• clearwaterhome1Environmental Activism Since 1969

    New York City Friends of Clearwater, Inc.
     is a chartered sloop club of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. We support Clearwater by teaching to protect the Hudson River and related waterways and shores, including New York Harbor through education, advocacy, and celebration.

    We have most recently been involved in educating and organizing around the issues of Hydrofracturing and the dangers of Indian Point nuclear facility. NYCFC's focus and energy is Environmental Education, emphasizing what each person can do to help affect changes they want to see. We have taught in schools, and educate at street fairs, in public forums, and at festivals throughout New York City. We educate NYCFC members and the public during our monthly meetings and our annual sail on the sloop Clearwater. We let people know about some of the problems facing the environment and simple things that everyone can do to help.
  • NYCFC Promotes Awareness of:
    • Preserving Drinking Water Quality
    • Hydrofacking dangers
    • Cleaning up nearby waters and surrounding shores 
    • Protecting our harbor from pollutants and sewage
    • The hazard of having a nuclear power plant near NYC
    • Dangers of new power plants planned on the Husdon
    • Alternate energy sources ie. Solar & Wind power
    • Making homes and businesses environmentally friendly
    • The benefits of recycling and the processes used
    • Preserving environmental regulations for Manhattans' Hudson River Park and other parks throughout the region
    • Incineration vs. Recycling
    • Love of the Hudson River - try human powered boating
    • The beauty of sail power. Come on our annual members sail on the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
    • How YOU can help make our waters, shores, and drinking water cleaner and safer for the benefit of all the life on the planet.
  • Our Mission:

    New York City Friends of Clearwater, Inc. educates members and community on regional environmental issues that include protecting and preserving the Hudson River, NY Harbor, related waterways, drinking water, and life in and around these waters and shores.

NYC Friends of Clearwater Annual Sail - Monday, October 31, 2014

Join NYCFC Monday October 31, for our Halloween 3 hour brunch sail 11am to 2pm, on the historic sloop Clearwater. Last years annual sail was dedicated to Toshi Seeger who had just passed. This 2014 sail is dedicated to Pete and Toshi and all they did in partnership Our annual sail is part of our membership drive and we welcome new folks to… more...

Honoring Pete Seeger’s Vision

We are very excited to present this event. Looking forward to seeing you there! Please get your tickets soon. Honoring Pete Seeger’s Vision: May 22nd Thursday 6:30 - 9:30 pm NYC Friends of Clearwater with the NY Society for Ethical Culture present a night of song and remembrances of what Pete Seeger wanted for this planet and all people. Pete… more...

NYC Friends of Clearwater Celebration of Pete and Toshi Seeger

On Febuary 21st NYC Friends of Clearwater held a very memorable evening as we joined in a "circle of song" to honor the life and memory of Pete and Toshi Seeger.As we all know, there is no better way to honor Pete than by keeping alive the songs he wrote and the songs he loved - and by rededicating ourselves to the environmental work and other… more...

NYCFC has a Facebook page!

We have needed this. Pete believed in social media even though he personally wasn't into electronics. It is fitting that our founder and friends passing moved us to get our FB page up and running. Please go there to see the tributes to our and everones Pete Seeger. https://www.facebook.com/nycfriendsofclearwater Thank you Edie and everyone going… more...

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival 2013

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival (aka “the Clearwater Festival” or “Revival”) features seven sustainably powered stages with diverse music, dance, storytelling and family-oriented programming as well as juried crafts, the Green Living Expo, the Working Waterfront with small boat exhibits and rides, an artisanal food & farm market,… more...

Common Misconceptions Indian Point and Fukushima

Misconception: It can’t happen here. We can’t have a tsunami here or a 9.0 earthquake. The plant is high above the river and built on bedrock. It is absurd to make a comparison. Besides, the reactors at Fukushima were a different type than Indian Point. Short Response No one is talking about tsunamis in New York or New Jersey or different types of… more...


Myth: Natural gas is going to free America from energy independence on foreign oil. Mythbuster factoid Most of the “natural” gas is being exported, not to create energy independence but for profit for a few. The frackers have received the exemptions from key federal air and water environmental regulations that were designed to protect us. Without… more...

Make 'Forward on Climate' the largest climate rally in history

At 12 Noon on Sunday, February 17, thousands of Americans will head to Washington, D.C. to make Forward on Climate the largest climate rally in history. Join this historic event to make your voice heard and help the president start his second term with strong climate action. Crippling drought. Devastating wildfires. Superstorm Sandy. Climate has… more...