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Hudson River Day at the Croton Yacht Club

September 7, 2019: 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Croton Yacht Club, 6 Elliot Way, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520 map

The Croton Yacht Club will be sponsoring its annual “Hudson River Day” celebration on Saturday,  September 7th, from 11 AM – 4 PM at the Croton Yacht Club located at 6 Elliott 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.

There will be events and exhibits throughout the day targeting both children and adults, focusing on the history and ecology of the river, including a seining exhibition; hands-on exhibits for children such as toy sailboat making, fossil making; sailboat rides, and local artist displays and sales. Also, educational seminars will be conducted by NYSDEC Fisheries Biologist, Amanda Higgs on the Hudson River Sturgeon and Riverkeeper’s Nicholas Mitch who will speak about the ecological impact of the controversial proposal to build storm-surge barriers at the mouth of the Hudson River.

Free sailboat rides, will be offered by Ferry Sloops aboard their 22’ sloop-rigged  Catboat the “Whimbrel” on a first-come-first-served basis. The sails will depart at 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM and 3PM. Guests can sign up at the Ferry Sloops table in the tent beginning at 10:00AM for any of the day's scheduled sail times. Limit of 4 passengers per sail. Passenger age requirement: must be at least 12 years old, under 18 years old must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian.

There will also be a youth fishing clinic and contest sponsored by the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association and the Yacht Club. Volunteers will be present during the hours of 11:30 PM and 3:30 PM and provide the use of fishing equipment and bait, free of charge. Fishing rod and reel combinations will also be awarded as prizes. All youths wishing to fish at the Yacht Club must be accompanied by an adult.

For additional information please contact Dennis Kooney at [email protected] or call 914-271-6384.

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