Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center
The Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center provides a world of programs – from archery to canoeing and story time to local animal feedings. 479-452-3993
Montclair History Center
The Montclair History Center (MHC), a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization, promotes preservation, study and appreciation of local history.
Montclair History Center, 108/110 Orange Road & 30 North Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ. (973-744-1796).
Central Park Walking Tours
The Central Park Walking Tours direct park visitors to some of the most remarkable features of Central Park. They provide background information and historical insight into the conception and construction of the park as well as pointing out some of its most photogenic sites.
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Family Art Projects @ Wave Hill
Generations of families do some of their most thrilling growing up in the gardens of Wave Hill, a place to play, to draw, to write, to listen and open your senses to the richness of life itself. Join us every weekend in the Sally and Gilbert Kerlin Learning Center in Wave Hill House, Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10AM to 1PM, for a naturally creative Family Art Project.
Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Ave, NYC (718-549-3200)
Gallery Talks & Workshops @ The Cloisters
Lectures and programs for adults are presented at 12:00 & 2:00pm. on Saturdays and the 1st Sunday of each month. Free with Museum admission. No advance reservations are necessary.
* Gallery workshops for children aged 4 to 12 and their families are held at 1:00pm. on the first Saturday of the month.
The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, NYC. (212-650-2280)
Hudson River Park
More than 165 special entertainment events and summer programs will be offered across Hudson River Park’s 550 acres of lush parkland and marine sanctuary—in the water, across nine of our public piers, and under the stars. Festivities last from June through September in New York’s Park for Play.
Inwood Hill Park
On the northern tip of Manhattan, a twenty-minute walk from the subway, are the historic Indian Caves of Inwood Hill Park. In a single year, 150 bird species have been spotted in Inwood Hill Park. This is the park where Peter Minuit bought Manhattan for $14.00 (there's even a rock commemorating it)
Inwood Hill, Fort Tryon Park, NYC. (212-927-9568)
South Street Seaport
The Seaport district is being revitalized, protecting vital infrastructure and maintaining its history and sense of place. All of the buildings within the district will be preserved and reused for public enjoyment, with the treasured Tin Building lifted out of the floodplain and restored as a world-class food market. And the Seaport Museum will be reinvented into a dynamic facility with public access to visiting ships.
South Street Seaport, Fulton & South Streets. NYC. (212-748-8600)
Talks and Lectures at The Frick
Docents of The Frick Collection present ten-minute introductory talks Wednesdays through Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. An additional talk is offered at 2:00 p.m. on topics related to the house and the Collection. Docent Talks are free with museum admission and do not require reservations.
The Frick Collection, 1 East 70th Street, NYC. (212-288-0700) CLICK for Highlights
The Metropolitan Museum's branch museum dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, located on four acres overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park. The Cloisters museum and gardens offers gallery talks, guided tours, family workshops, and special events for visitors of all ages.
The Cloisters, 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park, NYC. (212-923-3700)
Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries
Displaying major works of art from the 1960's to the present in nearly 250,000-square-feet of museum space on thirty-one acres on the banks of the Hudson River. The museum is a 5 minute walk from the MetroNorth train station in Beacon, 60 miles (80 minutes travel time) north of New York City.
Dia:Beacon Riggio Galleries - 3 Beekman Street, Beacon, NY. (845-440-0100) HOURS: April–October Thursday–Monday 11 am–6 pm
Merestead, Mt. Kisco
An exquisite 130-acre country estate tucked away in the hills overlooking the picturesque Byram Lake Reservoir and surrounding valley. Merestead features a 28-room Georgian mansion with beautiful gardens built during the early 20th century.
Merestead, 455 Old Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, NY (914- 666-4258) open daily 8 am. to dusk.
Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Rye
One of the top places to bird in Westchester County with a large concentration of waterfowl including Great Blue Herons,loons, grebes, Long-tailed Ducks, Common Goldeneyes. Scoters and Northern Gannet. The sanctuary has yielded many rarities including Snow Bunting, Snowy Owl, Barrows Goldeneye, Red-necked Grebe, Eared Grebe. Edith Read Sanctuary, adjoining Playland Amusement Park off U.S. Route 1 in Rye., NY (914-967-8720)