Clearwater and HRMM Partner for “Hudson River Day” on July 21, 2012
Hudson River Day” is a special day designated to collectively celebrate the Hudson River and its tributaries along with the vibrant and diverse communities of the Hudson Valley region.
Come down to the historic Rondout waterfront in downtown Kingston for our own “Hudson River Day” event, Saturday, July 21, from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Both the Rondout and the Esopus-Meadows Lighthouses will be offering guided tours.
Rondout will be at 10:00 and 11:30 am; Esopus-Meadows will be at 1:00 pm. Fees and reservations apply for each.
12:30 Official Groundbreaking:
The highlight of Saturday’s celebration will be the official groundbreaking ceremony at 12:30 pm for the much anticipated “Kingston Home Port and Education Center” which will serve as the winter home for the sloop Clearwater. It is built in partnership with the museum on the grounds of the Hudson River Maritime Museum.
The museum is offering “discounted admission” to tour the exhibits. Free admission is offered to the museum’s courtyard, informational booths, musical performances, deck tours, and children’s art show and activities unless otherwise noted. Charges for other activities, such as tours of the Rondout and Esopus-Meadows lighthouses; photo booth; model boat building; and food vendors, will be posted.
Clearwater Public Sail: Clearwater Sunset Sail and Music Jam:
6:00 – 8:00 pm – Passengers are invited to bring musical instruments and join in a pick up jam aboard Clearwater. For registration and tickets, contact Catherine Stankowski, 845.265.8080, ext. 7107, Sched@Clearwater.org or to register online click here.
Related activities continue on Sunday, July 22
Tour “The Face of Work TODAY in the Hudson Valley” exhibit, sponsored by Ulster Savings Bank, with the co-curators, Russell and Allynne Lange at 3:30 pm; then from5:00 – 7:00 pm, take a public sail on the Clearwater and listen to a lively onboard presentation by Lisa Berger, Ulster County Tourism, about the impact of cultural tourism in Ulster County and New York State. For registration and tickets, contact Catherine Stankowski, 845.265.8080, ext. 7107, Sched@Clearwater.org or to register online click here.
Clam & Jam! Fundraiser on the Pennsy 399 Barge
Join with the Pennsy Barge Collective for their 2nd “Clam & Jam” Fundraiser from 5:00 – 8:00 pm featuring “clams and beer for your belly and music for your soul”. The Ivory Brothers Band will provide the rhythm. Keegan Ales beer will sell for $5; $10 will get you clams, corn and potatoes. For more info about the historic covered railroad barge and its restoration efforts, visit www.pennsy399.org.
For more information about “Hudson River Day”, please visit www.hrmm.org and click on “Upcoming Events”.