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Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Steamboat

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Bronx, NY

#1 Aug 2, 2007
Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Steamboat:
A Free Event for Kids of All Ages
Saturday August 11th and 12th
B&B Pool and Spa Center
787 Chestnut Ridge Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977

o Live Steamboat Music
o Authentic Period Costumes and Games from 1807
o Master of Ceremonies Vincent Tamagna the Hudson River Navigator
o Custom BBQ by the Gourmet Grill
o Seminar on Water Safety

You are cordially invited to a party at B&B Pool and Spa Center for the kick-off event of the Henry Hudson Quadricentennial – the three-year long commemoration of Hudson’s discovery and exploration of the river. Master of Ceremonies Vincent Tamagna, the Hudson River Navigator will be celebrating the Bicentennial of Robert Fulton’s introduction of the commercial steamboat, which Fulton introduced to the world by sailing up the Hudson in 1807. The event runs Saturday and Sunday 11:00am – 3:00pm. It’s all free and open to the public. B&B Pool and Spa Center is located at 787 Chestnut Ridge Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977. For information, or log onto www.bbpoolandspa.com

As part of the festive and informative tribute to these historic discoveries, the Fulton Celebration will offer fun for the whole family with free gifts, authentic steamboat music by Hudson River family folk singer Rich Bala, and period costumes presented by Kjirsten Gustavson of the Clermont State Historic Site who will teach kids how to play the “Game of Graces”, an exciting and elegant sport popular in the 1800’s, and will also relate stories about the times of Robert Fulton. The Gourmet Grill will supply food from their incomparable selection of grilled meat, seafood and vegetables. The entire day is free and open to the public.

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