Upcoming Performance

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 [...]
06/08/2019 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The seventh annual end of the season festivities of free food, art andmusic, featuring a special performance by Fay Victor and Mutations forJustice to launch our Spirit of the Suffragettes [...]

Past Performance

Taina at Freedom Square
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! [...]
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 [...]
05/06/2018 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum and drummer Tomas Fujiwara incorporate all manner of inspiration into their purely musical dialogues to celebrate the roots and branches of jazz. The event costs $15. [...]
04/21/2018 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Oyster is a modern multimedia opera about iconic folklorist Alan Lomax and his Cantometrics system of categorizing world music, set in the lull between the McCarthy era and the advancing [...]
04/13/2018 - 04/15/2018 - 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Register here. This event is free and open to the public, with donations encouraged  to build the NATURE Lab Environmental Education Center.   This symposium marks the last weekend for our NATURE [...]
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 [...]
10/21/2017 - 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 [...]
05/24/2017 - 05/25/2017 - 11:00 pm - 2:00 am
A powerful musical meditation on consequences in a post-war reality with Iraqi-American virtuoso/composer, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings artist Rahim AlHaj—traveling the world to “give voice to the voiceless." Oud player Rahim [...]
04/21/2017 - 04/22/2017 - 11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Introduced by local Hudson River water warriors, including Maureen Cunningham from Hudson River Watershed Alliance. An ensemble of 13 musicians are  touring the United States from January to April of [...]
10/08/2016 - 10/09/2016 - 11:30 pm - 1:30 am
1032K. The Planck temperature.  The temperature at which matter ceases to exist, and conventional physics breaks down. According to Nova, at this point, “strange things, unknown things, begin to happen [...]
04/03/2016 - 12:00 am - 3:00 am
Join us for a spectacular celebration of the first ten years of The Sanctuary for Independent Media featuring Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited, one of the world's most fearless [...]
01/10/2016 - 01/11/2016 - 11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Join Joe Barna's Ivory Romance... a live recording documenting brand new music including a piece entitled "Suite Lee," dedicated to pianist Lee Shaw. Because of the generosity KickStarter donors have [...]
01/10/2016 - 12:00 am - 3:00 am
Doors 7 PM, showtime 7:30 PM Join Joe Barna's Ivory Romance... a live recording documenting brand new music including a piece entitled "Suite Lee," dedicated to pianist Lee Shaw. Because [...]
11/22/2015 - 12:00 am - 2:00 am
The electrifying jazz pianist Satoko Fujii performs with her quartet Tobira, featuring Natsuki Tamura (trumpet), Todd Nicholson (bass) and Takashi Itani (drums), on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at The Sanctuary [...]
11/08/2015 - 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Hudson Valley jazz percussion icon Tani Tabbal appears with his trio, featuring Michael Bisio on bass and Adam Seigel on sax, in an adventurous program of modern jazz at 7 [...]
10/30/2015 - 10/31/2015 - 11:00 pm - 2:00 am
A trio of groups will be "Moving Heaven and Earth" at 7 PM on Friday, October 30, to benefit the forthcoming new community radio station WOOC 105.3 FM. The Heavenly [...]
03/21/2015 - 03/22/2015 - 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Join us for an extraordinary opening night of our Sanctuary Spring '15 season!The Nile Project, a 12 piece ensemble from throughout the Nile River basin in Africa, will be performing [...]
12/07/2014 - 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Jaimeo Brown (pronounced jah-mayo) is emerging as one of the preeminent drummers on the new creative music scene. Comfortable in any setting from jazz club to arena concert, Jaimeo began [...]
05/30/2014 - 05/31/2014 - 11:00 pm - 2:00 am
  A rising young star from Gao, Mali, Oumar Konate is blazing the new wave of Malian music onto the contemporary world music stage.   Oumar Konaté touched the spirit [...]
04/19/2014 - 04/20/2014 - 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Here's the email we received from alt comedian Jamie Kilstein's "people" a few hours after we printed and distributed 10,000 copies of our Spring 2014 Sanctuary season brochure: "I'm sorry [...]
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