The ELEE Series continues at the Rosendale Theatre — “Engaging Lectures with Everyday Experts” is a hyper-local lectures series inspired by TEDx, highlighting local community members while fostering unexpected collaboration and community-based education in Ulster County.

Rosendale, New York — The Rosendale Theatre will continue its ‘Engaging Lectures with Everyday Experts’ Series (ELEE) where distinguished community members give candid lectures about their specific fields of work, passion, and creative process in attempts to inspire important conversations, unexpected collaboration, and inspired living. Each evening is inter-disciplinary and intimate, placing emphasis on local individuals and their stories. The evening will conclude with a panel discussion, whereby the evening’s three speakers will be able to engage each other and questions from the audience regarding the evening’s theme. The ELEE series will bring relevant subjects and interesting speakers together, highlighting inter-disciplinary approaches, and inviting each and all of us to begin to see ourselves as “everyday experts” — whereby we pursue and spread our passions through the lives we live. Amidst the ‘information-age’ in which we live, the value of human ingenuity is increasingly in our abilities to see across disciplines and synthesize meaningful conclusions and action. Through interdisciplinary exploration, the ELEE series attempts to cultivate this new direction of human collaboration and compassion. The ELEE series will consistently bring inspired individuals together in real time on a monthly basis. Spring Series events will be 4pm-6:30pm on Sundays at the Rosendale Theatre.

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Spring ELEE Series Schedule:
March 19th, 4-6:30pm:
– MICAH BLUMENTHAL, Social Architect and Artist, “I Manifest – Expanding the Vision of Self”
– DENNY DILLON, Improv Actress and Instructor, “Mission Improvable”
– BEN GIARDULLO, Business Developer, “Modern Food Systems and the Future of the Local Market”

April 16th, 4-6:30pm:
– DECORA, Hip-Hop Artist, DJ, and Performance Poet, “Normal is Not a Feeling”
– EVAN PRITCHARD, Author, Algonquin Scholar, and Activist, “The Native Roots of the Easter Story”
– IAN ROBERTSON DUNCAN, Founder of Norther Dipper Daoist Temple, “The Mysterious Waterwheel: Daoist Inner Alchemy”

May 21st, 4-6:30pm:
– JULIA WALSH, Social Activist and Water Rights Advocate, “The Future of New York’s Water”
– MARC GROSSMAN, Optometrist, “Windows to the Soul – Expanding your Inner and Outer Vision”
– LINDA WINNICK, Yoga Instructor and Ayurvedic Practitioner, “Women Giving Good : My meetings with His Holiness the Dalai Lama”

June 11th, 4-6:30pm:
– LIBBY ZEMAITIS, Founder of and Climate Change advocate, “Modular Homes and the Local Movements to address Climate Change”
– AMY MCTEAR, Musician, Mentor, and Spiritual Activist, “We Need You – A Call to an Imaginal Reality”
– MARIO RINCON, Flamenco Artist and Musician, “Quiero Curarle Yo (I want to heal him myself): Cries From the Mines of Andalusia, and the Roots of Flamenco today”