Article: The Dutch are coming
400 years ago Henry Hudson sailed from Amsterdam to NY in an effort to find the Northwest Passage. While that pursuit didn’t turn out so well for him, he did manage to introduce the first Dutch colonizers to the US. To commemorate that journey, the Dutch are back this weekend and next weekend only to host The New Island Festival, a great big crazy party on Governors Island. A $35 Dutch passport gets you access to hundreds of happenings like watching Helena 105, a Dutch cow, jump through a hoop, or the Hudson Waterwalk, a stroll across the river in a giant, inflatable ball.