Performers and Programs

Performer Information  
Stage name: Dr. Andrew J. Smith
Performer name: Dr. Andrew J. Smith
Phone: 845-942-5063
Mailing address: 61 Central Highway
Stony Point, NY 10980
E-mail address: as10984@aol.com
Previous appearances at: Nanuet Library, Newburgh Library, American Canoe Assn., Hudson River Masonic Lodge, Cornwall Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Information last updated: 04/29/2014

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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Benedict Arnold: The Story Behind the Man History
Benedict Arnold is known today as simply a traitor, but he was much more than a simple black and white figure. This program discusses his achievements and the events leading up to his treasonous act and the people around him.
$201- $350
Going Au Naturel in the Kitchen Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Gardening,
Science
This program provides a look at cookign with wild ingredients such as mushrooms, plants, fruits, berries, herbs and others to make cakes, teas and beverages, wines, soups, snacks, and main courses.
$201- $350
Common Sense Introduction and Guide to Hiking and Camping Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other
A discussion of equipment, echniques, safety practices, wild food foraging, and planning for he enjoyment and success of hiking, camping, and generally the enjoyment of the outdoor experience. Designed for the beginner, but also helpful for the seasoned outdoors person who wants to know more and network with others.
$201- $350
Specters of a Bygone Era: Mansions and Castles of the Hudson Valley Part 1 History
Slide show and lecture illustrating some of the great estates and buildings and the powerful people who built them. Featured architecture varies from Tudor, neo-Gothic, Greek Revival, Moorish, and others.
$201- $350
Behind the Scenes History of the Palisades Intestate Park Commission History,
Literature- Other
The PIPC is now over a century old. It was founded, at least overtly, on the premise of land preservation. But there were other hidden and nefarious agendas which would never be considered in this day and age. the PIPC has a long history, but much of it has not been recorded or reported. In more recent times it sdarker side has been revealed. A lecture and discussion of this and other aspects of PIPC development behind the scenes then and today.
$201- $350
History By Happenstance History
Discussion of various historicla events and inventions which came to be by accident or at least "the law of unintended consequences".
$201- $350
The World of Fungi Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening,
Science
A lecture and slide show about fungi identification and usage. Includes edible and toxic fungi and how to distinguish thema part, the different roles in anture played by fungi, and an overview to field guides and texts on the subject.
$201- $350
How To Read the Woods (AKA Landscape Archaeology) History,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Into this century what are now park woodlands were inhabited by small communities. As one travels these areas, evidence of former habitations can be seen--evidence such as foundations, stone walls, wells fruit trees, trash heaps, latrine pits, and introduced plant species are common and obvious. But most people don't realize what they are looking at when they see it. This show is an introduction to what is actually a form of archaeology which explains to those who frequently hike or otherwise are in the forest and fields, how to differentiate between the works of man and the works of nature. Can also be done in conjunction with a field trip.
$201- $350
Schoolhouses of the Hudson Valley History,
Visual Arts- Other
Prior to 1950 there were over 40 school districts in Rockland County while today, hardly 50 years later, there are only seven. This program addresses the history of these schools, including some which still physically exist, although none function as schools, but usually as offices, residences, and community centers.
$201- $350
Principles of Stewardship Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
the basic theories and principles of land stewardship and management. Includes biodiversity studies, mapping, and the importance of producing a baseline database for the wildlife past, present, and future.
$201- $350
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