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The YouTube video archive for Sullivan Renaissance

Sandra Gerry's Vision

“My thoughts turned almost immediately to Sullivan County- why couldn’t we do something like that here?”

Sandra Gerry Chair, Sullivan Renaissance


Sandra and Alan Gerry

Sandra and Alan Gerry
Michael Gold photo

Lamp Post in Neversink

“I sincerely believe Sullivan Renaissance to be the single most important program ever undertaken in the history of Sullivan County.”

John Conway Sullivan County Historian

VIDEO SECTIONS:
Events   |   Fireside Chats   |   Seminars   |   Community   |   Radio Campaign

EVENTS

2017 Spring Forum

   

Sullivan Renaissance announced close to $100,000 in grants to support 33 beautification projects throughout Sullivan County at its Spring Forum April 11, 2017. The event marked the beginning of Sullivan Renaissance’s annual beautification contest. Community organizations received grants, and additional resources including flower dollars, gardening information and technical support to help enhance their community. Several projects will also receive help from gardening project assistants and the Renaissance Horticulture crew.

The evening program featured a presentation by Horticulture Program Manager Diana K. Weiner (at 5:16) and Horticulture Coordinator Cathleen Haines about creating and maintaining green spaces and landscapes. They also discussed the benefits of connecting people and plants in public spaces.

2017 Annual Conference - Morning Session

   

The Sullivan Renaissance 2017 Annual Conference morning session, held at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, in Bethel, NY. Set against a backdrop of beautiful, blooming flowers, the 2017 Annual Conference features Inspirational speakers & workshops, Keynote Address "Rural Renaissance: Building Communities Through Placemaking" by Cynthia Nikitin, Municipal Partnership & Community development grant awards, the Annual Renaissance Awards presentation, Announcement of SULLIVAN 180, a new initiative focusing on health & wellness, Garden & landscaping expo, local market & much more.

2017 Annual Conference - Afternoon Session

   

The Sullivan Renaissance 2017 Annual Conference afternoon plenary session, held at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, in Bethel, NY.

Expanding on her morning keynote, Cynthia will demonstrate how placemaking strategies and place-based projects contribute to people’s health, happiness and well-being. Topics to be explored include: increasing access to healthy food, opportunities for play and active recreation, social support and connections, having green or natural environments close to home, and enhancing the built environment to provide appealing, safe, and convenient ways for people of all ages to take advantage of all their community has to offer over the course of their lifetime. Participants will be introduced to the Healthy Community Places Audit and guided on ways to use it in their own community.

2017 Annual Conference - Plants that Drink Responsibly

   

Gardeners sometimes unknowingly choose plants that are not drought tolerant which can waste valuable volunteer time watering in order to keep them alive and healthy. Choosing the right plants capable of sustaining the effects of dryness depend heavily on soil, light, placement, overcrowding, and mulching. Stephanie Cohen, "The Perennial Diva" speaks about the great plant choices available to help you pick the "right plant for the right place."

2016 Awards Ceremony

   

Hundreds of people attended the Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Monday, August 8, as over $300,000 in grants and scholarships were awarded to communities throughout Sullivan County.

The Awards Ceremony was the culmination of months of work on the part of municipalities, community organizations and volunteers to enhance gateways, public spaces and main streets. Of significant note this year was the new Municipal Partnership Program competition which grew from a challenge to towns and villages to join in the Renaissance by enhancing code enforcement, caring for public spaces, beautifying gateways and creating healthy communities. Watch the recorded webcast. See the individual community videos filmed by Isaac Green Diebboll here.

2016 Municipal Forum

   

Sullivan Renaissance held the 2016 Municipal Forum, April 25th 2016 at the CVI Center in Liberty, NY. Featuring Svante Myrick (Mayor of the City of Ithaca, NY) and Wade Beltramo (General Counsel, New York Conference of Mayors & Municipal Officials).

The forum featured Svante Myrick discussing how to "Governing Outside the Box" (at 6:29) and Wade Beltramo discussing "Dealing with Distressed Properties" (at 35:32).

The session concluded with a Q&A Session with the audience (at 1:21:00).

Lloyd Traven - "Bringing Your Awesome Everyday" - Sullivan Renaissance 2016 Spring Forum

   

Sullivan Renaissance's 2016 Spring Forum Keynote

Featuring keynote speaker, and Garden Guru, Lloyd Traven - "Bringing Your Awesome Everyday"

2016 Annual Conference

   

Sullivan Renaissance - "Building Beautiful, Healthy and Active Communities"

2016 Annual Conference Highlights

MUNICIPAL GRANT AWARD ANNOUNCEMENTS: (at 24:59)

Town of Bethel, Town of Fallsburg, Town and Village of Liberty, Town of Thompson, Village of Monticello

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: (at 38:57)

Creating Healthy Communities with Stickier Designs

Mark Fenton is a nationally recognized public health, planning, and transportation consultant, advocate for active transportation, and former host of “America’s Walking” on PBS television.

Presentation of the RENAISSANCE AWARDS: (at 1:50:26)

Recorded LIVE from the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, on March 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM (EST).

2016 Annual Conference - Keynote Address - Mark Fenton

   

CREATING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES WITH STICKIER DESIGNS

Health promoters have realized that simply telling people to exercise more has been ineffective. But we can build communities where functional physical activities such as walking and bicycling “stick” because they are a routine part of daily life. The big news is the very things we do to encourage healthier lifestyles also create more beautiful, appealing, and functional settings, more vibrant local economies, and more sustainable physical environments. This thought provoking keynote will offer a picture of “stickier” communities that all can embrace and work toward together.

For more information about Mark Fenton, visit www.MarkFenton.com.

2016 Annual Conference - Mark Fenton - Plenary Session

   

IMPLEMENTING HEALTHY DESIGNS FROM PILOTS TO POLICY

The premise of healthy designs often gains acceptance while the details of implementation elude volunteers, staff and policy makers. This session will directly address the two primary concerns – understanding the technical details and paying for healthier designs such as Complete Streets – with tools ranging from pilot installations and demonstration projects to policy change and institutional embrace.

For more information about Mark Fenton, visit www.MarkFenton.com.

2015 Awards Ceremony

   

With over $100,000 in grants and scholarships awarded to winning communities throughout Sullivan County, over five hundred people attended the Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony on Monday, August 10 at the Event Gallery at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Watch the recorded webcast.

2015 Annual Conference - Welcome, Renaissance Awards & Keynote Panel

   

The Sullivan Renaissance Annual Conference on Saturday, March 7, 2015 marked the celebration of the program’s 15th year! The morning session features six Renaissance Awards given to ten individuals and organizations. Unlike any time in its recent history, Sullivan County is beginning a series of projects that will move it forward economically, culturally and environmentally. This year’s Sullivan Renaissance Annual Conference brought together, for the first time, a panel of six key organizations to discuss their current and future plans.

(0:14:15) The Renaissance Awards
(0:36:34) The Keynote Panel

2015 Annual Conference - Afternoon Address

   

The afternoon segment contains information of what is new and up-coming with Sullivan Renaissance in 2015, and a presentation about "Community Landscape Art & Practice" by Guest speaker Kirk Ryan Brown, vice president of the Garden Writers Association, who inspires people "to go out and get their hands dirty."

(0:02:01) What's New in Renaissance 2015
(0:07:03) "Community Landscape Art & Practice" - Kirk Ryan Brown
(1:07:42) Final Remarks and Closing

2014 Awards Ceremony

   

Over five hundred people attended the Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony on Monday, August 11 at the Event Gallery at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Over $100,000 in grants and scholarships were awarded to winning communities throughout Sullivan County.

2014 Annual Conference, Local Market & Expo

   

Sullivan Renaissance launches its 2014 grant program and introduces new initiatives for the year. The keynote address by Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick begins here (1:08:00).

2014 Annual Conference Address - “Native Plants & Eco-friendly Landscapes”

   

Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional Sally Cunningham speaking about “Native Plants and Eco-friendly Landscapes”

2014 Annual Conference Address - “Transformational Communities”

   

Communities in Bloom International Winner and Village of Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard speaking on “Transformational Communities.”

2014 Renaissance Forum with Mayor Svante Myrick

   

In partnership with SUNY Sullivan, Sullivan Renaissance hosted an engaging discussion with Svante Myrick, Mayor of Ithaca. Mayor Myrick speaks about the role young people play in community revitalization. (3:23)

2013 Awards Ceremony

   

Hundreds of people attended the Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony on Monday, August 12, as over $100,000 in grants and scholarships were awarded to winning communities throughout Sullivan County.

2013 Annual Conference Local Market & Expo

   

Sullivan Renaissance launches its 2013 grant program and introduces new initiatives for the year. Dr. Tarlow keynote address “The Value of Volunteers” beginning at (53:39).

2012 Annual Conference, Local Market & Expo

   

Sullivan Renaissance will launch the 2012 grant program and introduce new initiatives for this year. Joe Lamp’l of “Growing a Greener World” on PBS is the keynote speaker.

2011 Spring Forum Keynote

   

Value of Quality and Flowers to Tourism and Economic Development. Presented by Katy Moss Warner.

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FIRESIDE CHATS

Fireside Chat Continues

   

Join us for an intimate discussion on community beautification and its positive effects on economic development and tourism. February 25, 2011

Roundtable Discussion with Dr Peter Tarlow

   

International tourism expert, Dr Peter Tarlow, discusses impressions of Sullivan County related to economic development and tourism. June 23, 2011

 

SEMINARS

"How to Tell Your Story through Video" by Zac Stuart-Pontier

   

Learn how to make your videos “sparkle” with hints and tips for telling your story with a professional air. Zac Stuart-Pontier leads this 2015 Spring Forum workshop, held by Sullivan Renaissance at the CVI Building located in Liberty, NY on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Lessons Learned from America in Bloom Communities

   

America In Bloom is nationally-based organization which promotes community beautification programs through the use of flowers, plants, and trees. Founded in 2002, the program was modeled after Communities in Bloom in Canada, as was the Sullivan Renaissance program.

Diana K. Weiner, Horticulture Coordinator for Sullivan Renaissance has been an America in Bloom judge since 2002 and has mentored communities throughout the world. Using photographs, Diana will bring you on a trip across America that will inspire you to bring these lessons learned to your own community! Many great ideas and best practices will be shared!

Volunteer Gardening Training 103 - “Designing, Digging & Delegating”

   

Designing, Digging & Delegating is Part 3 in the series giving instruction on 5 simple steps to a great garden design, how to prepare and divide plants and how to get volunteers to help with the work to be done in the garden.

Volunteer Gardening Training 102 - “Weeds, Shoots & Flowers”

   

Weeds , Shoots and Flowers is Part 2 in the series giving instruction on weeding, pruning and plant choices.

Volunteer Gardening Training 101 - “Soil, Water, Sun!”

   

Showing of Flowers

   

Learn how to mix and match Renaissance Collection plants for the punch needed to take those plantings up a notch or two.

Get Ready to Renaissance

   

This short video gives a broad overview of the Sullivan Renaissance program, and how to get involved.

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COMMUNITY

Sullivan County Community Leaders

   

A short video highlighting the Sullivan County Community Leaders’ involvement in Sullivan Renaissance’s 2016 Municipal Partnership Grant Program.

Community Video - Town of Bethel

   

A short video highlighting the Town of Bethel’s involvement in Sullivan Renaissance’s 2016 Municipal Partnership Grant Program.

Community Video - Town of Fallsburg

   

A short video highlighting the Town of Fallsburg’s involvement in Sullivan Renaissance’s 2016 Municipal Partnership Grant Program.

Community Video - Town of Thompson

   

A short video highlighting the Town of Thompson’s involvement in Sullivan Renaissance’s 2016 Municipal Partnership Grant Program.

Community Video - Town & Village of Liberty

   

A short video highlighting the Town & Village of Liberty’s involvement in Sullivan Renaissance’s 2016 Municipal Partnership Grant Program.

Community Video - Village of Monticello

   

A short video highlighting the Village of Monticello’s involvement in Sullivan Renaissance’s 2016 Municipal Partnership Grant Program.

Sullivan Renaissance Collection

   

In this 15 minute interview Diana K. Weiner introduces the Renaissance Collection, talks about watering and deer resistant annuals with Stephanie Phillips of WJFF.

Plants for Shady Places

   

In this 15 minute interview Diana K. Weiner talks about perennials and annuals flowers for shady gardens.

Sullivan Renaissance – The Granting Process

   

In this 15 minute interview with Stephanie Phillips, Diana K. Weiner talks about how Sullivan Renaissance is funded and who can apply for a grant, its reach and its impact.

Sullivan Renaissance Volunteer Tribute

   

Our volunteers are what makes our program possible. This short video is a tribute to all of the volunteers who work tirelessly to make Sullivan County more beautiful.

America in Bloom

   

Published on Apr 12, 2013
P. Allen Smith
America in Bloom, a non-profit, promotes community beautification programs. It distributes awards to communities that have used flowers, plants and trees to successfully beautify urban spaces.

America in Bloom - Holland, MI

   

City of Holland
2014 AIB YouTube award winning video.

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RADIO CAMPAIGN

These radio ads were created with help from Wayne Smith from Natural Sound and Mike Fisher from FisherMears Associates. Special thanks to our sponsors: Thunder 102/Bold Gold Media and WSUL/WVOS.

2015 Radio Ad - Something to Crow About     2015 Radio Ad – Watchful

   

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2015 Radio Ad – Protective     2015 Radio Ad – Spirited

   

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2014 Radio Ad (Dan McCormack)     2014 Radio Ad (Nicole Slevin)

   

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2014 Radio Ad (Nicole Slevin, Spanish)     2014 Radio Ad (Kirsten Jacobsen)

   

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2014 Radio Ad (Les Kristt)     2014 Radio Ad (Dr. Seibert)

   

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2014 Radio Ad (Melinda Cormier)     2014 Radio Ad (Marge Rubin)

   

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2014 Radio PSA (Allen Frishman)     2014 Radio PSA (Yiddish)

   

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2014 Radio PSA (Nicole Slevin)     2014 Radio PSA (Spanish)

   

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