Happy holidays and best wishes for a peaceful new year from THV. We hope you enjoy these winter scenes by Woodstock artist Harry Gottlieb (1895-1992). Keep teaching the Hudson Valley!
Posts About: Culture
Friday, Nov. 4, Spark Media Project’s Reel Expressions International Youth Film Festival at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Poughkeepsie.
Downing Park is a gem nestled in the heart of the City of Newburgh. Its rolling hills and winding paths provide an oasis from the stress of city life. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, to honor their friend and mentor, Andrew Jackson Downing….
Help your students “discover real food” with Julie Cerny of the Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm during this summer’s institute! Read on for information about the Sylvia Center, farm education, and Cerny’s favorite seasonal recipe.
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites’ superintendent uses Memorial Day to talk about the importance of place and to explore FDR’s commitment to his Hyde Park home, conservation, and our national parks.
The Hudson has inspired generations of writers and artists. We’re thrilled to continue that legacy with a poem by a third grader at Walden ES, Orange County, and a photo from a high school student at Newburgh Free Academy.
Readers for this year’s Writing About Place contest gave top elementary school scores to Valerie Nielson’s lyrical description of the Wallkill River and Asa Miller’s tasty poem about Fishkill Farms. Read them here.
“The best part of the trip was walking around Newburgh because I got to see its true beauty,” wrote Newburgh Free Academy student Kali Ticehurst. “Newburgh is often referred to as “ghetto”, “ratchet”, or “dangerous”. While walking, I also got to see local businesses [and] learned the importance of buying locally.”
Cool projects that encourage kids to look more closely at their world. Each offers them an opportunity to see their work online or in print. Most include additional prizes.