Events

Riverkeeper at Kayak4Meso (Capital District)

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September 6, 2014: 7:30AM to 4:00PM
Launch: Admirals Marina (Stillwater NY) Festivities: Halfmoon Lighthouse Park (Halfmoon NY) map
This is the 4th annual Kayaking 4 Meso. This year, the Town of Halfmoon will be hosting the event at their new park. Riverkeeper is encouraging members to support this event. Additionally, Riverkeeper has been asked to set up an education and outreach table, we need volunteers to help make our table a reality. Please contact outreach@riverkeeper.org if you are interested or sign up here. Event Details from the Organizer We will be kayaking down the Hudson River from Admiral’s Marina in Stillwater, NY, thru Mechanicville and ending at the […] Learn More RSVP

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 Buy Tickets

Croton Yacht Club Hudson River Day

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September 6, 2014: 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Croton Yacht Club, Croton-On-Hudson, NY map
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

Feed Your River: Park Slope Farmers Market

September 7, 2014: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Park Slope- 4th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn map
Please come visit us and our friends at Down to Earth Markets at the Park Slope Farmers Market! Riverkeeper and Down to Earth Markets are teaming up this summer and fall to present the Feed Your River Series, a partnership between neighbors to promote local food and the importance of clean water. Did you know that over 100,000 New Yorkers get their drinking water directly from the Hudson River? Another 8 million New Yorkers depend on the good health of the Catskills for their drinking water supply. Riverkeeper will have […] Learn More Volunteer

Feed Your River: McGolrick Park Farmers Market

September 7, 2014: 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Center of McGoldrick Park, near Shelter Pavilion, Brooklyn map
Please come visit us and our friends at Down to Earth Markets at the McGolrick Park Farmers Market in Brooklyn, NY! Riverkeeper and Down to Earth Markets are teaming up this summer and fall to present the Feed Your River Series, a partnership between neighbors to promote local food and the importance of clean water. Did you know that over 100,000 New Yorkers get their drinking water directly from the Hudson River? Another 8 million New Yorkers depend on the good health of the Catskills for their drinking water supply. […] 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

SeaChange Flotilla Landing: Stopping Crude Oil on the Hudson with Riverkeeper and 350.org

September 7, 2014: 5:00PM to 8:30PM
Newburgh Rowing Club map
Please join Riverkeeper, 350.org, Seachange, and “The Node” for a community presentation and meeting on Global Partner’s proposed tar sands oil heating facility in New Winsdor/Newburgh. Bring a dish for potluck! Program Description We will welcome the Seachange: We All Live Downstream Climate Justice Flotilla. Activists from 350.org and Mare Liberum are canoeing down the Hudson from Troy to the People’s Climate March in Manhattan on Sept. 21st stopping at Ports of Call along the way. Riverkeeper is partnering with the flotilla to catalyze action about the dual threat to […] Learn More Facebook Group

The Long Term Plan to Improve the Health of the Hutchinson River

September 9, 2014: 6:00PM to 8:00PM
177 Dreiser Loop, 2 nd Floor Auditorium B, Bronx, NY map
The NYC Department of Environmental Protection will present information about its Long Term Control Plan to reduce combine sewage overflows into the Hutchinson River. This is an important opportunity for the public to learn about, and provide input about the plan, and whether or not it supports the recreational uses of the river that the public desires. To RSVP, email ltcp@dep.nyc.gov or call (718) 595-5565. For background on the effort, read this The Hutchinson River: More than a Parkway. Learn More

SeaChange 2014: Paper Boat Flotilla at Ossining Boat and Canoe Club (OBCC)

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September 11, 2014: 4:00PM to 10:00PM
Ossining Boat and Canoe Club map
SeaChange: We All Live Downstream: IS A PARTICIPATORY VOYAGE DOWN THE HUDSON RIVER IN SMALL BOATS MADE OF PAPER – INITIATED BY BROOKLYN-BASED BOATBUILDING COLLECTIVE MARE LIBERUM AND GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVISTS 350.ORG. Riverkeeper’s Dan Shapley will greet the flotilla and friends at the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club (OBCC) Ossining Waterfront to deliver a short talk about our water quality program and the threat of crude oil transport down the Hudson. Introductory remarks will be made by Pamela Boyce Simms of Mid-Atlantic Transition Hub. Please join us for this […] Learn More RSVP

North Cove Wildlife Sanctuary Cleanup

September 13, 2014: 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Inwood's North Cove, Manhattan map
Riverkeeper is encouraging our supporters to join partner organizations: Conservancy North and the Manhattan Wetlands & Wildlife Association for a cleanup of Inwood’s North Cove Wildlife Sanctuary Cleanup. Riverkeeper volunteers have participated in cleanups of the area in previous Riverkeeper Sweeps and encourage the continue stewardship of this and all riverside areas. EPA award winner Jim “Birdmand” Cataldi will be giving a talk about biodiversity to attendees. It is requested that volunteers arrive slightly before the 10am start time. Food is provided for volunteers. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants and […] Learn More