Programs & Events

Access For All

Mohonk Preserve is committed to inclusive programming wherever possible. Special seating requests are often possible for lecture-style presentations and many public programs may be ASL-interpreted (American Sign Language) if requested a minimum of 10 business days in advance. For additional information and/or to place a request contact or call (845)255-0919 ext.1239. ASL-interpretation is not available for the Weekend Adult Hikes and Bob Babb Wednesday Walks.

  • Wednesdays in May, June, July, August, and September. 6:30pm-8:30pm.

    Join Nina Jirka, of Tango New Paltz, and learn how to Tango! Breaking from rigidity of learned steps and memorization, we encourage students to develop improvisational skills through simple and dynamic techniques, achieve relaxed and released style, and, most importantly, find new and liberating ways of relating, expressing, connecting, and communicating non-verbally with others. Bring water and comfortable shoes for dancing. All ages welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required. Space is limited, register early. We strongly believe in making our classes available to all. As artists we understand financial limitations that arise, and therefore we open our classes to the fiscally challenged - with the suggestion that you pay what you can. It is our sincere desire to include all that are interested in our community. $15 - suggested donation.

    Use the link above to register.

    Photo: Tango New Paltz

  • Tuesdays in June, July, August, and September, 6:00pm - 7:15pm.

    With Jacquelyn 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, $99/9 sessions, $170/full series. The cost for non-members: $14/class, $116/9 sessions, $195/full series.

    Use the link above to register.

    Photo by Bonnie Hirschhorn

  • Saturday, August 4, 2018 7:00 am - 8:30 am.

    Join Mohonk Preserve Conservation Science staff on an early morning bird walk. No experience necessary, beginners welcome. Bring binoculars if you own a pair (a few pairs will be available on a first come first served basis). This program includes a 1-2 mile walk. Space is limited, Registration is required. Free for Mohonk Preserve members. Non-members receive a complimentary day pass at their first walk. Non-members are welcome to join for the series but will be required to purchase a day pass ($15) or membership thereafter.

    Click the title to register.

    Photo by Erich Markert

  • Sunday, August 12, 2018, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Join Raj Pandya, Director of the John R. Kirk Planetarium at SUNY New Paltz, for an evening of stargazing. Enjoy the magnificent view at the Slingerland Pavilion as you admire the constellations. Ages 5 and up welcome. Space is limited; register early. Remember to bring layers and a blanket or towel to lie on to view the constellations. $5 per person. Registration is required; space is limited.

    (Rain date: Monday, August 13th)

    Photo by Jacob B. Reibel

  • Thursday, August 16, 201810:00 am - Sunday, August 19, 20184:00 pm
    Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center

    Mohonk Preserve is offering a free, one-month membership to Ulster County residents. Visitors with proof of residency may obtain their passes at the Preserve Visitor Center from 10am-4pm Thursday, August 16th through Sunday, August 19th, 2018 and at the Spring Farm Trailhead from 10am-4pm Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th, 2018. The membership passes will be valid through September 16, 2018.

    Passes must be picked up in person.

    Photo by Carol Natoli

  • September 15, 2018, 5:00 pm.

    Join your neighbors, friends, and special guests for a magical evening while helping to support Mohonk Preserve’s mission.

    Raise your paddle and enjoy a spirited evening of bidding on unique experiences, trips and opportunities to support the Preserve’s award-winning programs in the live auction as well as many handmade items, gift certificates, jewelry, original artwork and so much more in the silent auction.

    We are excited to announce that this year’s auction will include a new mobile bidding platform. Staff will be on-hand to help you through the process even if you don’t have a smartphone or have never sent a text in your life!

    Invitations will arrive in late July, but registration is open now. Use the link above or call Tom Leader at 845.255.0919 x1241 to purchase tickets.

    Photo by Kate Schoonmaker.

  • Sunday, September 30, 2018

    Check in begins at 8:00am. Race starts at 9:00am.
    Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm Trailhead

    The Pfalz Point Trail Challenge is a 10-mile benefit run to raise money for Mohonk Preserve, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the beautiful Shawangunk Ridge. The proceeds from the 2018 race registration fees and sponsorships will support the restoration and maintenance of the carriage roads. The network of more than 30 miles of carriage roads in Mohonk Preserve serves hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, including hosting races, such as Pfalz Point Trail Challenge.

    All pre-registered runners will receive a great-looking commemorative T-shirt. Runners enjoy a FREE post-race chili lunch sponsored by Main Street Bistro featuring meat and meatless chili, cornbread, and green salad.

    Photo by Stephen D. Stewart-Hill

  • Saturday, May 4th, 6am.

    Rock The Ridge is a 50-mile endurance challenge and environmental fundraiser set in the natural beauty of Mohonk Preserve, a vast, nonprofit nature preserve situated in the mid-Hudson Valley of New York State. The goal is to traverse a 50-mile course within 24 hours by walking, hiking, or running. The course winds along carriage roads and paths through the forests and over the ridgelines of the Preserve, lands which The Nature Conservancy has described as “one of Earth's last great places.”

    For more information, use the link above.

    Photo: John Aylward

Banner Photo by Cornelia DeDona