Pier A Park in Hoboken (follow First St. east across Sinatra Drive—at the very end of the pier is where the show will be)
The City of Hoboken is sponsoring a concert celebrating the life, work and music of Pete Seeger, who just turned 90. Seeger wrote many familiar American folk songs and made many more widely popular. A lifelong political activist, he stood up to the House Un-American Activities Committee when they questioned his politics and to General Electric when they polluted his beloved Hudson River.
Pete's upriver from us in Beacon, NY. He's done a lot with his boat, The Clearwater, to educate people about the ecology of the wonderful Hudson. The Clearwater sloop will be docked at Erie Lackawanna station from 7-9PM at the inlet between Pier A Park and New Jersey Transit. Crew members will be on hand to talk about their mission. http://www.clearwater.org/music.html
The Demolition String Band, with Elena Skye, Boo Reiners, Dave Post (Swingadelic) and Clarence Ferrari (Blue Harvest), are the host band for the night.
The All Hoboken Youth Chorus will kick off the concert. The Chorus includes children from nursery through high school, from our public, charter, and private schools.
Other performers include:
Kate Jacobs, Jon & Deena of The Cucumbers, jazz clarinetist Perry Robinson, Gene D Plumber, Abbe Rivers, Eddie Fogarty, Dave Lambert, Tom Vincent, Dave Calamoneri, Annalee Van Kleeck, Emily Turonis, and Ray Korona
You know these songs! One of Pete Seeger's great passions is to get people singing together. So bring a blanket or beach chair and come prepared to sing into the night, out across the Hudson.