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 12
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. Look for our annual Peony Celebration on May 12th.

Rockwood Ramble | Saturday June 4
The exciting 10k race that tests the strength of runners each year. We are pleased to announce that Laureen Fitzgerald has agreed to be Race Director.  Early Registration Closes March 22nd. Register online now!

Autumn Pace | To Be Announced
This will be our 15th Annual Autumn Pace.  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 29
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 will begin in early June!

Gala | Saturday December 10
Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve are happy to announce its 20th Anniversary Gala, taking place on December 10, 2016 at the Playhouse on the Rockefeller Estate. Honoring longtime supporter of the Preserve and the Friends, Phelps Hospital.

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



    SAT May 06, 2017
  • I Love My Park Day

    I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event, organized by Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation

    SUN May 07, 2017
  • The Art Gallery Presents “A Visual Journey”

    Click image to see larger. “A Visual Journey” Exploring the Hudson from the Highlands to the Tappan Zee An exhibition featuring paintings by Margaret Grace with miniature sculptures

    THU May 11, 2017
  • Peony Celebration

    Celebration by Bonnie Sakoff The Ninth Annual Peony Celebration Thursday, May 11, 2017  6PM – 9PM The Peony is a fun, community based champagne and wine

    SAT June 03, 2017
  • Rockwood Ramble 10K

    Rockwood Ramble 10K – June 3, 2017 Registration is open! Click here. Prefer the mail in your entry? No problem! Download and print the registration form. $35