Hyde Hall

Hyde Hall and Glimmerglass State Park Open with A Community Block Party

Hyde Hall

May 2, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hyde Hall and Glimmerglass State Park Open with A Community Block Party

The Hyde Hall and Glimmerglass State Park Block Party has been rescheduled to its June 11th rain date.

We regret that we have to postpone The Hyde Hall and Glimmerglass State Park Block Party due to the weather forecast for this weekend. We are expecting a day of rain and potential thunderstorms which halts all outdoor activities in the area. We’ve concluded that we could not provide the best possible experience for attendees this weekend with the predicted weather. 

We enjoyed our enthusiastic response from the community and working with extraordinary people while creating the event and will still host the event on its rain date, Saturday, June 11th

Thank you for your patience if this change caused any inconvenience. We look forward to introducing The Hyde Hall and Glimmerglass State Park Block Party on June 11th and greeting you throughout the season!

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Hyde Hall and Glimmerglass State Park open for the 2022 season on Saturday, May 28th with a new community celebration, the Hyde Hall and Glimmerglass State Park Block Party. The event marks the start of our area’s summer season and offers opportunities for the whole family from 10 AM – 3 PM. Twenty local organizations will participate with activities, animals, crafts, free programs, nature walks, and music around Hyde Hall’s campus and around Glimmerglass State Park.

Glimmerglass State Park, in partnership with Friends of Recreation, Conservation and Environmental Stewardship (FORCES), will offer workshops on birdhouse construction, leave no trace, fishing, camp safety, and provide guided hikes throughout the day. 

The Rolling Meadows Clydesdales, some of the largest horses in the United States, will return to the campus for another spectacular meet-and-greet. Visitors can learn more about them as they encounter these gentle giants firsthand. Other animal friends will join the Clydesdales, too. Utica ZooMobile is bringing animals for demonstrations, and the SPCA will have adoption opportunities to take home a new friend. 


The event has seen widespread community support, with more than a dozen local businesses sponsoring the event. Jonathan Maney, Hyde Hall’s Executive Director says “the Hyde Hall and Glimmerglass State Park Block Party is our way to welcome our local community into a deeper, richer, and more fun experience. Hyde Hall’s Event Manager Colin Havener added that “this is a first of what will become an annual event. Our community is amazing and this is our opportunity to celebrate with each other.”

There will be two concerts during the day: Hanzolo plays at Hyde Hall from noon to 2 pm, and the Bone Doctor performs in Glimmerglass State Park at 5 PM. The Cooperstown Food Pantry will be on-site with a food drive and you’re encouraged to bring something to share. The mansion also opens for tours on the 28th. A full schedule will be available on Hyde Hall’s website on May 25th. The event is free and open to the public but Glimmerglass State Park has a day-use fee for every vehicle.

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RESCHEDULED for JUNE 11 – Block Party with Hyde Hall & Glimmerglass State Park

Hyde Hall and Glimmerglass State Park Block Party

The Hyde Hall and Glimmerglass State Park Block Party has been rescheduled to its June 11th rain date.

We regret that we have to postpone The Hyde Hall and Glimmerglass State Park Block Party due to the weather forecast for this weekend. We are expecting a day of rain and potential thunderstorms which halts all outdoor activities in the area. We’ve concluded that we could not provide the best possible experience for attendees this weekend with the predicted weather. 

We enjoyed our enthusiastic response from the community and working with extraordinary people while creating the event and will still host the event on its rain date, Saturday, June 11th

Thank you for your patience if this change caused any inconvenience. We look forward to introducing The Hyde Hall and Glimmerglass State Park Block Party on June 11th and greeting you throughout the season!


On Saturday, June 11 (rescheduled from May 28) from 10am-3pm, Hyde Hall is collaborating with Glimmerglass State Park to present its first annual Block Party – a day full of free activities for everyone to enjoy. Nearly 20 local organizations will join the museum to help ring in the summer season in our area!
 Hyde Hall and Glimmerglass State Park Block Party.
 

(The Schedule for the Day is also available in text version – please scroll down)

If you’re looking to encounter cute animals, the Rolling Meadows Clydesdales will return for another meet and greet, Utica ZooMobile will bring furry friends for demonstrations, and the Susquehanna SPCA will have opportunities for adoptions.

The fun continues throughout the day. Hanzolo will perform live from 12 PM – 2 PM, the Girl Scouts and Scouts of America will have merit badge opportunities, and the Cooperstown Graduate Program will offer walking tours to explore the history of food, agriculture, and landscape, Friends of Recreation Conservation, Environmental Stewardship will teach birdhouse making, Riverwood presents a Kids at Play activity, and more! A full schedule of events will be available in next month’s E-newsletter.

The Cooperstown Food Pantry will have a Food and Bag drive—bring something to share!

Please enter using Hyde Hall’s Mill Road entrance or Glimmerglass State Park (day-use/vehicle entry fee applies).

Come celebrate the start of the summer season with the following:

  • Cooperstown Farmers’ Market
  • Cooperstown Food Pantry 
  • Cooperstown Graduate Program
  • Girls Scouts 
  • Glimmerglass Film Days
  • Glimmerglass State Park
  • Hanzolo
  • Mikala Galo Photography
  • New York State Field Education
  • Otsego Outdoors 
  • Springfield Fire Department
  • Springfield Historical Society
  • Riverwood
  • Rolling Meadows Clydesdales
  • Scouts of America, The Leatherstocking Council 
  • Springfield Center Library
  • Susquehanna SPCA
  • Utica ZooMobile

Hyde Hall Events are presented in cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation – Central Region.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

OrganizationActivityTime
Glimmerglass State Park –  NYS Environmental TeamF.O.R.C.E.S; Friends of Recreation, Conservations, and Environmental StewardshipBird House Building – Fishery Camp Safety – Leave No Trace10AM-3PM
Hyde Hall TableBlock Party Information – Victorian Kids at Play – Craft10AM-3PM
Lil PicniqueDisplayInfo10AM-3PM
Barbies Kettle CornConcessions Food and Drink10AM-3PM
GeocachingGeocaching in Glimmerglass State Park8:30AM-10:30PM
Hyde Hall – Tin TopHyde Hall Tours – Event Information – Gift Shop10AM-3PM
Mikala Galo Photography – Print Sales and PolaroidsPrint Sales10AM-3PM
HanzoloConcert12PM-2PM
Bone DoctorConcert5PM
RiverwoodKids at Play – Activities and Games for Kids and Families10AM-3PM
Rolling Meadows Clydesdales

Meet the Clydesdales – Information – Photo Opportunities
10AM-3PM
The Boy Scouts, Leatherstocking Council – Sign Up/ Badge Opportunities/ Geocaching in the Park/ Archery Skill Development Sign Up – Badge Opportunities – Geocaching in the Park – Archery Skill Development 10AM-3PM
The Girl Scouts – Sign Up/ Girl Scout Cookies/ Badging OpportunitiesSign Up – Girl Scout Cookies – Badging Opportunities – Connected History to Hyde Hall10AM-3PM
SPCAVolunteer sign up – Meet and Greet – Adopt a pet!10AM-3PM
Hinman Hollow Dog Training – HerdingDog Herding Demonstrations on the Half-Hours10:30AM – 3:30PM
Springfield Center Library – Springfield Reads  Caterpillar Craft – Poppy flower craft for the kids! Children Book Readings on Memorial Day, Zoo Animals, and State Parks.10AM-12PM
Break @ 12PM
1:30PM – 3PM
Utica ZooAnimal Demonstration1PM -2:30PM
Cooperstown Graduate ProgramFoodways Tours on the Hour10AM – 2PMBreak @ 12PM
Otsego 2000Cooperstown Farmers Market – Glimmerglass Film Days – Otsego Outdoors10AM-3PM
Cooperstown Food PantryFood and Bag DriveActivity10AM-3PM
Brimstone BakeryBaked Goods – Tea – Coffee10AM-3PM
Bird HikeNature Walk – 1.5 Hours – Call Glimmerglass State Park to Register (607) 547-86627AM
NYS SheriffBoat Safety10AM-3PM
 
 
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