Open / Closed in the Park:
See the Parkway Police Twitter feed for updates.
|Allison Park: Open daylight hours. Restrooms closed for season.|
|Alpine Boat Basin: Closed for season.|
|Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Pavilion restrooms closed for season (parking plaza restrooms remain open). Kearney House closed for season.|
|Englewood Boat Basin: Please contact J.M. Englewood Marina: 201-568-1328.|
|Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Snack Shack closed for season.|
|Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Metered parking (year-round, click here for rates). Visitor Center open Weds. to Sun., 10 AM – 4:45 PM. 201-461-1776.|
|Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours (membership required). 201-784-0484.|
|Hazard’s Ramp: Closed for season.|
|Henry Hudson Drive: Conditions permitting, Fort Lee to Englewood open daylight hours. Englewood to Alpine closed to motor vehicles for season.|
|Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey: Open 24 hrs.|
|Park Headquarters: Administrative offices open Mon. to Fri., 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM except New Jersey State holidays. 201-768-1360. 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 season (Port-A-Johns available).|
|State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn (State Line Cafe & bookshop) open 9:30 AM – 5 PM. 201-750-0465.|
|Trails: Open daylight hours. Trail construction with intermittent closures this winter on the Shore Trail between Ross Dock and Englewood.|
|Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours.|
Sidebar last updated:
February 10, 2017.
The information posted here is subject to change without notice.
“Music on the Rocks”
Outdoor concerts at State Line Lookout
On Saturday evening, May 20, 2017, “Music on the Rocks” will return to the top of the Palisades Cliffs at State Line Lookout in Alpine with the classic rock stylings of “Kid Thadillac,” featuring park favorite Thaddeus MacGregor. The program begins at 7 PM and is open to all, with no advance reservations required. Admission is $5 per person. Some seating at café tables will be available, or visitors can bring their own chairs or blankets.
Visitors coming to the programs will enjoy a one-of-a-kind venue. The programs will be held outdoors, near “Lookout Inn,” a stone refreshment stand built during the New Deal era. The refreshment stand will stay open for the event with a special evening menu. Guests may also bring a picnic, including their own beer or wine to drink. A short stroll to the lookout point — more than five hundred feet above the Hudson River — provides views across the river to Westchester County and Long Island, while views overhead may be dotted with glimpses of ospreys or bald eagles. As the streetlights in Westchester County begin to appear, the late summer air will fill with music.
The son of an opera singer, Tenafly native MacGregor has been singing all of his life. Long involved in vocal groups, bands, and solo performances, he has worked as a singer, instrumentalist, composer, conductor, music director, and teacher. He earned a degree in music composition from New York University’s Department of Music and Performing Arts in Manhattan, and has scored several films and commercials. His recent performance venues have included the historic Paris Café at South Street Seaport.
Macgregor can often be seen playing throughout the tristate area. Known for his soulful vocal delivery and his sizzling guitar riffs, MacGregor and his bandmates will take visitors along a musical journey peppered with R&B, roots, and blues influences. The band, Kid Thadillac, is composed of accomplished musicians who have played and toured with the likes of Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, the Mommas and the Poppas, Bette Midler, and more.
State Line Lookout is accessible from the northbound Palisades Interstate Parkway from its own exit near Exit 3, with a well-marked U-Turn available for southbound travelers. Visitors coming by bus should stop at the state line on Route 9W, from which it is about a mile walk east, up the old closed highway there (adjacent to the entrance to Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory). Bicycles can also gain access to the Lookout area from this point. (Click here for detailed directions.) In the event of rain on the 20th, the concert will be held on Saturday, May 27. For more information or directions, call the Lookout at 201-750-0465.
Coming up later this year:
- The Steve Kaiser Quartet, Sat., Jun. 10.
- Mel’s Jazz Zone, Sat., Sept. 9.
Check back soon for more details!