The 1817 Hudson River Kidnapping Case: Details & Outcome

The recent New York Almanack post, “Kidnapped Into Slavery On The Hudson River” reprinted an early report of the crime by the New York Evening Post. The accused kidnappers were put on trial (and convicted). This incident is one of the approximately 50 case studies included in my book Solomon Northup’s Kindred: The Kidnapping of … Read more

Hudson River Valley Institute Announces the Creation of Student Research Fund

Each semester, the Hudson River Valley Institute (HRVI) hosts Marist College student interns from a variety of disciplines and areas of study. In order to expand the resources available to these students, HRVI is seeking support to establish an endowed fund for the purpose of providing enrichment opportunities that enable interns to undertake more impactful … Read more

Hudson River Fireboat McKean History, Restoration Talk Saturday

The Van Cortlandtville Historical Society will host a talk on the legacy of the FDNY Fireboat John D. McKean on the Hudson on Saturday, May 21st. David Rocco of Yorktown, an accomplished photographer and historic preservationist, will talk about the life and legacy of the historic Fireboat, as well as the ongoing efforts to restore … Read more

Hudson Valley Segment of Statewide Birding Trail Opens

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the grand opening of the Hudson Valley segment of the New York State Birding Trail to highlight the State’s world-class and wide-ranging birding opportunities. The Hudson Valley segment includes 39 locations on public lands throughout six counties, providing a variety of quality birding experiences … Read more

Albany-Hudson Electric Trail Exhibit & Lecture in Hudson

The Hudson Area Library, in partnership with Columbia Friends of the Electric Trail, have announced an exhibit on the interpretative panels along the Electric Trail in Columbia and Rensselaer counties, set to open on Saturday, May 7th. The exhibition runs through June 30th. An opening reception will be held from 3 to 5 pm in … Read more

Grants Now Available for Hudson River Estuary Communities

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced $ 1.14 million in competitive grant funding is now available to help communities in the Hudson River Estuary watershed increase resiliency to flooding, protect water quality, fish, and wildlife habitat, and improve recreational access and education for all, including people with disabilities and New Yorkers … Read more

Hudson River and the Clean Water Act at 50

Riverkeeper, New York State’s clean water advocate, will host “50 Years Strong: An Earth Day Event with Riverkeeper, Clearwater and Scenic Hudson,” a free virtual program set for April 20th. In this program Tracy Brown, Riverkeeper’s new President and Hudson Riverkeeper, and David Toman, the new Executive Director of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, will join … Read more