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

Written By Editor on 5/15/22 | 5/15/22


(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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