Buy Tickets: stonypointcenter.org/gala-register
Our growing season is in full swing and we want to share the harvest! Please join us on October 11th for our second annual Farm-to-Table Gala -- Harvest Dinner and Campus Fair!
There are lots of reasons why "farm-to-table" is becoming so popular... it's a hopeful sign that our planet will continue to thrive! At Stony Point Center, we cook "farm-to-table" not just because it tastes good and is good for you, but also because it is a fundamental part of building a society that supports sustainable agriculture instead of spawning more factory farming. Our Farm-to-Table Gala is not just a dinner; it's a community feast for justice and peace. Stony Point Center is not just a conference center; it's a space of nurture, for cultivating, organizing and transformation.
Announcing the 2015 Living Traditions Awardee!
We are pleased to announce that our second annual Living Traditions Award will be presented to Jun Yasuda, a Nun in the Japanese Nipponzan Myohoji order residing at the Grafton Peace Pagoda in Grafton, New York. Jun-san, as she is affectionately known by her community, has been a steadfast presence in the movements for peace, against nuclear weapons, and in solidarity with indigenous peoples movements in North America and internationally. The Living Traditions Award was established in 2014 to honor an individual whose work exemplifies the values of the Community of Living Traditions: justice, peace, nonviolence, earth-consciousness and radical hospitality. For more about this, visit our article.
We hope you can join with us to build this tradition on October 11, 2015 from 3-7pm. Here's how you can participate:
attend the gala ~ $100 per person. Register at stonypointcenter.org/gala-register
encourage your community group, faith organization or business to sponsor the gala - click here for more information!
join the host committee - email us for more information
tell others about this event! Spread the word with the facebook event.
Spend the night!
Gala attendees are offered a special rate for Sunday night stay in either Gilmor Sloane or our one of our lodges:
Lodge Stay $75 per room includes breakfast for 2 in Evergreen Dining Room
Gilmor Sloane House Stay $100 per room includes breakfast for 2 in Evergreen Dining Room
Please book your accommodations here and use the code GALA.
After Party Concert!
Stony Point Center is pleased to announce that singer-songwriter OMNIA HEGAZY will perform a benefit concert at 7:30 pm following our second annual Farm-to-Table Gala. All gala attendees, as well as anyone else, are welcome to come and hear this fearless Egyptian-Italian songstress!
Admission will be a free will offering to support Stony Point Center with no one turned away for lack of funds. Omnia will also be selling her music.
More info on Omnia: omniamusic.com
If Omnia Hegazy were not a musician, she might have been a journalist. The daughter of an Egyptian-Muslim father and an Italian-Catholic mother, she grew up in New York City as a citizen of the world, with a passion for music and storytelling. Her sound is informed by guitar-driven American pop/rock, maqam-based Arabic folk, and the politically charged singer-songwriters of the past and present. Her lyrics proclaim the causes of women's liberation, political freedom and social justice issues in the U.S. and the Middle East.
“Omnia is a breath of fresh air to those of us in entertainment who try to reconcile music and social movement.” - Genesis Be, Strive Till I Rise