Clearwater Pumpkin Sail Is Back!

Sloop to Visit 6 River Cities in October

Clearwater is excited to announce the return of Pumpkin Sail to the Hudson Valley with dockside events taking place through the month of October. The public is invited to join Clearwater at several Hudson River waterfronts for a celebration of harvest time and a tribute to the river communities that includes food, music, history, storytelling, Hudson River wildlife and pumpkin related activities.

The sloop Clearwater will be docked at each Pumpkin Sail venue offering deck tours and dockside programs for the community, free of charge.

Public Sails are available in the afternoons during Pumpkin Sail. Onboard the sloop Clearwater, participants can join in raising the sail, learn about Hudson River life and history, and enjoy music provided by the crew. Public Sails last 2 hours and are $35 for members, $50 for non-members, and $15 for children 12 and under. Visit www.clearwater.org  for sail information and to make your reservation for a Public Sail.

Our Hudson’s Barge Tour 2011 will launch its traveling exhibition scheduled to tour the Hudson Valley this fall visiting several Hudson rivertowns. Pennsylvania Railroad Barge # 399, an artifact of a lost industrial era, has been remade as a floating town hall, exhibition space, and movie theater. The public is invited to tour the barge exhibition to see how citizens of the Hudson Valley envision restoring economic vitality to our riverfront towns, while improving the health of the river and protecting our valley’s world-renowned scenic beauty. To view the entire Pennsy 399 schedule, please visit http://media.ourhudson.org/barge-tour-schedule/

Clearwater is proud to support Our Hudson’s Barge Tour 2011 and will welcome the barge Pennsy 399 at two of the Pumpkin Sail venues – on October 2 in Poughkeepsie, NY, and on October 10 in Hudson, NY.

Clearwater’s Pumpkin Sail Schedule

Sunday, 10/02/2011: Poughkeepsie
Festival: 11:00-3:30
Public Sail: 4:00-6:00   Click here to book this sail
In conjunction with Kids Expo  
Music by Rich Hines and the Hillbilly Drifters and Lawson
 
Saturday, 10/08/2011: Rensselear
Festival: 11:00-3:30
Public Sail: 4:00-6:00   Click here to book this sail
Music by 2Lonesome, Bill Ackerbauer,  Rick Nestler, Rik Palieri, and Terri Roben
 
Monday, 10/10/2011: Hudson
Festival: 11:00-3:30
Public Sail: 4:00-6:00   Click here to book this sail

Music by Ellia Bisker, Lydia Adams Davis, and Linda Richards
 
Saturday, 10/15/2011: Kingston
Festival: 1:30-5:00
Public Sail: 2:00-4:00   Click here to book this sail
Music by Betty and the Baby Boomers and Rick Nestler
 
Sunday, 10/16/2011: Beacon
Beacon Sloop Club’s Pumpkin Festival: 12:00-6:00 
Public Sail: 4:00-6:00   Click here to book this sail
Music by talented performers yet to be announced 
     
Saturday, 10/22/2011: West Harlem Piers Park, NYC
Festival: 11:00-3:30
Public Sail: 4:00-6:00   Click here to book this sail 
Music provided by the talented crew of the sloop Clearwater

For more information about Clearwater’s Pumpkin Sail, please contact Linda Richards at Events@clearwater.org, or call 845-265-8080 x 7105.

For more information about the Pennsy 399 events, please contact Helena Andreyko at Helena@hudsonriver.org , or call 212-924-8290.

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