Enjoy access to Storm King during the off-season during our January Winter Weekend. Explore the sculpture and grounds in the brilliant winter landscape. Storm King Members will receive free admission and special perks on-site, sponsored by 2 Alices in Cornwall and Adams Fairacre Farms
The Art Center gate will open at 11AM and a walking tour will be held at 1PM on both Saturday and Sunday, which is open to the public on a first come first served basis.
Storm King Members have the exclusive opportunity to take a guided Snowshoe Tour of the grounds at 1PM, weather permitting. If you are interested in taking a Snowshoe Tour, advance registration is required, email email@example.com to reserve your spot. Please note, space is limited and snow shoes are not provided.
From 2-4PM, Members can warm up in our Member-only Lounge sponsored by 2 Alices with a hot cup of cocoa or coffee, and enjoy a delicious apple cider doughnut from Adams Fairacre Farms. While supplies last.
The Winter Weekend is an outdoor event. Come prepared for being outdoors in a cold, icy and wintry environment. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of dressing warmly and wearing appropriate footwear.
$18 adults, $15 seniors, $8 children and students, children under 5 free
Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Road
New Windsor, NY
When the lifts stop spinning the fun keeps on going! Join us on February 17 for an evening of family fun on the mountain at the Torchlight Bash. Food and beverages will continue after the lifts stop spinning in Groomers Pub & Lounge. Live music will be playing from 5pm to 7pm in the great room, the torchlight parade will begin at dark with a night time jam.
Cross-country ski trails, ice skating rink, snow tube run, snowshoe trails, ice fishing on Lake Cole, broomball on Reflection Pond and guided nature hikes. Try the climbing gym, archery range and arts and crafts programs.
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to Monday, February 19, 2018 - 5:30 p.m.
Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and Morgan Outdoors for a Snowshoe Hike at The Forest Reserve at Smallwood, a 134-acre protected property in Bethel, New York. The 1-mile loop is on fairly even terrain, with gentle hills through white pines and along White Lake Brook. Snowshoes are available for rental in advance from Morgan Outdoors or other area outfitters. If the ground is not snow-covered, the event will be a hike. Please dress warmly with appropriate waterproof footwear. Snowshoes will not be provided at the meeting location; participants must bring their own. The hike is free and open to the public, but space is limited and prior registration is required. Contact the Delaware Highlands Conservancy at 570-226-3164, 845-583-1010, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space and receive directions.
On this special bus tour, join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy to learn about eagles in our region, how they returned from the brink of extinction, and the habitat they need to thrive while you take a scenic drive on a heated bus and look for eagles. Local photographer Sandy Long will also provide instruction on taking great photos of eagles and their habitat, and the Conservancy’s Land Protection Associate Avery Siler will give a brief presentation on art history and the conservation movement. Bus tour participants are invited (but not required) to submit their photos to the Conservancy’s winter 2018 photo contest, Sharing Space: Eagles and Their Environs.
Seats are limited and reservations are required; call 570-226-3164, 845-583-1010, or email email@example.com to reserve your spot and receive directions to the meeting location in Milford, PA.
Wassailing is a tradition practiced in the cider orchards of southern England during the winter. A folktale from Somerset reflecting this custom tells of the spirit of the oldest apple tree in the orchard, in whom the fertility of the orchard is thought to reside. Join us for a special Wassail tour through Angry Orchard and help us wake up the trees to let them know spring is right around the corner!
With a mug of warm Wassail Wooden Sleeper in hand, you'll march down and circle up around one of the oldest trees in our orchard, while belting out our classic Wassail Chants at the top of your lungs, banishing any bad spirits hanging out in the trees. With your help, we're sure to have our most successful harvest yet to date!
Tours will go out at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm.
Come along to explore the natural wonders of the winter landscape. Observe and learn about conifers, seasonal plant phenomena and animal tracks. Limited to 10. A light trail snack is included. Sign up required; exact location will be emailed to participants.
This 2-day mushroom retreat will cover how Fungi can help people and regenerate the planet. We will immerse ourselves in identification, life cycle and ecology, medicinal properties & preparations, & mushroom cultivation.
Whether you are a beginner or expert mycologist there is much to learn about the world of Fungi. This retreat is relevant to teachers, wilderness educators, farmers, chefs, gardeners, homesteaders, hobbyists, DIY-ers or anyone excited to learn about fungi.
All participants will leave with:
• A deeper appreciation & understanding of fungi
• A self-made mushroom tincture
• A self-made oyster mushroom inoculation
• A self-made Wine-cap Stropharia mushroom inoculation
Come explore the grounds at the Extension Education Center in Hudson and learn about the value of woodlands and fields in a new way. Presenters Tusha Yakovleva and Tracey Testo will be your guides to discovering wild edibles in your surroundings. Participants will learn what is available on a seasonal basis as well as how to collect food without disturbing or endangering a plant population. Recommendations will also be given on how to safely collect food with the help of local resources and experts. Following the walk, we will move inside to learn how to incorporate these wild foods into a meal.
Locally foraged goods will be made available for samples and snacking during a Q and A to wrap up this fabulous day. Foraging is a great way to get to know your land as a resource for local foods, can be a wonderful family activity and comes with a greater understanding of our interactions with the natural world. This program will be complemented by our Fall Foraging course on September 24th. Cost is $25 per person.
Your First Mud Run is the ONLY mud run in the country designed so both parents and kids can run together. Our courses are 1.5 - 2 miles and include the following obstacles: wall climb, tire carry, row of tires, heavy jump rope, tubes, and of course a mud slide. If you're thinking about challenging yourself in some of the other extreme mud runs, sharpen your teeth in ours first!
Anyone ages 6 AND UP can run the race and anyone under 13 years old MUST be accompanied by a registered adult.
181 Galli Curci Road
Full Moon Celebration at The Outlier Inn. Suggested donation: $40-$65
Join Alyssa Scheunemann of My Happy Place Yoga Shala; Marc Switko, Gong Practitioner; and Laura Silverman, Founding Naturalist at The Outside Institute, for a magical evening under the Buck Moon (also known as the Thunder Moon).
9-10pm Eat & Commune
Alyssa will lead an indoor asana practice with a focus on poses that tune in to lunar energy (very adaptable for people of all levels). This will be followed by an hour-long gong bath with Marc under the full moon. You will feel tuned, refreshed and connected with your intuitive personal power. After, we will share a light and nourishing meal prepared by Laura and gain sustenance from our community. Limited to 20. Children over 12 welcome.
Location: 307 Mountaindale Road in Woodridge, NY.
Alyssa Scheunemann has been practicing yoga for nearly 20 years and teaching for more than 12. She has studied extensively within the Indian and Tibetan Buddhist traditions.
Marc J. Switko is a musician, visual artist, writer and psychotherapist. He uses the sound waves of the gong in his private vibrational healing practice and is excited to share their power with the larger group.
Of note: Please arrive a few minutes early to set up for yoga so we can begin on time. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat, a blanket to lie on and whatever you need to be warm and relaxed (pillow, hoodie, water, eye mask, bug repellent).
A GATHERING AT BETHEL WOODS
CELEBRATING PEACE, LOVE & MUSIC
The second annual A Gathering at Bethel Woods: Celebrating Peace, Love & Music returns on Saturday, July 1. Festivities kicks off at 3 p.m., and will include live music, guided museum tours, interpretive walks and talks about the historic Woodstock festival site, a variety of activities and games, collaborative art projects, and an array of activities fun for the whole family, topped off by a fireworks display at dusk.
- Docent tours starting every half hour from 11am to 7pm (start in the Museum Lobby)
- Grounds tours at 3pm-5pm-7pm (start on the Terrace Patio)
- Backstage tours every half hour from 3pm to 8pm (start at the top of the lawn entrance
- Curator Talk at 4pm & 6pm (start at the Special Exhibit Gallery entrance)
- Site preservation tour at 5pm (starts on the Terrace Patio)
- The Museum will offer $10 admission for the day (free for Sullivan County residents with I.D.), and there will be a variety of local vendors offering food and beverages, as well as handmade jewelry, gifts, crafts and more. The Museum open until 8:30pm.
- Preview the NEW Green Room, open to all guests
In the case of inclement weather, a rain date is scheduled for Sunday, July 2.
Guided hike. (No charge.)
Laura Silverman, Founding Naturalist at The Outside Institute, leads a weekday hike. We'll follow a trail overlooking the Delaware River and along the railroad tracks, passing wild grape, a meadow filled with dragonflies, dangleberries and other natural wonders. Light breakfast/trail snack included. Limited to 10.
Location: 10 Mile River in Narrowsburg, NY. Exact meeting place will be emailed to participants.
Of note: Sunscreen, bug repellent and water bottle recommended. Bring a notebook/pen to record your discoveries. Binoculars could come in handy.
Go Wild – with the Botanical Hiker
Sunday, June 17th
Discover the edible and medicinal plants of your favorite wild and not-so-wild places.
Join Heather Houskeeper (aka The Botanical Hiker)
for a two-part educational event hosted by Morgan Outdoors.
Presentation 10:30 – 11:15:
Heather will present a slideshow featuring some of the tastiest and most useful edible and medicinal plants in our region. These plants are easy to find, simple to harvest, and a joy to prepare. Presentation is free of charge.
Immediately following the presentation, Heather will be signing copies of her book, “A Guide to the Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Finger Lakes Trail“.
Guided Plant Walk 11:30 – 1:30:
Then join Heather on a guided plant walk along the Finger Lakes Trail encircling Alder Lake. Here we will meet these plants and a wealth of others up close and personal, so that you may feel knowledgeable to harvest these plants on your own!
Children are welcome and (under 13 yrs of age free). Walk will be easy to moderate with many stops along the way to identify the plants. Be sure to bring a camera and/or notepad for jotting down notes. Departing from Morgan Outdoors. $20 per person.
- for free indoor presentation: call Morgan Outdoors at 845 439 5507 or email to morgan-outdoors.com.
- for Guided Plant Walk: Print REGISTRATION FORM below, complete it, return with payment by Thursday, June 15th
Program Fee: $20 per person, payable upon registration. Fee refunded if program cancelled due to inclement weather. (Minimum of 4, maximum of 12 registrants)
Questions? Call Lisa at Morgan Outdoors 845 439 5507
Mountain Top Arboretum celebrates its 40th anniversary at this year's annual Garden Fair. Master Gardeners will answer questions and offer advice on beautiful perennials and shrubs for sale. "Wildman" Steve Brill and his foraging expert 12-year old daughter Violet will lead their famous foraging tours through the Arboretum.
Learn the edible plants growing around you and enjoy the Brill's entertaining expertise! Bring a few plants to trade at our popular annual Plant Swap, listen to live music by Josh Roy Brown and Ed Maris, and enjoy delicious pies and pastries created by Craig Thompson of Shandakenbake.
Multiple vendors will offer plant-inspired jewelry, scarves, glass blown pieces, soaps and lotions. Lunch from the Grill will be for sale.
A cheerful event for family and friends, celebrate Spring in the Catskills with others who enjoy the outdoors!