The Mountain Top Arboretum in Greene County, NY, will present “Digging Deeper: Habitat Gardens in the Catskills,” an outdoor event at the Arboretum on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 4 pm. [Read more…] about Digging Deeper: Habitat Gardens in the Catskills
Many people have heard of and enjoyed Haagen-Dazs ice cream, but the story of its beginning is equally cool. A headline in JGirls+ Magazine from 2022 says it all: “Haagen-Dazs: A Jewish Story of Immigration, Entrepreneurship, and Ice Cream.” The story began with Reuben Mattus (originally Nifka Matus), born in Grodna, Poland in 1913 who arrived in New York City in 1921 with his widowed mother and older sister. [Read more…] about The Story of Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream
The Wiltwyck Quilters Guild will present a craft demonstration and display at the Matthewis Persen House in Kingston, Ulster County, NY on Saturday, July 29th. [Read more…] about Wiltwyck Quilters Guild Demonstration in Kingston
The Adirondack Garden Club (AGC) has been awarded a $3,000 Partners for Plants (P4P) grant from the Garden Club of America’s Civic Improvement Committee for 2023, followed by the opportunity for an additional $3,000 in 2024 and 2025. P4P grants facilitate hands-on projects between local Garden Club of America clubs and land managers on federal, state, local, and other significant public lands, and involve collaboration with a horticultural expert. [Read more…] about Adirondack Garden Club Gets Grant for Essex Quarry Nature Preserve
Altona Flat Rock is a large area of discontinuous bare sandstone pine barrens that stretches along the Champlain Valley into Quebec. Gazing at the rock formations, visitors to the area can easily imagine the long-forgotten retreat of glacial ice from the Champlain Valley. The area is home to the rare ecosystem of jack pine barrens.
Locals recall wildfires on Altona Flat Rock with anxiety, but the jack pines require fire. The heat of fire opens the pitched covered cones allowing the barren to reproduce. Fire on Altona Flat Rock is a curse and a blessing. [Read more…] about Altona Flat Rock: Fires, Berries and Concrete
Silver Bay YMCA on Lake George is launching a takeout menu for boaters. Bites at the Bay is a new restaurant-style take out service that allows boaters to place their order online and pick up at the guest dock; outermost north dock in the bay. [Read more…] about Silver Bay YMCA Launches Takeout Menu for Lake George Boaters
The Erie Canal Museum has announced a collaboration with cultural sites and breweries across the state. “Beers, Bikes, and Barges” is a summer-long cycling series along the historic Erie Canal. This series showcases the rich history of the Erie Canal, the Empire State Trail, and the breweries found throughout New York State. [Read more…] about Beers, Bikes and Barges: A Erie Canal Cycling Series
The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls, Warren County, NY is celebrating their 30th anniversary with a free event in City Park outside the library on Tuesday, July 25th, 10 am to 5 pm. Over 50 folk artists are expected to fill the park demonstrating their crafts and traditions. [Read more…] about Glens Falls’ Folklife Center 30th Anniversary Festival
Warrensburgh Beautification will present a summer garden tour and presentation on Saturday, July 8th from 10 am until 3 pm.
The Southampton Historical Museum is hosting “How are the Bees Doing?,” a program with Deborah Klughers of Bonac Bees, set for Thursday, June 29th. [Read more…] about How Are The Bees Doing?