Start: Saturday, September 23, 2023 2:00PM
End: Saturday, September 23, 2023 5:00PM
The Sanctuary for Independent Media celebrates its ninth StoryHarvest from 2-5 PM on Saturday, September 23 with music, food, and more featuring the acclaimed singer/songwriter/storyteller/artist Bill Miller from the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. The free event will take place outdoors at Freedom Square (35 5th Avenue in Troy, the mystical intersection where 6th Avenue turns into 5th Avenue at 101st Street). The rain location is next door at The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Avenue. For directions and more information, call (518) 272-2390, visit www.MediaSanctuary.org, or email info@MediaSanctuary.org.
Three-time Grammy award winning musician Bill Miller of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans, a living legend living life—stronger with a renewed focus on healing through song, art, and storytelling–returns to his ancestral homeland at Freedom Square for a community-based gathering rooted in connections through food. Join the fun at diverse activity tables including community art/cooking/storytelling, exploring the love of corn, one of the few grains native to the Americas.
This event is part of the Sanctuary Eco-Art Trail project, connecting Indigenous legacy with environmental justice. The Sanctuary Eco-Art Trail is located on a block-wide environmental campus in North Central on settler lands. Part of the river’s historic flood plain and home to significant Mohican cultural sites, this neighborhood is also one of the neediest in New York State, with a long history of disinvestment and environmental contamination. The Eco-Art Trail acknowledges these layered histories as we dream and build towards restored biocultural diversity and robust Indigenous futures.
This event is co-sponsored by People’s Health Sanctuary and the Honest Weight Food Co-op with support from an “Our Town” Creative Placemaking grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community (Tribe).