Scenic Hudson Events

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Tours will focus on the foundry’s 100-year history, its operations and diverse workforce, and Scenic Hudson’s efforts to protect and interpret the remains of this industrial powerhouse while preserving the land’s natural beauty.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Get ready for an outdoor-filled summer by creating a nature journal—a great place to record the natural world’s sights and sounds—and then join us on subsequent days for adventures that will help you fill its pages. 

Friday, July 8, 2016

We’ll supply pens, pencils, watercolors and brushes for this workshop, conducted by award-winning landscape painter Jamie Williams Grossman. The park and astonishing views it affords will provide the inspiration. You just need to bring your creativity.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Join us for an introduction to plants on a hike through the preserve. Afterwards, participants will get a feel for gardening by planting seeds in decomposable pots they can take home and watch grow.

Esopus Meadows Preserve, Esopus (Ulster County)

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Lend a hand while enjoying the great outdoors by helping us remove invasive mugwort along the wetlands at Long Dock Park.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

These semi-monthly sessions offer a great way to learn about native flora while removing invasive plants that hinder their growth.

Today's project: Shoreline planting maintenance and clematis removal.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

On these full moon nights, see the preserve in an entirely new light. Building remains will be illuminated with lanterns, offering a dramatic glimpse of the foundry’s 24-hour operations. We’ll also read historic accounts by foundry employees and visitors.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Take nature study to a whole new level! Discover new things about the life around you and gain a fresh perspective on things you already know by using magnifying glasses and binoculars to explore the preserve. 

Esopus Meadows Preserve, Esopus (Ulster County)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

No license is needed to take part in this family fishing clinic held in conjunction with the NYS DEC. Participants also will learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics and aquatic ecology. All supplies will be provided.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Let Esopus Meadows Preserve inspire you! At this drop-in event, participants can enjoy a morning on the Hudson River and opportunities to complete art projects based on nature.

Esopus Meadows Preserve, Esopus (Ulster County)