A Celebration of His Life, Music, and Message
Sunday, October 6, 2019 4PM to 7PM
Nyack Center, 58 Depew Avenue, Nyack, NY 10960


Seeger, pictured in Nyack doing a fundraiser for the Clearwater Sloop


 You might say Pete Seeger’s formative years occurred when he attended first and second grade in Nyack NY. He later attended Harvard, but he dropped out after a year to tour the country, singing with Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, and later, in spite of being blacklisted, with the Weavers at Carnegie Hall.
A world renowned folk singer and social activist, one of his major achievements was cleaning up the Hudson River. Seeger and his wife Toshi organized the construction of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater which played an important role in the passage of laws to clean up the entire nation’s waters. In 1972 Seeger and the Clearwater crew sailed the sloop to Washington, DC and personally delivered a petition - with hundreds of thousands of signatures, and then led people singing in the halls of Congress. That same year the Federal Water Pollution Control Act was passed – over Nixon’s veto. The Clearwater is still sailing, and proceeds of this concert will be donated to support continued sailings, hopefully keeping our river clean.
Ten years ago, at the age of 90, Seeger strolled down Depew Avenue, banjo on his back, and played at a health rally at what is now Skateboard Park. In 1994 Seeger was awarded the National Medal of Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts.
This celebration will acquaint people with his songs, his ideals, his impact, and hopefully his spirit, with some of the best musicians in Rockland playing with great skill and heart.

For tickets and information, visit facebook, go to Pete Seeger Centennial Celebration
Or search: Pete Seeger Centennial Celebration Eventbrite
Proceeds to benefit the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Our outstanding performers include:
The Roues Brothers (Host Band)
Jon Pousette-Dart
Aztec Two-Step 2.0
Sam Waymon & Jeff Doctorow
Adam Falcon

Joe D'Urso
Claudia Coenen of the legendary Bergerfolk
Pat Keating
Shirley Crabbe

Patrick Stanfield Jones
w/Roy “Diggit” Dermer
David and Jacob Bernz

Gary Solomon
Big Jim Wheeler
Wally Glickman
Leo Vera
Cool Mess

Sponsored by:
Rockland Citizens Action Network

Rockland United
Rockland Water Coalition
NAACP of Spring Valley and NAACP of Nyack
Sierra Club/ NJ & Rockland
Community of Living Traditions at Stony Point Center
Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance
Power of Ten
Rockland Immigration Coalition

Nyack Park Conservancy
Rockland County Pride Center
The Turning Point
Maureen's Jazz