“Putting Food By” working party in KitchenSanctuary


Learn about the art of harvesting and saving the food from your garden, ready to use all winter long!

WOOC 105.3 FM Natasha Pernicka on hunger


Natasha Pernicka is the Executive Director of the Food Pantries for the Capital District. They’ve been feeding the hungry since 1979–helping food pantries provide groceries for 2.7 million meals annually…

“Sunday at Sanctuary for Independent Media: Nano Stern”


Published: 10/27/17
Publication: The Alt

Joan Baez—ever heard of her?—once said that Chilean musician Nano Stern “stands out for his ability to play various instruments, but his most faithful companions will always be his guitar and his voice in the simplicity that characterizes him as a person.” Stern is headed …

“We Recommend…”


Published: 10/27/2017
Publication: Times Union

 

Music

Nano Stern is from Chile, but the political punk poet and singer-songwriter also spent time in Germany and studied music in the Netherlands. But Stern has always embraced his Chilean musical roots, blending classical, jazz and rock with Chilean revolutionary music. Folk legend …

“Troy media group announces fall 2017 season”


Published: 10/18/2017
Publication: Troy Record

TROY, N.Y.>> The Sanctuary for Independent Media has announced its fall 2017 season, featuring musical performances, speakers, films, workshops, gallery shows and more.

Located at 3361 Sixth Ave. in North Troy, The Sanctuary for Independent Media is a telecommunications production facility dedicated to community …

“Melissa Aldana Quartet, Sanctuary for Independent Media”


Published: 10/18/2017
Publication: Times Union

 

Growing up in Chile, Melissa Aldana could hardly avoid the sound of jazzy horns: Both her father and grandfather were serious saxophone players, and she took up the instrument as a child. (Her bio says she still plays granddad’s Selmer Mark VI horn.) Aldana left Chile to pursue …

“Young Troy filmmakers document Hudson River pollution”


Published: 08/02/2017
Publication: The Alt

Young Troy filmmakers document Hudson River pollution

 

On an overcast mid-July morning, 11-year-old Trayvon Vautrin combs the beach for treasures in the form of broken pottery pieces as he waits for his fellow co-workers of the Uptown Summer program to …

“StoryHarvest is North Troy’s festival of food, music, poetry and art”


Published: 10/12/2017
Publication: Saratoga Living

StoryHarvest is North Troy’s festival of food, music, poetry and art

Rebecca Whitehead gives a free chair massage.

 

The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy held its seventh annual StoryHarvest: A Celebration of …

“Sanctuary for Independent Media 2017 fall”


Date Published: 10/12/2017
Publication: All Over Albany
Sanctuary for Independent Media 2017 fall

Among the people making appearances this season (left to right): journalist Chris Hedges, journalist Azmat Khan, and filmmaker Parvez Sharma.

The upcoming fall season of events at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy is out. …

“Low-power, high-energy: Grassroots Radio Conference meets in Albany”


Date published: 10/07/2017
Publication: Times Union

Low-power, high-energy: Grassroots Radio Conference meets in Albany

 

ALBANY — In an age when corporate media outlets rule the airwaves and saturate the world, low-power FM radio stations – or LPFM –  are the small-scale, low-budget, …

Thanks for supporting the Sanctuary’s Campaign for Independence!


For three weeks, from July 4 through July 25, we asked our supporters to sign up to donate whatever they can afford each month. Our goal was 50 new Sustainers, and we reached that goal! But we’re not done… the struggle continues. Ten dollars a month would be great, but whatever it is–from …

8,817 Goodbyes and Theater of War by Meredith Davenport


 

 

 

 

 

 

8,817 Goodbyes                                                       Theater of War …

“This Hyperlocal Museum Puts the American Dream in Perspective”


Published: 12/01/2016
Publication: Time

“Poverty” is a loaded word, especially in the U.S., and few know the ugly reality of its use better than artist Brenda Ann Kenneally. At its core, her work is a study of life and opportunity under straightened circumstances in the upstate New York city of …

RIP Pauline Oliveros: Deep Listening and Love


We have lost a great friend, artist and extended beloved member of our Sanctuary family, Pauline Oliveros.

She taught us to listen deeply, and love with each breath and footstep. Feel her reverberations! May her spirit continue to guide us as we seek harmony and creative resistance, in this world and beyond!

North Troy Peoples' History Museum


PLEASE NOTE: Call 518-272-2390 if you’d like to set up a special appointment, or email: info@mediasanctuary.org.

 

 Sponsored by NATURE Lab (North Troy Art, Technology,and Urban Research in Ecology) at The Sanctuary for Independent Media.

I Spy Spanish and Memories at Uptown Summer 2016


 

We began the day as we always do, sitting on the covered patio in the back of the Sanctuary, eating bagels, drinking coffee, and making sense of the day’s work to come. However, as today began the final week of Uptown Summer 2016, we spent some of this time …

Guests and Music Mingle at Spanish in the Garden


 

“Cuando tú me dices a media voz que me amas

Me siento tan sublime como el tibio sol de la mañana

Y esto es lo que tú me haces sentir

Desde el día en que te conocí.” …

Garden to Gallery


 

A spontaneous sunflower blooms in the garden; watercress weaves into a floating island. Plants teach a different sort of movement, response to the will of wind and water.

 

 

  

At Collard City Growers, the plants …

A Debate in Translation: Are Tomatoes a Vegetable or a Fruit?


 

We don’t always know the things that we think we know. Sometimes, the simplest questions require translation and clarification.


Today, during Week 2 of Spanish in the Garden, we realized a very real gap in our collective knowledge: What is …

Upcoming Events
10/21/2017 – 12/16/2017
Art Opening: “Troy Project” with Susan Anthony
Dec. 16
6th Annual North Central Holiday Justice and Peace Celebration

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