This year marks the Quadricentennial of Henry Hudson's voyage up the Hudson River, and our area has lots of celebrations planned. You can check out some of the events, read about the history, and download lesson plans at ExploreNY400.
On June 6th and 7th, a flotilla of tall ships sailed up the Hudson River to commemorate Hudson's voyage. Leading off was a replica of his ship, the Half Moon. Following her were the Clearwater, the Mystic Whaler, the Onrust (a replica of the first Dutch ship built in New York), and the Clipper City, as well as Coast Guard Cutters, a historic tugboat, the Riverkeeper, and more.
We had a wonderful view of the flotilla from Beczak Environmental Education Center in Yonkers, where the kids were able to make flags to wave at the passing ships.
After the ships sailed northwards, Mikro participated in Beczak's Catch of the Day seining program.
From there, we headed up to the Echo Canoe Launch in Croton for some bird watching and a picnic lunch. Then we got together with friends for some rowdy kid fun. One of Mikro's friend's mamas made him a flower circlet to wear in his hair. Well, my brother calls him the King of the Hippie Boys, so I guess he needed crowned!