Friday, October 2, 2009

Walkway opening ceremonies also online

If you are unable to attend the opening ceremonies of Raining, I mean, Walkway Over the Hudson, you can still see the entire opening festivities a Saturday online from the dry, dry comforts of your home.

The link is

Opening performers include folk legeng Pete Seeger of Beacon and Highland's Voices of Glory, who placed fifth in "America's Got Talent". Gov. David Paterson will be on hand for the "Tying of the Knot" ceremony (and probably to say that, darn in, he's running for re-election no matter what everyone says).

The grand puppet procession across the river by 3,000 Ulster and Dutchess county volunteers is at 1 p.m.

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome antique planes are expected to fly over the bridge at 2:30 p.m.

The Walkway is 212 feet above the river, and a mile and a quarter long. It is the longest pedestrian bridge in the world.

Robert Feldman of Total Webcasting is donating his services to provide the feed of the opening ceremonies and parade. The feed will also be archived online.

For more information about the grand opening and schedule of events, see