Family Fun

  • Summer safety tips

    Protect your family at work and play this season

    Summer safety tips are guides for enjoying, working, and living during the summer without compromising one’s safety. read more »
  • Get Outdoors & Get Together 2024

    Join us on Saturday, June 8

    DEC and State Parks, in partnership with the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and the NYS Division of Veterans' Services, will host free events to connect people to nature and provide increased access to the outdoors. read more »
  • It’s fishing season!

    Help protect NY's waters from invasive species

    This fishing season, you can help protect our waters from aquatic invasive species (AIS). AIS can outcompete native species, damage economies and ecosystems, and negatively impact recreation. read more »
  • 2024 Free Fishing Days in New York State

    No freshwater fishing license required to fish on designated days

    Governor Kathy Hochul announced today the six designated Free Fishing Days in New York will take place on: February 17 to 18 (Presidents’ Day Weekend), June 29 to 30, September 28 (National Hunting and Fishing Day) and November 11 (Veterans Day). During these days, the fishing license requirement is waived for freshwater fishing on New York’s waters. read more »
  • Historic Hudson Valley announces tours of historic landmarks will begin May 3

    Tickets are now on sale for site tours and spring events

    Historic Hudson Valley is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated spring tour season will begin on Friday, May 3, with tours of Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate, Philipsburg Manor, Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, and Union Church of Pocantico Hills, all National Historic Landmarks. On Saturday, May 25, the return of The Pinkster Festival will add to a full spring lineup of activities. read more »
  • 2024 Family-friendly Earth Day Celebrations

    Go green with cleanups, hikes and more

    Celebrate Earth Day by learning how you can help take care of the earth, animals and nature with various celebrations and workshops throughout the Hudson Valley. read more »