The Rightful Heritage of the People: Celebrating FDR's Conservation Legacy
Vanderbilt Mansion Visitor Center - Exhibit open everyday from 9 AM - 5 PM
Every Kid in a Park Welcomes 4th Graders
Through August 31, 2017, all National Parks
National Parks and some other federally managed sites in the Hudson Valley invite all fourth graders to visit free as part of the White House's new Every Kid in a Park program. Students may go to any NPS site or to www.everykidinapark.gov, complete an activity, and obtain a pass good through August 31, 2017.
"The Messenger" A documentary film by Su Rynard, From Kino Lorber Cinema
Saturday, March 11, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Henry A. Wallace Visitor Center
The Messenger is a visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of the imperiled songbird, and what it means to all of us on both a global and human level if we lose them.
Teaching the Hudson Valley Workshops (THV)
Saturday, March 25, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Wallace Visitor Center: teaching about slavery in our region with Susan Stessin-cohn, co-author of the new book, In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery in New York's Hudson River Valley, 1235-1831
Saturday, April 1, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Wallace Visitor Center, BEYOND THE FIELD TRIP: Engaging with the National Park in Our backyard
Teaching the Hudson Valley
Student Art Project On Display
April 1 - May 30, Henry A. Wallace Visitor & Education Center
This art project, in partnership with the “Dream Rocket Project,” is collecting thousands of student artworks from around the world. Eventually, all submissions will wrap the skeleton of a replica NASA 385 Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.
Saturday, April 22, 10:00 am-2:00 pm (rain or shine), at the Farm Lane parking lot located on Rt 9 in Hyde Park. Free to the public.
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites is hosting their first annual Recycling Day in recognition of Earth Day, 2017. This community event will focus on promoting sustainability and recycling, and allow people to bring things to recycle and reuse. There will also be kids programs throughout the event. More information coming soon.
Hyde Park Trail Walkabout Trail Hike
Saturday, April 14, 1:00 pm. Meet at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site parking lot. Kick off the 26th year of Hyde Park Trails with a guided hike on the original, 3-mile section of Hyde Park Trail from the Vanderbilt Mansion to the Home of FDR.
All workshops are on Tuesdays and begin at 9:00 am at the Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield
March 28 - Vine Pruning
May 2 - Perennials dividing
June 24 - Farrand’s Favorite Flowers (summer)
September 16 - Farrand’s Favorite Flowers (fall)
October 17 - Putting the garden to bed
Beatrix Farrand Garden
National Park Week, Weekends!
April 15-16, and April 22-23, National Park Week is America’s largest celebration of national heritage. It’s about exploring, discovering, and enjoying America’s best idea - the national parks! Free admission to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site.
Annual Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association Plant Sale
May 27-29, at Vanderbilt Mansion parking lot. Thousands of annuals and perennials will be on sale at reasonable prices. All profits support operation and restoration of the Vanderbilt gardens. For more information visit www.vanderbiltgarden.org
Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 29, 1:30 pm, Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
Join us in the Rose Garden to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Guest speaker and wreath laying by community organizations.
Saturday, June 3, Meet at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site parking lot. Run, hike or walk the Hyde Park Trail from Top Cottage to Vanderbilt Mansion and earn your 2017 Walk-About trail patch. Bring everything you need for the 9 mile day of hiking.
11th Annual Bellefield Design Lecture
June 4, 2pm, Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center. Lecture by Roxanne S. Brouse, speaking on Farrand’s National Park Legacy. Reception and heirloom plant sale follow. Beatrix Farrand Garden
Music in the Parks, Free Lawn Concerts
June, July, and August, Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
Enjoy an evening of music with friends on the beautiful lush landscapes of the Vanderbilt and Mills Mansions, overlooking the Hudson River. Outdoor concerts begin at 7:00 pm in June and July and 6:30 pm in August. Dates of concerts TBD
Teaching the Hudson Valley Summer Institute
Tues-Thurs, July 25-27, Henry A. Wallace Visitor & Education Center
Teaching the Hudson Valley
Saturday, August 26, 10:00 am-4:00 pm (rain or shine) in front of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Free to the public.
The Living History group 240th Military Police Battalion will be recreating Organizational Day, an event that took place in 1943 and 1944 by the men of the 240th MP Battalion. (The Battalion that was assigned to Hyde Park during the war to protect the President). The public is invited to participate with us in baseball games, sack races, obstacle course, tug of war and egg/spoon races. Period items and vehicles will be on display as well as the living history group on hand to explain what the job of the 240th MP was at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Estate. Refreshments will be served during the event.
High Tea in the Vanderbilt Formal Gardens
Sunday, September 10, Vanderbilt Mansion Formal Gardens. Enjoy an old fashioned tea with guest speaker and live music. Information at www.vanderbiltgarden.org