The River



Join us for the premiere of A Living River, a new short film from National Geographic Filmmaker Jon Bowermaster, about the work of Riverkeeper, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and others to restore the life within our majestic Hudson River.

After the film screening, join in the conversation as we discuss the web of life that depends on the Hudson River and how we can protect the ecosystem.

Food and beverages provided by Sloop Brewing @ The Factory.

Date and Time

Thu, August 15, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
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Sloop Brewing Co. @ the Factory in East Fishkill
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This is event is sponsored by Riverkeeper, a member-supported watchdog organization dedicated to defending the ecological integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries, and to safeguarding the drinking water of 9 million New York City and Hudson Valley residents.


Now that Hudson Valley locals can drive to Great Barrington to buy legal weed it’s time to have a conversation!

Join in as we discuss the impact of weed legalization in the Hudson Valley. Panelists will discuss how weed legalization could effect local economy, healthcare, consciousness, and more.

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Food provided by Bread Alone.

Date and Time

Tue, July 23, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
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Kleinert/James Center for the Arts in Woodstock
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SATURDAY, FEB 23: Join us in Rhinebeck to meet the candidates at the 2019 Rhinebeck Village Candidate Forum. Discussion with candidates Gary Bassett (Mayor), Ric Lewit (Trustee), and Paul Korczak (Trustee) will be moderated by The River’s Kirk Ritchey and hosted by Starr Library.

Saturday, February 23, 4:30-6:00.
Starr Library, 68 West Market Street, Rhinebeck.

Chronogram’s 25 Birthday Party!

Join us on Saturday, November 10 from 8pm to midnight to celebrate on the top floor of the Fuller Building, a historic landmark in Midtown Kingston. See more

Chronogram Conversations—The State of Local Media 
Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
At CO, the cooperatively owned and operated coworking space in Rhinebeck.

Come out and meet us! The River is excited to be part of the next Chronogram Conversations event. 

On August 31, the Village Voice, the nation’s first alt-weekly and the standard-bearer of alternative newsgathering and cutting-edge reporting and writing from the mid-1950s onward — announced it was “suspending” its editorial production. In late July, the Daily News cut half its editorial staff in one fell swoop. The advertising-driven media model is in crisis. Can it survive? If not, what will take its place and how are local media organizations in the Hudson Valley adapting to these new conditions?

Join us for an evening of discussion about the future of local media with some of the region’s most influential media owners and executives. (Full list of panelists below.) The evening will also include a keynote address by Jim Friedlich, Executive Director and CEO of the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, a nonprofit that owns the Philadelphia Enquirer and Philadelphia Daily News and is developing sustainable business models for local journalism. There will also be a short presentation introducing The River.

Food and beverages will be served.


Jimmy Buff (Radio Kingston)
Geddy Sveikaukas (Ulster Publishing)
Gary Chetkoff (Radio Woodstock)
Lisa Green (Rural Intelligence)
Mariel Fiori (La Voz)
Jason Stern (Chronogram)

Sponsored by Ulster Savings Bank and Powered by AT&T.

$10 per person with online pre-registration.
$15 per person fee at the door if you do not pre-register online.

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