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2nd Annual 'Hudson River Day' Set for Saturday

September 8, 2010

The Croton Yacht Club will be sponsoring its second annual “Hudson River Day” celebration on Saturday, September 11th from 11 AM - 4 PM at the Croton Yacht Club located at 6 Elliot Way in Croton-on-Hudson.

The mission of the event is to promote interest in the history and ecology of the river, to cultivate future local environmental leaders and to promote, enhance and protect river related recreational resources.

The event features a combination of presentations and hands on exhibits throughout the day targeting both children and adults, focusing on the history and ecology of the river. Presentations shall address river history, river ecology, environmental and conservation movements and an “armchair excursion” along the Hudson.

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; exhibits on local Native American culture, colonial life, the Osborne Boat manufacturing industry and current marine research; hands on exhibits for children such as toy sailboat making, fossil making and fish printing; sail boat rides; local artist displays and sales.

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.

For additional information please contact Dennis Kooney at dennis@kooney.com.



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