North Central Holiday Justice and Peace Celebration


5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Back by popular demand! Join us for the fifth annual North Central Holiday Peace and Justice Celebration, North Troy’s working peoples’ alternative to the Victorian Stroll. We’ll have free portraits by internationally recognized photographer Brenda Ann Kenneally, a coat give-away, a Troy Bike Rescue bike give-away, Toys for Tots, arts activities and tours of the North Troy Peoples’ History Museum!!!

For families in the North Troy area, call (518) 272-2390 to reserve a time for a professional portrait! Spaces limited, so please sign up! For free bikes for young children, sign up on Saturday in Sanctuary.

Co-sponsored by Unity House, A Little Creative Class, Foto Care, Troy Bike Rescue, BLOCK, North Troy Community Network, TRIP and Troy Zero Waste.


  • 12:00 – 4:30 Family portraits with Brenda Ann Kenneally, art, toys, music, food, fun and North Troy Peoples’ History Museum Exhibit!
  • 2:30 Bike giveawy at Freedom Square
  • 2:30-4:00 Music with MTB
  • 4:30 — Interfaith Justice and Peace Holiday Celebration at Freedom Square

Our Sanctuary family portrait, 2015.  Check out last year’s Holiday Celebration!

More about Kenneally:

Brenda Ann Kenneally is a Guggenheim and Soros Criminal Justice Media Fellow. She attended the University of Miami, where she earned a B.S. in sociology and photojournalism, and New York University, where she received an M.A. in studio art. Kenneally has focused on how families get lost in a culture of drugs and prison. She searches for ways to motivate inner-city women to empower themselves, despite their limited social and economic opportunities. Kenneally’s work has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Ms. Magazine, among other publications. In 2000, she won the Community Awareness Award from the National Press Photographer’s Association, and in 2001 she was awarded the International Prize for Photojournalism in Gijon, Spain. Kenneally’s work in Brooklyn has received support from the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, the Mother Jones Documentary Fund, and the Nikon Sabbatical Grant, in addition to the Open Society Institute. Kenneally has worked with us exhibiting her photos, teaching photojournalism workshops, and curating several exhibitions.