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Wed 01 Sep
Rocky’s Ride & Raffle
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 until Thursday, September 30, 2021
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 762-0209

The carriage roads of Rockefeller State Park Preserve were designed for horses and preserving that tradition is the inspiration for our annual ride. Riders can visit on the day of their choice and go at their own pace, enjoying the sights and sounds of the Preserve. Carriage drivers are welcome! All proceeds go to carriage road maintenance. https://www.friendsrock.org/trail-ride

Thu 23 Sep
Tree Identification Hike
Thursday, September 23, 2021 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Come join Flora Steward, Devyani Mishra, on a walk through the Preserve to learn more about trees and other plants in the area and how to identify them. Meet at the Visitor's Center courtyard. The hike will be short with frequent stops for discussion. In the event of heavy rain, the hike will be canceled and a full refund will be issued. You will be notified via email the day before.

Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 15 people.

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Thu 23 Sep
Sunset Hike: Hudson River Valley Ramble!
Thursday, September 23, 2021 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Come join us for a sunset hike at Rockwood Hall for what we hope will be a spectacular view over the Hudson and the Tappan Zee Bridge. Please dress according to weather conditions and bring water. We will gather at the main kiosk at the top of the hill and will leave ON TIME. The parking lot is right below Phelps Hospital, off Route 117. The path that leads to the park is across the street from the parking lot. Leashed dogs are welcome. In case of bad weather, the event may be canceled (including overcast skies when we know there will be no visible sunset). Please watch for notices from Eventbrite.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS HIKE IS AT ROCKWOOD HALL (1 Rockwood Road, Sleepy Hollow, NY) DO NOT GO TO THE MAIN PARK ENTRANCE!

Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 40 people.

>>Learn more about the Hudson River Valley Ramble: www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com/ramble <<

Sat 25 Sep
Hike with Mike: Hudson River Valley Ramble!
Saturday, September 25, 2021 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Enjoy a hike guided by our historian, Michael Miernik, and learn about the river, brooks, and other water features within the Preserve. Witness the cascades of the Pocantico River and learn about the Old Croton Aqueduct and other historical facts along the way. The walk will start and end at the Visitor's Center courtyard. Make sure to bring water with you. The hike will continue in light rain; however, in the event of heavy rain, the hike will be canceled and a full refund will be issued. You will be notified via email the day before.

Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 25 people.

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Sat 25 Sep
Yoga at Rockwood
Saturday, September 25, 2021 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Relieve stress and connect with nature during our outdoor yoga sessions at Rockwood Hall. Flow through moving meditation with instructor, Shivani Singh, and start your weekend on a positive note. Classes are appropriate for all levels of experience. In the event of rain, the class will be canceled and a full refund will be issued. You will be notified via email the day before.

Please bring a yoga mat and water and arrive 10-15 minutes early.

PLEASE NOTE: THE CLASSES ARE AT ROCKWOOD HALL! (1 Rockwood Road, Sleepy Hollow, NY)

Cost: $9 per class + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 20 people.

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Sat 02 Oct
Watercolor Painting En Plein Air
Saturday, October 2, 2021 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Experience nature through painting "en plein air," a French expression for "in the open air." Join us for a class guided by Anne Johann, an award-winning artist who grew up in the Hudson Valley and emphasizes the beauty of nature in all her work. Anne will help you develop your skills and learn the watercolor technique while encouraging you to observe and appreciate the beauty of the landscape before you. You may bring your own supplies if you have them; if not, supplies will be provided. Recommended supplies include: a watercolor set, paintbrushes, watercolor paper, pencil, eraser, and a couple small jars of water. Rain dates: October 16 & 23. Cost: $12 per class + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 10 Participants.

Please register for all events through Eventbrite at https://rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com

Registration: Required
Sun 03 Oct
Into the Wild
Sunday, October 3, 2021 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Ever wondered what you'd do if you became stranded in the woods? Join naturalist and wilderness educator, Stephen Sciame of Blue Campfire Experiences LLC, on a 3-hour adventure into the wild where you will learn how to use the natural resources available to you to problem-solve in an emergency. This program is geared towards children ages 9-15 but all are welcome. Please bring a mask to wear while in close proximity to others, preferably a reusable mask as you will also be using it in a demonstration. Rain date: October 10. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 15 people.

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Thu 07 Oct
Stargazing in the Preserve
Thursday, October 7, 2021 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Join members of the Rockland Astronomy Club for an evening of stargazing at the Preserve. You'll have the chance to view the night sky through a telescope and maybe even catch a glimpse of one of our planetary neighbors. Meet at the Visitor's Center courtyard, followed by a short walk on the Overlook trail to our viewing location. Bring water! Rain date: TBD. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 20 people.

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Sat 09 Oct
Wildflower Walk
Saturday, October 9, 2021 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Join our wildflower expert, Patty Butter, for a leisurely walk through the Preserve. Learn about the identification of autumn wildflowers and how you can contribute as a citizen scientist to increase our knowledge of the ecology of the Preserve. Dress for a moderate hike with sun protection and bring plenty of water. Bring a camera or cell phone to take pictures and add the iNaturalist app to your phone. Recommended text: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide by Lawrence Newcomb. Rain date: October 16th from 2-4 pm. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 12 Participants.

Please register for all events through Eventbrite at https://rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com

Registration: Required
Sat 09 Oct
Watercolor Painting En Plein Air
Saturday, October 9, 2021 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Experience nature through painting "en plein air," a French expression for "in the open air." Join us for a class guided by Anne Johann, an award-winning artist who grew up in the Hudson Valley and emphasizes the beauty of nature in all her work. Anne will help you develop your skills and learn the watercolor technique while encouraging you to observe and appreciate the beauty of the landscape before you. You may bring your own supplies if you have them; if not, supplies will be provided. Recommended supplies include: a watercolor set, paintbrushes, watercolor paper, pencil, eraser, and a couple small jars of water. Rain dates: October 16 & 23.

Cost: $12 per class + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 10 Participants

Please register for all events through Eventbrite at https://rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com

Sun 10 Oct
Fall Photography Walk with Heidi Fuhrman
Sunday, October 10, 2021 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Join photographer, Heidi Fuhrman, on a walk along our carriage trails in search of scenic vistas and natural subjects for close-up shots. Heidi has exhibited her art in many private and public venues in Westchester and NYC, including in the gallery here at the Preserve. She will avoid instruction on the technical use of your camera, rather focusing more on helping you find the right location, framing, perspective, lighting, etc. Meet at the Visitor's Center courtyard. Any camera is fine, even a cell phone; both beginners and experienced photographers are welcome. Rain date: Oct 17, 2-4 pm. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 20 Participants.

Please register for all events through Eventbrite at https://rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com

Sun 10 Oct
Nature Under a Microscope
Sunday, October 10, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Discover the micro-world that exists beneath your feet! Observe the changing leaves under a microscope, as well as flower petals, feathers, and more! Samples will be provided, but if you have something you are curious about and would like to bring, please do! (It must be translucent.) Masks are required for this event; it will be held in the gallery, rain or shine. Appropriate for all ages, but no dogs please. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 15 people.

Please register for all events through Eventbrite at https://rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com

Mon 11 Oct
Birdwatching with the Saw Mill River Audubon Society
Monday, October 11, 2021 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

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! We typically go rain or shine except if very low temperatures, heavy precipitation, or high winds are forecasted and/or if travel is not advised. If so, you will receive a cancelation email two hours before the scheduled walk. SUBJECT TO NY STATE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS: Completed vaccinations are required to attend. Bring a mask in case of close contact with other visitors. Cost: FREE. Maximum: 20 people.

Please register for this event at: https://www.sawmillriveraudubon.org/register-trips/

Mon 11 Oct
Bird Photography Workshop
Monday, October 11, 2021 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Learn the best techniques for photographing birds in their natural habitat. Join wildlife photographer Bill Golden for a bird photography workshop beginning with an instructional overview, followed by a walk through the Preserve to put your newfound skills to the test. Learn what settings are most effective in photographing birds and other wildlife including how to photograph birds in flight. Meet in the Visitor's Center courtyard and bring water. In the event of heavy rain, the workshop will be canceled and a full refund will be issued. You will be notified via email at least 2 hours before. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 20 people.

Please register for all events through Eventbrite at https://rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com

Thu 14 Oct
Tree Identification Hike at Rockwood Hall
Thursday, October 14, 2021 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Come join Flora Steward, Devyani Mishra, on a walk through Rockwood Hall to learn more about trees and other plants in the area and how to identify them. The hike will be short with frequent stops for discussion. Gather at the Rockwood Hall parking lot on Kendal Way at the end of route 117, just after the intersection of Phelps and Regeneron. Leashed dogs are welcome. Bring water to drink. In the event of heavy rain, the hike will be canceled and a full refund will be issued. You will be notified via email the day before. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 15 people. PLEASE NOTE: THIS HIKE IS AT ROCKWOOD HALL, DO NOT GO TO THE MAIN PARK ENTRANCE!

Please register for all events through Eventbrite at https://rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com

Thu 14 Oct
Sunset Hike
Thursday, October 14, 2021 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Come join us for a sunset hike at Rockwood Hall for what we hope will be a spectacular view over the Hudson and the Tappan Zee Bridge. Please dress according to weather conditions and bring water. We will gather at the main kiosk at the top of the hill and will leave ON TIME. The parking lot is right below Phelps Hospital, off Route 117. The path that leads to the park is across the street from the parking lot. Leashed dogs are welcome. In case of bad weather, the event may be canceled (including overcast skies when we know there will be no visible sunset). Please watch for notices from Eventbrite. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 40 people. PLEASE NOTE: THIS HIKE IS AT ROCKWOOD HALL, DO NOT GO TO THE MAIN PARK ENTRANCE!

Please register for all events through Eventbrite at https://rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com

Sat 16 Oct
History of Rockwood Hall
Saturday, October 16, 2021 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Join our historian, David Teich, on an adventure into the past as we explore Rockwood Hall and its rich history through stories of the land and the people who called it home. Once the estate of William Rockefeller, this site boasts scenic views overlooking the Hudson, lush forests, and remnants of 19th century luxuries. Gather at the Rockwood Hall parking lot on Kendal Way at the end of route 117, just after the intersection of Phelps and Regeneron. Leashed dogs are welcome. Bring water to drink. In the event of heavy rain, the tour will be canceled and a full refund will be issued. You will be notified via email at least 2 hours in advance. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 40 people. PLEASE NOTE: THIS HIKE IS AT ROCKWOOD HALL, DO NOT GO TO THE MAIN PARK ENTRANCE!

Please register for all events through Eventbrite at https://rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com

Sun 17 Oct
Sensory Hike: Mindful Outdoor Experience
Sunday, October 17, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Embrace the Earth and connect to nature with all your senses on a hike led by Cindy Olsen, Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide and founder of Cindy By Nature, LLC. The hike will begin with gentle stretches and breathing, followed by walking meditation, ending with locally grown Ayurvedic tea in the woods. A winner of Westchester Magazine's Best Outdoor Experience in 2019, this program is one you won't want to miss! A blanket and cushion will be provided, dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes. Meet in the Visitor's Center courtyard and bring water to drink. Ages 18+, please leave your pup at home. Rain date: October 24. Cost: $10 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 15 people.

Please register for all events through Eventbrite at https://rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com

Wed 20 Oct
Full Moon Hike: “Hunter Moon”
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

>>>Tickets available on October 1st, 2021 at 10:00 am ET<<<

Every month we give hikers an opportunity to experience the Preserve after dark in our "Full Moon Hike" series. Join us for this very popular and special event! Please bring water, a flashlight or headlamp, and dress according to weather conditions. Leashed dogs are welcome. Meet at the Visitor's Center courtyard. In case of bad weather, the event may be canceled; please watch for notices from Eventbrite. IMPORTANT: We leave promptly at scheduled times. This is a night hike, after the park has officially closed. Latecomers will not be allowed to enter the park after the group has departed. PLEASE NOTE: If you purchase tickets and cannot make it, we ask that you cancel your reservation through Eventbrite so the tickets may be made available to others who are wait-listed. Thank you for your cooperation. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 40 people

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Sat 23 Oct
Hike with Mike
Saturday, October 23, 2021 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Enjoy a hike guided by our historian, Michael Miernik, and learn about the natural and human history of the Preserve. The walk will start and end at the Visitor's Center courtyard, venturing from Swan Lake to Bedford Road, about 4-5 miles round trip. Leashed dogs are welcome. Make sure to bring water with you. The hike will continue in light rain; however, in the event of heavy rain, the hike will be canceled and a full refund will be issued. You will be notified via email the day before. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 20 people.

Please register for all events through Eventbrite at https://rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com

Sun 24 Oct
Senior Hike
Sunday, October 24, 2021 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Join us for a leisurely stroll through the Preserve, "no rabbits, just turtles." The walk will be led by JoAnn Gisolfi, who has been leading hikes for the Appalachian Mountain Club for 25 years. You can expect to walk about 3-4 miles with a low to moderate gradient. This hike is tailored for seniors and only those who are vaccinated will be allowed to join. Bring water to drink and a snack to enjoy on the trail. Meet in the Visitor's Center courtyard. Leashed dogs are welcome. In case of inclement weather, the hike will be rescheduled for Sunday, October 31. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 10 people.

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Sat 30 Oct
Fall Foliage: Identifying Native Trees in the Preserve
Saturday, October 30, 2021 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Join naturalist, John McShane, for a tree identification walk around Swan Lake. Discuss some key skills on how to identify the native trees that occupy the Preserve and learn how and why the leaves change color in the fall. John taught a "Tree Identification" course at The New York Botanical Garden for many years and worked as a naturalist for several nature preserves in Westchester. Suggested for ages 10+. Meet in the Visitor's Center courtyard and bring water to drink. Leashed dogs welcome. Rain date: October 31st. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 15 people.

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