The Beacon Sloop Club

The Beacon Sloop Club

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Protecting the Hudson through
environmental advocacy

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Black Lives Matter!

At the heart of our mission is the promotion of sound environmental practices through community activism to foster environmental justice for all. Pete worked throughout his life to surround hate and force it to surrender, and as his legacy, and as ourselves, the Beacon Sloop Club opposes systemic tolerance of continued racism, injustice and violence.

Please join us in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of all race, creed and color, to demand justice for the loved ones of George Floyd, Ahmaud Aubrey, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and all the victims of this tragic and misguided system.

The following organizations are on the front lines of this struggle as it unfolds, and are in need of support:



Blackline provides support for the Hudson Valley’s most impacted communities with police / vigilante brutality / mistreatment and other social, emotional and physical needs.

Newburgh’s Restorative Center

Newburgh’s Restorative Center is working to reclaim justice and develop a community-centered model of restorative justice that creates the structure and space for communities to discover and activate their ability to work together toward their own well-being.


It is with great disappointment that we have to officially announce that the Strawberry Festival is a victim of Covid-19. Due to the uncertainty in opening schedules and an overriding concern for the safety of our volunteers and the public, we have to cancel.