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|Allison Park: Open daylight hours.|
|Alpine Boat Basin: Closed for winter.|
|Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours, pavilion restrooms closed for winter.|
|Englewood Boat Basin: Please call 201 568-1328.|
|Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours, restrooms closed for winter.|
|Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Visitor Center open Wed. to Sun., 10 AM – 4:45 PM.|
|Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours, membership required.|
|Hazard’s Dock: Closed for winter.|
|Henry Hudson Drive: Drive 1 closed for winter. Drive 2, Dyckman Hill Road, and Alpine Approach Road open daylight hours, conditions permitting.|
|The Kearney House: Closed for winter.|
|Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey: Open 24 hrs., ongoing pothole repair work (see Parkway Condition Statement).|
|Park Headquarters: Administrative offices open Mon. to Fri., 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM except on New Jersey State holidays (these days are marked on our calendar). Parkway Police desk staffed at all times: 201 768-6001. Click here for Court information.
|Ross Dock Picnic Area: Open daylight hours, restrooms closed for winter.|
|State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn open 9:30 AM – 5 PM.|
|Trails: Open daylight hours.|
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“Palisades Barn Dance”
Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Alpine Pavilion
The Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey will host an old-fashioned barn dance on Sunday afternoon, May 4, 2014, from 2 to 4 PM. Open to all, the dance will be held at the park’s Alpine Pavilion on the Hudson, an open-air covered structure built in 1934 by New Deal workers, who made use of massive stones and heavy timbers found on site.
Accompanied by the Stopgap String Band, Dave Harvey, the founder of New York City Barn Dance, will call the dances, offering simple but effective instruction to newcomers and experienced dancers alike. No reservations, experience, or partner are needed to attend, and visitors are welcome to stay for as long — or as short — a time as they like. $1 hot dogs will be on sale throughout the dance, with proceeds benefitting the restoration of the park’s historic Kearney House, badly damaged during Hurricane Sandy.
Photos from a Barn Dance at Alpine Pavilion with Dave Harvey and the Stopgap String Band in Fall 2013.
“The pavilion is a beautiful place, and it’s a beautiful time of year,” Eric Nelsen, an historical interpreter at the park noted. “People are more than welcome to just come down and have a hot dog and watch. But Dave is really good at getting people to give it a try,” he added, “so I wouldn’t be surprised if they end up trying a dance or two anyway.”
Alpine Pavilion is at the north end of the park’s Alpine Picnic Area, adjacent to Alpine Boat Basin, accessible from the park’s Alpine entrance off U.S. Route 9W, about a mile north of Closter Dock Road, or from Exit 2 of the Palisades Interstate Parkway. The program is cosponsored by the Palisades Parks Conservancy.
For more information, please call 201 768-1360 ext. 108.