Looking for a fun and educational family day out that can also help you live a more sustainable life? Come out with your family and friends to Ossining’s Earth Day/Stash the Trash event at the beautiful Louis B.Engel WaterfrontPark on Saturday, April 20 from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date: April 27).
Join your neighbors in the “Green Ossining” committee celebrate all the ways we interact with nature:
Stash the Trash: Start picking up your clean-up gear at 10 a.m. at Louis Engel Park, the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center at 95 Broadway, the Ossining Historical Society at Croton Avenue, or the Jug Tavern at 74 Revolutionary Road to get your assigned clean up territory, gloves and bags. This year, we are pleased to offer biodegradable garbage bags for the cleanup. Come to the Earth Day fair afterwards to participate in activities and learn about sustainable living. “Stash the Trash” is sponsored by the Village of Ossining Department of Parks & Recreation, and the Town of Ossining Parks Department.
Earth Day Celebration: 11a.m. to 3 p.m.: Come to Louis B.Engel Waterfront Park for a fun and educational day with your family, featuring live music, children’s activities, performances and information about how to save money AND reduce your carbon footprint. Special events throughout the day!
Food and Craft Vendors: Over 20 vendors selling sustainable art, jewelry, and home décor, along with food from Wobble Café and ice cream from The Blue Pig! We will also have vendors offering products and services to help you in your every life: from Pampered Chef to Shaklee to the exciting arrival of Dragonfly Wellness Yoga Studio, a brand new business in our community, to help you explore new ways to get your body moving and feeling great!
Live Performances all day –
11 to 11:30 a.m.: Blake Rowe
11:30 a.m. to Noon: Mike and Miriam Risko
12 to 1 p.m.: Our own Claremont School Third Grade and Fourth Grade Choruses
1 to 2 p.m: Irish Music performed by Don Smith and Friends
2 to 3 p.m.: Old-time Sea Chanteys performed by Grammy Award Winner Rick Nestler!
The Ossining Schools will be represented throughout the day in a variety of activities. Earth Day will feature exhibits from the Ossining High School Environmental Club, and volunteers from the National Honor Society assisting around the park all day. We will then leave it to the students to teach us as our fourth grade “Recycle Rangers” will demonstrate our new recycling bins we’ve installed in our parks, and will assist in showing attendees how to recycle properly. As mentioned above, the third and fourth grade choruses will be performing from noon to 1 p.m.
Recycle Extravaganza! Small personal electronics, and Ewaste –(computers, laptops, monitors, printers, copiers, fax machines, servers, batteries, keyboards, mice, wires, computer parts, telephone systems, cell phones, stereo equipment, Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs). $10.00 charge for television sets and air conditioner units.
Sport Swap!: Who doesn’t have old sports equipment lying around taking up space? Don’t throw them out with the trash- bring the pieces you no longer use with you to Earth Day, and swap them for something new. A great way to find a new outdoor hobby!
Educational information about how to live cleaner and greener will be provided by Con Edison, Stop & Shop, The Care of Trees, GreenMountain Energy, the Ossining Boat & Canoe Club, Riverkeeper, and the Ossining High School Environmental Club.
It’s not too late to get involved! We are still seeking student and adult volunteers to assist with the day’s activities.
For more information, go to www.greenossining.org, or contact Sue Donnelly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 914-762-6001.
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