The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - Spring Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:08:36 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/ Golf the Catskills: Where to Stay and Play Now in Greene County http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/25/Golf-the-Catskills-Where-to-Stay-and-Play-Now-in-Greene-County/8087/ Greene County, N.Y. - Spring comes early to the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County - at least it does on the golf course. Stay in the Catskills and play the region's courses this spring to save on tee times, accommodations and meals with early bird packages at the area's premier golf resorts. Greene County offers challenging, expert-designed courses amid the stunning natural beauty of the Hudson Valley and towering Catskill Peaks. Book a Catskill golf getaway, or play for the day at a top resort and enjoy package perks including unlimited golf, same-day replay and delicious meals. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/25/Golf-the-Catskills-Where-to-Stay-and-Play-Now-in-Greene-County/8087/ 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/ USS Slater scheduled to open to the public on Wednesday, April 1 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/19/USS-Slater-scheduled-to-open-to-the-public-on-Wednesday-April-1/8085/ Albany, N.Y. - This year will mark the ship's 18th season in Albany. A lot has changed since she first arrived in Albany. If you haven't toured the ship in a while, you should come back for a visit. A National Historic Landmark, USS SLATER is the only remaining World War II Destroyer Escort afloat in America. Destroyer Escorts originally were conceived to battle Nazi U-Boats while escorting convoys across the Atlantic. However, their versatility proved useful in the Pacific defending task forces from Kamikaze attacks. Many Destroyer Escorts continued to serve during the Korean and Viet Nam Wars. The current US Navy Fleet's frigates are descendants of these small ships. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/19/USS-Slater-scheduled-to-open-to-the-public-on-Wednesday-April-1/8085/ 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/ Destiny USA hosts The Salvation Army’s 2nd annual Shoot Out in the Canyon event http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/18/Destiny-USA-hosts-The-Salvation-Army-s-2nd-annual-Shoot-Out-in-the-Canyon-event/8082/ Preview event for the Turn-Around Jumpers Basketball Tournament to be held at Destiny USA   Syracuse, N.Y. - Destiny USA is co-sponsoring a Turn-Around Jumpers free-throw shooting contest with Dick's Sporting Goods and Microsoft to benefit The Syracuse Area Salvation Army. The shoot out will be held in the Canyon Area of Destiny USA on Friday, March 27 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, March 28 from noon to 8 p.m. The event will feature a free-throw shooting contest, fun prizes for participants and registration opportunities for the upcoming Basketball Tournament in June. All proceeds from the Shoot Out in the Canyon event will benefit The Salvation Army. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/18/Destiny-USA-hosts-The-Salvation-Army-s-2nd-annual-Shoot-Out-in-the-Canyon-event/8082/ 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/ Mets to Host Anthem Search Tuesday, March 24 at Citi Field http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/10/Mets-to-Host-Anthem-Search-Tuesday-March-24-at-Citi-Field/8073/ Winner to Perform National Anthem during Subway Series, Friday, September 18; First 100 to Arrive at Hodges VIP Guaranteed an Audition;More Information at Mets.com/AnthemSearch Flushing, N.Y. - The New York Mets have announced they will host the Mets Anthem Search Tuesday, March 24 at Citi Field with the winner performing the National Anthem Friday, September 18 during the Subway Series at Citi Field. Auditions for the general public start at 10:00 a.m. The first 100 performers to arrive at Hodges VIP (first base side of Citi Field) are guaranteed an audition to sing a song of their choice - excluding the National Anthem - a cappella. Season Ticket Holders will have the opportunity to audition at 9:00 a.m. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/10/Mets-to-Host-Anthem-Search-Tuesday-March-24-at-Citi-Field/8073/ 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/ John Jay Homestead to Hold Historic Walking Tour in New York City http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/9/John-Jay-Homestead-to-Hold-Historic-Walking-Tour-in-New-York-City/8071/ Katonah, N.Y. - John Jay's Not-So-Big City: A Walk Through the History of Old New York, a walking tour sponsored by John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, will take place Saturday, April 11, 2015. Participants will meet in lower Manhattan, and step off promptly at 10:00 a.m., rain or shine. The cost of participation is $20.00 per person; members of the Friends of John Jay Homestead can participate for $15.00. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/9/John-Jay-Homestead-to-Hold-Historic-Walking-Tour-in-New-York-City/8071/