The Hudson River: The Rivertowns Experience

Date: July 9, 2007 - July 12, 2007

Location: Yonkers to Sleepy Hollow
Cost: $195
Cut-Off Date: June 9
Contact Hours: 30
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Experience the Hudson River from colonial times to the present. Meet the curators of the historic sites. Try seining, paddling, and boating on the river. Learn about the Dutch, slavery, Washington irving, and the Rockefellers. See what about the environment was treated and what the plans are to restore it. The program combines art, history, ecology, and literature and is fun.

July 9, Yonkers, 9:00-5:00
9:00 Philipse Manor Hall: Welcome and Introductions
9:30 Saw Mill River Heritage Walk
11:30 Beczak Environmental Center: Seining activity based on the tides
1:30 Slavery Exhibit Tour
3:30 Education Program Overview

July 10: Sleepy Hollow, 9:30-8:00
9:30 Philipsburg Manor
2:30 Old Dutch Burial Ground
4:30 Tarrytown Lighthouse
6:00 Riverkeeper (boat ride)

July 11: Tarrytown and Yonkers, 9:30-8:00
9:30 Sunnyside: “Washington Irving: Sunnyside and the Writer”
10:15 Sunnyside: Tour of the house and grounds
3:00 Hudson River Museum: Riverama and Glenview Mansion
5:00 Urbandivers: on the river in a 30-foot long canoe

July 12: Hudson River Towns, 9:00-5:00
9:00 Hastings-on-Hudson Historical Society: History and Resources
10:00 Croton Aqueduct: An Introduction
10:30 Hasting-on-Hudson Historical Society: “Museum In The Streets” Walk
1:10 Croton Aqueduct Society: Walk and Tour of the Overseer’s Cottage
2:15 Irvington Historical Society: History and Resources
3:30 Rockefeller Park Preserve: Guided Tour

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