Come meet people who love learning about and exploring the Hudson.

Beczak Environmental Education Center is the lower Hudson's hub for river-related education and activities.

Members are invited to events such as:

RiverTalks - smart conversation about the Hudson River and a free drink. 

Urban H2O - rockin' roots concerts featuring the best local and regional artists

Opportunities to Volunteer - pitch in and help with Hudson clean-up, neighborhood bbq, and fundraising events

Catch of the Day Seining - walk into the Hudson with a 30' net and see what you catch. Fun for all ages

Plus Exclusive Meetup Member Events and Adventures!

Located on the banks of the Hudson in the City of Yonkers, at River Mile 18, the Beczak Environmental Education Center is an adaptive reuse of the former Social Club for Habirshaw Cable & Wire.

This spacious interpretive center has several fish tanks, telescopes trained on the Palisades cliffs and rotating exhibits. Outside, the two-acre park features a welcoming riverfront lawn, an easily accessible tidal marsh and a beach used for river exploration and seining. Approximately ten feet off shore is an Estuary Monitoring System, the first computerized water and weather monitoring station in the Hudson that posts real-time data on Beczak's Website.

Here are some photos of past programs at Beczak Environmental Education Center.


volunteers at "Boo-zak" our annual Halloween party for neighborhood children














volunteers helping out with our waterfront park clean-up











our annual Family Fun Day












gathering to hear Dr. Eric Sanderson speak about "The Mannahatta Project"












taking a ride on the John J. Harvey Historic Fireboat

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