The Beacon Sloop Club
Protecting the Hudson through
environmental advocacy.
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Strawberry Festival
June 9, The BSC Annual Strawberry Festival
At Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park from 12-5 pm

On Sunday, June 09, 2019 the Beacon Sloop Club will hold its annual Strawberry Festival at Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park from 12-5 pm. This favorite local event is free to the public and features two music stages, strawberry shortcake and other treats, educational displays and children's activities, and dozens of food and craft vendors.

At the center of the festival is the Strawberry Tent, where fresh made strawberry shortcakes, as well as strawberry smoothies are available for purchase. Along the perimeter of the picnic grounds dozens of craft vendors sell handmade goods and food vendors offer a variety of lunch options. Along with many free children's activities there is an environmental education tent with displays and speakers on subjects concerning the Hudson River, pollution, and other environmental issues. There will also be booths from local civic groups,and non-profit organizations.

Two solar-powered music stages offer live music performances throughout the day. As festival goers enjoy the scenic setting of Riverfront Park on the Hudson River's shores, those who are interested in experiencing the River first hand will be able to sign up for a free sail on the Sloop Woody Guthrie. There will be 5 sails weather permitting. And, sign up is available in person at the sloop tent starting at noon.

The Strawberry Festival is one of three annual festivals put on by the Beacon Sloop Club, which was founded in 1969 as a local affiliate of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. It is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the Hudson River and strengthening the connections between the public and the river, and is entirely run by volunteers. Those interested in volunteering at the festivals and joining the organization can learn more at the membership tent at the festival or online at Info: 845 463-4660.

We are still accepting craft and food vendors, and volunteers.
Strawberry Fest performers:

Bindlestick Bill
The Cabos
The Costellos
Judith Tulloch Band
Lydia Adams Davis
Bob Killian
The Offshoots
Mike Rauchwerk
Noga and Phoebe
The Parallel Fifths
Susan Wright and Friends
The Trouble Sisters
Peter Yarrow
Beacon Poet Laureate Peter Ullian will start it all off with an original poem he created to commemorate the festival.

Strawberry Festival
NEW at Strawberry Festival 2019 - Strawberry Jam Contest!!

Rules and Regulations
1. Anyone can enter. The strawberry jam must be homemade from scratch.
2. Prize for first place is $25.
3. To enter, bring your strawberry jam to the Contest Tent before 2PM, along with a card with your name, phone number, and recipe. Besides the name of your recipe, please include the ingredients used. Attach the card to the jar. If you would like your jar returned, please note that on the card.
4. The judging will start about 2:15 and consider such aspects as taste, appearance, and texture.
5. Winners will be announced from the tent at 3:00.

Good luck !!

Learn to Sail
Learn the basics of sailing in a classroom situation and potentially become a member of the crew on the "Woody Guthrie", historic wooden replica of a gaff-rigged Hudson River Sloop.

Class meets once a week on Wednesday evenings, beginning April 10th and finishing on May 29th. Classes run from 7-9PM and the total cost is $50 (includes a textbook for you to keep 8 sessions). All classes will be held at the Beacon Sloop Club, 2 Flynn Drive, a wooden shingled building at the rivers edge across from the Beacon train station. (8 Weds. Apr. 10 Apr. 17, Apr. 24, May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22, May 29). Info: 201-259-9634,

Apr. 10 Introduction
Apr. 17 Upwind Sailing
Apr. 24 Downwind Sailing
May 1 Anchoring, Mooring and Docking
May 8 Rules of the Road, Aids to Navigation and Charts
May 15 Safety and Emergency
May 22 Weather, Tides and Currents
May 29 Overall Review

Clearwater - Call for volunteers
The Great Hudson River Revival is produced by the nonprofit, member-supported, environmental organization Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. All proceeds go directly to support Clearwater's environmental research, education and advocacy efforts to help preserve and protect the Hudson River and its tributaries, as well as communities in the river valley.

Clearwater is seeking nearly 900 volunteers to work at the Festival this year; go to and sign up today!

The 2019 Clearwater Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16 at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, NY.