The West Kortright Centre will present "Arm-of-the-Sea Theater: City That Drinks The Mountain Sky" on Sunday, July 14. The free, family-friendly event will begin at noon, when attendees are invited to bring their own picnic or purchase food onsite. This show will start at 2 p.m. rain or shine, according to a media release. Those attending should take their own lawn seating.
According to the release, the performance tells the tale of New York City’s water supply, combining actors, musicians, masked dancers and multi-scaled puppet figures to trace the journey of water from mountain top to city tap.
New York City has developed the largest publicly-owned, unfiltered water supply system in the world, the release said. The system provides clean water to nine million downstate residents. A sequel to Arm-of-the-Sea’s original 1999 production, "City That Drinks the Mountain Sky" continues the story of the New York City watershed into the 21st century, exploring the ecosystem of the Catskill Mountain forest and "introducing a new generation of watershed stewards confronting the challenges of climate change, major infrastructure repair, and land-use practices needed to keep the water clean," the release said.
This program is funded by the Catskill Watershed Corporation in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, with funding from Delaware County Tourism and Development and other sponsors.
The free family-oriented West Kortright Centre Songbird Sessions continue on Saturday, July 20, with music by The Bright Siders, and on Saturday, Aug. 10 with “Future Folk Musik,” an interactive music history presentation by Sam Reider and the Human Hands.
The West Kortright Centre is at 49 West Kortright Church Road in West Kortright. Follow signs from state Route 23 in Davenport or state Route 10 east of Delhi. For more information, visit www.westkc.org.