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Welcome Spring! 
Issue: # 24March 2012  
A Labyrinth Crocus!


Earth Week is Almost Here!   

HCP and SNHP Collaborate for Special Events        

 As we welcome spring we can't help but notice the signs of nature that mark the passing of the season. Join us as we celebrate this incredible planet in creative, thoughtful, and generous ways during an extended week of activities co-sponsored by Hudson Crossing and Saratoga National Historical Park. An art show, a trail cleaning/tree planting day, a bike ride, a Park Ranger talk...something for everyone!  More details available at http://www.hudsoncrossingpark.org/


  Click here to download pdf of poster. 


Hudson Crossing Park Annual Recycled Art Show.wmv
Click above to see a video of the
2011 Recycled Art Show

"Trashy" Art?   

Artists Give New Life to Old Materials in
2nd Annual Recycled Art Show   

 Overheard last year: "That's awesome!" and "How clever!" and "I had no idea you could use that to make something so beautiful!" Entries are pouring in from artists of all ages for our Earth Week Recycled Art Show. To learn more about the show, and to find out how to submit your entry, visit http://www.hudsoncrossingpark.org/artshow/   


  ***SPECIAL NOTE*** Two NEW venues this year: A special exhibit of Outdoor Art will be on display on the trails near the Play Garden, from dawn to dusk, for one month starting April 20. Also, as part of the Green Ribbon School partnership, there will be a display of student recycled art at Schuylerville Elementary on Friday, April 27, from 5pm-7:30pm (same night as a spaghetti dinner fundraiser!) Be sure to visit these as well as the Saratoga National Historical Park Visitor's Center to see ALL of the amazing artwork. 

Canal Clean Sweep 2011Canal Clean Sweep on  

Earth Day: Sunday, April 22    

Clean Trails, Plant Trees      

 Join us with your gloves, shovels, clippers, and rakes for our annual clean-up day. Canal-side community members from all over the state show up every year, no matter the weather, and give the parks and trails along the canal system a good cleaning. Volunteers at Hudson Crossing will help clear debris and trash and may be invited to choose a new tree or shrub to plant at the Park (limited availability). 

For more details or to reserve a tree to plant, please contact info@hudsoncrossingpark.org.


  This event is registered as a Children and Nature Network "Let's G.O.! (Get Outside) event. 

Bike Transition Area 

3rd Annual Hudson Crossing Triathlon  

Registration is NOW OPEN!  

On Track to Sell Out Earlier Than Last Year   

Today: Register.

Tomorrow: Train.

Sunday June 10th: Race! 

On Sunday, June 10, 2012, athletes will meet at Hudson Crossing to swim, bike, and run.  

Challenge your self and give it a "Tri"!

For complete details and to register, visit www.hudsoncrossingtri.com 


Are you more of a volunteer than a competitor?  

MANY volunteers are needed to make this event a success. Click here for details and to sign up. 

Riverwalk Sensory Trail Design 

Riverwalk Sensory Trail Bids Coming In   

Summer Construction Anticipated 

Expect to see new trail improvements as the Riverwalk Sensory Trail gets a much-needed boost to its accessibility this summer. When Phase 1 is complete, visitors will have a smooth walking trail to meander along as they listen to the sounds of the riparian forest.


ECNHC Photo Calendar Selection by Jim McKnight

2011 Cardboard Boat Race by Jim McKnight- Featured in 2012 ECNHC Calendar


HCP Selected as "Point of Interest" Partner  

by Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission   

One of Four Heritage Sites Chosen

We are thrilled to join this outstanding network of impressive places. As announced by ECNHC, the "...partners include outstanding canal-related museums and cultural heritage sites located throughout the National Heritage Corridor. Some have important works of engineering, others have works of art or artifacts, and some highlight the value of the canal today. Together, our partners share the powerful story of the canal's role in shaping New York and the nation."  


This award is a testament to the vitality of Hudson Crossing and all it has accomplished. THANKS to everyone who has supported the Park- as a volunteer, with donations, and simply by attending programs and enjoying the outdoors available at HCP!


For more information about ECHNC and its programs, download the press release or visit http://www.eriecanalway.org/index.htm



Welcome Brit Basinger to the Hudson Crossing Board of Directors!       

We're delighted to announce that Brit Basinger has joined the Hudson Crossing Park Board of Directors.  

As a resident of Northumberland and
Director of Landscape Architecture at Saratoga Associates, his wealth of experience and commitment to
community will be a terrific addition to the pool of devoted volunteers who lead the growth and development of the Park and its programming.

2012 Dates to Remember:
(at Hudson Crossing Park, unless otherwise noted)

Earth Week- April 20-29
A week of activities sponsored in partnership with the Saratoga National Historical Park, including:
           Recycled Art Show- April 20-29

  ***at Saratoga Battlefield Visitor Center***

Canal Clean Sweep-
April 22  

May 1

National Trails Day
June 2

3rd Annual Hudson Crossing Triathlon
June 10 

 Register NOW at


Canal Splash- 8th Annual Cardboard Boat Race- August 11

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

Hudson Crossing Park website. 



 Although our 2011 Annual Appeal is over, we are still in need of donations to support the many programs and Park improvements planned by our volunteers. Donate online by visiting our  website    


All donations are tax-deductible, and provide critical 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
Earth Week 2012
Recycled Art Show Video
Canal Clean Sweep
Triathlon Spaces Filling Fast
Riverwalk Sensory Trail Work
Honored by ECNHC
Upcoming Events
Annual Appeal

Click here to email us with questions, to become a volunteer, or to offer a donation.

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


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