Songbird Sessions: Arm of the Sea: City that Drinks the Mountain Sky
Sunday, July 14, 2PM
The epic tale of New York City’s water supply, presented in the elemental beauty of mask & puppet theatre.
FREE and open to the public! (donations welcome)
Youngsters and oldsters alike will enjoy plenty of visual punch and timely wit. Bring your own lawn seating. Rain (under a tent) or shine (open air). Picnickers encouraged! Ty's Taco-ria will be onsite, and/or bring your own food.
This program is made possible in part with funds from the Catskill Watershed Corporation in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
Arm of the Sea Theater combines actors, musicians, masked dancers and multi-scaled puppet figures to trace the journey of life’s quintessential liquid from mountain top to city tap.
This sequel to the company’s original 1999 production continues the story into the 21st century, exploring the ecosystem of the Catskill Mountain forest and introducing a new generation of watershed stewards confronting the challenges of climate change, major infrastructure repair, & land-use practices needed to keep the water clean.
New York City has developed the largest publicly-owned, unfiltered water supply system in the world. Based on equal parts human ingenuity and the ecosystem services of the Catskill Mountain forest, this system provides clean water to nine million downstate NY residents.
This event is part of our new Songbird Sessions series of programs, and made possible by funding from an Upstate Coalition for a Fairgame Arts Grant.
Photo by Jim Peppler