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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)
SPRING LECTURE SERIES
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.
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.
SUMMER MUSIC SERIES
FALL LECTURE SERIES
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.
WINTER CONCERT SERIES
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