The 2017 Clearwater Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18 at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, NY. Festival gates open to attendees at 9AM.
Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival (aka “the Clearwater Festival” or “Revival”) features seven sustainably powered stages with diverse music, dance, storytelling and family-oriented programming as well as a juried Handcrafters’ Village, the Green Living Expo, the Working Waterfront with small boat exhibits and rides, the Artisanal Food & Farm Market, environmental education displays and exhibits, and the Circle of Song where audience participation is the focus. The festival is wheelchair accessible and stage programming is staffed with American Sign Language interpreters.
Inspired by Pete Seeger’s desire to clean up the river over forty years ago,Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival initially helped raise the funds to build the sloop Clearwater, which has since become a world-renowned floating classroom and a symbol of effective grassroots action. Today, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. is a non-profit organization that sails at the forefront of the nation’s environmental challenges. The revenue raised by theRevival goes to support Clearwater’s numerous educational programs and its work toward environmental and social justice—as well as keeping the sloop Clearwater afloat.
A Meditative Journey: Clear-Seeing on the Sloop Clearwater
Set your mind a sail as we transform the Hudson Sloop Clearwater – a floating national historical landmark – into a vessel of meditative wisdom.
Aboard the ship, a simple mindfulness meditation workshop will be offered to you: creating the space to cleanse, balance and reconnect with your true self upon the sacred Hudson River – “the river that flows two ways.”
You will experience an authentic tall-ship sail as we initially join an “all hands to the halyards” to help hoist the sails. Then we begin our meditation with the Clearwater tradition of a moment of silence and reflection. After meditation, our captain will steer us throughout this truly majestic environment and indulge in its kindred connection to our understanding of the power of nature and it’s soothing effect on the mind. Continue to relax and enjoy the sail as we mingle and indulge in tasty snacks, light beverages, wine and healing fresh air.
A Meditative Journey is instructed by Jennifer Llewellyn, Director of Majestic Hudson Retreats. www.majestichudson.com
16 years and older.
Join us for a water ceremony on the edge of our beautiful Hudson River. Originally known as Mohicanituck, “the river that runs both ways,” this river brings life to the plants, animals, and humans. Below is a photo of our Water Ceremony in January.
Native Americans will lead us in song and prayer for the waters.
This Water Ceremony is open to everyone. It is organized by Neetopk Keetopk (“Your Friends, My Friends” in Algonquin).
The sail will follow with special guests and musicians from the ceremony. Tickets are required to sail.
Buy tickets: http://www.clearwater.org/come-sailing/public-sail-schedule/