Clearwater festival sailing to Lincroft


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LINCROFT Prepping for a day filled with musical performances, environmental education and food, the New Jersey Friends of Clearwater will host its 42nd annual festival Sept. 9 and 10.

The New Jersey Friends of Clearwater is a grassroots environmental organization started by folk singer Bob Killian in 1974, which was then known as Monmouth County Friends of Clearwater. The organization is a daughter organization to Hudson River Sloop Clearwater in New York, started by folk singer Pete Seeger, according to the organization’s President and Festival Coordinator Chrissie Goedkoop.

“We provide environmental education and awareness through our festival, stream cleanups and environmental sail program,” Goedkoop said.

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The Clearwater Festival combines great music with environmental education and activism to celebrate a long tradition of networking with people and organizations to fight to keep earth great, according to a prepared statement from the organization.

The two-day festival is free and will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 9 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 10, at Brookdale Community College’s Larrison Hall Commons, located at 765 Newman Springs Road.
Featuring more than 40 musical performers, musicians throughout the event will perform varies genres of music on three different stages named: Seeger, Killian, and Circle of Song, according to Volunteer Coordinator and Membership Director Lynn Humphrey.
The festival will also have more than six environmental organizations and activists who will host a sustainability discussion roundable at 2 p.m. on both days. Attendees are welcome to join, according to Humphrey.
There is going to be a children’s area with arts and crafts, where children can do sand art and finger painting, according to Humphrey.
During the festival children will also get the opportunity to go on Pete’s Banjos Sloop sailboat, according to Humphrey.
The festival will have food vendors and craft vendors, according to Humphrey.
For more information the New Jersey Friends of Clearwater festival visit
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