Pancakes and hot beverages accompany tapping demonstrations
The not-for-profit Little Stony Point Citizen’s Association will host its 24th Annual Maple Syrup Day this Sunday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Caretaker’s House, 3011 Route 9D, Cold Spring. This free event combines food, music and art and is a sure sign of spring.
Pancakes with local maple syrup, coffee, hot cider and tea will be served by members of the Citizen’s Association. Kids of all ages will be given a demonstration of how sugar maple trees are tapped and witness firsthand the process involved in transforming the watery liquid dripping out of the trees into sticky sweet syrup. The firewood used to feed the flames comes from fallen trees in the park.
Hudson Valley Maple Farm, of New York State Parks Taconic Outdoor Education Center, will have bottles of syrup available for those interested in taking some home and will share their knowledge of the history and methodology of maple syrup making to all. This group has taps throughout the Taconic Region State Parks, including a number of trees across from the park on 9D.
This year there will be a showing of the late Vic Schwarz’s woodcuts, which will be available for sale along with photos from Joe Dieboll and paintings by Fran Hodes, all past or present board members.
Music will feature local talent, with at least three original maple syrup songs presented. For more information, visit littlestonypoint.org.