Westchester Photographic Society, Inc.
Valhalla, New York

"Photography with a purpose"

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Field Trip and Photo Opportunities

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.

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

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, Deborah Cohen or call our Field Trips Hot Line at (914) 827-5353.

Photo Opportunities


Westchester County Center
198 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY  10606
details on events: call  914-995-4050 (unless noted) 


Other Events


On-going Photo Opportunities

WPS First Sunday of the Month Mentoring Sessions
2:30 - 4:30 pm
2015: 5/3, 10/4, 11/1 and 12/6
Conference room on the first floor
Greenburgh Public Library
300 Tarrytown Road
Elmsford, NY 10523

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


Scheduled WPS Field Trips*

St. Patrick's Cathedral
Monday, December 14, 2015

Liberty Park, NJ
Saturday, October 24, 2015

Overnight to Whaling Town
New Bedford and Fall River, MA
September 26-27, 2015

Annual WPS Picnic
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Eldridge Street Synagogue II
Thursday, July 9, 2015


Augustine Farm field trip
Sunday, May 17, 2015


Woodlawn Cemetery Night Photography
April 18, 2015 (Rain Date May 2)


Metropolitan Museum of Art
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Eldridge Synagogue
Lower Manhattan, open 12-3
Sunday, January 25, 2015


Fulton Center
Saturday, December 20, 2014


November 8, 2014


Liberty State Park NJ
September 13, 2014


WPS Picnic at Caramoor
Sunday, August 17, 11 am - 4 pm


Eastern State Penitentiary and Philadelphia Zoo
Overnight Trip
June 7-8, 2014
click here for details

Transit Museum - Brooklyn Heights, NY
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Rain/snow or shine !
click here for details

General Grant National Memorial Field Trip
11 am Monday, January 27, 2014
Riverside Drive and West 122nd Street
click here for details
Trip cancelled due to cold weather

Storm King
Sunday, October 13, 2013
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Mystic Seaport/Mystic Aquarium Overnight
September 21-22, 2013
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Night Shoot at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Saturday, August 17, 2013
4:00pm to 10-11:00pm
click here for details

Grand Central Terminal
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Limit to 25 members - trip filled to capacity

Sunday, May 19, 2013
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Hispanic Museum Field Trip
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Rain or Shine but possibly not snow
Snow date: after 4/14
click here for details

Hudson River Museum
Wednesday February 27, 2013
Yonkers, NY click here for details

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Wednesday Jan. 30, 2013
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Night Shoot at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Saturday, December 22, 2012
1:00 pm-9:00 pm
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Revolutionary Reenactment
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Ft. Lee, NJ
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Ellis Island
Sunday, October 7, 2012
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Canceled due to bad weather


FDR Park Native American PowWow
Sunday, September 23, 2012
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WPS Picnic
11 am - 4 pm
Sunday, September 9, 2012
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Rye Playland Fireworks
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
clich here for details
click here for Albert's Shooting Fireworks notes


Mystic Seaport
Antique and Classic Boats Rendezvous and Rumrunners Rendezvous
Saturday, July 28
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Auto Show
Bear Mountain
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 5 pm
Weather Watch Status - This Field Trip has been CANCELED

Revised on 05/28/15

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