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Battenkill Conservancy hosts music fest

The Battenkill Conservancy’s sixth annual beach, music and food festival is planned Saturday, May 28, noon to 6 p.m., on the banks of the Battenkill at the Greenwich Town Beach, just north of the village on Route 29. Raindate is May 29.

Featured are popular local musicians in conjunction with The Exit, 97.7 W-EXT Radio Station. A traditional honor guard ceremony and singing of the National Anthem opens the festival at noon followed by multi-instrumentalist fiddler George Wilson accompanied by bass player Mitch Throop. Hometown singer/songwriter Bob Warren, musician Peter Maine and musical friends fill the afternoon with the best of the 518 music scene.

The Battenkill Picnic Plate is included in the $12 ticket price, offering a heaping selection of foods from top quality local restaurants and food purveyors. Family activities related to the River Watch Discovery Program include the popular “bug table,” canoe and kayak rides, fly fishing demonstrations, water and beach contests.

Battenkill Bidding Board will offer the opportunity to bid on the art of the Battenkill watershed including original  pieces depicting the river by internationally known artist, Stephen Lack, Greenwich native Elizabeth Cockey, the young local artist Jacob Houston and other local artists including Rose Klebes. The Battenkill Conservancy Community Citizen Award will be presented by Assistant NYS DEC Commissioner, Kathy Mosher.

For information on The Battenkill Runs Through It event, visit http://battenkillconservancy.org/.


Gloria Mazure

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