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Upcoming programs and events in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve.
Make reservations online or you can call 518.456.0655. If you don't have an account, you will need to create one during the reservation process.

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Morning Meander

Friday, December 2, 2022  |  10:00 am

Start your day outdoors and join us for a hike along the Kings Highway Barrens trail. We will walk 1.2 miles over rolling terrain. Suitable for all ages.

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2022 Pine Bush Perspectives Photo Exhibit Opening Reception

Friday, December 2, 2022  |  6:00 pm

Join us for the unveiling of this year's juried photo exhibit, celebrating the uniqueness and diversity of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve.

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Pine Bush Perspectives Storywalk with Friends

Sunday, December 4, 2022  |  1:00 pm

Join the Friends of the Pine Bush Community for an afternoon hike in the preserve!

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Full Moon Hike

Wednesday, December 7, 2022  |  6:00 pm

Enjoy the Pine Bush at night under a full moon. We will meet at the Discovery Center and then hike 0.9 miles at Karner Barrens trailhead. Suitable for Ages 6-10, Tweens, Teens and Adults

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Pine Bush Pups: Hoot Like an Owl

Tuesday, December 13, 2022  |  10:00 am

Suitable for ages under 6 with caregivers. We will explore the special ways that owls live their lives.

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Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission board meeting

Thursday, December 15, 2022  |  9:30 am

Quarterly meeting of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission Board. Open to the public.

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Cunning Coyote

Saturday, December 17, 2022  |  11:00 am

Did you ever hear a coyote howl? Do you wonder where they are going or what they might be doing? Suitable for Ages 6-10, Tweens, Teens and Adults

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Winter Solstice Walk

Wednesday, December 21, 2022  |  6:00 pm

Celebrate the solstice at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. Suitable for Tweens, Teens and Adults

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Cookie Burner Stroll

Tuesday, December 27, 2022  |  11:00 am

Looking for a way to work off those cookies and other holiday treats? Suitable for Age 6-10, Tweens, Teens and Adults

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Owl Investigation

Thursday, December 29, 2022  |  1:00 pm

Join us to learn about the owls that live in the Pine Bush Preserve and the signs they leave behind. Suitable for ages 8-10, tweens, teens and adults

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Jam with the Junkman

Friday, December 30, 2022  |  11:00 am

All children and parents are invited to grab a provided reused material and some sticks and jam-out with The Junkman, world renown percussionist Donald Knaack. Suitable for all ages.

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Jam with the Junkman

Friday, December 30, 2022  |  1:00 pm

All children and parents are invited to grab a provided reused material and some sticks and jam-out with The Junkman, world renown percussionist Donald Knaack. Suitable for all ages.

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Owl Investigation

Saturday, December 31, 2022  |  1:00 pm

Join us to learn about the owls that live in the Pine Bush Preserve and the signs they leave behind. Suitable for ages 8-10, tweens, teens and adults

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Special Programs available for Scouts and other Community Organizations

Thursday, January 12 - Friday, June 30, 2023  |  4:00 pm

Looking for field trip ideas for your scouts or special interest group? We have 2023 program dates available for your group.

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Who's that Bird? Winter Bird Identification

Thursday, February 16, 2023  |  7:00 pm

Join us for a virtual introduction to basic bird identification.

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Night at the Discovery Center

Wednesday, February 22, 2023  |  4:30 pm

You're invited to Night at the Discovery Center to see the exhibits come to life! Suitable for all ages.

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