Fall 2019 Sanctuary Season Announced

The Fall 2019 season at The Sanctuary for Independent Media
kicked 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 features 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; check the website or call 518-272-2390
for directions and more information. Admission to
events is $10 ($5 student/low income) unless noted.

Click here for a list of upcoming events and workshops. The entire Fall 2019 season is listed below!

FRI  NOV 1  pm
Riverkeeper Community Scientist Celebration
w/ “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.
Co-sponsored by Riverkeeper

SUN  NOV 3  7pm  $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

FRI  NOV 15  7pm
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

MON  NOV 18  7pm
Workshop 4:30pm
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.

FRI  NOV 22  5:30pm  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

WED  DEC 4  7pm
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

FRI  DEC 6  7pm  $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.”

SAT  DEC 14  12-5pm  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


The Sanctuary for Independent Media is part of Media Alliance, a
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in upstate New York. Our
mission is to use art and participatory action to promote social and
environmental justice and freedom of creative expression.

Since 2005 we have been building an arts and environmental campus in
North Central Troy. We operate indoor and outdoor presenting and
production facilities (the Sanctuary and Freedom Square), a radio
station (WOOC 105.3 FM), community gardens (Collard City Growers), a
STE(a)M learning center (NATURE Lab), and youth programs (Uptown
Summer and Youth Media Sanctuary). None of this would be possible
without the support of countless volunteers, many individual donors,

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Justice
and Hudson River Estuary Programs, New York State Council on the Arts
with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State
Legislature, National Endowment for the Arts, WGXC/Wave Farm, McCarthy
Charities, Howard and Bush Foundation, The Bender Scientific Fund /
B’nai B’rith Gideon Foundation / The Barry Alan Gold Memorial Fund /
The Judith Fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital
Region, Crossed Purposes Foundation, New Music USA, Lush Charity Pot,
Troy Capital Resource Corporation, Healthcare Education Project, One
Troy, Stephen J. McKee Foundation, The O’Bryan Family Foundation,
Shuttleworth Foundation, Troy Housing Authority, Messler Family
Foundation, Merrill Family Charitable Foundation, The Kate Cashel
Fund, St. Andrews Society, Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust, Troy
Savings Bank Charitable Foundation, Saratoga Apple, Lucy Jo’s Coffee
Roastery, One Day Signs, Rare Form Brewing Company, Magai
Arboriculture, Music Haven Concert Series, Rensselaer County Summer
Youth Employment Program, CEO YouthBuild, NY Civil Liberties Union,
Law Office of Anne Reynolds Copps, Troy Bike Rescue, Rock Hill
Bakehouse, Rensselaer’s School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
and iEAR Presents!, Troy Cultural Alliance, Community Loan Fund of the
Capital Region, TAP Inc, Rensselaer County Historical Society,
Rensselaer Newman Foundation Chapel + Cultural Center, Hilton Garden
Inn, Alpha Phi Omega, Troy Central Little League, Team HERO, Leaders
Leading Troy’s Youth, Transition Troy, Troy Zero Waste, Honest Weight
Food Coop, Stone Industries, Foto Care, Denison Farm, Bella Napoli,
Bruegger’s Bagels, Stewart’s Shops, Unity House, Women Against War and
Pogo Stick Studios.