A book for children "8 to 80." Greg and Jill are assigned a treasure hunt as part of a class project on mysterious Bannerman Island located in New York's Hudson River. Along the way, they encounter a most usual woman. Is she real? Is she magical?
The book is based on the true stories of Eleanor Seeland, who grew up on Bannerman Island in 1930s to the early 1940s
To order go to gottlockbooks.com
As this year comes to a close and new one begins, we ask that you to please consider making a donation to the Bannerman Castle Trust. Support from people like you allow us to protect the remaining structures on the Island, maintain and expand its beautiful gardens, host public walking tours and cultural events on a regular basis, as well as preserve and add to its rich history on the beautiful Hudson River. No donation is too small or too large.
We wish you a happy holiday season and look forward to seeing you on the Island in 2016!
On August 7 and 8th Just Off Broadway presented the concert version of The Man of La Mancha on Bannerman's Island. The cast consisted of Mark Jacoby, Bess Morrison, Don Rey, Richard Koons, Hugh MacKay, Matt Michael, Amanda Baumler, Hannah Blair Butler, Jana Kucera, Glen Macken, Matt Tenorio, Cat Capolupo, Eileen Fowler-Sclafani, Heidi Haskell and Barbara Vultaggio. The play was presented under the direction of Joyce A. Presutti.
Yesterday three members of the Stewart Air National Guard joined our regular Wednesday volunteers working on island maintenance. They did a wonderful job trimming back the hedges on the island.
We really appreciate their efforts on such a hot day.
On Saturday September 27, 2014 fifteen alumni from Columbia University's Historic Preservation Program worked on Bannerman's Island. Below a group is clearing a hillside of brush to get it ready for the planting of wild flowers.
Part of the group of fifteen volunteers from Preservation Alumni.
Bannerman's Island has been designed as a Monarch Butterfly Way Station. This designation means that the island has milkweed and other plants which attract butterflies. Monarch Butterflies use the island as a stop over on their annual migration to Mexico. The picture below was taken on Bannerman's Island.
Yesterday a group of volunteers participated in NYS' I Love My Parks Day. This group worked on Bannerman's Island and made the trails and gardens on the island come back to life after the long winter we had.
On behalf on the Bannerman Castle Trust I wish to thank each and everyone for their contribution to our park.