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Sat 29 May
Photographic Scavenger Hunt Challenge!
Saturday, May 29, 2021 until Saturday, July 31, 2021
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

A phone with a camera and some walking shoes are all that is needed to explore the grounds and complete ten fun riddles on a loop through Staatsburgh's beautiful landscape along the Hudson River. All ages are invited to participate. Learn about some of the highlights of the historic grounds around the mansion while having fun! To download the clue sheet, visit https://millsfriends.org/virtual/family-fun/.
Tue 01 Jun
Photographic Scavenger Hunt Challenge!
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 until Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
A phone with a camera and some walking shoes are all that's needed to explore the grounds and complete 10 fun riddles on a loop through Staatsburgh's beautiful landscape along the Hudson River. All ages are invited to participate – play solo or with a household group! Learn about some of the highlights of the historic grounds around the mansion while having fun! Thanks to Stewart's Shops, participants who complete the hunt can also win a free ice cream cone while supplies last. To download the clue sheet, www.staatsburgh.eventbrite.com
Tue 01 Jun
FALLEN by Jean Shin
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 until Sunday, October 31, 2021 08:00 AM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

FALLEN invites viewers to reflect on the cultural history of the Hudson Valley region and the life of the eastern hemlock tree that once stood on Olana's East Lawn. Artist Jean Shin presents a site-specific work installed on Olana's East Lawn through October 31. This public work is a part of Olana's larger 2021 collaborative exhibition, "Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment." When visiting, please touch but do not climb on the artwork. FREE and open to all.
Tue 01 Jun
“Memento Mori Mandalas” by Portia Munson
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 until Sunday, October 31, 2021 08:00 AM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

On view daily 8 AM - sunset through October 31, 2021

In her flower mandala series, Munson memorializes bird, animal, and insect life that has come into harsh contact with man, highlighting the shifting climate and the associated stresses that pollution and modern, industrialized life have on natural places and wildlife. This public work is part of Olana's larger 2021 collaborative exhibition, "Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment." FREE and open to all.

Registration: Required
Sat 12 Jun
Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment
Saturday, June 12, 2021 until Sunday, October 31, 2021
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

Presented at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site

Please join us to experience this new exhibition exploring the theme of "cross pollination" in art and the environment from the 19th century to the contemporary moment. The project stems from the artist Martin Johnson Heade's 19th century painting series of hummingbird and habitats and includes major paintings by Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and contemporary art by Nick Cave, Jeffrey Gibson, Paula Hayes, Maya Lin, and more. "Cross Pollination: Martin Johnson Heade, Frederic Church, Thomas Cole, and Our Contemporary Moment" was created by Thomas Cole National Historical Site, The Olana Partnership at Olana State Historic Site, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Its tour is organized by Crystal Bridges. To learn more visit https://www.hudsonriverskywalk.org/crosspollination

Thu 01 Jul
Faux Food Fight: A Fake Food Contest for Kids!
Thursday, July 1, 2021 until Sunday, August 1, 2021
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Entries due August 1st, Winners announced August 12th

A joint contest hosted by Staatsburgh State Historic Site and Clermont State Historic Site.

Have you ever seen fake food that looked so real, you could eat it? Many historic house museums use faux (or fake) food as props, to help visitors imagine the time when the house was still a home. This July, we're inviting kids ages 6-14 to create their own fake food in "Faux Food Fight!" Create your own culinary concoctions and be as imaginative as you want! You could make something that looks super delicious or super gross! Enter your faux culinary concoction by August 1 for a chance to win a prize.

For details on how to enter please click here.

Entries will be judged on their creativity, artistic merit, and effort in composing a recipe and fake foodstuff. Our panel of expert fake foodies will announce 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in three age categories: ages 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14. Winners will receive their own chef hat and apron, a must-have for every culinary maestro! Winners will be announced on August 12, 2021.

Thu 01 Jul
Sam’s Point Galley Feature for the Month of July: The Allure of Pressed Botanical Specimens
Thursday, July 1, 2021 until Saturday, July 31, 2021
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area

Throughout the month of July, the Gallery at Sam's Point will be exhibiting pressed botanical specimens collected by Hudson Valley resident David Schaengold. Among the pressed specimens on display and for sale are local favorites like buttercups, sassafras, Japanese anemone and blue flag iris. This exciting and informative show is dedicated to the memory of Mr. Schaengold's beloved wife, Paula, who cherished her garden. Proceeds from the sale of these works will be donated to Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation.

Thu 01 Jul
Faux Food Fight: A Fake Food Contest for Kids!
Thursday, July 1, 2021 until Sunday, August 1, 2021
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Entries due August 1st, Winners announced August 12th

A joint contest hosted by Staatsburgh State Historic Site and Clermont State Historic Site.

Have you ever seen fake food that looked so real, you could eat it? Many historic house museums use faux (or fake) food as props, to help visitors imagine the time when the house was still a home. This July, we're inviting kids ages 6-14 to create their own fake food in "Faux Food Fight!" Create your own culinary concoctions and be as imaginative as you want! You could make something that looks super delicious or super gross! Enter your faux culinary concoction by August 1 for a chance to win a prize.

For details on how to enter please click here.

Entries will be judged on their creativity, artistic merit, and effort in composing a recipe and fake foodstuff. Our panel of expert fake foodies will announce 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in three age categories: ages 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14. Winners will receive their own chef hat and apron, a must-have for every culinary maestro! Winners will be announced on August 12, 2021.

Fri 02 Jul
Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site
Friday, July 2, 2021 until Saturday, July 31, 2021
Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site
(315) 646-3634

Discover the War of 1812 story at the site's Living History Camp Fridays and Saturdays - different themes each day.

10am to 3pm (weather permitting)

Mon 12 Jul
Learn-to-Swim Program at Jones Beach State Park
Monday, July 12, 2021 until Monday, August 16, 2021
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 785-1600

Jones Beach West Bathhouse Pool

July 12, 19, 26 August 2, 9, 16 (Mondays)

8am-8:30am = Level 2

8:45am-9:15am = Level 1

9:30am-10am = Pre-k – K1

9:30am-10am = Parent and Child

To register, visit: https://bookwhen.com/learntoswimli

Wed 21 Jul
Monarch Butterfly Releases
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 until Saturday, July 31, 2021
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. Daily, so long as butterflies are ready to fly.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many of our former summer programs will not be available this season such as most of our Special Events and Learn About Letchworth series, but due keep alert for updates in advertising media and Facebook.com/LetchworthStatePark. All programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines.

Wed 21 Jul
Monarch Butterfly Releases
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 until Saturday, July 31, 2021
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. Daily, so long as butterflies are ready to fly.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many of our former summer programs will not be available this season such as most of our Special Events and Learn About Letchworth series, but due keep alert for updates in advertising media and Facebook.com/LetchworthStatePark. All programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines.