If it's June in the Hudson Valley then the Beacon Sloop Club's Strawberry Festival must be just around the corner. Start the summer season off with us at Beacon's beloved local festival on June 9, 2013 12 noon—5pm at the Riverfront Park in Beacon.
The first and largest of three annual waterfront festivals held by the BSC, the Strawberry Festival helps raise funds for the upkeep of the organization's flagship, The Woody Guthrie, and for their sailing and educational programs. Strawberry treats that will be available include sublime strawberry shortcake that is baked on-site, as well as smoothies and hand-dipped chocolate-covered berries. Several local vendors will be set up selling a variety of food and crafts. There will be live music throughout (traditionally including an appearance by one of BSC's founders, Pete Seeger) and many educational and environmental booths. And of course the Woody, a wooden replica of a gaff-rigged Hudson River ferry sloop, will be on hand for free sails on the Hudson during the festival.
Sunday, June 9th, 12 noon—5pm (rain or shine) at the Riverfront Park in Beacon (on the waterfront very near the train station).
Stay tuned for the other Beacon Sloop Club waterfront festivals coming up this year:
Clearwater Revival: June 15—16 (in Croton Point Park)
Corn Festival: August 11, 12 noon—5pm
Pumpkin Festival: October 13, 12 noon—5pm
The Beacon Sloop Club is a non-profit, all-volunteer environmental action/education and sailing organization dedicated to cleaning up the Hudson River and its environs. The BSC Festivals raise money for the public sailing program on the Woody Guthrie and other environmental education programs. For more information on the BSC and their mission please visit www.beaconsloop.org