On the Sunday after Labor Day (September 8th) the Little Stony Point Citizens Association will host its annual Hoot on the Hudson, or simply, "the Hoot." Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a picnic, byo and/or enjoy sandwiches and refreshments from Taconic Outdoor Education Center's kitchen. Live music from many of the areas best - you never know who'll show up! Last year's surprises included Bernie Williams, Dar Williams and a walk-in by original LSPCA member Pete Seeger.
The all volunteer Little Stony Point Citizens Association will be manning an information table offering history and maps of the park, signups for new members and email addresses, as well as accepting donations that are used to help keep this special portion of the Hudson Highlands State Park clean and inviting to the enormous flow of local residents and out of town hikers that use it each year. Little Stony Point is a state owned recreational resource operated through a cooperative management agreement between the Little Stony Point Citizens Association and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Saturday May 11, 2013, 9am,
We will be participating in Riverkeeper's Great Hudson River Sweep. Meet at Caretaker's House, 3011 Route 9D, Cold Spring.
The Little Stony Point Citizen's Association welcomes you to Little Stony Point, part of the Hudson Highlands State Park: one of the most beautiful places in the Hudson Valley.
Founded in 1989, the Little Stony Point Citizen's Association is dedicated to keeping this New York State park beautiful and accessible to the public. The LSPCA was the first of now over 30 "Friends" groups that work in association with the New York State Park system to keep beautiful areas like this one open to the public.
Please help us to keep it that way. Please join us by visiting the park any day of the year, and especially on event days. We have "Spring Cleanup days", a Maple Syrup Day in March and our annual musical "Hoot on the Hudson", in early September. The park is open to visitors every day, dawn to dusk. **Map**
If you would like to volunteer, please email Caretaker John Teagle at Volunteers@LittleStonyPoint.org.
You can make a tax deductible donation in support of the park, by sending your check to:
Little Stony Point Citizen's Association, 3011 Rt. 9D, Cold Spring, NY 10516
Every little bit helps!
Little Stony Point "Cleanup Day" Saturday April 20, 2013
Little Stony Point Citizens Association is hosted its annual Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 20th. Volunteers moved tons of flotsam from the park, clearing the North Beach of materials that washed ashorethrough the winter. Giant driftwood trees, millions of devilheads and glass, plastics, tires and even a gutted jet ski. Many thanks to those who gave their time, sweat and muscle. Special shout-out to Brooklyn Tech students who joined in by the busload, also enjoying the hiking trails.
Each year, hundreds of volunteer hours are needed to clear little Sandy Beach for summer fun. The arm of Little Stony Point reaches out into the Hudson and traps many an item of debris. If you would like to help out, please also join us on Saturday May 11, 2013 for the annual Riverkeeper Great Hudson River River Sweep. For further info, please email Caretaker John Teagle at Volunteers@LittleStonyPoint.org if you have any questions.
Little Stony Point "2013 Maple Syrup Day": A big success
Little Stony Point Citizen's Association will hosted its 23rd Annual
Maple Syrup Day on Sunday, March 24th at the
Caretaker's House on Route 9D just north of Cold Spring. We had fresh-off-the-griddle
pancakes, hot apple cider and real maple syrup. Free
and open to all, as always, featuring live music with a backdrop of the beautiful
VIEW PETE SEEGER SINGING HIS MAPLE SYRUP SONG
Visit the New York Times "Dot Earth" blog that local author, musician and dad Andy Revkin posted. It features a great video clip of Pete Seeger singing the Maple Syrup song.
A stand operated by the Hudson Valley Maple Farm, a program of NY State
Parks at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center, had bottles of
syrup available for those interested in taking the party home with them.
This group has taps throughout the Taconic Region State Parks,
including a number of trees in the woods across from Little Stony Point.
The pails appeared in February and have provided enough sap to
fill the evaporator and more. Remember it takes forty gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup. John Stowell and the group shared their knowledge of the history and methodology of maple syrup making.
ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
The Little Stony Point Citizens Association (LSPCA)
will hold its 2013 Annual Organizational Meeting on a date to be announced.
Little Stony Point is a state owned recreational resource, its upkeep is dependent on the work of volunteers (LSPCA), who operate through a cooperative management agreement with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to keep the park clean and make needed improvements, such as weed abatement, grading trails, and trash pick-up. 100% of donations to the LSPCA are used directly for park and structural upkeep.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BECOME INVOLVED, CONTACT: Volunteers@LittleStonyPoint.org