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Wed 01 Feb
Birdwatching with the Saw Mill River Audubon Society
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 08:00 PM - 10:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Get to know our feathered residents! Join experts from the Saw Mill River Audubon Society on a bird walk around the Preserve. Great for all levels of birding experience, beginners welcome! Vaccination required. Free binocular loans available upon request. Ages 8+. Cost: FREE. Max: 25 people. Photo courtesy of Charles J. Favata. Please register at: sawmillriveraudubon.org/register-trips/.
Sun 05 Feb
Full Moon Hike: “Snow Moon”
Sunday, February 5, 2023 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Experience the Preserve after dark! Join us for a 4-mile hike on carriage roads lit by moonlight. We walk at a brisk pace; some hiking experience is recommended. Leashed dogs are welcome. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Max: 40 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events. Tickets available on January 19 at 10 am
Mon 06 Feb
Seeing Stars: Astrophotography
Monday, February 6, 2023 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Explore the cosmos through astrophotography with Vinny Coulehan of the Rockland Astronomy Club. Vinny will showcase his work and describe the tools and techniques he uses to collect stunning photographs of galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, eclipses, and more. There will be plenty of time for questions, so come prepared! Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Max: 20 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Tue 07 Feb
Postural Therapy: Living Comfortably
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 08:30 AM - 09:30 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! This event is virtual; you will receive a link to join via Zoom. Cost: FREE. Max: 100 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Thu 09 Feb
Sunset Hike at Rockwood Hall
Thursday, February 9, 2023 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Come join us for a 3-mile hike and witness the spectacular view of the sun setting over the Hudson and the Tappan Zee Bridge. Leashed dogs are welcome. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Max: 40 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sat 11 Feb
Hike with Mike: Eagle Hill & 13 Bridges
Saturday, February 11, 2023 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Join historian, Mike Miernik for a 5-6 mile hike to two of the Preserve's most popular destinations. Hudson River views and the ever-changing landscape will offer a buffet for your senses. Be prepared to hike at a steady pace. Leashed dogs are welcome. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Max: 20 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sun 12 Feb
18th Century Toys & Games
Sunday, February 12, 2023 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Unleash your inner child (or your actual child!) in this hands-on demonstration of 18th-century children's activities. Tom Hunt will introduce period-correct reproductions of toys and games and briefly discuss a child's place in the household and colonial society. Participants are encouraged to play with all toys and games – including whirly-gigs, ball & cup, game of goose, nine pins, bilbo catchers, Nine Men's Morris, and more. Cost: $5 + Eventbrite fees. Max: 20 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sun 12 Feb
Yoga in the Gallery
Sunday, February 12, 2023 05:00 PM - 06:15 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Relieve stress and explore the connection between breath and movement with instructor, Shivani Singh, as you practice in a small group setting amidst the beauty of paintings done by local artists. Appropriate for all levels of experience, ages 18+. Cost: $8 + Eventbrite fees. Max: 14 people. Tickets available on January 19 at 10 am. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Tue 14 Feb
Walk with the Light of Your Life
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
This Valentine's Day, celebrate love with the light of your life - whether that's your partner, friend, child, or pet, all are welcome! Take an evening stroll around Swan Lake on carriage roads lit by lanterns. Sip hot chocolate and admire paintings in the art gallery before or after your walk (no pets inside though, sorry!). This is not a group hike, you are welcome to begin at any time and walk at your own pace. Please arrive no later than 6:30 pm; all guests must exit the Preserve by 7 pm. Cost: FREE, registration required. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Thu 16 Feb
Winter Tree Identification Walk
Thursday, February 16, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Join conservation steward, Devyani Mishra, on a leisurely stroll through the Preserve to learn about trees and how to identify them, particularly in the winter when your biggest clues (leaves) are not present. The hike will be short with frequent stops for discussion. Leashed dogs are welcome. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Max: 15 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Thu 16 Feb
Sound Healing
Thursday, February 16, 2023 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
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. Cost: $5 + Eventbrite fees. Max: 18 people. Ages 10+. Tickets available on January 19 at 10 am. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sat 18 Feb
Birdwatching with the Saw Mill River Audubon Society
Saturday, February 18, 2023 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Get to know our feathered residents! Join experts from the Saw Mill River Audubon Society on a bird walk around the Preserve. Great for all levels of birding experience, beginners welcome! Vaccination required. Free binocular loans available upon request. Ages 8+. Cost: FREE. Max: 25 people. Photo courtesy of Charles J. Favata. Please register at: sawmillriveraudubon.org/register-trips/.
Sun 19 Feb
Wildlife Rehabilitation Workshop
Sunday, February 19, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Have you ever come across an injured animal and not known what to do? Perhaps you've found a baby bird that's fallen from its nest or a fawn that appears to be alone, but you weren't sure how to help – or whether you should? Join our workshop with wildlife rehabilitator, Maggie Ciarcia-Belloni, to learn what to do if you find an animal in need and how to identify whether an animal requires intervention. Cost: FREE, registration required. Max: 20 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Tue 21 Feb
Make Your Own Birdfeeder!
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Winter can be a tough time for birds to find food. Help them out by making your own birdfeeder in this family-friendly event with Anne Swaim of the Saw Mill River Audubon Society. Learn about the type of birds that would visit this sort of feeder through an interactive bird photo matching game. Appropriate for all ages. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Max: 20 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Thu 23 Feb
Diatoms: Jewels of the Sea
Thursday, February 23, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Join a quest for floating treasure with author/illustrator Betsy Franco-Feeney! After a lively reading of Jewels of the Sea...the Hunt for Floating Treasure, it will become crystal clear why the microscopic jewels called diatoms make life on earth possible. Participants will use a microscope to get a close-up look at live samples of diatoms collected from the Hudson River. Instructions on how to find and collect your own microorganisms will be included. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Max: 20 people. All ages. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sat 25 Feb
Wolves of North America
Saturday, February 25, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Learn about North America's wildest residents with a wolf expert from the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY. Learn about the history, ecology, and biology of wolves, and the current challenges facing wolf recovery across the United States. An emphasis will be placed on recovery programs for critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Equip yourself with the knowledge and the tools to help save the wolves! Appropriate for all ages. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Max: 20 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sun 26 Feb
Native Wildflower Seed Sowing Workshop
Sunday, February 26, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Did you know that the middle of winter is the best time of year to start native wildflowers from seed for your garden? Join us for this hands-on workshop with botanist, Patty Butter, and conservation steward, Devyani Mishra, and learn how to grow wildflowers from seed. We will discuss the ecological benefits of native wildflower gardens and cover techniques for seed sowing and growing your own plants. Seeds and soil will be provided. Ages 10+. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Max: 15 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.