Every Kid in a Park Welcomes 4th Graders
Through August 31, 2018, 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 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, 2018.
Shuttle Bus Service- May - October
NPS bus will provide round trip service from the Poughkeepsie train station to the Home of FDR site, Eleanor's Val-Kill, FDR's Top Cottage and Vanderbilt Mansion on Sundays and Holidays once a day. Cost Free. See shuttle schedule here.
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.
*Roosevelt Ride Shuttle will not operate on Monday and Tuesday beginning on 5/21 until further notice*
Student Art Exhibit
April 1- May 31, 9:00 am - 6:30 pm daily, Henry A. Wallace Visitor & Education Center
In partnership with the FDR Presidential Library/Museum and the Dream Rocket Project, this year's theme is "Dream big, everywhere in the world...everywhere in your life." Exhibit features student art pieces from educational institutions around the region focusing on FDR's Four Freedoms: Freedom from Want, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, and Freedom from Fear. For more information:
visit their Facebook page or Flickr page.
Memorial Day Weekend Events
Friday, May 25th - Monday, May 28th at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the FDR Presidential Library & Museum
USO Show, WWII Encampment and Military Displays, Field of Honor® Flag Display and Rose Garden Memorial Service. For more information.....
Frederick William Vanderbilt Garden Association Annual Spring Plant Sale
May 26th, 27th and 28th - Vanderbilt Mansion Parking Lot, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
A wide variety of plants are for sale, including perennials, annuals and shrubs. Most of the plants come from the Vanderbilt gardens, others are supplied by volunteers all over the Hudson Valley. All plants are locally grown. The plant sale is held annually every Memorial Day weekend. For more information visit their website.
Memorial Day Rose Garden Ceremony
May 28, 2018, Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt - 1:30 pm.
Join us in the Rose Garden to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Wreath laying by community organizations, guest speaker.
Human Rights Speaker Series
African American Civil Rights Leaders and the Roosevelts
Thursday, May 31, 5:30 pm
Click here to register for this FREE event.
Kevin Burke and Steven Niven, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University
Few periods in American history have been as profound or consequential as the New Deal, Second World War, Cold War, and Civil Rights Movement, years defined by the Roosevelt presidency and its animating legacy in the decades that followed. From the grass roots to the national and international stage, African American leaders serving overseas and at home, and in every field from the arts to business, journalism to education, law to politics, science to sports, would play a pivotal part in the struggle, pressing Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt to narrow the gap between American ideals and action, working with them to effectuate change, speaking out when they fell short, and making sacrifices and strides to fulfill what the President, in the midst of the Depression, had called their generation’s “rendezvous with destiny.” Complete List of Topics and Speakers
Hyde Park Trail End-2-End Trek
Saturday, June 2, 2018, Meeting at Vanderbilt Mansion parking lot
Celebrate National Trails Day by hiking (or running) the Hyde Park Trail.
Join us on a 9-mile End-2-End trek from Top Cottage to Vanderbilt, via Val-Kill, the FDR Site and Riverfront Park. Capacity is limited. To help us plan the shuttle schedule, pre-registration is recommended. For a description of the trail route and other hike details, visit Hyde Park Trails on Facebook
12th Annual Bellefield Design Lecture
Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 2pm - 4pm Wallace Visitor Center at the Home of FDR
THOMAS RAINER - The Beauty of Biodiversity: Practical Strategies for More Lush, Abundant and Resilient Plantings - Thomas Rainer is a leading voice in ecological landscape design. He is a landscape architect, teacher, author and enthusiastic public speaker. Thomas has been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, Landscape Architecture magazine, The Washington Post and others. While passionate about design and focusing on details, Thomas is a specialist in applying innovative planting concepts to create ecologically-functional designed landscapes. Come hear him share his insights on the beauty of biodiversity. Purchase your tickets here.
2018 Music in the Parks - Free Lawn Concerts
June 6 - August 15 - Wednesdays at 7:00 pm (August Concerts begin at 6:30 pm), Vanderbilt Mansion and Mills Mansion (Staatsburgh State Historic Site)
First concert is Hyde Park Schools (Popular Music) at Vanderbilt Mansion.
Post Prohibition Party - Celebrate the FDR way!
Saturday, June 9th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Join the Roosevelt Vanderbilt Historical Association for an evening set in the 1930s as prohibition is lifted. Guests will be treated to hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and dancing with music performed live by Club Swing enjoying the sun set view just as the Roosevelts did! Appropriate attire is required, and to add to the theme of the evening, period dress is encouraged. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. Purchase Tickets Here.
FDR Hyde Park Foundation Historic Hotdog Picnic
Saturday, June 9th 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm at Top Cottage
Please join us in recreating the historic Hot Dog Picnic at FDR's historic hilltop retreat, Top Cottage, where Great Britain's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were hosted on June 11, 1939 on the eve of World War II.
To purchase your tickets click here.