Song Circle and Potluck Supper
The Beacon Sloop Club hosts a small song circle and potluck supper in honor of Pete and Toshi. Throughout the years the Beacon Sloop Club acted as a second home to Pete and Toshi who were regulars at the Sloop Suppers and truly devoted to restoring the historic Hudson River. The Beacon Sloop Club pays homage to two of their most unforgettable neighbors by continuing in the traditions they loved and holding an honorary potluck supper with a song circle, just like Pete and Toshi attended in the old days.
5-8 PM : The Beacon Sloop Club, 2 Red Flynn Dr., Beacon NY
Square Dance & Sing-A-Long at Ashokan
Pete and Toshi met at a square dance in 1939. Come dance the night away at the Ashokan Center to live fiddle music by Jay Ungar & Molly Mason and Friends. Located in the Catskills, The Ashokan Center hosts children's environmental education programs during the school year and music and dance events all summer. At last year's Summer Hoot, Pete Seeger performed an unforgettable Sunday morning set on their newly-built and ceremonially dedicated "Toshi Seeger Stage." The Ashokan Center pays tribute to Pete and Toshi Seeger through a community celebration of song and dance.
7pm : The Ashokan Center (477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge, NY)
The South Bronx Seeger Festival
Folk, reggae and hip-hop artists will headline The South Bronx Seeger Fest, a community festival on the bank of the Bronx River. Roots Revelators, The Chapin Sisters, The Owens Brothers and surprise guests from SummerStage and Lincoln Center Out of Doors will play a riverfront festival honoring Pete and Toshi Seeger. Rocking the Boat, a youth empowerment organization that builds boats with Bronx teens, will be hosting the South Bronx Seeger Fest. Rocking the Boat will offer boat rides and free food as well.
12 - 5 PM: Hunt’s Point Riverside Park, Lafayette Ave. & Edgewater Rd.
Film and Photo Exhibit at El Taller
El Taller Latino Americano hosts a small exhibition of rarely seen photos and films of the Seegers. A selection of photography and film of the Seegers including home movies and family candids sheds light on little-known aspects of the famous figures. Celebrating 35 years of community involvement, El Taller upholds the legacy of cultural equality and education set forth by the music and activism of Pete Seeger.
8 PM : El Taller Latino Americano (2710 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY)
Camp Woodland Presentation
An illustrated narrative, with music by
Eric Weissberg, Joe Hickerson, & others
3-5pm : The Ashokan Center (477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge, NY)