FREE Gasland II Screening This Saturday! 4pm & 7pm in Trenton, NJ
Join Protecting Our Waters for a happy hour in Philadelphia followed by a journey to the FREE screening of Gasland II in Trenton, NJ this Saturday, June 15th (two screenings, 4 & 7 pm).
Details for both the happy hour and the screening are below.
Get your tickets now!
Gasland II and Josh Fox, creator and director of the 2011 Academy Award-nominated documentary “Gasland,” are coming to Trenton for a FREE screening of his new expose about the fracking industry June 15! This showing is part of a month-long grassroots tour Josh is doing across shale states. It will include a question/answer and organizing session with Josh and with leaders from New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
This is the only Gasland II stop in New Jersey, and it’s the closest screening near Philadelphia and Delaware. SEATS ARE FILLING FAST! Go to the link below and get your free ticket.
Where: New Jersey State Museum auditorium, 205 West State St., Trenton NJ
When: Saturday June 15: Two screenings, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Happy Hour prior to 7 pm showing:
Please RSVP here to reserve your ticket for the 4:00 pm screening:
Please RSVP here to reserve your ticket for the 7:00 pm screening:
FREE PARKING at the Museum, about a mile from the Trenton Train Station.
4:30 PM: Festive Fracking Resisters’ Fiesta: If you choose to come to the 7 pm showing, please join Protecting Our Waters at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia for happy hour before the event, so we can all travel to Trenton together! (Iris will buy a beverage for the first five people who come to Bridgewaters Pub.)
TIMING FROM PHILLY: Meet up with Philadelphia train travelers for Protecting Our Waters’ social Happy Hour at 4:30pm at Bridgewaters Pub in the 30th St. Station, then hop on Train #9725 at 5:49pm for Trenton.
In Trenton, the Bus for Progress will bring you to the Museum to see Gasland II and take you back to the Trenton train station to catch the 10 pm train back to Philly.
Driving? Want to carpool? Email POW intern Bianca Santos (firstname.lastname@example.org) to connect with others near you.
Note: best to buy your train ticket to Trenton before, not after, the happy hour: if 20 people rush the line, some may miss the train.
Why is Gasland II coming to Trenton? The New Jersey Legislature is considering a vote to override Governor Chris Christie’s veto of the Frack Waste Ban Bill the week following the film showing. This toxic fracking waste ban was passed by a landslide bipartisan vote and we are on the verge of getting enough votes to override the veto. Pennsylvanians are fighting for their health through various statewide initiatives including a moratorium drive, demands for communities’ environmental protection, and efforts to make the government answer to the people, not the gas industry. The Delaware River Watershed drilling moratorium needs constant maintenance to protect our drinking water and the watershed. Fracking infrastructure fights are incredibly important as pipelines and compressor stations snake through the whole region, exploding, spewing emissions, hurting communities and climate everywhere. Josh will be here to lend his energy to these campaigns.
Please spread the word to share the event and invite your friends to the event on Facebook. Ollie the Ostrich has the event posted.
The hosts of these Gasland II screenings on June 15th are: Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Protecting Our Waters, Bus for Progress, Food and Water Watch, New Jersey Environmental Federation, New Jersey Sierra Club. The partners are: 350 NJ * Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions * Berks Gas Truth * Bucks-Mont Sierra Club * ClimateMama * Edison Wetlands Association * Green Party of Essex and Passaic Counties * GreenFaith * Industrial Union Council * Ironbound Community Corporation * League of Women Voters of New Jersey * New Jersey Highlands Coalition * Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry Public Policy Network * WATERSPIRIT.
We look forward to seeing you and your family, friends and neighbors.