Saturday, July 27, 2013

Heading to NY and CT

We are headed out East to be part of the Honor the Two Row Wampum events. The canoes left on July 10 and are part of a send off festival that begin today in Troy NY.  This epic canoe trip is a symbolic reenactment, drawing attention to the treaties made centuries before and will end with a march across Manhattan to the United Nations for World Indigenous Day.

I am pleased to serve as a mediator/observer...

Full Schedule

Our Family Schedule:
Friday, August 2: Launch from Margret Norrie State Park (launch 11 am)
Land @ Poughkeepsie at Hudson River Rowing Association Dock, 270-272 N Water St, Poughkeepsie, NY (map)
Camping site @ Hudson River Rowing Association Dock
Lacrosse: The Creator’s Game Presentation, 5:30 pm
Key contact: Jack Manno, local contacts Paul Gorgen and Stephanie Santagada Wells

Saturday, August 3: Launch from Poughkeepsie* (launch 10 am)
Event @ 9:30 am: Welcome on the Walkway Gathering to Welcome Paddlers and Unity Riders to mid-Hudson Valley: Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Poughkeepsie Entrance: 61 Parker Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12601; Highland entrance: 87 Haviland Road  Highland, NY 12528 website:
Lunch @ Marlboro Yacht Club, End of Dock Road, Marlboro, NY website:
Land @ Long Dock Park, Beacon, NY
Directions to landing site: from Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, go 1.8 miles south on Route 9D, right on Beekman St., Right on Red Flynn Drive then immediate left on Long Dock Rd.

Beacon Two Row Wampum Festival at Riverfront Park, Beacon, NY, 11 am – 8 pm (for directions, see
Campsite @ David Eberle’s land, 35 Slocum Rd, Beacon, NY 12508
Directions to camp from Newburgh Beacon Bridge: south on RT 9D, 3.3 miles; Turn right onto Grandview Ave; Take the 1st left to stay on Grandview Ave.; Continue onto Slocum Rd, camping on the Right.

August 4: Launch from Long Dock Park in Beacon (launch 11 am)
Land, event and camp @ Dockside Park, West St. and Fish St., Cold Springs, NY 10516 ‎(map) (arrive 2 pm) Follow Main Street toward the river, turn Right to Dockside Park.
The Two Row Wampum: Past, Present and Future, 4 pm
Key contact: Terry Eckert, local contact Rosemarie Pennella

Monday, August 5: Launch from Cold Springs Dockside Park (launch 10:30 am)
Lunch and Sharing the River of Life event @ Peekskill: 12:00 noon at Riverfront Green Park, Peekskill, off of Hudson St, Adjacent to the train station. Paddlers land at 1:30.
Land @ Stony Point (arrive 5 pm)
Campsite at Stony Point Center: 17 Cricketown Road, Stony Point, NY
Interfaith Peace and Friendship Event at 7:30pm Stony Point Center, 17 Cricketown Road, Stony Point, NY
Key contact: Lena Duby, local contact Turtle McDermott

(Unity Riders will be Danbury CT and staying at the Second Brigade Governor's Horse camp in Newtown CT)

Tuesday, August 6: Launch from Stony Point (launch 11 am)
Land, event and campsite @ Croton Point Park, 1A Croton Point Ave, Croton-on-Hudson, NY ‎(map) (arrive 1 pm)
Elders Share Haudenosaunee History Event, 3 pm
Key contact: Lena Duby, local contacts: Andrew Courtney or Mary Hegarty

Rejoin the Canoe route:
Wednesday, August 7: Launch from Croton Point Park (launch 10:30 am)
Lunch @ Nyack Beach State Park, 698 N Broadway, Upper Nyack, NY (map)
Land @ Parelli Park, Hudson Way and Piermont Ave, Piermont, NY (arrive 5 pm)
Camp @ 31 Ferry Road (Piermont Pier entrance/ball field)
Sharing the River of Life program, 7 pm, Goswick Pavilion, Ferry Road, Piermont
Key Contact: Lena Duby, local contacts Laurie Seeman and Margaret Grace

Thursday August 8: Piermont to Inwood/Yonkers (launch 10:30am)
Launch @ Parelli Park, Hudson Way and Piermont Ave, Piermont, NY
Lunch stop to be determined. Either at Beczak Environmental Center 35 Alexander St, Yonkers, NY 10701 OR Kennedy Marina/JFK Marina and Park at the end of JFK Memorial Drive, off of Warburton Avenue, Yonkers NY 10701
Land @ Dyckman Street landing, at La Marina Restaurant 348 Dyckman St New York, NY 10034
Poetry and Spoken Word: Two Rows and More, 6:30 pm at Inwood Hill Park, NYC
CAMPING SITE IN YONKERS THIS NIGHT. (See lunch stop information)

Friday August 9: Inwood to Pier 96*
Paddlers shuttled from Yonkers to Inwood and launch from: La Marina Restaurant 348 Dyckman St New York, NY 10034
Launch time at SUNRISE
Land @ Downtown Boathouse, Pier 96 at 57th St. on west side of Manhattan) (map)

10:00am: Landing and Welcome by Dutch Consul General and Other dignitaries  
11:30am: March to United Nations
1:30pm: Welcome of Paddlers to the United Nations
at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 833 1st Ave, New York, NY, (map)
3:00pm: UN Event to commemorate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (invitation only)
Key contact: Aya Yamamoto
NYC housing locations:
Judson Memorial Church: 55 Washington Square S New York, NY 10012
Quaker Meeting house near Brooklyn Friends School

Saturday, August 10: New York City Two Row Festival
11 am – 5 pm, Brookfield Place/World Financial Center, west of World Trade Center, (map)
Comedian Charlie Hill (Oneida, Mohawk, Cree), Akwesasne Women Singers, Sherri Waterman & The Haudenosaunee Singers and Dancers, SilverCloud Singers (intertribal), Josephine Tarrant (Kuna/Rappahannock/Hopi/Ho-Chunk), Speakers: Tadodaho Sid Hill, Chief Oren Lyons, Chief Jake Edwards, native artisans, children’s activities, and more.
*Events in collaboration with the Dakota Unity Riders