Clearwater on the Hudson. Photo by Dxede5x (CC 3.0)

 

For the first time in its history, there will be no Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival this year due to the costly renovation of the sloop.

The sloop is undergoing major hull restoration at a cost of $5,000 a day and all fundraising efforts are focused on paying for and completing the project. Organizers hope to bring back the festival in 2017.

Clearwater on the Hudson. Photo by WorldIslandInfo.com (CC 2.0)

 

WAMC: “The challenges are enormous. The competition and the challenges for sponsorship, I think, across the board and the entire sector has really been stressed,” says Coppinger. “It’s very difficult to get sponsors and it’s hard to maintain sponsors. Corporations are not in the business of giving money away.”

Pete Seeger. Photo by Anthony Pepitone (CC 3.0)

 

For more than a decade, the music and environmental festival has been held at Croton Point Park, along the Hudson River, in Westchester County. Pete Seeger, who died in January 2014, performed at many of the festivals. Other musicians who have taken to the stage include Taj Mahal, Dar Williams, Peter Yarrow, Arlo Guthrie and Suzanne Vega. Read more from WAMC here…

 

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

 

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