Join us for this new youth programming initiative which aims to foster curiosity, broaden perspectives and encourage community service and engagement for the youth while having fun in a social environment.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 | 4:30-7 PM | $25
4:30 PM: Inspiring short films from the Mountainfilm kids program followed by Q&A with Mountainfilm on Tour Southampton organizer Elyn Kronemeyer (indoors)
6-7 PM: Pizza & Ping-Pong Social Hang-Out
Add $250 to your registration to be a Youth Global Citizen Angel. Your additional support will allow us to offer scholarships to those experiencing financial hardship. To inquire about being considered for the scholarship, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Global Citizen Sponsors: Kara Ross, Paula Viscogliosi, and The Peace Project Inc.
MOUNTAINFILM Student Program
Hosted by Elyn and Jeff Kronemeyer
Mountainfilm uses the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. As a primary element of this mission, their student programs offer engaging content featuring inspiring stories to ignite the imagination and broaden perspectives.
Mountainfilm for Students Playlist (Total Running Time: 56 min.)
A Cycle Effect Story | 5 mins
Director Jeff Woods
What does a bike feel like to you? Rita Gutierrez poses this question as she shares lessons learned on and off a bicycle through her participation in The Cycle Effect: an organization with a mission to empower young women through mountain biking to create brighter futures and build stronger communities.
1,000 Mile Dream | 13 mins
Director Karl Koelling
Despite the 2016 dogsledding accident that nearly claimed her life, Liza Dietzen remains undaunted in the pursuit of her aspiration to one day compete in the Iditarod, a goal she’s maintained since the age of 5. Before she can achieve this dream, she must finish the UP200, an Iditarod-qualifying dogsled race in Michigan’s upper peninsula. 1,000 Mile Dream follows Dietzen’s emotional, hope-filled journey.
Here We Stand | 11 mins
Director Chris Cresci
n 2018, Save the Redwoods League purchased a magical 700-acre stand of old-growth redwoods in Sonoma County. Conservation has long been about keeping people out of places, but with help from communities of color, the organization is reimagining its role in a diverse, inclusive California. The area will soon be opened to the public and anyone can walk among these ambassadors from another time — some of which have been around since before the fall of the Roman Empire.
Rewilding Honeybees | 10 mins
Director Cameron Nielsen
Honeybees, who are essential for agricultural success, are in dire need of an upgrade in their digs. Conventional man-made beehives lose 40 to 50 percent of their colonies each year, but this is not the case in the wild, where bees exist in healthier, happier conditions. Progressive conservationist Michael Thiele is “re-wilding” honey bees — introducing swarms to habitats that are more conducive to the instinctive preferences that allow them to thrive.
A Walk Through The Land of A Thousand Hills | 11 mins
Director Chema Domenech
Park ranger Claver Ntoyinkima takes immense pride in the Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda, which sits at the source of the Nile and Congo rivers. Director Chema Domenech’s wildlife cinematography lends weight to Ntoyinkima’s words as he speaks not only about the inherent value of biodiversity, but the importance of making ecotourism beneficial to local populations. He hopes that buffalo and elephants, cornerstone species that were eradicated from the forest by poachers during the Rwandan Civil War, will soon be reintroduced, meaning “the future of this park will be much better even than it is now.”
Siblings | 3 mins
Director Michael Hopkins
Synopsis For these two thrill-seeking relatives, growing up doesn’t mean losing sight of youthful competition and fun, both fostered by a love of adventure on two wheels.
4:30 PM: Healthy Habits and Plant-Based Living with the Wellness Foundation + Composting 101 with Sarah Butkos
6-7 PM: Pizza, Plants & Ping-Pong Social Hang-Out
Scholarships available for children with families experiencing financial hardship. Email Amy Kirwin at email@example.com to inquire about sponsoring a child or your child being a sponsorship beneficiary.
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Practice your drawing skills in this three-session series with artist Linda Capello. Participants will practice drawing a live model through gesture sketches and longer duration observation. All skill levels are welcome, ages 16+. The classes will take place in our spacious theater allowing for ample physical distancing. Faces masks required.
As much as we look forward to spending time with you at our annual SummerFest celebration and gala, current government restrictions prohibit us from gathering in large groups. This year calls for a new approach. As such, we are taking this moment to honor, recognize and thank SAC’s most cherished and loyal friends by introducing our 2020 Patrons Circle. In lieu of supporting our annual Summerfest Gala, we invite past SummerFest supporter and longtime friends of SAC to join our new 2020 Patrons Circle. Your contribution will allow us to continue SAC’s year-round programming and serve as a critical economic driver that will lead this community out of these unsure times. Additionally, in return for your support or $10,000 or above, you will receive: - Two or Four seats to an intimate Appreciation Dinner to be held on Friday, August 21 in SAC’s Caesar Garden ($10,000/$25,000) - Recognition on summer 2020 Patrons Circle Wall inside SAC’s front gallery - Free admission to all SAC events this summer - A private tour of SAC’s Summer Exhibition 2020 VISION, in partnership with the New York Academy of Arts - Satisfaction in knowing that your contribution will significantly support this organization and our community during these challenging times