Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spring Programs

Thank you to all who attended and performed at the Friends of High Point State Park 2nd Annual Celebrate Nature Coffee House on April 16.  While it may have been cold and rainy outside, the atmosphere inside the Interpretive Center was heartwarming.  Visitors enjoyed homemade treats and hot beverages while listening to the many wonderful musicians and poets who shared their talents.  Please take a look at photos and videos from the day to see all the fun we had on the mountain.

We have more programs planned for the spring and hope that you can attend.

Yoga on the Mountain is back beginning on Thursday, April 21.  All experience levels are welcome to attend.  Please see our "Yoga on the Mountain" page for details and the entire season schedule.

Families with children age three to seven years old will enjoy a Get Out and Read in the Park Storytime Walk on Saturday, April 30 (rain date Sunday, May 1).  Bring a favorite children's book from home and join us on the mountain for an outside storytime and walk.  The program is FREE, but registration is required.  Please email the to register.

The 2nd Annual High Point or Bust Classic Car Show will take place Saturday, May 14.  Trophies will be presented for Judge's and People's Choice.  Come vote for your favorite car and listen to the band Blue Smoke as they rock High Point. 

The Friends of High Point State Park are seeking participants for the 2nd Annual High Point or Bust Classic Car Show.  Vehicle registration is FREE.  If you are a classic car owner (or know someone who is) and are interested in displaying your vehicle please contact the Friends of High Point at or call Michelle at 201-650-8475.

Check out our event listing on

For our entire event schedule please visit our "Save the Date" page.  We hope to see you on the mountain!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Celebrate Nature Coffee House

Celebrate Nature Coffee House

Please join us Saturday, April 16, from 12:30 pm - 4 pm as we welcome spring and recognize Earth Day with an afternoon of music and poetry in the Interpretive Center.  Musicians scheduled to perform are Walkabout Clearwater Chorus, Tim Blohm, Joe Rocco and Hard Luck w/ Ray Sikora.  Local musicians and poets are invited to share their talents during Open Mic sessions at 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm.  Interested performers, please come early to register for an open mic performance time slot.

We are excited to present to you our lineup of great musicians:
12:30 pm - Hard Luck, featuring Ray Sikora, Brian McArdle, and Michel Beliveau, entertains us with some amazing harmonies.
1:00 pm - OPEN MIC
1:30 pm - Joe Rocco rocks High Point State Park.
2:00 pm - OPEN MIC
2:30 pm - Tim Blohm takes the stage with some classic rock and country.
3:00 pm - Walkabout Clearwater Chorus, founded by Pete Seeger in 1984 as a musical arm of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, will immerse us in folk music sung by fifteen of its members.

We will be having a great time up on the mountain - be sure not to miss the music, coffee, and delicious treats.  The Celebrate Nature Coffee House is a FREE program sponsored by the Friends of High Point State Park.  Donations are welcomed and appreciated. 
Saturday, April 16, 12:30 pm - 4 pm
Interpretive Center

Walkabout Clearwater Chorus

The Walkabout Clearwater Chorus, founded by Pete Seeger in 1984 as a musical arm of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, has been going strong ever since, performing at venues as diverse as environmental festivals, peace rallies, the NYC subways, prisons and halfway houses, and a festival in Germany every two years. Their CD “We Have A Song!” features many songs written by their members and friends, and they are featured in two songs on Pete Seeger's Grammy-winning "Pete Seeger at 89" CD. Walkabout is a true “people’s chorus” made up of folks who love to sing and work hard at keeping alive the legacy of activist music. They run a monthly Coffeehouse in White Plains, whose performers include Pete Seeger, Magpie, Kim and Reggie Harris, Tom Paxton, Tom Chapin, of course Sharon Katz, and many more. Come join them at PVC to listen and sing-along! Check out their website at to find out more and get involved!