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Tiny Tots
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 until Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Held Tuesdays at both 10:30-11:30 AM and 1:30 to 2:30 PM

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 – 5.

April 22: Seeds

May 6: Animals have Moms Too

June 10: My Dad’s Great!

June 24: Horseshoe Crabs

Advanced reservations are required and may be made two weeks prior by calling (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785 - 3614. There will be a fee of $4.00 per person and children under 3 are free. The parking fee must be paid during fee collection season.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 until Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Held Tuesdays at both 10:30-11:30 AM and 1:30 to 2:30 PM

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 – 5.

April 22: Seeds

May 6: Animals have Moms Too

June 10: My Dad’s Great!

June 24: Horseshoe Crabs

Advanced reservations are required and may be made two weeks prior by calling (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785 - 3614. There will be a fee of $4.00 per person and children under 3 are free. The parking fee must be paid during fee collection season.

Registration: Required
Frog Watch
Thursday, April 24, 2014 06:30 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
Phone: (518) 584-2000 ext 116

Help the Park Naturalist study the frogs that live in Saratoga Spa State Park! We will learn many different frog calls before walking through the wetlands in search of the amphibians. Please bring a flashlight and dress for wet ground.

Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 116 to register.

Registration: Required
Canal Clean Sweep
Saturday, April 26, 2014 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 829-7516
An open invitation for volunteers to come help keep the canal prism clear.
Family Adventures: Bird Olympics
Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Nissequogue River State Park
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore what makes Long Island birds the best in their field while you enjoy a light breakfast. Play games, meet live animals, and dress up as a bird! Then, head outside to spot birds in their fields, forests and shores of Nissequogue.

This program is ideal for children ages 5 and up with their families. Registration is required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. Please call (631) 581-1072.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free

Registration: Required
Silent Hike with Cameras
Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:30 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155
You know the expression “a picture says a thousand words!” We’ll see if we can write a book while out on this silent hike.
Registration: Required
Silent Hike with Cameras
Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:30 AM
Shaver Pond Nature Center
Phone: (518) 279-1155
You know the expression “a picture says a thousand words!” We’ll see if we can write a book while out on this silent hike.
Registration: Required
St. George Day
Saturday, April 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Celebrate Earth Day and the Arts at Tompkinsville Park (Victory Blvd and Bay Street) at the St. George Day community festival. Find our table to learn about Earth Day and bring your own glass jar to upcycle and craft a Scandinavian-inspired etched and stained glass container using paint markers. This event will be held at Tompkinsville Park.

Appropriate for those ages 5 & up with their families. This event is free.

St. George Day
Saturday, April 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 967-1976

Celebrate Earth Day and the Arts at Tompkinsville Park (Victory Blvd and Bay Street) at the St. George Day community festival. Find our table to learn about Earth Day and bring your own glass jar to upcycle and craft a Scandinavian-inspired etched and stained glass container using paint markers. This event will be held at Tompkinsville Park.

Appropriate for those ages 5 & up with their families. This event is free.

Friends of Letchworth - Trail Workday
Sunday, April 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Help Letchworth State Park care for its many fine hiking trails. Members of Friends of Letchworth and anyone else who wants to join will meet at the gathering place and get signed in as a volunteer. The focus will be to pick up trash and clear brush.

Bring hand tools such as pruners, loppers, grass whips, small handsaws, work gloves, water and snacks.

Sessions will last about 2-3 hours, but participants many leave early or stay late to help finish.

Location: River Road junction on Route 408 out of Mt. Morris toward Nunda.

Family Adventures: Watercolor Wonders
Sunday, April 27, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

We will show you how to create a beautiful watercolor collage of wildflowers and wildlife. Dress for a mess.

This program is ideal for ages 5 & up and families. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program. Please call: (631) 581-1072.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free.

 

Registration: Required
Beautiful Birds for Kids
Sunday, April 27, 2014 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Bring your children to the Minnewaska Nature Center for this program about our feathered friends and what makes them exceptional. During this program, children will make their own bird mask, which they can wear on a bird scavenger hunt as we walk a mile-long carriage road.

This program is recommended for children between the ages of six to ten years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.

Registration: Required
Orienteering Basics
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 10:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Read an orienteering map and explore the park with the aid of a compass. You’ll get some basic skills so that you’ll never truly be “lost in the woods!”

Meet by main beach parking lot.

$2/person. Suggested age is 10 & older for this program.

Registration: Required
Orienteering Basics
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 10:00 AM
Shaver Pond Nature Center
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Read an orienteering map and explore the park with the aid of a compass. You’ll get some basic skills so that you’ll never truly be “lost in the woods!”

Meet by main beach parking lot.

$2/person. Suggested age is 10 & older for this program.

Registration: Required
Spring Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:00 AM
Saratoga Spa State Park
Phone: (518) 584-2000 ext 116

Search for signs of spring at the park! When you have collected all of your nature items, we will make a beautiful nature mobile. All ages welcome.

Program fee is $3 per child or $5 per family. Please call (518) 584-2000 Ext. 116 to register.

Registration: Required
Preschoolers in the Park
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Bring your preschoolers and join volunteer naturalist and parent Jamie McGinnis for a morning of exploring vernal pools and looking for amphibians. This is an exciting time to look for these animals since they are breeding and can often be found and heard in abundance now. Kids and parents will use nets to catch and observe tadpoles and frog eggs and then release them.

It is recommended that parents and children wear long pants and rubber boots.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014
Red House Natural History Museum
Phone: (716) 354-9101

Come join us at Allegany State Park, Quaker Area, in celebrating I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

Project details TBA.

Register at: I Love My Park Day

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day at the Harlem Valley Rail Trail
Saturday, May 03, 2014
Taconic State Park - Copake Falls Area
Phone: (518) 329-3993

Come join the Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association at Taconic State Park to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting new statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

Project details TBA.

Register at: I Love My Park Day

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Glimmerglass State Park
Phone: (607) 547-8662

The Friends of Glimmerglass State Park Nature Center will be hosting three projects at this year's third annual I Love My Park Day.

From 8 - 10 AM, there will be a bird-walk where a variety of migrating warblers can be seen and heard in the Spring. Guests will learn to recognize some spring birdsongs at the Nature Center and take a bird walk with local birdwatcher Becky Gretton. Bring your binoculars, and please be aware that trails may be muddy around this time of year, so appropriate footwear such as hiking boots will be helpful. Those interested should meet at the nature center. All ages are welcome.

From 10 AM - 12 PM, volunteers will trim the plant overgrowth near the bridge and plant new shrubs and flowers. All ages are welcome. Those interested should meet at the covered bridge, and should please bring garden gloves.

From 1 to 2 PM, volunteers will trim plant overgrowth near the nature center and plant new shrubs and flowers. All ages are welcome; please bring your garden glvoes and meet at the nature center.

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Local Sponsors: Bob & Trish Kane are sponsoring a new wildflower garden. NYS Covered Bridge Society - sponsoring plants and flowers.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
Phone: (516) 922-8601

Celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

From 8 AM to 2 PM, volunteers will work on general clean up of woodland gardens and woodland trails. This requires moving debris from the winter and opening trails that have been blocked by falling branches. This event is appropriate for those 18 and older. All volunteers interested should meet at the main parking lot, and are asked to please bring garden gloves, snacks and water.

Register at: I Love My Park Day

For more information, please call (516) 922-8601.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 08:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
Phone: (518) 569-9524

Come join the Friends of Point Au Roche State Park to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting new statewide event to improve and enhance New York’s parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

From 8-9:30 AM, enjoy a bird walk through a variety of habitats including marshes, fields, forests and lake shore. Meet at the Nature Center. Appropriate for ages 13 and up.

Interested volunteers can also participate in trail maintenance and clean up and shoreline clean up. This meets at the Nature Center and is appropriate for ages 13 and up. Please bring garden gloves, snacks and water, and wear sturdy boots.

From 9-10:30, there will be a 5K trail run from the Lecture Center. All ages are welcome.

At 11, children and parents are invited to walk to the Beaver Dam and pond.

Register at: I Love My Park Day. For more information, please call (518) 569-9524 or visit http://www.friendsofpointauroche.org

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 08:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 560-5357

Come celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day at Connetquot River State Park!

All volunteers should please arrive at 8:30 AM at the Main House front porch to check in; projects will start at approximately 9 AM. This year's activities are appropriate for those ages 13 and older.

Our first project this year will include litter pick up along the trails and perimeter fence lines. Volunteers who are interested in this project are asked to bring garden gloves, water and a snack to the event.

Our second project is for those who love to garden. We will be planting an assortment of annual and perennial flowers in a newly constructed butterfly garden. Volunteers are asked to bring garden gloves, water, snacks, and various tools (trowels, hand shovels, etc.)

For our third project, volunteers will be assisting with spreading wood chips along trails. It is highly recommended for volunteers who participate in this project to wear long pants with high socks or tall boots. It is also recommeded to bring gloves, water and snacks to this event. Wheel barrows and shovels will be provided.

The fourth project will be bird house modifications and bird house hanging. Those interested are asked to bring work gloves.

Register at: I Love My Park Day

With any questions, please call: (631) 560-5357.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Fort Ontario State Historic Site
Phone: (315) 343-4711

Come join us in celebrating I Love My Park Day!

Project 1 will include general clean up both inside and outside of Old Fort buildings including sweeping, vacuuming, painting, picking up debris and branches, etc. All ages are welcome. Please meet at the Old Fort entrance, bring garden gloves, water, snacks and tools such as brooms, buckets, sponges, paint brushes, rakes, and wheel barrows, and wear appropriate footwear and long pants.

Project 2: Volunteers will clear brush and overgrowth on bluff facing Lake Ontario in order to provide lake and summer fireworks viewing. Guests are asked to meet at the Fort Ontario entrance. This project is appropriate for adults 18 and over only. Please bring garden gloves, water, a snack, and tools (hand saws, loppers, pruners, garden shovels, wheel barrows, metal rakes), and wear work boots and appropriate work attire.

Project 3 includes general clean up and landscaping of the outer grounds of Old Fort. Please meet at the main entrance; all ages are welcome. Please bring, gloves, trowels, weeders, hoes, rakes, garden shovels and wagons and appriopriate footwear, sunglasses, hats, etc.

Register at: I Love My Park Day

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Johnson Hall State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 762-8712

Join the Friends of Johnson Hall in celebrating the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting new statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

Please meet in the parking lot for a safety briefing and to complete volunteer registration.

Site staff and volunteers will work together to remove fallen/cut branches and limbs from the west perimeter of the grounds along Rte. 29. The Friends of Johnson Hall will provide water, snacks and lunch at the end of the clean-up. This event is appropriate for those ages 13 and up. Volunteers are asked to bring garden gloves, work/hiking boots, and to wear long pants.

Register at: I Love My Park Day 

With any questions, please call (518) 762-8712.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Belmont Lake State Park
Phone: (631) 667-5055

Come join us at the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

For project one, volunteers will help with clean-up of our streams, which involves removing branches, trash and other debris. All volunteers should bring water, a snack, waterproof gloves, and hip waders/boots. *There are limited amount of waders available at the park.

Project two will involve trail clean-up from Southards Pond to Belmont Lake. This is a 5-mile hike. Proper boots, water, gloves, insect repellent, and a snack are highly recommended. Volunteers ages 13 and up are welcome to participate. Please meet at the Boat House.

Register at: I Love My Park Day 

With questions, please call (631) 667-5055.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM
Bethpage State Park
Phone: (516) 249-0701

Come celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day at Bethpage State Park! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

Starting at 9 AM, adults and children of all ages are welcome to participate in general trail maintenance. Volunteers are asked to bring garden gloves, water, snacks, and various tools such as loping shears, rakes, etc. Please meet at the picnic area.

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Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bowman Lake State Park
Phone: (607) 334-2718

Come join us at Bowman Lake State Park to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility and importance to each park's needs.

From 9 AM to 12 PM, volunteers will be participating in picking up around the park and trails. All ages are welcome, and those interested should bring garden gloves, water and a snack. All volunteers are asked to please meet at the beach parking lot.

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Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Captree State Park
Phone: (631) 669-0449

Come celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day at Captree State Park! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

Project 1: Participants will assemble picnic tables. All ages are welcome, and the park recommends wearing closed toed shoes or boots.

Project 2: Participants will help scrape and paint wood barricades. Please wear clothing appropriate for painting.

Project 3: This will involve planting flowers around the park. All ages are welcome to participate.

Project 4: Volunteers will be re-painting bollards (posts planted in path entrances to prevent vehicle entrance) at the Captree Marina. All ages are welcome to help.

Registration for this site has reached capacity and is now closed.

With any questions, please call (631) 669-0449.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Catharine Valley Trail
Phone: (607) 535-4511

Come join the Friends of Catharine Valley Trail for a day of great people celebrating coming together for a great cause on the third annual I Love My Park Day. There are multiple projects for volunteers to choose from, beginning at 9 AM and lasting until 12/1 PM.

Project 1: Volunteers will help with trail clean-up from Watkins Glen High School to Fairgrounds Lane. All ages are welcome to participate, and are asked to bring garden gloves and water. Please meet at the Frog Hollow Marina.

Project 2: A clean-up project in the area from Cook Street to Queen Catherine Trail and the trail to Cook Cemetery, in addition to the area adjacent to the cemetery. This project will be appropriate for those 13 years and older. Participants are asked to bring garden gloves and water and to meet at the Cook Street Kiosk.

Project 3: A clean up project taking place at the Genesee Street Trail Head area. Participants will also help to clear brush north of Montour Falls and south toward Lock 6. This project is appropriate for ages 13 and older. Pariticpants are asked to bring garden gloves and water.

Project 4: Birding and nature trail construction at Mark Twain State Park from 9 AM - noon. There will be projects available for most ages.

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Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
Phone: (315) 492-4745

Come join the Council of Park Friends for Clark Reservation in celebrating the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

This year we will be hosting three projects for volunteers to participate in. All will run from 9 AM to 12 PM. Please meet at the small pavilion the morning of.

For project 1, appropriate for those of all ages, volunteers will help with trail clean-up and reporting any issues that may need fixing. For project 2, appropriate for those 13 and older, volunteers will help in the native garden by weeding, planting, and restoring paths within the garden. Please bring garden gloves and any small garden tools.

For project 3, volunteers of all ages are welcome to help clean the nature center and various exhibits. For this project, please wear appropriate cleaning clothes.

Register at: I Love My Park Day

For more information, please call (315) 492-4745 or visit: http://councilofparkfriends.org.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-1237

Come out and show your love for Thacher Park as we commemorate 100 years as a landmark in the capital region. There will be projects for all ages and abilities, so bring the family. Meet at the Pear Orchard picnic shelter to organize, and then go to work for the morning. At 12:30 the Friends of Thacher Park will provide a BBQ lunch for all volunteers. This event is co-sponsored by Parks and Trails New York.

Register at: I Love My Park Day

Please contact the park at 518-872-1237 with any questions.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fair Haven Beach State Park
Phone: (315) 947-5205

Come join us at Fair Haven Beach State Park to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day!

This year, volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in one of three different projects around the state park. All events will take place from 9 AM to 12 PM and will meet at Sabin Hall.

Project 1: This project will involve cleaning up the local beaches, and people of all ages are welcome. All volunteers are asked to please bring a pair of garden gloves.

Project 2: The second project involves the assembly of picnic tables, and is more suitable for those over the age of 13. It is also suggested that volunteers participating in this project bring a pair of garden gloves.

Project 3:Will involve landscaping around the park office. All ages are welcome. Please bring garden gloves.

Register at: I Love My Park Day

With any questions, please call: (315) 947-5205.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park
Phone: (212) 204-8831

Come celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

The day's events will run from 9 AM to 12 PM and are appropriate for children ages 13 and up. Volunteers will be assisting in general maintenance of the park, including weeding, spring cleaning of outdoor maintenance areas, gravel upkeep and watering of plants, etc. Volunteers should please bring a snack and water.

Register at: I Love My Park Day

With any questions, please call: (212) 204-8831 or visit: http://fdrfourfreedomspark.org

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day - Leicester-Mt. Morris Location
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Genesee Valley Greenway
Phone: (585) 658-2569

Come join the Friends of Genesee Valley Greenway in celebrating I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

The Friends of GVG are hosting three events. This program welcomes volunteers ages 13 and up, and asks those interested to meet at Genesee River Mt. Morris-Leicester Pocket Park, Rt. 36.

Participants will weed plantings and spread mulch in beds at the pocket park. Please bring garden gloves, garden tools, rakes and shovels, and water. Snacks will be provided.

Register at: I Love My Park Day

More information is available at: http://www.fogvg.org  or by calling (585) 658-2569.

Local Sponsor: Wegmans

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day - Chili Location
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Genesee Valley Greenway
Phone: (585) 658-2569

Come join the Friends of Genesee Valley Greenway in celebrating I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's systems needs.

Volunteers at this event must be ages 13 and over and will participate in activities such as debris pick up, raking, planting flowers, spreading mulch, and assembling and installing two picnic tables. This group will also help clear at Lock 2. Please bring garden gloves, tools (rakes, shovels, loppers, gardening tools) and water. Snacks will be provided.

Parking will be located off of Brook Rd off of Rt. 383, ~ mile 5, in Chili

Register at: I Love My Park Day

More information is available at: http://www.fogvg.org or by calling (585) 658-2569.

Local Sponsor: Wegmans 

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Join us at Grafton Lakes State Park in celebrating the State's third annual I Love My Park Day. Help us beautify the park with trail and shoreline cleanup. Explore the park while helping to improve it for all the visitors in the months ahead.

From 9 AM to 12 PM, volunteers will work on a variety of service projects. Some of these projects may include removal of litter or fallen branches from trails, pruning blueberry bushes, and/or making general trail improvements. Please meet at the Deerfield Pavilion. All ages are welcome and those interested should bring gloves, water and a snack. 

Register at: I Love My Park Day

In the case of inclement weather, a rain date is scheduled for Sunday, May 4. With any questions, please call (518) 279-1155

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Hamlin Beach State Park
Phone: (585) 961-2734

Come join the Friends of Hamlin Beach State Park in celebrating the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

Hamlin Beach will host four volunteer projects. All will take place from 9 AM to 1 PM.

Project 1: Volunteers will re-establish a historic vegetable garden adjacent to the former CCC/POW site. All ages are welcome to participate, and are asked to please bring garden gloves and various gardening tools.

Project 2: Volunteers will re-establish flower beds at the farmhouse adjacent to the CCC/POW site. All ages are welcome.

Project 3; This will involve installing a numbered 4x4 post at the building site in the former CCC/POW camp to be used in the future for a self-guided tour. This event is suitable for ages 13 and up. Please bring garden gloves, shovels and rakes.

Project 4: Here we will be installing two 6x6 posts for gate installation to establish new vehicle traffic patterns at the CCC/POW site. This project is appropriate for ages 13 and older. Participants are asked to please bring garden gloves.

Register at: I Love My Park Day

With any questions, please call (585) 964 - 2734.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Harriman State Park
Phone: (845) 351-2568

Join us at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area in Harriman State Park to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

Harriman is hosting three volunteer projects to choose from, all running from 9 AM - 3 PM.

Project 1: Volunteers will be cleaning up the main event area. The clean up will include pulling vines, cutting and removal of brush and trash removal. Participants of all ages are welcome and should meet at the office area. All volunteers should bring garden gloves, water and a snack.

Project 2: Volunteers can choose to help with the maintenance and marking of bike trails. Maintainence will include cutting back brush, removing trees and limbs from the trail. This event is appropriate for ages 13 and up, and all volunteers are asked to meet at the office area. Please bring garden gloves, water and a snack.

Project 3: Volunteers of all ages are welcome to help repair picnic tables. All volunteers are asked to meet at the office area and to bring water and a snack.

Register at: I Love My Park Day

With any questions, please call (845) 351-2568.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Heckscher State Park
Phone: (631) 581-2100

Come join us at Heckscher State Park to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

Project 1 will involve cleaning up the beach and coastline areas. All ages are welcome.

Project 2 will involve building and repairing picnic tables and is suitable for those ages 13 and older.

Project 3, suited for those ages 12 and under, will involve various painting projects around the park.

All projects will take place from 9 AM to 12 PM. Participants are asked to meet at the Field 6 Bathhouse and to please bring water and a snack!

Register at: I Love My Park Day

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Phone: (516) 766-1029

Come join us at Hempstead Lake State Park to celebrate I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

This year's project will take place from 9 AM to 12 PM and will include the clean up of the Northwest Pond shoreline, Northeast Pond shoreline, as well as trail cleanup. All ages are welcome to participate, and those interested should meet at the Eagle Avenue field. Please bring garden gloves, water and snacks.

Register at: I Love My Park Day

With any questions, please call (516) 766-1029.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Higley Flow State Park
Phone: (315) 262-2880

Join us and celebrate with the Friends of Higley Flow for the third annual I Love My Park Day at Higley Flow State Park! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome to help park employees in general park clean-up. From 9 AM to 12 PM, we will be cleaning up garbage and debris throughout the entire park. Those interested are asked to meet at the park office and to bring garden gloves, water and a snack.

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For more information, please call (315) 262-2880 or visit http://www.higleyfriends.org.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day at Bannerman Island
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Hudson Highlands State Park
Phone: (845) 255-7207

Join the Bannerman Castle Trust in celebrating another year of I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's systems needs.

Volunteers will focus on cleaning up of winter debris and will involve raking, picking up litter, cleaning the garden beds, and trail clearing. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Cornwall Yacht Club and to please bring garden gloves, rakes, leaf blowers, gardening tools, and water.

*Appropriate for ages 18 and older; parents with children ages 12 and up are also welcome.

Registration for this site has reached capacity and is now closed.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day at Hudson Highlands State Park
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hudson Highlands State Park
Phone: (518) 537-8363

Join the Friends of Fahnestock and Hudson Highlands State Parks in celebrating the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

From 9 AM - 12 PM, volunteers will help to clean-up the area around the fascinating Northgate ruins of the "Cornish Estate" and work toward retracing the site's history and developing appropriate interpretation. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear, bring gloves and (if available) clippers. There is poison ivy in the area, so long pants and long sleeves are recommended.

Those interested should meet at the Washburn/Little Stony Point Parking Lot, Route 9D, Cold Spring, NY. All ages are welcome.

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With any questions, please call (518) 567-8363 or visit our website at http://fofhh.org.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Jay Heritage Center
Phone: (914) 698-9275

Join us at the Jay Heritage Center to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

From 9 AM to 1 PM, volunteers will help with invasive plant removal and path maintenance. Please bring gloves, insect repellent and a snack. Wearing long pants is encouraged. Tools, T-shirts, and refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome to participate.

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Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 679-7201

Come join us at Jones Beach State Park to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

Projects will take place at various locations around the park from 9 AM to 12 PM. One option will be for volunteers to help with beach clean-up. All ages are welcome. All volunteers should please bring garden gloves, bug spray, sunscreen, water, and a snack. Another option will occur specifically at Zach's Bay, where volunteers will plant beach grass. To participate, please bring garden gloves, water and a snack. All ages are welcome.

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With any questions, please contact: (516) 679-7201

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Come join the Friends of Letchworth State Park in celebrating the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

From 9 AM - 1 PM, a variety of projects will be available for volunteers to choose from, including: working in garden beds both inside and outside the main building, removal of unwanted vegetation around the exterior of the facility, staining lounge chairs and benches where needed, leaf cleanup and removal, and playground area clean-up and enhancement.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the South Highbanks Shelter and bring water, garden tools, hand shears, loppers, work gloves, and to wear appropriate shoes for work (no sandals).

Lunch will be provided by the Friends of Letchworth.

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With any questions, please contact: (585) 493-3600

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
Phone: (315) 665-3044

Come celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day at Lorenzo State Historic Site! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

This year, volunteers will help with spring cleaning at Lorenzo. This will include weeding, raking, and picking up debris/garbage. Snacks and water will be provided, however, volunteers should please bring their own garden gloves. All ages are welcome to participate. Those interested are asked to meet at the Visitor's Parking Lot at 9 AM.

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With any questions, please call: (315) 665-3044.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Midway State Park
Phone: (716) 386-3165

Join us at Midway State Park to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

From 9 AM to 12 PM, volunteers will paint fences, clean rides, rake leaves, paint the mini golf course, and/or clean the arcade and pavilions. Volunteers are asked to bring garden gloves, water, a snack and rakes. All ages are welcome. Please meet at the park office.

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Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Phone: (315) 482-2479

Join us at Wellesley Island State Park to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center at 9 AM. Please bring garden gloves, water and a snack.

Project 1: Volunteers will help put the netting on our butterfly house and with spring weeding of the gardens around the nature center. All ages are welcome to participate.

Project 2: Will include painting, staining, and other miscellaneous spring cleaning projects. Again, all ages are welcome to get involved.

Project 3: Will consist of debris removal from our trails. The park experienced a lot of tree damage this winter due to ice storms and heavy snow. Our trails are in dire need for a clean-up. Volunteers will help remove sticks and tree limbs from our trails, then chipp them to use as mulch for the trails.

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For more information, please call (315) 482-2479.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

The Friends of Moreau Lake State Park welcome you to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day at Moreau Lake State Park!

Project 1: Volunteers will be constructing a bird blind at Mud Pond for the viewing of waterfowl in their natural environment. This project is limited to participants age 18 and older. Please meet at the Moreau Lake Nature Center. *For this project, the park is looking for participants with good carpentry skills (though the wood will be pre-cut) who have experience with hammers and painting. Please bring work gloves, hammers and paint brushes.

Project 2: Volunteers will be planting native flowers and plants around the nature center and the beach bathhouse. Please meet outside the Moreau Lake Nature Center and bring small garden shovels, and gardening gloves.

Project 3: Volunteers will clean up the park by hiking around the lakeshore and picking up garbage. For this activity, participants of all ages are welcome, and it is suggested to wear garden gloves.

Project 4: Involves trail clean up of 20+ miles of trails. This is open to people of all ages and volunteers should please bring gloves, and garbage bags.

At 12 PM there will be a barbeque for all the volunteers provided by the Friends.

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Sponsors: Price Chopper & Hannaford

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

The Friends of Moreau Lake State Park welcome you to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day at Moreau Lake State Park!

Project 1: Volunteers will be constructing a bird blind at Mud Pond for the viewing of waterfowl in their natural environment. This project is limited to participants age 18 and older. Please meet at the Moreau Lake Nature Center. *For this project, the park is looking for participants with good carpentry skills (though the wood will be pre-cut) who have experience with hammers and painting. Please bring work gloves, hammers and paint brushes.

Project 2: Volunteers will be planting native flowers and plants around the nature center and the beach bathhouse. Please meet outside the Moreau Lake Nature Center and bring small garden shovels, and gardening gloves.

Project 3: Volunteers will clean up the park by hiking around the lakeshore and picking up garbage. For this activity, participants of all ages are welcome, and it is suggested to wear garden gloves.

Project 4: Involves trail clean up of 20+ miles of trails. This is open to people of all ages and volunteers should please bring gloves, and garbage bags.

At 12 PM there will be a barbeque for all the volunteers provided by the Friends.

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Sponsors: Price Chopper & Hannaford

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Nissequogue River State Park
Phone: (631) 269-4927

Come celebrate with the Nissequogue River State Park Foundation for the third annual I Love My Park Day at Nissequogue River State Park! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the Administration building (building 125) the morning of, and to wear appropriate clothing with sunscreen. All ages are welcome to participate. 

From 9 - 11:30 AM, volunteers will help with general park clean up of garbage and debris. We will also be clearing trails and paths of overgrown vines, as well as trimming any tree branches blocking the trails. There will also be general clean up around the waterfront areas.

From 12 - 1 PM, a tree trail nature hike will be offered. Using GPS, volunteers will be hiking trails and identifying various tree species throughout the park. Volunteers should please meet at the NRSP lobby and bring their smartphones (with GPS capabilities).

From 1:30 to 4 PM, we will host an arts and crafts workshop where volunteers will paint, glue, draw and stitch to create an 8x8 quilt. Each quilt will be tied together to display at the park.

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Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day, Oneida Rail Trail Event
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Erie Canal State Historic Park
Phone: (315) 363-3590

Come join the Oneida Rail Trail Committee to celebrate I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

From 9 AM to 12 PM, volunteers will help pick up litter, clear overgrown brush, assess maintenance/painting projects and make other improvements along the 3 mile stretch from Rt. 46 in Oneida to N. Court Street in Wampsville. All volunteers will be asked to meet at Jacks or Better, Oneida, N.Y.

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With any questions, please contact Patti Meakin at pmeakin@oneidacity.com or (315) 363-3590.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Robert H. Treman State Park
Phone: (607) 273-3440

Join the Friends of Robert H. Treman State Park to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

Volunteers ages 13 and up will help trail raking and cleaning in preparation for the season, in addition to carrying sand, stone and portland cement to where masons are repairing trail, making a barricade so the trail can be opened, and digging gravel out of the creek bed where flooding deposited it against trail bridge. All volunteers are advised to please bring garden gloves, water, and a snack. Please meet at Park's Upper Shelter.

Registration for this site has reached capacity and is now closed.

For additional information, please visit http://tremanparkfriends.org/ or call: (607) 273-3440.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM
Robert Moses State Park - Long Island
Phone: (631) 669-0449

Join us at Robert Moses State Park to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

Project 1: 9 AM to 1 PM. Ages 13+. Field 5.
Volunteers will be constructing erosion control fences. This involves assembling and installing wooden slat/wire fencing along the dune-line of the beachfront between fields 4 and 5. All volunteers are asked to wear closed-toed shoes or work boots.*Depending on the current dredging operations, the location of the fencing project may be between fields 3 and 2 in order to avoid construction equipment*

Project 2: 9 AM - 1/3 PM. All ages. Field 5.
This project involves litter clean up along the beachfront, and volunteers are asked to bring water and a snack.

Project 3: 9 AM - 2 PM. All ages. Field 3.
Volunteers will be relocating dune grass from areas where we have excess material to areas where dunes are unvegetated and sparse. The park asks volunteers to bring snacks and water.

Registration for this site has reached capacity and is now closed.

With any questions, please call (631) 669-0449

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Phone: (914) 762-0209

Come join the Friends of Rockefeller State Park Preserve in celebratingI Love My Park Day! All projects will take from 9 AM to 2 PM and all volunteers are asked to meet at the Park Visitor Center.

Project One: "Once Upon a Preserve..." Tell us a story through works and/or pictures of Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Spread out across the Preserve to write a story and visually capture your favorite places and spring phenomena. Donate your best 2 digital photos, illustrations, and/or a story of 250 words or less with a signed release agreement. Published work will be credited. All ages are welcome to participate. We ask that all volunteers bring a bagged lunch, camera and notepad. It is advised to wear a hat. Water, suncreen, bug, tick and poison ivy repellant will be provided.

Project Two: "Clear the Way" This project is specially designed for ages 13 and up (age 13-17 should be accompanied by a parent/guardian). Join forces with the Preserve Staff to cut back encroaching vegetation and fallen trees along Nature's way and around the glacial erratic. Remove fallen trees and repair the perimeter fence of the deer exclosure. Bring heavy work gloves, hand tools, wear a hat, long sleeves and pants, as the presence of thorns and ticks is expected. Please also bring a bagged lunch. The park will have some tools on hand.

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Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Rockland Lake State Park
Phone: (845) 268-3020

Come join us at Rockland Lake State Park to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

The event will run from 9 AM - 2 PM. All ages are welcome. Volunteers should meet at the Bath House. Volunteers will help with cleaning up the park to prepare for our busy season. We ask that volunteers bring both water and gardening gloves.

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For more information, please call: (845) 268-3020

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Sampson State Park
Phone: (315) 585-6392

Join us at Sampson State Park to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day! Sampson State Park will host three volunteer projects, which will occur between 9 AM and 1 PM.

Project 1: Will involve raking, seeding and cover of top soil in low areas, camp loops. Please bring garden gloves. Tools will be supplied. Appropriate for ages 13 and older. Those interesting in this project should meet outside the park office ahead of time.

Project 2: This project is appropriate for those of all ages, and will include removal of shoreline garbage and debris. Volunteers are asked to please bring garden gloves; tools will be supplied. Those interesting in participating in this project should meet at the Marina Upper Parking Lot.

Project 3: Picnic Table Assembly. Appropriate for ages 13 and older. Please bring garden gloves; tools will be supplied. Volunteers interesting in this project should meet at the Maintenance Shop. OTHER: If extra help is available, we will be trimming suckers from the tree bases throughout the camping & day use areas.

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*If the weather does not permit, there will be a scheduled rain date on May 10th.

Local sponsors: Friends of Sampson State Park

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
Phone: (518) 584-2535

Join the Friends of Saratoga Spa State Park for I Love My Park Day.  All events at Saratoga Spa State Park will start at 9 AM and go until approximately 12 PM followed by hotdogs, beverages, and raffle prizing!

Our various projects this year will include: Spreading top soil, reseeding sections along tennis courts, and continuing the trail extention project from last year by the Peerless pool. There are also two ADA accessible projects. One will be on our Ferndell Trail project and the second will be a litter pickup at SPAC. Some other projects will include: Planting trees around the perimeters of parking lots and the assembly of picnic tables and park benches. All ages are welcome to volunteer, and anyone interested is asked to please bring garden gloves.

On the day of the event, volunteers should meet at the Peerless Pool.

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Our sponsors this year include Walmart, Bank of America, Adirondack Trust Bank, Roohan Realty, Schindler Elevator, Allerdice Building Supply, Bob's Trees, Healthy Market Living, W.M. Biers, Callanan, Pompa Bros and Robert Fink. Local sponsor: Bob's Trees will be providing us with the Oak and Pine trees.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM
Shaver Pond Nature Center
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Join us at Grafton Lakes State Park in celebrating the State's third annual I Love My Park Day. Help us beautify the park with trail and shoreline cleanup. Explore the park while helping to improve it for all the visitors in the months ahead.

From 9 AM to 12 PM, volunteers will work on a variety of service projects. Some of these projects may include removal of litter or fallen branches from trails, pruning blueberry bushes, and/or making general trail improvements. Please meet at the Deerfield Pavilion. All ages are welcome and those interested should bring gloves, water and a snack. 

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In the case of inclement weather, a rain date is scheduled for Sunday, May 4. With any questions, please call (518) 279-1155

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Taconic State Park - Copake Falls Area
Phone: (518) 329-2851

Join us for I Love My Park Day!

Project 1: Help build a wooden staircase into the side of a hill along the trail leading back to the campground from the lower Bash Bish Falls parking lot. This project is suitable for ages 13+, and volunteers are asked to bring garden gloves and water.

Project 2: This project entails clearing tent platforms in the campground of debris accumulated over the winter. Volunteers are asked to bring water with them. 

Project 3: Here we will be landscaping around the facsimile of the charcoal hearth along the connector trail. Please bring garden gloves and pruning shears and water. Appropriate for ages 13+.

Project 4: Refurbish the flower boxes at the Iron Works business office. All ages are welcome, and please bring gloves, trowels, water, etc.

Project 5: All ages are welcome to participate in moving out pre-cut logs around the Link House at the Iron Works site. Guests are asked to bring work gloves and water.

Other projects: Cleaning, refurbishing & painting old gates to the Greenwich Cabins area; cleaning the Iron Works area; removing mustard greens from the ball field; & planting mint "crops" around the cabins to keep away mice.

Register at: I Love My Park Day / Meet at the Park Office.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-1237

Come out and show your love for Thacher Park as we commemorate 100 years as a landmark in the capital region. There will be projects for all ages and abilities, so bring the family. Meet at the Pear Orchard picnic shelter to organize, and then go to work for the morning. At 12:30 the Friends of Thacher Park will provide a BBQ lunch for all volunteers. This event is co-sponsored by Parks and Trails New York.

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Please contact the park at 518-872-1237 with any questions.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 679-7201

Come join us at Jones Beach State Park to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

Projects will take place at various locations around the park from 9 AM to 12 PM. One option will be for volunteers to help with beach clean-up. All ages are welcome. All volunteers should please bring garden gloves, bug spray, sunscreen, water, and a snack. Another option will occur specifically at Zach's Bay, where volunteers will plant beach grass. To participate, please bring garden gloves, water and a snack. All ages are welcome.

Register at: I Love My Park Day 
With any questions, please contact: (516) 679-7201

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Valley Stream State Park
Phone: (516) 825-4128

Come join us at the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

From 9AM to 10AM, registration and the event kickoff will be held at the picnic table area. All of the activities for the day will start at 10AM and proceed until 12 PM. All ages are welcome to participate.

Project 1 involves stream cleanup. Volunteers will collect litter while walking the stream bed and surrounding areas. For this event, volunteers should bring gloves, water, and water boots.

Project 2 will involve trail pruning. Volunteers will be widening trailways and clearing branches that may be blocking the paths. It is suggested that volunteers bring gloves and hand pruners. 

Project 3 will involve constructing new bird houses and new flower boxes. All the necessary tools will be provided.

*At 12, once all the activities are finished, there will be sponsored raffles.

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With any questions, please call (516) 825-4128.

Local sponsors: State Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages, Envision Valley Stream Project, and Sip This.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
Phone: (845) 834-2867

Come celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day at Walkway Over the Hudson!

From 9 AM - 1 PM, volunteers will help with the restoration of the signal tower on the East approach by assisting with painting the tower. Volunteers will also repaint the East & West pavilion trim and doors. Painting may happen on elevated scaffolding surfaces, so please do not sign up for the signal tower restoration project if fearful of heights. Please wear painting clothes and bring water, garden gloves, and new paint brushes.

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*Rain date: Sunday, May 4

For more information, please visit: http://walkway.org.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:00 AM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2479

Join us at Wellesley Island State Park to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center at 9 AM. Please bring garden gloves, water and a snack.

Project 1: Volunteers will help put the netting on our butterfly house and with spring weeding of the gardens around the nature center. All ages are welcome to participate.

Project 2: Will include painting, staining, and other miscellaneous spring cleaning projects. Again, all ages are welcome to get involved.

Project 3: Will consist of debris removal from our trails. The park experienced a lot of tree damage this winter due to ice storms and heavy snow. Our trails are in dire need for a clean-up. Volunteers will help remove sticks and tree limbs from our trails, then chipp them to use as mulch for the trails.

Register at: I Love My Park Day

For more information, please call (315) 482-2479.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day BioBlitz
Saturday, May 03, 2014 until Sunday, May 04, 2014 09:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Clark Reservation State Park
Phone: (315) 492-1590

The BioBlitz is designed for scientific professionals and experts to come together in an effort to document as many species and communities as possible while surveying for rarities during a 24-hour inventory that will take place from Saturday, May 3 at 9:30am through Sunday, May 4, at 9:30am. Our main focus will include rare plants and natural communities by surveying a lake community, fish, invasive plants, birds, herps, mammals, and mosses.

Volunteers are needed to help at the central stations set up for public information and interpretation, to serve as citizen scientists, and to document the professionals' process with photographs. Small groups of volunteers will be assigned to different shifts on Saturday May 3, from 9am-1pm and 1pm-5pm. The morning shift will be asked to arrive at 8am for an orientation.

Registration is currently available for small groups of volunteers to have the unique experience of assisting with this project. Applicants with prior photography and/or environmental experience are encouraged to sign up.

Register online at: https://ptny.wufoo.com/forms/i-love-my-park-day-bioblitz-registration/ 

For more information on the BioBlitz, please visit http://ptny.org/ilovemypark/bioblitz.shtml

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Ganondagan State Historic Site
Phone: (585) 742-1690

Come join the Friends of Ganondagan in celebrating the third annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

Volunteer projects will take place from 9:30 AM to 11 AM. Please join in and help clean up the gardens, trails, and site perimeter in preparation for season visitors. Adults and children of all ages are welcome and are advised to wear long pants, hiking boots, and to bring a long sleeve shirt. Please bring garden gloves and water, as well.

Registration for this site has reached capacity and is now closed.

With any questions, please call (585) 742-1690 or visit http://www.ganondagan.org/Support/Friends-Of-Ganondagan.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day, Croton-on-Hudson
Saturday, May 03, 2014 09:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Phone: (914) 941-8536

Come join the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct in celebrating the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

9:30 AM to 2:30 PM: For this year's event, volunteers will help to improve the health of the trail by lopping vines, and removing invasive plants and bushes. Participants will learn how to identify the targeted species, and how to deal with them. No experience necessary. Water, coffee, snacks, gloves and tools provided, or bring your own. Adults and children of all ages can participate; snacks and water will be provided.

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*Scheduled rain date: May 4, 2014. For further details or questions, please call (914) 941-8536 or visit http://www.aqueduct.org

Quaker Bridge Road
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Allan H. Treman State Marine Park
Phone: (607) 273-3440

Come join the Friends of the Dog Park (TCDOG) at The Ithaca Dog Park at Allan H. Treman Marine State Park in celebrating the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

All of this year's events will take place from 10 AM to 2 PM, and all ages are welcome to participate.

Project 1 will entail repairing walking paths by laying down stone dust, smoothing it with rakes, and tamping. Please meet at the utility shed in the dog park. It is recommended that volunteers bring shovels, rakes, and gloves.

For project 2, volunteers will aide in planting trees and shrubs in the dog park. Please meet at the utility shed in the dog park, and bring any tools you think will be helpful.

For project 3, volunteers will clean up trash and dog waste in and around the dog park. Volunteers interested in this activity are asked to please meet at the utility shed and bring work gloves.

Other volunteer projects planned for the day include repairing the utility shed and constructing benches for the dog park.

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*TCDOG will also be running a fundraising table from Friday to Sunday, May 2-4 to raise funds for continued maintenance and improvements at the park.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
Phone: (716) 754-7766

Come celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day at Artpark State Park! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

Projects will begin at 10 AM. Volunteers will be participating in painting flower boxes and planting flowers throughout the park. All ages are welcome to participate! Volunteers are asked to please bring garden gloves. There will also be an opportunity at 10 AM to help with painting logs. Please meet at the Artpark 4th St. Pavillion.

Registration for this site has reached capacity and is now closed.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Join us at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

From 10 AM to 3:30 PM, various volunteer projects around the park will be offered, including planting perennial flowers, planting new trees, and park clean-up. All ages are welcome to participate. Those who are interested should meet at the park office, and should please bring water and garden gloves. The park will provide appropriate tools.

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Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Join us at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

From 10 AM to 3:30 PM, various volunteer projects around the park will be offered, including planting perennial flowers, planting new trees, and park clean-up. All ages are welcome to participate. Those who are interested should meet at the park office, and should please bring water and garden gloves. The park will provide appropriate tools.

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Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970

Come join the Friends of Clay Pit Ponds in celebrating the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

Join staff at the Clay Pit Ponds State Park in a park-wide clean up. We will all be working together to pick up trash around the outskirts of the park and on the trails. We will also be helping to beautify the trails by spreading mulch and weeding.

All volunteers are asked to meet at the Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West, Staten Island, 10309). All ages are welcome, and we ask that all volunteers have gardening gloves, water, and a snack. It is also advised to wear sturdy shoes/boots, and to bring bug/tick repellant.

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With any questions, please contact (718) 605-3970.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970

Come join the Friends of Clay Pit Ponds in celebrating the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

Join staff at the Clay Pit Ponds State Park in a park-wide clean up. We will all be working together to pick up trash around the outskirts of the park and on the trails. We will also be helping to beautify the trails by spreading mulch and weeding.

All volunteers are asked to meet at the Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West, Staten Island, 10309). All ages are welcome, and we ask that all volunteers have gardening gloves, water, and a snack. It is also advised to wear sturdy shoes/boots, and to bring bug/tick repellant.

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With any questions, please contact (718) 605-3970.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 537-6622

Come join us in celebrating the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

From 10 AM - 2 PM, volunteers will help clean up the Historic Wilderness and Walled Gardens. These early twentieth century gardens are located just to the north of the Mansion. Volunteers will also help with spring clean up and maintenance work on the trail connecting Clermont Cottage with the upper garden. Projects are appropriate for volunteers 13 and older.

Please meet in front of the walled garden, and bring garden gloves, rakes, water and snacks.

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With any questions, please call (518) 537-6622.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Evangola State Park
Phone: (716) 549-1050

Come join us at Evangola State Park to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

From 10AM to 1PM, volunteers will help with cleaning up the beach and parkland along with other various improvement projects. All ages are welcome.

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Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Fahnestock State Park (Clarence Fahnestock)
Phone: (518) 567-8363

Come join the Friends of Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park in celebrating the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

It's time for "spring cleaning" in the butterfly garden. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear, bring gloves and (if available) clippers. There is poison ivy in the area, so please wear long pants and long sleeves.

Those interested should please meet at: Hubbard Lodge, Route 9, Cold Spring, NY

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With any questions, please call (518) 567-8363.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park
Phone: (917) 767-3198

Come join the Friends of FDR at the Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

We will be hosting two projects this year on I Love My Park Day. They will both be held from 10 AM to 2 PM, and all volunteers are asked to meet at Parking lot #6 the morning of. The first project is appropriate for those of all ages, and we will be doing vine cutting and removal throughout the park. Our second project is for adults 18+ only, and for this project we will be picking up metal scraps.

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With any questions, please call (917) 767-3198 or visit http://www.fofdr.org.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gantry Plaza State Park
Phone: (917) 660-7081

Come join the Friends of Gantry Plaza State Park in celebrating the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

From 10 AM to 12 PM, volunteers will work to prepare gardens for the growing season by weeding plant beds and spreading mulch. All ages are welcome to help, and it is recommended to bring water. For those interested, volunteers are asked to meet at the park near the concession stand and to enter at the 47th Road entrance.

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With any questions, please contact Bill Bylewski at (917) 660 - 7081 or info@FriendsofGantry.org.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day - Cuba Location
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Genesee Valley Greenway
Phone: (585) 658-2569

Come join the Friends of Genesee Valley Greenway in celebrating I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's systems needs.

From 10 AM - 12 PM, volunteers (ages 13 and up only please) will pick up debris, clear areas of invasive species, and trim edges of Greenway trail. Snacks will be provided. Please bring garden gloves, tools (loppers, rakes, shovels, weed wackers) and water. Meet at Village of Cuba, at Kiosk, just off of Bull Street, near Rt 446 heading west.

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With any questions, please contact our website at http://www.fogvg.org or by calling (585) 658-2569.

Sponsor: Wegmans

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Golden Hill State Park
Phone: (716) 795-3885

Come join the Friends of the Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse in celebrating the third annual I Love My Park Day! Volunteers can choose from three projects, all held from 10 AM to 1 PM.

The first project is a lighthouse beautification project, for which volunteers will tidy up the flower beds, spread mulch, split rail fence, stain deck areas, and help with other small painting projects. All ages are welcome, and are asked to please bring gloves, water, snack and appropriate clothing.

The second project will meet at the Lighthouse parking lot (at the north end of Countryline Rd (Rt 269)). In the park there lies the foundation and walls of a previously gorgeous house. We want to clean away vines, brush and debris from this landmark so visitors can see this beautiful structure. This event is appropriate for ages 13 and up; please bring water, snacks, gloves, and clippers.

The third option is a children's treasure hunt/hike specially designed for children 12 and under. The younger volunteers will search for pine cones, take part in bird watching, and learn general park appreciation. Participants should please bring a snack, water, and gloves.

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With any questions, please call (716) 795-3885 or email: Renee.Campbell@parks.ny.gov 

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grant Cottage State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 584-4353

Join the Friends of Ulysses S. Grant Cottage in celebrating the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting new statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

From 10 AM to 12 PM, participants will help to prepare the site for its Memorial Day opening. Tasks will include: Sweeping, raking, removal of debris from around the Cottage and at the Eastern Overlook. There will also be some general indoor maintenance in the general staff (non-historic) areas including the visitors center. Please meet at the Visitors Center. All ages are welcome to participate. Please bring garden gloves, rakes, and small saws, in addition to water and a snack. Lunch will be provided at noon.

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For more information, please call (518) 584-4353 or visit http://www.grantcottage.org  

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Phone: (315) 637-6111

Come join Green Lakes State Park in celebrating I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historical sites, providing visibility to the improvements and maintaining each park's needs.

All ages are welcome to participate. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Bathhouse the morning of.

The first project will involve general park cleanup. Volunteers are asked to bring gardening gloves, water, a snack and various tools such as rakes.

Project two will involve invasive species removal. Volunteers for this project are asked to bring snacks, water, gloves and hand tools (to help remove weeds).

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With any questions, please call: (315) 637-6111

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
Phone: (315) 823-0398

Join us at Herkimer Home to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

Volunteers will help clean the inside of the Visitor Center and weed flower beds. All ages are welcome to help, and those interested should please bring along a pair of garden/work gloves, and other garden hand tools. On the day of the event, all volunteers are asked to meet at the Visitor Center.

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Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day at Dennings Point
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Hudson Highlands State Park
Phone: (845) 225-7207

Join us at Dennings Point in Hudson Highlands State Park to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

Clarkson University alumni, students, and friends of Beacon Institute invite you to "show some love" at Dennings Point by helping to sustain bald eagle perch sites and improve habitat by removing invasive species. Participants will focus on bittersweet removal and girdling trees along the trail.

*Beverages and lunch will be provided to volunteers.

All ages are welcome.

Meeting Location: Beacon Institute Center for Innovation & Education at Dennings Point, 199 Dennings Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508

Volunteers are asked to bring gardening gloves, loppers and sand saws. It is recommended to wear long sleeves and pants due to possible poison ivy.

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For more information, please visit: http://clarkson.edu/alumni or http://www.bire.org

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
John Brown Farm State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 744-7112

Join us at John Brown Farm to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

From 10 AM to 2 PM, volunteers will help the staff attend to the grounds in preparation for the season. This will involve projects including: raking, tending to gardens, and clearing debris from winter. All ages are welcome and those interested in participating are asked to bring water and garden gloves.

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With any questions, please call (518) 744-7112

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
Phone: (716) 952-8866

Come join the Friends of Knox Farm State Park in celebrating the third annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

The event will begin at 10 a.m., with volunteers meeting for sign-in at the Red Barn area. Knox Park will provide tools such as rakes, brooms, garbage bags and gloves, and participants are encouraged to bring tools if they are able. Volunteers will divide their efforts among stone wall clean up, brush clearing, trail maintenance, grass trimming, red barn cleaning, picnic table staining and general debris removal. The day's events will end at approximately 1 PM. All ages are welcome.

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With any questions, please call (716) 952-8866 or visit: http://friendsofknoxpark.org.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Max V. Shaul State Park
Phone: (518) 827-4711

Join the Friends of Max V. Shaul and Mine Kill State Parks in celebrating the third annual I Love My Park Day! There will be three different activities occurring throughout the day.

Project 1: 10 AM - 12 PM
Volunteers will assist in planting donated flowers, shrubs and trees along the park entrance, around the cabin, other buildings and other designated locations. All ages are welcome and it is advised that those participating bring gardening gloves.

Project 2: 10 AM - 12 PM
Volunteers will spruce up park perimeters (around 1.5 miles in total), or can also join a team of helpers near the newly constructed Panther Creek nature trail across Route 30. This project is limited to volunteers who are 13 years or older. Proper attire, such as long pants, hiking boots, is highly recommended, along with garden gloves, water, and tools. Basic tools will be provided by the park.

Project 3: 1 PM - 3 PM
This acitivty will involve the installation of a chain link fence around the recently improved baseball field and park play area. Suited for those ages 13 and older. Volunteers should bring work gloves/garden gloves.

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Local sponsors: Shaul's Farm and Barber's Farm

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-3781

Join us at Montauk Point State Park to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

Beginning at 10 AM at the lower parking lot comfort station, volunteers will be completing a beach clean up of the coastline at Montauk Point and Camp Hero State Parks. We will be pruning and cutting back the four-wheel-drive access roads to the beach for improved vehicle access. This event welcomes those of all ages to participate, and we ask volunteers to please bring tools (such as pruning shears, hand saws, lopers) and water. The event will last until 1 PM.

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Local sponsors: Montauk Surfcasters Association will be providing food and drink for the event.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Phone: (716) 278-1796

Come join us at Niagara Falls State Park to celebrate I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

Various projects will be available for volunteers to choose from. All will meet in Lot #3 on Goat Island (east end). Transportation will be provided to work areas.

From 9 AM - 12 PM, volunteers will stain the Cave of the Winds railing. Brushes and stain will be provided by the park. Appropriate for ages 16 and older. Participants are asked to please bring gloves and water.

Volunteers can also choose to help wash and clean electric vehicles from 10 AM - 1 PM. All ages are welcome to participate. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear, and bring snacks if desired.

Volunteers can also help with general park clean up, removing trash, debris, and remnants of the severe winter in various locations of the park from 10 AM - 1 PM. All ages are welcome to participate. If desired, please bring water and snacks.

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Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day at Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Erie Canal State Historic Park
Phone: (315) 687-2801

Come join us at the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day.

Volunteers will be participating in staining picnic tables and park benches. Appropriate for ages 13 and older. Volunteers are asked to please bring garden gloves, a snack and to please wear old clothes. All volunteers are asked to meet at the Visitor Center (Building A)

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*In the case of inclement weather, the scheduled projects will take place on Sunday, May 4th instead.

For more information, please visit: http://www.clcbm.org or call (315) 687-3801.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Riverbank State Park
Phone: (212) 694-3633

Come join Riverbank State Park in celebrating the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to enhance and improve New York State parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs. Various volunteer events will run from 10 AM to 1:30 PM.

Project 1 will include weed removal, debris and trash pick up, painting of the flower beds, and stenciling on numbers. Volunteers ages 13 and up only, please.

Project 2 is appropriate for those of all ages, and will involve weed removal throughout the entire park and various complexes.

Project 3 is also great for adults and children of all ages, for which volunteers will be planting and seeding throughout the park. For this event, it is recommended that volunteers bring work/gardening gloves. Volunteers will also have the option to help with drain clearing, help with trash and weed removal around the carousel/amphitheatre/picnic area, and painting park benches.

For all projects, please meet at the Riverbank Courtyard and come dressed in appropriate work attire.

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With any questions, please call: (212) 694-3633

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Roberto Clemente State Park
Phone: (718) 299-8750

Join us at Roberto Clemente State Park to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

Project 1 will take place from 10 AM to 2 PM, and will involve cleaning the underpath entrance and painting the wall for welcome signage into the park. All ages are welcome to participate. Please bring garden gloves, water, paint clothing, and meet at the park entrance.

Project 2 will also take place from 10 AM to 2 PM, and will involve weeding the green roof and around the pool deck area. All volunteers interested should meet at the front entrance of the park, and are advised to bring gloves, water, small hand rakes, and to wear long pants.

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Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851

Join us to celebrate I Love My Park Day!

Garden Path Restoration: Volunteers will use rakes, hoes and shovels garbage bags and wheel barrels to weed and clean a portion of the garden walkway around the estate's historic greenhouse complex, as well as weed and clean the historic greenhouse complex foundation. This project is appropriate for ages 13+.

Deer Fence Disassembly: In the recent years there has been a deer fence composed of hardware cloth and 4x4 wooden posts put around the greenhouse and garden path area. The fence has since deteriorated. Volunteers will use wire cutters, pliers, and bolt cutters to cut away the wire fence from the posts, and roll up the hardware cloth using leather garden gloves and safety googles. Appropriate for ages 16+.

Cobblestone Gutter Cleanout: Volunteers will help clear the dirt, debris and garbage out and away from the historically accurate cobblestone gutters that we have lining some our park roads. The project would be classified as a "Leave No Trace" volunteer project for Scout Troops, which is essential for boy scouts to advance through the ranks. Appropriate for ages 13+.

Snacks, water, tools, gloves and safety googles will be provided. Volunteers are welcome to bring a lunch and water.

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Rain Date: Saturday, May 17, 10 - 2

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Stony Brook State Park
Phone: (585) 335-8111

Come join Stony Brook State Park in celebrating the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to enhance and improve New York State parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

All projects will take place from 10 AM to 2 PM, and all ages are welcome to participate. Our first project will be planting flowers and shrubs at the entrace of the park and around the office. We will also remove old plants and tile areas. Please bring garden gloves and water and meet at the park office.

For the second project, volunteers will add woodcarpet mulch to the playground areas. Volunteers for this project should meet at the Clara Barton Shelter (lower shelter), and should bring garden gloves and water. The third project will involve mulching pathways using recycled wood chips to layout pathways connecting gorge trail and east rim trails. Please bring work gloves and water, and also meet at the Clara Barton Shelter - Lower Shelter.

We will also be doing various other small projects including mulching, adding tables to picnic areas and installing grills.

Registration for this site has reached capacity and is now closed. For details, please call (585) 335-8111.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
Phone: (631) 269-4333

Come celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day at Sunken Meadow State Park! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs. All ages are welcome.

Project 1: Volunteers will work on the park's flower beds by weeding, planting and spreading mulch. Please bring garden gloves and trowels.

Project 2: Will involve volunteers breaking down and painting barricades and lifegaurd wingstands. Volunteers interested in this event are asked to please bring garden gloves and a snack.

Project 3: Volunteers will put together new picnic tables and make repairs to other tables as needed. Volunteers are asked to please bring garden gloves and a snack with them.

Project 4: Garbage removal along the shoreline. Participants are not required to bring any tools.

Project 5: Butterfly Garden TLC - Weeding, planting, seeding & cutting back old brush. Appropriate for ages 13 & up. Please bring garden gloves & wear work gloves.

Please meet at the Main Office Field #1 at 10 AM.

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With any questions, please contact: (631) 269-4333.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Taconic Outdoor Education Center
Phone: (518) 567-8363

Come join the Friends of Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park in celebrating the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

It's time for "spring cleaning" in the butterfly garden. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear, bring gloves and (if available) clippers. There is poison ivy in the area, so please wear long pants and long sleeves.

Those interested should please meet at: Hubbard Lodge, Route 9, Cold Spring, NY

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With any questions, please call (518) 567-8363.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day at nearby Franny Reese State Park
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
Phone: (845) 473-4440

Join us and Scenic Hudson Inc. at Franny Reese State Park to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

From 10AM to 3PM, there will be two trail improvement projects to remediate erosion on the White Trail. Appropriate for those ages 13 and up.

Project 1: Volunteers will work to improve drainage on a raised turnpike and channelize water so it flows properly through the turnpike. Please bring water and snacks, and meet at Mack's Lane trailhead.

Project 2: Volunteers will remediate a trail washout by filling the area with gravel and using a new technique called the "burrito roll." Please bring water and a snack.

Volunteers should meet at the trailhead to Franny Reese at Johnson Iorio Park.

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With any questions, please call (845) 473-4440, email: ckiernan@scenichudson.org, or visit the website: http://www.scenichudson.org 

Local sponsors: Scenic Hudson Inc. and Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
Phone: (631) 427-5240

Join us at Walt Whitman's Birthplace to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

For the first project, from 10AM to 12 PM, volunteers will participate in basic site clean-up by raking the law, pruning and trimming bushes, preparing flower beds, planting this year's flowers, and removing weeds. All volunteers will be asked to meet at the Picnic table area; all ages are welcome. For those participating, please bring gardening gloves and tools. *Light refreshments will be provided.

At noon, the site will offer a tour of the historic Birthplace. Site clean-up will then continue from 1PM to 3PM.

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In the case of inclement weather, a rain date is scheduled for May 10th.

For more information, please call (631) 427-5240 or visit http://www.waltwhitman.com  

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Whirlpool State Park
Phone: (716) 285-0516

Come join us at the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

From 10 AM to 12 PM: Join us at Whirlpool State Park where we will be cleaning up the parklands along the Niagara Gorge between Whirlpool and Devil's Hole State Parks.

For more information call (716) 285-0516.

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Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Wilson-Tuscarora State Park
Phone: (716) 285-0516

Join us at Wilson Tuscarora State Park for the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

Volunteers will help with beach clean up and planting flowers, bushes, and trees throughout the park. All ages are welcome. Participants should bring garden gloves and meet at the Bath House.

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For more information, please call (716) 285-0516.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day BioBlitz
Saturday, May 03, 2014 until Sunday, May 04, 2014 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

The BioBlitz is designed for scientific professionals and experts to come together in an effort to document as many species and communities as possible while surveying for rarities during a 24-hour inventory that will take place from Saturday, May 3 at 10:30am through Sunday, May 4, at 10:30am.

Our main focus will include significant natural communities, rare invertebrates and "herps" (amphibians and reptiles), rare mosses and plants, in addition to fish, birds, mammals, and invasive species.

Volunteers are needed to help at the central stations set up for public information and interpretation, to serve as citizen scientists, and to document the professionals' process with photographs. Small groups of volunteers will be assigned to different shifts on Saturday May 3, from 9am-1pm and 1pm-5pm. Registration is currently available for small groups of volunteers to have the unique experience of assisting with this project. Applicants with prior photography and/or environmental experience are encouraged to sign up.

Register online at https://ptny.wufoo.com/forms/i-love-my-park-day-bioblitz-registration/  

For more information on the BioBlitz, please visit http://ptny.org/ilovemypark/bioblitz.shtml

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park
Phone: (631) 581-1002

Come celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day at Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

The first project will involve the removal of phragmites and bamboo from various locations. This project is appropriate for those ages 13 and up.

Our second project is appropriate for those of all ages, and participants will be raking, weeding and mulching various areas of the farm and chicken areas.

Our final project is also appropriate for those ages 13 and older, and for this project we will be removing clethra from woodland and walled gardens.

All volunteers should meet at the parking lot/registration tables, and those participating should bring garden gloves, water and bug spray to the event.

Register at: I Love My Park Day

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Cedar Point State Park
Phone: (315) 654-2522

Join us at Cedar Point State Park to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

From 11 AM - 2 PM, volunteers will help with the clearing of branches, leaves, etc. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Please meet at the Recreation Building and bring garden gloves, tools (including rakes), water, and a snack.

Registration for this site has reached capacity and is now closed.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
East River State Park
Phone: (718) 782-2731

Come join the Friends of the East River State Park in celebrating the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

Volunteers will help with tasks including: Edging tree beds; weeding and trimming the rose garden; replanting perenials; and debris removal. Some volunteers are needed to arrive early to help with sign ins, refreshments, set up & break down. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring garden gloves.

All volunteers should meet at the Friends sign-in desk at the entrance of 90 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg. All ages are welcome. 

Register at: I Love My Park Day 

With any questions, please contact Jackie Mayer, friends.eastriverstatepark@aol.com  

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come join us at Minnewaska State Park Preserve to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

At this year's event, we will be hosting two projects from 11AM to 3PM. For both events, please bring garden gloves, water, a lunch or snacks, bug spray, sturdy boots, and clothes you can get dirty. For both activities, volunteers should meet at the Wildmere Parking Area.

For our first project, volunteers will join Park Preserve staff and the NY/NJ trail conference volunteers to repair and enhance a few sections of footpath. They will also help to install boardwalks and rock stepping stones along seasonally wet sections of the Mossy Glen footpath. For this event, we recommend it only for those ages 7 and up.

For our second project, we will be assisting invasive species biologists with restoring an invasive species control plot by planting native trees, shrubs, and plant seeds. Volunteers will be digging, planting, spreading seeds, building cages, and removing any invasive species. This project is also best suited for those ages 7+.

Register at: I Love My Park Day 

With any questions, please call (845) 255-0752.

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Phone: (585) 394-4922

Join us at Sonnenberg Gardens to celebrate the third annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

This year's I Love My Park Day will take place from 11 AM to 2 PM, and we welcome participants of all ages. Volunteers will assist with the planting of the Old Fashion Garden, ready the beds for planting the Italian Gardens, and clean various water features. Volunteers are asked to please bring garden gloves, buckets, rakes, trools, shovels and a snack.

Meeting Place: The Carriage House

Register at: I Love My Park Day

For more information, please visit: http://www.sonnenberg.org, call (585) 394-4922, or email: volunteers@sonnenberg.org  

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 03, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Crown Point State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 597-4666

Come join the Friends of Crown Point State Historic Site on the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

From 1 PM to 3 PM, volunteers will help conduct a clean-up of the site's Lake Champlain shoreline, removing some of the drift wood and all litter. The work will be guided by a site employee. This event is appropriate for those ages 13 and up.

The day of the event, all volunteers should meet at the Museum parking lot. Please dress appropriately for the weather, and wear watertight boots.

Register at I Love My Park Day

Visit our website for more details at: http://www.friendsofcrownpoint.org

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day, Hastings on Hudson
Saturday, May 03, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Phone: (212) 247-5988

Come join the Vine Squad and the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct in celebrating the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York’s parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

From 1 PM to 3 PM:

At this year's I Love My Park Day, volunteers will have the opportunity to walk and work with local naturalists, Friends of OCA, and the Hastings Vine Squad to clean up, clear vines, and learn about the flora and fauna of the area.

If you have gloves and clippers, please bring them. We will have a limited amount available to use. Wear long pants, long sleeve shirts, and good walking shoes. All ages are welcome to participate. Bring friends and family!

Volunteers should meet at the parking lot along the OCA at Washington Avenue in Hastings-on-Hudson. This is about 5 blocks from Hastings-on-Hudson Metro North train station.

Registration is not required but it will guarantee a free T-shirt! Feel free to join us on May 3rd even if you have not registered.Register at: I Love My Park Day

Registration: Optional
Family Adventures: Horseshoe Crabs
Sunday, May 04, 2014 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Nissequogue River State Park
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Did you know that horseshoe crabs have been on earth since before the dinosaurs? Join us as we explore the lives of these "living fossils" and then explore the shore for horseshoe crabs.

Please wear shoes that are appropriate for water and mud.

This program is ideal for children ages 5 and up with their families. Registration is required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. Please call (631) 581-1072.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Nature Trees
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore the nature world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors and crafts.

Two sessions: 10-11 AM and 1:30-2:30 PM

This program is designed for ages 3-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. Please call (631) 581-1072.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Another One Bites the Dust
Thursday, May 08, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

This is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning.

For ages 3-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program. Please call (631) 265-1054.

Fees: $4 per adult / $3 for children ages 3-17 / children under 3 are free.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Another One Bites the Dust
Thursday, May 08, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

This is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning.

For ages 3-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program. Please call (631) 265-1054.

Fees: $4 per adult / $3 for children ages 3-17 / children under 3 are free.

Registration: Required
Historic Saratoga-style Hat Show and Dinner
Thursday, May 08, 2014 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Glimmerglass State Park
Phone: (607) 547-8662

Several local celebrity models are volunteering their time and promise to make this a fun evening. This traveling hat show is owned and procuded by Marcella Asselta and is both historical and hysterical. Hat Show performances began in the 1700's to the present and each hat carries a bit of an interesting historical and whimsy tale to it.  

Glimmerglass State Park, Lakeview Room (near concession at main beach/swimming area). 

Pre-registration required by 5/1, and tickets ($25.00) are available by calling 607-547-8662 or emailing friendsofglimmerglass@gmail.com. Funds raised will go toward the new nature center.

Registration: Required
National Public Gardens Day
Friday, May 09, 2014 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Phone: (585) 394-4922
Celebrate National Public Gardens Day with us! Buy one admission and get one free admission (of equal or lesser value) with the National Public Gardens Day coupon. Get your coupon here.
Adult Ed-venture: Custom Walking Sticks
Saturday, May 10, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

Enjoy a unique workshop to design your very own walking stick. Sticks, carving tools, wood burners and decorative materials will be provided (you may bring your own tools). We will share out beading and leather working techniques with you. Bring something you might like to incorporate to make your walking stick one of a kind. If you have been to a previous clinic, you may bring your walking stick back to add more designs!

For ages 18 & up. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program. Please call (631) 423-1770.

Fees: $4 per adult

Registration: Required
Adult Ed-venture: Custom Walking Sticks
Saturday, May 10, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 423-1770

Enjoy a unique workshop to design your very own walking stick. Sticks, carving tools, wood burners and decorative materials will be provided (you may bring your own tools). We will share out beading and leather working techniques with you. Bring something you might like to incorporate to make your walking stick one of a kind. If you have been to a previous clinic, you may bring your walking stick back to add more designs!

For ages 18 & up. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program. Please call (631) 423-1770.

Fees: $4 per adult

Registration: Required
Container Plant Day
Saturday, May 10, 2014 until Saturday, May 17, 2014 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Phone: (585) 394-4922
Bring in your own container and get it planted with Sonnenberg plants! Price is dependent upon the size of the container you bring.
Mother’s Day Craft
Saturday, May 10, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us to make Mom her own flower garden. Paint your own flower pot, complete with marigold seeds, to grow your own flowers. A $3 donation is suggested for materials.

Registration required & is accepted two weeks prior to the program. Please meet at the Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West).

Registration: Required
Mother’s Day Craft
Saturday, May 10, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us to make Mom her own flower garden. Paint your own flower pot, complete with marigold seeds, to grow your own flowers. A $3 donation is suggested for materials.

Registration required & is accepted two weeks prior to the program. Please meet at the Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West).

Registration: Required
Mother's Day Tea
Sunday, May 11, 2014 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 537-4240

Enjoy a family-themed tour of Clermont's gardens and share a beautiful tea with a mother you love ($12 per person, reservation required)

Fun for Kids: Jr. Angler Freshwater Fishing Clinic
Saturday, May 17, 2014 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Discover all about fish; where they live and how to catch them. If you have your own freshwater equipment and bait, please feel free to bring it with you. If not, a limited amount of loaner equipment will be available.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program. Please call (631) 265-1054.

Fees: $4 per adult / $3 for children ages 3-17 

Sponsored by Trout Unlimited.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Jr. Angler Freshwater Fishing Clinic
Saturday, May 17, 2014 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Discover all about fish; where they live and how to catch them. If you have your own freshwater equipment and bait, please feel free to bring it with you. If not, a limited amount of loaner equipment will be available.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program. Please call (631) 265-1054.

Fees: $4 per adult / $3 for children ages 3-17 

Sponsored by Trout Unlimited.

Registration: Required
Starting an Herb Garden
Saturday, May 17, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Want to grow herbs in your garden, on your deck, or in your window? Love the scent of fresh herbs? Join Gert Coleman for tips and techniques on growing and using herbs for flavor and remedies. A $5 donation is suggested for materials.

Appropriate for those ages 18 and up; this event is free. Registration required & is accepted two weeks prior to the program.

Registration: Required
Starting an Herb Garden
Saturday, May 17, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Want to grow herbs in your garden, on your deck, or in your window? Love the scent of fresh herbs? Join Gert Coleman for tips and techniques on growing and using herbs for flavor and remedies. A $5 donation is suggested for materials.

Appropriate for those ages 18 and up; this event is free. Registration required & is accepted two weeks prior to the program.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Jr. Angler Freshwater Fishing Clinic
Saturday, May 17, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Discover all about fish; where they live and how to catch them. If you have your own freshwater equipment and bait, please feel free to bring it with you. If not, a limited amount of loaner equipment will be available.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program. Please call (631) 265-1054.

Fees: $4 per adult / $3 for children ages 3-17 Sponsored by Trout Unlimited.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Jr. Angler Freshwater Fishing Clinic
Saturday, May 17, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Discover all about fish; where they live and how to catch them. If you have your own freshwater equipment and bait, please feel free to bring it with you. If not, a limited amount of loaner equipment will be available.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program. Please call (631) 265-1054.

Fees: $4 per adult / $3 for children ages 3-17 Sponsored by Trout Unlimited.

Registration: Required
Mountain Laurel Outdoor Rec Fest
Sunday, May 18, 2014 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Fahnestock State Park (Clarence Fahnestock)
Phone: (845) 265-3773

Unplug your family and participate in the National Get Outdoors Day. Learn about kayaks, orienteering, outdoor skills, adventure challenges, birding and nature. Food and beverages are available. Donation: Adults $2 Kids $1.

Sorry, due to our limited space we cannot accommodate groups of more than 15 people.

 

Mountain Laurel Outdoor Rec Fest
Sunday, May 18, 2014 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Taconic Outdoor Education Center
Phone: (845) 265-3773

Unplug your family and participate in the National Get Outdoors Day. Learn about kayaks, orienteering, outdoor skills, adventure challenges, birding and nature. Food and beverages are available. Donation: Adults $2 Kids $1.

Sorry, due to our limited space we cannot accommodate groups of more than 15 people.

 

Nest Box Monitoring Workshop at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, May 18, 2014 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800

This training will teach you to identify who is using the birdhouse or nest in your yard and how to monitor the progress of the nestlings. Learn how to obtain and record data and how to keep your baby birds safe from harm. We will go outside to try out your new skills and conduct nest box checks in our fields.

Appropriate for adults and children ages 9 & up.

Call to register for this free program.

Registration: Required
Nest Box Monitoring Workshop at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, May 18, 2014 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800

This training will teach you to identify who is using the birdhouse or nest in your yard and how to monitor the progress of the nestlings. Learn how to obtain and record data and how to keep your baby birds safe from harm. We will go outside to try out your new skills and conduct nest box checks in our fields.

Appropriate for adults and children ages 9 & up.

Call to register for this free program.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Beautiful Butterfly
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors and crafts.

Two sessions: 10-11 AM and 1:30-2:30 PM

This program is designed for ages 3-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. Please call (631) 581-1072.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Flower Power
Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

This is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning.

For ages 3-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program. Please call (631) 265-1054.

Fees: $4 per adult / $3 for children ages 3-17 / children under 3 are free.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Flower Power
Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

This is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning.

For ages 3-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program. Please call (631) 265-1054.

Fees: $4 per adult / $3 for children ages 3-17 / children under 3 are free.

Registration: Required
Adult Ed-ventures: Orienteering for Beginners
Sunday, May 25, 2014 12:15 PM - 02:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

After learning to use our compass, you will practice with it in a short course. Not recommended for children. Approximately 1 mile.

For ages 18 & up. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program. Please call: (631) 423-1770.

Fees: $4 per adult

Registration: Required
Allegany Nature Pilgrimage
Friday, May 30, 2014 until Sunday, June 01, 2014
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
Phone: (716) 354-9121

Arrive at the pilgrimage and you are instantly part of a community; there is a sense of family. From early morning to late at night, you choose from dozens of small-group programs. You might sit and talk, or take a hike. Some programs are designed to last an hour and a half. There are also field trips that last four hours. Nature topics include trees, flowers, ferns, insects, birds, salamanders, reptiles, tracks and signs, mammals, geology, astronomy, ecology, and more. You might also find a class in yoga, paper-making, photography, sketching, nature games,...

This event has been held at beautiful Allegany State Park annually since 1959.

http://alleganynaturepilgrimage.com

Registration: Required
Adult Ed-ventures: Map Hike
Saturday, May 31, 2014 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

Participants will use a map of the park to navigate to specific destinations. We will cover approximately 5 miles at a moderate pace. Some hills. Please bring lunch and drinking water.

For ages 18 & up. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program. Please call: (631) 423-1770.

Fees: $4 per adult

 

Registration: Required
Family Fun: World in a Bottle
Saturday, May 31, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Have fun making your own terranium. Watch your plants grow in this tiny ecosystem. Please bring a clear, empty, 2 liter plastic bottle with a screw on top for each person.

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to to the program. Please call (631) 265-1054.

Fees: $4 per adult / $3 for children ages 3-17 / children under 3 are free. 

Registration: Required
Family Fun: World in a Bottle
Saturday, May 31, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Have fun making your own terranium. Watch your plants grow in this tiny ecosystem. Please bring a clear, empty, 2 liter plastic bottle with a screw on top for each person.

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to to the program. Please call (631) 265-1054.

Fees: $4 per adult / $3 for children ages 3-17 / children under 3 are free. 

Registration: Required
Fins To Scales (Fish Dissection)
Saturday, May 31, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

There are all types of fish and they come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Through a fish dissection, we will explore the internal and external anatomy of the fish.

Reservations required for all Programs: (516) 780 – 3295 or (516) 785 - 3614

Please register by 5/17/14

Registration: Required
Fins To Scales (Fish Dissection)
Saturday, May 31, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

There are all types of fish and they come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Through a fish dissection, we will explore the internal and external anatomy of the fish.

Reservations required for all Programs: (516) 780 – 3295 or (516) 785 - 3614

Please register by 5/17/14

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Buzzy Bees
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts.

Two sessions: 10-11 AM, 1:30-2:30 PM

This program is designed for ages 3-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. Please call (631) 581-1072.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: More Trees Please
Thursday, June 05, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

This is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Eahc program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning.

For ages 3-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program. Please call (631) 265-1054.

Fees: $4 per adult / $3 for children ages 3-17 / children under 3 are free.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: More Trees Please
Thursday, June 05, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

This is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Eahc program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning.

For ages 3-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program. Please call (631) 265-1054.

Fees: $4 per adult / $3 for children ages 3-17 / children under 3 are free.

Registration: Required
Outdoor Girls Day
Saturday, June 07, 2014
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
Phone: (716) 354-9101 ext 236
Outdoor Girls’ Day is an opportunity for girls in grades 6-12 to experience and enjoy nature and science in a fun and interesting way. Find out more about the natural sciences, and learn about careers in the science field.
Fun for Kids: Jr. Angler Tournament Catch & Release
Saturday, June 07, 2014
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

This "Catch and Release Tournament" is sponsored by the Friends of Caleb Smith. Bait will be provided, but equipment is limited. If you have equipment, please bring it.

Two sessions are available: 9-11 AM (Ages 5-8), 1-3 PM (Ages 9-12)

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to to the program. Please call (631) 265-1054.

Fees: $4 per adult / $3 for children ages 3-17 / children under 3 are free. 

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Jr. Angler Tournament Catch & Release
Saturday, June 07, 2014
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

This "Catch and Release Tournament" is sponsored by the Friends of Caleb Smith. Bait will be provided, but equipment is limited. If you have equipment, please bring it.

Two sessions are available: 9-11 AM (Ages 5-8), 1-3 PM (Ages 9-12)

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to to the program. Please call (631) 265-1054.

Fees: $4 per adult / $3 for children ages 3-17 / children under 3 are free. 

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Seashore Explorers
Saturday, June 07, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Visit the water's edge to explore life in and around sound. Dress for wading, bring sunscreen, a towel, and water shoes.

This program is ideal for children ages 5 and up with their families. Registration is required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. Please call (631) 581-1072.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Winged Wonders
Saturday, June 14, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Did you know that dragonflies can fly backwards? Explore the fields of Caumsett for winged things and discover their amazing abilities. We will loan nets, books and temporary cages.

For ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program. Please call (631) 581-1072.

Fees: $4 per adult / $3 for children ages 3-17 / children under 3 are free.

Registration: Required
Adult Ed-venture: Introduction to Wilderness Survival
Sunday, June 15, 2014 09:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

You can survive on your own at Caumsett. In this hands-on program, geared for the average adult, we'll teach you how to find food, start a fire and build shelter. Approximately 1 mile of hiking. For reasons of safety, no children under 14 will be permitted to attend.

For ages 18 & up. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program. Please call: (631) 423-1770.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17

Registration: Required
Friends of Letchworth - Trail Workday
Sunday, June 15, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Help Letchworth State Park care for its many fine hiking trails. Members of Friends of Letchworth and anyone else who wants to join will meet at the gathering place and get signed in as a volunteer. The focus will be to pick up trash and clear brush. Sessions will last about 2-3 hours, but participants may leave early or stay late, if desired.

We are located at the Oakland Rd Jct., Route 436 in Oakland, NY.

Bring handtools such as, pruners, loppers, grass whips, small handsaws, work gloves, water and snacks.

Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors and crafts.

Two sessions: 10-11 AM and 1:30-2:30 PM

This program is designed for ages 3-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. Please call (631) 581-1072.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free

Registration: Required
Brooks and Brambles - Five Corners to DeGolyer Road
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Letchworth State Park has over 50 miles of boundary line that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored.

Please wear long pants and sturdy footwear (for mud, prickers and poison ivy and stream corssings may occur.) Please pack a lunch.

Meet at the Castile Entrance. Car pooling will be required.

This hike is 2 miles, and 4 hours long.

Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Buzzy Bees
Thursday, June 19, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

This is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning.

For ages 3-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program. Please call (631) 265-1054.

Fees: $4 per adult / $3 for children ages 3-17 / children under 3 are free.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Buzzy Bees
Thursday, June 19, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

This is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning.

For ages 3-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program. Please call (631) 265-1054.

Fees: $4 per adult / $3 for children ages 3-17 / children under 3 are free.

Registration: Required
Children's Play Day
Saturday, June 21, 2014 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 537-4240

Learn about the lives of children 200 years ago. Try out their clothes and games. Recommended for children 6-12. Program is free to all.

Plant Parts
Saturday, June 21, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn all about plant parts with us at Gericke Farm (2876 Arthur Kill Road). We will identify the parts of a plant and reiterate that knowledge with an activity using fruits and vegetables. At the end, each child will be able to create their own healthy smoothie and explore Gericke Farm.

The event is free, and is appropriate for children ages 5 and up with their families.

Registration required & is accepted two weeks prior to the program. Register at: 718-605-3970 ext. 201.

Registration: Required
Plant Parts
Saturday, June 21, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn all about plant parts with us at Gericke Farm (2876 Arthur Kill Road). We will identify the parts of a plant and reiterate that knowledge with an activity using fruits and vegetables. At the end, each child will be able to create their own healthy smoothie and explore Gericke Farm.

The event is free, and is appropriate for children ages 5 and up with their families.

Registration required & is accepted two weeks prior to the program. Register at: 718-605-3970 ext. 201.

Registration: Required
Pine Needle Basket Workshop at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, June 22, 2014 09:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-1237

Learn the art of traditional Native American basket makers. Make your own beautiful coiled pine needle basket. The coiling technique requires concentration and patience, but the results are well worth it! A brief history of materials, collection, and preparation will be presented. Participants should bring embroidery scissors if available and small kitchen towel to wrap wet needles. Bring a snack or lunch. Appropriate for ages 14 and up. Class fee is $35 and materials fee is $6.

Please call 872-1237 to register.

Registration: Required
Pine Needle Basket Workshop at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, June 22, 2014 09:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-1237

Learn the art of traditional Native American basket makers. Make your own beautiful coiled pine needle basket. The coiling technique requires concentration and patience, but the results are well worth it! A brief history of materials, collection, and preparation will be presented. Participants should bring embroidery scissors if available and small kitchen towel to wrap wet needles. Bring a snack or lunch. Appropriate for ages 14 and up. Class fee is $35 and materials fee is $6.

Please call 872-1237 to register.

Registration: Required
Nature Investigators
Sunday, June 22, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Calling all detectives, we need your help to solve the “Case of the Missing Plover Eggs.” We have a few suspects and clues, but we desperately need your help!

Reservations required for all Programs: (516) 780 – 3295 or (516) 785 - 3614

Please register by 06/08/14

Registration: Required
Nature Investigators
Sunday, June 22, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Calling all detectives, we need your help to solve the “Case of the Missing Plover Eggs.” We have a few suspects and clues, but we desperately need your help!

Reservations required for all Programs: (516) 780 – 3295 or (516) 785 - 3614

Please register by 06/08/14

Registration: Required
Indoor Ed-ventures - Butterfly Beauties
Sunday, June 22, 2014 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Study the beauty and composition of hundred of dried butterfly specimens representing most of the worlds's butterfly families. Dozens of local and New York species as well as those found in Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory are specially noted. Butterfly structure and local natural history will be featured in two new butterfly videos. This is an excellent primer for the Butterfly Walk on July 5th.

Meet at the conference room of Visitor Center.

12th Annual Photographer's Dream Day
Saturday, June 28, 2014 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 658-4790

Join the Corps of Engineers and the canyon Camera Club for a day of picture taking and learning. Pack a lunch and enjoy photo seminars, photo walks, and interesting subjects. This is a free public event!

For furhter details, please contact the Mt. Morris Dam Visitor Center at 585-658-4790.

Family Adventures: Firefly Fun
Saturday, June 28, 2014 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Discover the world of lightening bugs through exciting activities and a walk to catch and release fireflies. We will loan nets, books and temporary cages.

This program is ideal for children ages 5 and up with their families. Registration is required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. Please call (631) 581-1072.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Exploring Life in the River
Sunday, June 29, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Nissequogue River State Park
Phone: (631) 581-1072

We will use a seine net to discover the animals living in the shallow waters of the Nissequogue River. We may catch minnows or even shrimp! Please bring sunscreen, a towel and shoes appropriate for water and mud.

This program is ideal for children ages 5 and up with their families. Registration is required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. Please call (631) 581-1072.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Playing at the Ponds Edge
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents through short walks, animal visitors and crafts.

Two sessions: 10-11 AM and 1:30-2:30 PM

This program is designed for ages 3-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. Please call (631) 581-1072.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free

Registration: Required
French and Indian War Encampment
Friday, July 04, 2014 until Sunday, July 06, 2014 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site
Phone: (716) 745-7611

French troops and their Native allies will occupy the Fort and its labrynth of earthen fortifications while British soldiers and their Native allies camp outside the Fort. Beginning Friday, the British will assault the Fort each day at 3:00 pm until the stronghold capitulates on Sunday afternoon.

Other programs earlier in the day will help visitors experience frontier life during the mid-18th century. A skirmish each morning at 11:00 am will demonstrate frontier battle tactics, culminating in a reenactment of the Battle of La Belle Famille on 11:00 am Sunday. The event also includes military pageantry, uniform and clothing programs, musket and cannon firings, fur trading demonstrations, 18th century children's games and Native American councils.

The French and Indian War was fought between 1754 and 1760, two decades before the American Revolution. Under the terms of the treaty that ended the war, Britain took control of Canada and Great Lakes region. The war's cost led to new taxes on the King's American subjects that spawned political unrest in the 13 colonies. Colonists like George Washington gained their first military experience during the conflict; experience that would serve them well during the subsequent War for American Independence.

An Old-Fashioned Independence Day
Friday, July 04, 2014 02:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 537-4240

18th century crafts, reenactors, music and entertainment, delicious hot food. A great day for young families. Later, enjoy live music and delicious hot food until a view of the Saugerties Fireworks over the Hudson River ($10 per car, Friends of Clermont $8)

Fish Wade at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, July 05, 2014 01:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Come and check out who’s swimming in Thompson’s Lake with ecologist Dr. Doug Fraser. We’ll use seines and dip nets in shallow areas to capture, look at, and discuss the ecology and behavior of fish in the lake. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet.

Limit 20 people; children under 12 may attend with parent.

Register for this free program by calling 872-0800. Part of our Centennial series, ‘Exploring Thacher Park’.

Registration: Required
Fish Wade at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, July 05, 2014 01:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Come and check out who’s swimming in Thompson’s Lake with ecologist Dr. Doug Fraser. We’ll use seines and dip nets in shallow areas to capture, look at, and discuss the ecology and behavior of fish in the lake. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet.

Limit 20 people; children under 12 may attend with parent.

Register for this free program by calling 872-0800. Part of our Centennial series, ‘Exploring Thacher Park’.

Registration: Required
Panorama Week One: Due East, An Exploration of Church's Travels East
Monday, July 07, 2014 until Friday, July 11, 2014 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 828-1872 ext 109

Join us for this unforgettable adventure as we dive into eastern culture this summer at Olana. In addition to learning about Frederic Church's travels east, we will discover the work of Church's pupil Lockwood de Forest in our exhibition titled "All the Raj." Together Church and de Forest infused Olana with a variety of Indian objects including remarkable collections of carved teak, painted furniture, and decorative arts. Children will work with artists to create an eastern style journal, weave, create shadow puppets, and even meet a live camel. The program includes a tour of Frederic Church's home, and will culminate in a student-led presentation for family and friends at the end of the week.

Please contact Sarah Hasbrook, Education Coordinator, at (518) 828-1872 x 109 or email shasbrook@olana.org for more information. Registration deadline is Friday, June 20.

Meets at the Wagon House Education Center. Ages 6-12.

Members of The Olana Partnership: $160/child one week; $300/child two week package
Non-members: $180/child one week; $320/child two week package

Registration: Required
I Love Sonnenberg Scrapbook Day
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Phone: (585) 394-4922
Children's program. Details TBA.
Children's Play Day
Saturday, July 19, 2014 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 537-4240

Learn to play croquet on Clermont's historic croquet courts. Recommended for children 6-12. Program is free to all.

Panorama Week Two: Nature as the Artist's Palette
Monday, July 21, 2014 until Friday, July 25, 2014 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 828-1872 ext 109

Frederic Church created with more than just paint, he designed his 250-acre landscape to look like a three dimensional painting! During the week we will use nature as the palette of inspiration for the artwork we create. We will dabble in a variety of media, use nature to create art and work with artists and culinary chefs throughout the week. The program includes a tour of Frederic Church's home, and will culminate in a student-led presentation for family and friends at the end of the week.

Please contact Sarah Hasbrook, Education Coordinator, at (518) 828-1872 x 109 or email shasbrook@olana.org for more information. Registration deadline is Friday, June 20.

Meets at the Wagon House Education Center. Ages 6-12.

Members of The Olana Partnership: $160/child one week; $300/child two week package
Non-members: $180/child one week; $320/child two week package

Registration: Required
Soilders of the Revolution
Saturday, August 02, 2014 until Sunday, August 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site
Phone: (716) 745-7611

A weekend of living history programs based on the American Revolution on the New York frontier. Battle demonstrations, living history programs, musket and cannon firings, hands-on activities for families

Stone Tool Technology Show
Friday, August 22, 2014 until Sunday, August 24, 2014 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Flintknapping, tool making and demonstrations, Native American crafts, and Mountain Man encampment. 

Meet at the Highbanks Recreation Area.

War of 1812 Encampment
Saturday, August 30, 2014 until Sunday, August 31, 2014 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site
Phone: (716) 745-7611

Living History programs recreate the War of 1812. Battle demonstrations, uniform and weapons programs, Saturday night battle depicting the capture of Fort Niagara in December 1813.

National Public Lands Day - Allegany State Park
Saturday, September 27, 2014 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
Phone: (716) 354-9121

Who doesn’t love it? The camping, the programs, the hiking….. so why not spend a few hours out of your year caring for the park you love? On Saturday, September 27th Allegany State Park will once again take part in National Public Lands Day. This is a national celebration that gives people a chance to give back, by helping to care for the public lands they use.

Check for details on www.facebook.com/alleganystatepark

OR www.publiclandsday.org

 

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