Upcoming Events

Troy Night Out with Rensselaer County Historical Society

Date & Time: 
07/28/2017 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for an in-progress showcase of “Echoes from Lock One,” an interdisciplinary media project highlighting the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal.  Created by Youth Media Sanctuary producers in The Sanctuary for Independent Media’s “Uptown Summer 2017” program, stories intertwine art and science to connect history and heritage with contemporary life.

In collaboration with Rensselaer County Historical Society, “Echoes from Lock One” transforms negative stereotypes of our economically disadvantaged and environmentally devastated neighborhood of Census Tract 404 in North Troy into compelling messages of hope and transformation.


End of Uptown Summer Party and "Echoes from Lock One" Documentary Showing

Date & Time: 
08/11/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

After 5-weeks of working diligently with The Sanctuary for Independent Media, the youth will celebrate the process and accomplishments they've achieved. During this event, the youth will screen their multimedia documentary "Echoes from Lock One" and share their experiences with us.

Come support the history of the Erie Canal told from the perspectives of the North Central Troy youth. 

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

Date & Time: 
09/23/2017 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

The Sanctuary for Independent Media’s 7th annual outdoor fall event, cultivating community through art, food, stories and music. Celebrate the journey of a growing community network dedicated to sustainability!


Lakou Mizik is a multi-generational Haitian roots band with a mission to bring Haitian culture to the world.