The Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership and the National Park Service invite you for delicious food, drinks, local beer, music and fun at the 3rd Annual Val-Kill Picnic & Square Dance! Chefs Consortium will again wow us with their traditional Val-Kill Picnic fare augmented by local farms. Period music by one of the most celebrated duos in the American acoustic music scene: Jay Ungar...

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Frederic E. Church painted Aurora Borealis (1865; Smithsonian American Art Museum) following his arctic exploration of the north Atlantic between Labrador and Greenland to sketch icebergs in 1859.  Join Dr. Willie Yee, president, and Joe Macagne, vice president of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association for a presentation and 21st Century exploration of the night sky at Olana. We will move...

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Historic Hudson Valley presents Lightscapes

May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015 @ 8:15 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.

LIGHTSCAPES is an immersive, family friendly walk-through experience featuring sculpture, light, music, and special effects. Path elements to explore include the new Colorwheel Castle and enormous Caterpillar Cavern. Larger-than-life elements like a massive mayfly and giant praying mantis join more than 7,500 smaller sculptures including dragonflies, ladybugs, and an avalanche of pinwheels. Six...

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This one-day field program will offer an introduction to ecological tracking and natural history. We will peel back the layers of time and search for signs in the landscape of moving continents, glaciers, land use, indigenous and colonial cultures, and changes in forest composition over the decades and centuries. We will also look at present-day stories of the natural world, as told by wildlife...

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Wild Earth presents Edible Landscaping

Jun 20, 2015 - Oct 10, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs monthly, on the third Saturday of May, June and July.

This course is a great introduction to the fruit plants of the world as well as the fruits in your own backyard. It is devoted to surrounding your home and garden with the rich diversity of fruit plants from around the world and exploring the under-appreciated wild fruit from our native forest. 

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Newburgh Illuminated Festival 2015

Jun 20, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Newburgh holds a special place in American history as a city of innovation and invention. It was one of the earliest American cities to be electrified when Edison built its power plant and wired it up in 1883. In 1939, RCA test-marketed television there. At the Newburgh Illuminated Festival, celebrate both the city’s rich history as well as its present-day innovations. Participants...

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