Van will shuttle visitors from Cold Spring train station

The Constitution Island Association will host its annual family day on the island on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A shuttle van will leave the Cold Spring Metro-North train station every half hour from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Advance ticket holders receive priority.

The day will include miniature horses from the Therapeutic Equestrian Center; pet goats, ducks, rabbits, a bearded dragon and a baby kangaroo at the Two by Two Zoo’s exhibit; turtles, snakes and skunks from Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and raptors from Teatown Reservation. History buffs will enjoy talks about the Warner Family and tours of the island’s Revolutionary War redoubts.

A highlight will be the Teddy Bear Parade in which children can show off their favorite stuffed animal during a march on the great lawn. Storyteller Jonathan Kruk will entertain with tales of “Ye Olde Hudson Valley.” Visitors are welcome to picnic or buy a hot dog with all the trimmings. Books and souvenirs also will be available for purchase.

Suggested donations are $10 per adult and $9 for seniors and children aged 6 to 16 (those under 6 are free). Cadets, active military and DOD personnel are also admitted free.

Those age 16 and older are required to show photo ID. There are no boats leaving from Garrison Landing this year. The last boat will depart Constitution Island at 4:30 p.m.

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