Ever since Smokey Bear's funky PSA jingles and environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s to use flower power as an alternative energy source, the arts have always sought to improve the environment. Get your fill of eco-friendly festivities with today's Groupon to Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival in Croton-on-Hudson. Choose from the following options:
• For $35, you get a one-day festival ticket for Saturday, June 18 (up to a $70 value).
• For $35, you get a one-day festival ticket for Sunday, June 19 (up to a $70 value).
• For $70, you get a weekend pass for both days of the festival (up to a $95 value).
With a 40-year history supporting grass-roots environmental education, Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival hosts a two-day display of music, art, and educational exhibits focused on eco-conscious activities and lifestyles. Seven stages present more than 65 performers in a succession of eco-friendly musical acts such as Arlo Guthrie, Drive-By-Truckers, the Indigo Girls, Billy Bragg, and Pete Seeger, and the Story Grove stage presents renowned storytellers spinning family-friendly fables, cultural folk tales, and the courtroom dramas of Peter Rabbit.
More than 40 artists showcase pieces made with sustainable materials at the juried craft area, with many lending a glimpse into the craft-making process with live demonstrations and hands-on activities. Sate cravings and cupboards with green and organic fare at the festival's food court or the artisanal food and farm market, or cruise over to the green-living expo to learn how to grow a garden free of chemicals and how to insulate homes without the need to knit unsustainable chimney mittens.
Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival is open to all eco-aficionados, as wheelchair accessibility, American Sign Language interpreters, and numerous assistance experts are available throughout the festival. Proceeds from the event support Clearwater's multitude of environmental-education programs, including Clearwater, its boat-bound classroom, which offers river journeys to festival-goers throughout the weekend ($15–$45 per person).