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Sat 30 Mar
Fly Tying Workshop Series
Saturday, March 30, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Catch a fish with a fly you've tied yourself! Prepare for the warmer months and stay involved in the sport, even when the weather forces us indoors. Immerse yourself in the practice and history of fly tying under the guidance of instructor, Len Savanella, and become a better angler. If you're new to the sport, this is a great place to begin! By the end of this 4-part series, you'll be able to turn out streamers, wet flies, nymphs and dry flies. Basic tools and materials will be provided. Ages 16+. Cost: $50 for the whole series. Parking: $6 per vehicle. Max: 6 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sat 30 Mar
Birdwatching with the Saw Mill River Audubon Society
Saturday, March 30, 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
Sun 24 Mar
Full Moon Hike: “Worm Moon”
Sunday, March 24, 2024 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Tickets available on February 19 at 10 am, 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; some hiking experience is recommended. Leashed dogs are welcome. Cost: $4. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sun 24 Mar
Yoga in the Gallery
Sunday, March 24, 2024 05:00 PM - 06:15 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Join instructor, Shivani Singh, on the eve of the full moon for a calming and balancing session focused on mindful movement of the spine. The class will incorporate moon salutations, breathing techniques, and meditation. Appropriate for all levels of experience, ages 18+. Max: 12 people. Cost: $8. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sat 23 Mar
Weir Tours
Saturday, March 23, 2024 10:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Free, easy, 2-hour tour. Meet at the front (upper level/south side) of the Joseph Caputo Center, which is located at 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY, 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave., Rte. 133 (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk - parking lots nearby). After a brief walk, descend into the Weir in Ossining and explore the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Required: pre-registration: https://aqueduct.org/events/weir-tour-64.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Mar
Fly Tying Workshop Series
Saturday, March 23, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Catch a fish with a fly you've tied yourself! Prepare for the warmer months and stay involved in the sport, even when the weather forces us indoors. Immerse yourself in the practice and history of fly tying under the guidance of instructor, Len Savanella, and become a better angler. If you're new to the sport, this is a great place to begin! By the end of this 4-part series, you'll be able to turn out streamers, wet flies, nymphs and dry flies. Basic tools and materials will be provided. Ages 16+. Cost: $50 for the whole series. Parking: $6 per vehicle. Max: 6 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Tue 19 Mar
Sound Healing
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Tickets available on February 19 at 10 am, Celebrate the vernal equinox with Dayna Gralla in this 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.
Tue 19 Mar
Sound Healing
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Tickets available on February 19 at 10 am, Celebrate the vernal equinox with Dayna Gralla in this 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.
Mon 18 Mar
Birdwatching with the Saw Mill River Audubon Society
Monday, March 18, 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
Sun 17 Mar
The Final Countdown – Solar Eclipse FAQ & Craftsd
Sunday, March 17, 2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
On April 8th, the moon's shadow will obscure 90% of the sun in our area, with the path of totality crossing over northern New York and several other states. In preparation for this rare and exciting event, educator Kim Fendrich will answer some commonly asked questions as we craft models of the celestial movements that cause this phenomenon. We'll also create pinhole viewers for safe enjoyment of the eclipse in this fun family-friendly program. Appropriate for all ages. Max: 20 people. The program will take place in the art gallery at the Visitor's Center. Parking: $6 per vehicle. Please register at RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sun 17 Mar
The Final Countdown: Solar Eclipse FAQ & Crafts!
Sunday, March 17, 2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve

On April 8th, the moon's shadow will obscure 90% of the sun in our area, with the path of totality crossing over northern New York and several other states. In preparation for this rare and exciting event, educator Kim Fendrich will answer some commonly asked questions as we craft models of the celestial movements that cause this phenomenon. We'll also create pinhole viewers for safe enjoyment of the eclipse in this fun [FREE] family-friendly program. Appropriate for all ages. Max: 20 people. Registration required. Parking: $6 per vehicle. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Registration: Required
Sun 17 Mar
The Delicate Balance of Aquatic Ecology
Sunday, March 17, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Celebrate upcoming World Water Day by joining us for an exploration of one of the most expansive aquatic ecosystems in the Preserve. The Pocantico River is a sensitive habitat that supports an abundance of wildlife but due to its large footprint, this ecosystem is subject to a broad range of threats. Get your hands dirty with naturalist, Josh DiPaola and educator, Kim Fendrich in this interactive program and see firsthand how our stewardship team evaluates this habitat by taking water samples, searching for aquatic insects, and considering the health of nearby trees as we explain how they are all connected. The program will involve a 2-mile round trip hike and periods of standing. Cost: $4. Parking: $6 per vehicle. Max: 20 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sat 16 Mar
Forest Therapy: Equinox Celebration
Saturday, March 16, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Embrace change with mindful movement, nature observation, community, and tea with the trees. Led by Mindful Outdoor Guide and certified Forest Therapist, Cindy Olsen, this experience will be an opportunity to celebrate the natural world in honor of the vernal equinox on March 19. Warm blankets, backpacks, seat cushions and warm seasonal tea will be provided. Ages 18+. No dogs please. Cost: $5. Parking: $6 per vehicle. Max: 20 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sat 16 Mar
Fly Tying Workshop Series
Saturday, March 16, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Catch a fish with a fly you've tied yourself! Prepare for the warmer months and stay involved in the sport, even when the weather forces us indoors. Immerse yourself in the practice and history of fly tying under the guidance of instructor, Len Savanella, and become a better angler. If you're new to the sport, this is a great place to begin! By the end of this 4-part series, you'll be able to turn out streamers, wet flies, nymphs and dry flies. Basic tools and materials will be provided. Ages 16+. Cost: $50 for the whole series. Parking: $6 per vehicle. Max: 6 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Fri 15 Mar
Sensory Hike: Rise and Shine!
Friday, March 15, 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. Take this opportunity to quiet your mind and connect with the forest using this unique approach. We'll begin with light stretching and breathing exercises before we set out on a short hike. Max: 15 people. Cost: $4. Parking: $6 per vehicle; NYS residents over 62 park free on weekdays. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Wed 13 Mar
Stargazing in the Preserve
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Tickets available on February 19 at 10 am, Peer into the cosmos with Vinny Coulehan of the Rockland Astronomy Club. With the super new moon on March 10, we should have relatively dark skies. We'll use a telescope to observe the waxing crescent moon only 15% illuminated, as well as Jupiter, Orion, and more! Cost: $4. Max: 20 people. You may also be interested in attending the Space Rocks presentation beforehand where you'll learn about asteroids, comets, and meteorites. You'll even get to hold an iron meteorite forged in the core of an asteroid as old as the solar system itself! RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Wed 13 Mar
Space Rocks: Asteroids, Comets, and Meteorites
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 06:00 PM - 07:15 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Did you know that up to 100 tons of dust and sand-sized particles from space bombard Earth daily?! Thankfully, most of it doesn't make it through our atmosphere. However, the larger meteorites that do survive offer a unique glimpse into the formation and evolution of our solar system. Join educator, Kim Fendrich, for a presentation on asteroids, comets, and meteorites, and learn about the stories they tell us. Experience what it feels like to hold an iron meteorite forged in the core of an asteroid as old as the solar system itself! All ages are welcome; however, this program is best suited for those 12+. You are encouraged to register for the stargazing program afterward and view the night sky with a renewed perspective! Feel free to bring your dinner or a snack to enjoy while you watch the presentation. Cost: $4. Max: 20 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sun 10 Mar
I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone
Sunday, March 10, 2024 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
The first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree, Lucy Stone was an ardent supporter of human rights. Her impassioned speeches motivated prominent figures such as Susan B. Anthony and countless other women across the country to push boundaries and change the course of our society forever. Step back in time and onto the forefront of the women's suffrage movement in this unique performance in honor of Women's History Month. Appropriate for all ages. Max: 60 people. Cost: $5. Since 2010, History At PlayTM, LLC, has been chronicling the lives of influential and often forgotten women. Founded by Artistic Director Judith Kalaora, H.A.P. is woman-owned and operated, with a commitment to employ artists from the region. Kalaora is a professional educator, writer and living historian. She graduated from Syracuse University and completed the Globe Education Program at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre of London, England. PLEASE NOTE: This special program will take place at the Pocantico Hills Fire Department 531 Bedford Rd, Tarrytown, NY 10591. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sat 09 Mar
Fly Tying Workshop Series
Saturday, March 9, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Catch a fish with a fly you've tied yourself! Prepare for the warmer months and stay involved in the sport, even when the weather forces us indoors. Immerse yourself in the practice and history of fly tying under the guidance of instructor, Len Savanella, and become a better angler. If you're new to the sport, this is a great place to begin! By the end of this 4-part series, you'll be able to turn out streamers, wet flies, nymphs and dry flies. Basic tools and materials will be provided. Ages 16+. Cost: $50 for the whole series. Parking: $6 per vehicle. Max: 6 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sat 09 Mar
Unfolding Seasons in the Preserve
Saturday, March 9, 2024 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
This is the first in a series of hikes sensitizing you to the Preserve's seasonal changes. What you see, hear, smell, and feel in the Preserve changes throughout the year. This 6-mile hike with Mike will include views of the Hudson River, lakes, and fields, raising your awareness of the complex world adjacent to the trails. Leashed dogs are welcome. Be prepared to move at a steady pace; some hiking experience is recommended. Max: 20 people. Cost: $4. Parking: $6 per vehicle. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Tue 05 Mar
Postural Therapy: Living Comfortably
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 08:00 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 via Zoom. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sun 03 Mar
Wildlife Rehabilitation Workshop
Sunday, March 3, 2024 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Join us for a free presentation in light of World Wildlife Conservation Day and learn what to do if you find an animal in need and how to identify whether an animal requires intervention in the first place. Licensed wildlife rehabilitator, Maggie Ciarcia-Belloni, has been in practice for 25 years and specializes in small mammals. Special guests will include Oboy, her beloved opossum, and Sheldon the box turtle. Cost: FREE, registration required. Parking: $6 per vehicle. Max: 20 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sun 03 Mar
Garden Volunteer Orientation
Sunday, March 3, 2024 09:30 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Roll up your sleeves and learn about how to support our award-winning Gardens at the Jay Estate. Our Horticulture Director, Lucia Maestro, will walk you through the various ways to help out this spring and summer. All ages welcome! For more information email Lucia Maestro hortdirector.jhc@gmail.com.
Sat 02 Mar
History of Rockwood Hall
Saturday, March 2, 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.