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Pete Seeger’s 100th Birthday Party!

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Pete Seeger’s 100th Birthday Party!

FILM: Pete Seeger: The Power of Song

This “stirring, revelatory film” (Entertainment Weekly) is a terrific portrait of one of the most rousing artists of the 20th century, presented in all of his vigorous, committed glory. Musicians including Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, and Peter, Paul and Mary discuss Seeger’s lasting influence on American music.

Join us to celebrate Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday—and the 50th anniversary of the ship Clearwater—with film, music, and storytelling! In 1966, in despair over the pollution of his beloved Hudson River, legendary musician, singer, songwriter, environmentalist, and peace advocate Pete Seeger declared he would build a boat to save the river. Three years later, the Clearwater, a majestic 106-foot sloop, was launched. With one of the first sailing ships to conduct onboard science-based environmental education, the Clearwater organization carries forward Seeger’s legacy by partnering with Hudson Valley schools and communities to educate and encourage youth to become active stewards of their environment and the Hudson River.

Tickets: $20 (members), $25 (nonmembers)

PAST EVENTS

Live Music with Tony Trischka and Bruce Molsky with Dessert and Wine Reception
Live Music with Tony Trischka and Bruce Molsky with Dessert and Wine Reception
Wednesday, May. 1 2019, 7:00
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Musicians Tony Trischka and Bruce Molsky, who knew Seeger, will perform and tell stories about him and his time

Tony Trischka is the consummate banjo artist, perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world. For more than 45 years, his performances and recordings (two of which received Grammy nominations) have inspired bluegrass and acoustic musicians.

For decades, legendary fiddler Bruce Molsky has been a globetrotting performer and educator, as well as a recording artist with an expansive discography including seven solo albums. He has received two Grammy nominations.

This film is part of the Focus on Nature 2019 series.



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