Hyde Hall & Glimmerglass State Park Block Party
The Hyde Hall and Glimmerglass State Park Block Party welcomes the summer season and has twenty local organizations coming together on June 10th,10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The day includes activities, animals, crafts, programs, guided hikes, and music around Glimmerglass State Park and Hyde Hall’s campus.
Participating in this year’s Block Party are the Rolling Meadows Clydesdales, the Leatherstocking Council BSA, the Girl Scouts, the Susquehanna SPCA, Springfield Center Library, Cooperstown Farmers Market, Glimmerglass Film Days, Otsego Outdoors, Cooperstown Police Department, Cooperstown Food Pantry, Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP), NYS Field Education, Richfield Springs Fire Department, Otsego Lake Association, Hanzolo, Barbie’s Kettle Corn, Otsego County Boat Deputy, Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA), Jim Loudon, Chef Dave Neil Mobile Kitchen & Catering Co., Glimmerglass Festival, and more!
Hyde Hall’s Executive Director Jonathan Maney says, “Come and enjoy our incredible views, listen to live music, eat good food, meet the animals, and see how our friends and partners are making Otsego County such a wonderful place!”
The event has live music throughout the day with artists from the Glimmerglass Festival performing live from 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. on Hyde Hall’s veranda, followed by Hanzolo from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Hyde Hall’s gift store will have a BOGO sale on books and offers a scavenger hunt for children. The New York State Park Environmental Team will have demonstrations, the Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA) will offer guided hikes, and Otsego County Boat Deputy will provide boating-safely lessons. Fly Safe Wild Goose Management will have border collies and ducks for demonstrations.
The full list of participants is available on Hyde Hall’s website. The rain date is set for the following day, June 11th. If weather conditions are inclement, consult HydeHall.org and Hyde Hall’s Facebook page for information. Glimmerglass State Park has a day-use fee for every vehicle, but outside activities in the park and at Hyde Hall are free and open to the public. Paid Hyde Hall mansion tours are available from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
This event is presented in cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation – Central Region.