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MUSEUM and PARK PASSES 

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to 4 different venues:

 

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Mohonk Preserve 

New Paltz, NY

The Mohonk Preserve is New York State’s largest visitor- and member-supported nature preserve, with 8,000 acres (32 km2) of cliffs, forests, fields, ponds and streams. It is located on the Shawangunk Ridge. The Preserve maintains over 70 miles (110 km) of carriage roads and 40 miles (60 km) of trails for hiking, cycling, trail running, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding. It is also a major destination for rock climbers, hosting 50,000 climbers each year who enjoy more than 1,000 climbing routes.  (Normal day fee: $15 for hikers and $20 for bikers, climbers, and horseback riders.)

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BOSCOBEL

Boscobel House & Gardens

Cold Spring, NY

Built between 1804 and 1808, Boscobel is considered to be one of the finest examples of Federal-style architecture in New York. The mansion was dramatically rescued from demolition and is open to guided tours. The Museum Pass provides: A FREE pass for 1 adult and 3 guests of any age (children under the age of 6 are free), and a 10% discount in the gift shop for all members in the party. Restrictions: Not valid on Tuesdays or during Special Events. For more information, visit their website: www.boscobel.org (Normal admission prices- $8 to $17)

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The Guggenheim Museum

Manhattan, NY

The Guggenheim Museum was created to publicly house the somewhat eclectic private collection of Solomon Guggenheim’s nonobjective art, and the building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Museum Pass provides: FREE entrance to the museum for up to 4 adults (or students) and 1/2 price tickets for additional guests (children under the age of 12 free), a 10% discount at the Guggenheim store and restaurants, and discounted parking ($23 for 12 hours on Park Ave). For more information visit their website www.guggenheim.org (Normal admission prices- $18 to $25)

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The Mystic Aquarium

Mystic, CT

Explore habitats featuring sharks, stingrays, jellies, thousands of colorful fish, frogs, exotic marine animals, and more. In marine habitats from around the world, you can look through, crawl under, and even reach into their unique displays. See shows in 3 theaters (1 is included with admission). The Museum Pass provides: A DISCOUNTED admission fee, saving $5 off per person for up to 4 people (children under the age of 2 free). $10 off new Family or Grandparent memberships, $5 off other categories. For more information, visit their website: www.mysticaquarium.org (Normal admission prices- $26 to $36)

 

ALSO…

The Poughkeepsie Public Library District offers Mid-Hudson library card holder passes to: The Children’s Museum (Poughkeepsie), the FDR Presidential Library and Museum (Hyde Park) and the Walkway over the Hudson Moonwalk (Poughkeepsie / Highland). For more information about these passes, please click here.

 

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    Amateur Guitar Group: Mondays at 3:30 pm
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    Esopus Artist Group – Tuesdays from 1 –3:30pm                                   Everyone is welcome to join this ongoing session of art making. Whether you would like to use charcoal, watercolors, oil paint, acrylics, fingerpaint or pastels…whatever medium you prefer is what the artist group is about. We meet year round in comfortable and friendly surroundings. Please bring your own supplies.

    Esopus Stitchers–Wednesdays at 12:30 pm – except for the first Wednesday of the month.
    Cross-stitch, needlepoint, surface embroidery, crewel… whatever! Always wanted to try embroidery? We’ll help you get started with fabric, floss, needles, patterns, etc. Or, bring your current project and come stitch with us!

    Mah Jongg: Wednesdays at 1:30 pm 
    Mah Jongg is a game that is played 4 to a group.  It is similar to the card game “Rummy”, except used small ceramic tiles, instead of cards. This group is for the beginner or advanced player.

    Needlework Group–Mondays at 1:00 pm
    The Needlework Group is comprised of knitters, crocheters, rug hookers, stitchers of all types. Membership is free, and anyone can casually drop in whenever they like. All skill levels are represented, and if a beginner needs help, we will try our best to help them. We also have a nice supply of yarn and needles for those who don’t yet have supplies but would like to give knitting or crocheting a try!

    Scrabble Club – Fridays from 1:00-3:00 pm  Join us for our Scrabble Club!  Bring your extensive vocabulary and your enjoyment for games to our Scrabble events.  Scrabble boards will be provided for players, though anyone is welcome to bring their preferred Scrabble board as well.  

    Ulster County Photography Club–Second Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm
    Photographers of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join this group. Monthly meetings include presentations, member competitions, and the sharing of information. Please check out our page for more details.

    Writing Group / Writer’s Write! – 1st & 3rd Saturdays – please check here for dates. This writing group will offer practice exercises to improve writing technique, and the opportunity to share work-in-progress for feedback. It is a supportive environment, in which listeners respond positively and affirmatively to one another. By doing so, participants will develop a deep understanding of those elements of their work that are effective and powerful, becoming better writers in the process.

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