A PERFECT DAY TO SPEND IN KINGSTON ON THE HISTORIC WATERFRONT
Park your car at Kingston Point Park & take a $2.00 trolley ride to & from Downtown Kingston – dine, shop, stroll, enjoy the festival & concert!
The Hudson River Maritime Museum and the Trolley Museum of New York have partnered to offer a special “park and ride” arrangement for visitors and concert-goers during the fun-filled weekend on June 24. And if you’re attending one of the Bob Dylan Concerts at The Hutton Brickyards on Saturday, come early, and take advantage of the trolley shuttle to and from the downtown waterfront district with all that it has to offer. After enjoying Hudson River Day and the Boatbuilding Challenge, return to the concert venue via the special trolley shuttle; parking is only a ten-minute stroll from Kingston Point Park.
So what more could one desire – the Hudson River, and its historic and picturesque Rondout Creek; the convenience of parking one’s car at Kingston Point Park and taking the special $2.00 trolley shuttle ride to and from the pedestrian-friendly Rondout district of downtown Kingston; fine eclectic restaurants and charming shops; a Maritime Museum; a Trolley Museum; a 1915 historic lighthouse; live music; water-related demonstrations for recreation and education; an annual free, family-friendly event hosted by the Hudson River Maritime Museum — called “Hudson River Day” with free admission to the Museum and an amazing featured attraction of the 1st Annual Hudson River Boatbuilding Challenge”, a national competition to determine the fastest boatbuilder in the world!
Twelve 2-person teams — adult and youth; young and seasoned; professional and amateur; male and female compete to build one 12’ Carolina Bateau boat in just 4 hours and then compete in a relay rowing race on the Rondout Creek!
It’s all happening right here in Kingston, NY – the first capital of New York State and a city known for its historical culture and preservation, hospitality, top-notch cuisine and shopping to satisfy the most discerning of tastes.
For more information and a downloadable schedule about Hudson River Day and the Boatbuilding Challenge, please visit www.hrmm.org or call 845.338.0071 x 15.