BRONX – Great Backyard Birdcount 2019 @ Wave Hill

Great Backyard Birdcount 2019 @ Wave Hill

Meet at Wave Hill House


SATURDAY, February 16, 2018


10 am – 1 pm


Free with admission to the grounds*


No experience necessary; bird watchers of all levels are encouraged to participate.


Take your birding adventures to the next level by participating in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count! This global “citizen science” research project engages bird watchers of all ages in helping to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Using smartphone apps and official, field-data forms, track and record the birds in Wave Hill’s backyard, guided by naturalist Gabriel Willow. Share your observations with fellow participants over cocoa and coffee at the conclusion of the program.


Wave Hill is a spectacular 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades in the Bronx, Wave Hill’s vibrant landscape is one of the most beautiful spots in New York City.


Hours:  Tuesday–Sunday: 9 am – 4:30 pm

Perkins Visitor Center: 9:30 am – 4 pm

Wave Hill House: 9 am – 4 pm

Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory 10 am – 12 pm; 1 – 4 pm

Glyndor Gallery 10 am – 4 pm

The Shop at Wave Hill 9:30 am – 4 pm

The Cafe at Wave Hill 10 am – 4 pm



$8 Adults

$4 Students and Seniors 65+

$2 Children 6+

Free to Members and children under 6

For our religiously observant visitors

Information about Reciprocal Benefits

Reciprocal benefits, guest and family passes are not accepted on Sunset Wednesdays and for special events


Onsite: $8 per vehicle

Offsite: Free, with continuous, complimentary shuttle van service.

Free weekday parking onsite for Wave Hill Members in January, February and March!



Wave Hill is located at West 249th Street and Independence Avenue in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York.






The Café


(718) 549-3200


Independence Ave & W 249th St

Bronx, NY 10471


POUGHKEEPSIE – Learn to Skate @ McCann Ice Aren

Whether a skater’s goal is hockey, figure skating or recreational proficiency, this is the place to start!

This introductory program will teach your child the basic skills of skating, stick-handling, passing, and shooting through 10 one hour lessons. In addition, they will learn about hard-work and commitment. Best of all, your child’s registration includes a brand new set of CCM hockey equipment* custom fitted by our friends at Pure Hockey.


Daily format includes a 30 minute class during Private Skating School Session and 30 minutes of practice.  Caring instructors will teach and challenge each skater throughout the course(s). All basics will be taught from balance, strides, stops, turns, agility and more.

*If you have already participate in Learn to Play, you will not be eligible to receive any equipment


Snowplow Sam 1–4 | $125

Children ages 3–5 who have limited or no skating experience. Enroll in Snowplow Sam 1-2 if first time skater. Enroll in Snowplow Sam 3-4 if your tot has graduated Snowplow Sam 1-2 or if new to program but able to skate unassisted.


Basic Skills 1–6 & Pre-Free Skate | $200

Children ages 6–15 who have limited to advanced skating experience. Basic 3 and up are for all ages who have passed Snowplow Sam and Basic 1-2.


Hockey Skills 1–4 | $200

Designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. In four badge levels, skaters will learn how to maneuver faster and be more agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques are the primary focus of the levels. All elements will be taught without a puck. Skaters will learn the necessary fundamentals to be successful in game situations.


Adult Classes | $200

Ages 16 & Up who have limited or no skating experience.


THURSDAYS: 5:15 – 6:15 pm 

Session 4: Feb. 7—March 2
Session 5: March 28—May 9
Session 6: May 16—June 27


SATURDAYS: 9:15 – 10:15 am 

Session 4: Feb. 2—March 16
Session 5: March 23—May 4
Session 6: May 11—June 29*
*No class 6/8 (2019 Ice Exhibition)


MONDAYS: 5:45- 6:45 pm

Session 4: Feb. 4—March 18
Session 5: March 25—May 6
Session 6: May 13—June 24


Call 845-454-5800×1214 for more information and dates for all programs



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OSSINING – Volunteer Fair @ Teatown Lake Reservation

Volunteers are an essential part of Teatown. Special events, teen internships, gardeners, and guides – there is a spot for you at Teatown. Find out what opportunities match your interests at our Volunteer Fair!



Teens ages 14 – 17 may volunteer at Teatown. Click HERE for more information

Cost: $8 for non-members*; FREE for members

* Parking fee: $5 to non-members for parking on weekends and holidays.




Online registraiton available until noon the day before the event.

If online registration is not available, please call 914-762-2912 x 110 to register

KERHONKSON – Awosting Falls Snowshoe Walk @ Minnewaska State Park Preserve


The best prescription to cure cabin fever is to get outside and enjoy the wonders of winter. Get a taste of the cure and come join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for an approximately two-and-a-half mile-long snowshoe walk along the charming Awosting Falls Carriage Road.


MONDAY, January 21, 2019


10 am – 1 pm

This program is recommended for physically fit adults and children ages 9+.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.


Leaving from the Peter’s Kill Area, our route will take us on a slight uphill grade past a towering rock formation and along the Peter’s Kill stream, before reaching our destination, the iconic 65 foot tall Awosting Falls.


A limited number of snowshoes are available for participants to borrow for this program from the education department. Otherwise, snowshoes may be rented for this program from the Park for a fee of $5 per person. Early arrival is suggested if you would like to borrow snowshoes. If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike.


Meet at the Peter’s Kill Parking Area.


Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

SAUGERTIES – Horsin’ Around: Visit Rescued Equines & Enjoy a Compassionate Cuisine Lunch

Put on your hats and gloves and enjoy an exclusive off-season visit with Tours Manager Kaden as they guide you on a tour about the rescued horses of Catskill.


SATURDAY, January 12, 2019, 10 am – 2 pm

The tour begins at 10 am and the lunch begins at 12:30 pm.



$40;  $36 for members


Online ticket-purchasing fees apply



While the chickens and turkeys hunker down in their coops for the colder weather, Catskill Animal Sanctuary’s horses grow in their fluffy winter coats and come out to enjoy the crisp air. After the tour, warm up in The Homestead with a Compassionate Cuisine lunch prepared by “Best in Hudson Valley” award-winning Chef Sara. Hear the latest updates about our life-saving animal rescue and advocacy while you enjoy a delicious, cozy meal.


In order to ensure a safe and calm visiting environment for our horses, these tours are restricted to ages 13 & older.