Pete Seeger

New York News
6:12 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Capital Region Mayors: Keep The Half Moon On The Hudson

Capital region leaders—including Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, Troy Mayor Lou Rosamilia, Assemblymember Pat Fahy, Proctor’s CEO Philip Morris, Albany Common Councilmember Dan Herring, Center for Economic Growth CEO Mike Tucker, and former Assemblymember Jack McEneny—all called today for Dr. Andrew Hendricks, the founder and chairman of the Half Moon replica, to reconsider his announcement last week to move the ship to the Dutch city of Hoorn
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The mayors of the tri-cities are on board of an initiative to try to keep the Half Moon replica ship docked locally on the Hudson River.

Built in 1989 by Dr. Andrew Hendricks, The Replica Ship The Half Moon is a working, full-scale model of the Dutch vessel noted explorer Henry Hudson sailed in 1609 when he discovered the river that bears his name.

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New York News
12:40 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Environmentalists Focus on Coeymans

Credit Composite Image by Dave Lucas (WAMC)

The Port of Coeymans, about 15 miles south of downtown Albany, is making headlines — for all the wrong environmental reasons.

Advocates for clean air and water are sounding alarms: they're concerned about plans to build up heavy industry along the Hudson River near the port, and about possibly illegal activity related to the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

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Hudson Valley News
6:35 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Lincoln Center Will Stream Seeger Fest Concert

New York City’s Lincoln Center says it will offer a live stream from a weekend memorial concert for Pete Seeger and his wife Toshi. The concert is Seeger Fest.

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The Roundtable
11:13 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Seeger Fest July 17-21

    Seeger Fest is a one-time festival created by Pete and Toshi Seeger’s grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, as a way for those who knew and admired Pete and Toshi to remember them, and for those who hadn't heard of them, to get inspired by their compassion for the human race.

The fest will take place July 17th through July 21st and will include performances from includes performances by Judy Collins, Peter Yarrow, Amanda Palmer, Tom Chapin, The Chapin Sisters, Steve Earle, Dar Williams, Guy Davis, Kim and Reggie Harris, and many others.

Kitama Cahill-Jackson joins us now to tell us more.

New York News
6:06 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Owls Attend Earth Day In New York

Katherine Murphy of Adirondack Wildlife, with a short eared owl, which is endangered in New York.
Credit Karen DeWitt

Earth Day was celebrated at the New York State Capitol with a tribute to the late Pete Seeger, and a display of live owls.

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Hudson Valley News
8:49 am
Sat May 3, 2014

"Woodstock Soundout" Will Pay Tribute To Pete Seeger

There is a concert tonight in Ulster County celebrating the music of the late Pete Seeger on what would have been his 95th birthday.

Longtime Pete Seeger friend Happy Traum will host the Woodstock Soundout, billed as a tribute to a folk music legend and the common man. The Woodstock Soundouts, which date back to 1967, provided the template for the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

The Soundout: The Music of Pete Seeger will feature Tracy Bonham, Cindy Cashdollar, Josh Ritter, Jay Unger and Molly Mason, Eric Weissberg, and more.

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New York News
4:52 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Mid-Summer Festival To Honor Folk Legend Pete Seeger

Credit WAMC Composite Photo by Dave Lucas

A five-day festival honoring the late folk singer Pete Seeger will feature music, film and remembrances in New York City and the Hudson Valley.

Seeger family members say Wednesday the free "Seeger Fest" from July 17 to 21 will celebrate the lives of the famous singer and his late wife, Toshi.

It will include a memorial service in Poughkeepsie and multiple concerts, including one in Manhattan's Central Park. Musical artists involved include the Chapin Sisters, Steve Earle and DJ Kool Herc.

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Hudson Valley News
8:14 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Seeger Resolution Passed But Not Without Disagreement

Assemblyman Kevin Cahill

The New York state Assembly Thursday passed a resolution to honor the life of legendary folk musician and activist Pete Seeger. An assemblyman from the Hudson Valley spoke in defense of Seeger after another assemblyman spoke in opposition to the resolution.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Michael Meeropol: Pete Seeger Was Great Because Of Not In Spite Of His Politics

Like many in the Hudson Valley, I took the loss of Pete Seeger personally.  He was a great national and international figure having received over 20 honors and awards including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award, the Harvard Arts Medal, the Kennedy Center Honor and been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame to name a few.   For us who lived in and near Beacon, NY where he had lived for 65 years, he was a local hero.  The sloop Clearwater and the attention it brought to the Hudson River actually led to an actual clean-up of terrible pollution.  Now, the river can be fished and it’s safe for swimming.

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Commentary & Opinion
11:43 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

There will never be another Pete

Pete Seeger is gone. I first met him at Buck’s Rock Work Camp when I was 14. He was standing on the big cement porch, surrounded by kids.  After hearing him, nothing was the same.  He was my lifelong hero.  I had few others.  I wasn’t alone -- many of you first heard Pete at camp or school. That’s how he made his living during the time he was blacklisted. 

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