Coming Events:

Peace Vigil each Monday, 5 - 6 PM at the Four Corners,intersection of Kenwood and Delaware Aves. in Delmar. Bring your sign or use one of ours. Stay for a few minutes or an hour. Let's stand together for peace.  (518) 466-1192 for further information.  

BNP Discussion
Monday,  October 5, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Meet at Four Corners, after vigil to determine location
Delmar, NY

Our gatherings here are are always lively and interesting, with many good ideas discussed among neighbors and friends. Contact: 466-1192 for further information. New members always welcome!


BNP:  Making Music for Peace
Tuesday,  October 20, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Bethlehem Town Hall
445 Delaware Ave, Delmar

 Bring your voices,  guitars, drums, spoons  etc.,  and maybe a snack to share.  We will sing and play along to some of the  wonderful peace songs we all know and love. If you have a favorite peace song, please bring the lyrics/music so we can sing along with you. Information 466-1192.


Thursday, October 22,  6:30 - 8:45 pm 
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Ave., Delmar NY 12054

CITIZENFOUR (113 minutes, 2014), is a documentary by filmmaker Laura Poitras. It  follows her 2013 journey to Hong Kong, with  journalist Glenn Greenwald, to meet with whistleblower Edward Snowden as he was preparing to release a wealth of classified government documents. CITIZENFOUR not only shows you the dangers of governmental surveillance—it makes you feel them.  After seeing the film, you will never think the same way about your phone, email, credit card, web browser, or profile, ever again.  Sponsored by Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace. Free and open to the public.  Information:  466-1192.

Film: "The Island President"
Saturday,  October 28, 7:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany
405 Washington Avenue (across the street from the downtown SUNY campus) 
The Solidarity Committee continues its 2015-2016 film series with a free showing of the film, "The Island President" (2012, 101 minutes).  This documentary recounts the story of Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives—a man who not only brought democracy to his country after thirty years of despotic rule but, as president, faced an even greater challenge: a rise in the sea level, caused by climate change, that would submerge the 1200 islands of his nation.  The film captures the struggle of Nasheed’s first year in office, culminating in his dramatic visit to the Copenhagen Climate Summit of 2009.  With the crucial United Nations climate change conference of late November-early December 2015 fast approaching, “The Island President” (described by the “Washington Post” as “riveting” and “dazzling”) provides a model of courageous leadership in confronting one of the great crises of our time. Co-sponsored by Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, the Social Justice Center, and Upper Hudson Peace Action, the film screening will take place in Channing Hall of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, located at 405 Washington Avenue (across the street from the downtown SUNY campus). Admission is free, and free refreshments will be provided.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Information:  466-1192 

Voices of a people's historyBNP Fundraiser:  Music Night & Pot Luck Dinner
Friday, November 6
Pot luck dinner at 5:30 pm

Program begins at 7:00 pm
Delmar Reformed Church
386 Delaware Ave, Delmar

We will begin the evening with a pot luck dinner and  silent auction, starting at 5:30 pm.  Please join us, and bring a pot luck dish to share.   Individual contributions of items or services to the Silent Auction, or direct  monetary contribution would also be welcome. (Checks should be made out the "Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace". ) The  program will begin at 7:00 pm.  A donation of $10 is requested.  $2 for students. 

We will spend the evening with friends and neighbors:  talking, singing and sharing wisdom and experiences from our struggle for peace and justice.  If you would be willing to provide a song (or 2), read a poem (or 2) , or  give a 5-10 minute talk on a topic related to the peace and justice struggle, please email Trudy at  Mark Emanation, Terri Phalen and Terri Robin are  planning to join us.  More information  on the program soon.    We hope to have a variety of music and poetry, and a sing along with the Solidarity Singers, to close the evening.  Join us!

Please RSVP if possible with then number of people who will be attending and if possible, include what dish you will be bringing for the pot luck dinner.  Thanks. Send the email to Trudy at:  Questions:  466-1192.

Tom Ellis: The Unites States War in Laos and its Continuing Consequences
Thursday, December 3, 7:00 - 8:45 pm 
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Ave., Delmar NY 12054

Tom Ellis will  give a talk on the Unites States War in Laos and its Continuing Consequences.  Tom Ellis lives in Albany and works as a teacher.  He is a leader in several social justice groups including the Palestinian Rights Committee and Upper Hudson Peace Action, and has also played an important role in many successful environmental campaigns, including blocking the siting of a 'low-level' radioactive waste disposal facility in rural New York, preventing the destruction of rivers in Canada, creating the community pressure that led the federal government to clean up the former NL Industries factory in Colonie where depleted uranium weapons were manufactured, and educating the public about the just cause of the Palestinians.  Free. Everyone is welcome. Information: 466-1192.