Explore Olana’s artist-designed landscape through the perspective of pollinators! Learn about how honeybees and humans can prepare for the winter through a guided outdoor walk and workshop. During this program, beekeepers Chris and Lisa Layman will lead a guided outdoor walk and a short demo about making beeswax salves. Chris and Lisa run Fox Farm Apiary, a honeybee rescue and sanctuary in the Hudson Valley. In partnership with Olana, Fox Farm maintains an apiary onsite at Olana’s farm complex.
This program covers approximately 1/4 mile and will be conducted outside.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, November 7, 2020 / 1pm – 2:30pm
5720 New York 9G
Hudson, NY 12534
ADMISSION: $20 person/ $15 members (includes a salve sample from Fox Farm Apiary).
The highlight of Clermont’s fall season is back. Legends by Candlelight Ghost Encounters will take place on the next four Fridays and Saturdays, October 16, 17, 23 and 24.
Guests will find themselves at a special lecture given by Clermont’s curator when something goes wrong and the spirits of the house are released. Ghosts will emerge from Clermont to tell their stories of love, loss, success and failure. Some ghosts are scary, and some are funny, but all the stories they tell are true!
Visitors will be seated on the lawn of Clermont surrounded by the flickering specters of Jack-o’-lanterns. Please bring your own lawn chair and/or blanket, and since it will be outdoors, be sure to dress for the weather.
Please note Clermont follows all NYS Department of Health guidelines for safety during the Covid-19 pandemic. Masks and social distancing will be required of all visitors until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.
DATES/TIMES: Fridays and Saturdays, October 16, 17, 23, 24, 2020
Encounter times: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
ADMISSION: Adults $12 / Children (5 – 12) $5
Advance tickets are required and no walk-ins allowed.
To reserve or for more information, call (518) 537-4240.
Tickets sell out, so reserve soon.
LOCATION: The Clermont Mansion
87 Clermont Avenue,
Germantown, NY 12526
Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws, and well-being of the country. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and it is considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States. It is recognized as a federal holiday.
Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. “Labor Day” was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New York City. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty states in the United States officially celebrated Labor Day.
According to one early history of Labor Day, the event originated in connection with a General Assembly of the Knights of Labor convened in New York City in September 1882. In connection with this clandestine Knights assembly, a public parade of various labor organizations was held on September 5 under the auspices of the Central Labor Union (CLU) of New York. Secretary of the CLU Matthew Maguire is credited for first proposing that a national Labor Day holiday subsequently be held on the first Monday of each September in the aftermath of this successful public demonstration.
An alternative thesis is maintained that the idea of Labor Day was the brainchild of Peter J. McGuire, a vice president of the American Federation of Labor, who put forward the initial proposal in the spring of 1882. According to McGuire, on May 8, 1882, he made a proposition to the fledgling Central Labor Union in New York City that a day be set aside for a “general holiday for the laboring classes”. According to McGuire he further recommended that the event should begin with a street parade as a public demonstration of organized labor’s solidarity and strength, with the march followed by a picnic, to which participating local unions could sell tickets as a fundraiser. According to McGuire he suggested the first Monday in September as an ideal date for such a public celebration, owing to optimum weather and the date’s place on the calendar, sitting midway between the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving public holidays
Explore Olana’s artist-designed landscape through the perspective of pollinators. Join beekeeper Chris Layman in an hour-long guided outdoor walk and learn more about the importance of honeybees during Frederic Church’s lifetime and our own.
Chris Layman and his wife Lisa run Fox Farm Apiary, a honeybee rescue and sanctuary in the Hudson Valley. In partnership with Olana, Fox Farm maintains an apiary onsite at Olana’s farm complex. This program covers approximately 1/4 mile. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518) 751-6938.
DATE/TIME: Friday, August 21, 2020 / 4pm
ADMISSION: $15 person, $10 members / Registration Required
5720 New York 9G
Hudson, NY 12534