Events

Swimmable Water Weekend

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July 25, 2014 to July 27, 2014
Your favorite waterway
Last year, over 50 Waterkeeper Organizations participated in Swimmable Waters Weekend with over 30 events in 8 countries and reaching over 1 million people through social media. This year we hope to make an even BIGGER splash and are joining Waterkeeper in challenging friends, family and supporters to jump in their nearby waterway as part of a viral campaign. Learn More

Saugerties Farmers Market

July 26, 2014: 10:00AM to 2:00PM
115 Main St., Saugerties, NY map
Learn about your locally grown environmental group, Riverkeeper, as you shop the Saugerties farmers market. Learn More

West Harlem Tree Bed Stewardship and Water Quality Education with Trees New York

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July 26, 2014: 10:00AM to 12:00PM
West Harlem
Join Riverkeeper and Trees New York in caring for tree beds in West Harlem. We will be helping with stewardship projects mainly consisting of mulching existing beds and helping care for your urban canopy. Urban forests help reduce runoff into waterways by soaking up and holding water. Additionally, the canopy reduces urban heat island effect, helping keep summers cooler in the city! Specific time and location of this event will be shown at sign up website. Sign up for Tree Bed Stewardship: sign up Learn More

EcoFest

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August 10, 2014: 10:00AM to 2:00PM
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ECOFEST celebrates its 26th Anniversary this year. Launched as an environmental event where people would get information, get involved, find products, learn about services and be entertained by people who care about the environment, ECOFEST started as a visionary effort for a better world. 26 years later it is still going strong supporting environmental causes and issues. ECOFEST is a cultural and educational environmental festival, free to the public, that is organized and produced by the West Side Cultural Center in New York. In its 26 year track record, ECOFEST […] Learn More

Corn Festival

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August 10, 2014: 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Beacon Riverfront Park, Beacon Sloop Club map
The annual Corn Festival helps raise funds for the upkeep of the Beacon Sloop Club’s flagship, The Woody Guthrie, and for their sailing and educational programs. The Woody, a wooden replica of a gaff-rigged Hudson River ferry sloop, will be on hand for free sails on the Hudson during the festival. There will be live music. Come on down to get “Buck-an-Ear” corn. A great variety of local foods, crafts, and environmental booths. The Beacon Sloop Club is a non-profit, all-volunteer environmental action/education and sailing organization dedicated to cleaning up […] Learn More Event Website

Riverkeeper Staff Attorney Sean Dixon to Speak at ABA Annual Meeting

August 10, 2014: 2:30PM to 4:00PM
Hynes Convention Center, Room 101, Plaza Level map
Riverkeeper Staff Attorney Sean Dixon will speak about the risks of crude oil shipment by rail during the American Bar Association Annual Meeting 2014 in Boston. Learn More Register

Cold Spring Farmers Market

August 30, 2014: 8:30AM to 1:30PM
Boscobel House and Gardens 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY map
Stop by and say hello to Riverkeeper at the Cold Spring Farmers Market Aug. 30 – and take in one of the most beautiful views of the Hudson River, from the grounds of Boscobel House and Gardens. Learn More

Paddle for a Cure

September 6, 2014: 8:00AM to 4:00PM
Long Dock, Beacon map
The Hudson River Water Trail Association sponsors the Fourth Annual Paddle for a Cure on Saturday, September 6th. Kayaks, canoes, SUPs, rank beginners, and seasoned paddlers will follow an 9-mile current assisted course along a beautiful stretch of the Hudson River from the Long Dock in Beacon to Dockside Park in Cold Spring. This year’s paddle will be a ‘poker-paddle’ fundraiser where participants will pick up playing cards at five locations along the way, hoping to produce the best ‘poker’ hand. After the paddle, celebrate a fun and rewarding day […] Learn More

Croton Yacht Club Hudson River Day

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September 6, 2014: 11:00AM to 4:00PM
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The Croton Yacht Club will be sponsoring its annual “Hudson River Day” celebration on Saturday, September 6th from 11 AM – 4 PM at the Croton Yacht Club and Riverkeeper will be partaking in the day’s activities to discuss the vital importance of a healthy Hudson River. 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 will include a combination of presentations and hands […] Learn More

Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair (NYC)

September 7, 2014: 1:00PM to 6:00PM
Riverside Boulevard and 68th Street map
Enjoy county fair magic in Manhattan with carnival rides and games, live bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, reptile shows, greenmarket and more! Riverkeeper will have a booth at this event, and we need volunteers to help educate the public about threats to the Hudson River. Sign up here to join our team. Location 68th Street Entrance at Riverside Park South Riverside Boulevard and 68th Street Manhattan Learn More