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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.
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/.
Sat 01 Jun
Rockwood Ramble 10K
Saturday, June 1, 2024 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Starting and finishing at historic Rockwood Hall, the Friends of Rockefeller State Park Preserve's annual Rockwood Ramble 10K race is a favorite. Scenic Hudson River views greet runners before the course veers into the woods. The wide carriage roads provide the perfect setting for experienced trail runners and first-timers alike. All proceeds benefit carriage road maintenance. friendsrock.org/rockwood-ramble-10k.
Sun 02 Jun
Geology of the Hudson Valley
Sunday, June 2, 2024 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Embark on a journey through time and learn about the geologic history of the Hudson Valley on this 4-mile hike through the Buttermilk Hill area with our resident geologist, Kim Fendrich. We'll stop at 4 sites along the way and observe evidence of tectonic activity, glaciation, weathering and erosion. Be prepared to move at a brisk pace; some hiking experience is recommended. Leashed dogs welcome. Cost: $4. Max: 20 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Tue 04 Jun
Postural Therapy: Living Comfortably
Tuesday, June 4, 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 04 Jun
Sunset Yoga at Rockwood
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 until Tuesday, June 25, 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 06 Jun
Sound Healing
Thursday, June 6, 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 May 20 at 10 am.
Thu 06 Jun
Sound Healing
Thursday, June 6, 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 May 20 at 10 am.
Sat 08 Jun
Plein Air Painting
Saturday, June 8, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Experience nature through painting! Learn the watercolor technique under the guidance of award-winning artist, Anne Johann, as you absorb the beauty of the landscape before you. You may bring your own supplies if you have them; if not, supplies will be provided. Cost: $8. Parking: $6 per vehicle. Max: 10 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sat 08 Jun
Bird Photography Workshop
Saturday, June 8, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Learn the best techniques for photographing birds and other wildlife and explore some of the best locations to shoot with photographer, Bill Golden. The timing should be just right to capture the cedar waxwings enjoying serviceberries in the courtyard. We'll begin with an instructional presentation in the art gallery, followed by a walk through the Preserve to put your newfound skills to the test. This class is best suited for those with DSLR, mirrorless, or bridge cameras. No dogs please. Cost: $4. Max: 20 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sun 09 Jun
Wild Edible Invasives
Sunday, June 9, 2024 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
"If you can't beat ‘em, eat ‘em!" Join wild foods author, Marie Viljoen, for a walk where you'll explore the delicious potential of weeds in the kitchen. Learn about their flavor profiles and versatile culinary possibilities, as well as how to safely prepare them. The walk will end with a light, wild-inspired snack. A fun spin on the approach to managing non-native plants, this class will be a great way to educate yourself during NY's Invasive Species Awareness Week. Cost: $4. Max: 20 people. PLEASE NOTE: foraging or collecting specimens for any purpose is prohibited on state property, including the Preserve. This includes plants, seeds, wildlife, rocks, etc. This is a unique opportunity to learn about foraging under the guidance of an expert. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sun 09 Jun
Meet the Horses of RSPP
Sunday, June 9, 2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
The Preserve is famous for its carriage roads and horses. Take this unique opportunity to meet one of our mounted guardians, Madonna, and her trusty steed, Stetson. Learn all about horses and how to interact with them in this family-friendly event. No dogs please. Cost: FREE, registration required. Parking: $6 per vehicle. Max: 30 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Wed 12 Jun
Bats: NY’s Caped Crusaders!
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Do you hate mosquitos? If so, then you should love bats! Bats help keep insect populations under control and are an integral component of a healthy ecosystem. They are also important pollinators and support biodiversity. Join naturalist, Josh DiPaola, for a family-friendly 1-mile twilight walk around Swan Lake in search of these elusive and misunderstood creatures. Learn how they contribute to the environment, threats compromising their populations, and how to safely facilitate their habitat. Max: 20 people. Suggested for ages 8+. Cost: $4. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Thu 13 Jun
Pride Outside: Sunset Hike
Thursday, June 13, 2024 07:15 PM - 08:45 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Join Preserve staff and OUTWalking for our next adventure! To celebrate Pride, we're hitting the trails for an especially colorful scenic 2-mile hike at Rockwood Hall, offering stunning views of the sunset over the Hudson and the iconic Tappan Zee Bridge. OUTWalking is an outdoor hiking and walking group proudly serving the LGBTQ+ community. Leashed dogs are welcome. Max: 40 people. Cost: FREE, registration required. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Thu 13 Jun
Pride Outside: Sunset Hike
Thursday, June 13, 2024 07:15 PM - 08:45 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Join Preserve staff and OUTWalking for our next adventure! To celebrate Pride, we're hitting the trails for an especially colorful scenic 2-mile hike at Rockwood Hall, offering stunning views of the sunset over the Hudson and the iconic Tappan Zee Bridge. OUTWalking is an outdoor hiking and walking group proudly serving the LGBTQ+ community. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Sat 15 Jun
Summer in the Preserve
Saturday, June 15, 2024 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
What you see, hear, smell, and feel in the Preserve changes throughout the year. As summer begins to unfold, join Mike for a 6-mile hike and experience lush greenery, frogs chirping, increased pollinator activity and birds in peak breeding season. 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.
Thu 20 Jun
Full Moon Hike: “Strawberry Moon”
Thursday, June 20, 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 May 20 at 10 am.
Sat 22 Jun
Forest Bathing & Sound Healing
Saturday, June 22, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Tickets available on May 20 at 10 am, Celebrate the summer solstice during this special event co-hosted by certified forest therapist, Cindy Olsen, and sound healer, Dayna Gralla. Enjoy a mindful stroll in the woods and connect with nature through sensory exploration inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, "forest bathing". This journey will lead you to the Glacial Erratic for a restorative sound healing experience where crystal singing bowls, chimes, and a variety of soothing instruments will guide your relaxation. Finish with herbal tea under the trees as you take a moment to reflect. The walk is 1-mile round trip. No dogs please. Max: 30 people. Ages 18+. Cost: $8. Parking: $6 per vehicle. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sat 22 Jun
Plein Air Painting
Saturday, June 22, 2024 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Experience nature through painting! Learn the watercolor technique under the guidance of award-winning artist, Anne Johann, as you absorb the beauty of the landscape before you. You may bring your own supplies if you have them; if not, supplies will be provided. Cost: $8. Parking: $6 per vehicle. Max: 10 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Sun 23 Jun
Fascinating Fungi
Sunday, June 23, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Explore the diversity of mushrooms in the Preserve and learn about the important role fungi play in the ecosystem on this 2-mile hike with Taro Ietaka, naturalist and former president of the Connecticut-Westchester Mycological Association. Cost: $4. Parking: $6 per vehicle. Max: 20 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.
Mon 24 Jun
Birdwatching with the Saw Mill River Audubon Society
Monday, June 24, 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 29 Jun
Birdwatching with the Saw Mill River Audubon Society
Saturday, June 29, 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 29 Jun
Friends of RSPP Gala
Saturday, June 29, 2024 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Join us for dinner and cocktails at The Playhouse on the Rockefeller Estate to celebrate the Friends' ongoing endeavors to protect and maintain the Preserve. Funds raised by the event will go towards the revitalization of Rockwood Hall including amenities for the public and a designated entry in keeping with the location's history and landscaping. The honoree for the evening will be NYS Senate President Pro Tem & Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins who will be receiving the John D. Rockefeller Park Preservation Award for her tremendous work in supporting parks throughout the state. friendsrock.org/2024-gala.
Sun 30 Jun
The Incredible Carbon Journey
Sunday, June 30, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:15 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Step into the life of a carbon atom with geologist, Kim Fendrich, and take a journey through the carbon cycle to better understand this element's role in climate change. We'll play a game to help visualize where carbon comes from, how it moves, and how things have changed since the industrial revolution. This fun and interactive activity is a great way to introduce the topic to children and will be eye-opening for adults as well! Max: 20 people. Suggested for ages 8+. Cost: FREE, registration required. Parking: $6 per vehicle. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.