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Spring Greetings from
Hudson Crossing Park
Issue: # 4
April 2010
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Remember those bags and bags of bulbs?

Back in October, in honor of 350 Day and a worldwide day of service,  we had a determined crew that planted thousands of daffodil and crocus bulbs in chilling rain, and we are happy to report that their efforts are beginning to show! Little pops of yellow and purple are dotting the Play Garden and the green tips of daffodil leaves are poking up in all of the beds. We are so grateful for these signs of spring!

one new crocus
Reminder: Special Earth Day Event on April 17! 
Come One and All

Please join us for Hudson Crossing's 5th Annual Canal Clean Sweep on Saturday, April 17 from 9am-4pm. Volunteers are needed for all kinds of outdoor tasks.
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Earth Day Story Time from 2pm to 3pm. In preparation for the launch of our new Sunday Afternoon in the Park series (see details below), the Park will host a story time for children ages 3-6. Come volunteer as a family and take a break to catch this special addition to the day!

Visit www.hudsoncrossingpark.org or call 518-859-1462 for more information about this special event.

New Program Series: Sunday Afternoon in the Park
Launch of Regular Monthly Event
Thanks to Lisa Shutts, local mother of two young children and friend of Hudson Crossing, we are pleased to announce a monthly pre-school story time to be offered at the Park. Starting May 2, join us for the first Sunday of the month (raindate: third Sunday) for an afternoon program of stories for children ages 3 to 6 and their caregivers. This exciting new addition to the calendar marks the beginning of an effort to offer regular special events at the Park on Sunday afternoons. Watch our website and coming newsletters for details!

***Interested in offering a program, either as a one-time event or something more regular? We'd love to hear from you! Nature Walks, Dog Training, Poetry Sessions, Historical Re-Enactments, Musical Jams, Bird-House Building, Garden Workshops, Recycling Discussions, Labyrinth Strolls- these are just a few of the things we'd love to host and help promote. Contact us by email (info@hudsoncrossingpark.org) or by phone at 518-859-1462 to design your Sunday Afternoon in the Park***

Well Well Well!
Water at the Park
An ENORMOUS "THANKS!" goes out to William, Janice, Chris, and Darrin of Hawk Drilling Company, Fil from Aztech Technologies, and the folks at Morris Pipe and Supply for their generous donations that resulted in a new well for the Park a few weeks ago. The drillers in particular went above and beyond (or should it be BELOW and beyond?!) to make it happen. This is a huge step forward for our gardens and our planned water feature. THANK YOU from the plants, the gardeners, the children, all of us!

well being drilled
Also thanks to our Board members Darryl Dumas and George Hodgson for being on the ground and shepherding this effort!

New Bike Racks Coming Soon
CDTA Grant Awarded

We are pleased to announce that Hudson Crossing Park has been selected to receive two new 6-unit bike racks from the CDTA Capital Region Bike Rack Program. The two proposed locations for the bike racks are near the Lock 5 facility at the island trailhead and by the Play Garden entrance.  Thanks to Board Member Bill Sprengnether for applying on our behalf, and cheers for more amenities for environmentally-friendly transportation!

Helix Bike Rack  with Bike

And more bike news...

Mark your calendars for Monday, May 17, when Hudson Crossing will host a "Bicyclists Bring Business" roundtable at the Saratoga Town Offices from 6pm-8pm. This event is FREE and local business owners,
community leaders, and interested citizens are encouraged to attend. RSVP to Parks and Trails NY at 518-434-1583 or B3roundtable@ptny.org.

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Triathlon Trail

The Triathlon Needs You!
Volunteers Wanted
Registrants are signing up and we are getting closer and closer to our race date. Help us ensure that the folks coming to the area to race have a good experience and make the choice to return next year. The greatest needs right now are for the following:

1. Volunteers - people to help with registration, handing out water, pointing directions and helping with set-up and break-down. Training will be provided prior to the race and the commitment will be for about 4-5 hours on race day. Everyone who helps will get a race t-shirt.

2. Sponsors - businesses and individuals who will donate to the race or be a sponsor. Information is available at http://www.bluepoint0.com/hct/sponsors/. Feel free to pass this information on to any business owners/individuals you know who might be interested. Support of the race supports the Park, and the local economy!

3. Discounts on race materials - businesses willing to donate or give a discount on the following:
  • t-shirts and merchandise w/ race logo
  • awards
  • signage (arrows, etc.)
  • hotel room donation for timing chip team
  • hotel discounts for athletes
To contribute, please contact Chris at www.bluepoint0.com.

Fundraiser at the Greenhouse
Balet Flowers and Design Supports the Park May 16 & 17

Print this newsletter, bring to the Balet greenhouse on these dates, save money, and support the Park!

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Hudson Crossing Park is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It is non-sectarian and does not discriminate against persons of any race, color, sexual orientation, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, or those with disabilities, respecting the dignity and worth of all individuals.

In This Issue
Canal Clean Sweep
Sunday Afternoon in the Park
New Well Drilled
Bike Racks Awarded
Triathlon Volunteers Needed
Balet Greenhouse Fundraiser
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What does it take to build a build a park?

Follow the link below for a wonderful short video of Hudson Crossing Park in the making...

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PO Box 144
Schuylerville, NY 12871


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