Family Day on Constitution Island!
Family Day activities include live animal exhibits, Two by Two Zoo, Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and miniature horses from the Topfield Equestrian Center. The Putnam History Museum will sponsor a history quiz table “Take a Bite out of History” where you have a chance to earn a sweet or savory treat for knowing your history! There will be a planting fun garden table, Anna's Art Studio coloring table, and the famous “teddy bear parade” for younger children. Come march to USMA West Point Band’s Regimental Brass Quartet. Please have your children bring their favorite stuffed animal! Souvenirs, food and drinks (Greg's Good Eats) can also be purchased and enjoyed on the historic Revolutionary War Parade field.
The event is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Registration is suggested but not required.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
Book & Souvenir Shop open all day.
- Anna's Art Studio -
come draw and color a picture to remember your day
- Shelley Hendry, History Come to Life -
Meet Anna Bartlett Warner in her historic gardens
10:00 A.M. Site open to public
10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. "Bite of HIstory" Quiz Table
- Putnam History Museum
10:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Exhibit
(turtle, snake, skink)
10:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M. Miniature Horses
- Topfield Equestrian Center
11:00 A.M. -11:30 A.M. Tour of Revolutionary War Ruins
(meet at Warner House awning)
NOON Teddy Bear Parade
with Ronnie Clark Coffey
Regimental Brass Quartet
- USMA West Point Band
1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. Two by Two Zoo
(goats, ducks, rabbit, tortoise, bearded dragon, pot bellied pigs and kangaroo)
1:00 P.M. -1:45 P.M. Tour of Revolutionary War Ruins
(meet at Education Center)
2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. The Planting Fun Garden Table
- Constitution Island Association
3:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. Teddy Bear Parade
with Ronnie Clark Coffey
4:45 P.M. Last boat for public departs Constitution Island to West Point South Dock
*Photos of the event, including guests, will be taken for the Association website and other related publications.
Adults: $10.00 each | School Groups: $7.50 each | Seniors: $9.00 each
Ages 6-16: $9:00 each (under 6 are free) | Cadets, active duty military and DOD personnel: Free.
Please bring photo ID - driver’s license or passport
(18 and over)
Cold Spring Metro-North Train Station - FREE PARKING
For those coming from the east side of the Hudson River, buses will be running to and from Constitution Island from 10:00am through the last scheduled departure at 4:15 pm. The bus will be waiting at the gate at the South end of the parking lot.
West Point's South Dock - FREE PARKING
For those coming from the West side of the Hudson River, a boat will leave West Point’s South Dock every half hour from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. At West Point, follow signs to the visitors center and "West Point - South Gate". Please bring photo ID – Driver’s License or Passport (18 and over). If you do not already have a Visitor's Pass issued by West Point Security, please note that you may be required to go to the West Point Visitor's Center to be issued a day pass in order to pass through any West Point Security Gate. Proceed through the security checkpoint. Just beyond the gate, pass the Thayer Hotel on the right and then turn right onto "Williams Road". At the bottom of the hill is the Hudson River and South Dock.
*Per the schedule below, the last boat will depart Constitution Island at 4:45 pm - no boats from Garrison Landing this year
From Constitution Island to West Point South Dock
9:45 am 10:15 am 10:45 am 11:15 am 11:45 am
12:15 pm 12:45 pm 1:15 pm 1:45 pm 2:15 pm
2:45 pm 3:15 pm 3:45 pm 4:15 pm 4:45 pm
The United States Military Academy (USMA) and United States Army Garrison (USAG) West Point are not co-sponsors of this event and the use of Constitution Island does not constitute endorsement of the Constitution Island Association or its requests for donations.