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Freedom Festival

Date & Time: 
06/07/2014 - 1pm - 9pm
Admission: 
Free

Join us for music, food, and fun with the PitchBlak Brass band, Brooklyn-based players of hip-hop from the 1980s to the present day, and Oobleck, a funk-based instrumental horn band from the Capital Region, performing outdoors on the Freedom Square stage. Check here for an update on how the event went! Freedom Festival 2K14 In Review


SCHEDULE:

1-4pm Workshops and activities:

  • "Eco-Action: Aquatic Biodiversity of the Hudson"

Go fishing in the Hudson River with Brandon Ballengée, a well known visual artists, biologist, and environmental activist in New York! At Ingalls Ave. on the Hudson (proposed site of Boat Launch). Transpoation will be available from Freedom Square.

"Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole at the Sanctuary for Independent Media, 4/19/13"

 

Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole at the Sanctuary for Independent Media, 4/19/13

By GREG HAYMES

TROY – On Friday evening before the storm front rolled in, it was a warm, humid evening – kind of like springtime in Louisiana. And it was the perfect  meteorological setting for the swamp-soaked sounds that Cedric Watson and his band Bijou Creole were churning out at the Sanctuary for Independent Media.

"How the Andy Warhol Foundation Turned the Tables on a Repressive City Government"

 

 

How the Andy Warhol Foundation Turned the Tables on a Repressive City Government

 


Jon Flanders
The Sanctuary for Independent Media protesting outside on the evening of Wafaa Bilal's opening

 by Julia Halperin
Published: February 4, 2013

"Troy Events Combine the Arts and Advocacy"

 

 

Sanctuary for Independent Media announces spring events

Troy events combine the arts and advocacy

By Nana K. Adjei-Brenyah

Published 2:07 pm, Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Art and advocacy will meet this spring at the Sanctuary for Independent Media, which has just released its spring schedule.

To kick off the season, the Sanctuary will host a three-day convergence called "Changing the Climate: (r)Evolution for Social and Environmental Justice," beginning March 22.

"How the Andy Warhol Foundation Turned the Tables on a Repressive City Government"

 

How the Andy Warhol Foundation Turned the Tables on a Repressive City Government 

Jon Flanders. The Sanctuary for Independent Media protesting outside on the evening of Wafaa Bilal's opening

Jon Flanders

The Sanctuary for Independent Media protesting outside on the evening of Wafaa Bilal's opening

 

by Julia Halperin
Published: February 4, 2013

"Freedom Square: Crossroads for revival"

Date published: 
12/28/2012

Garden, church, activist group work to make Troy block a destination point

By Kenneth C. Crowe II

TROY — The North Central block of Sixth Avenue between Glen and 101st streets is becoming an oasis in one of the city's poorest and overlooked neighborhoods.

This isn't a sudden blossoming, but a slowly evolving effort by The Sanctuary for Independent Media and other groups.

Executive director of Media Alliance Steve Pierce, left, Pastor Willie Bacote of the Missing Link AME Zion Church and Media Alliance's Arts and Education coordinator Branda Miller, at right, discuss plans for Freedom Square a public space to be built at the corner of 101st St. and 5th Ave. in Troy Friday Dec. 21, 2012. (John Carl D'Annibale / Times Union)Whether it's the Collard City Growers community garden at mid­block, the Missing Link AME Zion Church at the corner of 101st Street where North Central and South Lansingburgh meet or the Sanctuary itself, momentum is building to move the neighborhood ahead. Also involved is Troy Bike Rescue in the block to the south.

Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned "Live From Lock One"

Date & Time: 
12/03/2011 - 8pm - 10pm
Admission: 
by donation ($10 suggested, $5 student/low-income)

Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned, "a passionate collection of brass centric gypsy folk rock featuring a community of spirited voices and an array of instruments that sound like weathered antiques given new life,” performs in the ongoing Live From Lock One series to benefit the Youth Media Sanctuary program.

Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned

 

Learn more about Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned at their website!

http://sgtdunbar.com/

StoryHarvest: A Celebration of Art and Food from Seed to Table

Date & Time: 
10/15/2011 - 4pm - 7pm
Admission: 
Free

Cultivate community through cooking and eating, sharing stories, making music, and watching films. Bring your seeds, spoons, and stories!

StoryHarvest

Saturday, October 15, 2011, 4-7pm
at Collard City Growers: 3337 6th Avenue, between Glen Avenue and 101st Street, Troy, NY; and The Sanctuary for Independent Media:  3361 6th  Avenue, Troy, NY
free and open to the public

Contact Ellie Markovitch for more information: elmark20@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Check out Times Union article:

 

 

 

Brazilian-American artist Ellie Markovitch designs a harvest celebration culminating in a community potluck.

FALL 09 "Be the Media" Workshops

Our "Be the Media" workshop series provides local artists, producers, and citizen journalists with opportunities to acquire and improve the skills necessary for successful and powerful independent media-making. We offer an interdisciplinary approach to diverse media arts practices with new technologies, with core focus on creative practice and artistry.

October 4 Digital Preservation

with Nan Ruben

October 17-18 "Community Media" Quilts Project

It's not all electronic! Share in a collective celebration of the history of community media with this quilt-making workshop. Bring your community media t-shirts that you cherish, but no longer wear, and we will add them to our quilt. Whether you are an experienced quilter and/or sewer, or someone whose always wanted to participate, join us! The final quilt will be auctioned in the Spring '10 season as part of our upcoming 5th Anniversary Celebration...

October 25 1-5pm Community Digital Storytelling

This two-part workshop is aimed at organizations and citizens from the regional community, to get their stories heard!

We're gearing up for the Fall '09 Season!

Get ready for the Fall 2009 production season at The Sanctuary for Independent Media!

Featuring a wide-ranging schedule of activist writers and poets, photographers and filmmakers, multi-media artists and musicians, join diverse communities networking through creative action!  Share in the fun with Mike Bonanno of the Yes Men!, get inspired with Kathy Kelly and Voices for Creative Nonviolence, and join in the critical discourse...

Kathy Kelly

Send us your address; we'll mail our upcoming Fall 2009 season brochure!  You can also sign up (above right) for email updates  by joining our announcement list!

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