Community Events

Upcoming Community Events

Past Community Events

Riverkeeper Community Scientist Celebration
11/01/2019 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate the 2019 Riverkeeper Water Quality sampling season and the volunteer partners who make it possible to gather samples from the Hudson River Watershed from May [...]
Freedom Festival with Sa-Roc and Fay Victor's Mutations for Justice: Spirit of the Suffragettes launch!
06/08/2019 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The seventh annual end of the season festivities of free food, art and music, featuring a special performance by Fay Victor and Mutations for Justice to launch our Spirit of [...]
05/11/2019 - 2:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Troy’s bike-friendly community for a delicious homespun burrito dinner complete with daytime rides, special guests, and the always amazing cake auction.  This event benefits Troy Bike Rescue and will [...]
The Life and Songs of Folk Music Icon Pete Seeger
05/04/2019 - 7:00 pm
Musicians Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton join Jesse Jarnow, author of "Wasn't That a Time: The Weavers, the Blacklist, and the Battle for the American Soul," in a celebration of [...]
"What is Democracy?" with Filmmaker Astra Taylor
04/24/2019 - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The director's idiosyncratic, philosophical take on the evolution of democracy through the ages, from it's philosophical origins in Greece, through its capitalist growth in Italy, to the modern world. Featuring [...]
"The End of Ice" with Dahr Jamail
04/16/2019 - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us for a book talk with Dahr Jamail and a great evening of conversation!  After nearly a decade overseas as a war reporter, the acclaimed journalist Dahr Jamail returned [...]
State of Science Panel with CapSci!
04/13/2019 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  Join us for a panel on science activism and advocacy in the Capital Region with public officials, scientists, and activists focusing on how we, as concerned citizens, can get [...]
Hope in Charm City/ Collar City
04/10/2019 - 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In memory of youth victims of violence, a screening of “Charm City” with cinematographer Andre Lambertson, followed by an informational discussion and candlelight vigil which will be held in memory [...]
"How To Read A Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance" with L.A. Kauffman
04/04/2019 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
In her new book, the mobilizing coordinator of the 2003-2004 Iraq War protests explains what makes today's grassroots resistance different from past movements in America. When millions of people took [...]
"Resiliencia" with Taína Asili
03/29/2019 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The activist singer-songwriter celebrates her birthday and the release of a new album, Resiliencia, with a full slate of special guests and her awesome band! And we're celebrating resilience too! [...]
Media Strategy Session with International Peace Activist Kathy Kelly
03/01/2019 - 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Join an informal discussion with Voices for Creative Non-Violence founder Kathy Kelly, members of the local peace and justice community, and WOOC Hudson Mohawk Magazine radio producers, to develop strategies [...]
7th Annual North Troy Justice and Peace Holiday Celebration
12/15/2018 - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  Admission: sliding scale, depending on what you can contribute: $1 - $350!   It's the most wonderful time of the year! Join us at the Sanctuary for the seventh annual [...]
Crime and Punishment with Filmmaker Stephen Maing, Manuel Gomez (Private Investigator) plus George Weddington (Justice for Dahmeek)
11/14/2018 - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us for a screening and discussion of  the riveting documentary Crime + Punishment, a film chronicling the struggles of a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops and the young minorities [...]
Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope
10/18/2018 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A film screening and panel discussion examining the emerging science around toxic stress and how it negatively alters the brains and bodies of children if left untreated.
8th Annual StoryHarvest 2018 with Rootbrew and special guests Jenny Marie and Derrick Horton & The Jay Street Band
09/29/2018 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
It's that time again–time for our annual StoryHarvest Festival at Freedom Square in North Troy! Celebration features free music from Rootbrew with special guests Jenny Marie and Derrick Horton & The [...]
Uptown Summer Showcase and Nature Lab Prototype Reveal
08/10/2018 - 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
This Friday, join us for the final celebration of the 2018 Uptown Summer youth employment program and see what we’ve been working on! At 1pm, architect Cameron Toler will be [...]
NATURE Lab Community Design Think Tank
07/31/2018 - 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We're building a community-driven science center and we want your help! The Sanctuary for Independent Media is gearing up to revamp a long-abandoned building into the NATURE Lab Environmental Education [...]
6th Annual Freedom Festival
06/02/2018 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  Join us outdoors in closing out our Spring 2018 season with the sixth annual Freedom Festival! The festival will take place at Freedom Square, on 101st Street where 5th and [...]
3rd Annual Plant Sale
05/27/2018 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Help support our garden by growing your own! We have been maniacally planting seeds and dividing perennials in hopes to spread the bounty of Collard City Growers into your yards. [...]
8th Annual Troy Bike Rescue BikeFest
05/12/2018 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Another year, another BikeFest! Come celebrate with Troy's bike-friendly community and help keep Troy Bike Rescue doors open as a volunteer-run bicycle resource center for all-ages. Food, music, and cakes [...]
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