Explore Rockland’s Secret Hollywood

Join free guided park walk and explore the evolution of early movie history in Rockland County

150 pix for event page kennedy dells_604Pomona, NY – Want to learn about the start of the movie business right here at Kennedy Dells Park, New City’s “secret Hollywood?” Then join Healthy Rockland on a free guided park walk on Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon and learn some of the 35 mm history of early New City:

· Docent Jack Bloom will lead you on this moderate to easy 3-mile walk on mostly flat, some wooded and some wide and hard-packed trails.

· Directions: Head North on Main Street in New City until you are out of town. Pass Phillips Hill Road light and the park is approximately ½ mile on the left.

· Meet in the main Kennedy Dells Parking lot on North Main Street, New City, ½ mile north of Phillips Hill Road on the left.

· Restrooms are available at this park. This park is not stroller-friendly and please do not bring your dog on this walk.

“This is a great chance to enjoy the beautiful summer weather, learn about Rockland’s “secret Hollywood,” and get some exercise at the same time,” said Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, DO, FAAFP, Rockland County Commissioner of Health.

Walkers should wear proper footwear (closed-toe sturdy shoes such as walking shoes/boots or sneakers) and clothing (light-colored) and a jacket or hat, depending on the weather. Bring along binoculars, camera, water, sunscreen, a snack, and walking sticks if desired. As with any physical activity program, it is recommended you speak to your physician before starting.

Pre-registration is suggested – call 845-708-7308 or e-mail rcamericorps@co.rockland.ny.us. Walks are held through out the year, rain or shine – visit www.rocklandsteps.org/calendar for information, directions, and updates. For more information about the trails visit www.rocklandsteps.org/walks

All guided walks are coordinated and supported in partnership with the Rockland County Division of Environmental Resources, the Rockland County Youth Bureau’s AmeriCorps program, and the Rockland County Department of Health’s Steps to a Healthier Rockland program.