mid-May 2012 Events

Comments Off Views: 60

Author:

Share this Article

 
(Taíno News) – The 11th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues opened Monday with almost 2,000 representatives of Indigenous Peoples, NGOs are participating. Theme is “The Doctrine of Discovery: its enduring impact on indigenous peoples and the right to redress for past conquests.” See www.uctp.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=741&Itemid=2
.
NEPAssist is a tool that facilitates the environmental review process and project planning in relation to environmental considerations. The web-based application draws environmental data dynamically from EPA Geographic Information System databases and web services and provides immediate screening of environmental assessment indicators for a user-defined area of interest. These features contribute to a streamlined review process that potentially raises important environmental issues at the earliest stages of project development. www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/nepassist-mapping.html
.
NATIONAL SING OUT FOR EARTH DAY needs footage from Tarrytown Earth Day event with Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, etc. for the video montage. Please contact Hali Hammer at halih@yahoo.com if you have anything
.
Huff Post: Saudi Arabia on the Hudson? Why Water Speculators Want Desalination in the Moist Northeast www.huffingtonpost.com/manna-jo-greene/why-water-speculators-wan_b_1478152.html
——————————————————————————————
.
Sat., May 12 thru Sat., May 19; HUDSON RIVER RUN 2012 – Ultra-runner Todd Jennings will run the entire length of the Hudson River to raise awareness for clean water and to raise funds for Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. The public is invited to join Todd for sections of the run and asked to participate in the fundraiser. For more information, contact Richard D Ambrosio, 917-679-2933, rich@hvcomms.com, or visit www.crowdrise.com/HudsonRiverRun2012
Sun. May 13, 20, June 10, 24, 4:30 – 6 pm, CREATING HAPPINESS IN YOUR LIFE. Individual classes. Understand why we think and behave in ways that create unhappiness and how to reverse this trend. Peace Village Retreat Center, Rte 23A, Haines Falls. Tel: 518 589 5000, peace-village@bkwsu.org.
.
Mon. May 14, 21, June 4, 11, 6:30 – 8 pm, MEDITATION FOR SELF MASTERY, 4 session Raja Yoga Meditation Course, Peace Village Retreat Center, Rte 23A, Haines Falls. Tel: 518 589 5000, Individual classes scheduled by appointment. Peace-village@bkwsu.org. Free
.
Tues, May 15, 4-8pm FREE HOLISTIC HEALTH CLINIC, Marbletown Community Center, Main Street, Stone Ridge. www.rvhhc.org
.
Wed., May 16. Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts – 2012 Watershed Science and Technical Conference. Date of conference: September 13 14, 2012. Info: http://nywea.org/abstract/call.cfm?MeetingID=78
Thurs., May 17 Annual Safety Assessment Meeting to discuss the NRC's evaluation of safety performance at Indian Point Units 2 & 3 for 2011. NRC staff will be available to answer questions at the Westchester Ballroom of the DoubleTree Hotel, 455 S.Broadway, Tarrytown.
· Press briefing (5:30 p.m.) — called by Clearwater, Riverkeeper and others
· Open House (6 – 8 p.m.) — with tabling and poster sessions in Reception Area adjacent to Ballroom
· Public Meeting (7 – 9 p.m.) — in Ballroom (ventilation session)
.
Thurs., May 17, 7 p.m., DIALOGUE WITH TOM LANGEN, Ph.D. Dr. Langen, associate professor of biology and psychology at Clarkson University, with the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries offers a fascinating perspective on how animals make choices when at risk, sharing surprising human similarities. 199 Dennings Avenue, Beacon. mheintzmen@bire.org . Register at www.bire.org/events. FREE
.
Thurs., May 17, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Presentation on solar as part of a “Roadmap to Energy Efficiency”. Lee Streisfeld-Leitner, Advanced Energy Resources, LLC and Tom Bregman, the director of EnergizeNY, to talk about “energy assessments” under that program, and a representative from ConEd to give “energy saving tips.” 914-373-9486
.
May 17, 7:15 – 8:45 p.m. FREE HOLISTIC SELF-HELP CLASS: Soaring Crane Qigong Remedy Routine Three, a short and easy routine to help keep the life force strong in the body, with Cornelia Wathen, certified SCQ teacher. Sponsored by Rondout Valley Holistic Health Center and Family Traditions. At Family Traditions, Emmanuel Shopping Center, Stone Ridge. www.rvhhc.org
.
Thurs., May 17, 8:30 p.m. 500 MILES OF HERITAGE FROM THE ERIE CANAL TO NYC. Meet and greet Richard Harpham and Glenn Charles both kayaking 500 miles from the Erie Canal to the Statue of Liberty. A forum for the paddlers to speak to us about what their adventures have been and for us to fill them in on the state of the Hudson River. Beacon Sloop Club, Beacon 914 907-4928, or 845 242-7822, www.beaconsloopclub.org Free
.
Fri., May 18, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., TODDLERS ON THE TRAIL. Join Dana Rudikoff and explore the forest for wildlife and critters. 1.5 mile hike at a toddler's pace. No pets. No jogging strollers. Children ages 2-6. Call Dana at 845-626-4253 or email her at dana_rudikoff@yahoo.com to reserve a spot. There is a 15 parent limit. For more info.: www.mohonkpreserve.org/ or contact Garrick Bryant at gbryant@mohonkpreserve.org.
.
Fri., May 18, 7 p.m. ORGANIC GARDENING IN CUBA Presentation by Nora Hamond-Gallardo, includes a brief history of Cuba, and photos of the country and its people and shows how gardens are built, what is planted, and how the produce is sold. BSC, Beacon (across from Metro North riverside) 914-879-1082, 845 463-4660 www.beaconsloopclub.org Free
.
Fri.,May 18, 8:15 p.m. Movie Night: WHAT IF CANNABIS CURED CANCER?, Discover the truth about this ancient medicine as world renowned scientists explain and illustrate their truly mind-blowing discoveries. Free viewing. Location: Elting Library, 93 Main Street, New Paltz, Contact info, T. Dixon tellall45@yahoo.com
.
Fri., May 18 – 19. Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance 2012 Waterfront Conference – Our Harbor: An Environmental Engine and Economic Resource. For details: http://waterfrontalliance.org/conference2012
.
Sat., May 19, 6:30 – 7:30 pm., THAI JONES READS FROM MORE POWERFUL THAN DYNAMITE. Inquiring Mind bookstore. Saugerties. For more information, visit: www.thaijones.com
.
Sat., May 19, 8:00 – 11:00 am — Rain or Shine. 8th Annual Community PLANT SWAP and Garden Yard Sale. 8 – 9 am: drop off identified plants, bulbs, seeds, houseplants for swap. Also extra tools, pots, vases, planters and all garden related items for the yard sale. 9:00 Plant Swap Starts. At Deyo Hall lawn, 18 Broadhead Ave., New Paltz. Info: Barbara Darbin 845-339-4547 www.newpaltzgardenclub.org NO INVASIVES SPECIES OF PLANTS ALLOWED.
.
Sat. May 19: ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DAY IN BEACON. City Hall Parking Lot, 1 Municipal Plaza, Beacon. 9 am-3 pm. Bring computers, servers, monitors, printers, keyboards, VCRs, phones, cables, power supplies, fax machines, radios, modems, telephones, TVs, copiers, stereo equipment &nearly anything with a plug! Please no AC s, fridges, or smoke detectors. Contact info@zerotogo.org.
.
Sat., May 19, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. OPEN FARM DAY & PLANT SALE, Farm tours, cooking demos, children's events, local foods farmers market, plant sale, and information about PFP's programs. Poughkeepsie Farm Project, Vassar College Farm in Poughkeepsie, Contact Wendy at info@farmproject.org or 845-240-3734, www.farmproject.org, Free
.
Sat, May 19, 10-1. High Falls Pet Show 2012. Community Church yard, 2nd St, High Falls. Pet Show Contest featuring prizes. Free admission. Contest entry is $4 per furry friend. Sponsor: High Falls Civic Association. www.highfallscivic.org/ or 845-687-4566.
.
Sat., May 19, 10 am-3:30 p.m. WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL at Catskill Native Nursery, 607 Samsonville Rd, Kerhonkson. FREE. Come celebrate our native wildflowers, herbalism, gardening and land preservation. Talks: Wild Mushroom Foraging, Forest Biodiversity and Growing Native Azaleas . Plants, pottery and garden art for sale. Rare and limited stock will be offered. 845-626-2758 www.catskillnativenursery.com,www.facebook.com/catskillnativenursery
.
Sat., May 19, 10 a.m. BUILD YOUR OWN RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP sponsored by the Town of Montgomery Conservation Advisory Council with funding from Clean Air/Cool Planet. Save $1,500. on water for your garden and outdoor needs while helping the environment. All equipment and tools provided. Pavilion off Bachelors St., just past Veteran's Memorial Park, Montgomery. Registration at Town of Montgomery Clerk's Office, $15. Fee, Contact phenighan@yahoo.com or call 457-2660.
.
Sat. May 19, 11 am – 5 pm. 5TH ANNUAL EARTH & WATER FESTIVAL. Seeking vendors for green expo, children's crafts, games & activities, farmers market, food, crafts, resources, programs, and more! Music and entertainment all day including Arm-of-the-Sea Theater, Maxwell Kofi Donkor, Snakeman Snake Show. FREE; Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Montgomery. Visit http://waterauthority.orangecountygov.com or contact the OCWA at 845-615-3868, or ecruz@orangecountygov.com
.
Sat., May 19, 2 5 p.m., LATE SPRING WILDFLOWERS. Join Barbara Petersen and Roger Roloff, experienced field botanists and learn to identify later spring wildflowers. Moderate, 4-mile hike. Dress for the weather. Ages 15+ with an adult. Free. No dogs. Call 845-255-0919 for reservations and meeting location. For more info.: www.mohonkpreserve.org/ or contact Garrick Bryant at gbryant@mohonkpreserve.org.
.
Sun., May 20, 4-6 p.m., BUILDING BRIDGES CONCERT with host Wanda Fischer, Kim and Reggie Harris, Rabbi Jonathan Kligler, Magpie, Betty and the Baby Boomers. Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock. Contact: Betty at 845-300-0010 orbeebuggy@hotmail.com. $20, 12 and under, free. Concert proceeds will help Kim, Reggie, Terry and Greg cover the cost of rebuilding the bridge to their homes that washed out during Hurricane Irene.
.
Sun., May 20, 4-7 pm, RVHHG Rocks, fundraiser Rondout Valley Holistic Health Group free clinic: Mexican Fiesta Food Bar, silent auction with celebrity Gilles Malkine, three bands; adults$15 to $25, family of four $35-40, children under twelve $5; Marbletown Community Center; Nancy Plumer 845-687-2252 or nplumer@hvi.net.
.
Sun., May 20 and June 17, 6:30 7:30 pm, MEDITATION FOR WORLD PEACE, every third Sun. Group Meditation, Guided Commentaries. Join us in the supportive atmosphere of Peace Village Retreat Center, Rte 23A, Haines Falls, Tel: 518 589 5000, peace-village@bkwsu.org. Free.
.
Mon., May 21, 6 pm. PLANT DIVISION 101 Speaker Diane Watt Master Gardener and owner of Watt's Bloomin. Event at Deyo Hall, 18 Broadhead Ave, New Paltz. New Paltz Garden Club www.NewPaltzGardenClub.org
.
Tues, May 22 – Sun., May 27: WORKSHOP: CONNECTING TO THE DIVINE NATURAL WORLD – ANINTRODUCTION TO PLANT SPIRIT MEDICINE AND THE ROOTS OF SHAMANISM with ELIOTCOWAN. The Blue DeerCenter, Margaretville. Info at www.bluedeer.org
.
Tues., May 11, 7:`5 p.m. As part of Healthy Ulster County Week, we are showing MAY I BE FRANK? at Rosendale Theatre. http://mayibefrankmovie.com/
.
Wed., May 23; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – OUR LAND, OUR LIVES: FROM SELF-SUFFICIENCY TO DEPENDENCY, Long Dock Park, Beacon. Rapid industrial expansion, an exploding population and a changing climate are forcing ecosystems to respond to threats with unprecedented speed. Learn why organisms and ecosystems have difficulty adapting quickly enough — and how we can foster resiliency and help mitigate impacts of these threats. Help protect young wetland plants at Long Dock Park by building animal-excluding barriers. Contact Kali Bird, 845 473 4440 Ext. 251, www.scenichudson.org.
.
Wed, May 23, 7:15 pm. THE BIG FIX, THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT BP GULF OIL SPILL a documentary film about the events surrounding the largest oil spill in America’s history and its horrible aftermath, will be screened at Rosendale Theater, Rosendale. A live SKYPE Q & A with the filmmakers Josh and Rebecca Tickell and local environmental advocates will follow. Tickets are $7 and $5 for members and can be bought at the door prior to the screening. Info on the film: www.TheBigFixMovie.com www.rosendaletheatre.org or call (845) 658-8989.
.
Sat., May 26 TIME FOR TYNER ART & SILENT AUCTION 3-6 p.m., followed by Party with Live Music Jam at the Sustainable Living Resource Center, 150 Cottekill Rd. in Cottekill (Rosendale) to benefit Joel Tyner's campaign for Congress. IMHO Joel is the very best candidate to succeed Maurice Hinchey, who is retiring at the end of this year, to represent the people of the newly configured Congressional District 19. Artwork and silent auction items needed; musicians welcome. Contact: Pam Krimsky: pkrimsky58@gmail.com 845-823-2526 for details or directions. Pls carpool, if possible.
.
Sat., May 26, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, SACRED CIRCLE RITUAL DANCE–Ancient Forms/Modern Times, Circle dances to honor the web of life. MaMa, 3588 Main Street, Stone Ridge. Every 4th Saturday. Contact-Nada,646-633-8052, nadakhodlova@gmail.com, www.nadakhodlova.com. By Donation.
.
SAVE THE DATE:
.
Sat., June 2, 9 am – noon. RIVERSWEEP CLEANUP AT FALLKILL CREEK & WARYAS PARK. Meet at 9am next to the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum in Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie. Bring work gloves and appropriate clothes. For more information, go to www.riverkeeper.org or contact Cornelia Harris, harrisc@caryinstitute.org .
.
Sat., June 2; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – “NATIONAL TRAILS DAY EVENT,” Berean Park, Highland (Ulster County) Learn the art of trail design and building by helping us construct a multi-use trail system that someday will enable hikers and cyclists to reach the top of Illinois Mountain from the Hudson Valley Rail Trail. Contact Anthony Coneski, 845 473 4440 Ext. 273, www.scenichudson.org.
.
Sun., June 3 – Sun, Oct. 28, 9 AM to 2 PM, rain or shine, Rosendale Farmers Market outside in the Community Center parking lot (1055 Rt. 32, Rosendale). Vendor applications are available at www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Rosendale-Farmers-Market/232869283220 or by contacting Annie atamardiney@gmail.com
.
Sun., June 3, 11 am- 4 pm: 2012 Rosendale Earthfest & Expo! “Food for Thought,” showcasing the work of local food producers, along with energy and green building professionals. Performances by Big Sky Ensemble and Brian Robinson and his live raptors & reptiles. Crafts, activities, delicious food. Season opening of Rosendale Farmers' Market. Rosendale Rec Center. Free/donation. Info: earthfestexpo@gmail.com
.
Mon., June 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m. BUILD YOUR OWN RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP at Wooster's Grove, Rt. 52, Walden. All equipment and tools will be provided for making and taking home your own rain barrel. Be sure to have room to transport the 55 gallon container. Save up to $1500 on water costs for your garden and outdoor needs while helping the environment. Register at the Town of Montgomery Clerk's Office. $15. cash only. Call 457-2660 or phenighan@yahoo.com.
.
Tues June 5 & Wed June 6, AMMA SRI KARUNAMAYI IS RETURNING TO WOODSTOCK! Everyone is welcome to have Her free personal blessing on June 5, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm. June 6, 8am-6pm is a special opportunity to deepen your meditation practice in Amma's serene presence. $120/ $100 before May 28, $120 thereafter. For more info, please contact Marguerite Shinouda at woodstock@karunamayi.org or go to www.Karunamayi.org
.
Fri, June 8, 3:30 – 8:30 p.m., CONFERENCE: STRATEGIES FOR A NEW ECONOMY, 3-day Conference – Building a Sustainable Economy. Bard College. Information at http://neweconomicsinstitute.org/conference
.
Fri. June 8, 8 pm, Bill McKibben Presents “Money and Climate Can both Exxon and the Planet be Healthy?” Bill McKibben, environmentalist, and founder of 350.org is giving a free lecture at Bard College organized by the New Economics Institute. To reserve tickets contact the Fisher Center Box Office: 845-758-7900. http://neweconomicsinstitute.org/conference/evening
.
Sat., June 9. Unison Craft Fair at Waterstreet Market in New Paltz.
.
Sun, June 10, 11:00 am-3:00 pm, US-AFRICA PARTNERSHIP BRUNCH & SILENT AUCTION – support SUNY Albany, School of Social Welfare 2012 Summer Study Tour to Africa student travel scholarships. African cooking, gospel music, dancing and distinctive ethnic items. Enigma Dance Hall, 1179 Route 199, Red Hook $60 per person. 845-876-6944 or 845-266-3644
.
Sun., June 10, 12-5 pm THE ANNUAL BEACON SLOOP CLUB STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, Fresh strawberry shortcake, homemade hot biscuits, local berries and real whip cream, free sails on the ferry sloop Woody Guthrie, live music with Dan Einbender and the Rivertown Kids, Jim Connor, Mark McNutt and the Offshoots, Mara Lavine & Caroline Cutroneo, RJ Storm and Old School, Driscoll and Smith, and Mighty Girl at Riverfront Park, Beacon (845) 831-6962, (845) 242-7822 (845) 463-4660, www.beaconsloopclub.org Free
.
June 15-16 GREAT HUDSON RIVER REVIVAL: Clearwater's annual festival at Croton Point Park. www.clearwaterfestival.org Will feature 2012 Close Indian Point campaign
.
Fri., June 15 and Sat., June 16, 8:30am – 4:30pm. Land Use Leadership Alliance Training Program Short Course. Pace University School of Law, White Plains. www.pace.edu/school-of-law/upcoming-events
.
Sat. & Sun. June 16 & 17 NYS MASTER WATERSHED STEWARD TRAINING Sponsored by Cornell University & Cooperative Extension; June session held at Omega Institute, Rhinebeck. Contact Carolyn Klocker (845) 677-8223, x 135 or cak97@cornell.edu or Liz LoGiudice (518) 622-9820 x 33 or eml37@cornell.edu. $55 per person; www.nywatershedsteward.org
.
Mon., June 18, 6 pm. TOUR OF MOHONK MOUNTAIN HOUSE GARDENS. Andrew Koehn the Manager of Mohonk Gardens will give an hour lecture and tour of these beautiful gardens. Refreshments after tour. Meet at 5:30 pm at Deyo Hall, 18 Broadhead Ave, New Paltz to car pool to Mohonk. New Paltz Garden Club www.NewPaltzGardenClub.org
.
Wed., June 20; 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.  YOGA WITH A VIEW SUMMER SOLSTICE EVENT.  Get your body and mind in shape while celebrating the new season and enjoying glorious Hudson River views. At Scenic Hudson Park at Irvington,  RiverWalk Center and Long Dock Park. Senior teachers from YogaWorks in Irvington, Yoga Shivaya of Tarrytown and Sacred Space Studio in Beacon will lead free classes at this 4th annual event. Contact: Anthony Coneski, 845 473 4440 Ext. 273, or visitwww.scenichudson.org.
.
Sat., June 23-Sun., June 24, Christine with Fromm Designs will be selling her newly created collection at Renegade Brooklyn at East River State Park Wiliamsburg/Brooklyn. Info@RenegadeCrafts.com www.frommdesigns.com/
.
Sun, June 24, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Save Our Beer at Keegan Ales, 20 Saint James Street. Kingston. Join Environmental Advocates of New York and the New York Water Rangers at Keegan Ales on June 24 to celebrate the Empire State’s award-winning water and beer! $5 suggested donation. Proceeds will support our continued work protecting New York from fracking and other threats to our state's environment.http://eany.convio.net/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=100282&autologin=true
.
Sat., June 30 & Sun., Jul. 1, 11:00 a.m -7:00 p.m., SACRED EARTH FESTIVAL 2012. Theme is “Water.” Call for thematic exhibitions on theme: “Water,” and performers of songs, dances, storytelling, music, drumming, folk arts and crafts, demonstrations, food. Mid-Hudson Children's Museum in Poughkeepsie. For more info: Karen Saroop (845) 849-2205 or ksaroop@priyacomm.com or visit www.green-brain.org
.
Sat., July 14. ELTING MEMORIAL LIBRARY ANNUAL FAIR in the parking lot behind the library 93 Main St, New Paltz.
.
Sat., July 14, 3 – 7 p.m.  BARNFEST 2012 at The Hills Country Resort in Callicoon Center hosted by three time Academy Award nominated actress, fracking activist and public health advocate Debra Winger.  As always entry into and drinks including beer at Barnfest are FREE. RAIN OR SHINE. Incredible local food, art auction, penny social and other fun activities for the entire family including live performances including tentatively the world famous father daughter duo Bethany and Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary).
.
Mon., July 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m. BUILD YOUR OWN RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP at the Pavilion, Veteran's Memorial Park, Maybrook. All equipment and tools will be provided for making and taking home your own rain barrel. Be sure to have room to transport the 55 gallon container. Save up to $1,500 on water costs for your garden and outdoor needs while helping the environment. Register at Town of Montgomery Clerk's Office. $15. cash only. 845-457-2660 or phenighan@yahoo.com
.
Sat., July 28, 9 am-9 pm FARM ON! with Friends of the Farmer Hudson Valley Food Lovers Festival at Copake Country Club, Copake Lake. Buy from local producers, farmers, restaurants, farm markets, live music + kids activities galore. Learn about CSA and Ag focused non profits. Celebrate the food that makes the Hudson Valley special and delicious while giving back to the next generation of farmers. Tickets & info www.friendsofthefarmer.com $10 entry fee. Inquiries: tessa@friendsofthefarmer.com or 518.325.9437
.
ONGOING:
.
Third Monday of each month April through Dec. NEW PALTZ GARDEN CLUB meetings open to the public in New Paltz. Also special trips and events. Info 255-8856 or www.NewPaltzGardenClub.org
.
1st Tuesdays, 7 pm: Move On group. Regional groups gathering for local actions. AIR Studio Gallery, 71 O'Neil St, Kingston. Ph: 845-331-2662; E:airstudio@aol.com; www.AirStudioGallery.com.
.
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. WOMEN'S DRUM CIRCLE WITH FRE ATLAST. An open drum circle of women, open to all levels of experience. Drums provided. Bring your own if you have one. New drummers orientation at 6:45 pm. TRANSnDANCEnDRUM Center, 415 Main St., Rosendale.www.transndancendrum.com , $10
.
Wednesdays starting Apr. 4 through May 23, 7-9 pm BEACON SLOOP CLUB SAILING CLASS. Learn the basics of sailing in a classroom situation & become a member of the crew on the Woody Guthrie , historic wooden replica of a gaff-rigged Hudson River Sloop. Textbook included. Classes held at the Beacon Sloop Club, across from the Beacon train station. Info & registration Jim, 845-497-3658 , jbirmingham@hvc.rr.com . $50.
.
Wednesdays, 6:40-7:40 p.m., BELLY MOVEMENT WITH PERIZAD. This is not only about “belly” but dance ritual and ceremony through community. Form, isolation, transition, immersion, awareness of space, unity of purpose explored through improvisation, cues, dance combos, choreographies. TRANSnDANCEnDRUM Center, 415 Main St., Rosendale. www.transndancendrum.com , $10
.
Wednesdays, 7 PM NICOTINE ANONYMOUS, Education Bldg of Dutch Reform Church, second floor, www.nicotine-anonymous.org
.
Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Free weekly classes. STEPS OF MEDITATION, Learn the fundamentals for an effective meditation experience. Peace Village Retreat Center, 54 O Hara Road, Haines Falls, 518-589-5000, peace-village@bkwsu.org . www.bkwsu.org
.
Thursdays, 7 to 8 p.m. Adult Shekere Class for Beginner's with Caru Thompson. A Shekere is a hollowed out a gourd with beads; learn to play rhythms from the Caribbean, West Africa, East Africa, South America, North America and Brooklyn. TRANSnDANCEnDRUM Center, 415 Main St., Rosendale info@transndancendrum.com , www.transndancendrum.com $10
.
3rd Thurs. of each month, 6:30-9:30 pm. Women's Dream Group. Dreams come from the unconscious in the service of health & wholeness. Newcomers always welcomed. FMI: www.miriamswell.org or call 845-246-5805.
.
1st Fridays, 7-9 pm: Star Nation Sacred Circle. A not for skeptics discussion group concerning all things paranormal. Dedicated to acknowledging the extraterrestrial presence on earth at the Center for Symbolic Studies, 475 River Rd. Ext., Tillson. Bring a drink, snack to share & a comfortable lawn chair to sit under the stars afterwards for a UFO watch. Contact Jim Marzano at AIR Studio Gallery, 71 O'Neil St, Kingston. 845-331-2662;airstudio@aol.com; www.AirStudioGallery.com
.
Every Friday at 2 p.m., we're told, Occupy Wall St. “will march from Liberty Square to Wall Street in preparation for May Day, a day of massive economic non-compliance and strike. Occupy is returning back to the basics as done in September: accessible direct actions to strengthen our community and voice our grievances to the 1%.” http://nycga.net/events/event/weekly-wall-street-marches

.
1st & 3rd Fridays, 8:00 – 10:30 BALLROOM BY REQUEST. Two quality lessons & practice time, hosted by seasoned teachers/performers Joe Donato and Julie Martyn. Snap Fitness Studio, 1520, Route 55, LaGrangeville. (Country Commons Plaza, Corner of Rt. 82 & Rt. 55) . $10 for one lesson, $15 for both. www.ballroomjoe.com, donato@dvol.com, 610-420-4727
.
Third Friday at 6:30 pm. ANA Gathering at 9 Church Street, Bloomington The church phone number is 331-7099. Bring a dish for our Pot Luck Feast and your newest stories, your laughter and good hearts. Don't forget your rattles, shawls, and drumsticks cause we'll be drumming, singing, dancing, and tapping soon after we eat!
.
1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9:30am, Mid Hudson Progressive Alliance in Beacon. http://midhudsonprogressive.blogspot.com 845-228-8894 Email:midhudsonprogressivealliance@googlegroups.com
.
Every third Saturday, 11 am -1 pm, FREE REIKI SESSIONS: HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY REIKI. Town of New Paltz Community Center, New Paltz. 3 Veterans Drive, behind Town Hall. Call (845) 616-1219 or email: HudsonValleyCommunityReiki@gmail.com or visit www.HVCReiki.org. Receive a session, reduce your stress.
.
3rd Saturdays, 3-6 pm Workshops & 8-11pm Concerts with Denise Jordan Finley. At AIR Studio Gallery, 71 O'Neil St, Kingston. Contact Denise to register & for details: 518-598-8276, backwatermusic@yahoo.com or www.DeniseJordanFinley.com
.
Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. thru Nov. 20: Route 218 Bike & Hike, Town of Highlands scenic river view. Closed to traffic; free attended parking.edward@nugentcom.com
.
1st Sun. of each month, 2-5:00 pm. “Co-ed” Dream Group. Dreams come from the unconscious in the service of health & wholeness. Newcomers always welcomed. FMI: www.miriamswell.org or call 845-246-5805.
.
Classes at TRANSnDANCEnDRUM Center: Mon. 6:00-7:00 pm African Saabar Dance; Tues. 7-8:00 pm Women's Drum Circle, 7:30-8:30 pm Working with Light; Weds & Thurs: Mothers & Babies Interactive Playdates; Weds 5:30-6:30 pm, Belly Flow, 6:40-7:40 pm Belly Movement, Thurs: 4:15-5:00 pm Kids Djembe Drum Class, 7-8:00 pm Shekere. www.transndancendrum.com or info@transndancendrum.com
.
Everyday at Occupy Poughkeepsie. General Assemblies are held in Hulme Park daily at noon and 7 p.m. All are invited to attend to voice concerns and participate in the process of direct democratic decision making. http://occupypoughkeepsie.org/
___________________________________________
.
Agricultural land wanted for established organic farmers looking to relocate to Ulster County or other Mid-Hudson locations. Contact Hope Corenzwit, hope@hvc.rr.com or call 845/527-1392. Sales associate with Win Morrison Realty.
.
Looking for someone to manage blueberry harvest in Chester, MA for 2 months this summer: mid-June to mid-August. Responsibilities include scheduling pickers, managing pickers, coordinating and making weekday market deliveries, and making sure we fulfill market commitments (have enough produce for farmers market, CSA and store commitments). Free room and board, full run of the house, salary w/food allowance. Contact Lois loissturm@yahoo.com.
.
Administrative Director of nonprofit environmental science research institute in Hudson Valley. www.hudsonia.org. Minimum of 3 years office management and administrative experience, familiarity with QuickBooks, MicroSoft Office, and Lotus Approach or similar relational database software, IBM-compatible computers, minimum of Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred). Organized, mature, self-managing, meticulous problem-solver with good writing and editing skills. Send résumé, references to kiviat@bard.edu
.
Internship Opportunities: Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has ongoing internships in Environmental Action and Green Cities. Want to help close Indian Point and transition the Hudson Valley to a Green Energy Economy, work on Environmental Justice, get environmental law experience? Will tailor to your needs. Contact mannajo@clearwater.org or victor@clearwater.org or call 845-265-8080 x 7113.
.
PAID summer education internships at Phillies Bridge Farm Project- seeking two creative, hard-working individuals with a passion for sustainable agriculture. Summer education interns receive hands-on educational experience on our working farm in New Paltz. No previous experience on a farm needed. For more information go to http://philliesbridge.org/?page_id=321 or contact amie@philliesbridge.org.
.
Volunteer Intern, wetland wildlife radiotracking and data management, Dutchess County, spring or summer 2012. www.hudsonia.org Opportunity to learn broadly useful field research skills with expert supervision. The ideal candidate will be dependable, trustworthy, meticulous, and willing to work alone or with others. Must have own vehicle; lodging in area a plus. Send résumé, references to kiviat@bard.edu
.
Volunteers for May 2012 re-survey of a rare plant in Hudson River freshwater tidal wetlands. www.hudsonia.org Volunteers will work in groups of two or three following expert training. Must be experienced canoeists or kayakers and have vehicle with ability to transport own or Hudsonia's craft. Dependable, keen observers, with ability to document observations meticulously. Individuals who work in conservation or planning along the river preferred. Send résumé, references to kiviat@bard.edu
.
$30 million-grant program for communities and businesses in NY recovering from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee is now accepting grant applications. Empire State Development (ESD) will administer the $21 million Business Flood Recovery Grant Program, which will provide grants of up to $20,000 for eligible small businesses, farms, multiple dwellings, and not-for-profits that sustained flood-related damage in Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee. Funding is geared to help offset the costs of storm-related repairs and restoration of structures not covered by other federal, state or local recovery programs. Preference will be given to applicants that demonstrate the greatest need. Info at 518-292-5340 orfloodrecovery@esd.ny.gov or www.esd.ny.gov/BusinessPrograms/FloodRecovery.html .
.
MISHA'S ARK PETSITTING, Safety & Care for all your domestic and exotic pets; farm animals, too. www.MishasArkPetsitting.com (845)-255-4072mishasarkpetsitting@gmail.com
.
Annie Leonard does it again: www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-broke
.
A new paradigm needed to help the world http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EewGMBOB4Gg
.
Binnewater Farm Project is now selling CSA shares for the 2012 growing season. BFP is not-for-profit community organization based in Rosendale, NY whose members aim to promote a more just and ecologically sustainable food system. For more information about how to become a member or to volunteer, visit www.binnewaterfarm.org
.
Building a bridge out of Wind (and Solar): http://news.discovery.com/tech/building-a-bridge-out-of-wind-energy-110211.html Should be the prototype for the new Tappan Zee Bridge
.
BED & BISCUIT: Charming cottage w/ large, fenced yard where dogs run free. Round the clock love and attention. Cozy slumber parties. Limited clientele. 35 yrs experience. Smoke free, chem free, organic treats, natural cleaning. Catering to the physical and emotional well being of your dog! (845) 246-6340. Transportation available. www.bednbiscuit.com/ dogs@bednbiscuit.com
.
CERTIFICATE: The Common Fire Foundation invites you to apply to our Certificate in Sustainable Community Living! This 2 year program combines training in permaculture, anti-oppression, conflict resolution, and much more to create well rounded community leaders and change-makers. Trainings are held in Tivoli once a month for 20 months. certificate@commonfire.org www.commonfire.org/certificate
.
CLEAN, QUICK, AFFORDABLE HOUSE CLEANING. Within 30 minutes from SUNY New Paltz. Contact: Taka at jtsakurasaku862@gmail.comAvailable Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat. 8:00 11:00 a.m.
.
CLOVE VALLEY CSA is seeking new members for 2012. We organically grow a wide variety of veggies, herbs, and flowers on a beautiful farm in High Falls. We'll host a series of workshops and potlucks throughout the season. Pick up at the farm June to mid-Nov either Wed 1-6 or Sat 9-6. e-mail clovevalleycsa@gmail.com, call 845-687-0535 www.clovevalleycsa.org.
.
DANCE MONKS www.dancemonks.com/DANCE_MONKS/Calendar.html
.
DEC SEEKS INFORMATION ABOUT SICK OR DEAD DEER. The NY State Department of Environmental Conservation is asking the public to report any instances of deer appearing sick or acting abnormally, but only deer that appear to have died from unknown causes and not those that were killed by a vehicle. Anyone who sees a white-tailed deer acting abnormally or who finds a dead deer that was not struck by a vehicle is asked to report the animal to the nearest DEC regional office or to an Environmental Conservation Officer or Forest Ranger. To locate your nearest DEC office, see: www.dec.ny.gov/about/50230.html
.
Dutchess County magazine called The Country Courier requests for local people, orgs. who are interested in perhaps having an article written about them or their interests contact Margueritte MARGIML@aol.com
.
FAMILY OF NEW PALTZ NEEDS FOOD. Rice, tuna, pasta, soup, beef stew, canned chile, ramen noodles , peanut butter, jelly, oatmeal, etc.. Open Mon Fri from 10 am 4 pm at 51 North Chestnut St (845) 255-8801
.
Family Traditions store, Stone Ridge Towne Center, 3853 Main St., next to Rite-Aid Pharmacy. Gifts and Guidance to Honor Life's Journey.www.familytraditionsstoneridge.com
.
FROMM DESIGNS: refashioned, recycled high quality wool, cashmere and mohair sweaters into unique hats as well as dresses skirts and other winter clothing for adults and children. http://frommdesigns.com/
.
Gas drilling leases are increasingly in the spotlight as the land grab continues through New York State and the nation. What does it all mean?www.ecocentricblog.org/2012/03/23/the-fracking-plot-thickens-are-gas-leases-on-thin-ice/
.
HOUSE FOR SALE in Cantine's Island CoHousing Community, Saugerties. Each household owns its own home on a small lot + a share in the Homeowners Assoc., which owns and operates extensive commons, incl. 1/4 mi. Esopus Creek frontage, boathouse, organic gardens and Common House. www.cantinesislandcohousing.org; broker Doug Grunther, 845-687-2200 x 305 or 845-417-5281
.
Hudsonia. www.hudsonia.org
.
HUDSON-VALLEY-ENVIRONMENT: GRASSROOTS ENVIRONMENTAL LIST SERVE established to educate and to protect the region's resources, culture and history. Started last year as 'Dutchess-Environment' but decided that more voices would mean more learning. To subscribe, cut and paste Hudson-Valley-Environment-Subscribe@npogroups.org . Info: prostenberg@fishkillridge.org or 860-354-6947 eves.
.
Keeping Vigilant: Why Fukushima Will Remain in 2012 Headlines article at http://akiomatsumura.com/2011/12/keeping-vigilant-why-fukushima-will-remain-in-2012-headlines.html
.
La Leona Arts – Helping you get organized, motivated and functioning efficiently in your artist endeavors. Personalized services include portfolio reviews, gallery research & presentations, promotion and marketing. Contact Sadee@LaLeonaArts.com for a free initial consultation.www.laleonaarts.com
.
LIBERTY VIEW MAGAZINE – local Hudson Valley Online blog and news source http://libertyviewmagazine.net/
.
Local AFS Chapter (www.afsusa.org/ezpass ) SEEKS VOLUNTEERS to promote the AFS Mission to create a more peaceful and just world. Volunteers can interview students & host families, serve as liaisons for intl. exchange students, and/or help with orientations. If interested, contact Jessica Greenstein at jgreenstein@afs.org or 845-594-7591
.
LOTUS HEALING CENTER in New Paltz is dedicated to awakening, balancing, healing, and transforming individuals and communities. Based on the principle that our experiences become our biology, Johanna is dedicated to helping people translate their good intentions into great choices.www.lotushealingcenter.com www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Lotus-Healing-Center/210036929032116?sk=wall
.
MOHONK PRESERVE and Birds & Beans Bird Friendly Coffee Announce Partnership. The Preserve now sells organic, shade grown, Smithsonian Bird Friendly Certified coffee at our Visitor Center. Make a difference every morning, choose Birds & Beans Coffee to save bird habitat locally and globally. Learn more at www.mohonkpreserve.org or www.birdsandbeans.com
.
NYSDEC's Environmental Resource Mapper is an on-line, interactive mapping application that can be used to identify some of NYS's natural resources and environmental features that are state protected, or of conservation concern. www.dec.ny.gov/animals/38801.html
.
New York Times, Jan.12, 2012: Vision for Affordable Energy Even if Indian Point Nuclear Plant Is Shut Down By Jim Dwyer: The tide is definitely turning.http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/13/nyregion/vision-for-cheap-power-even-if-indian-point-nuclear-plant-is-closed.html
.
The new On-Bill Loan Recovery Program enables homeowners to finance energy efficiency upgrades with low interest payments conveniently built into their existing utility bill, with no up-front costs. By offsetting the monthly loan payments with monthly savings, it's a program that pays for itself.www.nyserda.ny.gov/Home/About/Statewide%20Initiatives/On%20Bill%20Recovery%20Loan%20Program.aspx
.
Poughkeepsie Journal is seeking submissions on environmental topics from local residents and experts, incl. articles on subjects ranging from environmental issues to sustainable living, personal accounts of hikes or animal sightings, as well as photos and videos. Please contact Dugan Radwin atdradwin@poughkeepsiejournal.com or call 845-437-4841.
.
Proposed Local Law Number 1 Of 2012, County Of Ulster: A Local Law Of The County Of Ulster, New York Known As The Hydraulic Fracturing Brine Prohibition Act can be read at: www.co.ulster.ny.us/resolutions/Proposed%20LL%20No.%201%20of%202012.pdf
.
ReadNex Poetry Squad: Be Dif'Rent: www.youtube.com/watch?v=due8vEoGUcE www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZckmB882Jswww.youtube.com/watch?v=LtzBGzN7BV4
.
Rebates of $350 will be available for high-efficiency refrigerators and $250 for high-efficiency clothes washers that meet the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) super-efficiency levels. Visit www.cee1.org for more detail about super-efficiency refrigerators and clothes washers. Rebates will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for complete applications, which will be available on March 19th at www.NYSApplianceRebates.comor by calling 1-877-NY-SMART.
.
Recycling cell phones and accessories helps save energy and reduces input to landfills and incinerators. Please see www.epa.gov/cellphonewww.epa.gov/cellphone/cell-recycling-locations.htm to learn more about the benefits of E-waste recycling and how and where cell phones can be recycled.
.
Revoking Corporate Charters, when they are no longer serve the public good: alternativeradio.org, search for: Richard Grossman (RIP):www.poclad.org also Tom Linzey's Democracy School: www.celdf.org
.
ROSA 4 ROCKLAND – SAVE PATRICK FARM. To find the latest event information on where to Meet ROSA to learn about the fight to save the Patrick Farm from over-development and to protect the Ramapo sole source aquifer, please visit http://rosa4rockland.org/category/news-events/
.
Solar water pasteurizers and WAPIs, Water Pasteurization Indicators at www.ShashNow.com (click on Safe Drinking Water tab)
.
Space available at SUSTAINABLE LIVING RESOURCE CENTER in Cottekill for meetings, events, workshops, small weddings, family reunions and more. Workshops space is $10/hr. if a fee is charged, or pass the basket if very good cause and no fee is charged. mannajo@aol.com 845-807-1270.
.
Stanford University ranks nuclear worst, tied with coal: http://news.stanford.edu/news/2009/january7/power-010709.html
.
Story of Stuff: www.storyofstuff.com and www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-broke Please do yourself and your planet a favor and watch these 20-minute animated video/film, which explains in simple, powerful terms why our present system of ever-accelerating production and consumption is unsustainable, unjust and unfulfilling, and why it doesn't have to be this way.
.
Trees for the Future www.plant-trees.org
.
Watch visionary movie series for FREE online at http://zeitgeistmovie.com/
.
Why you should tell your representatives that you are against SOPA and PIPAwww.ted.com/talks/defend_our_freedom_to_share_or_why_sopa_is_a_bad_idea.html#.TxgpO-OJF_E.facebook
.
Winter Sun Farms www.wintersunfarms.com
.
LOVELY WOODSTOCK 1830's COLONIAL HOUSE with beautiful garden and access to Sawkill. Three bedrooms, three fireplaces, porch, terrace,w/d, dishwasher, oil heat! No smoking, no dogs. $1550/month plus utilities, security and references.845-679-4439 or 845-706-4439.hera@netstep.net.
.
YOGA: Juan Carlos (Latin) Piñeiro Moyet, certified Kripalu yoga instructor, also trained in Kundalini & Anusaura yoga. Infuses classes with humor, poetry and occasional voluntary group dance — a fun, safe space to de-stress and strengthen. Community Yoga class for $5 suggested at Hidden Haven Yoga in Highland on Friday evenings. Private or group class info: www.latinkripaluyoga.massageplanet.com
.________________________________________________
.
CALENDAR FORMAT: Please send all listings in calendar format (10 pt. Arial font, black ink — NO color or other formatting) to mannajo@aol.com: We publish twice a month usually just before the 1st and 15th, so please send by the week before to be sure. No more than 2 or 3 listings per organization or individual per month. If you have multiple events, please pick the best (most related to creating a sustainable future) and include a website or email for further information. Day of the week (abbrev.), Date (abbrev.), Time, Name of Event (IN ALL CAPS), BRIEF description. Sponsoring group, Locat.ion, Contact person, Phone (specify area code), Email, URL, Cost. No more than 3 lines, or 50 words TOTAL.
.
Please be concise; include email contact or website for more information. Listings not in calendar format in the body of the email will be returned for you to edit.
.
Example (Not current listing, just an example of proper formatting):
.
Tues., Nov. 30, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., PRESENTATION: WHY DID THE SALAMANDER CROSS THE ROAD? Mount Saint Mary College, Desmond Campus for Adult Enrichment. For more information, contact; Laura Heady at ltheady@gw.dec.state.ny.us
.
Please follow this format exactly. This calendar reaches 3,000+ of the best and brightest in Hudson Valley and beyond, but we cannot edit your listings.
Many thanks, Manna & Misha.
May Peace with Justice Prevail on a Healed and Harmonious Earth ~
__________________________________________
.
I have an almost complete disregard of precedent and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things always have been done …. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind. I go for anything new that might improve the past. ~ Clara Barton (1821-1912)
.
“Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world's problems?” asks Calvin (of Calvin & Hobbs). When his father is dumbfounded and unable to respond, Calvin walks away thinking, “Grownups just act like they know what they are doing.” This profound question is central to all we are now experiencing. Awakening to its absurdity is the beginning of reversing the ongoing horror and waste of war.
.
“The environment is not a competing interest to be balanced with other interests; rather, it is the playing field, the very foundation, upon which all our interests compete.” ~ Dr. Michael Klemens, Founder, Metropolitan Conservation Alliance
.
“We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, militarism and economic exploitation are incapable of being conquered. A nation can flounder as readily in the face of moral and spiritual bankruptcy as it can through financial bankruptcy.”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, 4 April, 1967 – A Time to Break Silence
.
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” Dwight D. Eisenhower, 4/16/53
.
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” ~ Dalai Lama
.
“Humans have got to learn to have jobs without growth.” ~ Pete Seeger
.
“In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man [person], brave, hated, and scorned. When his cause succeeds however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” ~ Mark Twain
.
“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day” ~ Theodore Roosevelt, April 19, 1906
.
“Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
.
“This hour in history needs a dedicated circle of transformed nonconformists. The saving of our world from pending doom will come not from the actions of a conforming majority but from the creative maladjustment of a transformed minority.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
.
Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war and until there are no longer first-class and second-class citizens of any nation, until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes. And until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race, there is war. And until that day, the dream of lasting peace, world citizenship, rule of international morality, will remain but a fleeting illusion to be pursued, but never attained… now everywhere is war. ~ Haile Selassie quoted by Bob Marley in his song – War!
.
Alice Walker in her book, We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: “It is the worst of times because it feels as though the very Earth is being stolen from us, by us: the land and air poisoned, the water polluted, the animals disappeared, humans degraded and misguided. War is everywhere. It is the best of times because we have entered a period, if we can bring ourselves to pay attention, of great clarity as to cause and effect….We have only to open our eyes, and awaken to our predicament. We see that we are, alas, a huge part of our problem. However: we live in a time of global enlightenment. This alone should make us shout for joy.”
.
“We may now care for each Earthian individual at a sustainable billionaire's level of affluence while living exclusively on less than 1 percent of our planet's daily energy income from our cosmically designed nuclear reactor, the Sun, optimally located 92 million safe miles away from us.” ~ Buckminster Fuller
.
“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” ~ The Dalai Lama
.
“The real task of leadership is to confront people with their freedom…freedom being the choice to be a creator of our own experience and accept the unbearable responsibility that goes with that.” — Peter Block, Community: The Structure of Belonging
.
“You destroy your enemies by making them your friends.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
.
“This is not a private planet. It is a community initiative.” — Malidoma Some
.___________________________________________
.
> > > >

Support closed-cycle cooling to help reduce impacts of power plants on Hudson River fish…

zp8497586rq

Comments are closed