• clearwaterhome1Environmental Activism Since 1969

    New York City Friends of Clearwater, Inc.
     is a chartered sloop club of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. We support Clearwater by teaching to protect the Hudson River and related waterways and shores, including New York Harbor through education, advocacy, and celebration.

    We have most recently been involved in educating and organizing around the issues of Hydrofracturing and the dangers of Indian Point nuclear facility. NYCFC's focus and energy is Environmental Education, emphasizing what each person can do to help affect changes they want to see. We have taught in schools, and educate at street fairs, in public forums, and at festivals throughout New York City. We educate NYCFC members and the public during our monthly meetings and our annual sail on the sloop Clearwater. We let people know about some of the problems facing the environment and simple things that everyone can do to help.
  • NYCFC Promotes Awareness of:
    • Preserving Drinking Water Quality
    • Hydrofacking dangers
    • Cleaning up nearby waters and surrounding shores 
    • Protecting our harbor from pollutants and sewage
    • The hazard of having a nuclear power plant near NYC
    • Dangers of new power plants planned on the Husdon
    • Alternate energy sources ie. Solar & Wind power
    • Making homes and businesses environmentally friendly
    • The benefits of recycling and the processes used
    • Preserving environmental regulations for Manhattans' Hudson River Park and other parks throughout the region
    • Incineration vs. Recycling
    • Love of the Hudson River - try human powered boating
    • The beauty of sail power. Come on our annual members sail on the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
    • How YOU can help make our waters, shores, and drinking water cleaner and safer for the benefit of all the life on the planet.
  • New York City Friends of Clearwater, Inc. educates members and community on regional environmental issues that include protecting and preserving the Hudson River, NY Harbor, related waterways, drinking water, and life in and around these waters and shores.

NYCFC has a Facebook page!

We have needed this. Pete believed in social media even though he personally wasn't into electronics. It is fitting that our founder and friends passing moved us to get our FB page up and running. Please go there to see the tributes to our and everones Pete…

People's Music Network Winter Gathering 2014 - Fri, Sat SunNYC Friends of Clearwater is happy to be a co-sponsor of this amazing annual event.

The People’s Music Network will hold its Winter Gathering in New York City on the weekend of January 24-26, 2014.  A Friday night get-together/potluck/sing-along will take place at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 83 Christopher St., Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Saturday and Sunday events will be at the Renaissance Charter School (an unaffiliated, unionized, not-for-profit school), 35-59 81st St., Jackson Heights, Queens. The theme for the weekend will be “Unity through Diversity”. For information, contact Diane Crowe, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  - 413-548-9394.
Peoples Music Network (PMN) uses music and culture to bring about social change.  It is a network of musicians, performers, song-writers, DJs, sound and recording engineers, music lovers, activist cultural workers, record and concert producers, promoters and archivists whose artistry is rooted in political and social activism. PMN is a welcoming place for new musicians and songwriters as well as seasoned veterans.  It is a culturally diverse group of people committed to building community, promoting social justice, ending oppression and having fun in the process. PMN has been holding gatherings in different cities each winter since 1977.
The Winter Gathering will begin on Friday night, January 24 at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Registration opens at 6:00 pm followed by a potluck at 6:30 pm and music starting at 7:30 pm. A sing-along will be led by PMN’s 2014 Artists-in-Residence, Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner, aka Magpie, as well as other members of PMN. Bring your favorite songs that reflect our commitment to social, ecological and economic justice.

At the Renaissance Charter School on Saturday and Sunday, there will be workshops on songwriting, musicianship, marketing one’s music, diverse musical genres, local activism and singing. Also included are song swaps of funny songs and rounds, as well as songs about labor, gender, war and peace, racial and economic justice, and environmental issues. Also on Saturday there will be a plenary on the Power of Song offered by Magpie. Sunday morning will begin with Songs of the Spirit in which the entire gathering participates and will continue with another workshop session and a Children’s Concert, open to the public.

New this year are the three mini-concerts that will take place on Saturday. Each mini-concert will have three acts, featuring members of the New York music scene:  Alexandra Bradbury, Jorge Lugo, Caroline Doctorow, Jeremiah Birnbaum, Lords of Liechtenstein, Sonia de los Santos, Spiritchild Mental Notes, Art Start and The Peace Poets. The public is invited to attend the concerts for a small fee.

Over 100 PMN members will be coming from out of town and will need lodging for the weekend. If you can provide a homestay for the weekend or need hospitality, email  Ellen Davidson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Register on-line at www.peoplesmusic.org
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