Programs + Events

Autumn Walking Tour and Virtual Cooking Class with Olana and the Sylvia Center

  • Saturday, November 28 | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Wagon House Education Center

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Families are invited to a post-holiday walk at Olana and a virtual healthy cooking class with The Sylvia Center! During this special two-part program, families will explore Olana together on Saturday and learn more about healthy cooking from the comfort of their own home on Tuesday, December 1. After Saturday’s walk, meal kits with local produce will be distributed for the virtual cooking class, led by The Sylvia Center. For families with children 18 and under (children should have adult supervision).

FREE (suggested donation $12). For more information, please contact or call (518) 751-6938.  For information about The Sylvia Center please visit or email

Olana After Hours: Heather Bruegl and Joe Baker

  • Thursday, December 3 | 6pm-7pm | Zoom

Join Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs, Stockbridge Munsee Community and Joe Baker, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Lenape Center, for a virtual conversation about the indigenous histories of the Hudson River and the surrounding region. This conversation will touch upon Bruegl and Baker’s work as contemporary advocates in their communities today. Joe Baker is the founder of the Lenape Center which aims to continue the Lenape homeland through community, culture, and the arts. In her role as the Director of Cultural Affairs, Heather Bruegl works to protect, preserve, and tell the history of the Stockbridge Munsee Band of the Mohican Indians.

Olana After Hours is a virtual platform for lively conversations with interdisciplinary practitioners discussing how their passions intersect with the ongoing story of Olana. Participants will be invited to join in the conversation so be sure to bring your own questions and refreshments to enjoy. Each conversation will be hosted on Zoom. A link to the program will be sent beforehand.

$5 (FREE for members). Advanced registration required at For more information, please contact or call (518) 751-6938.

Photographs courtesy of The Hudson Eye and The Lenape Center

The Frederic Church Award Virtual Gala

  • Wednesday, December 9 | 6:30pm | Virtual Event

Frederic Church (1826-1900) was the most celebrated artist of 19th century America, whose artistic vision in landscape extended from the studio into the natural environment. The Olana Partnership has established the Frederic Church Award to honor individuals who, through their vision, commitment and grasp of creative trends, make extraordinary contributions to American art and culture.

Family Explorer Tour: Winter Solstice Edition

  • Saturday, December 19 | 11:00am-12:00pm | Olana Visitor Center

Learn about the artistic adventures of Frederic Church while taking a journey of your own! Discover Olana’s designed landscape and unique architecture on an outdoor walk filled with family-friendly discussion and activities. Designed for families with children ages 5 and up.

$25 per family (up to four people) and $15 per family with Olana membership (up to four people). Advanced registration at If you have more than four people in your family or would like further information, please contact or call (518) 751-6938.

Winter Tree Walking Tours

  • Saturday, December 19 | 1:00pm-2:00pm & 2:30pm-3:30pm | Olana Visitor Center

Discover and enjoy Olana’s artist-designed landscape during this winter solstice walking tour. Despite the bare look of the forest during the winter months, a great deal is still happening out there in the woods. This gentle, 60-minute outdoor tour is open to all ages and will be led by John P. O’Grady, a writer, researcher, and educator with a background in environmental studies.

$10 ($5 members); kids under 12 free. Advance registration at For more information, please contact or call (518) 751-6938.

Cloud Appreciation Walk

  • Saturday, December 19 | 3:00pm-4:00pm | Olana Visitor Center

Look up! Join the Cloud Appreciation Society for this special walk celebrating the Winter Solstice. Take inspiration from Frederic Church’s studies of Olana and observe the sky from different picturesque viewpoints. Hunt for and capture photos of your own cloud sightings and learn to see the winter sky in a brand new way. For all ages.

$10 ($5 members); kids under 12 free. Advance registration required at For more information, please contact or call (518) 751-6938.

First Day Hike Walking Tours

  • Friday, January 1, 2021 | 10am-11am & 1pm-2pm | Olana Visitor Center

Celebrate the New Year with expansive views. Learn more about Olana and its artist-designed landscape on this special First Day Hike Walking Tour. Limited capacity; all attendants must register in advance. FREE.

The Olana Partnership programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.