Film Screening of Jon Bowermaster’s “The Hudson: A River at Risk”

Event Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Newburgh Free Library (Orange County) - Jon Bowermaster, world-renowned producer and award-winning filmmaker who traveled the world for National Geographic, will be showing three dynamic mini-documentaries highlighting new and emerging threats to the Hudson Valley, including Oil Barge Anchorages, Bomb Trains and PCBs.

The Hudson River, like many waterways around the world, has long been treated like an infinite waste barrel. But for the past 50 years Scenic Hudson and other environmental groups have worked to revive the Hudson and the beautiful valley that surrounds it. The short films to be shown examine risks from so-called “bomb trains” transporting oil along the riverside, remaining toxic PCBs dumped into the river by General Electric, and a recent plan to greatly expand Hudson River anchorages for oil barges. These films hope to ignite community conversations about environmental threats and to link them with local issues faced by city residents on a daily basis.

QUESTIONS OR RSVP? Contact Scenic Hudson Environmental Outreach Organizer Nikki Chung: or 845-473-4440, ext 219

124 Grand Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
United States