Northern Tuxedo Residents Association

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Free Ride in Harriman State Park and Tuxedo High School Scholarship


This July, A Better Tuxedo is offering a free seat on the bus traveling from the Tuxedo Train Station to various points around Harriman State Park to Tuxedo residents! Come out and learn about places in your “backyard”, discover a new trail, or just take a scenic ride through the park.

Meet at the Tuxedo Train Station at 10am – the bus leaves at 10:50am and returns at 11:45am.

We are also looking for volunteers, so if you are interested, please write to

Visit A Better Tuxedo on Facebook (website to come) or view the volunteer request here:

Please see the flyer for more information.

A scholarship is open to students who are non-residents of the Tuxedo Union Free School District in Grades 9-12 who wish to attend the George F. Baker High School in Tuxedo, NY on a full-time, non-resident tuition basis for the 2015-2016 school year and subsequent years. These students must show demonstrated interest and achievement in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) -related programs/activities. The scholarship program is funded through a $450,000 donation from the Sonne Family’s Vincent Mulford Foundation (this foundation will be exhausted by year’s-end).

Applications for scholarship, which range from $4,000-$6,000 for the school year, are currently available on the George F. Baker High School website ( and can also be accessed on the Rockland Community Foundation’s website (

It seems the deadline has passed, but since this was just sent to me on July 2, I encourage you to contact Rockland Gives to see if they will extend it.

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We need your help to create Trail Town: Tuxedo!

Hi everyone!

Some of the concepts to rejuvenate Tuxedo are finally coming to fruition! We’d love to have your involvement: this Saturday at 9am at the Tuxedo Train Station is our first community meeting and the following Saturday, we are looking for volunteers to help provide information to the trail-goers visiting our town.

See below for details. We need your help to situate Tuxedo as NYC’s “first stop in the country”.

Hope to see you there!



Placemaking Tour Of The Town Of Tuxedo

June 13, 2015 from 9:00-11:30am ET

Tuxedo Train Station
240 Route 17
Tuxedo, NY
  • Learn from community leaders & government officials about successes & challenges in making great places
  • Acquire actionable “placemaking” tips to implement where you live & work


  • Pre-tour presentations
  • Guided walking tour
  • Wrap-up discussion

Click here to register


Volunteers Needed:  Hikers Kiosk at Tuxedo Farmers Market

Hikers from Tuxedo and the NJ/NY Trail Conference are planning to have a Kiosk at the Tuxedo Farmer’s Market June 20-October from 8:30-Noon. The purpose is to help hikers find the best trails in Sterling Forest State Park and Harriman State Park. Many hikers stop in at the Farmer’s Market to buy food.  Often these hikers have questions. We will have Trail Conference materials including maps for purchase.

We would like to encourage hikers to return to Tuxedo many times and to stop at our food establishments after hiking. Many hikers come to Tuxedo by train or bus to start their hikes. Others use the parking lots in town.

Needed – a 2 ft x 4 ft folding table to use for our Trail Conference Materials

Volunteers are needed to staff our Kiosk.  If you can help, email and the link to SignUpGenius will be sent to you.

Any questions email or call Caroline Lavanhar 351-2474

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May 2015 Events & Friends of Sterling Forest Events

Here are some local events happening in May.

Base Camp Tuxedo’s Speakers and Suds Series #1
Saturday, May 9, 6:45-9:00pm
Tuxedo Park Metro-North Railroad Station in Tuxedo Park, New York

Join NYNJTC’s Sona Mason for a presentation: Wild Trails: Harriman & Sterling Forest

Craft beer, wine and more will be served.


Friends of Sterling Forest – May 2015 Events
Our events are open to the public and free of charge. Donations are gratefully accepted to assist us in fulfilling our mission. All events will take place at the Visitor Center unless otherwise noted.

Meet ‘n’ Greet
Sunday, May 3 – 12:00pm
Come to the F.S.F. monthly meeting and make some new friends. Find out what you can do to help protect and preserve your Park. Feel free to bring your lunch! We’ll provide coffee/tea and cookies.

Lecture: Living with Black Bears
Sunday, May 3 – 1:00pm
Black Bears live here! This is their domain and we are the visitors. How do we co-exist? How do we avoid a confrontation? Join Doc Bayne, retired Park educator and president of Friends, for a fascinating look at these magnificent animals.

Hike: Sterling Lake Loop
Sunday, May 10 – 1:00pm
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a leisurely 4 mile hike around picturesque Sterling Lake! Our guides for the afternoon, F.S.F. members Renate Jaerschky and Susan Serico, plan on stopping at the “beach” for a short break, so be sure to bring a snack and water.

Hike: Identifying Trees in Sterling Forest
Sunday, May 17 – 1:00pm
Learn to identify the trees growing in Sterling Forest! Christina Fehre, Director of Trails and Outdoor Programs for the New Jersey Section of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, will lead a moderate 3-4 mile hike thorough the Park identifying and discussing the trees we see along the way.

Hike: Lakeville Iron Trail
Sunday, May 31 – 1:00pm
Step back in time to when iron mining was “King!” Join Doc Bayne, retired Park educator and president of Friends, for an easy to moderate, 2-3 hour hike exploring the 150 plus years of iron mining here at Sterling Forest.

The trails can be steep and rocky, so please wear sturdy hiking shoes. Hunting is allowed in portions of Sterling Forest State Park. We suggest wearing hunter orange or bright colors during the hunting season. Registration is required for all programs. For more information or to register, call 845-351-5907.

About Friends of Sterling Forest
THE FRIENDS OF STERLING FOREST (F.S.F.) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to protect and preserve the great legacy of natural resources and historical treasures within Sterling Forest State Park. For more information, contact Friends of Sterling Forest at

Visit the Friends of Sterling Forest website: