Maritime Museum hosts ‘Legends of the Hudson River’
The Hudson River Maritime Museum and the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater are hosting “Legends of the Hudson River” – celebrating both real and fictional stories about Hudson River history, with a series of events Sunday and Monday at the museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston.
Activities will include deck tours with costumed Clearwater crew, appropriate children’s activities, face painting and costume parades. Director of Education, Sarah Wassberg, notes that a special “Creatures of the Deep” display of real-life “Hudson River monsters” has been designed by the Clearwater crew for each evening.
On Sunday, Oct. 30 from 1 to 4 p.m., the museum will host free no-scare children’s activities including deck tours, games, face painting, and a 2 p.m. costume parade. From 4 to 6 p.m., the Hudson River Maritime Museum will host spooky storytelling on the museum grounds and in the Kingston Home Port and Education Center. The real-life “Creatures of the Deep” will be on display.
On Monday, Oct. 31 from 3 to 5 p.m., HRMM will host free no-scare children’s activities including deck tours, games, face painting, and a 4 p.m. costume parade. From 5 to 7 p.m., the museum will host spooky storytelling on the museum grounds and in the Kingston Home Port and Education Center. The real-life “Creatures of the Deep” will be on display.
Two Halloween-themed public sails on the Hudson River sloop Clearwater will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30 and also at 5 p.m. on Monday. The sloop will depart from the museum docks. Each of these special Halloween sails can be booked through Clearwater, at http://www.clearwater.org/come-sailing/publicsail-schedule/and is $50 for adults, $35 for Clearwater members and $15 for children.
Costumed guests will receive free admission to the museum all weekend and there will be “Trick or Treating” at the Museum Gift Shop from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
For more information about the Hudson River Maritime Museum, visit www.hrmm.org or call (845) 338-0071, extension 15.