Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

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June 6, 2017 to September 26, 2017

Tuesdays in June, July, August, and September,  6:00pm-7:15pm. With Jacqui Nash of The Yoga House.  Breathe deep as you relax and take in the fresh air and mountain views. Join Jacqui as you unwind from your day and reconnect with yourself in this beautiful outdoor setting.  The series will focus on Vinyasa Yoga for beginner and intermediate students. Sign up for individual classes, any 8 classes, or the full series. Bring your own mat and water. Rain or Shine. Please arrive 15 minutes early to set-up, so the class can start promptly at 6pm. Children ages 12 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult.  Reservations are required and payment is due at the time of registration. Space is limited, register early.The cost per person for Mohonk Preserve members: $12/class, $88/8 sessions, $160/full series. The cost for non-members: $14/class, $103/8 sessions, $183/full series. REGISTER HERE

*There is no class July 4th. 

June 7, 2017 to September 27, 2017

Wednesdays June, July, August, and September. 6:30pm-8:30pmJoin Nina Jirka, of Tango New Paltz, and learn how to Tango! Come for an hour-long lesson from 6pm-7pm and stay for open dance from 7pm-8pm. Bring water and comfortable shoes for dancing. All ages welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required and payment is due at time of registration. Space is limited, register early. Cost is $12 per lesson. Open dance starting at 7pm is open to anyone, with a suggested donation of $5.  


September 28, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 5pm-7pm. The Benjamin Center for Public Policy and Mohonk Preserve will present a panel discussion on deer management and the ethics of hunting at SUNY New Paltz at College Terrace on campus at SUNY New Paltz.Space is limited. Those interested in attending the Thursday, September 28 discussion at The Terrace are asked to RSVP to Light refreshments will be served.
October 1, 2017

Sunday, October 1, 3-6pm. Join fellow Mohonk Preserve members for a Sunday afternoon of wine and jazz in an extraordinary setting! Wine expert Tim Sweeney, owner of Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits, has selected the season’s finest wines to be paired with locally sourced appetizers provided by High Falls Kitchenette catering.

Enjoy the sounds of the Ray Blue Jazz Quartet at Crested Hen Farms, a circa 1830 English-Dutch dairy barn has been carefully repurposed into a magnificent event space with soaring ceilings supported by original hand hewn beams. It’s sure to be an autumn evening full of dancing, wine, music and friends!

$15 for members
$30 for non-members

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online!

Advance tickets sales only; tickets will not be available at the event.

Wine Tasting sponsored by Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits
Music by the Ray Blue Jazz Quartet

Crested Hen Farms is located at 607 Co Rd 6, High Falls, NY 12440
October 3, 2017
Tuesday, October 3rd, 10am. Pack up the baby –or babies– and join us for an adult paced stroller hike along Undercliff and Overcliff carriage roads! Watch climbers from the base of the cliffs and take in beautiful views of the Catskills. This hike is for parents and their babies ages 0 and up and moves at an adult pace, strollers or carriers required. Babies and kids will have a chance to get out and stretch their legs. Bringing water and snacks is recommended. This hike is about 5 miles, but distance and time can be adjusted based on the needs of the group. Meet at the West Trapps trailhead. Free for Mohonk Preserve members. Non-members who are first time hikers will be offered a day pass.
October 5, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 6-8pm. Many of our plants have flowered. So what is next? The “Fruits” phenophase! Many of us know what apples, pears, and oranges are – fruits! But did you know about seeds, pods, capsules, grains, and samaras? Those are all fruits too! Join us at the Visitor Center to examine the fruits of many of the plants we observe on the trails and see every day! Space is limited. Please RSVP to by October 2nd.

October 6, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017, 6pm. Mohonk Preserve will host a FREE Climber's Reception at our Visitor Center. Complimentary food and beverages will be served. This year we are honored to present an evening with Black Diamond athlete Sam Elias.

Climbing Around the World with Sam Elias.

Sam will show several films of different climbing styles (sport climbing, ice/winter mixed climbing, Mt. Everest) and from different locations worldwide. He'll take questions and offer commentary between films. The program will feature his documentary Rooted, filmed in Lebanon.

Black Diamond has generously donated several items which will be raffled off. Raffle tickets will be available at the door. Main Street Bistro will offer complimentary refreshments. Beer is provided by Craft Beer Guild of New YorkThe American Alpine Club, Gunks Climbers' Coalition and Gunks Apps will also be represented.

The 19th Annual New Paltz Climbing Film Festival will take place on Saturday evening, October 7, 2017, at the Studley Theater on the SUNY New Paltz campus. Also, over that Columbus Day weekend, several of the authorized guide services operating at Mohonk Preserve will offer climbing clinics and workshops on a variety of topics. You can purchase tickets to the Climbing Film Festival at the Rock and Snow website.



October 19, 2017 to November 19, 2017

Thursday, October 19th, 7:30pm-9pm. This program will be led by Dr. Glenn A. Proudfoot, Visiting Scholar at Vassar College and Mohonk Preserve Research Associate.  For nearly 40 years Glenn has been studying birds of prey. His current research explores migratory pathways of the Northern Saw-whet Owl. With luck, participants will experience being up close and personal with these silent visitors. The program will include a presentation on Saw-whet Owl identification, behavior and life history.  Children ages 12 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This is an indoor program. Space is limited. Reservations are required. The fee per person is $10 and is required at the time of registration.  Half of the proceeds from this program will benefit Glenn Proudfoot’s research on Northern Saw-whet Owls. 


October 31, 2017

Tuesday, October 31st (Halloween!), 10am-11am. Join Mohonk Preserve Educator Christy Belardo and explore the autumn season! Look for colors of fall and other animal signs. This program includes a short walk (approximately .5 miles). Ages 2-6 welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This is a free program. Space is limited, registration is required. Costumes are encouraged! 


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