NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Singers at a festival this weekend at Croton Point Park will pay tribute to Clearwater’s late founders Pete and Toshi Seeger.
Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival was inspired by the late Pete Seeger’s desire to clean up the Hudson River. Over 40 years ago, the Seegers built the sloop the Clearwater, a floating classroom to help in the fight to clean the river.
Organizer Steve Lurie said the idea of the festival started in the 1960s.
“There were these folk picnics, they were called back then, to raise money,” Lurie told WCBS 880’s Sean Adams.