Press Release

SlowFloat Press Release – 072411

Date:          Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Location:   Narrowsburg, New York

Time:          10 am to 10 pm

Event Timeline

  • 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

SlowFloat is a day of activity combining art, outdoor recreation, music, local food and discussions about our water and food sheds.

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.

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.

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.

Food artists and producers: Hilary Baum of Baum Forum, the Anthill Farm, Willow Wisp Farm, Lucky Dog Farm, Heirloom Acres, & SkyDog Farm

SlowFloat is open to everyone and creative involvement is encouraged.  Information about rentals, camping, rates and transportation, as well as a schedule of events, can be found at or by contacting Andrea Reynosa,,  845-252-3518.


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