Events and Programs




Winter Hike with the Forest Historian


Date: February 22, 2020

Time: 10am to 12pm

Hike Leader:  John Brady (Forest Historian)
Description:  Forest Historian John Brady will hike and share the history of Black Rock Forest with you, garnered in his 40+ years of working for the Forest.

What to Bring/Wear: Drinking water, a trail snack if desired, comfortable walking shoes, insect/tick repellent. Remember to dress for the weather - layers, handwarmers and microspikes may be helpful.

Details & Arrival Instructions: The hike is in Black Rock Forest (Cornwall, NY). An email will be sent to registered participants the week prior with parking information and arrival details.
Free for Friends of the Forest (annual supporters); General Admission: $10.00. RSVP required. 
RSVP:  or 845-534-4517 x26

Celebrate Planetarium Day - Star Talks with Astronomy Writer Scott Levine


Black Rock Forest welcomes back Scott Levine for our second annual celebration of Planetarium Day! Join us indoors, under the dome of a Starlab portable planetarium, where you will visit our solar system's planets and several far-off star clusters. During the hour-long presentation, Scott will show participants how to identify and track the constellations of the Northern winter sky as well as answer visitor questions such as: 
  • How do you spot a planet?
  • Can you use the Big Dipper to find your way home?
  • What does our solar system look like from across the galaxy?
  • How do you use the sky's brightest stars to count off time in a person's life?
Enjoy hot chocolate and conversation with astronomy writer Scott Levine between the two showings. Handouts will be provided. Program is open to all ages, but geared to adults and children 5th grade and above.  

Please note: Space in the Starlab dome is limited, and RSVPs are required. 

Date: Saturday, March 7th (inclement weather date - Sunday, March 8)
Cost: $10/person. Free for Friends of the Forest (annual supporters)
Arrival Details & Directions: Will be emailed to registered participants.
(Click on the session time below to register.)