Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Still Rocking on the River

Four hundred years ago Henry Hudson explored our great river. Forty years ago the Clearwater sloop launched it's environmental mission. And Pete Seeger, the founder of the Clearwater Hudson River Revival Festival, is celebrating his 90th birthday. All of which adds up to three good reasons to rock on. This year's two-day music extravaganza at Croton Point Park features a huge number of performers, including Arlo Guthrie, Taj Mahal, Pete Seeger, and Susan Tedeschi. In addition to the music and a variety of other land-based festivities, participants can take cruises on the Clearwater sloop and the Mystic Whaler. According to the article in Sunday's New York Times, all proceeds from the festival go directly to the Clearwater organization, which runs a number of programs aimed at promoting sustainable living and a greener environment. The fun runs all day Saturday and Sunday. Clearwater Festival

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