Get Into Nature
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 all abilities. Sign up for individual classes, any 9 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, $98/9 sessions, $180/full series. The cost for non-members: $14/class, $115/9 sessions, $205/full series. REGISTER HERE.
Wednesdays in July and August. 6pm-8pm. Join 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.
Saturday September 17th through Sunday September 25th. 10am -12pm daily. As part of International Hawk Migration Week, join Hawk Watch volunteers and ecologists from the Preserve’s Daniel Smiley Research Center at our Hawk Watch site on top of the Near Trapps (accessible via the Millbrook Ridge Trail). Visitors are welcome to drop by the site and learn more about Hawk Watch, raptor biology, and our research programs. No registration necessary. In the event of inclement weather that day’s viewing will be cancelled. Please call the Visitor Center at 845-255-0919 in case of questionable weather.
Saturday September 17th, 10am – 12pm. As part of International Hawk Migration Week, Mohonk Preserve Citizen Science Education Coordinator Christy Belardo will explore the hawks that migrate over the Shawngunk Ridge. Meet at the Visitor Center and take a short walk to the Hawk Watch site. This program is appropriate for children ages 7 and up. This event is open to the public but registration is required as space is limited. In the event of inclement weather this event may be cancelled. Please call the Visitor Center at 845-255-0919 in case of questionable weather.
Wednesday, September 21 at 7:15 p.m. at Rosendale Theatre.
Mohonk Preserve is teaming with Rosendale Theatre to present a screening of K2 and the Invisible Footmen on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7:15 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. The film chronicles the lives of Pakistani porters and Nepalese Sherpas and follows the first official all-Pakistani climbing team, made up of former porters, who successfully summited in 2014 in celebration of the 60th anniversary of K2’s first ascent.
After the screening, filmaker Iara Lee and legendary climber and Mohonk Preserve Associate Director of Visitor Services Jon Ross will participate in a Skype discussion about the film, and Ross will discuss the links between K2 and climbing at the Preserve. Tickets are $5 for Rosendale Theatre members and $7 for non-members.
Thursday, September 22nd 7pm- 8pm. As part of International Hawk Migration Week, raptor biologist Zach Smith will give a presentation on the tips and techniques on spotting raptors on the wing at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center. This program is aimed at advanced-beginner and intermediate birders. This program is open to the public but registration is required as space is limited.
Join Martha Cheo for an introduction to the slow and graceful movements of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. No prior experience necessary. These traditional Chinese martial and healing arts promote health and restore harmony of mind, body, and spirit. People of all ages and abilities can practice Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Their many benefits include: reduced back & arthritic pain, better focus, balance and heart functioning, reduced stress, a stronger immune system, and flexibility, strength, and coordination. Martha has been practicing Tai Chi and Qi Gong for 28 years. Cost per person: $12.
Saturday, September 24th, 9am-3:30pm. Join Martha Cheo for a partial or full day of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Begin at 9am with a 1 hour introduction to the slow and graceful movements of Qi Gong and Tai Chi. These traditional Chinese healing and martial arts promote health and restore harmony of mind, body, and spirit. People of all ages and abilities can practice Qi Gong and Tai Chi. Their many benefits include: reduced back & arthritic pain, better focus, balance and heart functioning, reduced stress, a stronger immune system, and flexibility, strength, and coordination. Martha has been practicing qi gong and tai chi for 28 years.
9:00-10:00am Tai chi and Qi Gong exercises to help strengthen and deepen your basic skills
10:00-11:30am Push Hands & Applications (for those who know most of the Tai Chi slow set)
11:30am–12:00pm Fast Set (for those already learning this form)
12:00-1:30 pm Light lunch break (BYO picnic)
1:30-2:30pm Dui Lien (for those already learning this form)
2:30-3:30 Tai Chi Knife and Sword (for those already learning these forms)
Cost per person:
9:00-10:00am:$12; 9:00-11:30am:$20; 9:00am–12:00pm: $25; 9:00am-2:30pm:$35; Entire day:$40
Space is limited, registration is required. REGISTER HERE.
Friday, September 30th, 10am-12pm. Experience different forest habitats. We may look for Monarch butterflies flying south in the field along the way. Bring water and snacks. Please leave your pets at home; jogging strollers are not appropriate for children ages 2-6. Little ones in carriers are always welcomed. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes a 1.5-mile hike, and moves at a toddler’s pace. Participants should meet at the Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm trailhead. It is advised to come early to secure a parking spot. The fee per person: free for Mohonk Preserve members; non-members pay the $12 hiking day use fee on day of program. Children 12 and under are free. REGISTER HERE.
Saturday, October 8, 10am. Join the race organizers as they guide you through a modified leg of the course starting and ending at the Spring Farm Trailhead. We'll split into hiking and running groups, accommodate paces from slow to moderate, and offer distance options from 6 to 18 miles. Each group will receive tips and training ideas on how to successfully complete the challenge. Excellent for endurance and relay participants. No fee but registration required. Register here.