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Palisades Parks Conservancy


September 2019

28 Sep

Colors of Migration

11:00am - 1:00pm | State Line Lookout

Fall is a time of migration for many species of animals in the northeast.  Join us in an artistic exploration of migration, as we play with the differences in color and composition of the land and water that the animals travel over and through -- from the earthy autumn tones of the Hudson Valley, to the aqua blues and bold colors of southern island habitats. Participants will have fun studying aerial images of the earth and creating art by mixing…

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October 2019

12 Oct

Have you ever been on an art hike? Presented in Partnership with the Palisades Parks Conservancy, join Strawtown artists and naturalists for a healthy hike along the Doodletown Brook in Harriman State Park. We will collect the colors of the forest along the way, then gather at the reservoir to share our findings and practice handwork. We will incorporate our autumn findings with materials like wire, strings, and beads to make a work of art inspired by the place. Afterwards,…

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November 2019

9 Nov

Forever Evergreens!

11:00am - 1:00pm | Silvermine Lake, Harriman State Park

Who is the “Keeper of the Green” in the winter woods? The Evergreen of course! Conifer forests can be a very special place to visit, especially in the colder months when all the deciduous leaves have fallen. Join us to explore the different evergreen wonders of our parks. Get to know their fragrances, count their needles, and learn how to tell them apart. Then celebrate the life and eco-system of conifers by creating a work of art with fine art…

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December 2019

In this workshop we will explore the wondrous beauty of the snowflake crystal, and the unique geometric form it takes as it travels down onto our landscapes. In contrast, we’ll learn how another crystal – the salt crystal – which is applied on roads to melt snow and ice, impacts our land and waterway habitats. We’ll work with watercolor paints and table salt to create a crystallizing textured effect, and learn what people are doing differently to minimize over-salting our…

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