The Sanctuary for Independent Media Announces Fall 2019 Series

The Fall 2019 season at The Sanctuary for Independent Media kicks off on November 1 with a free event celebrating the great work of Riverkeeper volunteers on the Hudson River and concludes on December 14 with the free 8th annual North Central Troy Justice & Peace Holiday Celebration.

In between the season will feature many events ranging from music to films to speakers. Highlights include a talk by former Metroland journalist Chet Hardin; performances by the Haitian roots music group RAM and the chamber music ensemble Aizuri Quartet; screenings including q&a’s with filmmakers Penny Lane and Alex Rivera, plus workshops, a gallery show and much much more!

The Sanctuary for Independent Media is located at 3361 6th Avenue (at 101st Street) in North Troy; visit the website or call 518-272-2390 for directions and more information. Admission to events is $10 ($5 student/low income) unless noted.

Friday, November 1

Riverkeeper Community Scientist Celebration with “Source to Sea” screening and Community / Stone soup potluck. Join us in celebrating the work of the community scientists who sample the Hudson River Watershed from May through October, with a focus on those working in the Upper Hudson River and Mohawk Delta.

Sunday, November 3, 7 pm  $15

Haiti’s preeminent band, straight from the famed Hotel Oloffson in
Port-au-Prince! Ancient folkloric drums intertwine harmoniously with
punk rock guitar riffs and swinging Caribbean melodies, led by the
entrancing singer, Lunise–all combining for a truly magical

Friday, November 15, 7 pm (Workshop 4:30pm)
“Hail Satan?” w/ Penny Lane

A film about The Satanic Temple, chronicling the rise of one of the
most colorful and controversial religious movements in American
history–whose commitment to social and political justice has empowered people around the world. Co-sponsored by iEAR Presents.

Monday, November 18, 7 pm (Workshop 4:30 pm)
Chet Hardin “Inside NXIVM”

Chet Hardin is the only journalist to play a midnight game of volleyball with actress Allison Mack, Seagrams heiress Clare Bronfman, and the now-notorious Keith Raniere. That was in 2009, long before the eventual arrests of Raniere and Mack on the charges of sex trafficking and forced labor. Hardin’s writing for the Capital Region weekly Metroland was the beginning of the end.

Friday, November 22, 5:30 pm FREE
Aizuri Quartet

Combining their deep study of classical music with a naturally warm and exuberant approach to audiences and students, the Aizuri Quartet is passionate about creating diverse points of entry into the string quartet repertoire. Miho Saegusa, violin; Emma Frucht, violin; Ayane Kozasa, viola; Karen Ouzounian, cello. Co-sponsored by Friends of Chamber Music in Troy, NY

Wednesday, December 4, 7 pm
(Workshop 4:30pm & Community meal 6pm)
“The Infiltrators” w/ Alex Rivera

A film about a rag-tag group of undocumented youth—Dreamers—who deliberately get arrested by Border Patrol to infiltrate a shadowy detention center.
Co-sponsored by iEAR Presents! with Capital District Border Watch,
ICE-Free Capital District, Troy Sanctuary Movement and Extinction
Rebellion Capital Region

Friday, December 6, 7 pm  $15
Christoph Irniger & Pilgrim

The quintet Pilgrim, founded by Zurich-based tenor saxophonist Christoph Irniger, has over the years become one of the most exciting ensembles in young European jazz. This tour introduces their fourth recording, “Crosswinds.”

Saturday, December 14, 12-5 pm  FREE
North Central Troy Justice & Peace Holiday Celebration

Join us for the eighth annual North Central Troy Holiday Justice and Peace Celebration. Once again we’ll have free portraits (thanks to photographer Brenda Ann Kenneally and her team), arts activities, music, free food, a bike giveaway, the lighting of the tree at Freedom Square (at the corner where 101st Street and 5th/6th Avenues meet), and more!
Co-sponsored by Unity House, North Troy Community Network, Bella
Napoli, Troy Bike Rescue, Troy Central Little League, Team HERO and
Foto Care

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