August 2016
We're celebrating our birthday this month! You can too.  So just come on out and enjoy your parks!



The Rightful Heritage of the People: Celebrating FDR's Conservation Legacy

Vanderbilt Mansion Visitor Center - Exhibit open everyday 9 AM to 5 PM.

Every Kid in a Park Welcomes 4th Graders

Through August 31, 2016, 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, complete an activity, and obtain a pass good through August 31, 2016.

Music in the Parks, Free Lawn Concerts

August 3, 17, 24 Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

Enjoy an evening of music, with friends, on beautiful lush landscapes, of the Vanderbilt and Mills Mansions, overlooking the Hudson River. Outdoor concerts begin at 7:00 pm in June and July. August concerts begin at 6:30 pm. Click here for full concert dates and times.

Hands In Dirt Workshops

August 16, 9 am - Weeding; all workshops at Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield

This series of workshops on gardening is offered throughout the year. Participants can practice techniques while they are learning. Presented by the Beatrix Farrand Garden Association.

NPS Centennial Founders Day Concert with West Point Military Academy Band

August 24, 6:30 pm, Vanderbilt Mansion

Celebrate our centennial with this popular lawn concert in front of the Vanderbilt Mansion. Rain date is August 25. More....

Post-Prohibition Celebration

August 26
, 5:30-7:30 pm, South lawn of the FDR Home

In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Association is pleased to host a Post-Prohibition Party on the South Lawn of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Home. This celebration will include period music by Big Band Sound, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and memories you will not forget! Dress to impress—period dress is encouraged, but not required. All proceeds from this event benefit the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Association which provides funding to Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites.Ticket information available soon.

HIgh Tea in the Vanderbilt Formal Gardens

September 11, 2 - 4 PM, Vanderbilt Mansion Formal Gardens

Enjoy an old fashioned tea with guest speaker and live music. Information at

Val-Kill Picnic & Square Dance

September 17, 2 - 6 pm, Val-Kill

Visit the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership for more information and to purchase tickets,

Eleanor Roosevelt's Birthday & Gravesite Ceremony

October 11, 3 pm, Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site

Celebrate Eleanor Roosevelt's birthday with us. Remarks, followed by a wreath laying ceremony. Birthday Cake and beverages will be served in the Wallace Visitor Center at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Torchlight Parade

October 14, 7 pm, Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center

Join us for this popular election-eve Torchlight parade re-enactment. The night will be filled with music, speeches, and a visit from FDR, Eleanor Roosevelt, their family and Fala.


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