The Hudson River Ramblers
The Hudson River Ramblers turn the heritage of the Hudson River into fun, family performances at libraries, schools, historic sites, museums, festivals and community events around the greater Hudson Valley region and beyond. Drawing from over four hundred years of history, we perform songs and stories from authentic, primary sources, and inspire our audiences to learn through participation. The Hudson River Ramblers engage audiences with the legacy of “America’s First River”. We offer over twenty-five+ years of experience, performing at such venues as the NYS Museum, New-York Historical Society, Troy’s Victorian Stroll, the Clearwater Festival, Retired Teachers of NYS, Quadricentennial of the Hudson celebrations, the 225th Anniversary of the American Revolution events, and more. We also have two award-wining CD’s. Our first, “Revolution on the River” was named “Best CD” by Hudson Valley Magazine, and our most recent, “Once Upon the Hudson” received a “Recommended Award” from Parents’ Choice. We received a Catskill Watershed Corp. Grant to create a program joining city and country kids for a study of the NYC water supply.
Programs tailored to your audience, and to the history of your school’s area: •
Once Upon the Hudson - over four hundred years of river heritage, from Native, Colonial, Revolutionary, and Industrial periods, to modern times.
• Revolution on the River - the struggle for Independence along the river, including battles, significant events, historical figures and their actions.
• Alexander Hamilton His life and times in story and song. Inspired by the musical, the Ramblers turn primary source material into first-person stories, with authentic songs oft Hamilton’s days.
• Historic Figures - Henry Hudson, Peter Stuyvesant, George Washington, Benedict Arnold, Sybil Ludington, Robert Fulton, Washington Irving, Sojourner Truth, Pete Seeger & more. • Historic Places - New Amsterdam, Spuyten Duyvil, Tappan Zee, Hudson Highlands, Newburgh Bay, Poughkeepsie, the Catskills, Albany, Saratoga, Adirondacks and your own locale. Our programs run about one hour and include engaging participatory skits and sing-alongs. Our fees are based on competitive rates, with special consideration for your budget. We also offer discounts for multiple shows, and “block booking” rates for programs at different locations on the same day.