Spring 2016 Season

DEC•ADE – 10 Years

Sketches of Influence/Ivory Romance, 1/09-1/10/16

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 […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Social Justice Music Celebration: Taína Asili y la Banda Rebelde and Friends

Taína Asili y la Banda Rebelde will do their second annual MLK Day social justice music celebration, offering a soundtrack to honor the work of our continuing social justice movements. […]

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Reclaim the Thunder: Songs for Social Change Workshop

Taína Asili will discuss methods she has gathered from her 20 year history writing songs that seek to reclaim power, break barriers, inspire, and unite. The workshop begins by looking […]

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NATURE Lab and iEAR Presents! A Conversation with Mary Mattingly

A conversation with Mary Mattingly, sharing her projects on the Hudson with folks from Troy. Mary works with community members on the creation of sculptural ecosystems in urban spaces. Her […]

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Collard City Growers and NATURE Lab ’16 Garden Workshop #1: Garden Planning and Grafting

Learn the different aspects of planning out a garden and the benefits of gardening in general.  Basic grafting techniques for fruit trees will be covered and participants will graft a […]

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The Sanctuary’s 10th Anniversary Celebration Decades Exhibition with Performance by Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited

The Sanctuary for Independent Media celebrates its 10th anniversary with a photo exhibition in the Underground Gallery featuring documentation of a decade's worth of cultural programming, social action, and community […]

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“Vacant Buildings, Vanished Dreams” Multimedia Guided Art Walk: Test and Conversation

A multimedia guided art walk led by neighborhood ambassadors, through one block in North Troy. We will start at Freedom Square (the mystical corner where 5th and 6th Avenues meet […]

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Be The Media! WOOC 105.3FM Workshop: Host Training

If you're interested in participating in this grand experiment, we'll be training folks who are interested in being "hosts" in the afternoon block.  This will involve learning how to operate […]

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Collard City Growers and NATURE Lab ’16 Garden Workshop #2: Composting, Soil Fertility, and Chickens

The health of a garden is rooted in the soil (pun intended). We will discuss the importance of composting and healthy soil ecosystems and show you how easily such health […]

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The Sanctuary’s 10th Anniversary Celebration With Fatoumata Diawara

Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara (aka Fatou) was born of Malian parents in the Ivory Coast in 1982. As a child she became a member of her father's dance troupe and […]

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Dinner with Democracy Now! Host Amy Goodman and Presentation

Join Amy Goodman, the producer and host of the daily independent news program Democracy Now!, the world’s largest and most successful public media collaboration on radio, television and the Internet, […]

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Collard City Growers’ Annual Plant Sale Fundraiser

Annuals and perennials available including vegetables, herbs, and flowers -- all grown in Troy. We have been maniacally planting seeds and dividing perennials in hopes to spread the bounty of […]

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