River revelers bless Hudson on Earth Day morning

The picturesque Hudson River, once called "The River that Flows Both Ways," was blessed this morning to kick off Earth Day celebrations on the banks of the area's largest and most scenic waterway.

Leaders from local Christian, Jewish and Native American communities gathered along the bank of the Hudson this morning to sing songs and give blessings to the river in return for the blessings that the river bestows on its revelers every day.

Leaders of the Unkechaug tribe led the blessing, while the Junior Chorus of Annunciation Church in Yonkers led the crowd in song.

This Earth Day marks the fourth annual blessing of the Hudson, and also falls during both the Christian Holy Week and the Jewish Passover.

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