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Hudson River Fair this Saturday will offer boat tour

In Get Wet, Maritime, Region on September 25, 2009 at 12:56 am

Tours on a replica of Henry Hudson’s ship, a pair of singers from Netherlands, and Native American cultural demonstrations are among the items on tap for this weekend’s Hudson River Fair. Read the rest of this entry »

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New York City’s ‘Birth Certificate’: $24 and All That

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Maritime on September 11, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Beginning Sunday, not far from where the saltwater of the sea and the freshwater of the river bearing Henry Hudson’s name intermingle in an estuary that nestles along the island of Manhattan, the documents that began it all will be on display: meticulously preserved ledgers with ornate scripts, delicately colored maps and drawings, an official government pronouncements that gave birth to New Amsterdam and led ultimately to the creation of the City of New York. Read the rest of this entry »

Exploring Dutch Legacy 400 Years After Hudson

In Get Wet, Maritime, Region on July 4, 2009 at 3:18 pm

“Dutch New York: The Roots of Hudson Valley Culture,” an ambitious exhibition at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, reveals how New Yorkers have both embraced and mocked their Dutch heritage since 1609, when Henry Hudson first sailed up the river that now bears his name. Read the rest of this entry »

Poet to write on port of New York anniversary

In Get Wet, Maritime, Region on June 26, 2009 at 5:57 pm

Nationally known Milwaukee poet John Koethe is among a stellar list of people invited to write a poem for the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s discovery of the port of New York. Read the rest of this entry »

Join Discover Boating on the Water for Hudson River Day!

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Maritime, Public Waterfront on May 29, 2009 at 4:12 pm

New York’s 400th Anniversary on the Hudson River! Read the rest of this entry »

200 Dutch bikes in NYC for 400 years of friendship

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on April 10, 2009 at 3:29 pm

400 wheels representing 400 years of friendship between New York City and the Netherlands. Read the rest of this entry »

Proud Amsterdam Celebrates New York, and Itself

In Dive In, Maritime on April 9, 2009 at 12:29 am

Relegated by history to a mostly forgotten footnote, the government and people of the Netherlands proudly stepped forward last week to remind the world that if America begins in New York, then New York began 400 years ago thanks largely to the Dutch. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrating 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson’s Historic Voyage

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Maritime on March 30, 2009 at 2:42 am

Looking for something to celebrate? How about the commemoration of New York’s 400th birthday beginning next Saturday? Read the rest of this entry »

Program to Explore Origins of American Commerce, Culture, and Values at South Street Seaport Museum

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Maritime on January 14, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Exploring the beginnings of New York as a pluralistic seaport and crossroads of goods and cultures that continues to shape American character and identity, the South Street Seaport Museum will present New Amsterdam: The Island at the Center of the World in Fall 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Hudson River Museum Announces Dutch New York: The Roots of Hudson Valley

In Get Wet, Maritime, Region on January 6, 2009 at 5:04 pm

The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, will mark the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage to the New World with the exhibition Dutch New York: The Roots of Hudson Valley Culture, June 9, 2009 through January 10, 2010. Read the rest of this entry »