Welcome to One of New York's Newest Old Places-
and Winter Happenings
Catskill Mountains Acoustic Slow Jam. Friday, January 11, 6-9pm.
Acoustic musicians meet to play Bluegrass, Old Time, Irish, and Catskills Contra in a low-key, non-competitive atmosphere. You can pick up standard tunes across genres, become more proficient on a 2nd or 3rd instrument, or improve your improvisational skills, all at a slower pace. For advanced beginners to intermediate and professional players.
Kid Stuff, Every Saturday 10:30 am -Noon, Free Arts and Nature programming for Kids 6-12.
Every week a prominant artist, dancer, musician, scientist, naturalist will lead a fun-filled program. Parents are welcome as well. January programs include: January 5. Farmer Madalyn Warren will bring fun from the Winter Garden - perhaps some cooking, perhaps some soil preparation, whatever it is, Madalyn makes a great experience. January 12. Deborah Sanchez and participants will make will make birchbark rattles, canoes and mini medicine bags. A great prelude to the Special Gathering of the Thunder Bear Intertribal Circle that starts at noon.
January 19. Singer/songwriter Elly Wininger leads a musical program, Ticket to Ride! (All ages)
Hop on the music and explore the world! Through listening games, movement, music, and graphic arts we’ll find out how we are the same, and the very cool ways in which we are different. This fun session promotes self-esteem, understanding and tolerance of diverse cultures. (Parents especially welcome)
January 26. No Kid Stuff program.
Special Gathering of the Thunder Bear Intertribal Circle, Saturday,
January 12, noon-4 pm.
Join us in welcoming Onondaga Nation Chief Jake Edwards who will speak with us about the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign coming through the Hudson Valley in the summer of 2013.
The Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign, seeking to honor native treaties and protect the Earth, is a collaboration between Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON) and the Onondaga Nation (Central Firekeepers of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy). The Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign is an educational and advocacy initiative centered on the 400th anniversary of the first treaty between the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) and European newcomers to this land (signed in 1613 south of Albany). The Two Row Wampum Treaty provides an inspirational vision for peaceful co-existence of different nations living on and caring for the same land. The Haudenosaunee see the Two Row as the foundation upon which all subsequent treaties were made. The treaty outlines a model of friendship and peace, of living in parallel forever, working together where appropriate and respecting one another’s sovereignty. It describes the Haudenosaunee and the Europeans as traveling down the river of life in different vessels, each agreeing not to interfere in the affairs of the other or to damage our shared environment. For centuries the
Haudenosaunee have observed this treaty.
This campaign seeks to develop a broad alliance between New Yorkers and the Haudenosaunee with the ultimate aim of achieving social and economic justice for the Haudenosaunee as well as environmental justice for New Yorkers. By working with the Haudenosaunee, New York State can become a leader in promoting innovative public policies that drive positive ecological and social change.
A focal point of the campaign will be a symbolic “enactment” of the treaty with Haudenosaunee and other native people paddling side-by-side with allies and supporters down the Hudson River from Albany to New York City in the summer of 2013. It will begin with a festival in Albany on Saturday, July 27 and the flotilla will set off the following morning, stopping along the route for educational and cultural events and arrive in New York City on Friday, August 9 to participate in the United Nations International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. The following day (Saturday, August 10) a larger event is expected to be held to close the enactment. All events will feature Haudenosaunee leaders as speakers as well as diverse people and organizations, including educational institutions, environmental groups, faith communities and social justice organizations.
Bring a dish to share. Vendors, Dancing, Drumming, Community.
Winter Screening, Best of the Art & Soul of the Catskills Film Festival. Saturday,
January 19, 7 pm.
A chance to see the best of the films that were shown at the First Annual ASCFF, held in Delhi last summer. Festival organizer Jessica Vecchione will be present as well as several of the filmmakers. Freewill donation. .
David Rovics in Concert, Wednesday,
January 30, 7pm.
David Rovics grew up in a family of classical musicians in Wilton, Connecticut, and became a fan of populist regimes early on. By the early 90's he was a full-time busker in the Boston subways and by the mid-90's he was traveling the world as a professional flat-picking rabble-rouser. These days David lives in Portland, Oregon and tours regularly on four continents, playing for audiences large and small at cafes, pubs, universities, churches, union halls and protest rallies. He has shared the stage with a veritable who's who of the left in two dozen countries, and has had his music featured on Democracy Now!, BBC, Al-Jazeera and other networks. His essays are published regularly on CounterPunch and elsewhere, and the 200+ songs he makes available for free on the web have been downloaded more than a million times. Most importantly, he's really good. He will make you laugh, he will make you cry, he will make the revolution irresistible. www.davidrovics.com. $10, suggested contribution. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St., Pine Hill, NY 12465.(845) 254-5469.
General information about Pine Hill is at http://www.pinehill-in-the-catskills.com/
Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St.,
Pine Hill, NY 12465.