Fall 17

The Fall 2017 season at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy will kick off with a spectacular opening in October and run through December with events ranging from music to films to speakers including Melissa Aldana Quartet, Nano Stern, Chris Hedges, “A Sinner in Mecca” with author & director Parves Sharma, Azmat Khan, “Quest” with Filmmaker presentation, and our 6th Annual North Troy Justice and Peace Holiday Celebration; gallery shows, workshops and more!

Upcoming Fall 17

10/21/2017 - 12/16/2017 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
        The Sanctuary's Underground Gallery presents Susan B. Anthony's "Troy Project." This photo series compares the city of Troy's heyday during the Industrial Revolution with its present [...]
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 [...]

Past Fall 17

12/09/2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  Documentary filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski presents his first feature-length film: QUEST.    The documentary is a moving portrait of a North Philadelphia working class family over the span of 10 [...]
12/09/2017 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Come take part in our last Be the Media! workshop of the season. "Quest" director, Jon Olshefski, and producer, Sabrina Schmidt Gordon, will head an in-depth discussion of the art [...]
12/05/2017 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Explore your performing capabilities for radio with longtime instructor at the New School of Radio and Television, Tom Hawn! Learn to harness the power of your voice through professional broadcasting [...]
12/03/2017 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Learn to propagate fruiting shrubs from cuttings as we plant an edible property line of currants for community consumption at Collard City Growers. Register at: http://www.mediasanctuary.org/workshopregistration/ Sliding scale, depending on what [...]
12/01/2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Award-winning investigative reporter Azmat Khan joins us at the Sanctuary to speak about her groundbreaking investigation into civilian casualties in the anti-ISIS air war in Iraq. This event is co-sponsored by [...]
11/28/2017 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Audacity is a free digital audio editor and recording application that runs on almost any Mac or PC. Learn how to use it to make radio! Lead by experienced media [...]
11/18/2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Come watch "A Sinner in Mecca" with filmmaker and writer Parvez Sharma. Sharma's documentaries and written works dissect the complicated intersection of faith and sexuality. Through his work as a director [...]
11/13/2017 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Ellen Rocco, manager of North Country Public Radio, to learn the secrets of covering community news from a national perspective at a time when local journalism is in decline. [...]
11/10/2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and New York Times Best Selling author Chris Hedges is returning to the Sanctuary to speak about corporatism, government, and fascism in the age of Trump.     With [...]
11/10/2017 - 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Join Chris Hedges before his talk for a gourmet vegan dinner in support of the Sanctuary's radio station, WOOC 105.3 FM. Dinner will be prepared by visiting gourmet chef Intaba [...]
10/29/2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  Chilean singer, composer and instrumentalist extraordinaire Nano Stern joins us on his tour, "Festival of Color." Local heroes Taina Asili & Gaetano Vaccaro will open the show.   Nano [...]
10/29/2017 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  Come take part in a Be the Media workshop taught by award-winning musician Nano Stern. If you haven't yet heard of him, Stern is a Chilean singer, instrumentalist and [...]
10/29/2017 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Ellie Irons of the Next Epoch Seed Library and Azuré Keahi of Collard City Growers for an urban seed gathering hike in North Troy, followed by an afternoon of [...]
Botanical pigments process
10/24/2017 - 12/12/2017 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4-6 pm every Tuesday, October 24 - December 12 NATURE Lab Gallery, 3334 6th Ave. This fall, stop by the NATURE (North Troy Art, Technology and Urban Research in Ecology) [...]
10/21/2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The award-winning Melissa Aldana and her trio join us for a night of soulful jazz!   Originally from Chile, Aldana broke into the New York jazz scene in 2009. She [...]