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|Good Friday Morning, |
The weather today is going to suck but tomorrow and Sunday look nicer. As is usual, get outside anyway, even today for a day outside is better than one stuck in. And yeah, turn off the television.
Media artist Yann Arthus-Bertrand has spent the last three years crafting a full-length film about our planet and the woes it faces due to, well, us. The film, "Home", which is being released globally today, runs to an hour and 33 minutes, was shot in 54 countries and is complied of almost 500 hours of video. To ensure widespread viewing, the film is being released in several languages and is provided free-of-charge via theatrical release, television and downloadable formats. You can view the film here.
The Connecticut Film Festival is running this entire week and through this weekend in Danbury. What was once a small, unnoticeable event just a few years ago, the CT Film Fest has grown into a regional event drawing thousands of participants involved in film, music and a new interactive component. Learn more about the Festival here. This event includes a "24 hour" film making competition open to all.
Farmer's Markets are springing up all over the place. Here's a brief list of those operating and when. If you run a market, please let me know for inclusion on this list which is maintained at the blogsite.
Brewster Farmer’s Market at Peaceable Road and Route 6 from 9AM - 2PM each Wednesday and Saturday. WIC & SNP welcome. Sponsors: the Coalition for a Better Brewster and the Village of Brewster.
8PM - Repeats Saturday, June 6 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 7 at 3 p.m. Arts on the Lake.
11 AM - 4PM at Green Chimney's School, Doansburg Road, Patterson. Birds of Prey Day will feature a stage show, free flying raptor demonstrations, wildlife workshops, environmental information and the release of a rehabilitated bird. There will also be a stage show featuring animal experts, pony rides, a climbing tower, hayrides, demonstrations, vendors a BBQ and more. This year's experts include: Brian Bradley of Skyhunters, "Wildman" Steve Brill, James Eyring of Pace Environmental Center, renowned naturalist Jim Fowler, Maggie Howell and "Atka" from the Wolf Conservation Center, environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Annemarie Lucas of Animal Precinct, Bruce Lowder of Animal Encounters, Bill Robinson of Wildlife Lectures, Tractor Mac author Billy Steers, Jonathan Wood of the Raptor Project and more! Tickets are $12 for adults and children 12 and older; $8 for seniors, $5 for children 3-11, and $35 for a family pass. The event is free for children 2 and under and scouts in uniform.
Location: Lyndhurst, Tarrytown. Live music, an outdoor market featuring locally grown produce, Hudson Valley wineries and cheese makers, and more than 40 interactive displays and exhibits by environmental groups and arts organizations will headline the event. The program, which highlights the natural, cultural and historical significance of the Hudson River, is sponsored by Westchester County government and Lyndhurst, with assistance from the County’s Parks Department and Office for Tourism and the New York State Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial Commission. The signature event -- the Hudson River “Quest” -- will help young adventurers learn more about the Hudson River while having fun. Other feature events and speakers include: Tarrytown photographer Rob Yasinsac, author of Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape, will talk about documenting historic and distinctive architecture in the Hudson Valley; author and conservationist Frances Dunwell will draw on the material in her recently-published book The Hudson: America's River; Kathleen Johnson, author of The Hudson-Fulton Celebration, will talk about New York’s River Festival of 1909 that was held over a two-week period to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Hudson’s discovery; Dr. Eric Sanderson, founder and director of the Mannahatta Project at the Wildlife Conservation Society, will provide a unique presentation about the original ecology of Manhattan which he uncovered after nearly a decade of research; and Native American/Celtic author Evan Pritchard will reconstruct the events surrounding the Half Moon's journey of 1609, and share with his insights into the probable significance of Henry Hudson’s Algonquin hosts. Live music by Solar Punch and other artists, tours, nature walks, live animal exhibits, and much more. For more information, call (914) 631-4481 ext. 43222 or (914) 666-4258, or visit westchestergov.com/hudsonriverfest.
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