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Rhythm and Flight with THE BIG TAKEOVER and THE RIVERTOWN KIDS!

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Rhythm and Flight with THE BIG TAKEOVER and THE RIVERTOWN KIDS!

Time: August 23, 2012 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Scenic Hudson's Long Dock Park
Street: Long Dock Road
City/Town: Beacon
Website or Map: http://www.scenichudson.org
Phone: 845 473 4440 ext. 273
Event Type: free, concert
Organized By: Anthony Coneski
Latest Activity: Aug 20, 2012

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Event Description

In collaboration with Mill Street Loft Arts,Scenic Hudson will conclude the Rhythm on the Riverfront series with a "build a kite" activity. As families arrive to hear the performance on the waterfront, children will be encouraged to create kites that are inspired by the beauty of the birds of the Hudson River. Once the kites are completed, children will run and play with their charming works of art as they take flight while families enjoy the last performance of the series.

The Big Takeover is a high energy sextet, with a refreshingly upbeat, yet groove oriented, party making approach to interpreting the Jamaican tradition of rocksteady, ska and reggae music. Formed in the funky college town of New Paltz, NY in 2007 and named after bassist Rob Kissner and drummer Sam Tritto’s proclivity for commandeering the stereo at campus parties, this band of self-taught musicians has acquired a habit of making audiences look, listen and dance.

The Rivertown Kids is a community group of musically-minded young people, envisioned and supported by Pete Seeger and located in his home town in the Hudson River Valley. Our mission is to gather together young people (ages 9-14 years) who are willing to make a commitment to social and environmental justice by singing, songwriting, recording, and performing to 'get the word out' about living in a more responsible world. Rivertown Kids work hard. We give our time and energy to be part of the solution to building a better world...in our own unique way.

Rhythm and Flight is presented by Local 845 in collaboration with Scenic Hudson and Mill Street Loft Arts. While at the park, check out its exciting amenities, including a kayak pavilion, beach for launching boats and the newly renovated River Center.

Parking is limited; if possible, please carpool, walk, bike or use mass transit. (The park is a short walk from Beacon’s Metro-North station and ferry landing.) Viewing space is not limited, but we recommend bringing a blanket or camp chair.

MEETING PLACE: Scenic Hudson's Long Dock Park

DIRECTIONS: From Newburgh-Beacon Bridge: 1.8 miles south on Rte. 9D, right on Beekman St., right on Red Flynn Dr. (over railroad tracks), immediate left on Long Dock Rd. Mass transit: The park is a short walk from the Beacon train station and ferry landing.

QUESTIONS/RSVP: Contact Scenic Hudson Parks Event and Volunteer Coordinator Anthony Coneski:aconeski@scenichudson.org, 845-473-4440 x273

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