Hudson River Journeys

The friendship of two men whose life works were inspired by the Hudson River share their passion in the documentary Hudson River Journeys. For painter Len Tantillo and folk-singer Pete Seeger, the Hudson is more than Americas First River it is a proud heritage to be protected and cherished. Hudson River Journeys explores the events of the past through the eyes of the artists today. Modern-day painter Tantillo paints the reality of what life was like on and along the banks of the river. Historians and authors in Hudson River Journeys will explain the events depicted in his paintings starting with The Trading House, 1615 which shows Fort Nassau, a building that historically marks the beginning of the development of New York State by Europeans. Each major period of change, right through the Industrial Age, will be discussed and explored through paintings, drawings and artifacts. The documentary, however, is first and foremost a love story: a passionate look at the people, now and then, who have made the Hudson River what it is today, and who are fighting to preserve it for tomorrow. Videography by award-winning videographer Paul Frederick provides a breathtaking look at the Hudson today, celebrating the natural splendor that can be found along the shore through beautiful scenic vistas captured during each of the four seasons. If you go: Hudson River Journeys - presented Friday, April 20, 7 p.m. Tickets are $5, with reservations suggested due to limited seating. Call for more information: 846-7336.

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