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Ferry Sloops Announces 2018 Music & Lecture Series

March 20, 2016


The Ferry Sloops "2018 Music & Lecture Series" will feature local musicians and guest speakers at their monthly meetings. The popular annual series is hosted by Shattemuc Yacht Club in Ossining and begins at 7:30pm. Come with a dish to share at 6:30pm and enjoy a potluck dinner. Admission is FREE and open to the public.


(schedule subject to change)



April 4

On the Ossining Waterfront: A Tangled Tale of Epic Change, Human Tragedy and Real Estate

Presented by Ossining Village Historian, Dana White


The Ossining waterfront has a history unique in the annals of the Hudson River. This presentation covers centuries of change, from the first inhabitants to the arrival of the state prison. Using dozens of vintage photographs, it tells the story of the interaction of villagers with the river, including shipbuilding, fishing and boat clubs, as well as the waterfront’s more-recent transformation from gritty industrial landscape to lifestyle destination.

May 2

Sparta Dock: Copper Mining & Shad Fishing

Presented by local historian, Scott Craven


Learn about the historical importance of copper mining and shad fishing at Sparta Dock. Just north of the Scarborough train station, there were 5 entrances to mines, as well as a 500 ft. shaft that still exists today and a working commercial fishery that operated into the 1980’s.


June 6

Greg Jacquin Band


July 5

Annie DiRusso


August 2

Jason Gisser


September 5

Sarah Browne



COMING IN THE FALL (subject to change)

Wintering Birds at Croton Point Park

Presented by Charlie Roberto, Audubon Society

Hudson River Stories

Presented by director, Jon Bowermaster


A collection of films examine a handful of serious and growing threats to the Hudson River, the positive efforts to preserve the river, and the opportunity to learn about how we can better serve our region and environment.


December 5




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