Westchester Parks events: Cook and book pop up, talk on father of Hudson River School, history hike at Cranberry Lake

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Editor’s note: This press release was provided by Westchester County.

TUESDAY, JAN. 14

Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers: (914) 864-7282

Caregiver and Me Book and Cook Pop-In: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

3- to-5-year-olds can enjoy a farm story, craft and walk with a new story each week. Registration and fee required at (914) 864-7286. Also: 1/21, 28.

 

THURSDAY, JAN. 16

Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers: (914) 864-7282

Caregiver and Me Book and Cook Pop-In: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

3- to-5-year-olds can enjoy a farm story, craft and walk with a new story each week. Registration and fee required at (914) 864-7286. Also: 1/23.

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Ave., Croton-on-Hudson: (914) 862-5297

Riverlovers Potluck and Presentation: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Potluck dinner followed by presentation by Cynthia Andersen: “Thomas Cole: Father of the Hudson River School of Painting.” All are welcome. Info at riverlovers.org.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18

Lenoir Preserve, 19 Dudley St., Yonkers: (914) 968-5851

Lenoir History Hike: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

A walk around the park learning about the Wightman Mansion and all the treasures Lenoir has to offer.

Cranberry Lake Preserve, 1609 Old Orchard St., North White Plains: (914) 428-1005

History Hike: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

A history hike around the preserve looking at all the things that makes Cranberry Lake so interesting.

Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Playland Park, Rye: (914) 967-8720

Manursing Island: Middens to Mansions: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

A quick ramble into the past to learn about who lived on and used the land from the 1600s to present day.

Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River: (914) 864-7322

Family Tapping Experience: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Bring your family or a group of friends to learn the ins and outs of maple sugaring. This is a one-on-one event and times must be reserved in advance.  Fee: $50/group includes tapping experience, your own bottle of maple syrup (once the season has ended) and a photo.  Registration at (914) 864-7322 or go to friendsoftrailside.org. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Trailside. Also: 2/1, 8.

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History of the Reservation:  1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Join local historian, author and Friends of Trailside board member Maureen Koehl to learn more about the fascinating history of Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.

Miller House, 140 Virginia Road, North White Plains: (914) 428-1005

Open House: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

An afternoon of history and intrigue involving George Washington and the richest single woman in Colonial America, Mary Eliza Philipse.

Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers: (914) 864-7282

History of Muscoot Farm: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Learn how the farm started and what makes it unique today.

Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1, Rye: (914) 835-4466

Marshlands History Hike Time Capsule: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Learn the history of the preserve from prehistoric times, through the Jay family and to the present as you collect items for a time capsule.

 Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Ave., Croton-on-Hudson: (914) 862-5297

Treason, Trash, Bricks and Wine: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

History Hike at Croton Point Park. Meet at the nature center.

Westchester County Center, 198 N. Central Ave., White Plains: (914) 995-4050

Westchester Knicks v. Salt Lake City Stars: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Info and tickets at Westchesterknicks.com.

 

SUNDAY, JAN. 19

Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers: (914) 864-7282

All About Ice: 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Learn about the role ice played at the farm and take a walk out to our ice pond for an ice-harvesting demonstration, weather permitting.

Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1, Rye: (914) 835-4466

Create Artwork Inspired by Marshlands: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Create your own art to be displayed in our annual “A Different Point of View” exhibit or to take home with you. All ages are welcome. Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of Marshlands Conservancy.

Westchester County Center, 198 N. Central Ave., White Plains: (914) 995-4050

Westchester Knicks v. Capital City Go Go: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Info and tickets at Westchesterknicks.com.