Friday, March 13, 2009

3/20 & 21: HOPE's Fund - Raiser in Rosendale

It's been more than 10 years since Eve Ensler premiered her string of interconnected monologues celebrating that singular aspect of the female anatomy at a small theater in the West Village, spawing the global V-Day Movement that has raised over $50 million for women's anti-voilence groups through performances of The Vagina Monologues.

For two nights this month in Rosendale, a troupe of 12 local women directed by Eva Tenuto will perform the Monologues as a benefit for HOPE's Fund, a local women's support and empowerment organization.

The performers include many local notables, including Susan Zimet (politician), Joan Morgan (author), Julie Novak (musician and New York House art director), Sharon Breslau (actress), and Kimberly Kay (radio personality).

The play itself, at turns hilarious and deeply disturbing, is the product of 200 interviews Ensler conducted with women about their views on sex, relationships, and violence against women.

The Vagina Monologues will be staged at 8 PM on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 at the Rosendale Theater, 401 Main Street, Rosendale.
Admission is $25 for general seating or $50 for a VIP ticket, which includes a pre-show reception, T-shirt, and membership in HOPE's Fund.

For advance tickets, send an e-mail to or call the United Way of Ulster County (845- 331-4199).

(excerpted from a 3/09 Chronogram article by Brian Mahoney)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Chicken in Every Pot: Bring a truckload of chicken to Ulster County

Tyson Foods will deliver a truckload of chicken -- that's enough for 140,000 meals -- for every thousand people who pledge to donate, volunteer, or spread the word. Austin Texas and Indiana have already done it. Surely we can, too.

Donate, volunteer, or share the information on your blog or website.

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Irish Music of the Hudson Valley

Irish Music of the Hudson Valley with Bob Burroughs”:
Music/Arts - Concert
Heritage Folk Music
Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 3:00pm
Kiersted House,

Monday, March 2, 2009

Celebrate International Women's Day

Connection, Momentum & Hope: March 6th

The RockImage by arnaud bertrande via Flickr

From Irene Miller:

The Hudson Valley Progressive Coalition
invites you to an evening of
Connection,Momentum and Hope!

Friday, March 6th
7:00-9:00 PM
Backstage Studio Productions
323 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401

Federal Stimulus,Local Strategies: Building a Green Economy in the Mid Hudson Valley
Guest Speakers:
Melissa Everett, Ph.D. & Michael O’Hara, Sustainable Hudson Valley
Patrice Courtney-Strong, Mid-Hudson Energy $mart Communities
Jessica Barry, Prism Solar Technologies

Forum topics:

  • What are green jobs, where are they, and how can you get one?
  • How can the new Green jobs pledge help galvanize economic innovation at the local level?
  • What roles can we play at the grassroots level?

There will also be a cash bar, hors d'oeuvres and a chance to socialize!

RSVP to by March 5. Thanks!


Sponsored by the Hudson Valley Progressive Coalition (founding members: Hudson Valley for Obama, New Paltz & Vicinity for Obama, New Paltz Women in Black and Arts for Peace), with additional support from the UCCC (Ulster MoveOn Council) and the Ulster County Democratic Committee.

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