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August: All About Water!   
Issue: # 19August 2011 
Turning Point Parade 2010

2010 Hudson Crossing Turning Point Parade Crew

A Float!

Look for a Big Turtle in the Turning Point Parade

Thanks to a creative crew of volunteers, Hudson Crossing will once again be represented in the impressive Turning Point Parade this Sunday, August 7 at 1:00pm.

Would you or some children you know like to be part of the festivities by accompanying the float?
Contact Julie White at tjnawhite@netzero.net for more information. The theme is "The Great Outdoors"- a perfect fit for Hudson Crossing! Outdoor- themed costumes and props strongly encouraged.


Want to do more than just march? How about building your cardboard boat for next weekend's race and taking it for a dry run on a wagon, maybe with a happy sailor with a fishing pole on board?

Cardboard Boat Race 2010 Team Viking


Come Play Saturday, August 13 at Fort Hardy Park  

Will your boat be seaworthy? How many sailors will it hold? Will it be the most creative?  The 7th Annual Cardboard Boat Race, a Canal Splash event, is almost here! Register online (discount available!) and find out all the details on the Hudson Crossing website. Onsite construction begins at 8:00am, racing starts at 1:00pm. No charge to watch- spectators welcome to enjoy the food, music, and zany boatbuilding! (Raindate: Sunday, August 14)  


Sea Crest beach shot

Raffle Drawing to be Held at Boat Race  

Win a Hilton Head Vacation
Thinking about boats makes you think of the ocean, which calls to mind vacations spent in warm climates, that leads to your renewed promise to plan ahead for your winter getaway, which reminds you that you haven't purchased your Hilton Head raffle ticket yet! Get yours today!


Tickets are $10 each or five for $45, and can be purchased by sending a check along with completed form 

to Hudson Crossing Park at PO Box 144, Schuylerville, NY 12871. They will also be available at the Cardboard Boat Race just before the drawing. Buy a ticket and support the Park!  



Mary, Queen of Weeding

Fairy Queen of Weeding

Local Kids Join Moms to Weed Play Garden

Thanks to Mary, Patrick, Lizzie, Luke, Emily, Sean, Sean, Annika, Camilla, Cameron, and Alayna and their moms for combining their picnic outing with a chance to give back to the Park. It's volunteers like you that make this such a special place! Watch for these young helping hands when you next visit- they are generously doing their part to keep it so beautiful.



Of course, there wouldn't be much garden to care for without our reliable grown-up Garden Tenders and role model volunteers- Jody, Quimby, Martha, Darryl, Mark, Deborah, and Tracy- THANKS for weeding and watering and nurturing our planted areas in the Play Garden, at Eagle Point, and at the Knox Trail Pocket Park! 


Wild Parsnip


Dangerous Weed Lurking Near Park

Volunteers Begin Cautious Removal

 Wild Parsnip is in the area but thankfully a few of our dedicated Garden Tenders have begun carefully identifying and removing it from the Knox Trail Pocket Park. There is still no sign of it in the Play Garden, but we should all be vigilant about stopping the spread of this nasty invasive species. For more information, including pictures and suggestions about how to eradicate it, please visit the New York State Department of Transportation website. Thanks Garden Tenders for your efforts to eliminate it! 

dragonfly by Leif Johnson
More Art on the Trail
Leif Johnson's Dragonfly Lands On Path to Dock
What can we say? Just thank you, Leif. She's beautiful!




Hudson Crossing in Local Publications

Look for us in the current Issue of Saratoga Living and the brochure for the Hudson River Valley Ramble. Point us out to your friends and family in the area and pique their curiosity!  
2011 Dates to Remember:
(at Hudson Crossing Park, unless otherwise noted) 

Cardboard Boat Race-August 13 (raindate 8/14) 8am start  

*** at Fort Hardy Park***  

Online registration now open at 


 Important Reminder: Hilton Head Vacation Raffle Drawing will be held at the Cardboard Boat Race!


Schooner Lois McClure Public Tours- September 19-20
Old Saratoga Folklore-
September 25

Look! Listen! Learn! Bird Walk-
October 8
Cooking! It's for the Birds-
October 9

Bats and Jacks!-October 23

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


website at www.hudsoncrossingpark.org. 


Donate online to Hudson Crossing!

Visit our  website   

and make a contribution using Paypal.  

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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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
Floating in a Parade
Floating in Cardboard
Win a Vacation
Watch Out for Wild Parsnip
Upcoming Events

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


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