The Beacon Sloop Club
Protecting the Hudson through
environmental advocacy.
Come Sailing
The Woody will not be sailing this year. After 38 years of serving the public providing free sailing on the Hudson River to thousands of people from all over the world, the Sloop Woody Guthrie will undergo a complete restoration. Please help support the mission that for so many of you has been a wonderful tradition.
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Sun., Apr 10, 3pm WOMEN'S WORK,CONCERT FEATURES MUSIC FOR, BY, ABOUT WOMEN"  featuring both original songs and songs by other women, with solo & ensemble performances.  At The Howland Cultural  Center in Beacon, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY $15. Benefit the BSC's  Woody Guthrie restoration.  Info:  845-452-4013,

Wed., Apr. 13th -June 1, 7-9pm BSC SAIL CLASS 
runs for 8 consecutive weds. Instruction is classroom based. Introduction-Apr. 13th,  Apr. 20-Upwind Sailing, Apr. 27 Downwind Sailing, May 4, Anchoring, Mooring & Docking, May 11, Safety & Emergency, May 18,  Aids to Navigation, May 25, Weather, Tides & Currents, June 1, Overall Review. Class focused on beginner through Intermediate sailing skill.  The total cost for 8 sessions is $50. includes instruction book. At BSC, 2 Flynn Dr. Beacon, NY Info: Jim  201-259-9634,

Thurs., Apr. 21, 6:30 p.m. FOLK CITY: NEW YORK & THE AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC REVIVAL with Dr. Stephen Petrus. Live music featuring local musicians. At the Beacon Sloop Clubhouse, 2 Flynn Dr., Beacon. Free.  (845) 463-4660, (914) 879-1082

Fri., May 6,  6:30-7:30pm, POTLUCK SUPPER,  7:30 BSC MEETINGS,
followed by a Song Circle everyone welcomed. The BSC is an all volunteer organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and celebrating the Hudson River.  At BSC 2 Red Flynn Drive, Beacon, NY

Sat., May. 14, 1-8:00 p.m. A Day at Sloop Brewing Co.- A Sloop Woody Guthrie Restoration Fundraiser. $60 for adults over 21 entitles the holder to unlimited beer tasting, including special beers brewed for this event, a pig roast and vegetarian fare, live music, a souvenir beer glass, karaoke, guided brewery tour, bonfire, games and other activities, and free parking. Sloop Brewing Co., 1065 County Route 19, Elizaville, NY 12523. Tickets $60 at  (518) 751-9134
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
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