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Our 7th Annual Festival will continue to be “chock-full” of educational opportunities to help sharpen your “eco-knowledge.” And like last year, we’ll have a dedicated section to kid activities — including crafts, music, art and exciting hands-on fun for everyone
Current Schedule of Activities
Lions Club “Lose the Litter”
Join your friends and neighbors to clean up Newtown’s streets. Gift certificates for free ice cream Sundaes from Ferris Acres Creamery are hidden around town and your team may be the lucky crew to win one as you “tackle the trash”!
A Music Celebration for the Earth (Kid’s Section)
Join us for a community music making celebration to honor Earth Day hosted by SOUND and Music Together® of Monroe/Newtown. Music Together® will kick things off with an interactive experience of joyful songs & movement in observance of Love, Peace, & Nature and then SOUND will lead the group through a lively multigenerational Drum Circle. While we’ll have some drums, please bring your own for the drum circle in case we do not have enough.
“Cooking with the Sun” (Kid’s Section)
Learn how to use a solar oven to turn your next back-yard BBQ into something special!
Birds of Prey Exhibit (Kid’s Section)
11:30am and 12:30pm talks
Sponsored by the good folk at The Sharon Audubon Center, this is your chance to meet one of their hawks and owls up close and personal. Hurt in the wild and now cared for by Sharon Audubon, these magnificent birds are the ambassadors for their species. Stop by to learn about these wonderful aviators and the Audubon’s work in rehabbing and releasing them.
“Inside the Hive” w/ Beekeeper Jeff Shwartz (Kid’s Section)
Jeff Shwartz is on the board of directors for southwestern CT’s Backyard Beekeeper Association and is a wealth of knowledge about honeybees. He’ll bring his honeycomb and bees (locked tightly in glass) to discuss the benefits of our insect friends and beekeeping in our community.
Taiko Drumming w/ Fraser Woods School (Kid’s Section)
Get your beat on with this afternoon rhythm session!
“Bring Your Bill”
Your electric bill that is. Stop by the Sustainable Energy Commission’s booth to save money on your electric bill by signing up for clean energy. Do the right thing for your pocket and the environment.
Live Music @ The Earth Stage
Featuring local musicians, ensembles, and bands, our Earth Day 2014 stage will keep you smiling and dancing all day long! Check out our current schedule!
Come hungry and make plans to either grab lunch, some tasty snacks, or great beverages while browsing our festival. Featuring Aquarian Caterers global cuisine, My Place pizza, Biscotti Etc., Catering by Roxanne’s grilled favorites, Geppeto’s Italian Ice and great java from Candlewood Roasters, our Food Court offers plenty of options for everyone!
DON’T MISS OUR VENDOR FAIR!
From“green” merchants to school clubs and town associations, Newtown’s Earth Day Festival is the one place to learn how “easy it is to be green!” Want to be a vendor – sign up now!
– Browse the NHS Hockey Team Booster Club Tag Sale
– Tie-Dying & Eco-Crafts
– Seed Balls and Pottings
– Composting & Gardening Fun with Fairfield County Co-Op
– Knitting with Nicole Christensen
– Bike Safety Check with Sandy Hook Cycle
– Puppet-Making from Recycled Materials w/ Geppeto’s Italian Ice