Hudson River Day
Hudson River Day celebrates the history and ecology of the river, to cultivate future local environmental leaders and to promote, enhance and protect river related recreational resources.
There will be events and exhibits throughout the day targeting both children and adults.
Events and exhibits will include: a seining exhibition where local marine life will be captured, displayed and later released; viewing tanks where local marine life can be identified and observed; hands-on exhibits for children such as toy sailboat making, fossil making; sail boat rides, and local artist displays and sales.
Free sailboat rides, will be offered by Ferry Sloops aboard their 22-foot sloop-rigged Catboat the “Whimbrel” on a first come, first served basis.
There will also be a youth fishing clinic and contest sponsored by the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association and the Yacht Club. Volunteers will be present during the hours of 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and will provide fishing equipment and bait, free of charge. Fishing rod and reel combinations will also be awarded as prizes. All youths wishing to fish at the Yacht Club must be accompanied by an adult.
Food and beverages will be available including the best fish chowder on the Hudson. Admission is free so please come and join us in a fun filled, educational and family focused event you will surely enjoy. Environmental organizations, local craft vendors and artists are welcome. For more information, see: http://www.crotonyachtclub.org/