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2019 Exciting New Season!

2019 Exciting New Season! Check our latest newsletter. Click here. The Bannerman Castle Trust is pleased to announce our new partner,, who has been hired to act as our new reservation ticket service for all of our tours and events. has skillfully created a brand new website for us and we wish to…

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January 30, 2019

2018 End of the Year Appeal

The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc. (BCT) thanks you for helping us preserve Bannerman’s Island as we further our mission to bring unique and award winning performing arts programs to the historic island! Great progress was made in 2017-2018! Your support helped us implement many improvements on the island. Monumental structural renovations took place and we had sell-out…

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January 15, 2019

Join us for the show “The American Soldier”

Check out the review of the show: ​

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June 11, 2017

NEW BOOK: My Name is Eleanor – A Bannerman Island Adventure

A book for children “8 to 80.”  Greg and Jill are assigned a treasure hunt as part of a class project on mysterious Bannerman Island located in New York’s Hudson River.  Along the way, they encounter a most usual woman.  Is she real? Is she magical? The book is based on the true stories of…

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September 9, 2016

Man of La Mancha Comes to Bannerman’s Island

On August 7 and 8th Just Off Broadway presented the concert version of The Man of La Mancha on Bannerman’s Island.  The cast consisted of Mark Jacoby, Bess Morrison, Don Rey, Richard Koons, Hugh MacKay, Matt Michael, Amanda Baumler, Hannah Blair Butler, Jana Kucera, Glen Macken, Matt Tenorio, Cat Capolupo, Eileen Fowler-Sclafani, Heidi Haskell and…

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August 10, 2015

Corner Stone for Bannerman Residence

Thanks to Ken Masten for giving the Bannerman Castle Trust a replacement corner stone for the Bannerman residence.

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August 1, 2015

Stewart Air National Guard Volunteers on Bannerman Island

Yesterday three members of the Stewart Air National Guard joined our regular Wednesday volunteers working on island maintenance. They did a wonderful job trimming back the hedges on the island. We really appreciate their efforts on such a hot day.

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July 29, 2015

Volunteers from Columbia’s Preservation Alumni

On Saturday September 27, 2014 fifteen alumni from Columbia University’s Historic Preservation Program worked on Bannerman’s Island.  Below a group is clearing a hillside of brush to get it ready for the planting of wild flowers.

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September 28, 2014

I Love My Park Volunteers

Yesterday a group of volunteers participated in NYS’ I Love My Parks Day.  This group worked on Bannerman’s Island and made the trails and gardens on the island come back to life after the long winter we had. On behalf on the Bannerman Castle Trust I wish to thank each and everyone for their contribution…

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May 4, 2014