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Kensico Dam Plaza | 1 Bronx River Parkway Rd., Valhalla
Website: wwinterwonderland.com | Phone: (914) 231-4033 | Cost: $25*

Open daily, Friday, November 27, 2020 – Sunday, January 3, 2021

6 – 9:45 pm

Not open on following dates: 11/30, 12/7,  12/14, 12/24  &  12/25

Vehicles $25 with advanced purchase*

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Westchester’s Winter Wonderland is a festive 1.2-mile drive through Kensico Dam Plaza, filled with dazzling exclusive light displays that will thrill people of all ages. See your favorite holiday characters. Listen to jovial music right on your car radio, wave to Santa and enjoy other surprises, all seen from the safe and controlled environment of your car.

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* Residential Van and Standard Limo (no stretch) $40 with advance online purchase. On-site purchase is an additional $10 and available on a first come first serve basis, only as space allows.

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The NEW Westchester's Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru Holiday Light Extravaganza! at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla, NY
Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, The | 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck
Website: centerforperformingarts.org | Phone: (845) 876-3080 | Cost: $20pp

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

November 19 – December 20, 2020

7 pm

No shows 11/26 or 11/27

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Now in its 15th year, The CENTER is pleased to present Dicken’s classic, A Christmas Carol.  Directed and adapted by Lou Trapani with musical direction by Paul & JoAnne Schubert and starring your CENTER favorites. This will be a DRIVE-IN LIVE THEATRE EXPERIENCE!  Come rain, snow or shine, park your heated car and watch live theatre through your windshield into this wonderland! Appropriate For All Audiences.

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PREPAID, ADVANCED TIX REQUIRED

Box Office: (845) 876-3080

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A Christmas Carol 2020 * Drive-in Experience* at The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck in Dutchess County NY
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (Poughkeepsie Entrance) | 61 Parker Ave., Poughkeepsie
Website: https://walkway.org/ | Phone: (845) 834-2867 | Cost: FREE

Open daily, 7 am – Sunset

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge. At 1.28 miles across and 212 feet high, we offer sweeping views of the Hudson Valley. In October 2009 the Walkway Over the Hudson opened as a legacy project of the Hudson Fulton Champlain Quadricentennial. The park provides access to the Hudson River’s breathtaking landscape for walkers, hikers, joggers, bicyclists, and people with disabilities. The bridge deck stands 212 feet above the river’s surface and is 6,768 feet (1.28 miles) long, making it the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world.

Directions

Highland entrance
87 Haviland Road Highland, NY 12528

Poughkeepsie entrance
61 Parker Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Upper Landing Park (Elevator Entrance):
83 N. Water St., Poughkeepsie, NY

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FREE! Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie & Highland, NY
New York Botanical Garden | 2900 Southern Boulevard , Bronx
Website: nybg.org | Phone: 718-817-8700 | Cost:

* This Year Open Only to Members and Patrons *

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 – Sunday, January 31, 2021

Reserve a timed-entry ticket online in advance of your visit.

Marvel at model trains zipping through an enchanting display of famous New York landmarks—imagine the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, and other favorites—each delightfully re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, acorns, and cinnamon sticks.

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ADVANCED TIX REQUIRED

With tickets and capacity very limited due to enhanced safety protocols that include social distancing, the only way to see this captivating display is as a Member, Patron, Corporate Member, or Bronx Community Partner.

Membership Pricing

Individual, $90

Dual, $120

Family, $145

Family & Friends, $175

Supporting $300

Contributing $600

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Holiday Train Show® at New York Botancial Garden (NYBG) in The Bronx
Mohonk Preserve | 1000 Mountain Rest Rd., New Paltz
Website: https://www.mohonkpreserve.org/ | Phone: (845) 255-0919 | Cost: $15/20/0

Trailheads are open daily at 9 am for day-use visitors.

$15 for hikers/ $20 for bikers, climbers & horseback riders; Children 12 & under are FREE and must be accompanied by an adult. 

Scenic Mohonk Preserve protects over 8,000 acres of mountain ridges, forests, fields, streams, ponds, and other unique and beautiful places with carriage roads and trails that are perfect for hiking, running, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing.

Photo Credit:  John Fischer Photography, www.NoRoadUnturned.com

Visitor Center Hours

Weekdays 9 am – 5 pm

Weekends 8 am to 6 pm

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Visitor Center Trailhead

West Trapps Trailhead

Coxing Trailhead

Spring Farm Trailhead

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Trailheads open daily at 7 am for members

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Mohonk Preserve in Gardiner, NY
Olana State Historic Site | 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson
Website: olana.org | Phone: (518) 828-1872 | Cost: FREE*

Open daily, 8 am to sunset

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Explore Frederic Church’s 250-acre designed landscape with five miles of carriage roads as a way to enjoy the outdoors. Olana’s landscape and carriage roads are always free to visit and open to the public.

Photo by John Fischer Photography at www.noroadunturned.com

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Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am – 4 pm

Family Explorer Tour, Saturdays: August 1, 8, 22 & 29, 2020, 10 – 11 am, $15/25

Olana Outdoor Tour: Landscape and Architecture, Weekends, July 25 – August 9, 2020, 12 & 3 pm, $0/15

The Olana Electric Carriage Tour, Weekends, July 25 – August 9, 2020, 10 am , 1 & 4 pm, $50

Olana Outdoor Tour: Art and Environment, Weekends, July 25 – August 9, 2020, 11 am & 2 pm, $0/15

We will expand tour days and times based on demand through the reopening process. Outdoor Tours are limited to 14 guests. All tour participants are required to wear a mask covering the mouth and nose and maintain a social distance (six feet) at all times.

Olana is a carry-in, carry-out and tobacco free environment and that all dogs must be leashed at all times.

Wear a mask and keep 6 feet apart.

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Olana State Historic Site Grounds & Tours* in Hudson, NY
Teatown (Teatown Lake Reservation) | 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining
Website: | Phone: (914) 762-2912 | Cost: FREE/ $5*

Teatown Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

Sunrise & Sunset times in Ossining

$5 parking for non-members

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* * The Visitor Center and restrooms remain closed until further notice **

Teatown is a 1000-acre nature preserve and education center with nearly 15 miles of hiking trails located in the Lower Hudson Valley. Our mission is to inspire our community to lifelong environmental stewardship.

 

* Parking Policy

$5 parking for non-members

The losses in revenue from both cancelling programming and closing our Visitor Center has done significant damage to Teatown’s finances. We appreciate your support, which is critical to our non-profit organization during this time. Parking tags are again required. Parking tags are required daily, from 9am to 5pm. Click here for more information on our parking policy. Members will always park for free at Teatown.

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Teatown needs your support, now more than ever. To mitigate the transmission of COVID-19, we’ve had to close our Visitor Center and cancel programs, making it difficult for us to earn the revenue that funds our work. We welcome you to the preserve and ask you to please give a contribution today. Whether large or small, each donation will help support our staff, maintain our trails, and care for our wildlife ambassadors.

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FREE* Hike & Explore! at Teatown in Ossining, NY
Website: orangecountyarboretum.org | Phone: 845-615-3830 | Cost: FREE

Come and explore the beauty and wonder of the Arboretum!

Open daily, from dawn til dusk

The Arboretum is a 35-acre botanical garden with professionally planned gardens, tree plantings, and water features. The many pathways connect the gardens and lead you to cascading water features and a 9/11 memorial. The numerous teak benches make this facility an ideal spot to take a walk or just sit and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the setting.

Drive up to the gate and wait for it to open.

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The Arboretum is home to the Remembrance Walkway and Garden to honor those who lost their lives and those whose lives have been forever altered by the tragic events of the September 11th attack on America. The September 11th Memorial features a stunning rotating granite sculpture of the earth surrounded by bronze plaques with the names of the 44 Orange County residents who perished that day.

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FREE! Orange County Arboretum Botanical Garden in Montgomery, NY
Springside | 185 Academy Street, Poughkeepsie
Website: springsidelandmark.org | Phone: 845-454-2060 | Cost: FREE

Open daily, from dusk til dawn

Enjoy the meandering carriage trails, curious knolls, and rocky outcrops of the Andrew Jackson Downing designed landscape. Walkers, joggers, and dogs (on leashes please!) appreciate the quiet trails and changing scenery. Artists discover the interesting play of light and shadow off the knolls. Birders find many species within a green oasis. Visitors and residents alike experience a cultural landscape that resonates today. Springside’s grounds are open seven days a week from dawn to dusk, year-round. Self-guided walking tours are available. The sole remaining building the Porter’s Lodge is a private residence.

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Stony Kill Foundation | 79 Farmstead Ln , Wappingers Falls
Website: http://stonykill.org/ | Phone: (845) 831-3800 | Cost: $30-50 per day

September 29, 2020 – February 26, 2021*

Half-day Program 8:30 to 11:30 am OR 12:30 – 3:30, $35/30

Full-day Program 8:30 am to 3:30 pm $55/50; $275/250

Aftercare (only available for full-day registrants), 3:30-5 pm, $20

*  The program may be extended to a second semester

The Stony Kill Farm Pod is a day program for children aged 7-12 that incorporates access for remote learning while offering outdoor programming throughout the day.

Stony Kill staff will oversee setting up work stations and assist with remote learning. Lunch will be outdoors (weather permitting). The afternoon will continue with remote learning when appropriate and an outdoor program (weather permitting) until pick up. Otherwise, appropriate indoor programs will be held. Children should be dressed and prepared for seasonal weather. Outdoor programs may include hikes, scavenger hunts, visits with our livestock, garden time, pond time, community service, nature-based crafts, etc.

Parents will need to provide each child with the following: charged computer/chromebook with cord, ear buds or headphones & some school supplies (notebook, pencils, box of crayons, glue sticks, dry erase marker) in a back pack, lunch & refillable water bottle, 2 snacks, picnic blanket, & mask. Use of a microwave or refrigerator will not be available.

Must be 7 by the first day of program.

We will be following the Beacon City School District for holidays and snow closures.

No program: October 12, November 25-27, December 21 – January 1, January 18

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Farm Pod Day Program at Stony Kill Farm in Wappingers Falls, NY
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