Every Kid in a Park Welcomes 4th Graders
Through August 31, 2019, 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, 2019.
Public Transportation to the Home of FDR
Dutchess Transit will provide service from the Poughkeepsie train station only to the Home of FDR site, Mondays through Saturdays 8:00 am-8:00 pm every hour. Cost $1.75 per trip. This bus does not run on Sundays or Holidays.
Student Art Exhibit
April 1- May 31, 9:00 am-6:30 pm daily
Henry A. Wallace Visitor & Education Center
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites and the FDR Presidential Library/Museum in partnership with the International Fiber Company Project have worked for months with area schools to explore the National Parks Service through art. In keeping with the National Park Service theme “Find your Park”, this year’s art project theme was “Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Environment”.
400 Students from seventeen area schools created 73 pieces of art for this exhibit on display in the Henry A. Wallace Center located at the FDR Home and Presidential Library/Museum from April 1-May 31, 2019. The exhibit is free of charge. The Henry A. Wallace Center is open seven days a week from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Click here to preview some of the student's artwork
Garden Help is Always Needed!
Cannot commit on a regular basis, but have a day here or there to help out?
Drop by the gardens to give a hand on the days they are there!
Beatrix Farrand Garden -Tuesdays & Saturdays, 9-11 am. (Starting Tuesday, April 16)
More information here.
Frederick W. Vanderbilt Gardens -Tuesdays at 9am. (Starting Tuesday, April 2)
More information here.
Roosevelt Home Garden -Tuesdays & Fridays, 9am-Noon, 3rd Thursday of the month, 5-7 pm & 2nd Saturday of the month, 9-11 am. Please contact e-mail us ore-mail us for more information.
Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Speaker Series
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 6:00 PM at the Henry A. Wallace Visitor Center
A Viewing of the the Film: Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class
The film explores the pursuit of the American Dream through the eyes of African American thought leaders as well as regular families all of whom have experienced the unique challenges that African Americans have faced throughout history. Journalist Bob Herbert interviews prominent African Americans including Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson, Congressman Elijah Cummings, President of the Urban League, Marc Morial and policy activist Angela Glove Blackwell, among others.
This is the first in a series of events throughout the year that are part of the 2019 Human Rights Speaker Series presented by the National Park Service and the Eleanor Roosevelt Center At Val-Kill.
This is a free public event, but registration is required. Click here to register.
2019 Earth Day Event - Drop-Off at the Drive-In
Saturday, April 27th, Hyde Park Drive-In, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
This is the third annual Earth Day recycling and activity day at the Hyde Park Drive-In. This free event is open to the public and will offer recycling for many household items, Earth Day activities for kids and families and opportunities to learn about maintaining a healthy planet. For more information...
Tuesday, May 7th 9-10am
Join them for a hands-on gardening workshop in the Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield. Horticulturist Karen Waltuch talk all about tool selection, sharpening, and sterilization. To find out more and to sign up, click here.
Vanderbilt Garden Tours
Sundays, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, Sept 15, Oct 20
Stop by anytime between 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm
Interpreter guides from the F.W Vanderbilt Garden Association will be offering FREE tours of the Vanderbilt Gardens the 3rd Sunday of every month, May-October. Learn about the history and the ongoing process of rehabilitating and maintaining the gardens. More information about the gardens is available here.
Hyde Park Trail End-2-End Trek
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Meeting at Vanderbilt Mansion parking lot
This is a 9 mile End-2-End trek from Top Cottage to Vanderbilt Mansion, via Val-Kill, the Home of FDR site and Riverfront Park. More details to follow.
Music In The Parks
Every Wednesday, June 5th - August 14th (No Concert July 3rd), Vanderbilt Mansion and Mills Mansion (Staatsburgh State Park)
Free Lawn Concerts for 2019
For schedule and more information.....