2013 Children & Families Programs at Storm King Art Center Continue thru 11/10
Every weekend through November 10, Storm King Art Center continues to present engaging Children & Families Programs. Highlights for late summer and fall seasons include learning about butterflies, birds, and pond life; participating in art-making activities; enjoying outdoor concerts; and joining walking tours of the Art Center's celebrated sculpture collection and special exhibitions. Storm King, one hour north of the George Washington Bridge in the Hudson Valley, is an ideal place to explore large- and small-scale sculpture with children. The rolling hills, meadows, and woodlands provide a dynamic experience for art- and nature-lovers of all ages.
Also available are trams tours, audio tours, picnic areas, locally sourced menu items at the Storm King Café, and a museum store to peruse. Bicycles for adults are available for rent, but there are currently no children's options.
Programs run Saturdays through October 26, at noon and 1 pm, beekeeper tours of Peter Coffin's Untitled (Bees Making Honey), 2012, include a sample of local honey. Recommended for children over 4 years of age.
Sundays through November 10, at 1 pm:August 25: Monarchs, Milkweed, & Migration - Meet the "kings"of butterflies in their Storm King habitat. At 2 pm, Newburgh Chamber Music will play compositions by Haydn, Mozart, and others (for concerts, bring a blanket and sit on the grass).
September 1: Silhouettes - Explore the collection and participate in a fun art-making activity.
September 8: Tour with Wally McGuire - Enjoy a special walking tour with educator Wally McGuire.
September 15: Aquatic Creature Feature - Join Hudson Highlands Nature Museum educators for a hands-on exploration of Storm King's pond life.
September 22: String Sculpture - Create an enormous string sculpture with Free Style Arts. At 2 pm, gather for an outdoor concert featuring Last Good Tooth, Breakfast in Fur, and Andrea Tomasi.
September 29: 2D - 3D - Drawing inspiration from works by Alexander Calder and Thomas Houseago, transform flat shapes into sculptural forms.
October 6: Stories in Stone - Explore Storm King's geology and stone sculptures with Hudson Highlands Nature Museum educators.
October 13: Exploring David Smith - Inspired by sculptures by Smith, participate in a fun art-making activity. At 2 pm, enjoy aclassical music concert outdoors.
October 20: Mighty Masks - Inspired by Thomas Houseago's Vader Mask (2008), create masks based on the characteristics of a hero or mythological character.
October 27: Pumpkins & Painted Faces - Sculpt pumpkins and enjoy creative face-painting.
November 3: Light & Movement - Explore the collection and participate in an adventurous art-making activity.
November 10: Birds & Birdhouses - Learn about the birds of Storm King and create your own birdhouse in this workshop with Hudson Highlands Nature Museum educators. All events take place at the Storm King Art Center, Old Pleasant Hill Road, Mountainville, New York. Programs are free with Storm King admission: $12; $10 senior citizens (65 and older); $8 college students with valid ID and students in grades K-12; free for children under five and Storm King members. *The household membership offers an excellent value. Learn more at: www.stormking.org/get_involved/membership/.
Drivers with GPS: enter "1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY 12553."
Public transportation from New York City is provided twice daily by CoachUSA/Shortline Bus Company, leaving from the Port Authority Bus Terminal, and by New Jersey Transit and Metro-North Railroad from Pennsylvania Station to the Salisbury Mills-Cornwall station, three miles from Storm King by taxi. For directions and additional information, the public may visit www.stormking.org, or call 845-534-3115. To receive regular updates on programs, amenities, and more, the public is invited to connect with Storm King on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Located in the Hudson Valley about an hour north of the George Washington Bridge, Storm King is one of the world's leading sculpture parks. Sited across 500 acres of rolling hills, fields, and woodlands, the collection comprises more than 100 large-scale sculptures by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time, including Alexander Calder, Mark di Suvero, Andy Goldsworthy, Maya Lin, Claus Oldenburg, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Richard Serra, David Smith, and Zhang Huan, among many others.
Storm King's permanent display is complemented by special installations and exhibitions, both outdoors and in its museum building. The special exhibition Thomas Houseago: As I Went Out One Morning and installation David Brooks: A Proverbial Machine in the Garden are on view through November 11, 2013. Storm King grounds remain open Wednesday through Sunday in a limited capacity through December 1.
Pictured (second photo) Thomas Houseago, Untitled Striding Figure, 1, 2007, Bronze, 10' 4" x 8' x 48" (315 x 243.8 x 121.9 cm), Rubell Family Collection, Miami © Thomas Houseago. Photography by Jerry L. Thompson; (third photo) Maya Lin (b. 1959), Storm King Wavefield, 2007-2008, Earth and grass, 240,000 square feet (11 acre site), Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY. Photograph by Jerry L. Thompson.