Three-time Grammy Award winner Bill Miller returns to Troy 9/23
TROY – Three-time Grammy award-winning musician Bill Miller of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans, will return to his ancestral homeland at Freedom Square as The Sanctuary for Independent Media celebrates its ninth StoryHarvest on Saturday, September 23rd. This free event will take place outdoors at Freedom Square in Troy from 2-5 PM, offering music, food, and more.
In his works, Miller focuses on spreading the message of healing through song, art, and storytelling. Miller will incorporate these themes throughout this year’s StoryHarvest, while also bringing the community closer together through food – specifically corn. Corn will be a large source of food, games, crafts, and jokes throughout the day as it is one of the few grains native to the Americas.
Activities will include corn arts & crafts, face painting, and a bicycle-powered mill, and attendees are also welcome to participate in playing corn hole, joining in on the in the CORNy joke open mic, and of course, eating corn!
StoryHarvest is also a part of the Sanctuary Eco-Art Trail project, which works to celebrate the special Mohican soils along with connecting the indigenous legacy to environmental justice. The trail embeds art, ancestral history, culture, and both local and indigenous artist presentations, and is located on a block-wide environmental campus in North Central Troy.
StoryHarvest is also co-sponsored by The People’s Health Sanctuary along with The Honest Weight Food Co-op, with further support from an “Our Town” Creative Placemaking grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, which partners with The Stockbridge-Munsee Community (Tribe).
Join in on the community-centered fun and come experience the diverse activities that StoryHarvest has to offer.
What: StoryHarvest ft. music by Bill Miller.
When: Saturday, September 23, 2023, 2:00-5:00 pm
Where: Freedom Square, 35 5th Ave, Troy, NY 12180 (corner of 101st Street and 5th/6th Ave)
Rain Location: The rain location is next door at The Sanctuary for Independent Media (3361 6th Avenue) Cost: Free
Additional details: all ages event, free food and activities.
For further information please go to https://www.mediasanctuary.org/event/story-harvest-2023/