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Kids Pirate Festival

By Lisa M. Collins

Saturday, July 30: The Urban Divers Estuary Conservancy is hosting a Maritime Bacchanal and Pirates Festival in Red Hook, at Erie Basin Park near Ikea.

The festival will feature theatrical entertainment and exploration of global maritime history, world geography, ancient technology, natural philosophy, marine ecology and more.

There will be a pirate theater, sea shanteys, historic flyntlock demos, blackpowder salut cannon demonstrations presented by guest Pirates, even some theatrical sword play, not to mention a pirate costume contest for kids with prizes.

The tall ship ” Schooner Anne” and her crew, Capt Reid Stowe and Sonya Ahmad, will visit. They hold the world record for spending the longest days at sea without seeing land.

Download and print the event flyer for a 10% discount at New York Costumes.

The conservancy is best known for its EnviroMedia Mobile, a 48-foot long nature and maritime museum used for kids educational programs.

Live Afro-beat music by “Denbaya.”

One Beard Street

Red Hook

The park is accessible by New York Water Taxi, free on weekends, and Ikea shuttle buses, as well a the B61 which heads down Atlantic and Columbia streets.

Event Website:

**The Urban Divers are recruiting adult cast members for its “Pirates Camp: The Pirates of Roed Hooke.” Cast will be outfitted with period wardrobe pieces.


Also look out for: SAT SEPT 24th- Festival of The Ages. Wild About the Estuary- Birds of Prey


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Readers' Comments

Lisa M. Collins
July 29, 2011
10:47 AM

Thank you for pointing out the typo. I greatly appreciate it. We have a very small staff so any editing comments from the public are very helpful. We’ll be launching a fund-raising effort soon with the hopes of hiring an editor so we can better check for typos and include more content.
Thanks Inger,

Inger Yancey
July 28, 2011
10:25 AM

Again, June or July? Re-read the first sentence of your pirate fest article and check the post date, above.
Today I’m seeing this same mistake made twice. But I’ve seen it before, here in your paper, earlier this month. I didn’t comment then. But it’s confusing and doesn’t look good for a news source to get dates wrong, especially for a special event!