Untermyer Gardens

Tour Historic Hudson River Towns by App

Launched in June 2020, an app allows users — whether driving in their car or reclining in a backyard hammock — to take a self-guided audio tour of parks, historic sites and other attractions in riverfront communities in Rockland and...
An aerial view of a Hudson Valley tree farm.

Cutting Down the Impact of That Christmas Tree

For those who celebrate one of the year-end holiday biggies, the time of year has come back around to ponder an age-old (okay, few-decades-old) question: real Christmas tree, or fake?  Sales of real and artificial Christmas trees in the U.S....

Get in on the #ClimateAction: Hands-On Volunteering Opps

All that bad news is really partly good news … but it still feels bad sometimes. The news coverage of human-caused climate change has definitively increased over the past decade. That’s a positive in that it’s beginning to spur real...

On the Hunt for Mushrooms in the Valley

They may not always be edible, but mushrooms are at least touchable. According to Hudson Valley mycologist Luke Sarrantonio, you can safely touch any mushroom without worrying about getting poisoned. Sarrantonio studied mycology, the study of fungi, at SUNY’s College...