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May Play at the Park 

Issue: # 16    May 2011
daffodils at Play Garden
Cheery Yellow Blossoms Nodding

Our signature daffodils are out in full force at the Play Garden and at the Knox Trail Pocket Park. Why not bring mom out for a stroll on the trails this weekend? While you are there, be sure to visit the fairy-themed lilacs in the Play Garden as part of Schuylerville's Gardener's Weekend and Lilac Festival. 

Please note that Festival activities have been RELOCATED to the Saratoga Town Hall due to flooding at Fort Hardy Park- maps reflecting lilac locations will be located at the Town Hall as well.


Speaking of gardening, mark your calendars for our 3rd Annual Fundraiser at the Balet Flowers and Design greenhouses and flower farm.  Our thanks to Suzanne for generously offering  a portion of sales from this day to the Park! 

Click here to download a flier with coupon for $5 off purchase of $30 or more on Sunday, May 15th. 

Balet Fundraiser May 15 2011 Flyer 

Grandpa Helps Build a Cardboard Boat 2010 

REGISTER NOW for the Cardboard Boat Race!
***NEW*** Online Pre-Registration for August 13th Event 

Planning for the 2011 Hudson Crossing Cardboard Boat is well underway, and if you jump right in to building, you just might get to try out your boat while parts of Fort Hardy Park are still underwater!

We extend our concern for all who have been affected by the recent flooding, but would like to turn these lemons into lemonade for all the little avid boaters out there. Sign up on our website to reserve your space in this wildly popular event, then construct a boat now so you can modify its design before the big day. If your boat is complete by August 1st, let us know- there may be a space for it in the Turning Point Parade!

For more information, please call 859-1462 or email info@hudsoncrossingpark.org. 

The Green Team Volunteers Triathlon 2010  

"The Green Team" Recycling Volunteers at 2010 Hudson Crossing Triathlon

Triathlon is FULL! PLEASE Consider Volunteering!
250 Athletes Signed Up for Race Day: Sunday, June 12th

To volunteer on this exciting day and get a free t-shirt, sign up now at http://www.hudsoncrossingtri.com/ . Looking for great exposure for your business, especially if you have a focus on environmental sustainability? Still accepting sponsors- check out opportunities here or contact Race Director Chris Bowcutt at events@greenleafracing.com.

Earth Week 2011 banner

Fantastic Recycled Art Show, Canal Clean Sweep, and Electronics Recycling Day

Inspiration and Action Bookend Earth Week   


THANKS to the artists, volunteers, and guests who made our first Recycled Art Show such terrific celebration! To see the winners and photos, visit our website. It was a wonderful kick-off for Earth Week.


The outstanding community involvement continued at Canal Clean Sweep with more than 40 volunteers contributing time to Park clean-up efforts on Sunday, April 17th. We are especially grateful to Julie White's extended family who traveled from all over New York State and beyond to celebrate her birthday by volunteering with us- what a wonderful gift! 


Canal Clean Sweep 2011 Volunteers 

 Canal Clean Sweep Volunteers break for a photo


Finally, can you believe we collected 10,000 TONS of electronics at our first-ever Electronics Recycling Day on April 22?! We were delighted with the overwhelming response. In addition to cheering for all of the toxic metals and plastics that will be kept out of the landfill, we also appreciated the generosity of many who made monetary donations to the Park along with their no-fee drop-offs. It was truly an Earth-friendly day!  


 Electronics Recycling Day at HCP

Cars line up to drop off old electronics for recycling 


Condo Raffle Tickets on Sale Now at Iron Pig BBQ
Buy Your Ticket for Next Winter's Getaway Vacation

Satisfy your craving for the tastes of summer at the Iron Pig BBQ and pick up your chance to win a week at a timeshare resort in Hilton Head from Susan Aston, restaurant co-owner and Hudson Crossing Board Member. Iron Pig BBQ is located at 132 Saratoga Avenue in South Glens Falls. Southern food and a chance for a southern destination vacation all in one!

  Sliding with daffodils 

Three Upcoming Reasons to Visit the Park
NY Heritage Weekend- Sunday, May 15th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bring a bucket, yard tools and work gloves and help us landscape around the historic replica of a Locktender's House at Eagle Point. At lunchtime there will be a break for a brown bag talk about local folklore related to the canal and "Old Saratoga". This special preview of a larger presentation coming in the fall will happen at the northern tip of the island. 


National Kids to Parks Day- Saturday, May 21st 
One goal: On this day every child, everywhere, will spend time outside at a national, state, or local park. Have your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors pledge to go out at www.buddybison.org, then bring them to Hudson Crossing!


National Trails Day- Saturday, June 4th- But You Can Celebrate with Us June 5!
Help groom the Park trails for the Triathlon and add to the landscaping and gardens in the Play Garden and at Eagle Point. More details to come on our website. 


2011 Dates to Remember:
(at Hudson Crossing Park, unless otherwise noted)  

Schuylerville Gardener's Weekend & Lilac Festival-
May 7-8

***maps and activities at Saratoga Town Hall***

New York Heritage Weekend @ HCP-
May 15 

Fundraiser at Balet Flowers and Design-
May 15

*** at greenhouses in Malta***

National Kids to Parks Day-
May 21

National Trails Day Event @ HCP-
June 5

2nd Annual Hudson Crossing Triathlon-
June 12  

Athlete Registration CLOSED; sign up to volunteer at


Cardboard Boat Race- August 13  

*** at Fort Hardy Park***

Online registration now open at


For the most updated information about all upcoming events, please visit the

website at www.hudsoncrossingpark.org. 


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All donations are tax-deductible, and provide critical operating support for the development and programming of the Park. Thanks for your donation, no matter how small!

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In This Issue
Cardboard Boat Race Registration
Triathlon Volunteers Needed
Earth Week Success
Raffle Tickets at Iron Pig BBQ
3 Reasons to Visit Soon
Upcoming Events

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Hudson Crossing Park
PO Box 144
Schuylerville, NY 12871


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