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Virtual screening: Hudson River films, discussion & beer tasting with Sing Sing Kill Brewery

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May 29, 2020: 6:30PM to 8:00PM
Live Webcast
To Attend:

Join Riverkeeper, the Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series and Sing Sing Kill Brewery for a special free and virtual documentary screening and discussion about two short films – A LIVING RIVER, about the life in the Hudson, and KEEPING CARBON, highlighting Hudson Valley farmers using progressive agriculture to plan for climate change.

The screening will kick off with a tasting and toast of Sing Sing Kill Brewery’s FLY SWATTER IPM PALE ALE, facilitated by head brewer Matt Curtin. Crafted in collaboration with Chimney Bluffs Hoppery and New York Craft Malt, this beer was made to bring attention to an invasive species, the Spotted Lantern Fly, and its potential to devastate our local agriculture.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated in support of research by the New York State Integrated Pest Management Center at Cornell University. To participate in the tasting, be sure to place your order with Sing Sing Kill in advance of the screening. For statewide shipping, place your order by 12 noon on Tuesday, May 26, and for local delivery, order by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 29, to ensure you have your beer in hand before the event begins.

Local nonprofits Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson are featured in two new films from Hudson Valley-based National Geographic filmmaker Jon Bowermaster. A LIVING RIVER captures the diverse life in the Hudson River Estuary, once home to a bustling commercial fishery and now an ecosystem in need of action to support its recovery. KEEPING CARBON highlights Hudson Valley farmers who understand the importance of their land for carbon sequestration to support long-term regional climate resiliency.

The two short films will be followed by an audience Q&A moderated by Bowermaster and featuring Paul Gallay, President of Riverkeeper, and Seth McKee, Land Conservation Director at Scenic Hudson.

RSVP for a link to the free screening here.

About the panelists

Paul Gallay and the Riverkeeper team work to protect the Hudson River and the drinking water supplies for nine million New Yorkers. An attorney and educator, Paul has dedicated himself to the environmental movement since 1987, when he left the private practice of law and went to work for the New York State Attorney General. In 1990, Paul began a ten-year stint at New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation, where he brought hundreds of corporate and government polluters to justice. Paul subsequently spent a decade in the land conservation movement before becoming Riverkeeper’s President in 2010. Paul is a graduate of Williams College and Columbia Law School and has held a number of teaching positions, including his current appointment with the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

Seth McKee has overseen the conservation of thousands of acres of land for natural resource protection, farmland protection and public use, often through conservation easements and partnerships with other land trusts. Prior to joining Scenic Hudson, he worked in land stewardship at The Nature Conservancy’s North Carolina program. He is a member and past chairman of the Advisory Board of the Land Trust Alliance’s New York Program, and past chairman of the Town of New Paltz Clean Water and Open Space Commission. Seth has a Masters degree in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill.

About the filmmaker

Jon Bowermaster, writer, filmmaker and adventurer, is Executive Producer at Oceans 8 Films and President of One Ocean Media Foundation.

Jon is a six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council. One of the Society’s “Ocean Heroes,” his first assignment for National Geographic Magazine was documenting a 3,741-mile crossing of Antarctica by dogsled. Jon has written eleven books and produced/directed more than 30 documentary films. His feature documentaries include Dear President Obama, Antarctica, on the Edge, After the Spill and Ghost Fleet ( His National Geographic-sponsored Oceans 8 project took him and his teams around the world by sea kayak over the course of 10 years (1999-2008), bringing back stories from the Aleutian Islands to French Polynesia, Gabon to Tasmania, and more, reporting on how the planet’s one ocean and its various coastlines are faring in today’s busy world. Jon lives in New York’s Hudson Valley. He is Chairman of the Advisory Board of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation.

About the virtual hosts

Eric Gearity and Matt Curtin are owners of Sing Sing Kill Brewery. It was 1993 when Matt Curtin began home brewing his own libations. Decades later he and Eric Gearity, professional film rigging grip, teamed up and founded Sing Sing Kill Brewery in May of 2018. They are both longtime Ossining residents.

Sing Sing Kill Brewery is committed to sourcing ingredients locally and dedicated to a practice of sustainability. Every aspect of their operations is focused on environmentally conscious practices, including the use of 100% NY-sourced renewable energy to turn locally farmed grains and hops into delicious craft beer. Sing Sing Kill was honored to have been one of the first recipients of the Green Ossining Sustainability Partnership Award.

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