Engaging Lectures with Everyday Experts (ELEE)
Last fall, a homegrown Ted Talk-style lecture series launched at the Rosendale Theater, showcasing local experts offering 15-minute presentations followed by a panel discussions. Participants included calligrapher Barbara Bash, distiller Joel Elder, and Wild Earth founder David Brownstein. The series, geared toward inspiration, creativity, conscious living, and community building, returns on March 19. At the inaugural spring event, Micah Blumenthal, social architect, artist, and the driving force behind Day 1, will discuss "I Manifest—Expanding the Vision of Self"; former SNL cast member and teacher Denny Dillon will present "Mission Improvable"; and business consultant and food systems entrepreneur Ben Giardullo will give a talk entitled "Modern Food Systems and the Future of the Local Market." There will be additional ELEE events on April 16, May 21, and June 11. (845) 658-8989; Engaginglectures.com.