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2019 Pilot Gala
The Pilot Gala is the annual fundraising dinner of the Hudson River Maritime Museum. Featuring speakers, and live and silent auctions, it has become the centerpiece of fundraising efforts at the Hudson River Maritime Museum.
This year the Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to honor John Lipscomb here at the Hudson River Maritime Museum. The Pilot Gala will take place on Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Enjoy cocktails along the historic Rondout Waterfront and an elegant buffet at sunset. Please support our live and silent auction which benefit our education programs.
John Lipscomb became Riverkeeper’s boat captain in 2000. Having grown up in Irvington and Tarrytown, he learned to swim and sail in the Hudson River. In the early 1970’s, he apprenticed for “old time” WWII-era boat builders to learn wooden boat maintenance and repair at Petersen’s Boatyard in Nyack. In September of 2000, John began patrolling the Hudson for Riverkeeper aboard the “R. Ian Fletcher”, a 36-foot Chesapeake Bay style wooden vessel. He travels between New York Harbor and Troy, searching out and deterring polluters, monitoring tributaries and waterfront facilities, and taking regional decision makers and media out on the river so that “the river has a chance to advocate for itself.”
One person - $175
Couple - $325
Table of 8 - $1,300
Tickets include cocktail hour and dinner. $75 of each ticket is tax-deductable. All proceeds benefit Hudson River Maritime Museum education programs.
Please RSVP by Monday, September 2, 2019.
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