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Fall is Full of Fun
at Hudson Crossing Park
Issue: # 20September 2011 
3 boats CBR 2011 from Mike B
A Wonderful Day of Creative Racing

Best Crowd Ever at Annual Event

Once again the Hudson Crossing Cardboard Boat Race was a HUGE success, with perfect weather, a whole fleet of fantastic boats, and a gathering of spectators that covered the entire shoreline of Fort Hardy Park. A sailing elm tree, a stalwart Schuyler Hose fire truck, and the triumphant return of the Lilac Ladies catamaran were some of the highlights. To see what the day was like, visit the cardboard boat race page on our website.


For all of you who have promised yourself and your children that you will be in the race next year, mark your calendars now for the second Saturday in August- 8/11/12! 

Sea Crest pool 
Congratulations to Tony and Paula Voell, winners of a one week vacation at the Sea Crest Surf and Racquet Club in Hilton Head!  

Thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket- we appreciate your support.


350 day 2010

b.e. there!  

Celebrate a Moving Planet with Service and Creativity

Last year we had a Fabulous Fashion Show...this year it's something new and fashionable! On Saturday, September 24 at 3pm the Park will host a Blue Elm Clothing "b.e.there" pop up event sponsored by Turning Point Design to celebrate the Hudson River Valley Ramble Weekend, National Public Lands Day, and Moving Planet Day

  1 fun event for 2 hours that supports at least 3 organizations equals benefits for all.  

b.e. there.  Run, walk, pedal, row, roll, or share a ride to Hudson Crossing Park using the least amount of fossil fuel possible.   

b.e. creative.  Dress up yourself or decorate your means of transport using recyclable materials.    

b.e. of service. Rake trails, plant bulbs, weed gardens. Care for a public space.

b.e. a part of the BIG picture.  At 3:50PM all participants will create a photo for the moving-planet.org website.   

b.e. a winner.  Help out at the park and snap a winning picture of how you enjoy your public lands to submit to the National Public Lands Contest.

  b.e. curious.  What  does 350 stand for? How can climate changes affect the price of clothes? How many recycled bottles does it take to make a jacket? Can you still do the hula hoop?  What is at the heart of Blue Elm Clothing? Create some fun with us.  



 Don't Miss the Stories! 

Hudson River Valley Ramble Event at HCP

Join Board Member, volunteer, and local history buff Mike Bielkiewicz as he weaves a rich tapestry of canal and river stories from days gone by on Sunday, September 25 at 2pm.  For more details about this and other Ramble events, please visit the Hudson River Valley Ramble website.  

Folklore Flyer

Lois McClureReplica Lois McClure alongside circa 1900 photo of P.E. Havens.  


Historic Canal Schooner Plans Return to the Park   

Lois McClure to Dock at Hudson Crossing

The canal schooner Lois McClure is off on another adventure: the 2011 Farm, Forest & Fishery Tour-
Sailing for a Healthy Land & Lake. While Hurricane Irene and the damaging floods have impacted their voyage and schedule, we still expect our friends to return to our
floating canal dock for public tours, currently rescheduled for Tuesday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 28 from 3pm-6pm. For the most up-to-date information, please visit our website. 


 Woodpecker from Mike B.

Bird Walk with Linda White

Look! Listen! Learn!

On Saturday, October 8, at 10am meet us at the Play Garden for a walk around Hudson Crossing Park to observe colorful and intriguing birds both large and small. We'll be looking for all types of feathered friends, listening to their unique songs and calls, and learning some basic identification, habitat preferences, favorite foods, and fun facts. Bring binoculars if you have them and wear appropriate footwear for walking.   

For additional information, please contact Linda White at linda_white@nps.gov or (518) 222-5675.

 downy woodpecker at suet
Cooking: It's for the Birds! 

Create Bird Treats for the Winter Months  

Are you hoping to entice more feathered friends to your yard this winter? Join us at the Play Garden Pavilion on Sunday, October 9, from 2pm-4pm as we share how to "cook" and assemble various bird food items. Learn which treats attract which birds, how to make them in your kitchen, and even get a head start on creating bird treats as holiday gifts.Bring your favorite colored ribbon or string. A $5.00 per person fee will cover all other materials, which will be supplied. Please dress to be outside.  

For additional information please call 518-859-1462 or e-mail info@hudsoncrossingpark.org 

Bats and Bugs and Boos 2010
Pumpkin Carvers in 2010

Bats and Jacks on October 23rd!
Contemplate a Bat and Carve a Pumpkin
Mary Frances Farrell, Volunteer Bat Rehabilitator from North Country Wildcare, will be back again to share stories and dispel myths about these precious mosquito munchers in our evening skies. Presentation begins at 4pm at the Play Garden Pavilion, and afterwards, visitors are invited to carve a jack-o-lantern to take home. Pumpkins available on a first-come basis- feel free to bring your own from home and avoid the mess in your kitchen. Costumes optional.

For those of you who are truly captivated by the wonders of bats and/or wild animal rehabilitation, please visit the North Country Wild Care website to see what is on their Wish List- donations will be collected at our event and delivered to wildlife rehabilitators in the area. 


NWF sign copy

It's Official! 

National Wildlife Federation Awards Park with Designation

Board Member Susan Aston has announced that Hudson Crossing Park is now a Certified Wildlife Habitat. We are delighted to be connected to this national program that recognizes the value of habitat conservation in our communities.  

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

"b.e.there" A Celebration of Climate Action-
September 24
Old Saratoga Folklore-
September 25

Schooner Lois McClure Public Tours- *** NEW DATES***
September 27-28

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      

Hudson Crossing Park website. 


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In This Issue
7th Annual Cardboard Boat Race
Raffle Winners
b.e.there 350
Local Folklore
Free Tours of Historic Schooner
Bird Walk
Cooking for Birds
Bats and Jacks
National Wildlife Federation Designation
Upcoming Events

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