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Holiday Craft Workshop for Kids: Make a Mouse House
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Mistletoe Mouse has inhabited the mansion at Christmastime for many years. Children enjoy searching for mouse houses in the historic rooms while on tour in the holiday season. For these workshops, kids ages 6-10 can tour the house briefly to see the mouse houses on display, and then use craft materials to build their own mouse house to take home. An adult must accompany child. Reservations required, so please call to make a reservation and inquire about admission fee.
Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Winter Survival
Sunday, December 28, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Winter can be a difficult season for anyone to get through. Come learn how the animals of Jones Beach survive the winter months. We will have activities and games.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of each program for all facilities. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Fun for Kids: Ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Winter Survival
Sunday, December 28, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Winter can be a difficult season for anyone to get through. Come learn how the animals of Jones Beach survive the winter months. We will have activities and games.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of each program for all facilities. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Fun for Kids: Ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Required
Holiday Whodunit
Sunday, December 14, 2014 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Children become detectives to solve a history mystery. Costumed interpreters throughout the house provide clues to help kids find the solution. Event will be offered on Sundays in December: the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. 
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Spikes & Shields
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

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

Two sessions held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Spikes & Shields
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

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

Two sessions held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Holiday Whodunit
Sunday, December 7, 2014 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Children become detectives to solve a history mystery. Costumed interpreters throughout the house provide clues to help kids find the solution. Event will be offered on Sundays in December: the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. 
Fun for Kids: Native American Games
Sunday, November 30, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Come to the Nature Center to play games that Native Americans learned to help develop their skills for survival.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Fun for Kids: Ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Native American Games
Sunday, November 30, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Come to the Nature Center to play games that Native Americans learned to help develop their skills for survival.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Fun for Kids: Ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Turkey Time
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

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

Two sessions held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Turkey Time
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

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

Two sessions held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Dream Catcher
Saturday, November 22, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Learn about the beliefs behind the 'dream catcher.' Then, using natural materials, each family will create their own dream catcher to hang in their home.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Family Adventures are programs usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Dream Catcher
Saturday, November 22, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Learn about the beliefs behind the 'dream catcher.' Then, using natural materials, each family will create their own dream catcher to hang in their home.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Family Adventures are programs usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Animal ABCs
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

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

Two sessions held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Animal ABCs
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

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

Two sessions held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Sweater Mitten Mania at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, November 8, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-1237
Turn your old sweater into a warm and woolly pair of mittens! These are great gifts for the holidays or perfect to keep your own hands nice and toasty. Participants should bring an old sweater (wool, if possible), fleece or an old t-shirt for mitten lining, scissors, thread and sewing pins. Some sewing experience is helpful. Program is free, but donations are appreciated. Call 872-1237 to register.
Registration: Required
Sweater Mitten Mania at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, November 8, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-1237
Turn your old sweater into a warm and woolly pair of mittens! These are great gifts for the holidays or perfect to keep your own hands nice and toasty. Participants should bring an old sweater (wool, if possible), fleece or an old t-shirt for mitten lining, scissors, thread and sewing pins. Some sewing experience is helpful. Program is free, but donations are appreciated. Call 872-1237 to register.
Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Happy Halloween (Come in costume!)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

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

Two sessions held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Happy Halloween (Come in costume!)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

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

Two sessions held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Mine Kill Mondays Disc Golf Clinic/Doubles League
Monday, October 27, 2014 04:30 PM
Mine Kill State Park
Phone: (518) 827-8690

Ever play disc golf? Want to learn more about this amazingly fun sport? Then join park staff on Mondays at 4:30 PM next to the Mine Kill pool complex for a free "learn to play" clinic. Players will get a chance to throw drivers, putters and learn about the mechanics and rules of the game. Then at 5:30, partner up with seasoned veterans for a chance to play Doubles. Doubles is great way to watch experienced players and have fun while learning more about the sport. For details regarding the disc golf clinics and the Mine Kill DGC Doubles League, please contact the park office at (518) 827-8690.

*Registration is NOT required for either event. Discs are available to rent/purchase at the park for $10 each.

Scary Spiders and Sneaky Snakes at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, October 26, 2014 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Come and meet some creepy critters that people love to fear. Find out what's real and what's myth about these Halloween creatures. Make an animal mask to take home and enjoy warm cider and donuts. Call 872-0800 for more information.
Scary Spiders and Sneaky Snakes at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, October 26, 2014 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Come and meet some creepy critters that people love to fear. Find out what's real and what's myth about these Halloween creatures. Make an animal mask to take home and enjoy warm cider and donuts. Call 872-0800 for more information.
Fun for Kids: Franken Fish, A fish dissection
Sunday, October 26, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

From salmon and flounder to trout and bass, fish come in all shapes and sizes. Join us as we find out what makes them all tick. Through dissection, we will explore the internal and external anatomy of fish.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 free (unless otherwise noted).

Fun for Kids: Ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Franken Fish, A fish dissection
Sunday, October 26, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

From salmon and flounder to trout and bass, fish come in all shapes and sizes. Join us as we find out what makes them all tick. Through dissection, we will explore the internal and external anatomy of fish.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 free (unless otherwise noted).

Fun for Kids: Ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Required
Mine Kill Mondays Disc Golf Clinic/Doubles League
Monday, October 20, 2014 04:30 PM
Mine Kill State Park
Phone: (518) 827-8690

Ever play disc golf? Want to learn more about this amazingly fun sport? Then join park staff on Mondays at 4:30 PM next to the Mine Kill pool complex for a free "learn to play" clinic. Players will get a chance to throw drivers, putters and learn about the mechanics and rules of the game. Then at 5:30, partner up with seasoned veterans for a chance to play Doubles. Doubles is great way to watch experienced players and have fun while learning more about the sport. For details regarding the disc golf clinics and the Mine Kill DGC Doubles League, please contact the park office at (518) 827-8690.

*Registration is NOT required for either event. Discs are available to rent/purchase at the park for $10 each.

Family Adventures: Harvest Wreath
Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Autumn is here! Come create a Fall inspired wreath with materials that the Nature Center staff has gathered for you. (One wreath per family)

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Family Adventures: These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families.

 

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Harvest Wreath
Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Autumn is here! Come create a Fall inspired wreath with materials that the Nature Center staff has gathered for you. (One wreath per family)

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Family Adventures: These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families.

 

Registration: Required
Fall Clean Up Day
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 829-7516

A great way to wind down the season and get ready for the Birthday Bash! The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site crew will be joined by volunteers to clean up areas of the site. A great way to contribute to the enjoyment of this wonderful historic site! Clean up of the prism area as well as trails and grounds will be conducted!

Contact the site by telephone, email or Facebook for more information: (518) 829-7516 / janice.fontanella@parks.ny.gov

Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Seasons
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

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

Two sessions held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Seasons
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

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

Two sessions held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Mine Kill Mondays Disc Golf Clinic/Doubles League
Monday, October 13, 2014 04:30 PM
Mine Kill State Park
Phone: (518) 827-8690

Ever play disc golf? Want to learn more about this amazingly fun sport? Then join park staff on Mondays at 4:30 PM next to the Mine Kill pool complex for a free "learn to play" clinic. Players will get a chance to throw drivers, putters and learn about the mechanics and rules of the game. Then at 5:30, partner up with seasoned veterans for a chance to play Doubles. Doubles is great way to watch experienced players and have fun while learning more about the sport. For details regarding the disc golf clinics and the Mine Kill DGC Doubles League, please contact the park office at (518) 827-8690.

*Registration is NOT required for either event. Discs are available to rent/purchase at the park for $10 each.

Mine Kill Mondays Disc Golf Clinic/Doubles League
Monday, October 6, 2014 04:30 PM
Mine Kill State Park
Phone: (518) 827-8690

Ever play disc golf? Want to learn more about this amazingly fun sport? Then join park staff on Mondays at 4:30 PM next to the Mine Kill pool complex for a free "learn to play" clinic. Players will get a chance to throw drivers, putters and learn about the mechanics and rules of the game. Then at 5:30, partner up with seasoned veterans for a chance to play Doubles. Doubles is great way to watch experienced players and have fun while learning more about the sport. For details regarding the disc golf clinics and the Mine Kill DGC Doubles League, please contact the park office at (518) 827-8690.

*Registration is NOT required for either event. Discs are available to rent/purchase at the park for $10 each.

Go Batty Over Bats at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, October 5, 2014 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Halloween is just around the corner and it's time to think bat! Debunk common misconceptions and learn some amazing facts. Try navigating like a bat in an echolocation activity and make a bat mask to take home. Please call 872-0800 to register.

 

Registration: Required
Go Batty Over Bats at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, October 5, 2014 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Halloween is just around the corner and it's time to think bat! Debunk common misconceptions and learn some amazing facts. Try navigating like a bat in an echolocation activity and make a bat mask to take home. Please call 872-0800 to register.

 

Registration: Required
Spider's Fishing Programs: Basics of Fly Fishing
Saturday, October 4, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Phone: (215) 482-2479

Join Spider on the Nature Center docks as he shares his knowledge and love of fishing. He brings a limited number of poles, tackle and worms. If you can bring your own it will allow for more participation in the program. This is a free program, but donations to the Friends of the Nature Center are welcome.

Registration: Required
Spider's Fishing Programs: Basics of Fly Fishing
Saturday, October 4, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (215) 482-2479

Join Spider on the Nature Center docks as he shares his knowledge and love of fishing. He brings a limited number of poles, tackle and worms. If you can bring your own it will allow for more participation in the program. This is a free program, but donations to the Friends of the Nature Center are welcome.

Registration: Required
Spider's Fishing Programs: Basic Fishing
Saturday, October 4, 2014 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Phone: (315) 482-2479

Join Spider on the Nature Center docks as he shares his knowledge and love of fishing. He brings a limited number of poles, tackle and worms. If you can bring your own it will allow for more participation in the program. This is a free program, but donations to the Friends of the Nature Center are welcome.

Registration: Required
Spider's Fishing Programs: Basic Fishing
Saturday, October 4, 2014 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2479

Join Spider on the Nature Center docks as he shares his knowledge and love of fishing. He brings a limited number of poles, tackle and worms. If you can bring your own it will allow for more participation in the program. This is a free program, but donations to the Friends of the Nature Center are welcome.

Registration: Required
Mine Kill Mondays Disc Golf Clinic/Doubles League
Monday, September 29, 2014 04:30 PM
Mine Kill State Park
Phone: (518) 827-8690

Ever play disc golf? Want to learn more about this amazingly fun sport? Then join park staff on Mondays at 4:30 PM next to the Mine Kill pool complex for a free "learn to play" clinic. Players will get a chance to throw drivers, putters and learn about the mechanics and rules of the game. Then at 5:30, partner up with seasoned veterans for a chance to play Doubles. Doubles is great way to watch experienced players and have fun while learning more about the sport. For details regarding the disc golf clinics and the Mine Kill DGC Doubles League, please contact the park office at (518) 827-8690.

*Registration is NOT required for either event. Discs are available to rent/purchase at the park for $10 each.

Freshkills Sneak 'Peak'
Sunday, September 28, 2014 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Come find our table and get to know more about us at the workshop and information area at Freshkills Park's fifth annual sneak peak. Adults and children alike can make and fly your own kites, meet ponies and goats, build a birdhouse and explore the skies for birds. There are countless activities awaiting you whether you are an adventurer or prefer to relax in the park. Learn about Freshkills Park at this can't miss event with excitement for all ages!

Event is free, rain or shine!

More information can be found at: nyc.gov/sneakpeak

Freshkills Sneak 'Peak'
Sunday, September 28, 2014 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 967-1976

Come find our table and get to know more about us at the workshop and information area at Freshkills Park's fifth annual sneak peak. Adults and children alike can make and fly your own kites, meet ponies and goats, build a birdhouse and explore the skies for birds. There are countless activities awaiting you whether you are an adventurer or prefer to relax in the park. Learn about Freshkills Park at this can't miss event with excitement for all ages!

Event is free, rain or shine!

More information can be found at: nyc.gov/sneakpeak

JHC Jay Day: Fall Family Festival
Sunday, September 28, 2014 11:00 AM
Jay Heritage Center
Phone: (914) 698-9275

Jay Day 2014, Fall Family Festival at the Jay Heritage Center! Come enjoy the day, take part in pony rides, face painting, pumpkin activities, apple coring, a Farmers Market, and more, all set to the tune of fun festival music played on the Jay Veranda! Watch a falconer in the meadow, and pick up a picnic lunch from one of the tasty food trucks!

Fees: $10.00 per person / $40.00 per family

 

Family Adventures: Mighty Migrator
Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Monarch butterflies are making their way down south. They fly our east coast shore line this time every year migrating one way only to have their offspring return. Come learn about these amazing flyers and how they make their long trip.

Family Adventure programs are ideal for children ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees: $4 per adult, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program, call 516-780-3295 or 516-785-3614.

 

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Mighty Migrator
Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Monarch butterflies are making their way down south. They fly our east coast shore line this time every year migrating one way only to have their offspring return. Come learn about these amazing flyers and how they make their long trip.

Family Adventure programs are ideal for children ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees: $4 per adult, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program, call 516-780-3295 or 516-785-3614.

 

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Prehistoric Hysteria
Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Journey back in time to explore our prehistoric past. What kind of creatures lived then and how do we know what they did? Discover what it is like to be a paleontologist during our fossil hunt. Enjoy finding and making a fossil to take home.

Fun for Kids programs are conducted for elementary age children and older (ages 5 & up). Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Prehistoric Hysteria
Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Journey back in time to explore our prehistoric past. What kind of creatures lived then and how do we know what they did? Discover what it is like to be a paleontologist during our fossil hunt. Enjoy finding and making a fossil to take home.

Fun for Kids programs are conducted for elementary age children and older (ages 5 & up). Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program.

Registration: Required
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

 

Homeschool Family Hike at Thacher Nature Center
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
For many plants, fall is the season for seeding and dispersal. Take a walk through fields and forests to examine different types of seeds and how they spread. We'll enjoy the bright, colorful foliage and look for seeds that fly, hitchhike and explode! Enjoy trailside activities and bring a snack. Please call 872-0800 to register your family.
Registration: Required
Homeschool Family Hike at Thacher Nature Center
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800
For many plants, fall is the season for seeding and dispersal. Take a walk through fields and forests to examine different types of seeds and how they spread. We'll enjoy the bright, colorful foliage and look for seeds that fly, hitchhike and explode! Enjoy trailside activities and bring a snack. Please call 872-0800 to register your family.
Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Tiny Turtles
Tuesday, September 23, 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.

Held Tuesdays 10-11am AND 1:30-2:30pm.

Tiny Tots programs are specially designed for ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program.

Registration: Required
Mine Kill Mondays Disc Golf Clinic/Doubles League
Monday, September 22, 2014 04:30 PM
Mine Kill State Park
Phone: (518) 827-8690

Ever play disc golf? Want to learn more about this amazingly fun sport? Then join park staff on Mondays at 4:30 PM next to the Mine Kill pool complex for a free "learn to play" clinic. Players will get a chance to throw drivers, putters and learn about the mechanics and rules of the game. Then at 5:30, partner up with seasoned veterans for a chance to play Doubles. Doubles is great way to watch experienced players and have fun while learning more about the sport. For details regarding the disc golf clinics and the Mine Kill DGC Doubles League, please contact the park office at (518) 827-8690.

*Registration is NOT required for either event. Discs are available to rent/purchase at the park for $10 each.

Fall Scavenger Hunt
Monday, September 22, 2014 03:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
Phone: (518) 584-2000 ext 150

Celebrate the first day of fall with a walk around Spa Park, search for plants, animals, and other signs of fall. This program is recommended for children under the age of 10. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 150 to register.

Registration: Required
Vajrayana Buddhism and the Spirits of the Earth
Sunday, September 21, 2014 03:00 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
Phone: (315) 492-1590

The CNY Medicine Buddha Prayer Society, would like to present Lama Namdrol Tulku Rinpoche from Singapore, who will give a public talk on "Vajrayana Buddhism and the Spirits of the Earth" and also hold a traditional Buddhist incense smoke offering. The offering of incense in the form of smoke from green juniper and other sacred woods and resins is a common ritual in Buddhist countries like Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, China and Mongolia. Offering this incense smoke along with the recitation of traditional Buddhist prayers, honors and shows respect for the local earth deities and spirits which increases good will and harmony in the local environment. All are welcome to attend the public talk and participate in the ritual.

This event is free and open to everyone!

Let's Talk Turkey at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, September 21, 2014 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Celebrate the beginning of fall by learning about the wild turkey. Not only does this delicious bird grace our tables at Thanksgiving, but it almost became the face of our national emblem. Test your knowledge during turkey trivia, and practice your turkey call and dance in this hands on activity. Please call 872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Let's Talk Turkey at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, September 21, 2014 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-1237
Celebrate the beginning of fall by learning about the wild turkey. Not only does this delicious bird grace our tables at Thanksgiving, but it almost became the face of our national emblem. Test your knowledge during turkey trivia, and practice your turkey call and dance in this hands on activity. Please call 872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Invasive Vine Clean-up
Sunday, September 21, 2014 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park
Phone: (914) 245-4434
Join the NY-NJ Trail Conference, Invasive Strike Force and Friends of FDR State Park in helping to remove invasive vines from the park. Meet at the pool parking lot. 

For more information, contact Linda Rohleder at isftrailcrew@gmail.com. 
Kites Over the Hudson
Saturday, September 20, 2014 02:00 PM
Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 562-1195

Come fly a kite and add some color to the majestic Hudson River's breathtaking view. The first 150 children under the age of 15 will receive a free kite and prizes will be awarded in various kite-related categories. Museum admission and admission to the headquarters used by General and Mrs. Washington during the last days of the Revolutionary War is free, thanks to the support of Central Hudson and the Friends of the State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands. Call 845-562-1195 for further details or directions.

Kites will be given free to the first 150 youth 12 or under. Admission is free thanks to generous support of Central Hudson. Program also sponsorered by Friends of the State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands, and the Palisades Parks Conservancy.

Spider's Fishing Programs: Basics of Fly Fishing
Saturday, September 20, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Phone: (315) 482-2479

Join Spider on the Nature Center docks as he shares his knowledge and love of fishing. He brings a limited number of poles, tackle and worms. If you can bring your own it will allow for more participation in the program. This is a free program, but donations to the Friends of the Nature Center are welcome.

Registration: Required
Spider's Fishing Programs: Basics of Fly Fishing
Saturday, September 20, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2479

Join Spider on the Nature Center docks as he shares his knowledge and love of fishing. He brings a limited number of poles, tackle and worms. If you can bring your own it will allow for more participation in the program. This is a free program, but donations to the Friends of the Nature Center are welcome.

Registration: Required
Fall Kayak Tour
Saturday, September 20, 2014 01:00 PM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Phone: (315) 482-2479

Come join us as we paddle along the shores of Wellesley Island State Park exploring shoreline communities, looking for signs of wildlife, and learning about aquatic plants. Feel free to bring your own kayak, but if you need to rent a kayak, please call the Nature Center at (315) 482-2479. Kayaks can be rented for $25 for a half day from Boomerang Kayak. We will arrange to have your rented kayak delivered to the Park. We will meet at the boat launch in the Eagle Area camping loop.

Cost is $2 per person, not including kayak rental. Preregistration required. Please call 315-482-2479 for additional information or to preregister.

Registration: Required
Fall Kayak Tour
Saturday, September 20, 2014 01:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2479

Come join us as we paddle along the shores of Wellesley Island State Park exploring shoreline communities, looking for signs of wildlife, and learning about aquatic plants. Feel free to bring your own kayak, but if you need to rent a kayak, please call the Nature Center at (315) 482-2479. Kayaks can be rented for $25 for a half day from Boomerang Kayak. We will arrange to have your rented kayak delivered to the Park. We will meet at the boat launch in the Eagle Area camping loop.

Cost is $2 per person, not including kayak rental. Preregistration required. Please call 315-482-2479 for additional information or to preregister.

Registration: Required
Cornhusk Doll Workshop
Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Senate House State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 338-2786

Learn about the Iroquois legend that explains why cornhusk dolls traditionally have no face, and then create your own! This is a fun and easy activity for all ages.

The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Deana Preston: 845-338-2786

Art in the Zoo
Saturday, September 20, 2014 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Bear Mountain State Park
Phone: (845) 786-2701 ext 293

Join Trailside staff and the Artists in the Parks for a day of creativity, imagination, and fun at the Zoo. The resident artists of the PIPC will be there painting along the trail. Join them to make nature inspired arts and crafts. It's a perfect way to spend the last days of summer.

For more information, please call (845) 786-2701, ext. 293.

Nature Game Day
Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:30 AM
Saratoga Spa State Park
Phone: (518) 584-2000 ext 150

A fun and education nature games day. This program is recommended for children under the age of 10. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 150 to register.

Registration: Required
Trashbusters
Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Help us keep Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve clean by volunteering your time and effort to help us pick up trash around the Park. We ask that you bring sturdy gloves and bottled water. Groups are welcome. Volunteer service letters can be presented upon request.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up. Program is free of charge!

Registration: Required
Trashbusters
Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Help us keep Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve clean by volunteering your time and effort to help us pick up trash around the Park. We ask that you bring sturdy gloves and bottled water. Groups are welcome. Volunteer service letters can be presented upon request.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up. Program is free of charge!

Registration: Required
Indoor Ed-Ventures
Friday, September 19, 2014 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Come explore the Interpretive Center and complete our indoor scavenger hunt, complete with questions to get to know more about Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up. Program is free of charge!

Registration: Required
Indoor Ed-Ventures
Friday, September 19, 2014 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Come explore the Interpretive Center and complete our indoor scavenger hunt, complete with questions to get to know more about Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up. Program is free of charge!

Registration: Required
Moreau Kayak Trip
Friday, September 19, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Summer is almost over, come kayaking with us! This wonderful paddle is great for all levels, including beginners. The Park Naturalist will lead this paddle around the lake pointing out signs of wildlife and other wonderful sights that are more enjoyable from an up-close perspective given by a kayak.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511.

Programs are weather permitting and are subject to change. Please call the park office to confirm event date, time and location. Participants should be prepared to spend time outside and are encouraged to wear adequate clothing and footwear. There is a program fee of $2 adults and children and $1 for seniors. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Moreau Kayak Trip
Friday, September 19, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Summer is almost over, come kayaking with us! This wonderful paddle is great for all levels, including beginners. The Park Naturalist will lead this paddle around the lake pointing out signs of wildlife and other wonderful sights that are more enjoyable from an up-close perspective given by a kayak.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511.

Programs are weather permitting and are subject to change. Please call the park office to confirm event date, time and location. Participants should be prepared to spend time outside and are encouraged to wear adequate clothing and footwear. There is a program fee of $2 adults and children and $1 for seniors. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
How’s the Health of Geyser Creek?
Thursday, September 18, 2014 03:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
Phone: (518) 584-2000 ext 150

Help test the water quality of Geyser Creek and learn about the interesting critters that live there. All ages welcome. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 150 to register.

Registration: Required
Moreau Fishing Trip
Thursday, September 18, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Learn from the best... and sign up to fish with Gary. Gary has been fishing his whole life and wants to pass on some special knowledge. He knows every inch of Moreau Lake and if you are lucky he'll share some fishing hot spots! Only 2 seats are available in his boat for these special adventures.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511.

Programs are weather permitting and are subject to change. Please call the park office to confirm event date, time and location. Participants should be prepared to spend time outside and are encouraged to wear adequate clothing and footwear. There is a program fee of $2 adults and children and $1 for seniors. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Moreau Fishing Trip
Thursday, September 18, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Learn from the best... and sign up to fish with Gary. Gary has been fishing his whole life and wants to pass on some special knowledge. He knows every inch of Moreau Lake and if you are lucky he'll share some fishing hot spots! Only 2 seats are available in his boat for these special adventures.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511.

Programs are weather permitting and are subject to change. Please call the park office to confirm event date, time and location. Participants should be prepared to spend time outside and are encouraged to wear adequate clothing and footwear. There is a program fee of $2 adults and children and $1 for seniors. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Preschool Naturalists
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:00 AM
Saratoga Spa State Park
Phone: (518) 584-2000 ext 116

A nature class designed for children ages 3 to 5. This hour long program will focus on using all five senses to explore a certain aspect of the outdoor world. Children will also enjoy a nature related story and craft. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 116 to register.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Butterflies & Moths
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-3614

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

Two sessions: 10:30-11:30am AND 1:30-2:30pm.

Reservations are required, please call (516) 785-3614 or (516) 780-3295. Tiny Tots programs are specially designed for ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses. Fees: $4 per person, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Butterflies & Moths
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 785-3614

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

Two sessions: 10:30-11:30am AND 1:30-2:30pm.

Reservations are required, please call (516) 785-3614 or (516) 780-3295. Tiny Tots programs are specially designed for ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses. Fees: $4 per person, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Registration: Required
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