Lantern Making photo by Gowri SavoorCommunity Lantern-Making Workshop 3

Saturday, May 19 @ 1 - 4pm

During this 3-hour workshop participants will create lanterns from willow and tissue paper, designed to be mounted on boats and used during the moonlit Confluence Lantern Paddle on May 25th. Participants are encouraged to join the paddle on land or water. Participants can take their lanterns home after the paddle event.

@ River Gallery School
32 South Main Street, Brattleboro, VT

Limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration required. Families welcome. $10 per person / $20 per family.
Click here to register

gowri Artist Talk: Gowri Savoor

hosted by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

May 17 @ 7pm

@ Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, VT

Artist and educator Gowri Savoor, whose installation We Walk in Their Shadows is on view at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, discusses her work.

parade Community Potluck and Lantern Walk
with Guilford’s 6th Grade Graduating Class

co-hosted by the Guilford Central School and Vermont Performance Lab

May 23 @ 6pm

@ Broad Brook Community Center
3940 Guilford Center Road, Guilford, VT

Join us for an end of school year rite of passage and celebration with Guilford’s graduating 6th grade class and artist-in residence Gowri Savoor. Celebrate with a community potluck and a lantern lit walk along the Broad Brook. Bring a dish to share!

Lantern Parade photo by Muhyedeen BatahConfluence Lantern Paddle

co-organized by Vermont Performance Lab and the Connecticut River Conservancy

May 25 @ 7:30 -9:30pm

@ The Marina restaurant
28 Spring Tree Road, Brattleboro, VT

Join local community members for a magical moon and handmade lantern lit paddle in the Retreat Meadows at the confluence of the West and Connecticut Rivers. Please bring your own boats, paddles and PFDs, or you may rent them from the Vermont Canoe Touring Center located just down river of our starting location. This flotilla will incorporate the handmade lanterns made by the community at workshops with Gowri Savoor on May 15, May 17 and May 19. Don’t miss out on this joyful parade of lanterns and luminaries to celebrate our rivers.

Launch boats and view from The Marina restaurant, 28 Spring Tree Road, Brattleboro

Resilient Roads and Watersheds Forum

hosted by the Green River Watershed Alliance

May 30 @ 6pm

@ Broad Brook Community Center
3940 Guilford Center Road, Guilford, VT

This community forum will feature Road Foremen David Elliott of Marlboro, Brad Rafus of Halifax, and Dan Zumbruski of Guilford, as they share their stories and challenges of their work, explain how our roads are impacted by increasing floods through a stream table demonstration, and talk about how they are responding.
Refreshments provided.

Klein St John the Baptist Artist Talk: Richard Klein

hosted by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

May 31 @ 7pm

@ Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, VT

Artist, curator, and writer Richard Klein, whose sculptures are on view at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center in the exhibit Bottle in the River, discusses his work

Stream table 10 17 2015 12 50 18 PMGreen River Watershed Alliance’s Stream Table demonstration at Gallery Walk

hosted by the Green River Watershed Alliance

June 1 @ 5 - 7pm

@ Lobby of Hooker Dunham Building
139 Main St, Brattleboro, VT

The Green River Watershed Alliance will be in downtown Brattleboro during the Gallery Walk of Strolling of the Heifers, demonstrating the stream table. This tool is used by educators, planners, scientists, and community members to better understand how our watersheds work.

M. Tougias by River 1400 Miles Down the Connecticut River

hosted by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

June 6 @ 7pm

@ Brattleboro Museum & Art Center 
10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, VT

New York Times best-selling author Michael Tougias narrates the rich history of the Connecticut River, discussing the days of loggers, Indian Wars, steamships, and canals.
Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Vermont Humanities Council (VHC). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or VHC.

pauline1 Performance Installation of Sea Inside our Skin

by Pauline Jennings
presented by Vermont Performance Lab

July 28 @ 7pm

@ 118 Elliot
Brattleboro, VT

Following a week-long residency with collaborators choreographer Pauline Jennings will offer a work in progress showing of Sea Inside our Skin an audience-immersive, multimedia duet rooted in the Chinese maxim “飲水思源” (drink the water, remember its source).

runner New England Green River Marathon

hosted by the New England Green River Marathon 
co-sponsored by the Connecticut River Conservancy 

August 26, 2018 @ 7am

@ Marlboro College
Marlboro, VT

The New England Green River Marathon is as scenic as it is fast. Running along the mostly wooded banks of the Green River, from Marlboro College in Vermont to Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts, the downhill course features a net 1,450-foot drop. If you like small, rural, community races through some of the most beautiful landscape in New England, then this is the marathon for you. This race will raise funds for the Connecticut River Conservancy’s efforts to preserve and improve the Green River, one of the many tributaries that flow into the Connecticut River, and also will support the Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club’s activities in the Pioneer Valley. Register here.

The Green River Watershed Alliance will advocate for landowner awareness along the route and during the race, and supply runners with interesting information along the route as the race happens. Check-in for more details about how you can support these athletes as they traverse the watershed!