERstory
Sunday, March 24, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Take in the view of Thompson's Lake from the Nature Center as professional storyteller Claire Nolan shares stories of strong girls and women in myth and folktales. Celebrate Women's History Month by hearing about these groundbreakers who have shattered conventional wisdom, and defied naysayers. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800. For school-age children and their families. Meet at the Nature Center.
Registration: Required
Sun 24 Mar
Women’s History Month: History is HERstory
Sunday, March 24, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM
Thacher State Park
Take in the view of Thompson's Lake from the Nature Center as professional storyteller Claire Nolan shares stories of strong girls and women in myth and folktales. Celebrate Women's History Month by hearing about these groundbreakers who have shattered conventional wisdom, and defied naysayers. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800. For school-age children and their families. Meet at the Nature Center.
Registration: Required
Sun 24 Mar
Women’s History Month: History is HERstory
Sunday, March 24, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM
Thompson's Lake Campground - Thacher State Park
Take in the view of Thompson's Lake from the Nature Center as professional storyteller Claire Nolan shares stories of strong girls and women in myth and folktales. Celebrate Women's History Month by hearing about these groundbreakers who have shattered conventional wisdom, and defied naysayers. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800. For school-age children and their families. Meet at the Nature Center.
Registration: Required
Sun 24 Mar
Yoga in the Gallery
Sunday, March 24, 2024 05:00 PM - 06:15 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Join instructor, Shivani Singh, on the eve of the full moon for a calming and balancing session focused on mindful movement of the spine. The class will incorporate moon salutations, breathing techniques, and meditation. Appropriate for all levels of experience, ages 18+. Max: 12 people. Cost: $8. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sun 24 Mar
Full Moon Hike: “Worm Moon”
Sunday, March 24, 2024 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Tickets available on February 19 at 10 am, 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; some hiking experience is recommended. Leashed dogs are welcome. Cost: $4. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sun 24 Mar
Little Stony Point Citizens Association Presents: Maple Syrup Day
Sunday, March 24, 2024 10:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve
Come join LSPCA for free pancakes, local maple syrup, coffee, hot cocoa, live music and fun for all. If available please walk, bike, train or carpool.
Mon 25 Mar
Full Moon Waterfalls Walk
Monday, March 25, 2024 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at Inspiration Point (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for Inspiration Point). 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.
Mon 25 Mar
Full Moon Waterfalls Walk
Monday, March 25, 2024 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Inspiration Point (6787 DENTON CORNERS ROAD CASTILE, NY 14427 turn right, follow signs for Inspiration Point). 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 26 Mar
Tuesday Trek: Scenic Hike along Beacon Hill and around Lake Minnewaska
Tuesday, March 26, 2024 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for an approximately four-mile hike along the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road, Beacon Hill Footpath and Beacon Hill Carriage Road. We'll begin our walk on the Beacon Hill Carriage Road, which features a gorgeous, scenic viewpoint at its terminus. Then, we'll hike the Beacon Hill Footpath, which follows along the top edge of an east-facing cliff and gets bathed in the warm, morning light. Then, we'll land on the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road, which we'll follow around the Lake from east to west, stopping to admire all the scenic views along our route. 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. If conditions are icy, participants are encouraged to bring Micro Spikes or other ice traction devices. If ski trails are being groomed, this outing location will change. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Wed 27 Mar
Prepare for the Eclipse! Make-Your-Own Eclipse Viewer at Sam’s Point
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Come join the Sam's Point Educators in creating a fun and safe way to view the 2024 Solar Eclipse, which will take place on April 8. We will be making pin hole viewers, so bring a box if you can. The rest of the supplies will be provided. We will have a short lesson on what a Solar Eclipse is, and how to view it. This program is recommended for families with children between the ages of seven to twelve years old, but interested children of any age who are able to participate are welcome. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at least 18 years of age. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling the Sam's Point Visitor Center at 845-647-7989.
Registration: Required
Wed 27 Mar
Family Movie: “Felicity: An American Girl Adventure”
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Looking for a fun, family-friendly activity over Spring Break? Join us for "Felicity: An American Girl Adventure" – a story about a horse-loving girl who experiences the start of the American Revolution. While you watch, try making your own paper doll. Afterwards, complete our special Felicity activity booklet, including an American Revolution-themed scavenger hunt of the museum! Take your paper doll on the activity adventure or bring your own doll from home. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is recommended, but not required. Register at www.philipsemanorhall.com/programs-and-events.
Registration: Required
Wed 27 Mar
Lecture: The Fight to Vote
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 07:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
The Fight to Vote traces the expansion of voting rights in this country from the very limited allowances in the Founding period to the contested and contentious present. Michael Waldman is a constitutional lawyer and writer, and since 2005 the President and CEO of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU, a nonpartisan law and policy institute that focuses on improving systems of democracy and justice. He has written many other books and articles, including most recently Supermajority: How the Supreme Court Divided America, which we expect he will discuss too. This lecture will be held at Bedford Playhouse (633 Old Post Rd, Bedford, NY) due to ongoing construction at John Jay Homestead. Purchase tickets for this event at https://bit.ly/waldmanlecture.
Thu 28 Mar
Drop-in Play Time
Thursday, March 28, 2024 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
The Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center offers many self-guided opportunities for little hands to explore! Dig for fossils in the kinetic sand table, build a beaver dam in the stream table, or roast a pretend marshmallow on the plush campfire with some new friends. The Nature Center is open Tuesday-Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. No registration is required. Meet at the Nature Center. For children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.
Thu 28 Mar
Tiny Tots Programs: Mister Golden Sun
Thursday, March 28, 2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)

Enjoy short walks, story time, animal visitors, and crafts. Age appropriate info on the dynamics of the sun and the moon and eclipses.  For children ages 3 - 5.
Thu 28 Mar
Drop-in Play Time
Thursday, March 28, 2024 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Thacher State Park
The Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center offers many self-guided opportunities for little hands to explore! Dig for fossils in the kinetic sand table, build a beaver dam in the stream table, or roast a pretend marshmallow on the plush campfire with some new friends. The Nature Center is open Tuesday-Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. No registration is required. Meet at the Nature Center. For children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.
Thu 28 Mar
Drop-in Play Time
Thursday, March 28, 2024 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Thompson's Lake Campground - Thacher State Park
The Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center offers many self-guided opportunities for little hands to explore! Dig for fossils in the kinetic sand table, build a beaver dam in the stream table, or roast a pretend marshmallow on the plush campfire with some new friends. The Nature Center is open Tuesday-Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. No registration is required. Meet at the Nature Center. For children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.
Thu 28 Mar
Weekly Guided Hikes
Thursday, March 28, 2024 11:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Every Thursday, enjoy a guided group hike led by one of our Environmental Educators. With over twenty-five miles of trails within Grafton Lakes State Park, we will be hiking a new route each week. The guided hikes will be a mix of easy, moderate, or challenging depending on each weeks planned route. We strongly encourage participants bring water, snacks, sturdy footwear, appropriate clothing for the weather, and ice traction devices (e.g. Microspikes or Yaktrax). Free, Registration Required, All ages are welcome. Pre-registration is required for all programs and events, unless otherwise specified. Call (518) 279-1155 for more information and to register.
Registration: Required
Thu 28 Mar
Historical Games: Shut the Box
Thursday, March 28, 2024 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Looking for a fun, family-friendly activity over Spring Break? Learn about the history of Shut the Box – a game that dates back to Medieval France – and then learn how to play! You can also learn how to play a simple version at home in our take-home activity booklet. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is recommended, but not required. Register at www.philipsemanorhall.com/programs-and-events.
Registration: Optional
Thu 28 Mar
Maple Sugaring for Families at Minnewaska
Thursday, March 28, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Park Preserve educators and other families to experience the magic that is maple sugaring. In our area, mid-February to mid-March is when sap is typically collected for producing maple syrup. If the sap is flowing on the day of the program, each child will be able to taste maple sap. Additionally, each child will be able to taste-test maple syrup and a type of maple candy. This program is recommended for children between the ages of seven to ten years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Well-behaved younger siblings capable of participating are welcome to join us. Meet in the Lower Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Thu 28 Mar
Art in the Park: Eclipse Viewers
Thursday, March 28, 2024 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Marsha P. Johnson State Park (East River State Park)

Join us to make a pinhole eclipse viewer in preparation for the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8th. All materials provided

Fri 29 Mar
Slow-Paced Spring Hike Around Lake Maratanza at Sam’s Point
Friday, March 29, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Join Becca Howe-Parisio, Sam's Point Educator, to celebrate the arrival of spring. We'll walk the three-mile-long Loop Road to search for signs of spring. Features of this hike include a stop at the Sam's Point vista, a close-up view of the charred forest resulting from the 2016 Sam's Point Fire, a walk through the dwarf Pitch Pine Barrens, a stroll along the edge of Lake Maratanza and a parting glance at the historical Berry-Picker Shack remains. If conditions are icy, participants are encouraged to bring micro spikes or other ice traction devices. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling the Sam's Point Visitor Center at 845-647-7989.
Registration: Required
Fri 29 Mar
Historical Games & Scavenger Hunt Bingo
Friday, March 29, 2024 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Looking for a fun, family-friendly activity over Spring Break? Join us indoors at Philipse Manor Hall to try your hand at all kinds of historical games. Learn the history behind how kids and adults played in the past, and then learn how to play Quoits, Nine Men's Morris, Skittles, Shut the Box, Cribbage, Mancala, and more! Then try a special scavenger hunt of the museum, including a bingo version. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is recommended, but not required. Register at www.philipsemanorhall.com/programs-and-events.
Registration: Optional
Fri 29 Mar
Project FeederWatch
Friday, March 29, 2024 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. Stop by for a few minutes to count the birds at our Environmental Education Center feeders. Your counts tracks what is happening to birds in the park and contributes data to a world-wide Citizen Science Project! Help scientists understand bird distribution and abundance.
Fri 29 Mar
Learn about the Lenape: Family Program at Minnewaska
Friday, March 29, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Josh Grosse, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Environmental Educator, for a casual lesson on the Munsee Lenape, the Indigenous group who occupied the land of our current day Park Preserve. Learn about their culture and history, learn some Munsee vocabulary, and play some traditional Lenape games! This program is recommended for children between the ages of seven and twelve, but interested children of any age who are able to participate are welcome. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at least 18 years of age. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Fri 29 Mar
Solar Eclipse History
Friday, March 29, 2024 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve

What would you do if the Sun disappeared? Learn about how cultures around the world have experienced Solar Eclipses throughout human history. Reservations taken on eventbrite.com.
Fri 29 Mar
Solar Eclipse History Family Program
Friday, March 29, 2024 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)

What would you do if the Sun Disappeared? Learn about how cultures around the world have experienced Solar Eclipses throughout human history
Sat 30 Mar
Birdwatching with the Saw Mill River Audubon Society
Saturday, March 30, 2024 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Get to know our feathered residents! Join an expert from the Saw Mill River Audubon Society on a bird walk around the Preserve. Great for all levels of birding experience, beginners welcome! Binocular loans available upon request. Ages 8+. Max: 25 people. Cost: FREE. Parking: $6 per vehicle. NYS Residents over 62 park for free on weekdays. Please register at: sawmillriveraudubon.org/register-trips/.
Registration: Required
Sat 30 Mar
Backyard Birding
Saturday, March 30, 2024 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Do you love to birdwatch? Have you ever heard a bird singing and wondered what species it is? If so, join us to practice your birdwatching and IDing skills! Come learn about using the Merlin app and how to participate in the "I Bird NY" program. Binoculars and field guides will be provided while we practice IDing from the birdfeeders at the Welcome Center. Afterwards, we'll go on a short hike and practice using the Merlin app to identify birds by sound. This program is for adults, but children who have the patience and passion for birdwatching are also welcome. Free, Registration Required, Ages 12+. Pre-registration is required for all programs and events, unless otherwise specified. Call (518) 279-1155 for more information and to register.
Registration: Required
Sat 30 Mar
EARLY SPRING BIRD WALK
Saturday, March 30, 2024 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
This bird walk will observe lingering winter seabirds on the Long Island Sound, raptors in the fields and woods, and songbirds in the thickets. A variety of birds should be found. Bring binoculars for a 2.5-mile hike.
Sat 30 Mar
Find That Frog
Saturday, March 30, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Evangola State Park
Spring is here, and so are the frogs! Vernal pools are hopping with toads and salamanders. Use all of your senses to find that frog. Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sat 30 Mar
Hyde Hall and Glimmerglass Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 30, 2024 10:00 AM
Glimmerglass State Park
Sat 30 Mar
WEEKLY BEACH MONITORING AND CLEAN-UP
Saturday, March 30, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hallock State Park Preserve
This weekly walk and discussion with members of the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society and park staff monitors for cold-stun or injured wildlife along the Park Preserves one-mile of pristine Long Island Sound beachfront. Dress for the weather and bring gloves. Trash pickers and buckets will be provided, to help remove debris that can harm sea life.
Sat 30 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, March 30, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sat 30 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, March 30, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sat 30 Mar
Spring Wake Up Hike on Castle Point and Hamilton Point Carriage Roads
Saturday, March 30, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Come join Nick Martin, Park Educator, to celebrate the springing of spring! Come as we explore Castle Point Carriage Road and search for signs of the arrival of spring in the Shawangunk Mountains, where spring typically comes later than in the surrounding valleys. This approximately seven-mile hike will start in the Lake Minnewaska area and will follow a few historic carriage roads to reach Castle Point, a scenic vista with commanding views of the surrounding Park Preserve and Wallkill Valley. We will return to Lake Minnewaska on Hamilton Point and Millbrook Mountain Carriage Roads. If snowy and icy conditions persist on the carriage roads, the hike destination may change. If conditions are icy, participants are encouraged to bring microspikes or other ice traction devices. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sat 30 Mar
Geocaching Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 30, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Niagara Falls State Park
Participants will learn how to use a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit and use a handheld GPS unit to find hidden eggs. Recommended ages 8+. Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sat 30 Mar
Fly Tying Workshop Series
Saturday, March 30, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Catch a fish with a fly you've tied yourself! Prepare for the warmer months and stay involved in the sport, even when the weather forces us indoors. Immerse yourself in the practice and history of fly tying under the guidance of instructor, Len Savanella, and become a better angler. If you're new to the sport, this is a great place to begin! By the end of this 4-part series, you'll be able to turn out streamers, wet flies, nymphs and dry flies. Basic tools and materials will be provided. Ages 16+. Cost: $50 for the whole series. Parking: $6 per vehicle. Max: 6 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sat 30 Mar
History of Caumsett
Saturday, March 30, 2024 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
On this hilly 2 mile long walk we will study the park's social economic, architectural and political history. Please call for Reservations: (631) 423- 1770.
Sat 30 Mar
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, March 30, 2024 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December, January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee, who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.
Sat 30 Mar
The REAL Gilded Age: America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Saturday, March 30, 2024 11:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
This tour highlights the real-life characters and themes at Staatsburgh that parallel Downton Abbey and HBO's The Gilded Age. Led by a costumed interpreter, the tour shows how the Mills family and their servants conducted a busy weekend of high society entertaining, comparing Staatsburgh to what viewers saw on TV. Reservations required: https://Bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS. Cost: $12/Adults, $10/Seniors & Students, Children 12 & under are free.
Registration: Required
Sat 30 Mar
Project FeederWatch
Saturday, March 30, 2024 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. Stop by for a few minutes to count the birds at our Environmental Education Center feeders. Your counts tracks what is happening to birds in the park and contributes data to a world-wide Citizen Science Project! Help scientists understand bird distribution and abundance.
Sat 30 Mar
Art in the Park: Make Your Own Eclipse Viewer!
Saturday, March 30, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Shirley Chisholm State Park
Make a pinhole viewer in advance of the 2024 solar eclipse! Join us on March 30th from 1pm to 3pm at Hendrix Creek Patio.

Pinhole viewers show a projection of the eclipse, showing the sun disappearing behind the moon as the event progresses. Note that pinhole viewers do not allow you to directly look at the sun, which should only be viewed from behind ISO 12312-2 rated solar glasses.

Use your pinhole viewer to safely view the solar eclipse on April 8th. Either bring it back to the park to view with us, or use your pinhole viewer at home!

All materials provided while supplies last.


Register at: scspevents.eventbrite.com 
Registration: Required
Sun 31 Mar
Free Indoor Community Soccer Clinics
Sunday, March 31, 2024 09:30 AM - 02:15 PM
Roberto Clemente State Park
Space is limited so please don't hesitate to register your child. All registration questions should be directed to communityprograms@asphaltgreen.org. Session 1 Ages: COED 5-6 Time: 9:30am-10:30am. Session 2 Ages: COED 7-9 Time: 10:45am-11:45am. Session 3 Ages: Time: COED 10-11. Session 4 Ages: COED 12-13 Time: 1:15pm-2:15pm.
Sun 31 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, March 31, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sun 31 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, March 31, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sun 31 Mar
Every Sunday Morning Hatha Yoga
Sunday, March 31, 2024 10:30 AM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Join us for this new Sunday morning Hatha yoga series at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site! The beautiful sunlit Gothic Chamber is the perfect place for a morning yoga class. Open to all levels and abilities! All proceeds benefit the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall. Register at www.philipsemanorhall.com/programs-and-events. In-person at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, $18 ($15 for Friends of Philipse Manor Hall).
Sun 31 Mar
Re-Presenting Landscape: the Paintings of Lydia Rubio
Sunday, March 31, 2024 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
How can landscape painting serve as a source of refuge and self-reflection in today's challenging world? During this virtual webinar, Cuban artist Lydia Rubio will discuss how her work reinterprets the notion of "landscape," taking inspiration from Frederic Church and members of the "Hudson River School". Much like Church himself, Rubio's paintings take inspiration from her travels as well as the landscape and ecology of the Hudson River and are deeply informed by her interest in philosophy, geometry, and Latin American culture. Following a brief presentation of Rubio's work, Cuban-American writer, poet, and scholar Enrico Santí, will lead a moderated dialogue with the artist. Register.
Mon 01 Apr
Museum Monday – April’s Fools
Monday, April 1, 2024 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Join us on Fools Day! We'll offer up five stories from our archives except one is a total foolish lie! Can you spot the fake? The Schoharie Crossing Museum space will be open* at 11am and the discussion will happen at 11:30am. We'll keep the doors open until 1pm for visitors to check out the Pathway to Empire exhibit and engage in conversations around the artifacts within. *Unless the weather prohibits opening. Questions? Let us know by calling or emailing: SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov, (518) 829-7516.
Tue 02 Apr
Eclipse Program
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
Eclipse program includes an educational presentation along with crafts and activities to get ready for the upcoming Eclipse!

Located in the Camp Allegany Classroom
Wed 03 Apr
Eclipse Program
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Midway State Park
Eclipse program includes an educational presentation along with crafts and activities to get ready for the upcoming Eclipse!

Located in the Sunset Room
Thu 04 Apr
Tiny Tots – Space Explorers
Thursday, April 4, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Knox Farm State Park

Ages 3-5. Explore the natural world around us! This program will connect children & their parents/guardians with nature through short walks & fun activities. Registration Required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Thu 04 Apr
Eclipse Program
Thursday, April 4, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
Eclipse program includes an educational presentation along with crafts and activities to get ready for the upcoming Eclipse!

Located at the Quaker Bathhouse Great Room
Fri 05 Apr
Project FeederWatch
Friday, April 5, 2024 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. Stop by for a few minutes to count the birds at our Environmental Education Center feeders. Your counts tracks what is happening to birds in the park and contributes data to a world-wide Citizen Science Project! Help scientists understand bird distribution and abundance.
Fri 05 Apr
Stroll at the Falls
Friday, April 5, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Take a guided stroll around Niagara Falls and explore the beauty of this natural wonder as we prepare for the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8th! Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sat 06 Apr
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, April 6, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sat 06 Apr
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, April 6, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sat 06 Apr
Project FeederWatch
Saturday, April 6, 2024 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. Stop by for a few minutes to count the birds at our Environmental Education Center feeders. Your counts tracks what is happening to birds in the park and contributes data to a world-wide Citizen Science Project! Help scientists understand bird distribution and abundance.
Sat 06 Apr
Stroll at the Falls
Saturday, April 6, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park

Take a guided stroll around Niagara Falls and explore the beauty of this natural wonder as we prepare for the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8th! Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sat 06 Apr
Stroll at the Falls
Saturday, April 6, 2024 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park

Take a guided stroll around Niagara Falls and explore the beauty of this natural wonder as we prepare for the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8th! Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sun 07 Apr
Free Indoor Community Soccer Clinics
Sunday, April 7, 2024 09:30 AM - 02:15 PM
Roberto Clemente State Park
Space is limited so please don't hesitate to register your child. All registration questions should be directed to communityprograms@asphaltgreen.org. Session 1 Ages: COED 5-6 Time: 9:30am-10:30am. Session 2 Ages: COED 7-9 Time: 10:45am-11:45am. Session 3 Ages: Time: COED 10-11. Session 4 Ages: COED 12-13 Time: 1:15pm-2:15pm.
Sun 07 Apr
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, April 7, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sun 07 Apr
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, April 7, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sun 07 Apr
Fun in the Sun Crafts
Sunday, April 7, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Woodlawn Beach State Park

Celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse and unleash your inner artist! Enjoy the warmth of the sun by creating beautiful crafts inspired by the great outdoors. Materials provided. Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sun 07 Apr
Stroll at the Falls
Sunday, April 7, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park

Take a guided stroll around Niagara Falls and explore the beauty of this natural wonder as we prepare for the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8th! Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sun 07 Apr
Stroll at the Falls
Sunday, April 7, 2024 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park

Take a guided stroll around Niagara Falls and explore the beauty of this natural wonder as we prepare for the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8th! Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Mon 08 Apr
Eclipse Viewing Event
Monday, April 8, 2024
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area

10am-12pm: Camp Allegany, Disc Golf with Eclipse Trivia

1pm-4pm: Pop up tent at Red House Beach and Bee Hunter, Quaker Bathhouse, Camp Allegany, Quaker picnic pavilion,: Eclipse Viewer Craft, coloring, Paper Plate Eclipse Craft, Construction Paper Eclipse Craft and Interpretive staff available for information
Mon 08 Apr
Eclipse Viewing Event
Monday, April 8, 2024
Allegany State Park - Red House Area

10am-12pm: Camp Allegany, Disc Golf with Eclipse Trivia

1pm-4pm: Pop up tent at Red House Beach and Bee Hunter, Quaker Bathhouse, Camp Allegany, Quaker picnic pavilion,: Eclipse Viewer Craft, coloring, Paper Plate Eclipse Craft, Construction Paper Eclipse Craft and Interpretive staff available for information
Mon 08 Apr
Eclipse Viewing
Monday, April 8, 2024 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Crown Point State Historic Site

Join us at Crown Point Historic Site for a unique viewing of the eclipse among the ruins of French and British Forts from the colonial wars. The museum and ruins will be open for exploration and there will be information and activities on the eclipse as well as the natural and colonial history of the site. Eclipse glasses provided on a first come, first served basis. No registration required, Contact Sam Huntington for questions: (518) 597-4666 or Sam.Huntington@parks.ny.gov.
Mon 08 Apr
John Brown Farm Eclipse Viewing
Monday, April 8, 2024 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
John Brown Farm State Historic Site

Join us at John Brown Farm for a beautiful view of the Adirondack Mountains during the eclipse. In addition to the wide-open fields of the property for viewing the eclipse, we will also have tours of John Brown's House, activities in the lower barn, and an exhibit of Timbuctoo in the upper part of the barn. Eclipse glasses will be provided on a first come first served basis. No registration required. For questions please contact Brendan Mills at 518-523-3900 or Brendan.Mills@parks.ny.gov.
Mon 08 Apr
Totality on the River
Monday, April 8, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center

Join us for an unforgettable viewing of the 2024 total solar eclipse at Wellesley Island State Park! We will have food trucks, amateur astronomers, eclipse activities, a solar telescope, and more! Bring a lawn chair and experience the magic of 100% totality. Eclipse glasses will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. 

Limited parking available, access will be capped once capacity is reached. Please be advised no campsites or overnight parking available.  
Mon 08 Apr
Totality on the River
Monday, April 8, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park

Join us for an unforgettable viewing of the 2024 total solar eclipse at Wellesley Island State Park! We will have food trucks, amateur astronomers, eclipse activities, a solar telescope, and more! Bring a lawn chair and experience the magic of 100% totality. Eclipse glasses will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. 

Limited parking available, access will be capped once capacity is reached. Please be advised no campsites or overnight parking available.  
Mon 08 Apr
Total Solar Eclipse
Monday, April 8, 2024 12:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Fair Haven Beach State Park

12-2 Sabin Hall Talks: Dr. Nordgren will present, See the Sun and Moon Align with You: See the spectacle that has terrified and inspired humans for millennia and is just as awe inspiring today. Josh Teeter will share why State Parks is celebrating, an overview of the last 100 years and how you can join the celebration!
12-2 Bay Shelter Activities: Join Sciencenter staff to explore why eclipses happen, investigate the future of lunar exploration, create a pocket-sized solar system, and more with hands-on space activities!
2:00pm (first contact) through totality will be hosted by Dr. Tyler Nordgren.
2:30-Totality Roving Activities: Make your own pinhole eclipse viewer, catalog the changing shadows, and more with roving activities with the Sciencenter.
End Totality - 4:30 Bay Shelter Activities resume and Facilitated Discussion: The Sciencenter team will offer a combination of written reflection prompts to create a community art observation/reflection project as well as a conversation with Dr. Nordgren and Sciencenter about the eclipse experience.
Fair Haven Beach staff will be selling refreshments, snacks, souvenirs, etc. at the Beach Shelter. Please dress overly warm for the weather. Fair Haven Beach State Park can be colder and windier that the surrounding area. Make sure to have plenty of water, food, and snacks for before AND after the eclipse.
Mon 08 Apr
Ëgä:hgwáhdö’t – There Will Be an Eclipse
Monday, April 8, 2024 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Ganondagan State Historic Site

Short presentations will be given leading up to totality, including past eclipses in the context of Haudenosaunee history and the science behind total solar eclipses. Traditional games may also be enjoyed before and after totality. Totality may be observed from either the main event field or from the top of Fort Hill. Programs after totality include Native American storytelling and a discussion of the shared experience of witnessing totality. Public event in field at intersection of Boughton Hill Road and Murray Road, Victor, NY 14564. For more information please contact Elijah Kruger at Elijah.Kruger@parks.ny.gov (585) 866-923 or Allie Hargrave Alexandria.Hargrave@parks.ny.gov (585) 924-5848.
Mon 08 Apr
Eclipse
Monday, April 8, 2024 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Selkirk Shores State Park

Will be having Earth Base II with models, demonstrations and handouts. Also having a local high school astronomy club. Eclipse glasses while supply last, Roberts Family Food Truck for lunch, The Sprinkle Spot with celestial treats. Park restrooms will be closed but will have porta potties. 
Mon 08 Apr
Eclipse Viewing and Crafts
Monday, April 8, 2024 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park

Join us at the Pavilion for Eclipse Viewer crafts, coloring, and paper plate Eclipse crafts.

Interpretive staff available will also be on site for information. 
Mon 08 Apr
Eclipse Viewing and Crafts
Monday, April 8, 2024 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua

Join us at the Pavilion for Eclipse Viewer crafts, coloring, and paper plate Eclipse crafts.

Interpretive staff available will also be on site for information. 
Mon 08 Apr
Eclipse Viewing Event
Monday, April 8, 2024 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Midway State Park

Rides: Carousel, Mini-golf, & Train (weather permitting) open 
Crafts: Making buttons, suncatchers, coloring, glow craft, paper plate eclipse craft 
Games: Fishbowl, Stick the Moon on the Sun, Duck Pond, mini-golf trivia 
Photo booth
Mon 08 Apr
Eclipse Viewing at Bear Mountain
Monday, April 8, 2024 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Bear Mountain State Park

Join us at the large field next to the Inn at Bear Mountain State Park to learn about eclipses and view the solar eclipse. We will have 50 eclipse glasses that will be distributed to guests on a first come, first served basis. If you have your own, please bring them, so you can safely enjoy the eclipse if we run out. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets so you can enjoy this rare event in comfort. For more information please contact Christopher O'Sullivan at chris.osullivan@parks.ny.gov or 845-942-3861.
Mon 08 Apr
Solar Eclipse
Monday, April 8, 2024 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Cayuga Lake State Park

Cayuga Lake State Park and Dean's Cove Boat Launch will have designated areas available for parking. Patrons can then walk the Park and find an optimal spot to view the Eclipse. **Parking will be limited and there is no fee.** 

Bathroom facilities will be available at the Park Office on Lower Lake Road and at the West Camp Office. 

 *PLEASE BRING APPROPRIATE EYE PROTECTION AND DRESS WARM FOR THE WEATHER. Make sure to have plenty of water, food and snacks for before AND after the Eclipse.
Mon 08 Apr
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
Monday, April 8, 2024 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Shirley Chisholm State Park

View the 2024 Solar Eclipse from Hendrix Creek Patio with park educators!

Join us for a leisurely viewing of the 2024 solar eclipse. Eclipse glasses will be provided. The entirety of the program will take place at Hendrix Creek Patio. 
Mon 08 Apr
Solar Eclipse Hike
Monday, April 8, 2024 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Shirley Chisholm State Park

View the 2024 Solar Eclipse from the highest point in Jamaica Bay!

Hike up the Fountain Side to the highest point with park educators to view the 2024 Solar Eclipse. Eclipse glasses will be provided. Meet at Hendrix Creek Patio on the Penn side of the park, and we will hike together over to the Fountain side.

Please dress for the weather, including comfortable shoes! Don't forget to bring plenty of water, and anything else you may need to be comfortable while hiking.
Registration: Required
Fri 12 Apr
Project FeederWatch
Friday, April 12, 2024 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. Stop by for a few minutes to count the birds at our Environmental Education Center feeders. Your counts tracks what is happening to birds in the park and contributes data to a world-wide Citizen Science Project! Help scientists understand bird distribution and abundance.
Sat 13 Apr
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, April 13, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sat 13 Apr
Paws in the Park
Saturday, April 13, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
Enjoy a leisurely walk with your dog and a Park Naturalist. It is not necessary to have a dog to participate. Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sat 13 Apr
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, April 13, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sat 13 Apr
Gardening for Birds and Butterflies
Saturday, April 13, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Niagara Falls State Park
Share your yard with songbirds, butterflies, and more by planting flowers and shrubs beneficial to our region during this indoor presentation. Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sat 13 Apr
Project FeederWatch
Saturday, April 13, 2024 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. Stop by for a few minutes to count the birds at our Environmental Education Center feeders. Your counts tracks what is happening to birds in the park and contributes data to a world-wide Citizen Science Project! Help scientists understand bird distribution and abundance.
Sat 13 Apr
Signs and Sights of Spring
Saturday, April 13, 2024 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Joseph Davis State Park
Explore the park with your eyes and ears in search of these signs and sights of Spring! Listen for frogs and birds calling, or perhaps search for buds appearing! Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sun 14 Apr
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, April 14, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sun 14 Apr
Blue Bird-ing
Sunday, April 14, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Knox Farm State Park
Did you know that the Eastern Bluebird is the official bird of New York State? Enjoy a walk to observe the many bluebirds of Knox Farm. Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sun 14 Apr
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, April 14, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Fri 19 Apr
Project FeederWatch
Friday, April 19, 2024 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. Stop by for a few minutes to count the birds at our Environmental Education Center feeders. Your counts tracks what is happening to birds in the park and contributes data to a world-wide Citizen Science Project! Help scientists understand bird distribution and abundance.
Sat 20 Apr
Screen free Week
Saturday, April 20, 2024 until Saturday, April 27, 2024
Selkirk Shores State Park
Details to follow 
Sat 20 Apr
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, April 20, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sat 20 Apr
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, April 20, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sat 20 Apr
Introduction to Forest Therapy
Saturday, April 20, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Niagara Falls State Park
Ever wonder what Forest Bathing was all about? Join a Nature and Forest Therapy Guide with an indoor presentation followed by a short walk to awaken your senses, be in the present, slow down and reconnect with nature. Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sat 20 Apr
Project FeederWatch
Saturday, April 20, 2024 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. Stop by for a few minutes to count the birds at our Environmental Education Center feeders. Your counts tracks what is happening to birds in the park and contributes data to a world-wide Citizen Science Project! Help scientists understand bird distribution and abundance.
Sun 21 Apr
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, April 21, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sun 21 Apr
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, April 21, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Fri 26 Apr
Project FeederWatch
Friday, April 26, 2024 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. Stop by for a few minutes to count the birds at our Environmental Education Center feeders. Your counts tracks what is happening to birds in the park and contributes data to a world-wide Citizen Science Project! Help scientists understand bird distribution and abundance.
Sat 27 Apr
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, April 27, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sat 27 Apr
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, April 27, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sat 27 Apr
Tails on Trails
Saturday, April 27, 2024 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
DeVeaux Woods State Park
Bring your furry friend on this casual hike along the upper gorge and learn about what makes the Niagara Gorge so unique and beautiful. Meet at Freedom Plaza. Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sat 27 Apr
Project FeederWatch
Saturday, April 27, 2024 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. Stop by for a few minutes to count the birds at our Environmental Education Center feeders. Your counts tracks what is happening to birds in the park and contributes data to a world-wide Citizen Science Project! Help scientists understand bird distribution and abundance.
Sat 27 Apr
How We Shaped the Falls
Saturday, April 27, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Take a walk with a Park Naturalist and learn about the various ways we've changed (and continue to change) the landscape of the park, including the falls themselves! Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sun 28 Apr
Find That Frog
Sunday, April 28, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Evangola State Park
Spring is here, and so are the frogs! Vernal pools are hopping with toads and salamanders. Use all of your senses to find that frog. Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sun 28 Apr
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, April 28, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sun 28 Apr
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, April 28, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sat 04 May
I Love My Park Day!
Saturday, May 4, 2024
Selkirk Shores State Park
Details to follow 
Sat 18 May
Glimmerglass Triathlon
Saturday, May 18, 2024 07:00 AM
Glimmerglass State Park
Please visit the following link to register: https://www.clarksportscenter.com/
Sat 01 Jun
Race The Lake Marathon
Saturday, June 1, 2024 07:00 AM
Glimmerglass State Park
Please visit the following link to register: https://www.clarksportscenter.com/
Sun 09 Jun
NICA Mountain Bike Race
Sunday, June 9, 2024 08:00 AM
Glimmerglass State Park
Wed 03 Jul
Fireworks Display at Canadarago Lake
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 09:00 PM
Glimmerglass State Park
Thu 04 Jul
Concert and Fireworks
Thursday, July 4, 2024 07:00 PM
Glimmerglass State Park
Concert from 7-9PM
Sat 07 Sep
Girl Scouts Love NY State Parks
Saturday, September 7, 2024 08:00 AM
Glimmerglass State Park