friday, feb 3rd
dinner, documentary, discussion & jam 

5:00 pm  VIP Reception in the Pewter Shop
A thank-you reception for our most generous Hoot supporters (aka: the Pewter Posse!) with wine & cheese, Hoot gifts, and music by Jay Ungar & Molly Mason and Friends. (purchase here)

6:00 pm  Dinner in the Dining Hall
Enjoy a delicious locally-sourced dinner and dessert by Ashokan chef William Warnes (please reserve in advance here) After dinner tea & coffee may be brought into the film afterward. 

7:00 pm  Welcoming words from your Winter Hoot hosts in the Performance Hall and a few songs from our special guest performer Sarah Lee Guthrie.

7:30 pm  Featured Documentary Film: HUDSON RIVER AT RISK by local film-maker Jon Bowermaster, a close-up look at five distinct risks, including The so-called “bomb trains” carrying a highly explosive gas and oil mix along the riverside from the shale fields of North Dakota to Albany and to Philadelphia; the 50-year-old nuclear power plant at Indian Point, which continues to operate even as its infrastructure ages; and the rebuilding of the Tappan Zee Bridge, currently the largest construction project in North American with a potential to create serious environmental harm if not closely monitored.

8:15 pm Additional Speaker: Erin Doran, staff attorney at Riverkeeper

8:30Q & A with filmmaker Jon Bowermaster and Erin Doran

9:30 pm  Old-Time Jam Session
Let's make music together in the dining hall. All instruments welcome or just come listen!

During the documentary a kid-friendly movie will be screened upstairs in the kids zone including Film Short: Crac! Frederic Back's touching 1981 animated tale of snow, fiddling, family and folk art

http://www.hudsonriveratrisk.com The sight of long trains, made up of one hundred-plus black, cylindrical cars, rolling slowly through cities and towns across North America – often within yards of office buildings, hospitals and schools -- has become commonplace. Few who see them know what these sinister-looking cars carry: A highly flammable mixture of gas and oil from the shale fields of North Dakota. At thirty thousand gallons per car, each of these trains carries more than three million gallons of highly flammable and toxic fuel.
Erin Doran joined Riverkeeper as a staff attorney in 2016 where she focuses on mid-Hudson campaigns and statewide water quality issues. Before joining Riverkeeper, Erin worked primarily on Clean Water Act compliance and enforcement in the Chesapeake Bay Region. 

Erin Doran joined Riverkeeper as a staff attorney in 2016 where she focuses on mid-Hudson campaigns and statewide water quality issues. Before joining Riverkeeper, Erin worked primarily on Clean Water Act compliance and enforcement in the Chesapeake Bay Region.