Mahwah Town Council Meeting
Jun
29
6:30 pm18:30

Mahwah Town Council Meeting

  • Ramapough Community Center

We are changing our Organizers Meeting to a showing of solidarity for the Ramapough Lenape Nation.

The 6/22 Mahwah Town Council meeting was rescheduled to Thursday, June 29th. We will be meeting at the Ramapough Community Center at 189 Stag Hill Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430 at 6:30pm for a brief meeting and then heading to the Mahwah Township Hall (475 Corporate Hall) together. All are welcome to attend and address the Council during the public portion of the meeting.

Movie Night and Sleepover Fundraiser
Jun
30
Jul 1

Movie Night and Sleepover Fundraiser

  • Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp

Join us for a film screening of American Native, a documentary about the Ramapough Lenape Nation’s fight for federal recognition as a legitimate Native American Tribe. Following the movie will be a discussion led by Ramapough tribal members and storytelling by the fire. Free will suggested donation of $5-15 (no one will be turned away).

Bring blankets and/or something comfortable to sit on. All are welcome to pitch a tent and spend the night. All overnight guests must abide by the ground rules and follow protocol set forth by water protectors. Family friendly! **We ask that if you intend to stay overnight, please arrive by 5:30pm for Orientation and to set up your tent. Thank you!

Movie begins at 7pm sharp. Food and snacks will be available for purchase including smores!

American Native movie trailer: https://vimeo.com/68924266


Middlesex County Against Fracked Gas Pipeline
Jun
15
7:00 pm19:00

Middlesex County Against Fracked Gas Pipeline

  • Middlesex County NJ

The Middlesex County Board of Freeholders have refused to take a position in opposing the Williams fracked gas pipeline and compressor station through Middlesex & Somerset Counties, and the Raritan Bay. In a time when we have a Presidential administration in the swamp with oil and gas companies, a Governor (Christie) who's never seen a pipeline he doesn't like, the next largest government entity is our Board of Freeholders. A strong resolution of opposition to this project would send a loud message of disapproval to federal regulators. Join us to call on our elected representatives to take action, and pass a resolution.

Pilgrim Pipeline's Impact on Water Presentation, Princeton Hydro
Jun
13
7:00 pm19:00

Pilgrim Pipeline's Impact on Water Presentation, Princeton Hydro

  • Chatham Library

We hope you can join us to get an update and learn about the next steps we are taking to stop Pilgrim Pipeline on Tuesday, June 13th! The Pilgrim Pipeline puts our water at risk by cutting through the Highlands region and threatening the water supply for over 3 million people. We are coming together for a town hall to discuss our work with water expert Mark Gallagher of Princeton Hydro to identify the pipeline’s impact to multiple waterbodies it plans to cross. We will use this data to fight any DEP permits, including the Water Quality Certificate, which stopped the Constitution Pipeline in New York. Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club will be speaking at the event.

The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 13th at 7:00 pm at the Chatham Library on 214 Main St, Chatham Township, NJ 07928. We will meet at the Lundt Meeting Room on the lower level of the library.

Pilgrim Pipeline would carry 200,000 barrels of the most flammable crude Bakken oil each day between Albany, New York and Linden, New Jersey. A spill or explosion would be a threaten communities along the route and is a huge public safety threat. However, Bakken crude is transported, it is a disaster waiting to happen. The Pilgrim Pipeline will actually increase Bakken oil being transported on train and barge through our communities. This pipeline would also lead to more air pollution, increase fracking, and further our impact on climate change. 

The New Jersey Sierra Club and the Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipeline has worked with independent water experts at Princeton Hydro to conduct an environmental analysis of Pilgrim’s impacts to water quality in an effort to fight various NJDEP permits required for approval. The company has yet to file applications for permits in New Jersey, but these findings will help us be prepared when and if they do.

Please encourage your Mayors, Council Members, Environmental Commissioners, or any other town representatives to join us. To learn more about Pilgrim Pipeline and the proposed route please visit: https://stoppilgrimpipeline.com/

To RSVP please contact Toni Granato at toni.granato@sierraclub.org

Look forward to see you there,

New Jersey Sierra Club

SLIME Against SLIME, A PP & Nodapl Benefit/Gameshow/Slimey Mess
May
20
8:30 pm20:30

SLIME Against SLIME, A PP & Nodapl Benefit/Gameshow/Slimey Mess

  • Meatlocker

Remember Double Dare? This is gonna be like that but louder. 

There will be slime at this show. Real slime that you can touch, buckets of slime like its slime time live, real slimey slime that you can mess around with.

Dash of Secretary Legs is going to be hosting a very special Double Dare/Slime Time Live edition of their famous Go Go Gameshow. All money and procedes are going to Planned Parenthood and NODAPL. Fuzzy on what they do? Find out more @
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/
http://www.nodapl.life/

FEATURING-

Secretary Legs (Shredders from All Over)
https://secretarylegs.bandcamp.com/

Sad Lips (New Brunswick Heartbreakers)
https://sadlipsnb.bandcamp.com/releases

ok friends (Long Branch Baja Blasters)
https://messyhousenj.bandcamp.com/album/young-years-split-ep

Electric Sensei (Hometown Heros With Amazing Hair)
https://electricsensei.bandcamp.com/

Ellen and the Degenerates (New York Shredders)
https://ellenandthedegenerates.bandcamp.com/

Doors at 8:30 | Slime at 9:00
All Ages | BYOB | Donations at the door
No Fascists | No Phobes | No Problem
**This will probably get very messy so don't wear your Sunday Suit, you have been warned**

40th Annual Bordentown Street Fair
May
20
9:00 am09:00

40th Annual Bordentown Street Fair

  • Farnsworth Ave Bordentown, NJ 08505

People Over Pipelines will be manning a table during this fun and festive event. Always a good time, join us and support local artisans and business. Volunteers welcome to help man the table.

Emergency 4-Day Prayer
May
19
May 22

Emergency 4-Day Prayer

  • Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp

The Town of Mahwah is allegedly threatening the camp and plans to take down all tipis and temporary structures in the coming days. Please join us for an emergency 4-day prayer from Friday, May 19th to Monday, May 22nd. Come in a good way by staying all day and overnight, bringing friends and family, books to read, snacks or food as we come together and pray for the protection of our land and waters. All are welcome to attend.

SECURITY: We are building capacity for 24/7 security through the 4-day prayer (and those who would like to stay beyond Monday are welcome). If you are interested, please contact splitrocksweetwaterprayercamp@gmail.com with the times you are available. For safety, please note that we are coordinating to have legal presence at camp through the 4-day prayer.

TEXT ALERTS: To sign up for Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp alerts, text "95halifax" to 84483.

Organizers Meeting
May
18
6:30 pm18:30

Organizers Meeting

  • 189 Stag Hill Road Mahwah, NJ, 07430 United States

We will be holding an organizers meeting on Thursday, May 18th at 6:30pm at the Ramapough Community Center (189 Stag Hill Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430).

All are welcome to attend. Must RSVP to splitrocksweetwaterprayercamp@gmail.com with your name, organization (if applicable), and phone number. Anushiik!

Central NJ Launch: OFF Fossil Fuels
May
13
4:00 pm16:00

Central NJ Launch: OFF Fossil Fuels

  • Food & Water Watch - New Jersey

We are at a critical moment. As the fossil fuel industry poisons the planet, the Trump administration is emboldening climate deniers attacking our environment, our communities, and our democracy. We need to embrace solutions - now, not tomorrow.

We will move America OFF fossil fuels by building political power, beginning at the local level. Together, we'll cultivate climate champions in government, ban fracking, keep fossil fuels in the ground, stop dangerous pipelines and infrastructure projects, and initiate an immediate and just transition to 100% clean, renewable energy. We're supporting a strong, diverse movement and we want YOU to have the tools and resources to organize and WIN in your community. Join us!

No pipeline through the pine barrens!
May
12
May 13

No pipeline through the pine barrens!

  • Watering Hole

We are working with the Pinelands Preservation Alliance group to help raise funds to stop the SJG natural gas pipeline from going through the pine barens!!!

http://www.pinelandsalliance.org/

Right now we need anyone willing to volunteer tie for this event and bands willing to volunteer their time to play this!! Come help us save our natural resources and help preserve the beauty of our own backyards!!!!!

Please message Samuel Ross if you want to play, spots are open!!!


Due to high demand we have extended this event to two days!!! Thank you all for your support!!

We do need help for the outside stage sound

Schedule
Friday May 12th (indoor)

515-6
615-645 TJ Young
7-730 Sad Lips
745-815 Keep the Change
830-9 C Lynne Smith
915-945 Mike Robins
10-1030 Quasimodo's Bride
1045-1115 James Cutlass and the Wysterias
1130-midnight Anthems for Autumn
1215-1

(Outdoor stage)
5-530 Taran J Hook
545-615 Kathy Lynch
630-7 Peter Johnson experience
715-745 Bernett Harrison
(Acoustic)
8-830 Dylan Calvelli
845-915 Jake Gussman and Mikayla Bandomer
930-10

Saturday May 13th
(Indoor)

515-6 Earl Duke Rains
615-645 The Capers
7-730 Holy Smoke
745-815 Good Look Sigourney
830-9 Mindbound
915-945 Thunder beaver
10-1030
1045-1115 609
1130-midnight The Final Impression
1215-1 Djinn

(Outdoor)
5-530 Lime Shades
545-615 Ash Dakota
630-7 Wolf Trumbauer
715-745-shy shape
(Acoustic)
8-830 Dylan Calvelli
845-915 HOLDEN
930-10-Brian Williamson
1015-1045 Thom S. Hall
11-1130 CHB and Joe

Roselle Pilgrim Pipelines Forum
Apr
25
7:00 pm19:00

Roselle Pilgrim Pipelines Forum

  • Roselle Borough Hall

Join us for a forum on the Pilgrim Pipelines proposal. Come learn about your rights as an impacted landowner and community member, and what we can do locally to stop this dirty and dangerous project before it starts.

Pilgrim Pipeline LLC is proposing to build 2 major oil pipelines through through 30 towns in Northern NJ including Roselle and neighboring Union County towns. This pipeline proposal has yet to receive any permits from our state regulators, so now is the time to educate ourselves and organize our communities to stop it before it starts.

This event is open to anyone who wants to learn about pipelines, and especially "hazardous liquids" oil pipelines and how they impact our communities

Speakers: Ken Dolsky, Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipelines
Matt Smith, Food & Water Watch

Co-host: Roselle Area NAACP, Green Party of Union County and Food & Water Watch.

Drumming for Water is Life
Apr
25
6:30 pm18:30

Drumming for Water is Life

  • Stella Maris Retreat Center

Please join us as we continue our solidarity, prayer and drumming for the Water is Life movement supporting clean, healthy, living waters planet-wide. Event is hosted by Waterspirit. We will gather in the beautiful main hall overlooking the ocean. Plenty of onsite parking.

Weekly every Tuesday 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Stella Maris
981 Ocean Ave.
Long Branch, NJ 07740
April. 25th, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 pm
$5 suggested donation to Waterspirit

Waterspirit Web Site:
http://www.waterspirit.org/

Drumming led by Tommy and Abby Anton, and John Shambhu Eustor.

Bring your own drum or borrow one. There will be plenty of extra drums and hand percussion available onsite.

Aho Mitakuye Oyasin _/\_

Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!
Apr
24
May 5

Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!

The Flood never came to Standing Rock, so let's bring the Flood to the United Nations. 

From April 24th to May 5th the United Nations in New York City is holding the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, also known as PFII. Typically, these forums lack Native American representation, and often have Non-Natives speaking on behalf of Natives and their issues. This ends now. 

For two weeks, we need to show New York, The UN, and the world that Indigenous People are here, and can speak for themselves. 

The world will not forget what happened at Standing Rock. The world will no longer ignore the conditions on reservations, and the issues effecting indigenous people around the globe. 3/4 of the world's population are indigenous, and it's time they stop forgetting that. 

There are multiple levels of events within this forum, some more exclusive than others. We want to come out in full force at every level. From top to bottom. From panels at the UN headquarters to flash mob round dances in Time Square, we are going to Flood New York City. 

Whether you are registered for the forum or not, we are asking for all indigenous people and allies to come to New York City and show your support. As the strongest of warriors take the United Nations to speak, they will have the support of their brothers and sisters outside, praying, singing, marching and standing in solidarity. 

Thousands came to Standing Rock. Thousands came to DC. And we can do the same in New York City. 

We are planning a plethora of events, from demonstrations, to speaking engagements, to gatherings and dances and celebrations. For two weeks, let's make New York City our new home. 

More details to come as this develops and grows. 

If you would like to register your own group for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) in New York City. http://bit.ly/PFIIRegistration

Deadline March 30th 2017


Inexpensive Bus resources : 
www.wanderu.com 
www.busbud.com

March for Science - Princeton
Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

March for Science - Princeton

  • Hinds Community Plaza

Stand up for Science!

Are you coming? Please register via Eventbrite so we can plan accordingly: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/march-for-science-princeton-tickets-32891526441.

Support the march by purchasing an official t-shirt: https://www.bonfire.com/march-for-science-princeton/. All proceeds go to the march. Sale ends 3/29 so hurry!

At 10 a.m., the March for Science – Princeton will kick off at Hinds Plaza with a family-friendly rally with music, speakers, a sign contest for kids, face painting and educational activities to celebrate the essential role of science in people’s lives. 

At 11 a.m., participants will march together through downtown Princeton. (More details will be released soon about the route.)

Stop the Transco Pipeline and Compressor Station
Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

Stop the Transco Pipeline and Compressor Station

  • 75 Bayard Street New Brunswick, NJ, 08901 United States

Join us at the Middlesex County Freeholders Meeting and voice your opposition to this dangerous compressor station and pipeline that will snake through much of Middlesex County from Franklin to Old Bridge. We have a great opportunity for Middlesex County to pass a resolution against the pipeline, so let your voices be heard!

There is a parking deck one block away: The Wellness Deck at 95 Paterson St New Brunswick. Bring your friends and neighbors; let's pack the meeting so the Freeholders hear us loud and clear.

Middlesex County Against Williams Pipeline
Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

Middlesex County Against Williams Pipeline

  • Middlesex County Courthouse

Join us at the next Middlesex County Freeholders Meeting to voice your concerns over the Williams gas pipeline expansion in our communities, and its potential affects on health, safety, and the environment.

Civic Engagement Week: The Pilgrim Pipeline and the Ramapough
Apr
17
5:30 pm17:30

Civic Engagement Week: The Pilgrim Pipeline and the Ramapough

  • Ramapo College A106

Did you know an oil pipeline is supposed to be built very close to Ramapo College? In fact, it is supposed to go right behind our athletic fields. This Pilgrim Pipeline is supposed to go through Ramapough Lunaape land as well. Want to ensure your water stays safe? Interested in learning more? Come to A106 at 5:45 on Monday, April 17th to hear from Owl and Two Clouds, two members of the Ramapough Lunaape Nation, who will tell you more about their experiences and challenges resisting the Pilgrim Pipeline.

No pipeline through the pine barrens!
Apr
7
Apr 9

No pipeline through the pine barrens!

  • Boneyard Bar & Grill

This is a 2 day event April 7-9

We are working with the Pinelands Preservation Alliance group to help raise funds to stop the SJG natural gas pipeline from going through the pine barens!!! 

http://www.pinelandsalliance.org/

Right now we need anyone willing to volunteer tie for this event and bands willing to volunteer their time to play this!! Come help us save our natural resources and help preserve the beauty of our own backyards!!!!!

Please message Samuel Ross if you want to play, spots are open!!!

Invite people, Facebook has limited me to 50 invites

Due to high demand we have extended this event to two days!!! Thank you all for your support!!

Thank you to Daniel Edward Mattera for providing sound for the outside stage!!!

Schedule
Friday april 7th (indoor) 

515-6
615-645
7-730 Sad Lips
745-815 Keep the Change
830-9 Earl Duke Rains
915-945 Quasimodos bride
10-1030 Mike Robins
1045-1115 James Cutlass and the Wysterias
1130-midnight
1215-1

(Outdoor stage) 
5-530
545-615
630-7 Peter Johnson experience
715-745 Bernett Harrison
(Acoustic) 
8-830 Dylan Calvelli
845-915 Jake Gussman and Mikayla Bandomer
930-10 Ken Shiles and Cibon

Saturday april 8th
(Indoor) 

515-6
615-645
7-730
745-815 Good Look Sigourney
830-9 Mindbound
915-945 Thunder beaver
10-1030 Sinsanity
1045-1115 609
1130-midnight The Final Impression
1215-1 Djinn

(Outdoor)
5-530 Lime Shades
545-615 Andrew Kite
630-7 Wolf Trumbauer
715-745-shy shape
(Acoustic) 
8-830 Dylan Calvelli
845-915 Michael Holden
930-10-Brian Williamson
1015-1045
11-1130

Help fight against the pipeline through the pine barrens!
Apr
2
7:00 pm19:00

Help fight against the pipeline through the pine barrens!

  • Calloways Bar and Restaurant

Proud to be able to hold this event at Calloways!! We will have wristbands for free Coors light, yeungling,Coors original, house wines, and pizza from 7-10 free wings from 8-9. $20 for over 21 $15 for under 21 (sodas included)

All proceeds will go towards the legal funds to fight the pipeline recently approved to go through the pine barrens

7-815- Wet Metal
845-10 Mindbound

Two local acts with great young musicians!!! Come support them as well as our local ecosystem while enjoying cold brews and hot food!!!!!!

Pipeline Action Training
Apr
1
9:30 am09:30

Pipeline Action Training

  • 280 Crosswicks Road Bordentown, NJ, 08505 United States

Join us as we prepare for the next phase of resistance to pipelines through the Pinelands. 

The Pinelands Commission just approved the SJG pipeline. On the same day NJNG received the DEP permits they need to build the pipeline through our community, and just this week Transco Williams was issued the DEP permits they need to begin construction. 

The fight is not over. We are organizing a non violent direct action to prepare for the next phase in the fight to stop gas infrastructure in our community.

Stop The Pilgrim Pipeline Fundraiser
Mar
30
7:00 pm19:00

Stop The Pilgrim Pipeline Fundraiser

  • Valley Stables Food & Drink

Please join us for a fun night to help raise needed funds to stop the Pilgrim Pipeline. $40 tickets will get you 2 localy crafted beers and appatizers for the evening! It will be a fun night! Bring your friends!

Beer is Better than Oil
Mar
30
7:00 pm19:00

Beer is Better than Oil

  • Valley Stables Food & Drink

Please join us for a fun night to help raise much needed funds to Stop the Pilgrim Pipelines!

Each $40 ticket entitles you to two pints of beer locally crafted using New Jersey's Highlands water, and appetizers.  

If you can't attend, please make a donation online through CAPP partner Great Swamp Watershed Association. 

Pilgrim, a start-up company, still plans to build two huge oil pipelines that would carry millions of gallons of hazardous, carcinogenic liquids through our neighborhoods and our water supplies. Even a small leak could ruin our drinking water for years. 

Currently there are no oil pipelines in the Highlands. In fact, an oil pipeline hasn't been built anywhere in NJ in over 50 years!  

Just as importantly, can you help us spread with word? Invite some friends and help make it a succes!! We hope to see you there!!

Mar
23
7:30 pm19:30

Standing Rock Benefit

  • Chalk Zone SJ

The order may have been signed but we're not done yet. The Standing Rock Sioux and protesters have a large amount of legal fees and lost wages. No matter what we have to help anyway we can in their time of need after such a crushing blow. So we're gonna try to help with some good old fashioned math rock

Invalids - https://invalids.bandcamp.com/

This City Called Earth - 
https://thiscitycalledearth.bandcamp.com/album/this-city-called-earth-ep

Wait And Shackle - https://waitandshackle.bandcamp.com/

Landowner Rights Workshop
Mar
7
7:30 pm19:30

Landowner Rights Workshop

  • Edison Libraries

Landowner Rights Workshop: What to know when approached by an oil pipeline company

Join us for a Landowner Rights Workshop with Pipeline Safety Coalition’s Executive Director Lynda Farrell. A Pennsylvania resident with three pipelines on her property, she has dealt with companies for years and can help you navigate this sometimes scary and overwhelming process. 

This event is open to anyone who wants to learn about pipelines, and especially "hazardous liquids" oil pipelines and how they impact our communities


Streets in Edison directly in the Pilgrim PIpeline Path: Ashbrook, Augusta, Calvert, Christie, Compton, Cottonwood, Daisy, Edison, Elizabeth, Ellison, Ellmyer, Faith, Farmhaven, Hansen, Highpoint, Inman, Iris, James, Jonathan, Lench, Livingston, Marcols, McKinley, Monroe, New Dover, Pine Ridge, Roxy, Sinclair, Stratford, Temple, Terry, Turner, Tyroler, Visco

Speakers: Lynda Farrell, Pipeline Safety Coalition and
Matt Smith, Food & Water Watch

Co-host: Rahway River Watershed Association, as North Edison is in the Rahway River Watershed

Drumming for Water is Life
Mar
7
6:30 pm18:30

Drumming for Water is Life

  • Stella Maris Retreat Center

Please join us as we continue our solidarity, prayer and drumming for the Water is Life movement supporting clean, healthy, living waters planet-wide. Event is hosted by Waterspirit. We will gather in the beautiful Stella Maris overlooking the ocean. Plenty of onsite parking.

Weekly every Tuesday 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Stella Maris
981 Ocean Ave.
Long Branch, NJ 07740
March 7th, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 pm
$5 suggested donation to Waterspirit

Waterspirit Web Site:
http://www.waterspirit.org/

Drumming led by Tommy and Abby Anton, and John Shambhu Eustor.

Bring your own drum or borrow one. There will be plenty of extra drums and hand percussion available onsite.

Aho Mitakuye Oyasin _/\_

Tobacco Ceremony for Water Walk for Life
Mar
7
12:30 pm12:30

Tobacco Ceremony for Water Walk for Life

  • 95 Halifax Rd Mahwah, NJ 07430

Join us for a Tobacco Ceremony for the Water Walk for Life on Tuesday, March 7th at 12:30pm EST at Split Rock Sweetwater Camp (95 Halifax Road, Mahwah, NJ 07470). In the evening from 6pm-8pm, we will have a potluck and guest speakers at the Ramapough Community Center (189 Stag Hill Road, Mahwah, NJ 07470).

The Water Walk for Life--8days/90 miles, will begin in NJ on March 4th, head north through NJ. On March 7th, walkers will reach Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp and participate in a Tobacco Ceremony with the Ramapough Lenape tribe, stay at the community center overnight, then cross Rockland into Nyack. Next night will be at Stony Point, then March 10th head to DC for Native March, then March 11th to Westchester, vigil at Indian Point/6th Anniversary Fukushima, closing water ceremony on Hudson. Potluck and speakers each night. Go to WATER WALK FOR LIFE facebook page for details: https://www.facebook.com/Waterwalkforlife/

Water Walk for Life
Mar
4
Mar 11

Water Walk for Life

  • NJ

Save the date! 
LATEST SCHEDULE DETAILS BELOW (Last update: 2/26/17)
"WATER WALK FOR LIFE" March 4-11, 2017. 
An 8-day 90-mile walk for water/pipeline awareness, in particular the Pilgrim Pipeline & SPECTRA-AIM in our region. Anyone can join the walk for a few hours, or a few days, or just come to an evening potluck, hear speakers on local issues. Volunteers also needed for transport shuttles.
Event is in alliance with Food & Water Watch, 350.org-NJ, CAPP (Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipelines) NY & NJ, The Ramapough-Lenape, Indian Point coalitions, Resist SPECTRA-AIM. Organized by the Grafton Peace Pagoda, walk is being led by Jun-san Yesuda, a well-known international activist & Buddhist nun. Some details not final. Updated flyer available soon; visit Facebook page for updates!
********************************************************************************
Water Walk for Life Schedule (3/4/17 - 3/11/17)
DAY 1 : 3/4/17 (Sat) 10:00am: Carteret, NJ. >[11miles/day total]
--->Meetup: Carteret Waterfront Park (Access Rd./FISHING PIER/parking)
200 Middlesex Avenue, Carteret, NJ 07008
(Water Ceremony: Cherokee/Ramapough-Lenape reps)
>[Lunch/1:15pm: Universal Meat Mkt, 2325 Elizabeth Ave, Rahway, 07065)
---> End: Rite Aid, 327 Chestnut St., Union 07083 ((*shuttle to church...))
---> (evening potluck & speakers: Morrow United Methodist Church, 
600 Ridgewood Rd, Maplewood, NJ 07040 | 973-763-7676) approx 6-8pm
**************************
DAY 2: 3/5/17 (Sun) 9:00am: >[12miles/day total]
--->Start: Morrow Methodist Church, 600 Ridgewood Rd, Maplewood 07040
>[Lunch: Kings Supermarket 300 Pompton Ave., Verona 07044]
---> End: Dunkin'Donuts, 126 Newark Pompton Tpk, Little Falls, 07424
((*shuttle to church...))
---> (evening potluck/speakers: Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 
67 Church St., Montclair, NJ 07042 | 973-744-6276) approx 6-8pm
**************************
((morning shuttle from Unitarian Church to Dunkin'Donuts...))
DAY 3: 3/6/17 (Mon) 9:00am: >[12 miles/day total]
--->Start: Dunkin'Donuts, 126 Newark Pompton Tpk, Little Falls, 07424
[Lunch: Kohl's, 1800 Rt. 23, Wayne 07470]
--->End: Burger King, 101 Plaza Rd, Oakland 07436 (park@rear: ShopRite, 14 Post Rd., Oakland) ((*shuttle to Lakeland Fellowship...))
---> (evening potluck/speakers: Lakeland Unitarian Universalist Fellowship,
231 Parish Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470 | 973-696-1063) approx 6-8pm
**************************
((*shuttle: Lakeland Fellowship to Burger King, 101 Plaza Rd. Oakland))
DAY 4: 3/7/17 (Tue) 9:00am: >[7miles/day total]
--->Start: Burger King, 101 Plaza Rd., Oakland, NJ 07436. ...via Rt. 202N..,
---> 12:30: Split Rock-Sweetwater Prayer Camp,
95 Halifax Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430 (across from Ramapo College)
(Tobacco Ceremony with Ramapough Lenape Nation & lunch break)
--->((*Walker shuttle to Ramapough Comm'ty Center))
---> (evening potluck/speakers: Ramapough Community Center,
189 Stag Hill Road, Mahwah, NJ 07470 | 201-529-11710 ) approx 6-8pm
**************************
((*shuttle: Ramapough Comm'ty Center to Walmart/Suffern...))
DAY 5: 3/8/17 (Wed) 9:00am: >[13 miles/day total]
--->Start: Walmart/ShopRite, 250 Rt. 59, Suffern, NY10901 Upper Nyack, NY
>{Lunch break: enroute along Route 59)
---> End: Fellowship of Reconcilliation, 521 N. Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960
---> (evening potluck & speakers: Fellowship of Reconciliation, 
521 N Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960 | 845-358-4601) approx 6-8pm
**************************
DAY 6: 3/9/17 (Thur) 9:00am: Nyack, NY. >[11 miles/day total]
---> Pray for Indian Point Nuclear Plant
(from opposite side of Hudson River...via Route 9w; lunch break enroute)
---> (evening potluck & speakers: Stony Point Center, 17 Cricketown Road,
Stony Point, NY 10980 | 845-786-5674) approx 6-8pm
**************************
DAY 7: 3/10/17 (Fri) 5:00am: Stony Point Center, NY.  
(*note: long-term walkers 'only': travel day---group joins the Native American March on Washington, DC for the day and returns late evening.)
>Day of rest for any other walkers
**************************
DAY 8: 3/11/17 (Sat) 9:00am: Cortlandt Metro North Train Station
---> 10:00am meetup at: 2 Memorial Drive, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10566
(via Rt 9A--N. Albany Post Rd,)
---> 11:00am: Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant (vigil for Fukushima
nuclear accident 6th anniversary)
---> 12:40pm: Peekskill Landing Park, 117 North Water Street,
Peekskill, NY 10566
(Water Ceremony: Algonquin/Ramapough-Lenape reps)
---> 2:00pm: Peekskill Presbyterian Church,
705 South Street, Peekskill, NY 10566
(potluck & speakers/closing circle)
For more information: 
Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/Waterwalkforlife/
Email: Janet at Waterwalkforlife@aol.com ~
Email from February 1st onwards: Ayumi at ayumitemlock@gmail.com
Grafton Peace Pagoda: 518-658-9301* (*Between Feb. 10 & March 3 only)
During walk: Jules Orkin at 201-566-8403

Water Protectors Unite!
Mar
4
5:30 am05:30

Water Protectors Unite!

  • Morrow Memorial United Methodist Church

We invite you to attend the evening’s ceremony, dicussion and blessing for WATER at Morrow Memorial Church.

The walkers are being led by Buddhist monk Jun-san Yasuda, a nun of the Peace Pagoda and NJ Peace Action. The 80 mile walk will start on the morning of March 4th at Carteret NJ and will end on March 11th at the Indian Point Nuclear Plant in New York. The purpose is to publicize opposition to the Pilgrim Pipelines and the Spectra-Aim Pipeline and to pray for water in solidarity with the Ramapough Lenape Nation and Standing Rock and to commemorate the March 11th anniversary of the Fukushima Nuclear disaster.

The Coalition Against the Pilgrim Pipeline will share information on the proposed oil pipeline and the impact it will have on publilc health, safety and water in New Jersey. We will also share different ways to join the resistance and protect our local communities. 

Please share the event with your friends and members of other like-minded communities. Feel free to bring a dish to share at the potluck event!

Speakers: 

Cynthia Kent is a member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of Ignacio, CO. She is the Chair of the Board of Church and Society and the Committeee of Native American Ministiries. She is very active in New Jersey with social justice and Native isues. She is the Chair of Native American International Caucus and a member of the General Board of Church and Society. Kent is also, the Central Committee of World Council of Churches.

Judith Springer, Phy. D is the Co-founder and Associate Director of the Ceceilyn Miller Institute for Leadership and Diversity. The guiding principles of Judith’s work have been her passionate belief in social justice and her desire to help people develop emotional intelligence skills and build safe supportive settings with a genuine sense of community.  

Musical Guest: 

The joyful duo, Dana Hanchard and David Ellenbogen will share global roots music.

Singer/Composer, Dana Hanchard is likely to show up anywhere in a myriad of musical constellations. Music has brought her to serve on several continents, appearing at concert halls, nightclubs, opera houses and jazz festivals alike. Her songs are of and for the land and water and explore our place in the human story.  

As a producer, guitarist, and radio host, David Ellenbogen has worked to bring diverse artists and audiences together. He has studied and performed in many corners of the world including Mali, Ghana, India, Brazil and Cuba. He currently plays in many incarnations of the Brooklyn Raga Massive All-Stars, with the Acoustic Mandala Project and many others. He is a DJ on WKCR 89.9 FM, host of the podcast NYC Radio Live, and Executive Producer of the 24 hour Ragas Live Festival which is now in it's 6th year.

If you have any questions, please contact Anny Martinez at amartinez@FWWlocal.com

Stop the Pilgrim Pipeline action planning
Feb
28
6:00 pm18:00

Stop the Pilgrim Pipeline action planning

  • Parsippany, New Jersey

UPDATE: Perhaps an online-only meeting would be better? If anyone is interested, please let me know and then I'll send out a poll to try to get a day/time that works for everyone.


Update: so we have a few people interested in attending. I'm flexible about the location and would love to hear from you. I'm thinking we can meet at a cafe (we have at least one person who is underage, so no pubs). Can anyone recommend a great place? It doesn't have to be Parsippany, but anywhere in Morris County would be fine. 

Meeting to plan action against the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline. 

Location and times are still to be confirmed, but please let me know if you're interested in taking part.

Standing Rock- Documentary and Discussion
Feb
27
8:00 pm20:00

Standing Rock- Documentary and Discussion

  • Garden of Healing Yoga and Wellness Center

Please join me for a one hour documentary on oil pipelines in the US, and a discussion on what is happening at Standing Rock with people who spent time there.
This documentary is the first of many to come, made by John Bolenbough. 

John Bolenbaugh is a NAVY Veteran/Bronze Star turned ENVIRONMENTAL whistle blower. Below is a message from him.

I lived on the Kalamazoo River when the tar sands oil spill occurred in 2010. I was a victim of the spill as well as my family and my dog. I has been featured on C-span, Huffington post, NPR, Mother Jones and hundreds of local and national news and radio organizations following the spill in 2010. My footage has been included in a half dozen tar sands documentaries, and my story was included in the E-book The Whistleblower by OnEarth Magazine.

In 2011, I was asked to speak outside of the White House by 350 .org founder Bill McKibben. I have traveled around the country several times to give speeches and to document the Kalamazoo, Yellowstone, Mayflower and the Gull oil spills. I am a Navy veteran with a bronze Star, Union member, pipeline fencing supervisor, head yard boss appointed directly by Enbridge.

As a clean up worker for S.E.T environmental (subcontractor under Enbridge) I became the whistle blower for the largest tar sand oil spill in north American history. My truth telling about the cover-up forced the pipeline company Enbridge to re-clean several dozen areas that were signed off by Enbridge, EPA and DEQ as 100% clean. John’s exposure forced the EPA to demand that Enbridge re-clean the covered up areas and re-dredge the river at an estimated cost of $600,000,000.

For more information on John and his work, go to his website at http://helppa.org/ 
To host a showing yourself, please reach out to John or myself.
Thank you!

Forum about Proposed NESE pipeline and Compressor Station 206
Feb
27
7:00 pm19:00

Forum about Proposed NESE pipeline and Compressor Station 206

  • Sampson G Smith School

Join us on February 27th to learn about Transco’s new compressor station and pipeline proposal and what we can do to stop it! Transco wants to put a compressor station in Trap Rock Quarry in Franklin Twp. as well as a new pipeline, called the Madison Loop. The proposal includes 3.5 new miles of pipe in Old Bridge and Sayreville and 22 miles under the Raritan Bay. The project is meant to supply National Grid customers in New York and the people of New Jersey will not see any gas from it. Instead, we will face environmental, health, and safety risks from both the compressor station and pipeline. Come out and hear from the experts on why we need to stop this project and how we can work together to do so!

WHAT: The Sierra Club is joining with local citizen and environmental groups for an educational session on how to oppose Compressor Station 206 and the rest of Transco’s proposed Northeast Supply Enhancement Project.

WHO: Jeff Tittel, New Jersey Sierra Club; Franklin Township Task Force on Compressor Station 206 and NESE Project; NJ League of Conservation Voters; NY/NJ Baykeeper and more

WHEN: Monday, February 27th from 7 to 10 pm

WHERE: Sampson G. Smith School, 1649 Amwell Road, Somerset, NJ

RSVP: jamie.zaccaria@sierraclub.org