2006-06-16 / Community

Great Hudson River Revival Event

The Clearwater Festival, part of the Great Hudson River Revival, featuring folk great and activist Pete Seeger, will take place over June 17 and June 18 from 10 a.m. to dusk at Croton Point Park, Crotonon Hudson, Westchester County.

The festival, a joint project of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. and Westchester County, will also feature musical acts on six stages, including Janis Ian, Michelle Shocked, John Gorka, Holly Near, Lucy Kaplanksy, Black 47, and more.

Festival-goers will also have a chance to have a two-hour sail on historic tall ships, such as a 19th century river sloop, the Sloop Clearwater, and a rigged schooner, the Mystic Whaler. To book passage on the ships, call 1-800-67SLOOP, extension 107.

Started more than 35 years ago by Seeger, the festival has gained momentum over the years, growing into the country's largest annual environmental celebration that attracts as many as 15,000 people to the shores of the Hudson River. The event is produced to raise funds and environmental consciousness, and all proceeds directly support Clearwater's research, education and environmental advocacy to help protect and preserve the Hudson River.

The festival also offers food, crafts, and other activities, including storytelling, jugglers and clowns, ethnic and traditional music and dance, and environmentally themed displays. To order tickets, call 1-800-67SLOOP, (845) 454-7673, or visit their website at www. clearwater.org/festival.

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