Also, playgroup sessions in September and October
To honor its ties to legendary wars, Boscobel House and Gardens will present “Living History: Military Re-enactment Day” on Sunday, Aug. 30. Starting at 11 a.m. and ongoing until 4 p.m., re-enactors from the three wars will demonstrate military camp life, including tactical weapon demonstrations, inspections, formations, musket firings, artillery demonstrations and drills.
Plus, to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the 6th New York Independent Battery will fire its Parrott cannon to salute Boscobel’s neighbor, the West Point Foundry Preserve, where the guns were made.
Food and soft drinks will be available on-site for purchase from Phil’s Grills hot dog truck. The event will take place rain or shine and is free with the price of regular admission. Admission is free for Boscobel members, Blue Star Museum members and children under 6 years of age. A discounted admission rate is also available for families. Purchase tickets at boscobel.org.
In addition, Boscobel holds educator-led playgroups, Rhyme Time by the Hudson, designed for children ages 1 to 5 with their parents, grandparents or caregivers. Guests will hear about the history and hidden messages in popular nursery rhymes and uncover the lore of the Hudson, all while admiring the river from Boscobel’s scenic overlook and pavilion.
Three-day sessions take place Fridays, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., on Sept. 11, 18 and 25, and Oct. 9, 16 and 23. The fee for two (child and adult) is $30/session for members and $45/session for not-yet members, with $15/session for each additional child. Limited to 12 children with an adult. Registration is required; contact Lisa DiMarzo at [email protected] or 845-265-3638, ext. 140.