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Tue 16 Aug
Life's a Picnic
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 until Thursday, August 18, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Come and enjoy an afternoon in the park! From 12:00-3:30pm, you can have a picnic in the park and take your kids to a fun nature activity. There are different programs every day. Register for all 3 days and enjoy the authentic Hempstead Lake experience. Make sure the kids bring a snack as we will be taking a break from 1:00pm to 1:30pm to eat between activities.To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sat 20 Aug
Snapper & Crab Derby
Saturday, August 20, 2022 until Sunday, August 21, 2022 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Captree State Park


An annual tournament held at Captree State Park to encourage children 16 years old and younger to discover and enjoy 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.

Date: Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21st
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm (both days)
Location: Captree State Park, Ocean Parkway, NY Fishing Pier
Fee: Free to public
Vehicle Use Fee: $8.00

Registration: Required
Tue 23 Aug
Young at HeArt: Outdoor Artmaking Tour of Olana
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 until Friday, August 26, 2022 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
During this eight-session course, participants will be invited to explore Olana's famous views, making art at the sites and viewpoints once experienced and designed by Frederic Church himself. Each class will begin with a demonstration (all demonstrations are done by teaching artist Shawn Dell Joyce in pastel and oil paint). Pastel painting materials and basic sketching supplies will be provided as the central tools to guide participants in learning key principles about outdoor artmaking or painting "plein air". The course will focus on the key principles of depicting a landscape, such as harnessing perspective, composition, and detail, while also covering important information on how best to prepare for artmaking outdoors. The course is open to participants ages 55+ in all skill levels and participants without a background working outdoors are encouraged to participate. Each class will meet at a designated outdoor location onsite in Church's designed landscape, offering students a unique opportunity to learn from a living practicing artist while walking in Church's footsteps. The course will culminate with a final display of student's artworks. $200 person, $150 members. Limited capacity; Advanced registration required at OLANA.org. Scholarships are available upon request. For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 751-6938.
Wed 24 Aug
Life's a Picnic!
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 until Friday, August 26, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Come and enjoy an afternoon in the park! From 12:00-3:30pm, you can have a picnic in the park and take your kids to a fun nature activity. There are different programs every day. Register for all 3 days and enjoy the authentic Hempstead Lake experience. Make sure the kids bring a snack as we will be taking a break from 1:00pm to 1:30pm to eat between activities.To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Fri 26 Aug
Stone Tool Craftsman Show
Friday, August 26, 2022 until Sunday, August 28, 2022 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Featuring Flintknapping (tool-making demonstrations and vendors), Living History in the 19th Century Mountain Men Encampment. Additionally, the Eastern Seaboard Atlatl Competition. Atlatl (spear-throwing) activities begin on Thursday, August 25.
Fri 26 Aug
Stone Tool Craftsman Show
Friday, August 26, 2022 until Sunday, August 28, 2022 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Featuring Flintknapping (tool-making demonstrations and vendors), Living History in the 19th Century Mountain Men Encampment. Additionally, the Eastern Seaboard Atlatl Competition. Atlatl (spear-throwing) activities begin on Thursday, August 25.
Sat 27 Aug
Phoenicia Flea: A Summer Market at Olana
Saturday, August 27, 2022 until Sunday, August 28, 2022 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
Phoenicia Flea is a nomadic market of makers and merchants from the Catskills, the Hudson Valley and beyond. Each month Phoenicia Flea pops up at extraordinary places in the Northeast. During the last weekend in August, they'll be setting up shop at Olana! In the spirit of Olana's Summer Market, the Phoenicia Flea will bring over 20 of their vendors to the historic site. Stop by for a walk along Olana's historic carriage roads and enjoy stellar views as you shop. This free market will take place rain or shine. The Olana Partnership will be collecting suggested donations of $5/per person to support their work and mission to inspire the public by preserving and interpreting Frederic Church's OLANA. To learn more about this event, email education@olana.org.
Tue 30 Aug
Young at HeArt: Outdoor Artmaking Tour of Olana
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 until Friday, September 2, 2022 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
During this eight-session course, participants will be invited to explore Olana's famous views, making art at the sites and viewpoints once experienced and designed by Frederic Church himself. Each class will begin with a demonstration (all demonstrations are done by teaching artist Shawn Dell Joyce in pastel and oil paint). Pastel painting materials and basic sketching supplies will be provided as the central tools to guide participants in learning key principles about outdoor artmaking or painting "plein air". The course will focus on the key principles of depicting a landscape, such as harnessing perspective, composition, and detail, while also covering important information on how best to prepare for artmaking outdoors. The course is open to participants ages 55+ in all skill levels and participants without a background working outdoors are encouraged to participate. Each class will meet at a designated outdoor location onsite in Church's designed landscape, offering students a unique opportunity to learn from a living practicing artist while walking in Church's footsteps. The course will culminate with a final display of student's artworks. $200 person, $150 members. Limited capacity; Advanced registration required at OLANA.org. Scholarships are available upon request. For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 751-6938.