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Barn Dancin’ on the Rondout

  |   April 3, 2013  |  Comment

Barn Dancin’ on the Rondout April 14
Clearwater, Hudson River Maritime Museum Partner to Host Joint Fundraiser Featuring Contra Dance and Salsa Latin Fusion

The community is invited to the Rondout waterfront for a very special evening of celebration and to enjoy Contra Dance music by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason called by Peter Blue, followed by Salsa Latin Fusion with Victor Pierre (aka Papa Salsa).  The event, Barn Dancin’ on the Rondout, will take place on Sunday, April 14 from 5:30 – 8:45 PM at the new Kingston Home Port and Education Center located at 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY .

Clearwater and the Hudson River Maritime Museum will herald the return of spring on the Hudson River with this fundraiser, the first joint program held by the partnering organizations at the long-anticipated building. The sloop Clearwater has spent her first winter at the new home port this year, where she has undergone major restoration work.

WHAT
:  Barn Dancin’ on the Rondout, a joint fundraiser for the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

WHO:  The community is invited to this celebration with Contra Dance music by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason and called by Peter Blue, followed by Salsa Latin Fusion with Victor Pierre (aka Papa Salsa)

WHEN: Sunday, April 14, 5:30 – 8:45 PM

WHERE: Kingston Home Port and Education Center on the Rondout, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY; the sloop Clearwater’s winter home port, built in partnership with the Hudson River Maritime Museum

RESERVATIONS: Advance Reservations are $20 and can be made at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BarnDanceKingston. Price at the door is $25.Children under 12 get in free. All monies will be collected at the door.

For more information, contact Linda Richards at  Clearwater, 845 265-8080, x7105[email protected]; or Lana Chassman at the HRMM, 845 338-0071, x15, [email protected].

About Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Inspiring, educating  and activating millions of people for over 45 years, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has been at the forefront of the environmental movement as champion of the Hudson River, working to pass landmark legislation like the Clean Water Act, providing innovative educational programs, environmental advocacy, and musical celebrations, including the renowned annual Clearwater Festival.  The organization was founded by music legend and environmental activist Pete Seeger in 1966. The iconic sloop Clearwater was launched in 1969 and is a majestic replica of the sloops that sailed the Hudson in the 18th and 19th centuries. To date, more than half a million people have experienced their first real look at an estuary’s ecosystem aboard the vessel.  The organization’s strong connection to youth, environmental education, and its agenda to create the next generation of environmental leaders are all part of building and strengthening a Green Cities Initiative for a green economy and a more inclusive and diverse environmental movement. Utilizing the greatest natural resource in the region, the Hudson River, Clearwater has become the grassroots model for producing positive changes to protect our planet. For more information, visit www.clearwater.org. Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt nonprofit, member-supported corporation whose mission is to preserve and protect the Hudson River, its tributaries and related bodies of water.
About Hudson River Maritime Museum:

The Hudson River Maritime Museum was founded by steamboat and tugboat aficionados, as well as local citizens who wanted to preserve the shipping history of the Hudson River and its tributaries.  Kingston’s prime role as the most important port between Albany and New York in the 19th century made it the logical place to establish a maritime museum. Since it began operations in 1980, the Hudson River Maritime Museum has been a leading maritime museum on the Hudson River, with its vast museum collection of maritime artifacts and excellent education programs for adults and school age children. Currently open May through early November, the Museum hosts thousands of visitors each year, offering permanent exhibits, an archival library, special topical exhibitions, an adult lecture series, waterfront programs, school and group tours, special events, and access to visiting maritime heritage and replica vessels. The museum, with its 400 feet of dock and deep water facilities, provides services to kayakers, rowing teams, sea scouts, transient boaters, tall ships and cruise vessels.

Since it began operations in 1980, the Hudson River Maritime Museum continues as the leading maritime museum on the Hudson River, with its vast museum collection of maritime artifacts and excellent education programs for adults and school age children. Currently open May through November 4, the Museum hosts thousands of visitors each year, offering permanent exhibits, an archival library, special topical exhibitions, an adult lecture series, waterfront programs, school and group tours, special events, and access to visiting maritime heritage and replica vessels. The museum, with its 400 feet of dock and deep water facilities, provides services to kayakers, rowing teams, sea scouts, transient boaters, tall ships and cruise vessels.

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