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NYS Parks Centennial Events Announced


Governor Kathy Hochul is encouraging New Yorkers to get an early start on summer fun by visiting a state park, beach, or historic site this weekend.

“The summer season is here and it’s time to enjoy New York’s great outdoors with friends and family at state park, beach or campground,” Governor Hochul said. “We are excited to celebrate the Centennial of the New York State Parks system this year, while working to improve and attract more visitors to these one-of-a-kind destinations for the next century.”

As 2024 marks the 100th anniversary of the New York State Parks system, 16 centennial celebrations have been announced at parks across the state:

  • June 1 – Crailo State Historic Site 100th Anniversary Celebration (Rensselaer)
  • June 22 – Long Island State Park Celebration at Hecksher State Park (East Islip)
  • June 29 – “Bash at the Beach” at Hamlin Beach State Park (Hamlin)
  • July 20 – NY State Parks Legacy Celebration at Letchworth State Park (Castile)
  • July 27 & July 28 – North American War of 1812 Grand Tactical at Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site (Sackets Harbor)
  • August 4 – Jones Beach 95th Anniversary Celebration (Wantagh)
  • August 10 – Hecksher State Park Celebration (East Islip)
  • August 16 – Allegany State Park Beach Party (Salamanca)
  • August 17 – Montauk Point State Park Celebration (Montauk)
  • August 21 – September 2 – NY State Parks at the NY State Fair (Syracuse)
  • August 31 – Labor Day Celebration at Darien Lakes State Park (Darien Center)
  • September 22 – Centennial Family Fun Ride at Beaver Island State Park (Grand Island)
  • October 5 – Connetquot River State Park Preserve Celebration (Oakdale)
  • October 6 – Shirley Chisholm State Park Festival (Brooklyn)
  • October 9-10 – International Spa Heritage Conference at Saratoga Spa State Park (Saratoga Springs)
  • December 7 – “Faces of Riverbank” Photography Exhibit Opening at Danny Farrell Riverbank State Park (Manhattan)

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