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Pete Seeger to be Celebrated with Five-Day NYC Music Festival

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Folk singer Pete Seeger will be celebrated with a five-day music festival taking place throughout New York City in July.

Highlights will include a SummerStage performance in Central Park and an outdoor concert at Lincoln Center, as well as events in the Bronx and Hudson Valley.

Seeger, who was born in New York City and launched his career in Greenwich Village in the 1940s, died in January at age 94.

Plans for the five-day Seeger Fest were announced Wednesday in Manhattan at a press conference attended by performers Tom Chapin, The Chapin Sisters, Emma’s Revolution and Rick Nestler, as well as singer Aurora Barnes, hip hop artist and poet Nyraine, and DJ Kool Herc.

The event is being produced by Seeger's grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, and Gina Belafonte, the daughter of singer and activist Harry Belafonte.

Additional information can be found at seegerfest.org.

SEEGER FEST SCHEDULE

 
Monday, July 7 at 8:30 PM
Hudson River Park Trust presents "Pete Seeger: The Power of Song," an Emmy-award winning documentary on Pete Seeger’s life as a musician and activist.
Pier 46 & The Hudson River, NYC
Riverside screening with a Q&A before film with producers, musicians in the film, and Pete Seeger’s grandson

Friday, July 18 at 7 PM
Bardavon Opera House presents A Memorial Service for Pete Seeger
Bardavon Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Limited Seating, Reserve Tickets in person only after May 20th
Friends and family gather to share memories, stories and songs

Saturday, July 19, ALL DAY
Events throughout the Hudson Valley and the Hudson Valley that honor Pete and Toshi Seeger’s commitment to community:
- Beacon Sloop Club presents Song circle and potluck supper in honor Pete and Toshi
5 to 8 PM at Beacon Sloop Club, 2 Red Flynn Dr., Beacon, NY 12508
- The Ashokan Center presents A Square Dance commemorating how the Seegers met
8 PM at Ashokan Center, Olivebridge, NY
- Rocking the Boat presents Music, food and rowing boats in celebration of the lives of Pete and Toshi
Noon to 6 PM at Lafayette Street and Edgewater Rd., Bronx, NY
- El Taller Latino Americano presents Film and photography by Pete and Toshi Seeger
8 PM at 2710 Broadway, New York, 10024 (not wheelchair accessible)

Sunday, July 20 at 4 PM
Lincoln Center Out of Doors presents A Memorial Concert for Pete & Toshi Seeger
Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Amsterdam and W. 62 St., NYC
Artists who worked with Pete and Toshi Seeger come together to honor their friends and mentors
Musicians include: David Amram, Tom Chapin and Chapin Sisters, Guy Davis, Emma’s Revolution, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, Kim & Reggie Harris, Hudson River Sloop Singers, Holly Near, Paul Winter Consort, The Vanaver Caravan, Dar Williams & Dan Zanes, Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary)

Monday, July 21 at 6 PM
City Parks Foundation presents New Songs of Justice: An Evening Honoring Pete Seeger
SummerStage, Rumsey Playfield (near E. 69 St. and 5th Ave.) Central Park, NY
Hip Hop, Punk, Indie-rock and folk artists come together to in tribute to Pete Seeger
Musicians include: Anti-Flag (acoustic), Aurora Barnes, Toni Blackman, The Chapin Sisters, Rebel Diaz, Steve Earle, Michael Glablicki of Rusted Root, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, DJ Kool Herc, James Maddock, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mike + Ruthy, Nyraine, Amanda Palmer (solo acoustic)

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