Clearwater and Hudson River Maritime Museum Partner to Celebrate Hudson River Day 2012

Featuring Kingston Home Port and Education Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

The public is invited to the Kingston Waterfront for a spectacular Hudson River Day 2012 event, Saturday, July 21, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, featuring a dockside celebration with great music, children’s activities, boats, exhibits and more! A highlight of the day 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, built in partnership with the Hudson River Maritime Museum. The Hudson River Maritime Museum itself will be open Saturday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  Discounted admission fees apply.  The day will feature lighthouse tours and sails on the sloop Clearwater, and live music, brought to you by Clearwater with local musicians who will entertain and delight audiences with old timey music, music of the river, originals and cover songs. This year’s “Clothesline Art Show” will be on display near the museum’s 1898 tug Mathilda; the theme this year will be “Animals Aboard – from ships’ cats to fishing birds to water rescue dogs”.  Entries will be accepted until July 17; for more information contact 845.338.0071, ext. 16.

WHATHudson River Day 2012 Celebration and the official Groundbreaking Ceremony for the much anticipated Kingston Home Port and Education Center, the sloop Clearwater’s winter home port, built in partnership with the Hudson River  Maritime Museum.       

WHO: The community is invited for a dockside celebration with live music, children’s activities, boats, exhibits and more!

WHEN: Saturday, July 21, all day; Kingston Home Port and Education Center groundbreaking at 12:30 PM

WHERE: Hudson River Maritime Museum and the historic Rondout waterfront located in downtown Kingston.

WHY: To celebrate the Hudson River and its tributaries, the vibrant and diverse communities of the Hudson Valley region, and to join in the official ground breaking ceremony for the Kingston Home Port and Education Center 

COSTS:  Discounted admission fees apply to tour the Museum:  Adults – $5; Seniors (62+) and children age 5-18) – $3; Family (2 adults and up to 5 children) – $15; HRMM members free.

FREE ADMISSION to the Museum’s courtyard, informational booths, musical performances, deck tours and children’s activities unless otherwise noted.

Fees will be posted as they apply.

Both the Rondout and Esopus-Meadows Lighthouses charge fees. 

Schedule of events follows…

SATURDAY, JULY 21 – HUDSON RIVER DAY SCHEDULE:

10:00 AM — Special Hudson River Day guided tour of the Rondout Lighthouse aboard the M/V Lark, departing from the HRMM docks.  For info and reservations, call 1.800.843.7472 or visit www.hrwatertaxi.com

11:00 AM — Hudson River Day 2012 dockside events begin at the Hudson River Maritime Museum with booths, boats, children’s activities & art show and more!  

  • Live music, brought to you by Clearwater throughout the day with local musicians who will entertain and delight with old timey music, music of the river, originals and cover songs. Clearwater’s own Power of Song apprentices will perform their special form of “cause music”.
  • This year’s youth “Clothesline Art Show” will be on display near the 1898 tug Mathilda; the theme this year will be “Animals Aboard – from ships’ cats to fishing birds to water rescue dogs”.
  • The sloop Clearwater will be docked at the waterfront Saturday and Sunday and will be offering deck tours during the day. Public Sails are available on both Saturday and Sunday.
  • Other vessels joining the celebration include the OurHudson barge, Pennsylvania Railroad Barge 399, or “Pennsy 399”; Seahorse, a two-man submarine; the tugs Urger, Gowanus Bay, Cornell and Hestia; and the authentic steamboat Mary Theodora.

11:30 AM — Special Hudson River Day guided tour of the Rondout Lighthouse aboard the M/V Lark, departing from the HRMM docks.  For info and reservations, call 1.800.843.7472 or visit www.hrwatertaxi.com

12:30 PM — Kingston Home Port and Education Center Groundbreaking Ceremony taking place at the Hudson River Maritime Museum courtyard.

1:00 PM — Special Hudson River Day guided tour of the Esopus-Meadows Lighthouse aboard the M/V Lark, departing from the HRMM docks.  For info and reservations, call 845.848.3669 or e-mail esopuslighthouse@gmail.com.

6:00-8:00 PM — Clearwater Public Sail: Clearwater Sunset Sail and Music Jam Passengers are invited to bring musical instruments and join in pick up jam onboard Clearwater.

SUNDAY, JULY 22 – Kingston, NY:
3:30 PM — Rondout Waterfront; Past, Present, and Future Includes pre-sail gallery tour of Hudson River Maritime Museum exhibition “The Face of  Work TODAY in the Hudson Valley” presented by HRMM exhibition co-curators Russell and Allynne Lange

5:00-7:00 PM — Clearwater Public Sail:  onboard informal presentation about tourism in the Hudson Valley by Lisa Berger, Director of Marketing and Group Sales, Ulster County Tourism.

To register for a Clearwater Public Sail Adventure, contact Catherine Stankowski, Sail Program Manager, 845 265-8080, ext 7107, Sched@Clearwater.org. Sail tickets may also be purchased by clicking here.

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and the Hudson River Maritime Museum are proud to partner to present this Hudson River Day Celebration. Hudson River Day 2012 is sponsored by the Hudson River Valley Greenway and the NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program as a collaborative event to celebrate the river. Hudson River Day 2012 partners include Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Hudson River Maritime Museum, Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, Hudson River Boat and Yacht Club, and Great Hudson River Swim Committee. If you are interested in being listed as a Hudson River Day partner, please email info@hudsonriverdayny.org for more information or visit the Hudson River Day 2012 website at www.hudsonriverdayny.org/Home.aspx or contact: Candi Sterling at cmsterli@gw.dec.state.ny.us , 845-256-3016.

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