MOUNT TREMPER – FREE Discovery Day @ Catskills Visitor’s Center


Saturday, September 28, 2019


10 am – 3 pm



Save the date for this new event at the Catskill Interpretive Center celebrating the nature, history and culture of the Catskills through kid-friendly educational programs, performances, demos and hands-on activities.



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KINGSTON – AfterSchool Program @ Seed Song Farm & Center

A Farm and Nature After School Program


M – F, starting September 16 – November 6, 2019


3 – 6 pm


For ages 5 & up


FREE for low-income and immigrant families;

$30 per day per student unassisted cost.



All programs are by donation throughout the month of September (suggested donation $5/hour), and FREE to those who could otherwise not attend, in keeping with the mission of Seed Song Farm & Center to “re-kindle a cultural reverence for the land and its bounty by making healthy food and farm experiences available to all.” Spanish speaking staff will be present on select days, and children of immigrant families are encouraged to attend.


The Fall activity themes are food and farm, including caring for plants and animals; nature and environment club; Native American skills and cultural history; pumpkins, Fall crops, and Halloween; the elements; music and the arts and crafts; and fun and games.


The programs are conducted in collaboration and exchange with Seed Song Center’s many community partners such as Kingston’s African Roots Center, Association of Native Americans and Neetopk Keetopk, My Kingston Kids, and others.


There are escorted half-mile walks from Chambers Elementary School to the programs, and carpools have formed from other local schools.


Open Houses

Parents and children unfamiliar with the farm & center staff are invited to free informal Open Houses every Wednesday in September from 4:30-6:30pm.


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Download registration forms online


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For more information, please leave a message at info@SeedSongFarm.org or (845) 383-1528

WEST POINT – FREE Admission to West Point Museum (A Hudson River Valley Ramble Event)


Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays: August 31 – September 29, 2019


August 31
September 1
September 6
September 7
September 8
September 13
September 14
September 15
September 20
September 21
September 22
September 27
September 28
September 29


10:30 am


FREE Admission


All visitors to the United States Military Academy are encouraged to tour the Museum to view the oldest and largest diversified public collection of miltaria in the Western Hemisphere. The Museum supports cadet academic, military and cultural instruction. Its collections include nearly all aspects of military history and encompass the history of West Point and the United States Military Academy, the evolution of warfare, and the development of the American Armed Forces. Based upon captured British materials brought to West Point after the British defeat at Saratoga in 1777, the Museum collections actually predate the founding of the United States Military Academy. When the Academy opened in 1802, many Revolutionary War trophies remained to be used for cadet instruction. By the 1820s, a teaching collection of artifacts existed at the Military Academy and after the Mexican War (1846 – 1848) West Point was designated by Executive Order as the permanent depository of war trophies. In 1854 the first public museum was opened and today it represents the culmination of more than two centuries of preserving our military heritage.


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Photo ID required for tour on-post at West Point.

On-post tour has fee involved.

Wheelchair Accessible

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BEACON – Jonathan Kruk Master Storyteller @ Bannerman Island


Sunday, September 8th, 2019

2 – 4:30 pm

$35 ages 12 & up

$30 ages 11 & under


Master storyteller, Jonathan Kruk, returns to Bannerman with Legends and Folklore of the Hudson Highlands!



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To Purchase Tour Tickets and General Tour Questions please call (845) 203-1316 or book online!

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Directions: Take I 84 to Exit 11 (Beacon) South. Turn right at Beekman Street. Follow and pass main entrance to Metro North Train Station. Make the next right onto Red Flynn Drive (Please note: the Road is not marked!) Red Flynn Drive is the bridge over the train tracks. Once you go over bridge you pass Long Dock Park Entrance. (Do not go into Long Dock Park.) Red Flynn Drive bares to the right. Look to the left as you go down the hill. The Beacon Institute Dock is the first floating dock on the left. (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)

Minnewaska State Park Preserve in Ulster County, NY

KERHONKSON – Homeschool Program @ Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Homeschool Programs at Minnewaska


Come join other homeschoolers for an afternoon of nature discovery!



Programs take place on Thursdays, 1 – 3 pm

(with the exception of the program on 9/12)



$10 parking fee



Come prepared to learn about a topic of natural history, play exciting games, take a hike, make crafty creations, and have fun with new friends!



September 5th: The Grossly Important Vulture


September 12th, 9:30 am – 2 pm*: Raptor Migration Hike

*Note the time change; This program may be switched to September 19th, if weather conditions warrant a change.


October 3rd:  Live Raptors


October 17th: Hike to the Ice Caves at Sam’s Point**


November 7th: Fall Foliage and Art in the Park Hike to Echo Rock


December 5th: Nature Observations





Pre-registration is required for all home-school programs.

Call Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.



** Directions to Sam’s Point


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