May 25, 2018

Freedom Festival at Freedom Square, June 2 in Troy

Publication: Troy Record
Published: 5/25/2018
Troy, N.Y. >> The sixth annual “Freedom Festival” on the community art stage at Freedom Square will be a spectacular outdoor celebration featuring food, music, activities and more, from 3 to 6 p.m. on June 2 at Freedom Square — 101st Street where 5th and 6th Avenues meet — in North Troy. Freedom Festival is free. Free music, free food, free art activities. Rain location is The Sanctuary for Independent Media, nearby at 3361 6th Avenue. Visit for directions and more information.


• Music with two bands:
• Capital Region sensation bell’s roar (
• Brooklyn-based rapper/producer donfons (
• 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
• Much, much more!


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 2018 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.
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