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Acclaimed author Russell Shorto to address Dutch underpinnings of America

In Get Wet, Maritime, Region on November 14, 2009 at 7:16 pm

Next Tuesday, The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich (HSTG), kicks off the second program in a series celebrating the 400th anniversary year of Henry Hudson’s 1609 arrival in New York Harbor. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

Two Events Commemorating New York's 400th Anniversary

In Get Wet, Maritime, Region on September 25, 2009 at 12:52 am

New York’s Quadricentennial celebration continues this upcoming weekend with an exhibition in Albany and a conference in the mid-Hudson Valley, the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced today. Read the rest of this entry »

'Henry Hudson' tulip baptized in New York

In Dive In, Maritime, Notable Nautical on September 18, 2009 at 5:38 pm

The Netherlands’ Princess Maxima was in Manhattan’s Battery Park last week, baptizing Holland’s newest tulip — the ‘Henry Hudson.’ Read the rest of this entry »

Party down Dutch-style during this weeklong celebration of NYC’s forebears

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Maritime on September 9, 2009 at 6:08 pm

As that “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” song goes, “New York was once New Amsterdam”; now, the Netherlands and New York honor that connection Read the rest of this entry »

Tang and Albany Institute tell different tales of Hudson River

In Dive In, Get Wet, Natural Waterfront, Region on September 8, 2009 at 2:09 pm

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River’s Meaning to Indians, Before and After Hudson

In Bronx, Get Wet, Public Waterfront on September 8, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Although our awareness of the voyages of Henry Hudson, Robert Fulton and Samuel Champlain may have vastly increased over the past year — courtesy of exhibitions, performances and publications celebrating 400 years of European settlement in the Hudson River Valley — most of us are still fairly ignorant when it comes to the native people who once inhabited the region. Read the rest of this entry »

Looking back at Hudson River history on the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's epic sail

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Maritime on September 7, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Just as a river is considered the lifeblood of any city, within the murky waters of the Hudson flows the history of New York – the great metropolis that began as a little Dutch trading colony named Nieuw Amsterdam. Read the rest of this entry »

New York’s Coldest Case: A Murder Trail 400 Years Old

In Get Wet, Maritime, Region on September 4, 2009 at 3:25 pm

The victim: John Colman
Not much is known about him, much less about his murder. His body was hastily buried and has never been found. A weapon was recovered, but it vanished. Read the rest of this entry »

Henry Hudson's New York

In Get Wet, Maritime, Public Waterfront, Region on September 4, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Henry Hudson, an English explorer under contract to the Dutch, sailed into New York’s Upper Bay 400 years ago today — setting in motion mighty historical forces that led directly to the magnificent metropolis that exists today. Read the rest of this entry »