A Cinematic Celebration of The River. Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival is bringing in new films hot off the festival circuit to kick off River Days! The party will have live music, river stories, and incredible line-up of films that pay tribute to The Grand River Red. (This is a draft announcement. Check back to make sure of details.)
The Rio de Flag is Flagstaff's river. Like many rivers and streams in the Southwest, "the Rio" appears as a dry wash for most of the year. But when winter storms roll through Flag, and monsoon seasons pick up, the Rio flows through town and makes its way to San Francisco Wash, a tributary to the Little Colorado River.
We will host a citizen science data collection event in order to better understand water quality and flow of the Rio de Flag.
Contact Chelsea Silva at email@example.com or (928) 213-2152 to RSVP.
Location: Meet at the south end of the Frances Short Pond (at Veit Cabin, directions available on this Google Map)
Note: Please dress for weather. Long pants and close-toed shoes recommended. Bring a water bottle. Gloves, trash bags, and trash grabbers will be available for use. Water, coffee, and light breakfast provided. More information about this event provided upon RSVP.
Through generous funding from Mountain Sports Flagstaff and 1% for the Planet, Willow Bend Environmental Education Center will be offering guided Downtown Geology Tours. The 45 min walking tours are based on local Flagstaff author, Marie Jackson’s Stone Landmark’s book. An exclusive and unique opportunity for the community to explore downtown like never before. Tours will be offered bi-monthly from June thru September.
The tour will cover ancient history of stones used to build downtown’s iconic buildings, including Moenkopi Sandstone, Pumiceous Dacite, Kaibab Limestone, and Malapais Basalt. In addition tours will highlight progression of architectural styles, discuss changing preferences for certain rock types, and provide an overview of historic events.
Participants will search for fossils on the Ice House walls, find out what stone is referred to as “Arizona Red”, visit the layers of the “Grand Canyon” at Heritage Square, view beautiful stone etchings, and more.
Tours will meet at 1:00pm outside Mountain Sports Flagstaff 24 N. San Francisco. Dates include, June 15th and 29th, July 13th and 30th, August 14th and 24th and September 5th and 26th. The tour is FREE and will be limited to 20 participants. Sign-up in advance with Willow Bendwww.willowbendcenter.org or pick up a FREE ticket at Mountain Sports Flagstaff, 24 N. San Francisco. Tickets and sign-up for the entire summer are now available.
Comfortable walking shoes, water and a sun hat are recommended. Tour is wheelchair and stroller accessible and suitable for all ages.
Willow Bend Environmental Education Center is a 501 © 3 non-profit organization providing education outreach services that build environmental awareness and an ethic of responsible stewardship of our natural and cultural resources.
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Please join us for an evening of short videos and a conversation regarding the history and restoration of Glen Canyon. We will screen a new short about the legendary river runner Ken Sleight followed by a Katie Lee segment. After the videos we will discuss the reality of a restored canyon and GCI's current projects. Glen Canyon Institute is a 21 year old 501(c3) non-profit dedicated to the restoration of Glen Canyon and a free flowing river through the Grand Canyon.
Flagstaff's annual Colorado River Community Art Show is a free event to celebrate the Colorado River and the local artists it inspires. Please join us for the opening reception from 5-8pm Friday September 7th for a chance to meet the artists and enjoy live music. Free food will be provided. The artwork will be on display at The State Bar in downtown Flagstaff for the month of September. Please note this is a draft notice so check back for updates!
We're bring the good vibes of river jams to the First Friday art walk in downtown Flagstaff. Join Raillery as they again play a river inspired show from one of their favorite stages, an incredible collection of wooden boats in the Criollo back plaza. Join Raillery for a Wooden Boat, River Inspired, Concert in the Criollo back plaza. Friday September 7th, 6 to 9 pm, 12 N. San Francisco St.
Location: 12 N. San Francisco St.
River Day @ MNA will be hosted by MNA and the Rumble Arts Collective. Rumble Artists will share river related work all day in the Murseum of Northern Arizona's courtyard. Local flagstaff bands as well as Havasupai and Hopi dance groups will perform throughout the day. Native American youth art will be on display and select youth participants will receive the Bahe Whitethorne Jr. Emerging Artists Award. $12 Adults: $10 Senior & Military, $8 Youth (10-18), Native American & Student (with ID) [Please Note: As of June 11. 2018, this is a draft event. Check back in for updates closer to the event time!]
Joe Shannon, retired NAU aquatic ecologist, will talk about the status of Lake Powell and other short term upper basin projects. This event is Free and open to the public
Meet at the main (upper) entrance to Picture Canyon off of Hwy 66 at 8:00 a.m. We will take about 3 hours to bird and hike around 2 to 3 miles at Picture Canyon (duration and distance will depend on weather and quality of birding). Bring water, snacks, and binoculars. Leader is Trevor Hinkley, Northern Arizona Audubon Society Picture Canyon Steward. Contact him for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org or (618) 967-1157
Doors open at 7:30PM
Please join us in celebrating our great river! The Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival will be opening the archives and selecting the best Colorado River films we've screened over the past decade. We'll also have our resident storytellers in the house spinning River Yarns that will put us on the banks and under the Grand red walls.
Location: Orpheum Theatre, 15 W. Aspen Ave.
6:00PM to 7:00PM - Music with Ed Kabotie
7:00PM to 8:00PM - Presentation
Ed Kabotie, in collaboration with the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office, will share a cultural perspective of the Colorado River in celebration of the Museum of Northern Arizona's recent acquisition of Fred Kabotie's 'Hopi Snake Clan Story' which depicts the story of the very first river runner.
Admission is $5 for non-members; members are free.
For more information contact the Museum of Northern Arizona at 928-774-5213.
Location: Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N. Fort Valley Rd.
Sponsored by Sierra Club's Grand Canyon Chapter and the Arizona Hydrological Society
The Colorado, an epic film about North America’s wildest river, will be screened at the Prochnow Auditorium in Flagstaff on September 6th 2017. The event is free for the public and is jointly sponsored by the Arizona Hydrological Society and Sierra Club.
Narrated by stage legend and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance, The Colorado covers a wide range of topics including the earliest settlements in the region; European and Anglo-American explorations in the 18th and 19th centuries; the dam-building era and its consequences; agriculture and immigration; the impact of climate change on the region; and the fate of the river’s delta in Mexico.
Five critically acclaimed composers, William Brittelle, Glenn Kotche, Shara Nova, Paola Prestini, and last year’s Pulitzer and Grammy winner John Luther Adams bring their unique voices to this narrative.
The film is inspired by the award winning study Salt Dreams: Land and Water in Low-Down California by William deBuys, who is also the project’s lyricist and co-scriptwriter.
The Grammy-laureate vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, percussionist Glenn Kotche (Wilco), and cellist Jeffrey Zeigler (Kronos Quartet) masterfully perform the one-of-a-kind score.
The film covers a vast geographical region, from the high mountains of Colorado and Wyoming to the delta of the river in Mexico, and was filmed by director Murat Eyuboglu and three-time Emmy-laureate filmmaker Sylvestre Campe over a period of four years.
The Colorado is produced by VisionIntoArt.
Guests can use, free of charge, the parking facility of High Country Conference Center / Drury Inn and Suites, 201 W. Butler Ave.
Come celebrate fish and watersheds and get your hands wet! An educational event for the whole family! LIVE fish, interactive watershed models, games, and fun activities! FREE and open to the public.
For more information or volunteer opportunities contact Moran Henn at email@example.com or call (928) 779-1745. Also check out www.willowbendcenter.org.
Location: Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, 703 E. Sawmill Rd. The event is FREE and open to the public.
The Community Colorado River Art Show officially opens on First Friday! This show will be on view through September. Includes a diversity of media created by members of the Flagstaff community.
For additional information contact Lindsey Jones 602-478-5795 or Julia Vogel 928-380-5755.
Location: The State Bar, 10 E. Route 66