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Schools & Education

We carry volumes of fiction, fantasy, puppets & marionettes, gardening, cookbooks, history, biography, art, photography, science, nature, women's studies, criticism, black studies, automotive, maritime, aviation, Americana and general nonfiction. Some of our books are available on the Internet from Amazon.com, Alibris, Barnes & Noble, ABE Books, among others.

 

(518) 398-6607
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Bard College is a private liberal arts college in Annandale-on-Hudson, a hamlet in New York, United States. The campus overlooks the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains, and is within the Hudson River Historic District, a National Historic Landmark.

845-758-6822
Campus Road, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts inspires, educates, and empowers individuals through the arts and humanities by presenting a diverse selection of culturally-rich performances, popular artists, and community and educational programming.  Located 90 miles from New York City at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY, the lush 800-acre campus includes a Pavilion Stage amphitheater with seating for 15,000, an intimate 440-seat indoor Event Gallery, the award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods, and a Conservatory for arts education programming.

Through the in-depth study and exhibition of the social, political, and cultural events of the 1960s, as well as the preservation of the historic site of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Bethel Woods educates individuals about the issues and lessons of the decade while inspiring a new generation to contribute positively to the world around them.

The Bethel Woods campus celebrates the natural beauty, cherished traditions and bountiful products of Sullivan County. Over 2,000 trees have been planted on the rolling grounds where trails and clusters of buildings open up to vistas of the surrounding landscape. The architecture expresses the familiar forms of the region’s barns and rural structures. Strong cedar posts and timber construction, copper roofs, stone from local quarries and native plantings convey a sense of belonging to the countryside and make visitors feel welcome and neighbors feel at home.

The not-for-profit organization relies on the generous support of individuals, corporations, and foundations to develop and sustain programs that improve the quality of life in the region and beyond.

1-866-781-2922
200 Hurd Road, Bethel NY
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Founded in 1983, the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is one of the world’s leading independent environmental research organizations. Areas of expertise include disease ecology, forest and freshwater health, climate change, urban ecology, and invasive species.

Studies by our scientists have been instrumental in informing the Clean Air Act, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and environmental management practices throughout the Northeast, including the Hudson River, New York’s Catskill and Adirondack forests, and the watershed of Baltimore, Maryland.

Hallmark projects include studies of the impact of acid rain on forests and freshwater ecosystems, unraveling the relationship between biodiversity loss and emerging infectious diseases, and tracking how climate change influences the spread of invasive species.

The Cary Institute’s Goals:

Advance understanding about the structure and function of ecological systems.
Provide the scientific knowledge needed to solve environmental problems.
Enhance the ecological literacy of students, decision makers, and the public.
Train the next generation of ecologists and resource managers.

(845) 677-5343
Plant Science Building, 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44), Millbrook NY
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Green Heron Farm is located 3 miles from the Village of Woodstock in the heart of the scenic Hudson Valley. 2017 will mark the 38th year that Green Heron Farm has been providing boarding and riding instruction to the community of the Mid Hudson Valley.

We provide quality instruction suited to every level of rider in a safe, fun environment. If you are thinking of taking a riding vacation abroad, if you have always wanted to take lessons, if you used to ride and want to get back into it or if you are just starting out we are happy to work with both children and adults. During the summer we offer week long horsemanship programs for youth 6-16.

We also offer full service boarding. Our farm is situated on more than 60 acres and offers a 100' x 200' covered arena, a 20m x 40m sand dressage ring and trails. We offer daily turnout and excellent care.

845 246-9427
446 John Joy Road, Woodstock NY
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Explore the writings of Women of Note host, Jerrice Baptiste!

In partnership with our members, supporters, and volunteers, we protect and manage over 8,000 acres of mountain ridges, forests, fields, streams, ponds, and other unique and beautiful places. As New York's largest nonprofit nature preserve, each year we welcome over 200,000 visitors.

Mohonk Preserve has four trailheads: One in the Northern Preserve (4. Spring Farm) and three in the Southern Preserve (1. Visitor Center, 2. West Trapps, and 3. Coxing). The numbers correspond to the trailhead numbers on the map to the right. You can reach New Paltz via a Trailways bus, but there currently is no public transportation from New Paltz to Mohonk Preserve.

At the Preserve, you can enjoy scenic beauty, outdoor activities, and peace and quiet, all just 90 miles from New York City. Our carriage roads and trails are perfect for hiking, running, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. We're also the home of "Gunks" climbing and bouldering, and one of the most visited climbing destinations in North America

By visiting Mohonk Preserve, becoming a member, or making a donation, you help ensure that generations to come will be able to enjoy this special place.

(845) 255-0919
New Paltz NY
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R&F Handmade Paints was established in 1988. What began as a painter’s solo endeavor has evolved into a multi-faceted paint company that is material-focused and artist-driven. Our history or story is one that finds a singular material at the nucleus, but our commitment to you, the artist, is where we find our direction. R&F’s Founder Richard Frumess began making encaustic paint as a painter simply to support his own artistic practice and to ensure that ready-made encaustic was kept in production at a time when there were no commercial manufacturers. During the first year Richard produced encaustic paint as R&F Encaustics. While he struggled to start-up the business, asking pigment suppliers for double samples and also working a second job, the seed was firmly planted. This first year in business Richard sold a line of 39 colors including five “pearlescents” to art retailers in New York City as well as Denver, CO and internationally in Paris.

84 Ten Broeck Ave, Kingston NY

At Sunflower Art Studios we are committed to bringing visibility and accessibility to the arts without economic division. Our Vision: We believe that all citizens should have access to the arts. We believe art should be fun and allow individual expression. We believe that art brings a community together. We believe that art heals and eradicates stress and tension. All our art programs are designed with purpose; creating regular opportunities for youth and families to build their problem-solving skills, increase creativity, and strengthen the community. We know that art (in any form) heals us, helps us overcome challenges and thrive. All is created to foster a healthy strong local community.

845.419-5219
2694 US-44, Gardiner NY

Unison is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to enriching cultural life and community in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley by making high quality arts, performances and educational experiences accessible to all. Unison is building a better community by enriching the lives of students, families, and seniors through classes, workshops, performances and exhibits, and developing outreach programs to incorporate the arts into the experiences of the less advantaged. We see Unison as a newly-reorganized vibrant heart of an already vital community. Unison should be widely recognized as a welcoming place where there is always something happening and where the public knows they can trust the quality of whatever is presented. We envision Unison as a place where our community comes to experience the performing and fine arts in an intimate and inviting atmosphere.

845-255-1559
68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz NY