Kafenica Plays Greek and Southern Mediterranean Music Aboard the Solaris

Date(s) - Thu, Jun 23, 2022
5:30 pm

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Hudson River Maritime Museum


Kafenica Plays Greek and Southern Mediterranean Music Aboard the Solaris Solar Powered Boat
Thursday, June 23, 2022
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
$28 – $32
Solaris Boat Tours @ Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
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### Kafenica
Kafenica began as an informal weekly get-together of friends who love to play the music of Greece, the Southern Mediterranean and Eastern Europe that they have learned at music workshops and while traveling in foreign lands.
The music evokes memories of music and dance festivals many of the members have attended in Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania and Turkey and features lively tunes in odd meters and unusual scales. The music is made for dancing and celebration and is as spirited as the local hootch found throughout the region.
Laura Wilson Crimmins, violin
Sean Crimmins, bazouki
Max Fass, accordion
### Meet Solaris
Solaris is the Hudson River Maritime Museum’s 100% solar-powered tour boat and floating classroom. She was built by the museum’s restoration crew, under the direction of Jim Kricker, on-site at the museum’s Wooden Boat School. Solaris is the only solar-powered boat in operation on the Hudson River. She does not require fossil fuels to operate.
Designed by marine architect Dave Gerr from a concept developed by David Borton, owner of Sustainable Energy, our tour boat is commercial in design, meeting all U.S. Coast Guard regulations for commercial passenger-carrying vessels. In late 2018, the vessel passed her speed/range endurance test under the watchful eye of Coast Guard inspectors, using only reserve battery power. This vessel can travel up to 50 miles at night without the use of her solar panels. Even on cloudy days, the solar panels are so efficient that they continue to power the batteries.
Support for this vessel comes from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Scenic Hudson, Sustainable Energy Corp, Kingston Block & Masonry, and individual donors.