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Sun 12 May
In Frederic Church’s Ombra: Architecture in Conversation with Nature
Sunday, May 12, 2019 until Sunday, November 3, 2019
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-1872

Sharp Family Gallery, Olana State Historic Site

May 12 – November 3, 2019

Olana’s 2019 exhibition will showcase multimedia design concepts and installations, developed by leading architects and select artists. As Guest Curator, Barry Bergdoll (of Columbia University and the Museum of Modern Art) invited a group of today’s most exploratory architects to respond to the transitional outdoor rooms at Olana that are so essential to the original 19th century design of Olana’s Main House. For more information visit


Fri 18 Oct
Haunted House Weekend Festival
Friday, October 18, 2019 until Saturday, October 19, 2019
Mine Kill State Park
(518) 827-6111

Get ready for two days of ‘Scho-haire-raising' Halloween fun, Friday and Satuarday, October 18-19, at the New York Power Authority's Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project Visitor Center.

On Friday, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Mine Kill will host its annual Halloween Haunted House. take a hauntingly scary tour of some local landmarks through the Haunted Village. On Saturday, starting at 11am Nypa holds a costume parade and contest for children of all ages, with prizes awarded in various categories. Mine Kill's haunted house will open at 12pm and run till 3pm There will be free pumpkins for all participants, a hayride, Halloween crafts and more! For more information please contact the Mine Kill office at 518-827-8690

Fri 25 Oct
Friday, October 25, 2019 until Sunday, October 27, 2019
Captree State Park
(631) 669-0449

Annual Bluefish and Striped Bass surf fishing tournament open to the public. All fish must be hooked and landed from the beach, surf, jetty, bank or pier. Registration is required. Cash and equipment prizes will be awarded to winners.

Dates: Friday, October 25th through Sunday, October 27th

Times: Noon on Friday through Noon on Sunday

Location: Waters between Moriches and Jones Inlet

Awards Ceremony: 10/27 at Captree State Park, 12:30PM

Fee: $15 per participant