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Anne Bell paintingPleasantville, NY (March 6, 2023) – The Art Gallery at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve presents “Bulbs to Blooming Gardens amidst Elegant Sculptures”.

Artist Anne Bell’s paintings reveal the visual language of flowers and plants, and their powerful lust for life. She interprets this using layered color, charcoal, rhythmic lines and shifting scale, while insinuating her abstraction style that pervades a mature body of artworks.

NYS Parks Recreation Historic PreservationYonkers, N.Y.  (03/06/2023) — The Friends of Philipse Manor Hall are pleased to host an Old New Year’s Eve Celebration on Friday, March 23, 2023, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, 29 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY.

What, you may be wondering, is Old New Year’s Eve? Today, New Year’s Day is January 1, but it wasn’t always! From the 16th century to the 18th century, European nations were transitioning from the old Julian calendar to the new Gregorian calendar.

Artpark logoSeptember 1, 2023

Tickets on sale Friday, March 3 at 10AM

Lewiston, NY – Canadian pop-indie band based out of Toronto, Canada, Alvvays will will perform with special guest Alex G in the Artpark Mainstage Theater on Friday, September 1, 2023 at 7:00PM. Alvvays (pronounced "always") made their Late Night TV debut on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Show. Alvvays is currently on  tour across the great white North and then touring Europe for a few months before touring back here in North America during the Summer. …

We Are NYStatewide Attendance Hits 79.5 Million Visits, One Million More Than 2021 

See Attendance for Individual Parks Here  

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced annual attendance at state parks, historic sites, campgrounds and trails operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation saw a record 79.5 million visits in 2022. Total visits statewide increased by more than one million compared to the previous year, underscoring Governor Hochul's commitment to ensuring that the investment in parks and recreation will pay off for New Yorkers and visitors alike. …

Washington's Birthday CelebrationNewburgh, NY – Celebrate General George Washington’s birthday– his 291st - at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site. As one of the critical figures in our country’s birth, one or two days honoring him just isn’t enough; Washington’s Headquarters in Newburgh does THREE days – February 18th, 19th and 20th, from 12 PM until 3 PM each day. Admission is free for all those three days, though donations are welcomed.

Washington 2023 ProjectNewburgh, NY (February 14, 2023) – The Washington Project 2023, a special video presentation by students from the Hudson Valley, will air on YouTube starting Monday, February 20th in conjunction with Presidents Weekend.  The program, consisting of individually created theatrical and musical performance pieces, will feature interpretations of historic events that took place while General Washington was headquartered in Newburgh.  These pieces, written by the students themselves, allows them to interpret history in a contemporary and meaningful way.

Defense of the Hudson ExhibitNewburgh, NY (February 9, 2023) – On February 9, 2023, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh cut the ribbon on their latest exhibit, The Defense of the Hudson.  After years of research and development, this exhibit explores the importance of the Hudson River to the Revolutionary War effort.  It details the methods, events, and people that helped make this region integral to the War and the founding of this Nation.

NYS Parks Recreation Historic PreservationStaatsburg, N.Y. (2/6/23) — At the turn of the 20th Century, it took a small army of employees to operate Staatsburgh, the Gilded Age home of Ruth Livingston and Ogden Mills. This winter, Staatsburgh State Historic Site will offer a special 90-minute tour that focuses on the lives and duties of those servants who worked in the mansion – the English butler, the French chefs, and countless maids. The tour, called “A Life in Service,” will show visitors the mansion through the servants' eyes, as they rose before dawn and toiled until after midnight to provide the luxurious lifestyle enjoyed by their employers.

NYS Parks Recreation Historic PreservationFocusing on an Aspect of Hudson Valley Slavery and the Birth of a Free Black Community

Staatsburg, N.Y. — In 1810, there were nine Black people enslaved on the Staatsburgh estate. In 1910, the staff working inside Staatsburgh was exclusively White and European – with only one documented Black resident in the entire hamlet. What happened?…

NYS Parks Recreation Historic PreservationSaturday February 11

Staatsburg, N.Y. (1/13/23) — Just in time for Valentine’s Day, drop in to Staatsburgh State Historic Site to make valentines for your favorite people!  Craft supplies and 19th-century images will be available to make unique cards for your special-someones, and light refreshments will be served. …

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