8 Candlelight Vigils for a Cleaner Hudson

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From Saratoga County south to New York City, residents of eight municipalities along the length of the Hudson River will light candles at vigils next Thursday, July 23rd, as part of our call for General Electric to keep its PCB cleanup going past the end of the year. Will you join us to light a candle?

The Candlelight for a Cleaner Hudson events will begin on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at eight locations all along the river’s shores. We’re inviting everyone who cares about the Hudson and its importance to waterfront communities and economies to participate. In other words, you and your family and friends!

Here is a full list of candlelight vigil locations and contact information. All vigils are on Thursday, July 23and start at 7:30 p.m. (You can sign up officially at the event section of the Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson page on Facebook.) See you there!

BEACON (Dutchess County)
Sponsored by City of Beacon/Scenic Hudson (Beacon Riverfest concert starts at 6 p.m.)
Location: Long Dock Park, Long Dock Rd, Beacon, NY 12508
Contact: Jake Salt, 415-378-1658, jsalt@scenichudson.org

COEYMANS (Albany County)
Sponsored by Coeymans Neighborhood Association
Location: Coeymans Landing between Westerlo and Dock Street, Coeymans, NY 12143
Contact: Barbara Heinzen, 646-238-7089, barbara@barbaraheinzen.com

KINGSTON (Ulster County)
Sponsored by Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Location: Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing at foot of Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401
Contact: Kyle Downey, 845-803-6862, kdowney@skidmore.edu

MECHANICVILLE (Saratoga County)
Sponsored by City of Mechanicville/Scenic Hudson
Location: Mechanicville City Dock at Terminal Street, Mechanicville, NY 12118
Contact Jake Salt, 415-378-1658, jsalt@scenichudson.org

NEWBURGH (Orange County)
Sponsored by City of Newburgh/Scenic Hudson (live music and food)
Location: Unico Park at the waterfront, Front Street b/t 3rd & 4th Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
Contact Jake Salt, 415-378-1658, jsalt@scenichudson.org

Sponsored by NYC Friends of Clearwater
Location: Pier 63 between 22nd and 23rd Streets, at Hudson River, NY 10001
Contact: John Breitbart, 917-612-9353, johnbnycfc@yahoo.com

OSSINING (Westchester County)
Sponsored by Riverkeeper
Location: Louis Engel Waterfront Park, Westerly Rd, Ossining, NY 10562
Contact: Suzie Ross, 914-588-6100, suzie.e.ross@gmail.com and Emma Lagle, 914-355-0874,elagle00@gmail.com

SCHUYLERVILLE (Saratoga County)
Sponsored by Village of Schulyerville/Scenic Hudson
Location: Fort Hardy Park, Off of Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY 12871
Contact: Jake Salt, 415-378-1658,


Tell GE and our state and federal leaders to finish the job and restore the legacy of a cleaner Hudson River for future generations. Sign our online petition, volunteer and speak out!

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