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Tue 16 Apr
Sound Healing
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Join Dayna Gralla for a therapeutic and restorative sound healing experience. Envelop yourself in the sounds of crystal singing bowls, chimes, and a variety of soothing instruments as you allow your mind to drift from an active state to a relaxed and meditative state. Ages 10+. Max: 18 per session. Cost: $8. Parking: $6 per vehicle until 4:30 pm. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events. Tickets available on March 19 at 10 am.
Tue 16 Apr
Sound Healing
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Join Dayna Gralla for a therapeutic and restorative sound healing experience. Envelop yourself in the sounds of crystal singing bowls, chimes, and a variety of soothing instruments as you allow your mind to drift from an active state to a relaxed and meditative state. Ages 10+. Max: 18 per session. Cost: $8. Parking: $6 per vehicle until 4:30 pm. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events. Tickets available on March 19 at 10 am.
Tue 16 Apr
Stargazing in the Preserve
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Peer into the cosmos with Vinny Coulehan of the Rockland Astronomy Club. We'll use a telescope to observe the quarter moon, as well as Orion, Jupiter, double star systems, and more! Max: 20 people. Cost: $4. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events. Tickets available on March 19 at 10 am.
Thu 18 Apr
Local Lore and Legends
Thursday, April 18, 2024 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Did you know that the famous horseman ride in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow likely took place here in the Preserve? Actually, there are quite a few lesser-known legends that take place on this land. The names of some of our most iconic locations (Spook Rock, Ravens Rock, Witch's Spring) come from stories that have been told by locals dating back hundreds of years. Join Ranger Su (tonight as "Major Su") for a 2-mile twilight hike to visit some of these locations and hear their stories. Max: 30 people. Cost: $4. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events. Tickets available on March 19 at 10 am.
Sat 20 Apr
Birdwatching with the Saw Mill River Audubon Society
Saturday, April 20, 2024 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Get to know our feathered residents! Join an expert from the Saw Mill River Audubon Society on a bird walk around the Preserve. Great for all levels of birding experience, beginners welcome! Binocular loans available upon request. Ages 8+. Max: 25 people. Cost: FREE. Parking: $6 per vehicle. NYS Residents over 62 park for free on weekdays. Please register at: sawmillriveraudubon.org/register-trips/.
Registration: Required
Sat 20 Apr
Earth Day Festival!
Saturday, April 20, 2024 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Join us in celebrating the 54th anniversary of Earth Day! Let's come together to advocate for sustainability, climate action, and environmental stewardship through education in this family-friendly event. Meet animal ambassadors, plant seeds to take home, and enjoy a wildlife demonstration with Brian Robinson featuring birds of prey and reptiles. Get to know some local environmental organizations and learn about ecology, conservation, agriculture, waste management, native plants and pollinators, and more! Appropriate for all ages. Cost: FREE! Please register so we may communicate any changes in the event of bad weather. Rain date: April 21. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Registration: Required
Mon 22 Apr
Birdwatching with the Saw Mill River Audubon Society
Monday, April 22, 2024 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Get to know our feathered residents! Join an expert from the Saw Mill River Audubon Society on a bird walk around the Preserve. Great for all levels of birding experience, beginners welcome! Binocular loans available upon request. Ages 8+. Max: 25 people. Cost: FREE. Parking: $6 per vehicle. NYS Residents over 62 park for free on weekdays. Please register at: sawmillriveraudubon.org/register-trips/.
Registration: Required
Tue 23 Apr
Full Moon Hike: “Pink Moon”
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Experience the Preserve after dark! Join Shayla, Hailey, and Dave for a 4-mile hike on carriage roads lit by moonlight. We walk at a brisk pace and there will be hills; some hiking experience is recommended. Leashed dogs are welcome. Max: 40 people. Cost: $4. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events. Tickets available on March 19 at 10 am.
Thu 25 Apr
Arbor Day Tree Identification Walk
Thursday, April 25, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Celebrate Arbor Day with conservation steward, Devyani Mishra, and enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Rockwood Hall area to learn about trees and how to identify them. The hike will be short with frequent stops for discussion. Leashed dogs are welcome. Max: 15 people. Cost: $4. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sat 27 Apr
Roll & Stroll: An Accessible Adventure!
Saturday, April 27, 2024 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
We are thrilled to announce our first in a series of hikes that welcomes people of all abilities to explore the Preserve's trails. The terrain will be relatively level containing forest, a lake, and fields. Our carriage roads are 16 feet wide and surfaced with gravel. All-terrain devices or wheelchairs with bicycle-type wheels/tires are recommended. Standard wheelchairs should work as well but hard rubber tires can lead to a bumpier ride. We'll have two routes to choose from; either 1 or 1.5 miles in length. After the first half mile, participants can choose to round the lake and return to the Visitor's Center, or continue for another mile. There will be a hike leader with each group. Bicycles are not permitted. Max: 30 people. Cost: FREE, registration required. Parking: $6 per vehicle. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Registration: Required
Sat 27 Apr
Arbor Day Tree Planting
Saturday, April 27, 2024 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Get your hands dirty and give back to your local forest by planting some trees! Join Preserve staff in partnership with Trout Unlimited and help us restore the banks of the Pocantico River and fill gaps in the canopy. More trees means more shade on the water, and that makes for happy fish! Shovels and gloves will be provided. Max: 50 people. Registration required. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Registration: Required
Sun 28 Apr
Yoga in the Gallery
Sunday, April 28, 2024 05:00 PM - 06:15 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Join instructor, Shivani Singh, for our last indoor session as we celebrate the change of seasons: new beginnings, longer days, and more energy. We'll focus on transitions between poses and introduce some new movements. Appropriate for all levels of experience, ages 18+. Max: 12 people. Cost: $8. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sat 04 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 4, 2024 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Join Preserve staff and the Friends as we give back to our beloved park and build up our community in this state-wide day of volunteering! Become part of the team and take this opportunity to celebrate and enhance a place that holds fond memories for all of us. Free t-shirts and snacks will be available first come, first served at check-in. All ages are welcome. Project location and details will be announced in April, stay tuned! Please register at: friendsrock.org/i-love-my-park-day.
Sat 04 May
Fly Fishing Workshop Series
Saturday, May 4, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Learn the basics of fly fishing and leave with the skills and confidence to get out on the water in this four-part workshop series led by expert, Len Savanella. Sessions 1 and 2 will cover the vocabulary and history of fly fishing, gear, casting, and fly tying. Sessions 3 and 4 will cover ecology and best practices and will take place in the stream so you can put your newfound skills to the test! Equipment will be provided but if you have your own, please bring it. Recommendations for gear and literary resources will be provided. Cost: $50; registration includes all four classes in the series. Max: 10 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Registration: Required
Sun 05 May
The Buzz About Bees and Wasps
Sunday, May 5, 2024 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Join D.J. Haverkamp of Bedford Honeybee Service, to learn all about bees and wasps and their important role in the environment. We'll discuss their life cycle, nesting behavior, and threats to their existence as we approach World Bee Day on May 20. View live honeybees in a glass-walled hive to get a peek behind-the-scenes, and observe other nests for comparison. This is a great introduction for anyone interested in bees, beekeeping, or protecting these precious pollinators. Max: 20 people. Cost: $4. Parking: $6 per vehicle. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sun 05 May
Stargazing in the Preserve
Sunday, May 5, 2024 08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Peer into the cosmos with Vinny Coulehan of the Rockland Astronomy Club. We'll use a telescope to observe galaxies, globular clusters, double star systems, and more! With the new moon on May 7, we should have relatively dark skies. Max: 20 people. Cost: $4. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Tue 07 May
Postural Therapy: Living Comfortably
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Start your day with movement! Get energized in this virtual session with postural therapist, Joey Zimet, and learn exercises to improve posture and function. The class will incorporate unique standing, sitting, and floor exercises that are gentle and easily adapted to fit your needs. These methods are well-studied and based upon neuroscience, biomechanics, the myofascial system, and other variables. Treat yourself to some maintenance and self-care! Cost: FREE. Registered participants will receive a link to join. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Tue 07 May
Sunset Yoga at Rockwood
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 until Tuesday, May 28, 2024 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Relieve stress and explore the connection between breath and movement with instructor, Shivani Singh, as the sun sets over the Hudson with views of the Tappan Zee bridge and NYC in the distance. Appropriate for all levels of experience, ages 18+. Cost: $6. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Thu 09 May
Peony Celebration
Thursday, May 9, 2024 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Join us for a cocktail and buffet celebration in the Visitor Center courtyard amidst the spectacular Japanese tree peony garden in full bloom! A fundraiser for the Friends and our projects in the Preserve, the evening features a fine art exhibit and a flower show presented by local gardening clubs. Please register at: friendsrock.org/peony-celebration.
Fri 10 May
Sensory Hike: Rise and Shine!
Friday, May 10, 2024 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Awaken your senses and tune in to nature in this embodied experience with Linda Parker. You'll be amazed at what you notice when you home in on one sense at a time. We'll begin in the Visitor Center courtyard surrounded by the scent and vivid colors of the Japanese tree peony garden in bloom before we set out on a short hike. Take this opportunity to quiet your mind and connect with the forest using this unique approach. Max: 15 people. Cost: $4. Parking: $6 per vehicle; NYS residents over 62 park free on weekdays. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sat 11 May
Hike With Mike: Intro to Hiking
Saturday, May 11, 2024 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
If you're thinking of making hiking part of your life, the wide trails and varied vistas of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve are an ideal place to start, especially while the peony garden is in bloom! A discussion about what to wear, what to bring, using maps, and the varied terrain in the Preserve will increase your comfort when hiking in the future. A short family-friendly hike around Swan Lake will follow to see if any questions come to mind. Leashed dogs are welcome. Max: 20 people. Cost: FREE. Parking: $6 per vehicle. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sat 11 May
Fly Fishing Workshop Series
Saturday, May 11, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Learn the basics of fly fishing and leave with the skills and confidence to get out on the water in this four-part workshop series led by expert, Len Savanella. Sessions 1 and 2 will cover the vocabulary and history of fly fishing, gear, casting, and fly tying. Sessions 3 and 4 will cover ecology and best practices and will take place in the stream so you can put your newfound skills to the test! Equipment will be provided but if you have your own, please bring it. Recommendations for gear and literary resources will be provided. Cost: $50; registration includes all four classes in the series. Max: 10 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Registration: Required
Sun 12 May
Forest Sound Healing
Sunday, May 12, 2024 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
This Mother's Day, treat yourself or the special woman in your life to a unique restorative sound healing experience in the woods. Immerse yourselves in nature as the sounds of crystal singing bowls, chimes, and a variety of soothing instruments allow your minds to drift from an active state to a relaxed and meditative state. This special 75-minute session will take place at the Glacial Erratic, a 15-minute walk from the main parking lot. We encourage you to begin or end your journey at the Visitor Center courtyard to admire the beauty of the peony garden. Ages 10+. Max: 30 people. Cost: $8. Parking: $6 per vehicle. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events. Tickets available on April 22 at 10 am.
Mon 13 May
Birdwatching with the Saw Mill River Audubon Society
Monday, May 13, 2024 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Get to know our feathered residents! Join an expert from the Saw Mill River Audubon Society on a bird walk around the Preserve. Great for all levels of birding experience, beginners welcome! Binocular loans available upon request. Ages 8+. Max: 25 people. Cost: FREE. Parking: $6 per vehicle. NYS Residents over 62 park for free on weekdays. Please register at: sawmillriveraudubon.org/register-trips/.
Wed 15 May
House Hunters: Cavity-Nesting Birds
Wednesday, May 15, 2024 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
The Preserve has been designated an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society; it is a critical habitat for breeding migratory birds, including cavity-nesting species. Become part of our stewardship team for the day and shadow naturalist, Josh DiPaola, as he performs nest inspections on a variety of breeding sites in the Rockwood Hall area. Gain insight into their unique ecology and learn what you can do to help protect these species in recognition of World Migratory Bird Day. Max: 20 people. Cost: $4. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sat 18 May
Fly Fishing Workshop Series
Saturday, May 18, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Learn the basics of fly fishing and leave with the skills and confidence to get out on the water in this four-part workshop series led by expert, Len Savanella. Sessions 1 and 2 will cover the vocabulary and history of fly fishing, gear, casting, and fly tying. Sessions 3 and 4 will cover ecology and best practices and will take place in the stream so you can put your newfound skills to the test! Equipment will be provided but if you have your own, please bring it. Recommendations for gear and literary resources will be provided. Cost: $50; registration includes all four classes in the series. Max: 10 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Registration: Required
Sat 18 May
Community Day
Saturday, May 18, 2024 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Please join us for the Pocantico Center's second annual Community Day at the David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center. Preserve educator, Kim Fendrich, will have a display of rocks, minerals, and fossils from around the world, uncovering the mysteries of Earth's 4.5-billion-year history one sample at a time. The day will include family-friendly interactive performances, hands-on art and STEAM activities, bilingual story time, garden activities, face painting, an open artist's studio, and complimentary pizza and ice cream. Attendance is free; advance registration required at pocantico.org/events.
Registration: Required
Sun 19 May
C.A.S.T for Kids
Sunday, May 19, 2024 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Take to the water with C.A.S.T. for an unforgettable morning of fishing! This event is designed to provide children with disabilities, ages 6-18, the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the sport of fishing. All abilities can be accommodated. You can expect 2 hours of fishing, a delicious lunch, and an awards celebration where your child will receive a personalized plaque. They will also leave equipped with their own rod and tackle box so they're prepared for their next fishing adventure! Cost: FREE. Space is limited, registration required: castforkids.org/event/swanlake.
Registration: Required
Wed 22 May
Full Moon Hike: “Flower Moon”
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Experience the Preserve after dark! Join Shayla, Hailey, and Dave for a 4-mile hike on carriage roads lit by moonlight. We walk at a brisk pace and there will be hills; some hiking experience is recommended. Leashed dogs are welcome. Max: 40 people. Cost: $4. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events. Tickets available on April 22 at 10 am.
Thu 23 May
Tree Identification Walk
Thursday, May 23, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Join conservation steward, Devyani Mishra, for a leisurely stroll to learn about trees and how to identify them. The hike will be short with frequent stops for discussion. Leashed dogs are welcome. Max: 15 people. Cost: $4. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Thu 23 May
Sound Healing
Thursday, May 23, 2024 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Join Dayna Gralla for a therapeutic and restorative sound healing experience. Envelop yourself in the sounds of crystal singing bowls, chimes, and a variety of soothing instruments as you allow your mind to drift from an active state to a relaxed and meditative state. Ages 10+. Max: 20 per session. Cost: $8. Parking: $6 per vehicle until 4:30 pm. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events. Tickets available on April 22 at 10 am.
Thu 23 May
Sound Healing
Thursday, May 23, 2024 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Join Dayna Gralla for a therapeutic and restorative sound healing experience. Envelop yourself in the sounds of crystal singing bowls, chimes, and a variety of soothing instruments as you allow your mind to drift from an active state to a relaxed and meditative state. Ages 10+. Max: 20 per session. Cost: $8. Parking: $6 per vehicle until 4:30 pm. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events. Tickets available on April 22 at 10 am.
Sat 25 May
Birdwatching with the Saw Mill River Audubon Society
Saturday, May 25, 2024 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Get to know our feathered residents! Join an expert from the Saw Mill River Audubon Society on a bird walk around the Preserve. Great for all levels of birding experience, beginners welcome! Binocular loans available upon request. Ages 8+. Max: 25 people. Cost: FREE. Parking: $6 per vehicle. NYS Residents over 62 park for free on weekdays. Please register at: sawmillriveraudubon.org/register-trips/.
Sat 25 May
Fly Fishing Workshop Series
Saturday, May 25, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Learn the basics of fly fishing and leave with the skills and confidence to get out on the water in this four-part workshop series led by expert, Len Savanella. Sessions 1 and 2 will cover the vocabulary and history of fly fishing, gear, casting, and fly tying. Sessions 3 and 4 will cover ecology and best practices and will take place in the stream so you can put your newfound skills to the test! Equipment will be provided but if you have your own, please bring it. Recommendations for gear and literary resources will be provided. Cost: $50; registration includes all four classes in the series. Max: 10 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Registration: Required
Sun 26 May
History of Rockwood Hall
Sunday, May 26, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Join Rockwood docent, David Teich, on an adventure into the past as we explore the remains of Rockwood Hall and its rich history dating back to prehistoric times. Former estate of William A. Rockefeller Jr., this site boasts scenic views overlooking the Hudson, lush forests, and remnants of 19th century luxuries. Leashed dogs are welcome. The hike is about 2 miles roundtrip. Max: 40 people. Cost: $4. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Wed 29 May
Birdwatching with the Saw Mill River Audubon Society: Dawn Chorus
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 05:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Get to know our feathered residents! Join an expert from the Saw Mill River Audubon Society on a bird walk around the Preserve. Great for all levels of birding experience, beginners welcome! Binocular loans available upon request. Ages 8+. Max: 25 people. Cost: FREE. Parking: $6 per vehicle. NYS Residents over 62 park for free on weekdays. Please register at: sawmillriveraudubon.org/register-trips/.