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August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

MUSIC AT SUGAR POND, a new concert series

Featuring International Recording Artist

Annie Sumi

with Hastings’ own Adam Hart opening

Friday, August 12th

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Sugar Pond is an actual pond that is adjacent to Hillside Elementary School at 118 Lefurgy Avenue, Hastings-On-Hudson, NY 10706 (see map below)

Although admission to the park is free, your donations are graciously accepted. We ask that you donate $20 per family, or whatever you can, to support the arts. 90% of the donations will go to Annie Sumi, 10% will help defray production costs.

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“I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world.” – Rainer Maria Rilke ​​​​​

Annie Sumi is a mixed-race, ethereal-folk artist from Canada. Her music is intimate and expansive, inviting the listener into a familiar otherworld. Inspired by the mirrored relationship between physical and emotional landscapes, Sumi’s music speaks of the human experience through the language of the senses.

“Listening to Annie Sumi in concert is like taking a musical forest bath”, says Carter Smith of Common Ground Concerts.

Since 2015, the Ontario-based songwriter has released two critically-acclaimed albums and toured her music across Canada, parts of the U.S. and Europe. Both Reflections and In the Unknown have been awarded with a number of nominations as ‘Emerging Artist’, ‘Female Vocalist’, and ‘Songwriter of the Year’, and received support from national and international radio.

Sumi’s third album, Solastalgia, was written at the foot of Sleeping Buffalo Mountain on Stoney Nakoda and Blackfoot territory at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. The album digests terminology found in Dr. Glenn Albrecht’s Earth Emotions in hopes of creating conversation about the ongoing climate emergency.

“Solastalgia is the ‘homesickness you have when you are still at home’. In a lot of ways, this word shattered me: to be a human and feel a deep connection to the Earth as ‘Home’ and simultaneously participate in the structures we have created to destroy it. Now, it seems like we are slowly remembering to listen to the land and follow the lead of people that have been living traditions of connection and conservation. That space of humility, gratitude, and deep listening is where these songs have come from.”

Solastalgia explores the feeling of homesickness in our environment, in our relationships, and in ourselves. Through song, the artist dares to dream about how community and cooperation could restore the symbiotic relationships on our planet. Solastalgia was released on October 8th, 2021, and is available on all platforms now.

Protect Our Woods is a 100% volunteer effort to inform the community about restoration efforts at Hillside Woods, and our ecosystem. For more information, email protectourwoods@gmail.com



Protect Our Woods Facebook
Hastings Green Website
Hastings on Hudson Conservation Commission’s Restoration Project


Produced in association with Peter Shafran and



August 12
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


River Spirit Music, LLC
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Protect Our Woods
Sugar Pond
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 United States
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