Freedom Festival with Fay Victor and Mutations for Justice: Spirit of the Suffragettes launch!

Date(s) - 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 the Suffragettes concert series!
Freedom Festival is free. Free music, free food, free art activities. At Freedom Square— 101st Street where 5th and 6th Avenues meet — in North Troy. Rain location is The Sanctuary for Independent Media, nearby at 3361 6th Avenue. Visit for directions and more information.


• Music with Fay Victor and Mutations for Justice

• Launch of Spirit of the Suffragettes concert series and Women’s Resource Fair

• Free hyper-locally sourced food from our Collard City Growers’ garden down the block and Denison Farms, with food from Unity House kitchens 

• Bike giveaway courtesy of our 6th Avenue neighbors, Troy Bike Rescue

• Arts n’ crafting table

• Collard City Growers workshop: Getting Grounded: Transplanting Party with Collard City Growers

• Community resource tables

and much much more!

Check out the video below to see Fay Victor perform:



Over a 20 year span, Victor has released 9 albums as a leader to critical acclaim as well as seminal sideperson projects with leaders such as Anthony Braxton, Roswell Rudd, Nicole Mitchell, William Parker and Marc Ribot. Victor’s most recent release as a leader is ​Wet Robots (ESP Disk, July 2018) with her latest group, SoundNoiseFUNK, featuring Joe Morris (guitar), Sam Newsome (sop. saxophone) & Reggie Nicholson (drums). Victor’s work has been featured in media outlets such as ​The Wall Street Journal, ​The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out New York & ​The Huffington Post​. Victor’s performed with luminaries such as Dr. Randy Weston, Misha Mengelberg, Myra Melford, Archie Shepp, Nicole Mitchell, Joe Morris, Sam Newsome & Tyshawn Sorey; Performance highlights include The Museum of Modern Art (NYC), The Hammer Museum (LA), The Kolner Philharmonie (Germany), De Young Museum (SF), Symphony Space (NY), The Apollo Theatre (NY) the Bimhuis (Netherlands), Earshot Jazz Festival (Seattle) & the Winter JazzFest (NY, NY).

Victor was the 2017 Herb Albert/Yaddo Fellow in Music Composition where she composed ​Faith, The Gift ​- a piece in tribute to the life of her mother, Faith E.S.Victor. In addition to ​Wet Robots,​ Victor also appears on Nicole Mitchell’sM​aroonCloud(FPERecords,August2018) recordingandMarcRibot’s​SongsofResistance1942-2018 (ANTI-records, September 2018) featuring Victor as well as guest vocalists Tom Waits, Steve Earle and ​Meshell Ndegeocello amongst others. ​Victor is a music educator and vocal specialist of the highest order, giving clinics and workshops at home in New York City and around the world.

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Freedom Square is an urban cultural and spiritual oasis located at the mystical corner where 5th and 6th Avenues meet 101st Street a block from the Hudson River in North Troy.

The stage at Freedom Square, developed as part of the year-long Found Art in North Troy project in 2013, is dedicated to the late Alfred Z. Solomon, whose charitable trust helped fund construction. It features a massive mosaic by noted Philadelphia muralist Isaiah Zagar, completed with the help of hundreds of local volunteers over the course of several months.

Freedom Festival is the closing event of the Spring 2019 season at The Sanctuary for Independent Media, made possible by volunteer labor, thousands of small donations and invaluable support from many organizations. Partners include Unity House, Troy Bike Rescue, Denison Farms, Collard City Growers, Troy Zero Waste and NY Census Initiative.

The Sanctuary for Independent Media is a community media arts center located in an historic former church in Troy, NY. The Sanctuary hosts screening, production and performance facilities, training in media production and a meeting space for artists, activists and independent media makers of all kinds.

Some images of past fun at Freedom Square:



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