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Mon 06 Jul
Trailside Discovery: Outdoor Nature Day Program
Monday, July 6, 2020 until Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Bear Mountain State Park
(845) 786-2701 ext 293

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

Registration Information:

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

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

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

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

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

Visit www.trailsidezoo.org to download registration form.

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

 

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

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

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

SUBJECT TO NY STATE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
Maximum 9 PARTICIPANTS ONLY.
YOU MUST SHOW YOUR PRINTED EVENTBRITE CONFIRMATION. ALL OTHERS WILL BE TURNED AWAY.
Face coverings are required at all events as is social distancing.

In our sensory hike series, talking is kept to a minimum. We walk in presence through the woods, stopping at times to explore what we are seeing, hearing, smelling and feeling through observance of nature, we seek to become more centered and connected with the world around us. Leashed-dogs welcome.

Meet in the park office courtyard. We leave promptly at scheduled times. In case of bad conditions, event may be cancelled, please watch for notices from Eventbrite. Please register this event at www.rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com

Cost: FREE

Registration: Required
Wed 15 Jul
Junior Naturalists at Minnewaska: Creatures in the Stream
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tue 21 Jul
Junior Naturalists at Minnewaska: Creatures in the Stream
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Sarah LaLumiere, Student Conservation Association/Americorps Member, for a fun morning of learning and exploring. First, we'll learn about streams, who lives in them and why they're important. Then, we'll take a hike down to the Peter's Kill stream, to look for stream creatures and learn how to study the stream. We'll also look for signs of other animals on our two-mile loop hike. This program is recommended for children over the age of seven years old, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to eight individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Peter's Kill Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Wed 22 Jul
Jean’s Jaunt
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve

SUBJECT TO NY STATE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
9 PARTICIPANTS ONLY.
YOU MUST SHOW YOUR PRINTED EVENTBRITE CONFIRMATION. ALL OTHERS WILL BE TURNED AWAY.
Face coverings are required at all events as is social distancing.

Join Jean for a jaunty walk through the Preserve! Do you like hiking with an experienced hike guide who knows the terrain and all the stories behind them? Then you'll love joining Jean for her jaunts through Rockefeller because no one knows these roads like Jean!

Leashed-dogs welcome. Meet in the park office courtyard. We leave promptly at scheduled times. In case of bad conditions, event may be cancelled, please watch for notices from Eventbrite. Please register this event at www.rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com  

Cost: FREE

Thu 23 Jul
Monarch Ambassador Program Session 1
Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve

SUBJECT TO NY STATE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
Maximum 9 PARTICIPANTS ONLY.
YOU MUST SHOW YOUR PRINTED EVENTBRITE CONFIRMATION. ALL OTHERS WILL BE TURNED AWAY.
Face coverings are required at all events as is social distancing.

Monarch season is approaching. Our Monarch Butterfly Project will soon be underway! All are welcome to be certified in becoming a Monarch Ambassador for the Preserve. You can help us conserve and protect these beloved pollinators by creating habitat for them by planting milkweed in your own gardens, and by coming to the preserve and assist in relocating eggs and larvae to safer patches of milkweed that are not in danger of being mowed or cut. Please register this event at www.rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com

Registration: Required
Sat 25 Jul
Geology Hike around Lake Maratanza at Sam’s Point
Saturday, July 25, 2020 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Becca Howe, Interpretive Ranger, for this three-mile loop walk to view magnificent Lake Maratanza. On our way to the lake, we will stop at the Sam's Point Overlook, where we will discover some features left by the last glaciers. At the lake, we will discuss the process of how the lake was made. Pack a lunch and sit on the shore to enjoy a mid-day picnic. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.
Registration: Required
Sat 25 Jul
Geology Hike around Lake Maratanza at Sam’s Point
Saturday, July 25, 2020 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Join Becca Howe, Interpretive Ranger, for this three-mile loop walk to view magnificent Lake Maratanza. On our way to the lake, we will stop at the Sam's Point Overlook, where we will discover some features left by the last glaciers. At the lake, we will discuss the process of how the lake was made. Pack a lunch and sit on the shore to enjoy a mid-day picnic. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.
Registration: Required
Sat 25 Jul
Rainbow Falls and Lake Awosting Hike
Saturday, July 25, 2020 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Sarah LaLumiere, Student Conservation Association/Americorps Member, for an exciting excursion on an assortment of less-traversed carriage roads and footpaths to explore more remote areas of the Park Preserve. This outing will be approximately ten miles. We'll begin our hike on the Lower Awosting Carriage Road, walk this to the intersection with the Rainbow Falls Footpath. At the intersection of Castle Point, we'll wander down to the Scenic Trail, past Margaret Cliff and Murray Hill on the way to the southwest end of Lake Awosting. From here, we'll continue on Lake Awosting Carriage Road, making a stop at Lake Awosting beach for a nice picnic lunch and swim. On our way back to the parking lot, we will take Upper Awosting Carriage Road, to Blueberry Run Footpath, to the beautifully shaded Mossy Glen Footpath. This outing includes some hiking over rock slabs, tree roots, a stream crossing and a steep rock scrambling section, which some hikers may find challenging. Participants must come with appropriate footwear and enough food and water to sustain themselves for the day. If you plan on swimming at Lake Awosting, please bring a swimsuit. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to nine individuals. Participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Registration required, call 845-255-0752. Meet in Awosting Parking Area.
Registration: Required
Sat 25 Jul
Colonial Wool Spinning and Dyeing
Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

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

Sun 26 Jul
High Peter’s Kill and Awosting Falls Loop Hike
Sunday, July 26, 2020 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Would you like to hike to Awosting Falls via the more quiet, lesser known route? Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, on this approximately five-mile hike to discover the lovely footpath that many miss. We'll start by walking downhill on the High Peter's Kill Footpath, which features a variety of terrain, along a cliff escarpment with numerous, scenic viewpoints. For our return trip, we'll walk along the gently climbing Awosting Falls Carriage Road, past the beautiful and iconic Awosting Falls. This hike does include rocky, narrow sections of trail that may be challenging for some. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to ten individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet in the Awosting Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Mon 27 Jul
Lorenzo Kids Summer Camp (Canceled)
Monday, July 27, 2020 until Friday, July 31, 2020
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-3200

Embark on a new adventure each day at the Rippleton Schoolhouse. Every day promises to be a unique opportunity exploring life in the 1800's through art, nature and science.
Tue 28 Jul
Tuesday Trek: Hike through the Cool Forest on the Mossy Glen Footpath
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 09:30 AM - 12:30 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. The first part of this hike will take participants on the easy to walk Lower Awosting Carriage Road. The return trip will take participants along the full length of the beautiful Mossy Glen Footpath, which is just under two miles. The footpath may include challenging conditions for some, including slippery rocks and tree roots. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to ten individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet in the Awosting Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Tue 28 Jul
A Discussion with Lavada Nahon
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

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

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

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

Wed 29 Jul
Junior Naturalists at Minnewaska Blueberry Bonanza Hike
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Park Educators for a fun and delicious hike to pick wild blueberries. We'll lead you to all the best spots for picking these summer time treats on a two-mile loop hike that includes views of the Catskill Mountains. Participants may bring a one quart container in which to collect berries, which can be washed and eaten safely at home. Interested participants can also take a short detour, on their own, to view the nearby ponds. These small pools are teeming with life, including frogs, whirligig beetles, dragonflies and more. Space near the ponds is limited and social distancing would not be possible with a group, but those bringing their own nets can take turns exploring them on their own. This program is recommended for children over the age of six years old, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18. Well behaved younger siblings are always welcome. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to eight individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Wed 29 Jul
Fire Ecology Walk at Sam’s Point
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Are you fascinated by fire? Are you interested in understanding how the 2016 wildfire affected the plants and animals at Sam's Point? Learn about Sam's Point's unique fire-dependent ecosystem on this interpretive three-mile hike on the Loop Road with Becca Howe, Interpretive Ranger. We will explore the landscape to examine fire-adapted species and to compare and contrast forests where fire has been suppressed and reintroduced. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is require by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.
Registration: Required
Wed 29 Jul
Fire Ecology Walk at Sam’s Point
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Are you fascinated by fire? Are you interested in understanding how the 2016 wildfire affected the plants and animals at Sam's Point? Learn about Sam's Point's unique fire-dependent ecosystem on this interpretive three-mile hike on the Loop Road with Becca Howe, Interpretive Ranger. We will explore the landscape to examine fire-adapted species and to compare and contrast forests where fire has been suppressed and reintroduced. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is require by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.
Registration: Required
Wed 29 Jul
Taste of Madison County (Canceled)
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-3200

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sun 02 Aug
Morning Multiple Scenic Views Hike
Sunday, August 2, 2020 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, on a guided hike to see all the stunning views from the numerous scenic vistas along the East side of Lake Minnewaska. Our first stop will be the last remaining historic summerhouse gazebo, which sits perched above the Lake. From here, we'll continue our walk to reach the site of the former Cliffhouse hotel. Next, we'll drop down to the Beacon Hill Footpath, which offers a broad vista of the Wallkill Valley including distant views of Storm King and Break Neck Mountains, as well as the iconic stone observation tower, Skytop, to the North. The last leg of our journey includes another cliff edge viewpoint that offers scenic vistas of the Catskill Mountains and the Trapps area of the Shawangunk Ridge. This modest hike, which follows along a combination of carriage roads and a footpath, is approximately two-and-a-half miles long and does include some hills and rocky sections of footpath. Your guide stays with the group for the entire trip, offering answers to your questions about the cultural and natural history of this special Park Preserve. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to ten individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Registration required, call 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Tue 04 Aug
Minnewaska Junior Naturalists Hiking Preparedness for Families
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Have you ever wondered how you might survive a challenging situation while hiking? Do you know what tools to put in your backpack to help you in case you get lost, run out of water or have an injury? Join Gary Natalie, Licensed New York State Guide and Leave No Trace Master Educator for a lesson on how to be prepared for any situation you may encounter while on the trail. You'll see first-hand the tools to put in your backpack and how to use them, plus, you'll get to ask Gary for his expert advice. This informative presentation will be followed by a scenic hike down to the cool Peter's Kill stream. This program is geared towards children over the age of ten years old, but younger children who are interested may attend. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18 years old. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to ten individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Peter's Kill Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Wed 05 Aug
Junior Naturalists at Minnewaska Blueberry Bonanza Hike
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Park Educators for a fun and delicious hike to pick wild blueberries. We'll lead you to all the best spots for picking these summer time treats on a two-mile loop hike that includes views of the Catskill Mountains. Participants may bring a one quart container in which to collect berries, which can be washed and eaten safely at home. Interested participants can also take a short detour, on their own, to view the nearby ponds. These small pools are teeming with life, including frogs, whirligig beetles, dragonflies and more. Space near the ponds is limited and social distancing would not be possible with a group, but those bringing their own nets can take turns exploring them on their own. This program is recommended for six to ten-year-old children, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18. Well behaved younger siblings are always welcome. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to ten individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Thu 06 Aug
Downtown Yonkers Gallery Hop
Thursday, August 6, 2020 05:30 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

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

Sat 08 Aug
Jenny Lane Loop Hike
Saturday, August 8, 2020 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Sarah LaLumiere, SCA/AmeriCorp Member for a hike along the Jenny Lane section of the Shawangunk Ridge Trail and the Blueberry Run Footpaths, through a section of forest that was burned during the 2008 forest fire. This route brings hikers to the verdant Mossy Glen Footpath, which follows along the edge of the Peter's Kill stream. This loop hike will finish up with a one-mile hike on the Wawarsing Turnpike Footpath, a section of the toll road built in the 1850s that crossed the Shawangunk Ridge. This five-mile long hike includes some hilly sections, two stream crossings and lots of walking on exposed bedrock. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to nine individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. This outing meets at the Awosting Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sat 08 Aug
Snapper and Crab Derby
Saturday, August 8, 2020 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Captree State Park

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

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

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

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

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

Wed 12 Aug
Junior Naturalists at Minnewaska: We Love Butterflies!
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join park educators to learn about butterflies and what makes them so unique. We'll search for evidence of their activity, including eggs, caterpillars, leaf chewing and actual butterflies, as we walk the trails in the Peter's Kill Area. Bring your own crayons and decorate a monarch butterfly mask that we'll provide to each child. Feel free to bring your own insect nets to use too! This program is recommended for children between the ages of six to ten years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Siblings of any age are welcome; however, younger siblings may need parental assistance. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to eight individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Peter's Kill Park Office. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sat 15 Aug
Tuesday Trek: Gertrude’s Nose via the Most Scenic Route
Saturday, August 15, 2020 09:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Sarah LaLumiere, SCA/AmeriCorp Member, for this approximately six-mile long hike on the Lake Minnewaska and Millbrook Mountain Carriage Roads and the stunning Gertrude's Nose Footpath. Considered one of the most outstanding hikes in the entire Hudson Valley, this cliff-edge, wildly scenic route does not disappoint, featuring panoramic views of landmarks as far away as High Point State Park in New Jersey. We'll hike out to Gertrude's Nose, a cliff promontory, and then double our pleasure by continuing back along the same gorgeous route. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to nine individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sat 15 Aug
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

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

Tue 18 Aug
Junior Naturalists at Minnewaska: We Love Butterflies!
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join park educators to learn about butterflies and what makes them so unique. We'll search for evidence of their activity, including eggs, caterpillars, leaf chewing and actual butterflies, as we walk the trails in the Peter's Kill Area. Bring your own crayons and decorate a monarch butterfly mask that we'll provide to each child. Feel free to bring your own insect nets to use too! This program is recommended for children between the ages of six to ten years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Siblings of any age are welcome; however, younger siblings may need parental assistance. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to eight individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Peter's Kill Park Office. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Wed 19 Aug
Junior Naturalists at Minnewaska: Kids Make Nature Journals and Nature Art
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join park educators for a morning in nature, observing and making art. Minnewaska staff will provide disassembled nature journals to each child, individually packaged and not touched for the preceding 72 hours. Once assembled, children will be given time to draw, write and fill these journals on the trail. We'll hike down to the edges of Peter's Kill stream where each participant will have a chance to share their favorite nature art with the group. Examples of this include a poem, visual art, music or more. Then, everyone will have time to build free-form, natural sculptures using sticks, rocks on the ground and fallen leaves. When we've all shared our art, we'll put the natural objects back where they came from, dismantling our work and returning the landscape to its natural state. Participants will need to bring their own crayons, pencils, tape or other tools to use with their nature journals. This program is recommended for children between the ages of six to ten years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Siblings of any age are welcome; however, younger siblings may need parental assistance. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to eight individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Peter's Kill Park Office. Registration required, call 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Thu 20 Aug
Harmonies on the Hudson: Slam Allen Band
Thursday, August 20, 2020 06:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

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

Sat 22 Aug
Tea Time Hike High Peter’s Kill/ Awosting Falls Loop
Saturday, August 22, 2020 09:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Come join Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Member, Sarah LaLumiere, and learn about the different plants found in nature which can be used for making tea. Collecting plants is not allowed at Minnewaska, however, we will discuss how to identify these plants along with the beneficial properties that they offer while hiking the High Peter's Kill Footpath. This hike features a variety of terrain, along a cliff escarpment with numerous, scenic viewpoints and one steep hill to climb up. 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 sections of trail that may be challenging for some. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to nine individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet in the Awosting Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sat 22 Aug
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, August 22, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

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

Tue 25 Aug
Tuesday Trek: Stroll along the Gorgeous Hamilton Point Carriage Road
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
One of our favorite routes in the Park Preserve is Hamilton Point Carriage Road, scene of numerous porcupine and raptor sightings and stunning, cliff-edge views of the Palmaghatt Ravine. Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for a walk along the west side of Lake Minnewaska and out past the start of the Palmaghatt Ravine to reach Echo Rock, and if time allows, to take a peak at two other scenic vistas. This easy walk will be approximately five miles roundtrip. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Wed 26 Aug
Junior Naturalists at Minnewaska: Kids Make Nature Journals and Nature Art
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join park educators for a morning in nature, observing and making art. Minnewaska staff will provide disassembled nature journals to each child, individually packaged and not touched for the preceding 72 hours. Once assembled, children will be given time to draw, write and fill these journals on the trail. We'll hike down to the edges of Peter's Kill stream where each participant will have a chance to share their favorite nature art with the group. Examples of this can include a poem, visual art, music or more. Then, everyone will have time to build free-form, natural sculptures using sticks, rocks on the ground and fallen leaves. When we've all shared our art, we'll put the natural objects back where they came from, dismantling our work and returning the landscape to its natural state. Participants will need to bring their own crayons, pencils, tape or other tools to use with their nature journals. This program is recommended for children between the ages of six to ten years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Siblings of any age are welcome; however, younger siblings may need parental assistance. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to eight individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Peter's Kill Park Office. Registration required, call 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Fri 28 Aug
Sarah Lawrence College Student Carnival
Friday, August 28, 2020 11:00 AM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

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

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

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

Sat 29 Aug
Scenic Views from the White Cliffs: Millbrook Mountain Hike
Saturday, August 29, 2020 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Member, Sarah LaLumiere, for this five-mile hike along the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road, Millbrook Mountain Carriage Road and Millbrook Mountain Footpath. The gorgeous views from the cliff on top of Millbrook Mountain include the historic Sky Top stone tower and the lush Wallkill Valley below. Raptors are often seen soaring beneath these steep white cliffs. The footpath does feature a steep hill up and down, as well as a stream crossing and some potentially tricky footing. Participants should pack water and food and wear trail shoes. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to nine individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sat 29 Aug
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Saturday, August 29, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sun 06 Sep
Summer Farewell Festival
Sunday, September 6, 2020 03:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Pumpkin Sail begins at 6:15pm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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