Amram, Chapin & Wall Say NO to Desal!
Fabulous Fall Fundraiser – House Party for Water

Date: September 28, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: 23 South Dogwood Lane
Pomona, NY 10970
Benefit for the Rockland Water Coalition to help raise much needed funds to fight desal - Eco-Friendly event – Great performances, great people, great food!
Also take a tour of Rockland’s coolest energy efficient/geothermal house, designed for community events like this one.
$100 per ticket, or $150 for two tickets. We really want to pack the house party for water and hope you'll bring a friend with you. The more, the merrier!

Space is limited, so please get your tickets ASAP.

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Why are we opposing desal?
  • Desal threatens Haverstraw Bay, a crucial nursery for many fish species in both the Hudson and the Atlantic. And Suez/United Water wants to take water for desal from the Hudson only 3.5 miles downstream from Indian Point nuclear power plant, exposing Rockland residents to tritium and strontium-90 in their drinking water.
  • Pay now or pay later: Pay now to ensure we win this David vs. Goliath battle against Suez/United Water, or we will pay later with even higher water bills in the future!
So we’re fighting desal for the sake of the environment and our health, and because of Suez/United Water's rate hikes.
David Amram, Tom Chapin and Jeremy Wall, our guest artists, will enchant, beguile and rile you! We’ll hear folk, classical/jazz and world music. They are master musicians as well as true humanitarians stepping up to the plate for Rockland. Please step up to the plate for them! For more on David, Tom and Jeremy please scroll down this page.
Proceeds from tickets go through the Sierra Club Foundation, and are tax-deductible. If you can't make the event but want to make an online donation, you can do it through our partner Riverkeeper by clicking here.

At the end of the event there will be a drawing for a basket of cheer for one lucky winner!

Questions? Contact event organizer Jacqui Drechsler at

For more on the Rockland Water Coalition, please visit
David Amram
Musician, composer, conductor, storyteller—few people have left their mark on the world of music as David Amram has. A very short list of his collaborators would include Dizzy Gillespie, Jack Kerouac, Leonard Bernstein, Eugene Ormandy, Sir James Galway, Charles Mingus, John Frankenheimer, Langston Hughes, Elia Kazan, Thelonious Monk, Johnny Depp, Hunter S. Thompson, Arthur Miller, Odetta, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Arlo Guthrie, and Pete Seeger. Among Amram’s many accomplishments are playing French horn in legendary jazz bands of Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie and Lionel Hampton; composing the scores for the classic films “The Manchurian Candidate” (1962) and “Splendor in the Grass” (1960), and the Beat documentary movie “Pull My Daisy” (1959) narrated by Jack Kerouac; pioneering the first-ever public Jazz/Poetry readings in NYC with Jack Kerouac (1957); becoming the first composer-in-residence with the New York Philharmonic at the request of Leonard Bernstein(1966); composing the opera "12th Night" with Shakespeare's text adapted by Joseph Papp (1968); composing “THIS LAND: Symphonic Variations on a Song by Woody Guthrie, a symphony based on Woody Guthrie's “This Land is Your Land” (with live CD recording to be released in 2014); championing world music decades before the term was invented: playing at Farm Aid with Willie Nelson (1986-2013); and recounting his amazing life's story in three books. Now 83, Amram continues to work non-stop as a classical composer, multi-instrumentalist, band leader, lecturer (in five languages) and guest conductor around the world. For further info, please visit David online at, or view the trailer of the 2011 film "David Amram: The First 80 Years".

Tom Chapin
In a career that spans five decades, 24 albums and three Grammy awards, the multi-talented singer-songwriter-guitarist Tom Chapin has covered an incredible amount of creative ground.  In addition to his work as a recording artist and concert performer, Chapin has acted on Broadway, as well as working extensively in television, radio and films. As a music-maker, Chapin has maintained two long and productive parallel careers, both as a respected contemporary folk artist and as a pioneer in the field of children's music.  In the former role, Chapin has established a reputation for insightful, heartfelt songcraft and effortlessly charismatic live performances.  In the latter role, he engages the hearts, minds and imaginations of young listeners with songs delivered in a sophisticated array of musical styles. His witty, life-affirming original songs convey positive messages about family, good food and the green earth. In addition to his musical and media endeavors, Chapin is a tireless advocate on behalf of a variety of charitable organizations.  In addition to his ongoing work with WhyHunger, he remains active in a variety of environmental causes, as well as efforts on behalf of music and the arts in our public schools. For further info, please visit Tom online at

Jeremy Wall
Jeremy Wall is best known as co-founder of the Grammy-nominated jazz fusion group Spyro Gyra. He has appeared as producer, composer, keyboardist and arranger on their 26 recordings, including one platinum and two gold records. He has similarly collaborated on classical clarinetist Richard Stoltzman's twelve classical crossover releases, and recorded with many prominent musicians from the fields of jazz, pop, classical and world music. His composition "Shakedown" received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Instrumental and "Ariana" was a #1 national jazz radio hit. Jeremy is an Associate Professor of Music at SUNY Oneonta and continues to work with professional and student ensembles.

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Amram, Chapin & Wall Say NO to Desal! - Single Ticket$ 100.00
Fundraiser for Rockland Water Coalition, 30 groups opposing desalination in Rockland
When:September 28, 2014 3:00 PM
Where:23 South Dogwood Lane, Pomona, NY 10970
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Amram, Chapin & Wall Say NO to Desal! - Couple's Ticket$ 150.00
Fundraiser for Rockland Water Coalition, 30 groups opposing desalination in Rockland
When:September 28, 2014 3:00 PM
Where:23 South Dogwood Lane, Pomona, NY 10970
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