Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: May 8th, 2015

 

Media Advisory Fam Tour to Bannerman Island, NY, May 8th

 

The Bannerman Castle Trust is dedicated to preserving Bannerman Castle as an educational, cultural, historical, and recreational facility that promotes heritage tourism in the Hudson Valley. To that end, their aim is to coordinate resources and funding to stabilize the structures on Pollepel Island so that the island is a safe and lasting destination for public tours and special events.

 

 

Bannerman Island, New York, April 28, 2015 (McKenzieNewsService.com) - The tour of this historic, picturesque island in the Hudson River just south of Beacon and Newburgh, NY will include visits to the former Bannerman residence and castle, which is currently undergoing restoration. The island will host a series of concerts and other special events throughout the summer. The Island is also available for private functions/rentals. A light lunch will be served.

 

The new boat, the RV Estuary Steward, departs Beacon NY Institute Dock at the Beacon, NY Waterfront at 11:00 a.m. on May 8th and returns at 1:00 p.m. The Beacon Institute Dock is the first floating dock on the left as you drive down to the Beacon Waterfront. Park in Scenic Hudsonís parking lot by the River Center. There is limited seating.
 
The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc. is the official New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservationís (NYSOPRHPís) "Friends" organization for Bannerman Castle on Pollepel Island and a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc. PO Box 843 Glenham, NY 12527.

The Trust is dedicated to preserving Bannerman Castle as an educational, cultural, historical, and recreational facility that promotes heritage tourism in the Hudson Valley. To that end, their aim is to coordinate resources and funding to stabilize the structures on Pollepel Island so that the island is a safe and lasting destination for public tours and special events. They are also responsible for arranging public tours of the island each year; performing docks, trails, and gardens maintenance; and conducting other special projects (for example, preparation of Historic Structures Reports to document the history of the Castle) under the purview of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
 
Seasonal Tours run weekends through October 2015, starting Saturday, May 2nd at11:00 am. Bannerman Island Tour tickets are $35.00. Advance purchase is required. There is a Metro North Train Package for the one day getaways through Metro North.
 

Media Visits: Complimentary media visits for journalists on assignment or with approved credentials. If you are unable to accept a courtesy visit, a press rate can be negotiated.

 

RESERVATIONS: To make a reservation for the fam tour, call Neil Caplan, executive director of the Bannerman Castle Trust, at 845-831-6346.

 

Web site: www.bannermancastle.org


Check availability,  buy tickets  for  Bannerman Island Cruise, Call Zerve at 1-800 979-3370

 

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Bannerman Castle, taken in 2001, before the partial collapse of the castle in 2009. Photo by Thom Johnson.

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: David Archer

Email: david@daassociatespr.com

Phone: (914) 299-0837

 

 

 


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