Through a 55-minute shimmering tapestry of poetry, puppetry, and music on the beautiful grounds of the Catskill Interpretive Center, City that Drinks the Mountain Sky, Part II brings alive the landscape of the Catskill Mountains to portray the ongoing partnership to protect our flowing treasure, water.
This dazzling show, recommended for students in grades 2-12, will take you into the heart of a watershed. See how forests act like kidneys, filtering water as it moves towards streams and reservoirs. Meet the laborers who built the reservoirs and aqueducts and the scientists and engineers who are working on the system today. Discover how this enormous water project brought profound changes to the Catskill Mountain communities and New York City. And explore challenges facing the water supply – infrastructure repair, land-use practices, and the impacts of climate change.
The New York City water supply is one of the engineering wonders of the world. From the Catskill Mountain watersheds, gravity helps to deliver over 1 billion gallons of drinking water to the faucets of more than 9.5 million people in a journey that spans more than 125 miles.
The performance is free - as always, donations are gratefully accepted to support the programs and operations of the Catskill Interpretive Center.
The Arm of the Sea performance is made possible with funds from the Catskill Watershed corporation in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.