SMUGTOWN MUSHROOMS WILL HAVE A TABLE FEATURING FRESH HOMEGROWN MUSHROOMS, GROW KITS, MEDICINAL MUSHROOM EXTRACTS, DRIED REISHI AND MORE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE! COME FIND US AT THIS COOL, FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC EVENT
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🌱We will have local business,non-profits and of course food.
🌱Admission is free 🌱
🌱There will be a talk at 4:00 by Demosthenes Maratos "Veganism is Environmentalism"
Demosthenes serves as the Communications Director at the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, NY, where he has been employed since 2009. Demosthenes has worked in the field of environmental and public policy since 1989. He began his career with the Long Island Neighborhood Network, the New York region’s largest and most active environmental advocacy organization. There, in addition to many successful efforts, he campaigned for the two most significant pieces of pesticide legislation in New York State history - the Neighbor Notification of Pesticide Spraying law and the Safe School Grounds law.
With the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College, Demosthenes is part of a team that provides community education and fosters informed debate on key issues related to sustainability. His work also includes integrating concepts of sustainability, environmental ethics, and veganism into the curriculum, operations and culture at Molloy College and the larger Long Island community. He is the Sustainability Institute’s lead organizer of the annual New York Vegan Living Program. He also hosts the Sustainability Institute’s Sustainable Living Film Series which boasts an entirely vegan menu at each screening, and makes the ethics and environmental benefits of veganism a central focus of each event. Demosthenes is featured in the 2014 documentary film, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret that is currently streaming worldwide on Netflix. He has been vegan since 1989.
🌱Robin Helfritch Maratos will be talking about the Vegan Living Program that we will be offering at the center
🌱The grand opening will be followed by a ticketed dinner at 6:00 catered by Everyday Gourmet followed by Michael Harren performing his Animal Show
🌱Brooklyn-based composer and performer Michael Harren combines elements of classical composition with experimental electronics and storytelling to create hypnotic and boldly intimate work that walks the line between Laurie Anderson, Peter Gabriel and Dead Can Dance. He is artist-in-residence at Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary where he created The Animal Show, a solo multi-media theater piece which will begin touring in the Summer of 2017.
In his first solo show, Tentative Armor, he combined piano, synthesizers, various electronics, and live musicians with his unique storytelling, resulting in a deeply moving, highly entertaining performance. Through his resonant, powerful, very personal stories, Harren envelops the audience in a funny, poignant, highly intimate tour of his own self-discovery through spirituality, sexuality, and grief. Music, text and photos from the show were released in an album and book of the same name.
Michael Harren has toured as pianist with Sandra Bernhard, is the musical director for Cabaret for a Cause, and has performed at Dixon Place, (le) poisson rouge, Joe’s Pub, Judson Memorial Church, Manhattan Theater Source, The Duplex, Don’t Tell Mama, The Laurie Beechman Theater as well as numerous venues around the country. Michael is a Moogfest artist who presented No Permission Needed: Create with Senator Jaiz at Moogfest 2017.