Unlock the connection between poetry and jazz in this free City Verses workshop for adults 18+. In NJPAC’s online classroom, we’ll explore blues, lineage and the work of Black female poets. We’ll read poems, talk about them and write our own. And of course, we’ll set the mood with some great music!
Superstar bassist and NJPAC Jazz Advisor Christian McBride hosts a free virtual event with acclaimed poet Nikki Giovanni. They’ll explore social justice themes in both conversations and live performances. Nikki Giovanni is a world-renowned poet, activist, and educator.
“and she said: God created heaven and earth
and all that’s Black within them”
The Katonah Museum of Art invites submissions for Cladogram: 2nd KMA International Juried Biennial, July 11 to September 19, 2021. The exhibition, juried by Yasmeen Siddiqui, will bring together visual artists, sound artists, book artists, craft-based artists, poets and authors whose work explores connections between past and present. This includes, but is not limited to, work that:
Engages with personal or family history
Examines the idea and form of the archive, or the ways in which historical objects and ideas are organized, categorized and displayed
Borrows from the history of art
Challenges the dominant narrative of (art) history and questions what and who that history includes and excludes
With Cladogram: 2nd KMA International Juried Biennial, the KMA seeks to present a broad range of contemporary work created by artists based locally, regionally and globally. In doing so, the museum hopes to build networks of artists around the world. Awards will be granted for the top three submissions.
The exhibition will be juried by Yasmeen Siddiqui, author and founding director of Minerva Projects, whose objective is to support interdisciplinary artists who have expressed the desire to analyze their practice, and where curatorial ideas are tested in service to publishing books.
The Pomeroy Fund for NYS History is a partnership between the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and the Museum Association of New York (MANY). The Fund offers grant assistance to 501(c)(3) history-related organizations in New York State with budgets under $150,000.
In Round Four, a total of $50,000 will be distributed for capital needs in individual grants not to exceed $5,000.
Requests will be considered for technology equipment, facility maintenance equipment, furnishings, major material purchases, renovations, refurbishments, remodeling, and rehabilitation.
Beech leaf disease (BLD) affects and kills both native and ornamental beech tree species. It is associated with a nematode, Litylenchus crenatae mccannii. This disease has only been discovered in recent years and much about it, including the full cause and how it spreads, is still unknown. Because of this, experts from The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station are collecting information and performing research in the hopes of learning more about the disease and how to control it.
No leaves, no problem—become a winter dendrology pro! Join our Director of Stewardship Brendan Murphy for an easy stroll through the Leon Levy Preserve. Enjoy the wintry landscape of this beautiful preserve that WLT helped protect (and holds the conservation easement on) and learn techniques for identifying trees in winter. About 1 mile on easy-moderate terrain.
Bartlett camp programs offer immersion into the natural world through the exploration of the arboretum’s 93 acres of forest and gardens. Programming is hands-on, and incorporates STEAM concepts (science, technology, engineering, art and math) in age appropriate contexts. In addition to the week specific programming, each camp segment allows time in each day for games and relaxation appropriate to the age level. Our aim is to make nature inviting and engagement fun.
The Pfeiffer Center CSA offers 22 weekly pickups of our own freshly harvested, biodynamically raised vegetables, herbs, and flowers from June to November. Pickup is conveniently located at the Fellowship Community’s Duryea Farm. Members receive a weekly produce list email with farm news and recipes.
Westchester County and the Greenburgh Nature Center are excited to offer backyard compost bins and at deep discounts. The pick-up date is Friday April 23rd at the Nature Center from 10 am -2 pm & April 24th in Saxon Woods from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm or Depew Park in Peekskill from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Please email Lindsay Lcohen@greenburghnaturecenter.org if you need to arrange for an alternative pick up time. Thank you for your participation!
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Along with searching for frogs and salamanders and their eggs, we will learn how to identify different frog calls, discover what makes amphibians unique, and find the perfect vernal pool habitat on a hike after dark. Bring a flashlight and wear your flashiest and brightest springtime duds!
A look into the bat species that call Westchester home, their roles in our local ecosystems, and how to live alongside these fabulous creatures. Program includes information on the unique challenges North American bats are facing, and how to select and install bat boxes.
Admission to the series will be sold either as an all-access pass or à la carte, available in the JBFC Virtual Marquee. Pricing is $65 (members), $75 (nonmembers) for the all-access pass or $10 (members), $12 (nonmembers) per film. All films will be available to stream for the entire length of the series; films will become available at 10:00am on March 3 and will be open to stream for a week until 11:59pm on March 10. Once a film is started, pass holders will have 48 hours to finish, regardless of when in the series they start the film. Certain films in this series can and may sell out, so we encourage ticket and pass purchasers to secure their access by unlocking their films ASAP.
What would it look like if out-of-work cooks around the world dug in and built a garden?
Two months ago, three cooks from Blue Hill at Stone Barns—Pruitt Kerdchoochuen, Bronson Petti and Chuan-Chieh Chang—did just that. They started three kitchen gardens by ripping up three lawns. Stone Barns farm director, Jack Algiere, guided them by speaking their language: he created a step-by-step recipe, from sod-busting to seed selection.
They shared the recipe with cook friends, who shared it with cook friends, and suddenly it snowballed—now thousands of line cooks from across the world are following along and cultivating their own kitchen gardens: from the Philippines to Egypt, Colombia to Canada, and New Zealand to Norway.
So we’ve put a name to this. The Kitchen Farming Project will follow Pruitt, Bronson and Chuan, the out-of-work Blue Hill chefs—and everyone else around the world who digs in with us—as they confront the challenges and experience the pleasures of growing their own food.
And we’re betting that the journey—from seed to plate—will tell the story of a new food future.
What if a generation of cooks and eaters emerge from isolation never looking at an ingredient list—or a farmer—in the same way again? What if we redefined our role in the food system, not as end users, but as engaged participants from farm to table.
What if you joined them?
We are asking you—cooks, bartenders, bakers, butchers, and anyone who loves to eat—to join us. Let’s dig in and write the recipe for the future of food. Real revolutions begin in the soil.
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These are a great opportunity to help with Westmoreland’s conservation efforts and to learn about conservation and wildlife. These are also great for students who need community service hours. These work days are open to all volunteers ages 14 to adults.