Saturday, June 25, ALBANY: "Beyond Fossil Fuel — New York Against Fracking" will take place between noon and 5 p.m. Attendees can expect to gain information about the issues of hydraulic fracturing, climate change, peak oil/gas/uranium/water, and economic instability. There will be a march, speakers, live music, a poetry reading, and tables available for local groups. Food will be provided by Gatherer's Granola and Food Not Bombs. "Attendees are invited to bring a sign expressing support for renewable energy, opposition to fossil fuel," organizers stated in a release. This event takes place at Wallenburg Park, across from 677 Broadway, between Broadway and N. Pearl St., near the Palace Theater. Sponsored by Capital District Against Fracking. For more information call (617) 894-5041.
Saturday, June 25, HIGH FALLS: An early evening of music and "global water dance" performances, beginning at 5 p.m., will highlight this anti-fracking gathering at Village Green, near the 5 Locks Walk entrance to the Delaware and Hudson Canal. "The danger of hydrofracking to the state's water supply is of particular poignancy to residents of High Falls," organizers stated. "The hamlet has been declared an EPA Superfund site because its ground water and residential wells were contaminated with industrial VOCs, and now has its own water district and shares its tap water with New York City." For more information and directions visit globalwaterdances.org highfalls.html,email@example.com.
Saturday, June 25, NEW PALTZ: Anti-fracking demonstrators will gather from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in front of Elting Library, 93 Main St., across from Starbucks. New Paltz Climate Action Coalition is sponsoring the event. "This action is to prevent the devastating effects of industrial hydro-fracking for natural gas on our fresh water resources, the economy (especially tourism and agriculture), our communities and the environment," says a spokesperson for the group. Signs will be provided. The weekly Women in Black peace vigil will take place right after the fracking event. For information, call (845) 255-9297.
Saturday, June 25, UPPER NYACK: The Rockland County anti-fracking picnic and rally will take place along the Hudson River in the upper meadow at Hook Mountain (Nyack Beach State Park), north of Upper Nyack, from noon to 4 p.m. Speakers include Jim Walsh of Food and Water Watch, activist Judith Karpova of Kerhonkson, and South Nyack Mayor Patricia DuBow. The event is free. Parking is $6. Free parking may also be available on the road leading to the park. For more information, go to http://letstalkaboutfracking.com/county-wide-solstice-picnic/.
Source: Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter