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Explore the exploration vessels

Detailed replicas of Columbus’ ships to dock in Newburgh

Replicas of the Nina and the Pinta will pull into Newburgh’s waterfront this weekend. Tours of the ships will be offered.
- Courtesy photo

By Ray Fashona

NEWBURGH – Imagine sailing uncharted seas more 500 years ago, making a voyage fraught with danger – both known and unknown.

Visitors can get a small taste of what it might have been like when two replica ships, the Nina and the Pinta, pull into Newburgh’s waterfront this weekend. Tours of the ships, as historically correct as if Columbus was still leading them to the New World, will be offered July 18-20 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Stephen Sanger, who has captained the Nina for six years, said the ships, built by the Columbus Foundation, are really floating museums. The Nina, he noted, was built entirely without power tools. Before a board was planed or a nail driven, three years of research went into making the ship as historically accurate as possible, Sanger said.

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Northern Dutchess News

Vintage love:
Hyde Park set for car show

Dutchess Cruisers members Tony Lupparelli, Charlie Evans, George Golden and Rick Wood admire the full race 250 cubic inch six banger in Wood's 1961 Comet, while preparing for the upcoming Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce Car Show and Street Fair. Wood's car was built around the availability of this particular engine, which came via the legendary Jack Clifford racing shop in Wildomar, California. Photo by Curtis Schmidt

by jim donick

Hyde Park’s annual Chamber of Commerce Car Show and Street Fair will be turning the town into one large block party on Sunday, July 20. The event is set from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the old Stop and Shop parking lot at the intersection of Route 9 and the Dutchess County Veterans Memorial Highway.

Well over 200 vintage cars will be descending on the village as the centerpiece of this annual fund-raiser for the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce. It will help to fund everything from holiday decorations in the winter to the various banners that line the streets year ‘round and many other ongoing programs that feed the spirit of Hyde Park.

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Beacon Free Press

Tribute to Peter & Toshi

Seegerfest features five days of free events to honor couple

Pete and Toshi Seeger were married for nearly 70 years. She was said to be the engine that aided him in much of his success.
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By Goldee Greene, Staff Writer/Arts & Entertainment

SeegerFest, five days of free music, dance, film, river rides, and boat rowing, will take take place in the Hudson Valley and New York City to honor the memory of Pete and Toshi Seeger. The festival will take place from Thursday, July 17 to Monday, July 21.

Venues range from the Beacon Sloop Club, Ashokan Center in the Woodstock area and Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie, to Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park, SummerStage in Central Park and the Bronx.

Artists include Judy Collins, Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary, Holly Near, Steve Earle, David Amram, Roland Moussaa, Guy Davis, Hudson Valley Sloop Singers, Paul Winter Consort and hip-hop DJ Kool Herc.

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