RED BANK, NJNJ Friends of Clearwater (NJFC), will sponsor the 44th annual Clear Water Festival with music and song in celebration of the environment tomorrow, Saturday, September 14th, in Red Bank. 

This FREE event will also honor the 100th birthday of Pete Seeger, the late legendary folk singer and social justice advocate who inspired formation of the non-profit NJFC group.

Festival goers are asked to bring their own blankets or chairs and refreshments to what is one of New Jersey’s oldest environmental and music festival taking place overlooking the beautiful Navesink River.

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Where:  Marine Park, Red Bank, NJ – next to the Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center

When: Saturday, September 14th

Time: 12noon to 3:00pm

Music: The Wag, Poppa John Bug, Sharleen Leahey and Lydia Adams Davis are among featured singers in a mix of styles.  To honor Pete, each will perform at least one song from Pete’s monumental songbook in addition to their own playlist. The Clearwater Circle of Song group, which meets year-round and coordinated by singer-songwriter Ingrid Heidt, will close the program with some of Pete’s best songs.   

“Pete’s Banjo,”, the modernized- replica Garvey sailboat will be on exhibit along with NJFC members providing information about environmental issues and opportunities to support the organization.

Also joining the festival will be Clean Ocean Action and other environmental groups.

“NJ Friends of Clearwater was literally founded on a combined love of music and the environment, and we are thrilled to be on the beautiful Navesink River in Red Bank.  We are committed to continuing this great tradition at a time when the environment needs all the friends it can get.  We hope to inspire more people, especially young people, to get involved in efforts to protect the environment,” said Ed Dlugosz, NJFC President.

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