Fall 17


The Fall 2017 season at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy will kick off with a spectacular opening in October and run through December with events ranging from music to films to speakers including Melissa Aldana Quartet, Nano Stern, Chris Hedges, “A Sinner in Mecca” with author & director Parves Sharma, Azmat Khan, “Quest” with Filmmaker presentation, and our 6th Annual North Troy Justice and Peace Holiday Celebration; gallery shows, workshops and more!

Upcoming Fall 17

10/21/2017 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
        The Sanctuary's Underground Gallery presents Susan B. Anthony's "Troy Project." This photo series compares the city of Troy's heyday during the Industrial Revolution with its present [...]
10/21/2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The award-winning Melissa Aldana and her trio join us for a night of soulful jazz!   Originally from Chile, Aldana broke into the New York jazz scene in 2009. She [...]
Botanical pigments process
10/24/2017 - 12/12/2017 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4-6 pm every Tuesday, October 24 - December 12 NATURE Lab Gallery, 3334 6th Ave. This fall, stop by the NATURE (North Troy Art, Technology and Urban Research in Ecology) [...]
10/29/2017 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Ellie Irons of the Next Epoch Seed Library and Azuré Keahi of Collard City Growers for an urban seed gathering hike in North Troy, followed by an afternoon of [...]
10/29/2017 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  Come take part in a Be the Media workshop taught by award-winning musician Nano Stern. If you haven't yet heard of him, Stern is a Chilean singer, instrumentalist and [...]
10/29/2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  Chilean singer, composer and instrumentalist extraordinaire Nano Stern joins us on his tour, "Festival of Color." Local heroes Taina Asili & Gaetano Vaccaro will open the show.   Nano [...]
11/10/2017 - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join Chris Hedges for a dinner prepared by visiting gourmet chef Intaba Liff-Anderson and Jonathon Segol, the head of KitchenSanctuary. Enjoy an evening of fresh cuisine for a cause, as we [...]
11/10/2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and New York Times Best Selling author Chris Hedges is returning to the Sanctuary to speak about corporatism, government, and fascism in the age of Trump.   With [...]
11/13/2017 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Ellen Rocco, manager of North Country Public Radio, to learn the secrets of covering community news from a national perspective at a time when local journalism is in decline.' [...]
11/18/2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Come watch an excerpt of "A Sinner in Mecca" with filmmaker and writer Parvez Sharma. Sharma's documentaries and written works dissect the complicated intersection of faith and sexuality. Through his work [...]
11/28/2017 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Audacity is a free digital audio editor and recording application that runs on almost any Mac or PC. Learn how to use it to make radio! Lead by experienced media [...]
12/01/2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Azmat Khan is an award-winning investigative reporter. Her work on the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East has brought her to Afghanistan, Pakistan and other conflict zones.  She's also received [...]
12/03/2017 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Learn to propagate fruiting shrubs from cuttings as we plant an edible property line of currants for community consumption at Collard City Growers. ***************************************************************************************************** Register at: http://www.mediasanctuary.org/workshopregistration/ ***************************************************************************************************** NATURE Lab (short for [...]
12/07/2017 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Explore your performing capabilities for radio with longtime instructor at the New School of Radio and Television, Tom Hawn! Learn to harness the power of your voice through professional broadcasting [...]
12/09/2017 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Come take part in our last Be the Media! workshop of the season. "Quest" director, Jon Olshefski, and producer, Sabrina Schmidt Gordon, will head an in-depth discussion of the art [...]
12/09/2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  Documentary filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski presents his first feature-length film: Quest.  The documentary is a moving portrait of a North Philadelphia working class family over the span of 10 years. [...]

Past Fall 17

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