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All Day Hike: Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Location:
Meet at Sams Point Visitor Center at Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Start:
9:00 AM on May 27th
End:
5:00 PM on May 27th
A strenuous hike for experienced hikers only. Free admission! $10 parking per car. Bring water, snacks, lunch. Registration required 5 days prior, (845) 647-7989
Living History: 18th C. Mourn Firelocks
Location:
44 Battlefield Rd., off 9W in Stony Point at Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Start:
11:00:00 AM on May 28th
End:
04:00:00 PM on May 28th
With military ceremony and artillery demonstrations. Free admission! Free parking! Site is open from 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Artillery Demonstration at 2:45 P.M. More information (845) 786-2521.

18th Century Graveside Ceremony
Location:
289 Forge Hill Rd, New Windsor, NY 12553 at New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site
Start:
02:00:00 PM on May 28th
End:
04:30:00 PM on May 28th
At 2:00 PM Revolutionary War soldiers stand vigil at the coffin of Colonel Francis Barber and then perform a graveside mourning ceremony in honor of all America’s veterans. A cannon firing and military demonstration follows the ceremony. Free admission! Free parking! Info: (845) 561-1765 x22.

National Trails Day: Be Gone Invasive Plants
Location:
Met at Sams Point Visitor Center at Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Start:
09:30:00 AM on June 2nd
End:
02:00:00 PM on June 2nd
Please call to register for the VOLUNTEER trail clearing event, (845) 647-7989. Bring food and drinks, wear appropriate work gear. An adult must accompany children.

History Hike: Trails of NJ Palisades
Location:
Meet at Allison Park in Englewood Cliffs at Palisades Interstate Park
Start:
10:00:00 AM on June 2nd
End:
12:00:00 PM on June 2nd
A guided hike with Christina Fehre and Liam Keegan. Free admission! Free parking! Info (201) 768-1360 x11

Related Links:
Palisades Interstate Park
Birding By Ear for Beginners
Location:
690 Rte 9W, Fort Montgomery, NY 10922 at Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Start:
09:00:00 AM on June 2nd
End:
12:00:00 PM on June 2nd
Join PIPC field biologist, Kirstie Fanning, and learn to identify local song birds! Free admission! Free parking! Registration required (845) 446-2134 or fanningk@pipc.org

Birding By Ear for Beginners
18th Century Graveside Ceremony
History Hike: Trails of NJ Palisades
All Day Hike: Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Living History: 18th C. Mourn Firelocks
National Trails Day: Be Gone Invasive Plants
Sunday Stroll: Views Across the Ravine
Location:
Nature Center at Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Start:
09:30:00 AM on June 3rd
End:
01:00:00 PM on June 3rd
A moderate guided hike with Laura Conner. Free admission! $10 parking per car. Registration required, (845) 255-0752.

Lecture: The Great War Sacrifice
Location:
The Newburgh Heritage Center, 123 Grand Street
Start:
02:00:00 PM on June 3rd
End:
04:00:00 PM on June 3rd
On Sunday afternoon, June 3rd, City Historian Mary McTamaney will tell the story of Newburgh's amazing home front mobilization that supported those local troops off fighting in the trenches of Belgium and France. The presentation will take place at The Newburgh Heritage Center, 123 Grand Street and will begin at 2:00 P.M. and is free to the public! For more information, please visit newburghhistoricalsociety.com or call (845) 561-2585.

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Sterling Speaker: Snakes in the Park
Location:
Lautenberg Visitor Center, 116 Old Forge Road Tuxedo, NY at Sterling Forest State Park
Start:
01:00:00 PM on June 3rd
End:
03:00:00 PM on June 3rd
A lecture presented by Doc Bayne. Free admission! Free parking! Please call (845) 351-5907 to register.

Hudson River Barn Dance
Location:
Pavilion in Alpine Area (PIParkway Exit 2 to bottom of hill, past boat basin) at Palisades Interstate Park
Start:
02:00:00 PM on June 3rd
End:
04:00:00 PM on June 3rd
With Dave Harvey and the Backyard Boys! Free admission! $5 parking per car. $1 hot dogs! Info: (201) 768-1360 x108

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Palisades Interstate Park
Car Cruise
Location:
Main Playfield at Bear Mountain State Park
Start:
06:00:00 PM on June 6th
End:
09:00:00 PM on June 6th
Weekly antique and custom car cruise (weather permitting). $5 parking fee per vehicle. Free admission! Call (845) 786-2701 for more information. www.bearmoutaincarcruise.com

Related Links:
Bear Mountain State Park
Thursday Lecture Series: The Lenape, Contact Period Algonquian Culture
Location:
690 Rte 9W, Fort Montgomery, NY 10922 at Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Start:
07:00:00 PM on June 7th
End:
09:00:00 PM on June 7th
Drawing on history and archaeology, this presentation by Hudson Valley archaeologist Eugene Boesch will provide some insight into the culture, history and life ways of this group during this moment of dramatic social change. Please note: Thursday Night Speaker Series seating is by reservation only. Call (845) 446-2134 to register. Suggested donation: $5, members $3.

Revolutionary Era Blacksmithing
Location:
690 Rte 9W, Fort Montgomery, NY 10922 at Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Start:
10:00:00 AM on June 9th
End:
04:00:00 PM on June 9th
Join us for a day-long presentation of 18th century blacksmithing. Watch master blacksmiths hand forge nails, hooks and more.

Learn how blacksmithing played a critical role in the American Revolutionary War effort right here at Fort Montgomery!

This program is open to the public! Demonstrations throughout the day. For more information, please call (845) 446-2134.

Drop-In Nature: Birds of Prey
Location:
Nature Center at Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Start:
10:00:00 AM on June 9th
End:
02:00:00 PM on June 9th
A live birds of prey program with Annie Mardiney. Drop-in at anytime, no registration needed. Free admission! $10 parking per car. Adults must accompany children. For info, (845) 255-0752.

Drop-In Nature: Make Your Own Sunprint or Animal Track
Location:
Nature Center at Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Start:
01:00:00 PM on June 9th
End:
03:00:00 PM on June 9th
With a craft and an easy hike. Free admission! $10 parking per car! For ages 6+. Drop-in program. An adult over 18 must accompany children. Info: (845) 255-0752.

Hudson River Barn Dance
Sterling Speaker: Snakes in the Park
Drop-In Nature: Make Your Own Sunprint or Animal Track
Lecture: The Great War Sacrifice
Drop-In Nature: Birds of Prey
Sunday Stroll: Views Across the Ravine
Car Cruise
Thursday Lecture Series: The Lenape, Contact Period Algonquian Culture
Revolutionary Era Blacksmithing
Nature Hike: Mountain Laurel on Mossy Glen
Location:
Awosting parking area, 300 yards west of Main Gate on Rte. 44/55 at Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Start:
09:30:00 AM on June 10th
End:
12:00:00 PM on June 10th
A moderate guided hike. Free admission! $10 parking per car. Registration required, (845) 255-0752.

History Hike: Birds and Bombs - The History of Iona Island with Doc Bayne
Location:
Meet at parking area by railroad tracks at Iona Island, off Rte 9W at Bear Mountain State Park
Start:
01:00:00 PM on June 10th
End:
04:00:00 PM on June 10th
An easy+ hike guided by Doc Bayne. Free admission, but donations gratefully accepted! Free parking! Registration required: (845) 351-5907

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Bear Mountain State Park
Car Cruise
Location:
Main Playfield at Bear Mountain State Park
Start:
06:00:00 PM on June 13th
End:
09:00:00 PM on June 13th
Weekly antique and custom car cruise (weather permitting). $5 parking fee per vehicle. Free admission! Call (845)786-2701 for more information. www.bearmountaincarcruise.com

Related Links:
Bear Mountain State Park
The Circular Letter - Washingtons Legacy
Location:
Corner of Liberty and Washington Street in Newburgh at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site
Start:
02:00:00 PM on June 16th
End:
04:00:00 PM on June 16th
A historical presentation about the famous letter General Washington wrote while in Newburgh about the hopes he had to guarantee how the government would work effectively. Free with standard museum admission! $4.00/person. $3.00/students & seniors. Free for ages 12 and under. Free parking! For info, (845) 562-1195.

Music on the Rocks: Beauty and the Grease
Location:
State Line Lookout (PIP Northbound btw exits 2 & 4) at Palisades Interstate Park
Start:
07:00:00 PM on June 16th
End:
10:00:00 PM on June 16th
Doo Wop & Classic Rock. $5.00 per person. Free parking! Bring chairs/blankets. Lookout Inn will be open for food. Info: (201) 750-0465. (RAIN DATE - 6/23).

Related Links:
Palisades Interstate Park
History Hike: Birds and Bombs - The History of Iona Island with Doc Bayne
Music on the Rocks: Beauty and the Grease
Nature Hike: Mountain Laurel on Mossy Glen
Car Cruise
The Circular Letter - Washingtons Legacy
Childrens Day
Location:
374 Temple Hill Rd., Vails Gate, NY at New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site
Start:
01:00:00 PM on June 17th
End:
04:00:00 PM on June 17th
Come to New Windsor Cantonment for Children's Day! There will be a petting zoo, 18th century magic and games and more! For more information, call (845) 561-1765, x22.

History Hike: Sterling Forge
Location:
Lautenberg Visitor Center, 116 Old Forge Rd. Tuxedo, NY at Sterling Forest State Park
Start:
01:00:00 PM on June 17th
End:
03:00:00 PM on June 17th
A moderate hike with Doc "Made in the USA" Bayne. Free admission! Free parking! Registration required (845) 351-5907.

All Day Hike: Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Location:
Sams Point Visitors Center at Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Start:
09:00:00 AM on June 17th
End:
05:00:00 PM on June 17th
A strenuous hike for experienced hikers only! Free admission! $10 parking per car. Bring water and lunch. REGISTRATION REQUIRED 5 DAYS PRIOR, (845) 647-7989.

Car Cruise
Location:
Main Playfield at Bear Mountain State Park
Start:
06:00:00 PM on June 20th
End:
09:00:00 PM on June 20th
Bear Mountain's annual classic and custom car show! Located on the main lawn at Bear Mountain. (Weather permitting) $5 parking fee per vehicle. Free admission! Call (845) 786-2701 for more information. www.bearmountaincarcruise.com

Related Links:
Bear Mountain State Park
Night Hike: Summer Solstice on the Hudson
Location:
Meet at Kearny House in Alpine Area at Palisades Interstate Park
Start:
07:00:00 PM on June 21st
End:
10:00:00 PM on June 21st
A moderate hike with Eric Nelsen to celebrate the Summer Solstice! Free admission! Free parking! BRING FLASHLIGHTS. Info (201) 768-1360 x108.

Related Links:
Palisades Interstate Park
All Day Hike: Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Location:
Meet at Sams Point Visitor Center at Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Start:
09:30:00 AM on June 23rd
End:
05:00:00 PM on June 23rd
A strenuous, all day hike for experienced hikers only. Free admission! $10 parking per car. Bring snacks, water and lunch! REGISTRATION REQUIRED (845) 647-7989.

Nature Walk: Hamilton Point
Location:
Meet at Nature Center at Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Start:
09:30:00 AM on June 23rd
End:
02:00:00 PM on June 23rd
A moderate+ hike with some steep, rocky footing. Free admission! $10 parking per car. Bring water and lunch. Registration required (845) 255-0752.

Living History: A Revolutionary Camp at Night
Location:
The historic huts are located on Causeway Road/Fisher Lane, off Temple Hill Road (Route 300) in the Town of New Windsor, New York. at New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site
Start:
07:00:00 PM on June 23rd
End:
09:30:00 PM on June 23rd
The New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site and National Temple Hill Association on Saturday June 23 from 7:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. present a night of Revolutionary War military drills, musket firings and other period activities! Admission is free!

For more information please call New Windsor Cantonment at (845) 561-1765 ext. 22.

All Day Hike: Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Living History: A Revolutionary Camp at Night
History Hike: Sterling Forge
Nature Walk: Hamilton Point
Childrens Day
Car Cruise
Night Hike: Summer Solstice on the Hudson
All Day Hike: Shingle Gully Ice Caves
History/Nature Hike: Reading the Woods
Location:
Meet at Lautenberg Visitor Center, 116 Old Forge Rd. Tuxedog at Sterling Forest State Park
Start:
01:00:00 PM on June 24th
End:
03:00:00 PM on June 24th
An easy guided walk with Doc Bayne. Free admission! Free parking! Registration required (845) 351-5907.

Citizen Scientist Hike: Phenology on Beacon Hill
Location:
Meet at Nature Center at Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Start:
10:00:00 AM on June 24th
End:
02:00:00 PM on June 24th
A moderate hike to help study seasonal changes and the effects on life at Minnewaska. Free admission! $10 parking per car. For ages 8+. Registration and an adult required (845) 255-0752.

Living History: Behind The Times at Mrs. Kearneys
Location:
Kearney House in Alpine Area at Palisades Interstate Park
Start:
07:00:00 PM on June 26th
End:
09:00:00 PM on June 26th
Music, games and storytelling at this historic landmark on the Hudson! Free admission! Free parking! Donations gratefully accepted. Info: (201) 768-1360 x108

Related Links:
Palisades Interstate Park
Tuesday Trek: Gertrudes Nose
Location:
Meet at Nature Center at Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Start:
09:30:00 AM on June 26th
End:
04:00:00 PM on June 26th
A challenging hike with Stefan Ramirez. With hills, streams and rocks. Free admission! $10 parking per car. Bring water and lunch. Registration required (845) 255-0752

Pre-Fourth Fireworks!
Location:
Play Field at Bear Mountain State Park
Start:
06:00:00 PM on June 29th
End:
10:00:00 PM on June 29th
PRE-FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS! No rain date. Free admission! Parking is $10. Call to confirm: 845 786-2701 x242.

Related Links:
Bear Mountain State Park
Living History: The Declaration of Independence
Location:
44 Battlefield Rd., off 9W in Stony Point at Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Start:
02:00:00 PM on June 30th
End:
04:00:00 PM on June 30th
Lecture at 2PM, Reading at 2:45PM, Canon Firing at 3:00PM. With historian Michael Sheehan. Free admission! Free parking! For info call, (845) 786-2521.

Let Freedom Ring
Location:
296 Fair Street in Kingston at Senate House State Historic Site
Start:
11:00:00 AM on June 30th
End:
03:00:00 PM on June 30th
Family friendly events throughout the day. With 18th Century camp life, games and readings. Free admission! Fee charged to tour Senate House. Free parking! Info: (845) 338-2786.

Citizen Scientist Hike: Phenology on Beacon Hill
Tuesday Trek: Gertrudes Nose
Let Freedom Ring
History/Nature Hike: Reading the Woods
Living History: Behind The Times at Mrs. Kearneys
Pre-Fourth Fireworks!
Living History: The Declaration of Independence