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Español en el Jardín

Date & Time: 
07/12/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Admission: 
Free

Español en el Jardín | Spanish in the Garden

In collaboration with Uptown Summer 2016

WHEN             Tuesdays from 10 am to 12 pm

Super Secret brunch with Julian Assange!

Date & Time: 
05/15/2016 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Admission: 
$75

THEATRICALLY SERVED BY THE YES MEN AND NATIVE COMEDIAN TITO YBARRA

  • Brunch: 11 AM ($75.00)
  • Appearance by Assange: 1PM ($15)
  • Procession to fossil fuel protests: 2:30 (FREE!)

Join us for a super secret brunch (with mysterious rituals and Yes Men branding) with Yes Man Mike Bonanno...with super secret guests!

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Sketches of Influence / Ivory Romance

Date & Time: 
01/10/2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Admission: 
$10

Join Joe Barna's Ivory Romance... a live recording documenting brand new music including a piece entitled "Suite Lee," dedicated to pianist Lee Shaw.

Because of the generosity KickStarter donors have each offered, this music will receive a proper documentation at The Sanctuary for Independent Media. It’s to honor a very special friend and fellow musician Lee Shaw...she brought a light into this world that few will ever match. The beauty she left behind, coupled with her legacy that lives on through the students she inspired will last for eternity.

MORE ABOUT JOE BARNA

My name is Joe Barna and I grew up in Troy, NY.  For the past 20 years I have been both composing and performing jazz professionally.

Along the way I have created many new venues for people to bring their visions to life, found ways to present shows with NYC greats as well as the great musicians of upstate NY and somehow have always found ways to fund these performances.

Sketches Of Influence / Ivory Romance

Date & Time: 
01/09/2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Admission: 
$10

Doors 7 PM, showtime 7:30 PM

Join Joe Barna's Ivory Romance... a live recording documenting brand new music including a piece entitled "Suite Lee," dedicated to pianist Lee Shaw.

Because of the generosity KickStarter donors have each offered, this music will receive a proper documentation at The Sanctuary for Independent Media. It’s to honor a very special friend and fellow musician Lee Shaw...she brought a light into this world that few will ever match. The beauty she left behind, coupled with her legacy that lives on through the students she inspired will last for eternity.

MORE ABOUT JOE BARNA

My name is Joe Barna and I grew up in Troy, NY.  For the past 20 years I have been both composing and performing jazz professionally.

Along the way I have created many new venues for people to bring their visions to life, found ways to present shows with NYC greats as well as the great musicians of upstate NY and somehow have always found ways to fund these performances.

Shedding light on the issues: Breathing Lights effort to raise awareness of abandoned buildings

TROY >> Abandoned buildings in the city’s North Central neighborhood will show signs of life for at least a couple months next fall as part of a multi-city public art program.

A coalition of more than two dozen local organizations hope to shed an artistic light on the widespread impact of vacant properties around the Capital District through Breathing Lights, an effort led by the Regional Alliance for a Creative Economy and including officials in Albany and Schenectady, as well as Troy. Organizers plan to illuminate vacant buildings throughout North Central to raise awareness of the ever-growing problem, spotlight ongoing reclamation efforts and engage the community in a discussion of possible solutions.

Farm to Preschool: Denison Farm and CSA bringing organic veggies to local families

Today, Wednesday, August 5, The Sanctuary staff met up with Justine of Denison Farms at The Stepping Stones Center in North Troy. Denison Farms is the supplier of the organic vegetables for sale in Farm to Preschool Program and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). The Farm to preschool program provides affordable organic vegetables, free samples, and free literature (recipes and tips) to the people living in the community and the families of the students at The Stepping Stones.

 

Uptown Summer 15 & Adventures to the Hudson River

 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 students from Uptown Summer 15 joined biologist Brandon Ballengee and scientists from the New York State Museum for an environmental stewardship down on the Hudson River. Together we brought our pails and walking shoes and met up with the scientists for fishing. Among the scientists were Bryan, Jeremy, and Bob.

 

We met up was to see what type of fish could be found in the part of the Hudson that runs through Troy and to see if we would find any deformed fish. The Hudson is notoriously so dirty that it is neither safe to swim in or eat fish found in it. This would also be a part of a research study that Brandon Ballengee is completing to determine if fish are tetrapods, or four legged living creatures ( that includes mammals, frogs, and birds). We gathered early yesterday morning down by the river.

 

Environmental Stewardship @ Uptown Summer 15

 

It's not the image of Troy that the news normally paints but amidst the reported violence and in the heart of North Troy rests The Sanctuary and The Collar City Garden.

 

 

 

 

 

Aside from being the source of fresh fruit and vegetables that the Sanctuary harvests to feed its volunteers and students, it also frequently gives free food to the community.

 

 

 

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