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Upcoming Events

  • Winter Fest at the Huyck Preserve!
    Feb 04, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Eldridge Research Center, The Huyck Preserve, 284 Pond Hill Rd, Rensselaerville, NY 12147, USA
    Winter fun for the whole family! We'll have a table outside to talk all about how to make maple syrup, and we'll have our herbal teas for sale! Other planned festivities include an artisan market, educational demonstrations, s’more making, snowshoeing/hiking, and sledding (weather permitting).
  • Place of the Lake: Documenting Five Centuries of Indigenous History in the Helderbergs
    Feb 09, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Rensselaerville Library, 1459 County Rte 351, Rensselaerville, NY 12147, USA
    Centuries ago, local indigenous families traveled, hunted, fished and camped in a high elevation district they called Mbeesuk (Lake-Place), the area known today as Rensselaerville and Westerlo. Historic documentation is scarce, but careful analysis can tell us much about a now vanished world.
  • Winter in the Woods
    Feb 11, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Agroforestry Resource Center, 6055 NY-23, Acra, NY 12405, USA
    Learn about common wildlife, animal tracks and signs, and the adaptations used to navigate the winter world. Along the way, we’ll also discuss winter tree identification and learn about local native people's relationship with the winter landscape centuries ago.
  • Winter Starlore
    Mar 04, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Eldridge Research Center, The Huyck Preserve, 284 Pond Hill Rd, Rensselaerville, NY 12147, USA
    Bundle up and join us for a night of winter stargazing!
  • Bitter Farewell: The Esopus Indian Experience in the American Revolution
    Mar 08, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY 12401, USA
    The three decades between 1755 and 1785 were a time of major upheaval for the native peoples of the Hudson Valley, culminating in a war that forced them out of their ancestral homeland. This presentation tells the dramatic story of the Esopus Indians and their neighbors during this turbulent period
  • Sights and Sounds of Late Winter
    Mar 11, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Historic Huguenot Street, 81 Huguenot St, New Paltz, NY 12561, USA
    See how the wetlands and woods awaken when winter transitions to springtime, keeping an eye open for the many obvious and less obvious lifeforms that appear at this time of year. We'll explore the natural world through the lens of Northeastern native languages, history and folklore.
  • Maple Sugaring, from Past to Present (Morning Session)
    Mar 12, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Agroforestry Resource Center, 6055 NY-23, Acra, NY 12405, USA
    Join us at CCE Columbia Greene’s Agroforestry Resource Center to explore the wonderful world of maple. Learn about the historical practices of maple sugaring, experience current methods to collect sap, see maple processing equipment in action, and taste sap straight from the tree!
  • Maple Sugaring, from Past to Present (Afternoon Session)
    Mar 12, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Agroforestry Resource Center, 6055 NY-23, Acra, NY 12405, USA
    Join us at CCE Columbia Greene’s Agroforestry Resource Center to explore the wonderful world of maple. Learn about the historical practices of maple sugaring, experience current methods to collect sap, see maple processing equipment in action, and taste sap straight from the tree!
  • Springtime Medicines
    May 13, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Historic Huguenot Street, 81 Huguenot St, New Paltz, NY 12561, USA
    Come learn about traditional springtime plant medicines while keeping watch for the many local breeding bird species to learn about their roles in Lenape folklore. On these seasonal walks, we view the natural world through the lens of Northeastern native languages, history and folklore.
  • Summer Woods Walk
    Jul 09, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
    Historic Huguenot Street, 81 Huguenot St, New Paltz, NY 12561, USA
    By early July, a number of native shrub species bear large harvests of edible fruit. On this seasonal walk, we'll learn all about these plants and others of seasonal importance for Northeastern native peoples.
  • Bitter Farewell: The Esopus Indian Experience in the American Revolution
    Jul 27, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
    Clinton Community Library, 1215 Centre Rd, Rhinebeck, NY 12572, USA
    The three decades between 1755 and 1785 were a time of major upheaval for the native peoples of the Hudson Valley, culminating in a war that forced them out of their ancestral homeland. This presentation tells the dramatic story of the Esopus Indians and their neighbors, including the Wappingers.
  • Hints of Autumn: Nut Walk
    Sep 10, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
    Historic Huguenot Street, 81 Huguenot St, New Paltz, NY 12561, USA
    By mid-September, the first of our many nut-bearing trees and shrubs are ready to harvest. On this seasonal walk, we'll explore the natural world through the lens of Northeastern native languages, history, and folklore.
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