The 2014 Beacon Sloop Club summertime riverfront event starts on Sunday, June 15, with the annual free-admission Strawberry Festival, rain or shine from noon to 5 p.m. at the Beacon Riverfront Park.
Members and friends of the all-volunteer Beacon Sloop Club will bake and serve their traditional fresh strawberry shortcake, a homemade treat with local berries, real whipped cream and hot biscuits. Along with homemade strawberry shortcake, smoothies and chocolate strawberries will also be available for purchase.
Live music from the Earth Stage, powered by the club’s solar panel trailer, will entertain and welcome all to join in with their own voices. This year Earth Stage will headline Dan Einbender, Jim Connor, April Mae & the June Bugs, Judith Tullock Band, Rick Nestler & the Dirty Stay Out Skifflers, Mighty Girl and Driscoll & Smith.
Hudson River Lore with Jonathan Kruk, Bindlestick Bill, Sarah Underhill, Lydia Adams Davis, and The Young Kangaroo Republic will also perform. Children’s activities include face painting, candlestick making and hooping.
The Clearwater Sloop will be available for deck tours. Admission is free to the Strawberry Festival. Call 845-463-4660, 845-831-6962, or visit the organization’s website at beaconsloopclub.org.
Photo by Joyce Hanson