On Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:30, the Nyack library will be showing the film America’s First River – Bill Moyers on the Hudson part one: Stories From the Hudson.
This is the first event at the Nyack Library commemorating the Hudson Fulton Champlain Quadricentennial. That means it is 400 years since Hudson came up the river and Champlain came down the lake. Fulton is thrown in there because it is a little over 200 years since his steam navigation of the river. The movie is a good introduction to the river, its history and culture. Part two (The Fight to Save the River) is on March 31st at 6:30.
There are many other programs scheduled for the year including lectures and a monthly book discussion group on Hudson River topics. The first book is Riverkeepers: Two Activists Fight to Claim Our Environment as a Basic Human Right by John Cronin and Robert Kennedy, Jr. We will discuss it on Tuesday March 10th at 7PM. A related lecture is also in the works. More details to follow soon. For a full list of currently scheduled Quad events at the library click here.
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