Waterfront Wednesdays

Presenting Six Weeks of Free Community Programming at the Hudson Waterfront July 5th – August 9, 2023

Mark your calendars and get ready for the return of the highly anticipated Waterfront Wednesdays, now in its fourth year, commencing on July 5th.

This beloved community event, presented by The Hudson Sloop Club, The Hudson Arts Coalition, and Operation Unite New York, invites residents and visitors alike to immerse themselves in six weeks of vibrant cultural programming that celebrates the spirit of togetherness, accessibility, and artistic expression. Best of all, it’s entirely free for everyone to enjoy.

Every Wednesday, from July 5th to August 9th, the Hudson Waterfront will come alive with a diverse range of activities and entertainment that cater to all ages and interests. The evening begins with an African drum circle from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM, fostering a sense of rhythm and unity within the community.

As the sun sets, prepare to be captivated by live programming at 7:00 PM, featuring an eclectic lineup of talented artists who will enchant audiences with their unique sounds and vibrant energy.

New this year is beloved Hudson M.C., Loki Anthony, who will be hosting the weekly festivities.

The lineup for Waterfront Wednesdays 2023 includes:

• Beautiful Racket – July 5th

• Andes Manta Music – July 12th

• Lex Gray and the Urban Pioneers – July 19th

• Pocket Merchant – July 26th

• Social Justice Leadership Academy – August 2nd

• Swap Meet Dance Party – August 9th

Waterfront Wednesdays is not just about music and entertainment—it’s about fostering a deep connection with the majestic Hudson River. Emphasizing community accessibility, the event offers a wide array of on-the-river activities that are free for all participants. From dockside fishing to exhilarating sailing excursions and enchanting trips to the lighthouse, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a first-time adventurer, come aboard and create lasting memories on the sparkling waters. 42 Allen Street Hudson NY 12534 www.waterfrontwednesdays.org

Waterfront Wednesdays is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by CREATE Council on the Arts. This project has been supported by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Our Visiting Vessels program was made possible through generous support from the City of Hudson and the Berkshire Taconic Foundation.

We are also incredibly grateful for our local business community sponsors:

Halfmoon Hudson
Clever Property Management
Rivertown Lodge
The law offices of Zoe Paolantonio
Spotty Dog Books & Ale
Nicole Vidor Real Estate
Columbia Memorial Hospital
This Old Hudson
Shaina Marron
Anthony D’Argenzio, Shaina Marron, Rachel Haley
And generous individual anonymous sponsors Join us at Waterfront Wednesdays 2023 and celebrate the spirit of community, art, and the beauty of the Hudson River.

For more information, please visit www.waterfrontwednesdays.org.

About The Hudson Sloop Club:
The Hudson Sloop Club Inc. was founded in 2014. Inspired by the rich history of sloop clubs started by Pete Seeger, the Hudson Sloop Club is a grassroots, mostly volunteer organization which aims to protect, restore and celebrate the Hudson River through community engagement. We have accomplished this through free public sails, afterschool and summer camp programs, all-age boatbuilding classes, and river clean-up events. In 2022 we partnered with 6 different vessels to host 43 public, free-of-charge boat trips, which served 544 passengers. In 2023 we look forward to introducing our solar-powered mobile ecology education center. Starting in 2021, we have been granted annual contracts with the City of Hudson to manage their commercial dock space and encourage vessels specializing in public programming and education to visit Hudson, NY.

About Operation Unite New York:
The mission of Operation Unite NY is to serve youth through quality arts and education programs that will produce well-rounded, progressive youth who will enter adulthood with a sense of direction, self-esteem, social consciousness, and a strong connection to community and culture. Operation Unite NY celebrates thirty-one years of serving the community.

About The Hudson Arts Coalition:
The Hudson Arts Coalition (HArC) is a member-based organization with a mission to create a fertile and nurturing environment for the arts in the greater Hudson area. With regional networks, resources, and support, HArC provides leadership in cultural planning and advocacy


Aug 09 2023


5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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