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Open / Closed in the Park:

Updated: November 22, 2017 (subject to change without notice).

Allison Park: Open daylight hours.  Restrooms closed for season.
Alpine Boat Basin: Closed for season.
Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Pavilion restrooms closed for season (plaza restrooms remain open). Kearney House open for special events.
Englewood Boat Basin: Please contact J.M. Englewood Marina: 201-568-1328.
Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Snack Shack closed for season.
Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Metered parking, 7 days (click here for rates). Visitor Center open Weds. to Sun., 10 AM – 4:45 PM.

Parking Restrictions
WEEKDAYS: Public parking in south lot only.

Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours (membership required).
Hazard’s Ramp: Closed for season.
Henry Hudson Drive: Open daylight hours.
Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey: Open 24 hrs.
Park Headquarters: Administrative offices open Mon to Fri, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM except New Jersey State holidays. Parkway Police desk staffed at all times: 201-768-6001. Click here for Court information.
Ross Dock Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Restrooms closed for season.
State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn (State Line Café & bookshop) open 7 days, 9:30 AM – 5 PM.

Holiday closure
THU. & FRI, NOV. 23–24: Lookout Inn closed for Thanksgiving holiday (grounds remain open daylight hours).

Trails: Open daylight hours.

Ongoing Project
ONGOING: Intermittent closures on Shore Trail from Englewood to Ross Dock for construction.

Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours.

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The historic Kearney House in the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey hosts a number of events each year when visitors can experience what it may have been like in the mid-19th century — when Mrs. Kearney, a widow who had brought up nine children at the house, also kept a dockside tavern there.

A candlelit Kearney House looking pretty for an evening event.

Fall 2017

“Thanksgiving Time at Mrs. Kearney’s tavern”

Saturday & Sunday afternoons, November 25 & 26
1–4 PM, with hot cider & treats, music, storytelling, and games.

Free & open to all — no reservations needed!

The historic Kearney House in the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey will open its doors on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon, November 25 and 26, from 1 to 4 PM for those who wish to stop for some post-Thanksgiving cheer by the fireside. Staff dressed in nineteenth-century clothing will serve hot cider and treats, and they will teach youngsters of all ages how to play some period games and amusements. From beneath his stovepipe hat, the house’s “tavern musician,” Mr. Thaddeus MacGregor, will perform music of the time period. MacGregor, a musician and teacher from Englewood, will play mandolin, cigar-box guitar, and a pair of “limberjacks” named Wee Jim and Obadiah Armstrong, wooden percussion instruments that also provide the illusion of miniature tap dancers.

Limberjack performance at the Kearney House. Serving up some hot cider at “Thanksgiving Time at Mrs. Kearney’s tavern.”

“We think of it as our holiday present for our visitors, for old friends and first-time visitors alike,” said Eric Nelsen, a historical interpreter for the park who has overseen the little historic house on the river since 1998. Nelsen noted that after these afternoon programs, the house will close during the winter months, to reopen for programs in April, then for its regular weekend hours in May. “It’s our way of thanking people for making the house and the park a part of their lives the past year.”

At around 3:15 PM each day Nelsen will read aloud from a story, essay, or poem of the time. “I came to my position here with a degree in English,” Nelsen explained. “It’s a great way to help bring the time to life, to dip into the day-to-day world that people inhabited.”

Reading aloud from a 19th-century text at “Thanksgiving Time at Mrs. Kearney’s tavern.”

The Thanksgiving program is an informal one, with no pre-registration required. Visitors are welcome to stop by and stay for as long or as short a time as they’d like. “It’s sort of like being at a real Hudson River tavern back in the day,” said Nelsen. “We don’t know who will show up…”

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