Garden Open House and Paint Out Featured as Part of 20th Anniversary Hudson River Valley RambleAnnandale-on-Hudson, NY—As part of the 20th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble, Bard College hosts a Garden Open House and Paint Out at Blithewood Garden on Sunday, September 29 from 12 to 5 p.m. Participants are invited to paint and tour Blithewood Garden and watch a plein-air painter in action. Coloring books and free refreshments will be provided. Garden tours will be given at 2 and 4 p.m. For more information visit: bard.edu/arboretum/gardens/blithewood/
For a complete listing of Ramble events, visit hudsonrivervalleyramble.com.
Bard College is one of more than 150 partner organizations participating in the Ramble. The Ramble provides people of all ages an opportunity to experience the cultural landscape of the Hudson River Valley by hiking a trail, visiting an historic site, or paddling on the river. Ramble events are led by naturalists, ecologists, historians, geologists and experienced volunteers.
Scott Keller, Acting Director of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area and Greenway said, “If it’s September, then it’s time to Ramble, and even more so in 2019 as we celebrate our 20th annual Ramble! It’s amazing to see the tremendous diversity of great events that are offered by our partners each year, and we’re proud to be able to showcase some 200 exciting Ramble events this year. The Ramble demonstrates that celebrating our natural and cultural resources provides a big boost to our regional economy.”
The 2019 Ramble is presented by the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area and the Hudson River Valley Greenway in partnership with the New York State Division of Tourism’s I Love NY Program, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and the National Park Service. The Ramble is made possible through the efforts of many partner environmental, cultural and recreational organizations, communities and historic sites throughout the region including Bard College.
About Bard College
Founded in 1860, Bard College is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences located 90 miles north of New York City. With the addition of the Montgomery Place estate, Bard’s campus consists of nearly 1,000 parklike acres in the Hudson River Valley. It offers bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of music degrees, with majors in nearly 40 academic programs; graduate degrees in 11 programs; nine early colleges; and numerous dual-degree programs nationally and internationally. Building on its 159-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College has expanded its mission as a private institution acting in the public interest across the country and around the world to meet broader student needs and increase access to liberal arts education. The undergraduate program at our main campus in upstate New York has a reputation for scholarly excellence, a focus on the arts, and civic engagement. Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders. For more information about Bard College, visit bard.edu.
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