Checks should be sent to MARTA, PO Box 294, Blooming Grove, NY 10914 by due date
Forms can be sent by clicking on CONTACT (menu above) and indicate what activity you are signing up for, with your contact information (cell preferred) and an emergency number.
Please check back for updates if adjustments have to be made to the schedule.
Mount Gulian Tour Come visit Mt. Gulian, the Hudson Valley colonial homestead of the Verplanck family. It was the Continental Army headquarters of patriot General Fredrich Von Steuben. After the war, it was the founding place of the Society of the Cincinnati. The history of the site and family will be discussed on the riverside lawn. Then groups of 4 people will tour the first floor of the house and kitchen. Then we will see the barn and garden. All attendees will wear masks.
Thursday, September 10 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Cost - $8.00 per adult, paid at the venue RSVP - send form to MARTA or (www.midhudsonrta.com/contact.html) by September 1st . Directions will be forwarded to attendees. Mt. Gulian Homestead, 145 Sterling Street, Beacon
Sip N Paint Join us for another fun art project with Nancy Reed Jones as we paint a lovely picture frame for our favorite photograph. Nancy's step by step instructions always help us produce beautiful results. Instructor and participants will be spaced out 6 feet or more in an outdoor pavilion. All attendees will wear masks and gloves will be provided for touching materials.
Friday, September 18 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cost - $35.00 check made out to Wallkill River School of Art RSVP - send form and check (payable to Wallkill River School of Art) to MARTA by September 1st. Location: Benedict Park, 1768 Route 17K, Montgomery, NY at the pavilion by the playground all the way in the back of the park.
Basha Kill Hike - CANCELLED - we will reschedule in the spring Hike the Basha Kill with Mike Medley. Maximum of 10 participants. All participants will wear masks.
Tuesday, September 22 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Cost - $5.00 honorarium collected at venue RSVP - send form to MARTA or (www.midhudsonrta.com/contact.html) by Sept 1st. Meet at the South Rd. boat launch, across from the Basha Kill Vineyards, 1131 South Rd., Wurtsboro
Walk at High Point - changed to Wednesday, September 30th due to weather High Point is near Port Jervis. Take a walk on park roads to the monument and back. Minimum of 4. All participants will wear masks.
Middletown Reservoir Trails Hike Come explore Middletown Reservoir Trails and take-in the stunning views of Monhagen Reservoir, Highland Reservoir, and Shawangunk Reservoir. Along with the reservoirs you will enjoy the beautifully mapped out trails and fall foliage. We will be offering two hikes: an easy flat terrain walk and a moderate hike for those who want to climb a few hills. All participants will wear masks.
Friday, October 9 - 11:00 a.m. Cost – none RSVP - send form to MARTA or (www.midhudsonrta.com/contact.html) by October 1st. 435 Van Duzer Road, Middletown, NY - This is the main entrance with significant parking.
Jill P. Moore, Genealogical Talk and Discussion Finding, Following, and Recording Your Family Tree – Join a lecture on beginning or continuing your family genealogical study followed by a half hour question and answer period using Zoom. An engaging and knowledgeable speaker who loves solving a good genealogical puzzle, Jill P Moore has her own genealogy service and holds a certificate in genealogical research through Boston University and is an alumnus of the Pro Gen 37 study group. Through her own genealogical research, Jill became a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She teaches genealogical studies at the Moffat Library in Washingtonville and volunteers at many historical archives.
Tuesday, October 20 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cost - $5.00 cash honorarium RSVP – send form and check made out to cash to MARTA by October 1st. Zoom – attendees will receive a link to the Zoom meeting. If you need help setting up Zoom, please indicate when you sign up.
CCE - Seasonal Garden Walk with a CCE Master Gardener Volunteer 2020 - Cancelled Led by Master Gardener Volunteers, this walk explores gardens in our region during their seasonal splendor. The walk will take place at locations throughout our area. Locations and directions will be provided before the session. The walk will be a moderate activity level and garden enthusiasts of all levels are welcome.
Tuesday, October 27 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Fee $10 RSVP – signup will be directly with Cornell Cooperative Extension
Slide Show and Lecture on the Incline RR and the Building of Arden House on Zoom Local historian and lecturer Alex Prizgintas has a fascinating program on the building of Arden House outside of Harriman, New York. Arden House, a 100,000 square foot mansion, was built by railroad magnate E. H. Harriman and his wife, Mary Averell Harriman. They were the parents of Averell Harriman, US Diplomat to the Soviet Union during the Cold War, Secretary of Commerce for Truman and 48th NY Governor who later gifted the property to Columbia University. Alex will present the history of the area, the difficulties in constructing the incline railroad necessary to bring materials and workers to the top of the mountain, and the construction of the mansion by the immigrant ancestors of many local families. Alex has published many articles on local RRs, local dairy farms, and milk bottles, and is in the process of writing a book that catalogues and identifies historical dairy farms in Orange County and beyond. He has been a sought-after lecturer on the Harriman Incline, Newburgh RR, and Local Dairies for 8 years. Some of Alex’s other roles and accomplishments include President of Hudson Valley Bottle Club, Founder and Administrator of Antique Bottles of Orange County, an accomplished cellist and singer often playing at important historic, historical, memorial, and educational events, and a junior at Marist College.
Date – Wednesday, November 4th - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Cost - $5.00 cash honorarium RSVP – send form and check made out to cashto MARTA by October 23rd. Zoom – attendees will receive a link to the Zoom meeting. If you need help setting up Zoom, please indicate when you sign up.
INDECS/Medicare Coordination Seminar Once you switch over to Medicare, the way INDECS coordinates your insurance benefits changes. Coinsurance versus copayments. Deductibles. Come find out how INDECS handles your insurance claims after Medicare and be prepared for the difference in how your medical bills will be paid. Orange/Ulster Medical representatives will explain the process and answer questions. We have offered this presentation before and it is extremely helpful for members who have recently or will soon be switching over to Medicare. We will offer this through Zoom.
Thursday, November 5 – 2:00 p.m. No cost RSVP – send form to MARTA or Contact us (www.midhudsonrta.com/contact.html) by October 23rd. Zoom – attendees will receive a link to the Zoom meeting. If you need help setting up Zoom, please indicate when you sign up.