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 aharrod@mohonkpreserve.org or call (845)255-0919 ext.1239. ASL-interpretation is not available for the Weekend Adult Hikes and Bob Babb Wednesday Walks.

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

    Breathe deep as you relax and take in the fresh air and mountain views. Join Peter Beuf 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.

    Click here to register.

    Photo by Bonnie Hirschhorn

  • Thursdays, August 15 – October 10. 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. The cost per person for Mohonk Preserve members: $10/class, $90/10 week series. The cost for non-members: $12/class, $90/10 week series.

    Click here to register.

    Photo: Bonnie Hirschhorn

  • September 14, 2019, 4:00 pm.

    Join us for one fabulous night! The Preserve's 22nd Annual Benefit Auction brings supporters together for a great cause.

    This year, you'll have more time to enjoy yourself with neighbors, friends and family. An earlier start, streamlined auction and more creative and delicious food options will combine to make an unforgettable evening! Please raise a paddle in support of Mohonk Preserve!

    Invitations will arrive in July, but tickets are available now!
    Click here to get your tickets now!

    Photo by Linda Moriarty.

  • Open Studio: Hawk Week with Youth Nature Ambassadors
    Open Studio: Hawk Week with Youth Nature Ambassadors

    Saturday, September 14th & 21st, and Sunday, September 15th & 22th, 9am-5pm

    Stop by the Visitor Center and visit the Mohonk Preserve Youth Nature Ambassadors. These teen volunteers will be hosting a table filled with information and hands on educational materials to teach you all about local raptors. No registration required. This is a free program.

    Photo by Amanda Rogers

  • Saturday, September 21st, 9am – 12pm.

    Join Paul Huth, Director of Research Emeritus/Associate Curator, and walk to one of the last remaining cabins of the historic Trapps Mountain Hamlet. Learn what life was like for the 19th-century homesteaders. Paul will answer your questions about the ridge and its history. Ages 12 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes an easy, 2-mile hike. Space is limited, registration is required. This is a free program.

    Click here to register.

    Photo by Bob Fisher

  • Saturday, September 21st, Sunday, October 20th, and Saturday, November 16th. 8:30-10am

    Join Jane Dobson, Mindful Outdoor Nature Guide, in the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing. Introduced in the 1980s, Forest Bathing began as a preventative healthcare practice to counter the daily stress of everyday life. Even after small periods of time in the forest, nature exposure reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol and lowers blood pressure and heart rate. Phytoncides released into the air by trees boost our immune system and mood. Mindful connection with the outdoors is crucial for cultivating a balanced, inspired and fulfilled life. Ages 16 and up welcome. No pets allowed. Wear layers and proper footwear. Space is limited, registration is required. The cost per person for Mohonk Preserve members: $18/session, $51/series. The cost for non-members: $21/class, $58/series.

    Click here to register.

    Photo by Michael Neil O'Donnell

  • Sunday, September 29, 2019

    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 2019 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 John Hayes

  • Friday, October 25th, 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.

    Photo by Renee Zernitsky

Banner Photo by June Archer