Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

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April 19, 2015 to October 18, 2015

Sunday, April 19 through Sunday, October 18. Robert Lobe's Field Studies, the first exhibition of sculpture presented at Mohonk Preserve, will be on view. Curated by Charlotta Kotik, curator emerita of the Brooklyn Museum, the exhibition includes six large-scale works installed in a variety of outdoor locations in the Preserve and the Visitor Center. Robert Lobe is currently known for his large-scale aluminum sculptures that connect man-made materials with nature-derived subjects and explore man's relationship to the environment.

May 2, 2015 to May 3, 2015

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, running, or any combination thereof. 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.”

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May 15, 2015

Friday, May 15th, 10am-12noon.  Explore the forest for wildflowers and critters. 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 West Trapps Trailhead. It is advised to come early to secure a parking spot. Space is limited; for reservations call 845-255-0919. The fee per person: free for Mohonk Preserve members, non-members pay the $12 hiking day use fee.  Children 12 and under are free.

May 17, 2015

Sunday May 17th, 8am-10am. Join Mohonk Preserve Citizen Science Coordinator Hallie Schwab and learn the basics of identifying local pollinators and the harbingers of spring. BYOB -Bring Your Own Binoculars! (or borrow a pair from the Preserve).  Afterwards, discuss your sightings over coffee and a light breakfast. Ages 8 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes a moderate 2-mile hike.Space is limited; there is no fee for this program.

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May 24, 2015

Sunday, May 24th, 2pm-5pm. Join Barbara Petersen, Roger Roloff and Michael Rider, Mohonk Preserve volunteers, on this forest and ridge hike to search for the colorful blooms of later spring such as Canada Mayflower, Solomon’s Seal, Yellow Violets, Crowfoots, White Baneberry, and Pink Ladyslippers.  Ages 15 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes a moderate 4-mile hike.Space is limited. There is no fee for this program.  Service dogs only, please.

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June 2, 2015 to September 29, 2015

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 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.$12 per class for Preserve members; $14 per class non-members.  Register for 9 classes and receive 10% off (enter coupon code yoga9 at checkout). Register for the series and receive 20% off (enter coupon code yoga18 at checkout).  REGISTER HERE.

June 7, 2015

Sunday, June 7th, 2-3:30pm. Enjoy a unique opportunity to view stunning photographs of local wildlife. Join Dave Johnson, world-wide photographer, for a discussion of his work. Children ages 8 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required as space is limited. REGISTER HERE.

June 19, 2015

Friday, June 19th, 10am-12noon. Explore the forest searching for Mountain Laurel and wildflowers. Bring water and snacks. Please leave your pets at home. Jogging strollers are not appropriate; little ones in carriers are always welcomed. Children ages 2 to 6 are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes a 1.5-mile hike, and moves at a toddler’s pace. Reservations are required. There is a 15 parent limit. Participants should meet at the Mohonk Preserve West Trapps 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. Children 12 and under are free.

REGISTER HERE.

June 21, 2015

Sunday, June 21st, 10am-12noon. Andrew Bajardi, Mohonk Preserve Ranger. Bring your favorite furry friend along today for a romp through the fields and forests! All well-behaved dogs on short leashes welcome. Be sure to bring plenty of water for yourself and your pet. Children ages 10 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes a moderate, 4-mile hike. Meet at the Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm Trailhead.  This is a free program.

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