SlowFloat is a day of activity combining art, outdoor recreation, music, local food and discussions about our water and food sheds.
Date: Saturday, August 6th, 2011
Location: Narrowsburg, New York
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
- All Day River Float: Participants float down river from points north of Skinner’s Falls, ending in Narrowsburg.
- 12:00 – 2:00 pm: Refreshments with Damascus Citizens, Joe Levin, Milanville, PA.
- 2:00 – 5:00 pm: Sound and Art installations along the river, curated by Suzanne Thorpe. Community float & discussions
- 6:00 – 10:00 pm: SkyDog Supper Club and Community Potluck, Tusten Town Hall, Narrowsburg NY 12764
Participants gather on the Delaware River, meeting up in Milanville, PA for refreshments provided by Damascus Citizens before floating down into Narrowsburg as a group. During the journey, participants will enjoy and interact with music and art installations along the banks of the river including: sound installation Waves by Tara Rogers; Watermarks by Travis Johns; Non\Phenomena by Margaret Noble; performances of Ascension Songs by Matt Marble; excerpts of Xmalia by Ryder Cooley and more. http://www.emfproductions.org/upcomingevents1112/SlowFloat2011.html
In Narrowsburg, participants will join a processional march taking fresh, local produce up to the Tusten Town Hall, where Tusten Concerned Citizens is hosting their monthly potluck. Focused discussions will center around the various issues affecting the water and food sheds of the Upper Delaware River, and how artists, farmers and citizens groups are working together to effectuate change.
SlowFloat is open to everyone and creative involvement is encouraged. We have arranged for raft, tube or kayak rentals through Landers River Trips and other local vendors, and there are several options for camping or staying overnight. Visit the Rental page under the SlowFloat mentu on this site for more information.
Organizations participating: Mildred’s Lane, Electronic Music Foundation, EcoArtSpace, Habitat for Artists, Skydog Projects, Damascus Citizens for Sustainability, Not-an-Alternative, Rude Mechanical Orchestra, Siobah Dance Troupe.
Information about rentals, camping, rates and transportation, as well as a schedule of events, can be found under the SlowFloat menu above, or by contacting Andrea Reynosa, AReynosa@skydogprojects.com, 845-252-3518.