Clear your calendar for June 1st because you are not going to want to miss this celebration. It is the first of its kind that I have ever heard of so that is probably why it is also being promoted as a once-in-a-lifetime event.

The Hudson-Athens Lighthouse is celebrating its 150 years and on June 1st the celebration will be epic. Built in 1874 it was just recently named to the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Hudson - Athen Lighthouse Celebrates 150 Years on June First with Boat Parade

The celebration on June 1st, 2024 will have lots of excitement and may be the first of its kind on the Hudson River. The day's events will include a boat parade on the Hudson River with dozens of different types boats including some Coast Guard vessels.

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I have never even heard of a boat parade but it sounds like something every waterfront town should consider, I love a good street parade but watching boats go by just sounds relaxing and perfect for everything that's planned to celebrate this lighthouse.

The parade will set sail at 12 PM from Athens, New York. The United States Coast Guard will lead the parade. After the parade, there will be food and drinks along with Music at the Henry Hudson Riverfront Park. Admission is Free at the park.

the Mohawk Hudson Council of Yacht Club, Hudson River Boat and Yacht Club Assoc. & many more! Boats will cruise down towards Catskill, passing the iconic Rip Van Winkle Bridge (via Hudson-Athen Lighthouse)


How Many Lighthouses are on the Hudson River

At one time dozens of lighthouses marked the shores of the Hudson River according to Hudson River Light House but now sadly there are only seven. That is not including the Statue of Liberty which does qualify as a light making it the 8th unofficially.

Four of the remaining lighthouses are in our part of the Hudson Valley. You have the Esopus Meadows, The Rondout Lighthouse in Kingston, The Saugerties Lighthouse, and The Hudosn Athens light.

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Dining on the Hudson River in Newburgh New York

Newburgh New York Water Front Restaurants

It has boats. It has entertainment and boy does it have an amazing selection of food and drink. Take in the beautiful Newburgh Waterfront on the historic Hudson River while enjoying top-shelf food and drink. Fine and casual dining with a backdrop of the Hudson River from the Newburgh Beacon Bridge to the north and Bannerman's castle to the south. Watch the river and the boats go by while enjoying every type of food you can imagine from pizza to seafood to steaks to barbeques even tacos you can have it all at these Newburgh Waterfront restaurants.

Gallery Credit: Paty Quyn