Clear­wa­ter fes­ti­val re­turn­ing next year

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE -

The Clear­wa­ter’s an­nual mu­sic fes­ti­val, the Great Hud­son River Re­vival, will re­turn next year, or­ga­niz­ers say.

It will be held June 1718, 2017, in the Westch­ester County vil­lage of Cro­ton-on-Hud­son.

Bea­con-based Hud­son River Sloop Clear­wa­ter , an en­vi­ron­men­tal ad­vo­cacy group founded by the late folk singer Pete Seeger, can­celed this year’s fes­ti­val be­cause of fi­nan­cial is­sues.

Seeger and his wife Toshi, who lived in south­ern Dutchess County, started the Clear­wa­ter fes­ti­val in 1978. Pete Seeger died in Jan­uary 2014; Toshi died in July 2013.

The pro­ceeds from the fes­ti­val help sup­port a float­ing class­room the group launched in 1969.

The sloop is a 106-foot replica of the ves­sels that sailed the Hud­son River in the 18th and 19th cen­turies. It re­cently un­der­went a restora­tion at its win­ter home­port on the Ron­d­out Creek in Kingston.

TANIA BARRICKLO — DAILY FREE­MAN FILE

The Hud­son River Sloop Clear­wa­ter docks in Kingston this past June.

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