Mar­itime Mu­seum hosts ‘Le­gends of the Hud­son River’

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - PREVIEW -

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.

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