Family Day on Constitution Island Set for Sept. 27

Enjoy Family Day on Constitution Island from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27. Pack a picnic, hike trails, and tour Revolutionary War fortifications. Hot dogs, drinks, Go-Go Pops and salads will be available for purchase. Docents will discuss the Warner House and Gardens, occupied from 1836 to 1910 by writers Susan and Anna Warner.

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will show and talk about turtles, snakes and skinks. Two by Two Zoo will have goats, ducks, rabbits, and even a bearded dragon and kangaroo. Ronnie Coffey will present on the Life on the Island in the 19th Century and Mark Forlow and Trudie Grace will talk about The West Point Foundry. See demonstrations of spinning and seed planting.

A Teddy Bear Parade takes place at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Children are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal.

The island is accessed by boat. Ferries will run from the South Dock of West Point at 10 and 11 a.m., then every 40 minutes until 4 p.m. Q-Boat capacity is 35. No reservations (first come, first served). The event is free, donations gratefully accepted, and also accepted online.

The Constitution Island Association was founded in 1916. Visit constitutionisland.org or call 845-265-2501.

The United States Military Academy and United States Army Garrison West Point are not co-sponsors of this event, and the use of Constitution Island does not constitute endorsement of the CIA or donation requests.

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