The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - Hudson Valley Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:09:16 GMT Hudson Highlands Nature Museum hosts Storm King Mountain Hike http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/27/Hudson-Highlands-Nature-Museum-hosts-Storm-King-Mountain-Hike/8088/ Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - On Saturday, April 11 from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. join the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum at Storm King Mountain for a rigorous hike up the mountain. This hike, led by environmental educator Lisa Mechaley, is geared for adults and children 12 and older who would like to learn about the history of Storm King Mountain and want to enjoy the extraordinary views of the Hudson. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/27/Hudson-Highlands-Nature-Museum-hosts-Storm-King-Mountain-Hike/8088/ Staatsburgh State Historic Site Opening for Tour Season http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/20/Staatsburgh-State-Historic-Site-Opening-for-Tour-Season/8086/ Site Features an Intact Mansion of the Gilded Age Staatsburg, N.Y. - Staatsburgh State Historic Site, also known as Mills Mansion, will open for the season on Thursday, April 16.  Tours will be offered Thursdays through Sundays from 11am to 5pm (last tour begins at 4pm), along with a full roster of special programs including the very popular Downton Abbey-themed tour and the Gilded Age Tea & Talk series.  The 79-room mansion overlooking the Hudson River is in the hamlet of Staatsburg, between Hyde Park and Rhinebeck.  A time capsule of the Gilded Age, Staatsburgh retains its original furnishings and opulent décor. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/20/Staatsburgh-State-Historic-Site-Opening-for-Tour-Season/8086/ Fighting for Freedom Movie Series at Philipse Manor Hall http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/18/Fighting-for-Freedom-Movie-Series-at-Philipse-Manor-Hall/8083/ "Glory" and "Amazing Grace" Will Be First Two Films in Four-Part Series Yonkers, N.Y. - 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the end of America's bloodiest conflict, the Civil War. In commemoration of the historic events that took place, Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site has announced the dates for the first two installments of a four-part movie series titled, "Fighting for Freedom." Each film in the series will focus on the topics of slavery and the Civil War. The first two films shown will be "Glory" on Saturday, April 11 at 4 p.m. and "Amazing Grace" on Saturday, May 9 at 4 p.m. All films will be shown at Philipse Manor Hall, located at 29 Warburton Ave. in Yonkers, just blocks from the Yonkers train station. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/18/Fighting-for-Freedom-Movie-Series-at-Philipse-Manor-Hall/8083/ FDR Presidential Library and Museum to present a live performance of "Pete Seeger: The Storm King" http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/12/FDR-Presidential-Library-and-Museum-to-present-a-live-performance-of-Pete-Seeger-The-Storm-King-/8076/ with Jeff Haynes, Richie Stearns, Sara Milonovich, Sean Harkness, and Timothy Hill Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home Hyde Park, N.Y. - The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will present a live performance of "Pete Seeger: The Storm King" with Jeff Haynes (Richie Stearns, Sara Milonovich, Sean Harkness, and Timothy Hill), an audiovisual presentation of Pete Seeger's spoken words -- in his own recorded voice -- set to live music and video. This performance is based on the audio book of the same name -- nominated for a Grammy® and named "An especially interesting and lovely experiment, [deserving] to be heard" in a starred review by Library Journal. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/12/FDR-Presidential-Library-and-Museum-to-present-a-live-performance-of-Pete-Seeger-The-Storm-King-/8076/ Spring Break Mini-Camps at John Jay Homestead http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/9/Spring-Break-Mini-Camps-at-John-Jay-Homestead/8072/ Katonah, N.Y. - Calling all curious kids! From Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 3, John Jay Homestead State Historic Site will hold two-hour mini-camps for children age five to ten. This is a drop-off program exploring a different topic each session. On Monday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the theme will be Heat & Light. How did people work or read without electricity? How did they keep warm during the cold winter without heaters? Children will answer these questions as they explore John Jay's bedroom, office and dining room; then make hand-dipped candles to take home. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/9/Spring-Break-Mini-Camps-at-John-Jay-Homestead/8072/ Hudson Highlands Nature Museum announces a Fishy Fun Weekend at the Wildlife Education Center http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/5/Hudson-Highlands-Nature-Museum-announces-a-Fishy-Fun-Weekend-at-the-Wildlife-Education-Center/8070/ Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29, from 12 p.m.-4p.m., the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting: Trout Weekend at the Museum's Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. "The Brook Trout is New York's official State fish. A native of New York, it is a small, attractive and feisty game fish," Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/5/Hudson-Highlands-Nature-Museum-announces-a-Fishy-Fun-Weekend-at-the-Wildlife-Education-Center/8070/ Not-for-Profits Wanted to Participate in the 5th Annual Newburgh Volunteer Fair on May 2 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/25/Not-for-Profits-Wanted-to-Participate-in-the-5th-Annual-Newburgh-Volunteer-Fair-on-May-2/8062/ Newburgh, N.Y. - Not-for profits in the greater Newburgh area are encouraged to participate in the 5th Annual Newburgh Volunteer Fair. This event is to be held at Washington's Headquarters on Saturday, May 2nd, from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Safe Harbors of the Hudson and the Newburgh Free Library are in partnership with the historic site coordinating this program. The day provides not-for-profit organizations an opportunity to raise awareness of the great and important services they provide, as well as network and provide support to each other. These organizations rely upon volunteers to assist in their endeavors. Representatives of these organizations will staff a table to provide information and be available to recruit new volunteers who wish to join their efforts. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/25/Not-for-Profits-Wanted-to-Participate-in-the-5th-Annual-Newburgh-Volunteer-Fair-on-May-2/8062/ Civil War Lecture at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/12/Civil-War-Lecture-at-Philipse-Manor-Hall-State-Historic-Site/8043/ Robert Spiegelman wlll Focus on New York's Role in Conflict  Yonkers, N.Y. - Robert Spiegelman, President of Real-View Media LLC and a Doctor of Sociology at several campuses of the City University of New York, will present his lecture, New York's Civil and Uncivil War: From the Slave Trade and Monuments to the "Gangs of New York" at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site in downtown Yonkers. The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 12th at 7:00 PM. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/12/Civil-War-Lecture-at-Philipse-Manor-Hall-State-Historic-Site/8043/ Hearts and Flowers in the Hudson Valley http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/6/Hearts-and-Flowers-in-the-Hudson-Valley/8033/ Orange County has romantic getaways for Valentine's Day and beyond Hudson Valley/ Orange County, N.Y. - Love is in the air and romantics will be head over heels with Orange County's variety of full service hotels, charming B&Bs, and fascinating destinations. Special packages are available throughout the year, but the ones that Cupid has devised are particularly unique! Fri, 06 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/6/Hearts-and-Flowers-in-the-Hudson-Valley/8033/ Museum Evening Speaker Series to focus on the Ice Harvesting Industry http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/5/Museum-Evening-Speaker-Series-to-focus-on-the-Ice-Harvesting-Industry/8032/ Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in partnership with the Cornwall Presbyterian Church presents their Winter Evening Speakers Series: The Ice Harvesting Industry. This lecture will take place on Tuesday, February 24, 7:30 p.m. at the Cornwall Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson. The Hudson Valley was once the world's epicenter of the natural ice industry. Spring fed lakes supplied ice to the finest NYC hotels and luxurious ocean liners and it was prized across Europe, Asia and Australia. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/5/Museum-Evening-Speaker-Series-to-focus-on-the-Ice-Harvesting-Industry/8032/