The Beacon Sloop Club
Protecting the Hudson through
environmental advocacy.
Come Sailing
After more than 3 years of work the complete restoration of the Sloop Woody Guthrie is finally completed and we look forward to serving the public once again. We will once again 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.
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Beacon Sloop Club Sail Class through Wed., May 30th - 8 consecutive Wednesdays from 7pm - 9pm. The cost is $50 and includes a learn to sail book. All classes are taught by the Captains of the Sloop Woody Guthrie. Contact Jim Birmingham 201-259-9634

Fri., April 20,  7pm doors open SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy.  Co-Hosted by the BSC. Free Admission. Guest Speaker: Jay Armour - owner of Four Winds Farm.  At First Presbyterian Church of Beacon - McKinley Hall, 50 Liberty St., Beacon, NY 12508  www.moviesthatmattersbeacon (914) 907-4928

Sat., May 5, 11:30 - 2pm Beacon Waterfront Cleanup with the BSC (meet at the BSC) 2 Flynn Dr., The Sweep is rain or shine. (Unless conditions are dangerous). The Riversweep is Free.  All volunteers must register in advance through this  If purchasing a tee shirt in support of Riverkeeper.....Tee shirts must be ordered before April 22.  Site Leader:  Metal Winters

Sat., May 5, 2-6pm Pete Seeger Celebration and Open House:  Pot luck - Bring a dish and or song to share Beacon Sloop Club, 2 Flynn Dr. Info: Ken Miller (201) 376-1316, or

Sun., May 6, Third Annual Pete Seeger Festival - Sunday, May 6th, 2-5 pm FREE! AtTompkins Corners Cultural Center, 729 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579. Performers  include Rich Bala, David Bernz &Jacob Bernz, Karen Brooks, Melissa Ortquist, Laurie Siegel, Lydia Adams Davis, Dan Einbender & more. Stone soup & other refreshments! Donations will support Pete's local organizations: Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Beacon Sloop Club, and River Pool at Beacon.

Thurs. May 10, 7:00 pm, Iona Island: the Hudson River's Most Mysterious Island - Naturalist Donald "Doc" Bayne explores the island's forgotten history which has had a place in every major event in the Hudson Valley, from its prehistoric Native American occupation through the colonial farms and Revolutionary War action to amusement park, a major U.S. Navy arsenal from 1900 to 1965 and to its present role a wildlife preserve. Free. Beacon Sloop Club, 2 Flynn Drive, Beacon, NY  Info: (914) 879-1082,
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
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