Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Dates: Now Through October 31st, 2015

 

Bannerman Castle Seasonal Tours & Special Events, Beacon/Newburgh, NY

 

From armaments to tourism, Bannerman Island on the Hudson has become a thriving heritage and cultural tourism site.

 

 

 

Beacon, New York, June 15, 2015 - The popular tours of this historic, picturesque island in the Hudson River just south of Beacon and Newburgh, NY, 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 through October 31st. The Island is also available for private functions/rentals.
 
The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc., in cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, provides public tours of Bannerman Castle and Pollepel Island. Available tours consist of guided walking tours on the island with access either by passenger tour boat or as part of a guided kayak excursion. Tours depart from Beacon (kayak or passenger boat), Cold Spring (kayak), and Cornwall-on-Hudson (kayak). Reservations are required for all tours. Wear comfortable shoes as there is some rough terrain on the walking tours. Strollers cannot be accommodated. There is a 72-step climb from the dock to the start of the tour. Tours depart rain or shine.
 
Seasonal tours run weekends through October 31 and depart at 11:00am from Beacon, NY. Bannerman Island Tour tickets are $35.00. Advance purchase required. There is a Metro North Train Package for the 1 day getaways through Metro North. Check availability and to buy tickets for Bannerman Island Cruise call Zerve at 1-800 979-3370-
Beacon.
 
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, they aim 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 NYSOPRHP.
 
The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc. is the official New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation’s (NYSOPRHP’s) "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.

 

Bannerman Island 2015 Special Events Schedule  
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Special Events Schedule here:

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Mark and Sue Adams and the Piconne Group of Companies present Third Sunday Music/Performances. All third Sunday/Music Performances Self-Guided Tours: $35
 
June 21st
Highland Harper, Candace L . Coates performing an assortment of music in the Renaissance and Celtic formats in Renaissance garb from the 14th Century.
 
July 4th
Picnic Bash Departs Beacon at 12 noon. Entertainment featuring DaPROF & STARR. Combining Celtic Ol'time, original tunes and humor to create a variety of music for some foot stompin' fun. $75 General Tickets -$70 BCT Current Members.  Menu includes, Fried chicken, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, sausage and peppers, corn bread, pasta salad, potato salad, veggie burgers, green salad, desert. etc.
 
July 19th
Mezzo Soprano, Soprano - Lorraine Helvick and Danielle Davis -Sultry Sirens. Ms. Lorraine Helvick and Ms. Danielle Davis bring your favorite opera arias from the stage and screen to the stunning gardens on Bannerman Island.
 
August 8th and 9th
Broadway Concert on Bannerman Island -Man of La Mancha. Departs Beacon at 3:00 p.m. and 4:15. p.m. Written by Dale Wasserman. Music by Mitch Leigh. Lyrics by Joe Darion. Directed by Joyce A. Presutti. Join Newburgh’s premier theatrical company as they perform Man of La Mancha, presented in cooperation by Tams Whitmark Music Library.
 
August 16th
Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk ‘Lore of the Hudson Highlands’ - Mysteries, Histories and Spirits. Jonathan Kruk is a master storyteller, known for perennially sold out performances of ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’ for Historic Hudson Valley.
 
 
August 22nd & Aug 23rd
Welcome the renowned Hudson Valley Shakespeare Company to Bannerman Island for the first time.
Departs Beacon at 3:00 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.  An ILIAD by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare. Adapted from Homer’s Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents the remarkable Kurt Rhoads as the ageless poet who unleashes the power and fury of an ancient story he has told for centuries, creating heroes and battles before our eyes, challenging us to contemplate both the heroism and horror of war. This OBIE award-winning play is "spellbinding...an age-old story that resonates with tragic meaning today" – The New York Times
 
September 12th
Bannerman Island Chefs Farm Fresh Dinner (special fundraising annual dinner). The Mid-Hudson Chefs Consortium is cooking up a gourmet dinner. Enjoy a five-course meal served up from local farm fresh ingredients, cooked by five noted Hudson Valley chefs. Join Noah Sheetz and the Chefs Consortium for a unique dining experience, while you help raise funds to continue to preserve Bannerman Castle on Bannerman Island. $135 General Tickets, $125 Current Members. Departs Beacon at 3:00 p.m. and 4:15p.m.
 
September 20th - The Costellos
 
October 18th
Back by popular demand The King’s Highlanders Bagpipes Band. Join Peter Walker and The King's Highlanders as they recreate the field music of the Highland Regiments of the 18th century
 
Theater on the Rock. Live theater. Each Show is $65 per person. Includes: Cruise to and from the island on the Estuary Steward, a self-guided tour and a magical theatrical performance. Buy both shows and get $5 off each show. Call 845-831-6346 for promotion code.

 

Web: www.bannermancastle.org, Phone: (855) 256-4007

 

 

 

 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: David Archer

Email: david@daassociatespr.com

Phone: (914) 299-0837

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.

Web: www.bannermancastle.org

 

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New York, Beacon, Event Date: Now Through October 31st, 2015

Bannerman Castle Seasonal Tours & Special Events, Beacon/Newburgh, NY

The popular tours of this historic, picturesque island in the Hudson River just south of Beacon and Newburgh, NY, 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 through October 31st. The Island is also available for private functions/rentals. Seasonal tours run weekends through October 31 and depart at 11:00am from Beacon, NY. Bannerman Island Tour tickets are $35.00. Advance purchase required. There is a Metro North Train Package for the 1 day getaways through Metro North. Check availability and to buy tickets for Bannerman Island Cruise call Zerve at 1-800 979-3370- Beacon. The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc. is the official New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation’s (NYSOPRHP’s) "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. www.bannermancastle.org

 

CALENDAR LISTING:

Event Name: Bannerman Castle Tours & Special Events

Event Date: Now Through October 31st, 2015

Event Location: Bannerman Castle On The Hudson, Beacon, NY

Admission: $35.00 Per person

Web: www.bannermancastle.org

Contact: David Archer, david@daassociatespr.com, (914) 299-0837

Description: Seasonal tours run weekends through October 31, 2015, at 11:00am from Beacon, NY. Bannerman Island Tour tickets are $35.00. Advance purchase required. There is a Metro North Train Package for the 1 day getaways through Metro North. Check availability and to buy tickets for Bannerman Island Cruise call Zerve at 1-800 979-3370- www.bannermancastle.org

 


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