Adult Programs and Adventures

Birding with the Bakers

Date & Time: Saturday, October 7 at 8:30am
Location: Outdoor Discovery Center
Admission:  Museum Members $5. Not-yet-Members $7
Prepaid registration not required 

Learn the basics of this engaging hobby from avid birding enthusiasts Sharon and David Baker. Join us for a birding presentation and a hot or cold beverage and donut before venturing out in search of fallmigrants. Bring Binoculars!

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Special Lecture: Are you Ready for an Electric Car?

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 17 7:30pm Come early to look at the cars
Location: Cornwall Presbyterian Fellowship Hall- 222 Hudson St., Cornwall-on-Hudson
Admission:  Museum Members $5. Not-yet-Members $8
Prepaid registration not required 

 Sure, electric cars have green credentials, zippy performance, and much lower operating costs than gas-powered cars, but until recently, high sticker prices, limited range, and a scarcity of available models have made them a tough sell to the American public. In the past year, prices have come down, ranges have gone up, and a flood of new models are starting to hit the market. Is now the time to join the inevitable transition to electric mobility? Join author David Noland, a longtime electric car owner and advocate, for a lively talk on the past, present, and future of the electric car. On display outside will be a Tesla Model S and X, Chevy Volt and Bolt, Honda electric Fit, and Volkswagen e-Golf. Come early to look them over and chat with their owners. 


Special Lecture: Beatrix Farrand: Landscape Designer

Date & Time: Monday, November 6 at 7:30pm
Location: Cornwall Presbyterian Fellowship Hall- 222 Hudson St., Cornwall-on-Hudson
Admission:  Museum Members $5. Not-yet-Members $8
Prepaid registration not required 

 Famous for her complex flower borders as well as advocacy of native landscapes and plants, Beatrix Farrand is one of the foremost landscape designers of the early 1900s. Join Karen Smythe, Executive Director of the Beatrix Farrand Garden Association, and hear about Farrand’s life, work, and restoration of one of her early residential designs in Hyde Park, NY. Prepaid registration not required. Admission: $8 Adults Members: $5 Adults


Wine Glass Paint ‘n Sip

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Date & Time: Saturday, November 11 from 3pm – 6:30pm
Location: Outdoor Discovery Center
Admission:  Museum Members $40. Not-yet-Members $50
Prepaid registration required below or by calling 845-534-5506 ext 204 Registration closes at 4pm on Friday 11/10.Walk-ins will not be permitted. 

Uncork your creativity as you take ordinary wine glasses and make them into a beautiful winter scene! Pati DeAngelis from The Artist Within provides the glasses, art materials, and step-bystep instruction. Laugh, sip, unwind, and leave with two painted wine glasses! Keep your creations for yourself or give as a thoughtful gift for a nature lover.