Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, June 18 & 19, 2011
Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
About Clearwater Generations:
The theme for this year’s Great Hudson River Revival, “Clearwater Generations,” is inspired by Pete Seeger’s vision and Clearwater’s mission – to inspire, educate, and activate the next generation of environmental leaders.
Over Father’s Day weekend (June 18 & 19) each day will culminate with “Generations” sets – classic Clearwater artists performing with their own next generations. These performances will feature Pete Seeger + Tao Seeger, Arlo Guthrie + Sarah Lee Guthrie, Peter Yarrow + Bethany Yarrow, Bernice Johnson Reagon + Toshi Reagon, John Sebastian + Ben Sebastian, Tom Chapin + Jen Chapin (Tom’s niece and Harry Chapin’s daughter), Jay Ungar + Ruthy Ungar Merenda, David Amram + the Amram kids and other special guests.
Tickets And Info:http://www.clearwaterfestival.org/
About the Clearwater
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit, member- supported corporation whose mission is to preserve and protect the Hudson River. In 1966, folk music legend and environmental activist Pete Seeger, in despair over the pollution of his beloved Hudson River, announced plans to “build a boat to save the river”. At the time, the Hudson was rank with raw sewage, toxic chemicals and oil pollution; fish had disappeared over many miles of its length. Seeger believed a majestic replica of the sloops that sailed the Hudson in the 18th and 19th centuries would bring people to the river, where they could experience its beauty and be moved to preserve it. Inspired by that vision, the 106-feet-long tall ship Clearwater was built and launched in 1969. The sloop was among the first vessels in the U.S. to conduct science-based environmental education aboard a sailing ship, virtually creating the template by which such programs are conducted around the world today