Community Events

Upcoming Community Events

Past Community Events

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 [...]
Ruderal Ecologies: Grounds for Change
04/13/2018 - 04/15/2018 - 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CHECK OUT video documentation of RUDERAL ECOLOGIES! This event was free and open to the public, with donations encouraged  to build the NATURE Lab Environmental Education Center.  Register here. This [...]
6th Annual North Central Holiday Justice and Peace Celebration
12/16/2017 - 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 sixth annual [...]
09/23/2017 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
View photos from our event:   The Sanctuary for Independent Media’s 7th annual outdoor fall event, cultivating community through art, food, stories and music. Special thanks to the acclaimed Villalobos [...]
07/18/2017 - 07/19/2017 - 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday from 6-8PM there's going to be a night of good ole family bonding here at the Sanctuary! You're invited to join us for our first-ever Solidarity Phone Call Night. [...]
06/03/2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
On Saturday June 3rd at 3pm join us outdoors in Freedom Square (at 101st Street where 5th and 6th Avenues meet) for our annual Freedom Festival featuring Taina Asili y [...]
06/03/2017 - 7:00 am - 10:00 am
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 [...]
06/03/2017 - 7:00 am - 10:00 am
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 [...]
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