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EARLY CAREER PHOTOGRAPHER AWARD – of the Daniel Stewart Memorial Fund

GRANT OPPORTUNITY FOR AN EARLY-CAREER PHOTOGRAPHER   If you are in the early stages of actively building a career as a professional photographer and not enrolled in an academic program leading to a degree in photography, consider applying for a one-time grant of $500, to be awarded after a juried application review. Deadline for submission…

Open Mic Coffee House – GETTING SILLY in SEPTEMBER

Online

Underground Railroad Education Center is excited to host its fourth Open Mic Coffee House. This September UREC is looking for some laughs and lighthearted humor to start the fall season off right! We are inviting you to perform a silly poem, humorous song, spoken word, or piece of comedy to bring a smile this September!…

$10 – $100

Coffee at St. Vincent’s – St. Vincent’s on a Mission

St. Vincent DePaul Church 900 Madison Avenue, Albany, New York

Visit with Paul and Mary Liz Stewart on Sunday, September 19 at refreshments following the 8:30am and 11am liturgies. Learn about Underground Railroad Education Center (UREC), its mission, its initiatives, consider donating your time and talent to the work of UREC, arrange a guided tour to learn more about the Underground Railroad work of local…

Myers Residence Library Development Team

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany, NY

Join with a highly skilled librarian and volunteers in bringing The Myers Residence Library to life! Numerous books have been donated over time and they need to be catalogued so that the library can be open for public use. The Library Development team works together every Monday from 12:30pm – 2pm at The Myers Residence.…

The Myers Residence will be CLOSED

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany, NY

Due to the UREC staff needing to be at an off-site program, The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence will be closed on Thursday, September 23. Regular business hours will resume on Friday, September 24, 2021. Thank you for your understanding.

FreedomCon 2021 – Destined to Engage and Collaborate: Examining the Social/Political Dynamics of Native Americans and African Americans in the United States

Online

Through anecdotal historical and contemporary narratives, this seminar presents compelling evidence that Native Americans and African Americans have provided unique intertwining social, political and cultural contributions to the development of our United States society. This symbiotic relationship contributed to establishing collaborative agency between these similarly oppressed people in their efforts to gain equal rights and…

$10

Myers Residence Library Development Team

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany, NY

Join with a highly skilled librarian and volunteers in bringing The Myers Residence Library to life! Numerous books have been donated over time and they need to be catalogued so that the library can be open for public use. The Library Development team works together every Monday from 12:30pm – 2pm at The Myers Residence.…

The Myers Residence will be CLOSED

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany, NY

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence will be closed on Saturday, October 2. Join the staff at the Hudson River Maritime Museum's Conference - Blacks History in the Hudson Valley.…

Conference on Black History in the Hudson Valley 2021

Hudson River Maritime Museum 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY

Join the Hudson River Maritime Museum, The Library at the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center, TMI Project's Black Stories Matter, the Underground Railroad Education Center, and Harambee/the Pine Street African Burial Ground for this year's Conference on Black History in the Hudson Valley. The focus of this conference is the history of Black and African-American residents in the Hudson Valley, including…

$15 – $30

UREC Reads: Black Reconstruction 1860-1880 (ch. 16) – W.E.B. Du Bois book conversation

Virtual via Zoom

Du Bois, an incredible thinker and author who pushes beyond the limits of the American narrative with his challenging observations and interpretations, challenges and enriches the reader's understanding of Reconstruction. A must read and a great source of stimulating conversation. Please bring questions and comments to this conversation. Du Bois published Black Reconstruction (BR) in…

The Myers Residence will be CLOSED

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany, NY

Because our staff will be visiting the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center in Kingston, The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence will need to be closed for the day. Regular hours will resume on Monday, October 11. Thank you for our understanding.  

Work Party – is calling YOU!

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany, NY

Put on the garden gloves, pick up the rake, and off you go! Would you prefer to work with clippers or a shovel? How about a lawn mower or pitch fork? Are you a gardener? Are you a carpenter? All sorts of garden and grounds activities fill up work party days. Join in the fun.…