The Science Barge Reopens Welcoming Community Aboard

Groundwork Hudson Valley kicked off the 2022 Season Opening of its floating, completely off-the-grid science and environmental education center on the Hudson River on Saturday, June 4th.

Ribbon cutting for Science Barge Opening.
Photo by Groundwork Hudson Valley

Yonkers, NYGroundwork Hudson Valley’s Science Barge has officially opened its doors to the public with a grand opening attended by NYS Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins, Yonkers Deputy Mayor Anthony Landi, Councilmembers, and the community.

The Science Barge is an urban sustainability education center, set against the backdrop of the Hudson and the Saw Mill River, right in the heart of downtown Yonkers. It is the living embodiment of sustainability in the urban environment and runs completely off-grid.

Brigitte Griswold, Executive Director of Groundwork Hudson Valley kicked off the event, which was filled with live music and activities for children and adults. She expressed the importance of accessible educational programs focused not only on climate change but also on Yonkers’ unique urban ecosystem. She said, “The more we understand and cherish our environment, the better it will be for our families, friends, and neighbors,” a sentiment shared by those celebrating the opening of the Science Barge. Attendees included New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Yonkers Deputy Mayor Anthony Landi, and Yonkers City Council Member Shanae V. Williams.

The grand opening marks the beginning of educational tours and activities offered to the public for the 2022 season, starting Sunday, June 5th and every weekend thereafter, until the end of summer.

The Science Barge is located at 99 Dock Street, Yonkers, NY  10701. For more information, call 914-375-2151 or visit

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About Groundwork Hudson Valley – Groundwork Hudson Valley is an environmental justice non-profit that works with communities to improve climate resilience and adaptation, promote sustainability education, and nurture the next generation of environmental leaders. For more information visit