Raise The Roof: Celebrating Our First Five Years!

Date(s) - Sunday 12/19/2010
1:00 am - 3:00 am

Even in these tough times there’s lots to celebrate–so stop by the Sanctuary’s Raise The Roof! fifth birthday party on Saturday and help us do it!

Our party features a video screening to honor our fifth anniversary of making independent media in Troy! We’re pretty proud of the young filmmakers in our Youth Media Sanctuary program and we’re taking advantage of this occasion to sneak preview their new mini-documentary, “North Troy Through the Eyes of Youth.” We’ll also screen a premiere of Natia Shim’s digital story from the Trojan Herstories digital storytelling workshop. One of our Youth Media Sanctuary producers, Antonio Pabon, will share a taste of music with his band “Take This Lightly.”

Need more reasons to celebrate? How about the holiday season!  Bring an appetizer or desert to share, your favorite Sanctuary memories, and a friend.

We’ll have some munchies and refreshments, plus a recipe swap– including quesadillas, quince pie and even a chocolate fountain.

And most important, this is a time share thanks with all the volunteers who have made the Sanctuary grow and thrive!


More about our Youth Media Sanctuary Sneak Preview:

We’re preparing a rough cut of the amazing work that our Youth Media Producers have videotaped.  Come and honor them as they present this ‘world premiere’!

In collaboration with Missing Link Street Ministry, funded by The Louis and Hortense Rubin Community Fellowship and NYSCA Arts Education Projects: Community-based Learning.

Youth Media Sanctuary is a community media arts peer-training project, designed to teach multimedia skills to young people in North Central Troy, and to help develop urgently needed independent local voices in our economically devastated neighborhood.   All members of YMS take turns doing sound, lights, camera and interviews, plus editing!