Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve’s 2019 Gala Honor President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton

The Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve presented the inaugural John D. Rockefeller Jr.  Park Preservation Award to President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Friends Annual Gala... Read more »

Author and Poet Janet Wong Visits Pocantico for National Poetry Month

Pocantico Hills School students in pre-K through fifth grade received a special treat before spring break – a visit from children’s author and poet Janet Wong. Wong has written 33 books and... Read more »

VIP Stars! Pocantico Hills PTA Rolls out the Red Carpet for the Teacher & Staff Appreciation Lunch

Pocantico Hills School employees received VIP treatment on May 7 at the annual PTA Teacher & Staff Appreciation Lunch. The event’s theme was VIP Stars. Decorations were red and gold, with paper... Read more »

New David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center Will Nurture the Arts in Westchester and the World

The Pocantico Center to Adapt Historic Orangerie for Cultural and Sustainability Programming Today, The Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) announced plans for the creation of the David Rockefeller Creative... Read more »

Historic Hudson Valley Launches Groundbreaking Interactive Documentary ‘People Not Property’

New digital project gives voices to 18th-century enslaved African-Americans; illuminates history of slavery in the northern United States Historic Hudson Valley has launched a new, groundbreaking interactive documentary website revealing the history... Read more »

Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve to Host Rockwood Ramble 10K

Proceeds from June 1 Charity Run Benefit Carriage Road Maintenance The Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve Rockwood Ramble 10K charity race will take on a new meaning this year after... Read more »

Hakuna Matata! Pocantico Students Perform The Lion King Jr.  

Hakuna Matata! Nearly 70 Pocantico Hills Middle School students comprised the cast and crew of The Lion King Jr. They spent six weeks preparing the production, which they performed on March 29 and 30.  Sheila DePaola, vocal music... Read more »

Retired Doctor Explains How She Overcame Racial and Gender Barriers 

Dr. Mary Lane Cobb of Tarrytown, a retired family physician educated in segregated schools in Kentucky, spoke to Pocantico Hills School seventh-graders during Women’s History Month.  Dr. Lane attended college in Indiana, but wasn’t admitted to... Read more »

Renowned Primatologist Jane Goodall Inspires Pocantico Students via Skype 

Via Microsoft’s Skype in the Classroom program, on April 9, Pocantico Hills School students in third, fifth, sixth and seventh grade had a window into primatologist Jane Goodall’s life’s work of protecting chimpanzees and promoting conservation efforts... Read more »
Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve’s

Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve’s 2019 Gala to Honor President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton with Historic Award

Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve announced today that the inaugural John D. Rockefeller Jr.  Park Preservation Award will be presented to President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton at... Read more »