Family Fun, History and Good Eats at the Hudson Rising River Tour 2013

Hud-Ris-OssOn Saturday, September 21, Hudson Rising 2013 River Tour celebrates a greener Ossining with heritage ships, a wooden boat show, live music, fireworks, a farm feast and sustainable living and historic exhibits. This free, family friendly event is presented in concert with the Harbor Festival and Bicentennial.

Hudson Rising, designed to showcase the local spirit and natural assets of the Hudson River Valley, takes place at Ossining’s public ferry dock just north of the Metro North train station from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Musical performers include KJ Denhert and her band, Road to Ruin and Erin Hill and her psychedelic harp. Kids of all ages can test their skill on the Treadwall climbing station and everyone can step back in time aboard the historic barge, Pennsy 399, and enjoy deck tours and a boat ride aboard Sloop Clearwater, America’s Environmental Flagship.

For $20, the Farm Feast sampling ticket includes 6 tastes of New York State beer, wine, and cider and a bounty of Hudson River Valley foods. Local chefs will be using Feather Ridge Farm organic chicken and eggs, pasture-raised beef from The Pastures Farm and fresh fish and shellfish from Pura Vida Fisheries. A farmer’s expo will include bread, pickles, nut butters, cheese, a beekeeper and an apple farmer.

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