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Annual North-Central Troy Interfaith Holiday Justice and Peace Celebration

December 9, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm EST

The Sanctuary for Independent Media invites you and your loved ones to join us for our annual North-Central Troy Interfaith Holiday Peace and Justice Celebration!

On December 9th, from 2PM – 4PM, we will gather in the Sanctuary Main Space where free food will be provided, along with:

  • Cookie decorating
  • Face painting
  • Family portraits
  • Free store
  • Gift giving
  • Write for Rights letter writing table
  • Make your own winter tea blend table
  • Make your own winter decor table
  • Listening station from field recording in North Troy

From 4PM – 5PM, we will gather in Freedom Square to celebrate and reflect on this year, culminating in a tree lighting! We welcome all to this celebration and encourage those attending to bring a friend. We at the Sanctuary look forward to seeing faces old and new, and wish you a merry and warm holiday season!

In the spirit of justice, peace, and equity, we will be collecting gifts for the North-Central Troy community. We welcome contributions, including:

  • New or slightly used: Toys, winter clothing, blankets, etc.
  • New: Toiletries, beauty products, non-perishable food, etc.


Team HERO, Unity House, SNUG.


MC: H. Bosh Jr.

Group Photos by: Jayana LaFountaine

a record with a green, white, and red label sits on a turntable

Music by: DJ Sean Reid

Face Painting by: Jade Warrick

Deacon Jerry Ford and Team HERO


Lisa Schonberg recording sounds from the lawn

Lisa Schonberg listening station

Past Celebrations:

3361 6th Ave
Troy, 12180 United States
View Venue Website

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