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Battenkill Runs Through It River Festival

Annual Battenkill River Festival Hosted by Battenkill Conservancy

When and where

Date and time

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Battenkill Riverfront Park, Route 29, Greenwich Town Beach Greenwich, NY 12834



About this event

Battenkill Conservancy's annual river festival, The Battenkill Runs Through It happens Saturday, May 27th from Noon to 4pm at the Battenkill Riverside Park just north of the Village of Greenwich on State Route 29. A free, fun-filled day of river focused activities include the popular “Picky Bug Table”; kayak and canoe rides, fly fishing demonstrations, riparian buffer planting information and a kid friendly scavenger hunt.

Dave Michaels, Morning DJ for the capital region's top radio station, @WEXT Radio 97.7 & 106.1 FM, emcees the day and his take on the best of the Local 518 musical scene. This year Dave hopes to discover new, up and coming local 518 musicians at the festival's community jam sessions and informal lessons. The first session will be led by world class fiddler, George Wilson. Bring a fiddle, guitar, banjo or mandolin to join in. Foot stompers and hand clappers welcome as well. A second session offers a world exploration of drumming and percussive forms & sounds. The talented and dedicated drummer/percussionist and educator, Brian Melick of Udoboy Music will share his rhythms and simple techniques to bring alive the sounds and voices of many into a communal songfest. In between the two musical offerings, local dance troupe, Lilli Loveday & Dancers will once again offer a special ode to the river with their thoughtful and graceful movements.

Food offerings from local favorites including Rolling Radish and Casa Reyes will be on hand to ensure a hearty and tasty 'Battenkill Picnic Plate'. Sweets and treats along with local beverages will round out the offerings. The festival has taken place at the Battenkill Riverside Park (formerly known as the Greenwich Town Beach) for the past 10 years working to highlight the importance of watershed protection, riparian buffers, stream connectivity and the need for open space and public access to the river for all.

The free event is open to all. For more information, (518) 677-2545

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