The proceeds from the concert will support the final stages of the restoration of the historic Hudson River "raceabout" Eleanor. Built in 1903, Eleanor has been restored and newly outfitted over the past eight years by an all volunteer crew. Now the sloop is almost ready to return to the Hudson River. Once back in the water, Eleanor will serve as a waterborne classroom, providing guided, hands-on experiences for people of all ages to access the Hudson River, to witness the beauty of the river's shores from the intimacy of Eleanor's cockpit, and to learn how to sail.
On Saturday, May 4, the doors of Club Helsinki will open at 6 p.m. The evening's entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. with a program of Hudson River Sailing Lore and Tales of the Sea, followed at 9 p.m. by the main event: Rosanne Cash, accompanied on guitar by her husband and co-writer/producer/arranger, John Leventhal.
For more information about the event and the Eleanor restoration project, click here. To purchase tickets to the benefit concert, click here.
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