Bidding is on this authentic hand signed, unique, collectible Peace Toys Hugg-A-Planet autographed by Pete Seeger and many of the musicians and environmental speakers at this summer’s NYC Friends of Clearwaters First Annual New York City Water Festival. Auction includes the Program and Flyer from the event which are a bit dog-eared and have original signatures of Pete Seeger and a photo of Pete as he is autographing the 24″PeaceToys Hugg-A-Planet globe pillow.
The Water Festival was a Tribute for Pete’s friend the late Carl Schwartz, longtime environmental activist leader and several time NYCFC President. It was also part of the month long celebration of Petes 90thbirthday and celebrated the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson sailing up the Hudson River. Held at the Pier 66 Maritime on the Hudson Riverin NYC the festival was a grand musical, networking and environmental speakers event.
The legendary folk musician Pete Seeger who wrote classics like Where Have All the Flowers Gone and If I Had A Hammer, is an author of several books and is one the worlds leading environmentalists. Pete Seeger founded the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater organization which was instrumental in the cleaning up of the Hudson River.His song “We Shall Overcome” continues to be the universal theme song for Peace, Justice and Non-violence.
100% of the profits received from this auction will be donated to the NYC Friends of Clearwater, a registered 501(c)(3) for environmental education and advocacy work, to help the organization continue to fulfill its important mission of educating the community on environmental issues.www.nycfriendsofclearwater.org
Signing by “Pete Seeger & Friends” of the globe was by most of the musicians and as many of the speakers as we could get up to the stage.
Contributing to the fun on the day of the event were Pete Seeger, Victorio Roland Mousaa, Ray Korona, Caitlin O’Heaney,Phil Sauers ofwww.WaterNotWeapons.org, Joel Landy with Songs of Freedom television, Cecelia St King, Dan Einbender, Ira McIntosh, Mercy & the NYC Metro Raging Grannies, Ken Gale of WBAI Eco-Logic, Chris Lang, Spook Handy, Harvey Newman, Emma Graves, Gloria Waslyn with her Parrots for Peace, Capt Reid Stowe calling in by satellite phone, Rand Weeks Chief Engineer of www.1000Days.net , Dr. Carter Emmart of Hayden Planetarium , Capt. John Doswell of Working Harbor Committee, Joe Levine of NYH2O, Josh Fox with his documentary Rage of Nature, David Ferguson with Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition, Assemblyman William Colton, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, Richard Jordan of Concerned Citizens Speak, Richard Mogey, David Katzmire, Trudy Mason politician, Ludger K. Balen of Urban Divers Estuary Conservancy, Eric Baard founder of LIC Community Boathouse, Todd Colburn of This Spy Surfs, Ken Katz, Paul Sladkus of Good News Broadcast, Jonathan Rubin Pres of NYCFC, Steven Gradman, Donna Stein coordinator of event, Ken Katz, Devorah Devi,Tom McManus Pres of World Water Rescue Foundation, Barry Gruber with the Peaceniks band, Moogey, Johnny Miller, Carlos Vasquez, Shirley Littman, Pamela Timmins premiering her film Clearwater Nation, Mark McCarrell Petes official videographer, Liz Nedwell, Beth Corliss Lamont, Danny Searles, Mary Poppiins, Steven J. Sherman, Talbot Katz, Jenny Hurwitz, Jeanne Stork, Andy Menkes, David Bernz, Jacob Bernz, Walker Rumpf, Bracha Lieberman, Richard West, Steve Suffet, Anne Price, Cy Adler, Robert Forenza ofwww.Peacetoys.com , Benny Zable, Wave, Bruce Rosenshein of the Fireboat john J Harvey, Douglas Levinson community mobilizer, Maureen Shames, Blue Lady Mermaids, Sally Brown, COSM Band, Helen Garland founder of the Earth Society Foundation, Nancy Brous of River Trail Assn and Adelene Tan of NY Kayak Polo. Special thanks to volunteers Cindy, Lou, Sarah and Kris from DowntownBoathouse.org for on the floor and on the water kayak support.and our host venue Pier 66 Maritime.