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Sun 11 Mar
Spirit of Spring Gallery Exhibit
Sunday, March 11, 2018 until Sunday, April 22, 2018 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Open daily, 9 AM – 4:30 PM
Sun 11 Mar
Spirit of Spring Gallery Exhibit
Sunday, March 11, 2018 until Saturday, April 21, 2018 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

An exhibition free and open to the public, introducing seasonal changes interpreted by talented artists Gianni Biaggi, Peggie Blizard, Corinne Lapin-Cohen, Joseph Genova, Janet Lippman & Dianne Sposito. Responding to emerging growth of budding blooms in joyful colors, greenery sprouting amidst the trees and conceptual gardens evolved by horticulturalists, this new life force will renew your senses and energy. Curated by Audrey Leeds.

Open daily 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Wed 25 Apr
Volunteer Stewardship Day
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

This Earth Month, join Rockefeller Preserve's Environmental Stewardship Team! Each month, work with the Rockefeller Preserve Environmental Stewardship Team on different projects including digging up invasive vines and shrubs, and planting and caring for native wildflowers and trees. Make a visible and long-term difference in your community and learn what you're doing every step of the way! No experience is necessary.

On April 25th, stewards will be digging up and removing lesser celandine. Lesser celandine is a non-native invasive species that will quickly take over a forest understory if left unmanaged. It grows throughout the northeast in wetland areas and is often found in urban and semi-urban areas. Lesser celandine emerges earlier than most native plants, and may prevent the development and reproduction of other spring ephemerals, particularly smaller species like spring beauties, trilliums, and bloodroot. Meet at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve courtyard.

Registration for this event via Eventbrite or by calling the office is required. Tickets at www.rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com

Registration: Required
Fri 04 May
Bird Walks with Saw Mill River Audubon at Rockefeller Preserve
Friday, May 4, 2018 06:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Led by Anne Swaim, Director of Saw Mill River Audubon. 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.No registration required. Meets in the main parking lot

Sat 05 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 5, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Register: https://ptny.wufoo.com/forms/z180ah6l0nc9k6s/

Meeting location: Courtyard outside of the Preserve Office and Gallery

Special Instructions: Please park at the main lot, 125 Phelps Ways, Pleasantville, NY 10570

Project 1: Would you like to help out with habitat restoration at Rockefeller State Park Preserve? We will be pulling out invasive garlic mustard and privet alongside Swan Lake and Overlook trail. Removing invasive species will make way for the growth of many native plants and wildflowers. The Park receives hundreds of thousands of visitors each year and the work done by volunteers on I Love My Parks Day will showcase the impact that natural resource management can provide for the Park. Please wears boots and suitable clothing. Please bring gloves if you have them. This is a family-friendly event. Capable children under supervision of a parent or guardian can participate. Water and snacks provided, bring a bag lunch if you like.

We can accommodate: Large Groups, Small Groups, College student groups, Boy or Girl Scouts

For questions about this event:
Call: 914-762-0209
Email: friends@friendsrock.org

Registration: Required
Sun 13 May
Pop Up Table with our Naturalist, Rebecca Policello
Sunday, May 13, 2018 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

If you're taking a walk at the Preserve on the 29th, stop by the courtyard outside the Office and Gallery. Rebecca, our Natural Resource Specialist, will be available to answer your questions about the Preserve's environmental stewardship and habitat restoration programs, this year's citizen science projects, and volunteer opportunities.

Mon 14 May
Bird Walks with Saw Mill River Audubon at Rockefeller Preserve
Monday, May 14, 2018 07:30 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Led by Anne Swaim, Director of Saw Mill River Audubon. 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.No registration required. Meets in the main parking lot
Fri 18 May
Bird Walks with Saw Mill River Audubon at Rockefeller Preserve
Friday, May 18, 2018 06:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Led by Anne Swaim, Director of Saw Mill River Audubon. 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.No registration required. Meets in the main parking lot

Sat 19 May
Native Plants of Rockefeller Preserve with the Native Plant Center.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 09:30 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Welcome back Native Plant Center! If you missed this walk in 2017, you won't want to miss it this year! Missy Fabel and Dawn Orza will lead a 1-hour nature walk around the lake to show you what kinds of native and invasive plants are at the Preserve and some key skills on how to identify them. They will also discuss what we're doing at the Preserve to protect native plants and why. Missy is a member of The Native Plant Center's Steering Committee and volunteer coordinator of the Go Native U certificate program. Dawn is training to be a Cornell Master Naturalist, and has been working on eliminating invasives from the woodlands and replanting native plants in a private Westchester County estate. Meet in the Welcome Center courtyard. Free and open to the public. Suggested for ages 10+

Sun 20 May
Volunteer Kick Off Day
Sunday, May 20, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Join the Rockefeller State Park Preserve environmental stewardship team for Volunteer Kick-Off Day and explore different ways to get involved at the Preserve! The Preserve lands are valued for their beauty and recognized for their diverse native plants and animals, which will soon encompass over 2,000 acres of woodlands, wetlands, forests, and fields. Today, our ecosystems face many threats that are drastically changing the forests' landscapes. Volunteering at Rockefeller Preserve is more important now than ever before.Volunteer Kick Off Day projects include citizen science training, garden work, vine cutting, invasive plant removal, and native tree plantings. Volunteers may visit each station and engage with the stewardship staff to learn more about the ecology of Rockefeller State Park Preserve and the greater region. We depend upon volunteer stewards, like you, to protect our public lands for future generations. Please bring work gloves if you have them. Otherwise, a limited number will be available to sign out for the day. Snacks and water will be available. Volunteers that stay until the end of our program are invited to help us plant nati ve trees near the courtyard.

Mon 21 May
Bird Walks with Saw Mill River Audubon at Rockefeller Preserve
Monday, May 21, 2018 07:30 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Led by Anne Swaim, Director of Saw Mill River Audubon. 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.No registration required. Meets in the main parking lot

Wed 30 May
Volunteer Stewardship Day
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Each month, work with the Rockefeller Preserve Environmental Stewardship Team on different projects including digging up invasive vines and shrubs, and planting and caring for native wildflowers and trees. Make a visible and long-term difference in your community and learn what you're doing every step of the way! No experience is necessary. To learn more, call 914-631-1470 x107.