Wreath-Making Workshop, Opus 40, Saugerties, NY
December Weekends: Wreaths celebrate the season. Create your own wreath and enjoy some hot chocolate. Read more.
Wilderness Trails: Special Places, Special Considerations (WEBINAR)
December 1: This webinar will provide some basic information on trails in federally-designated Wilderness, examples of practical experiences, and resources to learn more. Find out more.
10th Annual Snowflake Festival, Wall and Main Streets, Kingston, NY
December 2: Festival offers fun for the whole family, with main stage performances, fire twirlers, jugglers, ice carving, a stilt band, fiddlers, dancers, singers, Christmas tree lighting, and a visit from Santa Claus. Learn more.
Finding a New Audience: Adopting an Augmented Reality Experience to Reach New Users and Partner for Growth (WEBINAR)
December 2: Content creators and creatives will provide an overview of incorporating the 360xr Augmented Reality platform to enhance tours for their visitors and share some examples of the experience from concept to implementation. Find out more.
St. Nicholas Day Celebration, Crailo State Historic Site, Rensselaer, NY
December 3: Kick off the holiday season and celebrate St. Nicholas Day! This medieval saint's day was brought by the Dutch colonists to the Hudson River Valley. More info.
History of Rockwood Hall, Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Pleasantville, NY
December 3: Join Rockwood docent, David Teich, on an adventure into the past as we explore the Rockwood Hall area and its rich history dating back to prehistoric times. Read more.
Animal Tracking/Snowshoeing, Grafton Lakes State Park, Grafton, NY
December 3: Learn how to identify common winter animals by footprint! This program will include a 1-mile hike. More details.
Holiday Hunt in the Mansion, Locust Grove Estate, Poughkeepsie, NY
December 4: It's a Holiday Hunt for sugar plums, a golden pinecone, and more hidden in the holiday-festooned rooms of Locust Grove's historic mansion! Find out more.
Capital Region Meet-Up, Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
December 5: NY's Capital Region museum's will get together for an in-person meet-up to hear updates from the field, connect with colleagues, and take a guided tour. Learn more.
Good Governance: Policies and Practices for the IRS Form 990 (WEBINAR)
December 6: During this webinar, Katie Davis of 5 Branches Consulting will “cook up” a basic recipe for good governance and then dive deeper, reviewing the following five standard policies that the IRS highlights on Form 990. More details.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Powell’s Landing Pavillion, Montgomery, NY
December 7: Join a to commemorate the day of infamy. More details.
Weir Tour, Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park, Ossining, NY
December 8: After a brief walk, descend into the Weir and explore the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. More info.
Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference, Judicial Institute, White Plains, NY
December 8: The 21st annual Alfred B. DelBello Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference's theme this year is Land Use under Siege: Revisiting Well Grounded. Register now.
5th Annual Lighted Tractor Parade, 82 Church St. Granville, NY
December 9: Celebrate the holidays with Granville's 5th Annual Lighted Tractor Parade! Learn more.
Working With Land Managers For Trail Projects, Little Stony Point, Cold Spring, NY
December 10: Join Senior Trail Builder Ben Sugar for this classroom-based course on how working relationships with land managers help make good trail ideas a reality! Read more.
Songs of the Season Holiday Concert, Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY
December 10: Enjoy the beauty of the Earl Chapel and its excellent acoustics as you listen to seasonal carols by the Highlight Acting Troupe. More info.
Collective Brass Holiday Concert, Lyndhurst Mansion, Tarrytown, NY
December 11: Awaken your holiday spirit with a joyous concert from Collective Brass in the Lyndhurst Carriage House. Read more.
Godspell, Theatre on Main Street, Cornwall, NY
December 11: Enjoy this 'Feel Good' production this holiday season. Find out more.
County Referral (WEBINAR)
December 14: This course reviews the requirements of General
Municipal Law 239-l, -m, and –n and the law’s impact on local decision-making. Read more.
Hudson Valley Climate Action Network, Senate Garage, Kingston, NY
December 15: This climate gathering is intended to deepen your connections and learn what others are up to in the growing local climate movement. Learn more.
Artful Families, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
December 16: Preschoolers and caregivers enjoy original art, read books about kids who love the library, and make their own mini-book of favorite picture books. More info.
Holiday Tea and Performance, Boscobel House & Gardens, Garrison, NY
December 18: Enjoy hot tea service and experience the holidays as they were celebrated in early America. Sip teas over winter tales by Jonathan Kruk or holiday music from the 18th and 19th-century by Carla and Keyes. More details.
Community Science: Winter Raptor Survey, Five Rivers Environmental Educational Center, Delmar, NY
December 20: Volunteers with bird-watching skills or the desire to learn are needed to help discover winter-feeding areas of endangered raptor species. Read more.
SEQR Basics (WEBINAR)
December 21: This webinar includes an overview of the environmental assessment form, Type I, Type II, and Unlisted actions and the sequence of making a positive or negative declaration on a project’s potential to have an adverse impact on the environment. Learn more.
Holiday Lighted Nights, Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich, NY
December 22: Make Holiday Lighted Nights the start of a new holiday tradition! This drive-thru experience will be fun for the whole family. Find out more.
Holiday Lights in Bloom, The Orange County Arboretum, Montgomery, NY
December 23: 14th annual garden-themed light display at the arboretum in Thomas Bull Memorial Park. More info.
A Gilded Age Christmas, Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Staatsburgh, NY
December 27: Enjoy Staatsburgh's beautiful interiors, with their original furniture, art and décor, lavishly decorated for the holiday season. Learn more.
Winter Scavenger Hunt, Thacher State Park, Voorheesville, NY
December 29: Join an educator as you learn about winter wildlife on a guided scavenger hunt! Find out more.