The Woody is expected to be sailing later this year. The complete restoration of the Sloop Woody Guthrie will be completed in 2017 and we look forward to serving the public once again. After being out of the water for 3 years we will once agin provide free sailing on the Hudson River to people from all over the world. Please help support the mission that for so many of you has been a wonderful tradition. Click here to donate
For more information on the Woody restoration project. Click here
Sun., Aug. 13th noon to 5pm Rain/Shine THE BEACON SLOOP CLUB ANNUAL CORN FESTIVAL. At Pete & Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, 1 Flynn Drive, Beacon, NY Rain/Shine Featuring fresh corn on the cob cooked on the spot ($1/ear), homemade chili, cold sweet watermelon. Two solar powered stages featuring live musical performances. Two solar-powered music stages offer live music performances throughout the day on a children's stage near the entrance to the festival and on an earthen mound that hosts the main music stage. The children's stage will feature Bindlestick Bill, Ken Miller, Lydia Adams Davis, Purpose, Nellybombs, Solar Sound and the Trouble Sisters.Performing on the main stage will be Hank Woji, Judith Tullock Band, Sarah Underhill, Spook Handy, The Howland Wolves, The Tree Huggers, Vinnie & Mel. displays and activities, and children's stage and many free children's activities. Free. Info: 845 463-4663, www.beaconsloopclub.org
The Beacon Sloop Club's pride & joy is the "WOODY GUTHRIE" , a wooden replica of a Hudson River Ferry Sloop. These boats, styled after Dutch designs, plied the Hudson throughout the 18th & 19th centuries.
Launched in 1978, her purpose is to promote the beauty and wonder of the Hudson River by offering free sails to the public and sail training to volunteers. Only by experiencing the power, serenity and sheer glory of this American treasure will we as a people be inspired to cherish and protect it, and thereby ourselves.
NY Times article on the BSC
Strawberry Festival Click here