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  Hudson Crossing Park:
Boats Abound!

Issue: # 8
  August 2010
Cardboard dragon boat

Cardboard Boat Race Day is Here!
Onsite Registration Begins 8am Saturday, August 14

Building Cardboard Boats
WHO: Sailors ages 7 and up; Spectators of all ages!
WHAT: Build and sail a boat using cardboard or recycled materials and duct tape
WHERE: Fort Hardy Park on the Hudson River, Route 29, Schuylerville
WHEN: Saturday, August 14 (rain date: Sunday). Registration and onsite construction begins at 8am. Races launch at 1pm.
WHY: Experience the unbelievable- marvel, cheer, and laugh all day long!
HOW: Full event details on the Hudson Crossing website
or by downloading the following PDF:
Hudson Crossing Cardboard Boat Race 2010.

The Lovely Lois McClure
Visited the HCP Floating Dock on July 28

sea crest resort

Thanks to the crew of the Lois McClure for gracing our docks last month- what a beautiful site! Follow the voyage of this remarkable vessel at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum website.

On Parade
Friends of the Park Create Float for Turning Point Parade

Turning Point Parade Float crew

Perhaps you attended the annual Turning Point Parade in Schuylerville on August 1 and saw the Hudson Crossing float? What a creation! An eagle, a bridge, a bird hat, and of course the smiling Float "crew". Apparently we can grow a Park AND a float with these folks on board!

Artful Gate Installed
See the Work of Leif Johnson, Washington County Blacksmith

Leif Johnson with new gate

What incredible things two hands can do! Thanks to a grant and support from the New York State Department of State, New York State Canal Corporation, Saratoga County Department of Public Works, and the Town of Northumberland Highway Department, Hudson Crossing Park is now the home of an elegant new gate fabricated by Leif Johnson. Be sure to admire the craftsmanship of this local artist from Black Creek Forge when you next visit the Park. If you're lucky, you might even see Darryl, Neil, and and some of the Town of Northumberland crew (thanks guys!) assisting in the installation of stone columns on either side- please tell them how much we appreciate all they continue to do to create this Park!

Garden Tenders Working Hard
Play Garden Beds and Knox Trail Pocket Park Surviving Summer Heat

flower beds with bench and pavilion

While the weeds are waging a battle for the grounds we've claimed for gardens, we are so grateful for the work of our generous Garden Tender volunteers. Often working alone in the heat of the sun, they mow, weedwack, yank, trim, water, haul, and return to do it again every week- AMAZING! If you have ever admired anything that grows out at the Park, these are the people who make it possible. Thanks Jody, Martha, Kathy, Valerie, Julie, Craig, Darryl, Louise, Chip, Mark, and the many others who dedicate their time to our plants.


Leading the Way Outdoors
Hudson Crossing Park Meets Growing Need

Here's yet another bit of press emphasizing the benefits of time spent outdoors.

Freedom in the Woods and Fields: radio piece

Living in a rural community often appears to offer more outdoor experiences, but it is up to every one of us to make the choice to spend time outdoors, and to create and nurture the spaces that invite everyone to get out and play.

We are fortunate to have Hudson Crossing Park available 365 days a year, dawn to dusk, with unlimited natural spaces to allow one to be immersed in nature and its exploration.

Toddler Bowcutt on labyrinth

Looking for ideas of what to do at the Park? Visit www.hudsoncrossingpark.org and download nature scavenger hunts and more. Click on "Explore Wonderful Wetlands" on the left column. Make a plan to leave the screen behind and go outdoors today!

Dates to Remember:

Cardboard Boat Race- Sat., Aug. 14, 8 am-3 pm
*** Held at Fort Hardy Park Beach on Route 29/Hudson River***
(rain date: Aug. 15)

Nature Story Time- Sun., Sept. 5, 2 pm (rain date: Sept. 12)

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In This Issue
Race Day Saturday, August 14
Lois McClure Came to Dock
Turning Point Parade Float
New Gate
Tending the Gardens
Go Outside!
Upcoming Events
How much fun is the annual Hudson Crossing Cardboard Boat Race?

Follow the link below for a wonderful short film of race day 2008...

sea crest resort

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Mailing address:
Hudson Crossing Park
PO Box 144
Schuylerville, NY 12871


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