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Members Field Trips

The Westchester Photographic Society sponsors field trips on roughly a monthly basis to locations that offer shooting opportunities for our members. Field trips may last several hours to several days, depending on the event and the distance involved.

To suggest or lead field trips in the greater NYC area, or to make your required reservation for a field trip, please contact our Field Trip Coordinator or call our Field Trips Hot Line at (914) 827-5353.

*WPS Scheduled Field Trips are open only to WPS members and their immediate families." To join WPS click this link.


Scheduled WPS Field Trips*
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Spring Field Trips 2023


Peonies In Full Bloom

through the end of May

Rockefeller State Preserve

Route 117

Pleasantville, NY

outside the main office

Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

May 16, 2023

Tuesday, 11am-3pm

474 Upper Mountain Ave

Upper Montclair NJ


We can car pool - email or text Jackie 914-843-0015


Stonecrop Garden / Chuang Yen Monastery

May 22, 2023

Monday, 10am

Meet at Stonecrop Garden, 10 am then Picnic at Stonecrop before going to Monastery on Rt 301. Let Jackie know if you are planning on going email or text

Philippine Independence Day Parade

June 04, 2023 Sunday

Madison Ave, NYC

Birds of Prey Day

Sunday, June 4th, 2023


Green Chimneys

400 Doansburgh Rd

Brewster NY


Maritime Aquarium

June ??

Norwalk CT

cost is $25 - All indoors / No Tripods

Let Jackie know if you are interested in going - email or text Jackie


Untermyer Gardens

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Al Sarnotsky - leader

details to follow

Let Jackie know if you are interested in going - email or text Jackie


Suggestions, Questions or Interest - Contact Jackie at

Jackie Ross

914 843-0015


Summer 2022 Field Trips

Upcoming Events nearby.

Let Jackie know if you are interested in going!

Jackie Ross

914 843-0015

Dutchess County Fair

August 23-25

Rhinebeck, New York


Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

9 Norton Rd

Red Hook, NY

Open every Saturday/Sunday till Oct. 16

Check their website for details

Jumper Classic

Old Salem Farm

190 June Road

North Salem, NY

August 25-28

Check their website for times !


Limerock Park Historic Races

Labor Day Weekend

Sept. 1-5

60 White Hollow Rd

Lakeville, Ct

Check their website for details


WPS Members Picnic

Muscoot Farm

Monday, Sept. 12 from 10am-3pm

for details contact

Jackie Ross

914 843-0015


Pocantico Lake

Date to be announced​

596 Old Sleepy Hollow Road, Pleasantville NY 10570. 

Round Trip Walking about 2 miles

Lunch to follow.

Trip Leader: Al Sanotsky

Pumphouse in the lake, barns and stables near-by

Further information:

Al Sarnotsky, 914-715-3395, 


Rose Hill Car Cruise

Saturday, July 30, 2022, 6-8 pm

Rose Hill Shopping Center

600 Columbus Avenue

RSVP to Jackie by Friday, July 29, 2022

Jackie Ross

914 843-0015


Wave Hill Garden

June 21, 2022, 9:45 am Tuesday

(rain date: June 29 Wednesday)

Cost $6 Seniors ($10 adults)

Parking Lot $13 (suggest car pooling)

4900 Independence Ave, Bronx, NY


Bring lunch (this is a cafe, picnic tables and restrooms) Tripods allowed.

If you are interested in joining us, please contact by Sunday, June 19:

Jackie Ross

914 843-0015

April Field Trip

PepsiCo Sculpture Garden

700 Anderson Hill Rd

Purchase, NY 10577

April 23, 2022, 10 am

(rain date, April 24, 10am)

On Saturday morning, April 23, at 10 am, Jackie Ross will lead a field trip to photograph the Sculpture Gardens at PepsiCo. Meet Jackie at the PepsiCo Visitors Center at 10 am. The rain date for this field trip is Sunday, April 24th. If you are interested in joining us, please contact:

Jackie Ross

914 843-0015


November Field Trip: Irvington Area

November 20, 2021 at 10 am

On Saturday morning, November 20, at 10:00 am, Al will lead a field trip to photograph a deserted house in Irvington, NY.

We will meet at a nearby parking lot, then walk about a 1/4 mile to the house.

He anticipates spending about an hour photographing the house, then going for a walk/hike along the trails of the Taxter Ridge Park Preserve. That walk will be followed by lunch at the nearby El Dorado Diner.

There are many trip hazards in the house area and on the trail, so please wear sturdy shoes.

If you are interested in joining us, please contact:

Al Sarnotsky

914-715-3395 Cell or


Fall Color Drive thru Bear Mountain and Harriman State Park.

October 20, 2021

(Rain Date October 21st)

Meet at noon at the Perkins Memorial Tower at the summit of Bear Mountain where Perkins tower provides a view of four states and the Manhattan skyline. Picnic lunch at Lake Tiorati on Seven Lakes Drive. Restrooms available. It’s not to be missed with the beautiful colors of the fall. Please contact Jackie at if you are interested in attending.

WPS Photo Meet-up at Playland Park in Rye, NY

WPS photographers are meeting on Wednesday, July 14 to photograph Playland Park.  We'll shoot at the best time of day for photographers.  Depending on the weather, we'll get that golden, late-day sunlight, and the wonderful deep blue skies during the so-called "blue hour".  Mix in the colorful lights of Playland's attractions, and lots of people having fun, and the photo-ops will be fast and furious! 


When:  Wed, July 14 at 6 pm (rain date Thu July 15 at 6 pm)

Where: Playland Park, 1 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY 10580

Bring:   Cameras, tripods, water, snacks, comfy clothes and shoes

Admission:  Free for Westchester residents (with a NYS Photo ID,

or driver’s license,or County Park Pass).

$10/person for others

Parking:  $10/car

Contact:  Jackie Ross,, 914-843-0015


Please send an email to Jackie if you plan to attend so she can coordinate the outing with the staff at Playland Park, and manage the rain date (if needed).

Photo Opportunities

Westchester County Center

198 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY  10606

details on events: call  914-995-4050 (unless noted) 


Blue Mountain Reservation

Peekskill, NY


Wave Hill

 West 249th Street and Independence Avenue (main entrance) 

Bronx, NY 10471-2899 

View Directions 



National September 11th Memorial and Museum 

106 West Street

Manhattan 10007


Hours: 1/01/2013-12/31/2013, 9-7 pm


Lasdon Park & Arboretum
Open all year, free


Motorcycle Museum


Katonah Art Museum


Lenoir Preserve, Yonkers, NY


Philipsburg Manor

$12 adults, $10 seniors (65+)

April 30-Nov. 1


Union Church

$5 fee



Great Falls National Park

Patterson, NJ


Storm King Art Center


Storm King State Park


New York Botanical Gardens


Wilderstein House


Tarrytown Lighthouse


Trolley Museum

Kingston, NY


Untermeyer Park

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