Upcoming Events

Reclamation Clinic: Home Sweet Home

Date & Time: 
03/11/2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

NEW LOCATION at TRIP!
TRIP's NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center

409 River St., Troy, 518-690-0020

Reclamation Clinic: TOOLBOX C

Congratulations! You purchased a building and you have a plan for financing the work it needs. Learn about home repair education courses available in
the region and the process for obtaining building permits, zoning variances and site plan approvals. Get guidance on working with contractors and technical professionals, and what to do if an agreement goes bad. You have worked hard for this home, make it work for you financially with tax credits, deductions and rentals. Now that you are in the house, become a contributing member of the community. Improving the neighborhood protects your investment.

A Breathing Lights Reclamation Clinic

Citizen Science Training: Stream Sampling in Rensselaer County

Date & Time: 
04/01/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Rensselaer Land Trust’s STREAM TEAM needs help to find out if wading in the streams of Rensselaer County might make you sick. This project will recruit and train citizen scientists to collect water samples from 18 sites along 5 tributaries of the Hudson River for enterococcus levels.

 

 

 

Volunteer time commitment is approximately 2 hours per month during May through October. This project will recruit and train citizen scientists to collect water samples from 18 sites along 5 tributaries of the Hudson River for enterococcus levels.

This project is made possible by New York’s Environmental Protection Fund and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program. Program partners include River Haggie Outdoors; Watershed Assessment Associates; United States Geological Survey; Riverkeeper; and Capital District Regional Planning Commission.

Salif Keita

Date & Time: 
04/02/2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Salif Keita photoSalif Keita, known as the “Golden Voice of Africa,” is undoubtedly one of the most influential and important artists in African music.

Born an albino, Keita was cast out by his family and ostracized by his community as his albinism was considered a sign of bad luck in Mandinka culture. He overcame these obstacles to become one of Africa’s most celebrated singers.

In 1973, Keita joined the group Les Ambassadeurs - later called Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux - and rose to international fame in the 1970’s.

In the early 1980’s Salif began a solo career and has gone on to become a superstar in Afropop music.

Keita’s music blends together the traditional griot music of his Malian childhood with other West African influences from Guinea, the Ivory Coast, and Senegal, along with influences from Cuba, Spain, and Portugal.

“A giant on the world music scene” -PBS

Meklit

Date & Time: 
04/07/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Meklit’s music is imbued with poetry and multiplicity, from hybridized sounds of Tizita (haunting and nostalgic music) drawing from her Ethiopian heritage, to jazz, folk songs, hip-hop and art rock. She aptly describes her music as emanating from “in-between-spaces.”

“National Bird” w/ filmmaker Sonia Kenneback

Date & Time: 
04/18/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

This film follows whistleblowers who, despite possible consequences, are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war.  An Indie Lens Pop-Up screening, co-sponsored by iEAR Presents and WMHT Public Media.  

Followed by a discussion with filmmaker Sonia Kenneback, and local activists including Attorney Kathy Manley and John Amidon.

 

MORE ABOUT NATIONAL BIRD

The Nile Project

Date & Time: 
04/21/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

The Nile Project

Capturing cross-cultural musical collaborations among artists sharing diverse relationships to world’s longest river, kindred harps and resonant lyres from the Nile’s sources in East Africa and Ethiopia to its deltas in Sudan and Egypt have reunited to learn new musical modes while buzzing timbres and ingenious polyrhythms support vocals in six languages.

Coming back to the Sanctuary in North Troy after popular demdand! Here's their concert at the Sanctuary back in 2015:

 

 

 

 

 

The Nile Project

Freedom Festival

Date & Time: 
06/03/2017 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Join us outdoors in Freedom Square (at 101st Street where 5th and 6th Avenues meet) for our annual Freedom Festival! There'll be free food, music, art activities and all kinds of fun! 

Bring your own lawn chair or blanket, and anything you would like to add to our community meal. Enjoy music by Taina Asili and more!