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October 17, 2013                                                                                     Like us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterFind us on PinterestView our videos on YouTube
Visit Teatown

1600 Spring Valley Road
Ossining, NY 10562
Nature Center hours:
9:00am-5:00pm everyday
Trails are open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk.

Teatown Lake Reservation’s mission is to conserve open space and to educate and involve the regional community
in order to sustain the diversity of wildlife, plants and habitats for future generations.

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an immediate impact to help

conserve and protect the

diversity of wildlife, plants

and habitats…

today and into the future.


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In Teatown’s Gallery
Coming Soon!

Natural Light
Teatown Area Photographs by
Berl Brechner October 19- December 31

Berl Brechner, an area resident for over 35 years, presents 30 scenes from nearby that he has captured,  most of them from trails, nooks and crannies of Teatown Lake Reservation. Much of the exhibit has been created with a relatively simple digital camera, with special attention to form and light.  All photographs are for sale, and all proceeds will be donated to Teatown Lake Reservation.
Camp Alumni Reunion

We had a blast catching up with camp alumni at the reunion this past Sunday.

It was a beautiful day, there was delicious food and drink and Two Dollar Goat performed! Thanks to all of those who shared in the festivities

Teatown’s Boardwalk Gets New Use

A retired section of boardwalk from Teatown Lake Reservation gets a new use at the Peabody Preserve Outdoor Classroom in Sleepy Hollow. Many people are familiar with the soccer field located on
Rte 9A but they may not know it is connected to a 37 acre property that extends to the Hudson River. Teachers, administrators, parents and volunteers have worked to build a trail system to create an outdoor classroom for Tarrytown School District children.

Teatown educators have met with 3rd grade teachers to discuss ways that the Peabody Preserve can best be used to enhance the science curriculum.  Teatown will be visiting Washington Irving school in December with our Hudson Valley wildlife program to reinforce their learning and allow them to see some of the animals up close and personal that inhabit the Peabody Preserve.

Here is a link to more information about the project:


All programs require pre-registration. 

To register call 914-762-2912 x 110

unless otherwise noted.

Click here for more of Teatown’s upcoming programs.


Tech After Hours
October 19 & 26, November 2 & 9, 9:00am- 1:00pm
A special weekend series for teens, called “Ecology,” for those interested in working in environmental science is being offered by Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES and is being held at Teatown. In this course, learn and participate in hands-on exploration of several ecosystems including lake, stream and forest. The course will build students’ knowledge of science research and give them an opportunity to explore and learn about the field of ecology

Ages 12- 15.


Register here 

If you have questions, contact Gerry Battista, School Counselor, at The Tech Center. 914-248-2220.

The Nature of Poetry with Bhisham Bherwani 
Sunday, October 20, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Presented in collaboration with the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center. Participants will be prompted to identify their own experiences with, and insights into, nature and to apply these in their own poems. The session will start with an exploration of Teatown’s trails led by an expert Teatown guide. Bring a notebook, pen, and sturdy shoes! Please note, this program takes place at Cliffdale Farm, Teatown Road, Croton-on-Hudson. Adults only.


To register, contact the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center at 914-332-5953 or click here.


Through October 29
Jacob Burns Film Center

Wings of Life

Sunday, October 20, 12:00pm

Family Film! A close-up look at a very special group of superheroes: the pollinators! Narrated by Meryl Streep, Wings of Life reveals the complex worlds of bees, butterflies, birds, bats- and the plants that rely on them.


Art Workshop for Kids: After the film, teaching artist Mary Jane Nusbaum guides kids (ages 5+) in an eco-art project in the Jane Peck Gallery.

Fall and Winter Thursday, October 24, 7:30pm


Matt Anderson spent five years driving across the US searching for answers to the country’s ecological and other problems- and was stunned to find many creative people devising ingenious new strategies for the future. With breathtaking images, Fall and Winter is a hypnotic, disquieting voyage into our contemporary crisis that also charts a way out again.


Click here for more details about the series.

This series is presented by Jacob Burns Film Center in partnership with Teatown Lake Reservation and Scenic Hudson and made possible through generous support from the Hoch family and the van Hengel Family Fund.


Teatown Members may purchase tickets for any of the films in this series at the JBFC member price.
Reap the rewards of being a Teatown Member!
Join today at  teatown.org
Earth Art After School

October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 3:30- 5:30pm
Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center,
Kingsland Point Park, Sleepy Hollow
Children recharge after school while exploring the Hudson River and its shores with wonder, shared discovery and creative expression time. In this Nature, Art and Science program, children are encouraged to develop observation skills, create art with natural materials, and learn about native
plants and animals. Through art, they learn creative problem solving skills and enjoy teamwork with new friends. Ages 8- 12.
To register contact Strawtown Studio at (845) 558-0877, strawtownstudio@gmail.com or online at strawtownstudio.com

Art Exhibition
On display through October 26, 2013

Teatown Participates in App for Ossining 3D Walking Tour:



A walking tour app for the art exhibition, Ossining 3D, is now live and available free of charge at the iTunes app store-click here.  When you download the app you will find audio recordings for each of the artists who donated sculptures for the exhibit.  At the end of the walking tour you will see a link to an audio about Teatown with directions to our preserve.

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