October 2016
Monthly News, Events, & Grant Opportunities
Thank you for making the 17th annual Hudson River Valley Ramble the best Ramble yet!
We want to thank our partners, sponsors, event leaders and all of our Ramble participants who helped make the 2016 Hudson River Valley Ramble a success. Thousands of people enjoyed over 225 events all over the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

Many thanks to our followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and those who helped spread the word about the Ramble!
Burden Pond Environmental Hike with Transport Troy

National Heritage Area Named Best "National Park" in New York State
The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area has been recognized as the best National Park in New York by MSN Lifestyle, noting its abundance of historic sites, hiking trails, scenic parks and outdoor activities. National Heritage Areas are regions with nationally important resources that tell a story about our nation's history, and they are supported by the National Park Service. See more of the best national parks here

Landscape Conservation in the Hudson River Valley Conference
Marking 100 years of the National Park Service, this day-long conference will focus on connecting conservation efforts from the Hudson River School painters through to strategies to protect the Hudson River Valley landscape for the next 100 years. The conference is presented by the Hudson River Valley Greenway, the Regional Plan Association, Benjamin Center at SUNY New Paltz, the National Park Service, and many other partners. 

Two New Interpretive Panels Unveiled at Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route  National Historic Trail
The Hudson River Valley Greenway is pleased to support the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail in installing two new interpretive signs to educate visitors on the history of the joining of forces between the French and the American armies that helped give way to American independence. The trail follows the route of the armies from Boston, MA and Newport, RI, to Yorktown, VA. Find more information on the National Historic Trail  here

Great Estates Pass Features Nine Sites
The new Great Estates Pass from Dutchess Tourism  includes access to nince Great Estates, offering natives and tourists alike convenience and value when exploring Hudson Valley history. The Pass was made possible by the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. 

Office of State History Updates Website
The Office of State History has created a new website about the history of New York State and those working in the field. Readers are welcome to send proposals for articles on New York State history, history-related events, exhibits, relevant news, and "Meet the Historian" nominations. Check out the website here.
Upcoming Events

Eleanor Roosevelt's Birthday Celebration- Tuesday, October 11th, at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hyde Park, New York
Celebrate Eleanor Roosevelt's birthday with Roosevelt Vanderbilt National Historic Site with a wreath-laying ceremony, birthday cake, and beverages. More here

"Extracting the Truth from the Trade: The Delano Family at Home and in China"- Thursday, October 20th, at Morton Memorial Library, Rhinecliff, New York
As part of a new series of NPS interpretive talks at Morton Memorial Library. More here

Matisse Drawings: Curated by Ellsworth Kelly- Sunday, October 23rd, at the Katonah Museum of Art, Kotonah, New York
A unique exploration of Henri Matisse's drawings by one of America's greatest abstract artists. On exhibit at the Katonah Museum of Art through January 29, 2017. More here

Rockland County Complete Streets Workshop- Thursday, October 27th, at Fire Training Center, Pomona, New York
This workshop will address implementation of Complete Streets projects, utilization of Complete Streets toolkit, best practices, funding, and troubleshooting. More here.

"Sensing History", Greater Hudson Heritage Network Annual Conference-
Friday, October 28th, at Locust Grove Estate, Poughkeepsie, New York
Focusing on "using the senses to access history, engage audiences, and inspire our future". Register here

POP! Prints from the Permanent Collection-  Sunday, October 30th at Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York
Exhibition features significant Pop Art prints from the permanent collection of the Neuberger Museum of Art. On exhibit through February 19, 2017. More here

Landscape Conservation in the Hudson River Valley-  Monday, November 7th at Henry A. Wallace Visitor Center, New Paltz, New York
Celebrate 100 years with the National Park Service with a day-long conference on preserving our parks and our historic and cultural resources here in the Hudson River Valley. Register here.

"Defending Sara Roosevelt: How Narratives Change What We Know and How We Feel"-  Thursday, November 17th, at Morton Memorial Library, Rhinecliff, New York
As part of a new series of NPS interpretive talks at Morton Memorial Library. More here.
Heritage Spotlight T en Broeck Mansion
B uilt over 200 years ago for General Abraham Ten Broeck and his wife, Elizabeth Van Rensselaer, this federal-style home has plenty of history to offer. Ten Broeck played many prominent roles in 18th-century Albany, including a delegate to the second Constitutional Congress, mayor of the city of Albany, and state senator. Check out Ten Broeck Mansion's  website  for more information on the historic home and upcoming events, including a Haunted History Pub Crawl later this month! 
Grant Opportunities 

Hudson River Valley Greenway Grant Program-  Due December 2nd
Matching grants available for Greenway Communities and Greenway Compact Communities. More here

Erie Canalway Grants- Due October 21st
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is now accepting grants applications from not-for-profits, municipalities, and federally-recognized Native American tribes for projects that advance the Erie Canalway Preservation and Management Plan's goals and objectives. More here

William G. Pomeroy Foundation & New York Folklore Society-  Due October 31st
The two organizations have teamed up to provide grants to non-profits and municipalities throughout New York State. More here

Making Transportation Smart and Sustainable Funding from NYSERDA & NYSDOT
Proposals are welcome from organizations with ideas to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption from New York's multi-modal transportation system. Project areas include Smart Mobility Solutions, Smart Infrastructure and Systems Planning, and Smart Freight and Urban Delivery Systems. More here

Federal Grant Opportunities with Congressman Paul Tonko
The Office of Congressman Paul Tonko maintains a list of federal grant opportunities, organized by topic, that are currently open for applications. More here

New York State Assembly Grants Action News 
State, federal, and private grant information from the New York State Assembly, for grants ranging from law and social science research, media projects, economic and social inequality studies, to suicide prevention research. More here

Grants Available to Improve Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites
Parks and Trails New York and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation have teamed up to provide grants funded through the Environmental Protection Fund. More here
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