Friday, July 14th, 6:30-9:30 PM Opening! at CAC Woodside

Join a crew of local, first-nation and international artists as they reflect on their upcoming SeaChange Voyage where they will embark on a journey down the two-way river, weaving together stories of resistence and resilience in the age of climate change. This dynamic evening will bring together discussion and performances including: first-hand stories from Standing Rock water protectors, a multimedia storytelling performance about a 3,000 direct-action in a German coal mine, street theater, original songs, and a performance by JayOhCee – a First Nations Mohawk Warrior and hip-hop artist from the Akwesasne Mohawk Reserve.

SeaChange Voyage Launch Ceremony

Saturday, July 15th, 9:30-10:15 AM Launch Ceremony at 304 River Street

Join us for the launch ceremony of the SeaChange Voyage as we embark on our 10-day voyage down the two-way river. Event will feature performances, a presentation of the project and a presentation of Solar Sal – the 100% Solar boat, and ceremonial protocol of asking permission of members of the Mohawk Nation before traveling through their territory. Please bring a small amount of water from a place you cherish.
Note: Exact Timing may change slightly

SeaChange Voyage: From Standing Rock to Albany

Saturday, July 15th, 6.30-9.30 PM at Albany Barn

The Bakken crude oil, that the Standing Rock Water Protectors resisted, is the same oil that flows along the Hudson in barges, “bomb trains” and proposed pipelines. Join SANE Energy Project and First Nation, international and local water protectors for a night of storytelling from Standing Rock, performances (hip-hop, poetry, song and theater) and discussion on decolonizing and resisting imperalist energy infrastructure – and the path towards building a just transition towards a clean energy future for Albany.

Please bring a small amount of water from a place you cherish.

Water Protectors Feast and Performances

Monday, July 17th, 5-9 PM Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Hudson, NY

Are you a water-protector? Join The SeaChange Voyage as it comes to town for an evening of performances and discussion next to, and about, the water that sustains us. This family-friendly event will feature music and poetry by artists Haleh Liza (HalehLiza.com), Mohawk warrior Jayohcee (www.jayohcee.com), SeaShanties by Ian Stearns, a storytelling performance about a 3,000 person direct action in a German Coal mine, street theater and more!

Together we will use art and storytelling to weave together first-hand stories of the Standing Rock protest camp by Mohawk warriors and local stories of resistence and resilience to climate change and its causes. We will end with a collective meal and discussion about how to protect the water and climate.

Please bring with you a vegetarian/vegan dish to share.

 

Oil and Water Don’t Mix: From Standing Rock to Kingston

Thursday July 20th,6:30-9:30 PM, Riverport Wooden Boat School at the Hudson River Maritime Museum,  Kingston, NY

Are you a water protector? Or want to be? Or want to know what it even means to be a water protector? Join us for an evening of music, poetry, hip-hop and storytelling as we connect the dots between Standing Rock and Kingston. The Bakken crude oil, that the Standing Rock Water Protectors resisted, is the same oil that now flows along the Hudson in barges, “bomb trains” and proposed pipelines.

Join the SeaChange Voyage and First-Nations, international and local water protectors for a night of storytelling from Standing Rock, performances about water and climate (hip-hop, poetry, song and theater) and discussion on decolonizing and resisting imperalist energy infrastructure – as the people of the two-way river move towards a just transition.

Specifically, we will be discussing a gift, or welcoming, for the Ramapough Water walk and the Two-Row Wampum renewal journey.

Bring your best ideas (and perhaps a sewing needle!) Please also bring a small amount of water from a place you cherish.

Artivists Unite! From Standing Rock to Kingston,

Friday July 21st, 5 – 8 PM, 7 Grand St, Kingston, NY

Join the SeaChange Voyagers for an evening of art-activism about protecting our waters in the age of the climate crisis. The evening will include interactive theater performance about Ende Gelande – a 3,000 person mass-direct action that successfully shut down an entire coal-mining region in 2016, stories from the front lines of Standing Rock by Mohawk warriors, original folk music, and water songs from the Andes and Amazon.

This event brings together international, local and first-nation artists who are traveling the two way waters of the Hudson for a 10 day journey on a solar-powered boat, weaving together stories of resistance and resilience in the age of climate change.

The Art of Change: Newburgh Water Protectors Unite

Saturday July 22nd, 6:30-9:30pm, Newburgh Rowing Club, 2 River Street (Location to be confirmed)

Join The SeaChange Voyage on its final stop for an evening of performances and discussion about the waters and climate that sustains us all. This event will feature speakers working on local water protection by Sandra Kissam (Orange Country Residents Against Pilgrim Pipelines), members of local city government, musicians, members of the Wawayanda Six, (who were recently served jail time for standing up against the CPV power plant), and fossil fuel resistance music and poetry by artists Haleh Liza (HalehLiza.com), hip-hop Mohawk warrior Jayohcee (www.jayohcee.com), traditional Mohawk songs by Mercedes Terrance, folks songs by Ian Stearns, a storytelling performance about a 3,000-person direct action to shut down a German Coal mine, and water performance by The River Flows Two Ways (Ophra Wolf & Craig Chin), street theater and more! We will end with a collective meal and discussion about how to protect the water and climate.

Together we will use art and storytelling to weave together first-hand stories of the Standing Rock protest camp by Mohawk warriors and local stories of resistence and resilience to climate change and its causes.

Our local guest, The River Flows Two Ways is a collaboration between dancer Ophra Wolf and musician Craig Chin. Together they create site-responsive performances that invite the audience to arrive in the moment more fully and perceive their environment with fresh eyes and ears.

Please bring with you a vegetarian/vegan dish to share and a small amount of water from a place you cherish.

 

Newburgh Water Performance

Sunday 23rd July, 9:30-10:30am, The Peoples Park, 1 Washington St . Newburgh, NY 12550

Join us to begin a morning with movement, song and ceremony as we gather next to the-river-that-flows both ways for a morning of connections. The SeaChange voyage is using its presence on the river as an opportunity to gather people together in Newburgh & surrounds who are affected by what happens to the Hudson River and the water of Newburgh. This initiative is meant as a platform to lift up front line voices & as an opportunity to weave together our stories & seemingly separate campaigns to support this remarkable water body.
Members of the SeaChange voyage will lead water songs and ceremony. We invite people to bring water from a place they cherish.
Local Guests:
Elizabeth Meyer (https://www.elizabethpmeyer.com/plainsong-kico/) will collaborate with a participatory performance and Ophra Wolf (www.forceandflow.com) will guide a gentle meditation to help open our senses to the currents of the natural world around us, and to anchor an experience within us of embodied awareness and connection to the whole. When we experience this profound sense of wholeness and connection in our bodies, we access our innate ability to heal ourselves and our environment and create the ground in which our commitment to change can take root.