10-10-10 Events in the Hudson Valley

By Paul Stark

The Party — Meet, celebrate & commune with the many people who worked to create these events, and the many people who got out of their usual routine to participate in the Global Work Party, and the many people who are feeling activated by the climate change issues, a little or a lot. The Bean Runner Cafe, 201 S. Division & Esther Street, Peekskill, 10566. 7:00pm to 10:00pm, http://www.350.org/en/node/23198

Theatrical afternoon – Katonah Voices for Hope, Voices for Change — Actors reading the very best material from writers and thinkers on climate change and pieces about the real life stories of positive changes and possibilities for richer community.  Plus Elijah Shaheen’s The Lorax save the Ocean, a song, live music, a magician, maybe some surprises.  Katonah United Methodist Church Parish House 7 Bedford Road, Katonah, 10536, 1:00 to 2:30pm http://www.350.org/en/node/23134

Open house at School of Jellyfish – Beacon
with informal educational visitors to be announced.  This is a remarkable place, a resource center for sustainable living and renewable energy, a hotbed of architecture, design, and artistic expression, plus organic deserts and chocolate. 183 Main St, Beacon, 12508, 3:00 to 5:00pm http://www.350.org/en/node/23137

Open house at Superfood Citizen Café – Beacon
with demonstrations of local & raw food preparation and personal experiences of discovering the local agricultural resources of the Hudson Valley.  Plus, some pretty delicious food in a fun and welcoming atmosphere. 484 Main Street, Beacon, 12508, 1:00 to 3:00pm http://www.350.org/en/node/23152

Open house at Earth School – Yorktown Heights, a remarkable alternative education program located at Hilltop Hannover Farm in Yorktown.  See demonstrations of alternative energy projects created by students and teachers, find out about the many activities offered year-round to the public, many for free, and soak up some positive alternative energy. 1271 Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights, 10598, 1:00 to 3:00pm, http://www.350.org/en/node/23131

Open house at Hemlock Hill Farm – Cortlandt Manor Established in 1939, Hemlock Hill Farm is one the oldest working farms in Westchester County. The DeMaria Family has been striving to provide the community with all natural, farm-raised products for over 70 years. Stop by to see their 7 days a week market and discuss with real farmers the connection between local family farming and the struggle against climate change. Learn about the effort to preserve their 120 acres of green space in perpetuity surrounded by rapid development. 500 Croton Ave, Cortlandt Manor, 10567, 2:00 to 4:00pm, http://www.350.org/en/node/23592

Educational events and free movies @ Energy Movement Center – Peekskill Two free movies, Everything’s Cool at 1:00 & No Impact Man @ 3:00.  Still hoping for invited guest speakers.  925 South Street, Peekskill, 10566, 1:00 to 5:00pm, http://www.350.org/en/node/23164

Tree planting ceremony – Katonah Ceremonial tree planting on the lawn after services.  Come by and witness our gesture toward faithful stewardship and community beautification. Katonah United Methodist Church, 5 Bedford Road, Katonah, 10536, 11:30, http://www.350.org/en/node/23158

The Junior Youth Animators of New Rochelle have made their own banner and will be showing it in their town’s traffic circle park.  Memorial Highway between Lincoln Ave & Lockwood Ave, New Rochelle, 2:00 to 4:00pm, http://www.350.org/en/node/23132

The Westchester Library System Display Table Project Each library in the Westchester Library System has been supplied with a bibliography of books, movies and other materials and we’ve asked them to set up a display table of materials with a flyer about 10/10/10 &  the local events. If you notice one in your local library, mention to the librarians you’re happy to see it. If you don’t, ask if there’s any interest in setting one up. E-mail me for bibliography & flyer. http://www.350.org/en/node/23155

Other great events round these parts:

Bluestone Farm Work Party – Brewster At the Bluestone Farm and Living Arts Center: Home-grown food is yummy! And supporting local food is an important way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build local resiliency in the face of climate change. Come volunteer with us as we get to work on the farm and participate in the Global Work Party sponsored by 350.org. 118 Federal Hill Road, Brewster, 10509, from 1:30 pm to 4:00pm, http://www.350.org/en/node/22850

Green Israel Summit – Putnam Valley On 10/10/10 (and 10/8 and 10/9!), join the Green Zionist Alliance for Green Israel Summit 4: Green Renewal Shabbat! Details and registration information here: http://www.greenzionism.org/programs/gis/gis4 Eden Village Camp, Putnam Valley http://www.350.org/en/node/17894

10-10 Potluck and Book Swap – Ossining After a hard day installing solar panels, working on the community garden or giving a bike repair workshop, finish the day off by coming to our potluck and book swap. Bring a dish (locally grown if doable), drinks (bottle of wine, six pack of beer or seltzer) and book (about climate change, peak oil and the like) to exchange with someone else. Event will be held at a lovely house with its own vegetable gardens.  Register at 350.org or transitionwestchester.org for location, 4:00pm to 8:00pm, http://www.350.org/en/node/19140

Organic Community Garden Fall Clean Up – Ossining Help clean-up & prepare for winter the newly redesigned Ossining Organic Community Garden. Weed the paths, add compost to the garden beds, plant cover crops or paint the shed. We are a limited mobility accessible garden with a wheelchair accessible raised beds area. Gardening with us are experience & first time gardeners. All degrees of mobility are represented from mountain climbers to wheelchair dependant. Gardeners range in ages from 3 to 70+. Come early for a Learning Event with the Master Gardener Volunteers of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Westchester County: “Closing Shop: Preparing the Garden for Winter” Final harvests, plant removal, care for overwintering or late season crops will be discussed. 10am – 12noon Rain or shine. FREE 235 Cedar Lane, Ossining, 10562, http://www.350.org/en/node/19173


The best source for last minute changes and additions is 350.org or  contact paulstark@mindspring.com. Anyone who would like to help, email Paul at paulstark@mindspring.com.


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