A State Historic Site Inspires a New Generation 

Are you a fan of Hamilton: An American Musical? Want to experience even more Hamilton, or maybe you weren't able to get to get tickets to the Broadway production of Hamilton, then consider the next best thing – visiting Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site in Albany, the place where Alexander Hamilton was married and called home for a brief period.

Trail Mix: Erie Canalway Trail

The Erie Canalway Trail between Pendleton and Lockport is looking particularly spiffy ...

Getting Kids Outside 

A summer camp that is helping at risk youth broaden their horizons and lean new skills for a brighter future...

Park and Trail Partnership Grants: $1 Million

  • Do you belong to a group that promotes or maintains a New York State OPRHP or DEC property?
  • Does your organization need funding to, update your exhibits or signage, increase your marketing efforts to increase your memberships, or purchase new amenities to enhance the visitors’ experience?
Then you might want to apply for a Park and Trail Partnership grant. Now funded at $1 million, the next cycle will open in September. Not sure if your groups meets the eligibility requirements? Fill out this pre-application questionnaire to find out.

Give a Hoot about Owls

Summer is almost over but, there’s still time to get outside. Here’s something you can do owl by yourself and, we’re talon you all about it so you don’t have to wing it.

You Gotta Have Friends

Are you part of a Friends of the Park group or an organization that works with NYS lands? Interested in being inspired? Check out our latest edition of our "You Gotta Have Friends" e-news and if you love here to sign-up!

We Hope You Will Join Us!

Registration is now open for the Statewide Friends Conference!
Join us on November 15-16 at the Gideon Putnam for networking, educational workshops and professional development.

Are you a part of a Friends group that needs help with fundraising, grant writing, social media or board development? Then you don’t want to miss out on our workshops being offered.

***New for this year, there will be a pre-conference deep dive*** so participants can get the tools and tips needed to ramp up your fundraising in this small group session. Space is limited to 15 participants, so don’t wait to sign up!


PTNY is now accepting applications for our Arthur V. Savage Internship Program for Fall 2019.

People do great things with Erie Canalway grants. You can too!

The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Preservation League are pleased to offer technical assistance grants.

NYS Historic Marker Grant Program commemorates historic people, places, things or events within the time frame of 1740-1919.

Lawmakers Look to Make the Most of Empire State Trail: FIND OUT MORE

Our Land Our Water Our Heritage, Climate Change and the Land and Water Conservation Fund


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