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June 25, 2011 - Village Green in High Falls, New York

Statewide Day of Action Against Hydrofracking - New York
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Global Water Dances - Local Water Blessing Ceremony
Starts at 5:00 p.m.

Join the Village! Join the Water Ceremony!

This local event will be created by our community -- the lovely people of Ulster county -- in the hamlet of High Falls, NY

High Falls, NY, D&H Canal Historical Society and Museum Two free community events -- with the same purpose -- have coincided on Saturday, June 25, 2011 and will take place on the "village green" in High Falls, NY from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. -- New York Statewide Day of Action Against Fracking has declared that "communities across New York state and beyond will demonstrate, each in their own unique way and with their own local focus, their opposition to the chemical extraction of 'natural' gas commonly called fracking."

Harvey Kaiser and The Kansas City Sound will play from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Frack Free Catskills and Frack Action will be at tables to provide information and help fellow New Yorks write letters or postcards to legislators.

5:00 p.m. -- Global Water Dances, High Falls, NY will be one of over sixty sites in over thirty countries throughout the world. Global Water Dances will celebrate the importance of water in human life with site-specific dance events on, near, or by water. Events start at 5:00 p.m. in their respective time zones, beginning in the South Pacific, and rolling westward through the time zones. The local High Falls event begins at 5:00 p.m. EST by the D&H Canal and will include an invocation, offerings to a water shrine, and a water ceremony. Attendees will be invited to participate.

The public is invited to participate in the Water ceremony with Mirah Moriarty and Rodrigo Esteva of Dance Monks, Leslee Rachel Cooper of High Falls and Glenn Leisching of Indigenous African Spirit Technologies, Fre Atlast and drummers of TRANSnDANCEnDRUM. The Water ceremony is a participatory event for all. More drummers and dancers are still welcome! If you wish, you may bring a water-related offering to the Water shrine. Offerings are to be made of natural materials in the colors of white and/or blue. Again, if you wish, you may take your offering back with you after the ceremony.

ATTN: Community Dancers, Drummers, Actors, and other Volunteers

We are still looking for more participants. We will be creating a Village and a Water Shrine for the use of all who come. If you would like to serve, email Leslee Rachel Cooper at or call 845-687-3473.