Arm-of-the-Sea Theater will offer a dramatic telling of the epic story of New York City’s water supply, called “City that Drinks the Mountain Sky,” using the medium of puppet theater, at Van Cortlandt Manor’s River Day, an event devoted to the history and ecology of the area’s watershed.
Also, Kayak Hudson will be performing kayak demonstrations during this celebration of the environment, allowing experienced kayakers to test drive new models while beginning kayakers can get their feet wet learning the sport.
Other activities planned include fishing using 18th-century-style poles and games that teach children about water and river ecology. Rocking the Boat, a non-profit youth development organization in The Bronx, will be demonstrating the wooden boats they create by hand.
A number of regional educational organizations and environmental advocacy groups are bringing hands-on educational activities to River Day, including the Hudson River Museum, the Hudson River Estuary Program, Croton Point Nature Center, Hudson River Water Trail Association, and author Chris Tompkins.
Admission to River Day is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors; $6 for children 5-17; and free for children under 5 and Historic Hudson Valley members. For information, please call 914-271-8981or visit www.hudsonvalley.org.