Calendar of Events

2016 Events:

I Love My Park Day | Saturday May 7
This statewide event is a celebration of New York State Parks and a great opportunity to show your support by volunteering for a few hours. At Rockefeller State Park Preserve, volunteers can lend a hand this year by doing some Spring clean-up within the Preserve from 9 am to 2 pm.

Spring Peony Celebration | May 11
The fashionable and festive annual event that everyone anticipates…and that always delivers! This year, we look forward to a cocktail party, fine art exhibit and sale, flower show by local garden clubs, and of course the amazing Japanese Peony Garden in bloom. 

Rockwood Ramble | Saturday June 3
The exciting 10k race that tests the strength of runners each year. 2017 results and photos.

Amble & Gamble | Sunday, October 1
For Equestrians, Preserve lovers, and anyone who likes a hearty lunch in a beautiful spot, it fills the bill. We hope you can join us for this fall tradition.

Rocky’s 5k | Saturday October 21
Laureen Fitzgerald returns as the Race Director for the annual Rocky’s 5k competitive race through the Preserve trails. This race is a perennial favorite among runners and always sells out.  Online Registration is open!

Founded in 1996, the Mission of the Friends is to raise funds to help maintain the Preserve’s signature carriage road system along with its magnificent pastoral landscapes and woodlands. Phelps Memorial Hospital, set on over 69 acres of land that was originally part of the Rockefeller estate, has been an active sponsor and dedicated supporter of this mission.

Additional information and online tickets will be available soon. Please contact us at 914-762-0209 or with any questions.

Here to enjoy… Ours to Preserve



    SUN September 30, 2018
  • Amble & Gamble

    Save the date!  Our 3rd annual Amble & Gamble equestrian trail & lunch in Sunday, September 30th. Stay tuned for event details and registration.

    SAT October 20, 2018
  • Rocky’s 5K

    Save the date! Saturday, October 20th – 9am.  Online registration opening soon.