Friday, June 26, 2020

Wednesday Evenings at the Waterfront

This past Wednesday, when people gathered in riverfront park to salute the Apollonia and the Hudson River Maritime Museum's solar-powered boat Solaris as they passed by on their voyage from Albany to Kingston, was the prelude to a weekly event planned for this summer at Henry Hudson Riverfront Park.   

The schooner Apollonia, Operation Unite, and the Hudson Arts Coalition are teaming up to create Waterfront Wednesday, energizing riverfront park every Wednesday evening with offerings for the whole family. The announcement of the event explains:
The spacious and scenic Riverfront Park is large enough to allow for social distancing and comes equipped with waterfront activities, picnic tables, and public restrooms. Not only will Waterfront Wednesdays encourage healthful outdoor excursions by our city residents, but it will also provide non-profit organizations and local businesses a contactless delivery point. Interest in this project has been fast-growing and diverse. Participants range from non-profits such as Kuumba Dancers and Drummers and the Senior Center, to businesses, artists, and artisans who may not have their own shops or have been temporarily forced to close due to distancing measures. Visitors will also have access to community rates on rentals from Hudson Paddles and tours of the Hudson Athens Lighthouse. As the season progresses, and our region enters Phase IV, we also look forward to welcoming performances by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, a Loumingou Night performance by the Badila Sisters, and more. For current information on the Waterfront Wednesdays calendar, please visit

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