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Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Celebrates One Hundred & Fifty Years With A Boat Parade!

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse, filled with rich maritime history and fascinating stories. On June 1st, we will be hosting a spectacular Boat Parade, with participation from various esteemed Hudson River Yacht clubs, led by the US Coast Guard and Naval Militia. Free Park Admission.

Our special guest is Miss NY, and we extend our sincere thanks to Greene County Tourism and NY by Rail for their support. After 150 years, the lighthouse still serves as a beacon to ships on the Hudson River, being the last lighthouse at the north end of the Hudson River.

There used to be 14 lighthouses on the river, but due to neglect and lack of funds, only 7 remain.

The Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society (HALPS) took over the lighthouse in 1982, inheriting its deteriorating structure. Through time and devotion, the lighthouse was restored close to its former beauty. Today, HALPS continues to care for the lighthouse, welcoming visitors, sharing its tales, and raising funds to ensure the light shines forever.

Join us in the celebration of this historic milestone and help support the Hudson- Athens Lighthouse by volunteering, making donations, or exploring sponsorship opportunities.

Together, we can preserve this iconic landmark for generations to come. Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Music and Festivities: Hudson Riverfront Park Launching at the Athens, NY Boat Launch at 12:00 pm Float Plan: From Athens, NY port, boats will sail down to Catskill, passing the Rip Van Winkle Bridge, turn around in Catskill’s Dutchman Landing and head back to Hudson Riverfront Park, circling the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse.

Visit halps.org for float plan schedule and tune in to FM 107.5. For boat or vendor participation Please email events@hudsonathenslighthouse.org


Jun 01 2024


11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Henry Hudson Riverfront Park
Henry Hudson Riverfront Park
1 Water St Rd, Hudson, NY, USA


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