Saturday, March 10, 2012

Destinations: Catskills/Hudson Valley/Finger Lakes

TONIGHT ::: Natalie Merchant Lends Her Voice in Song to Defend Our Waters in Support of a Ban on Shale Gas Hydrofracking in New York State and Beyond. The Southern Tier Rises Against Hydrofracking.

Saturday March 10, Forum Theatre Binghamton, NY

What: A Very Special Evening of Music Featuring Internationally Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter Natalie Merchant and Her Band to benefit the fight against hydrofracking.www.nataliemerchant.com Very Special Guests: the Horse Flies, www.thehorseflies.com
Special Guest Speaker: biologist, author, Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. www.steingraber.com

“Hydrofracking poses the greatest threat to clean drinking water in New York and Pennsylvania right now. Our opposition to this threat is imperative. I hope people can come to the concert to show their concern.”—Natalie Merchant

When: Saturday March 10th. Show at 7:00 pm, Doors at 6:00 pm

Where: The Newly Restored Forum Theatre, Binghamton NY: 236 Washington Street

Who: Presented by the Finger Lakes CleanWaters Initiative, Inc. Presenters of the “Big Splash” Concert Series in 2011. FingerLakesCleanWaters.org

Why: In support of a ban on hydrofracking in New York State and beyond. There is no safe way to extract shale gas by hydrofracking. Binghamton and the Southern Tier of New York are on the front line in the fight against hydrofracking in New York State.

How: Made possible through the generous support of Heinz Award recipient Dr. Sandra Steingraber, who has dedicated her prize to the fight against hydrofracking.www.steingraber.com. Ms. Natalie Merchant also contributes her considerable talent, time, and energy.

Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com 1 800-745-3000, Forum Theatre Box Office 607 778-6626

Presented by: The Finger Lakes CleanWaters Initiative in cooperation with Frack Action, The Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival, The Big Splash, NYRAD, Sustainable Tompkins, and many other organizations and individuals joined in partnership to defend the waters of New York, Pennsylvania, and beyond.



If you are looking for more places to go and people to meet, head out to Woodland Valley Books in Phoenicia 74 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Friday and Sunday afternoons between noon and five...

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Culinary Inst. of America's Stephan Hengst interviewed by Mid-Hudson Cablevision.

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