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Sat 21 Oct
Rocky’s 5K Race (Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve)
Saturday, October 21, 2017 09:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Laureen Fitzgerald is this year's Race Director for the annual Rocky's 5k competitive race through the Preserve trails. This race is a perennial favorite among runners and always sells out. More info at

Registration: Required
Sun 22 Oct
What’s New in the Preserve? A Short Talk with the Manager
Sunday, October 22, 2017 03:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Susan Antenen, Rockefeller State Park Preserve's Park Manager, holds monthly programs which share what is done to keep the landscape as enjoyable today as it was for the Rockefellers 100 years ago. Antenen describes upcoming changes, trail improvement projects, and new land stewardship practices. You are invited to bring your questions about the Preserve's ecology, management, and history. Held in the Preserve Gallery. Free and open to the public. Suggested for age 10+

Wed 25 Oct
Land Steward Volunteer Day Time
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Do field work with Steven DiFalco, our Natural Resource Specialist, and our stewardship team. Dig and cut invasive vines and shrubs, and plant and care for native wildflowers. No experience necessary. Meet at the Welcome Center courtyard. Time will be determined. Email Julia at to RSVP or for more information. Please bring gardening gloves if you have them, and sturdy sneakers or outdoor working shoes, and be prepared to work outside. Free and open to the public. Suggested for ages 10+.

Sat 28 Oct
Native Trees of the Preserve, A Tree Identification Walk
Saturday, October 28, 2017 10:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Have you ever wondered what kinds of trees you see when walking through the Preserve? John McShane will lead a ½ hour tree identification walk around the lake to discuss some key skills on how to identify them. John will also discuss how and why leaves change color in the fall. John taught "Tree Identification" at the New York Botanical Garden for many years and worked as a naturalist for several nature preserves in Westchester. He now lives in Washington, DC. Free and open to the public. Suggested for age 10+. Meet in the Preserve courtyard next to the Office and Gallery.

Sun 03 Dec
Holiday “Crackle” Gallery Exhibit
Sunday, December 3, 2017 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470 ext 107

Artists pay homage to the Preserve's enchanting environment in this multi-media exhibition curated by Audrey Leeds. Inspired by the Rockefeller Preserve, artists have created images that express their appreciation of the landscape and living beings within the borders of thousands of acres beside the Hudson River and encompassing Stone Barns farmland. Gallery reception will be on Saturday, December 3rd from 1 to 3 PM. For more information about the exhibit and the gallery reception (free and open to the public), contact Julia at 914-631-1470 x107 or

Mon 11 Dec
Bird Walk with Saw Mill River Audubon
Monday, December 11, 2017 08:30 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Led by Anne Swaim, Director of Saw Mill River Audubon. We offer early morning birding opportunities for those of you who want to experience the magic of the dawn chorus. Meet in the main parking area. Over 200 species of birds have been recorded at the Preserve. More than 60 species nest here. The Preserve is designated by Audubon New York as an Important Bird Area.