Lions Club “Lose the Litter”
Join friends and neighbors to help clean up Newtown’s streets and “tackle the trash”!
National Anthem — Major & Minor Choir
New Fairfield’s School of Rock band will wow you with their chops.
Fronted by Eli Holmes, this local band will impress you with their originals and passion for connecting with their audience.
An award winning new age recording artist and Newtown local, Auerlia has an ethereal voice that blends seamlessly with her lush melodies for a unique musical and healing experience.
11:15 and 11:45am
Middle School Front Porch
Fraser Woods Montessori Taiko Drumming
Don’t miss the fantastic beats and rhythms of these ancient style drums as performed by the students of Fraser Woods — a festival highlight!
This Danbury sextet will get your afternoon rocking with classic tunes from the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi and Pink.
All About Bees & Wasps
A long time friend of our Festival, Jeff Shwartz will fill your head with the wonders and accomplishments of nature’s winged friends. Stifle your fear and feed your curiosity with this great up close discussion.
Comprised of father and son guitarists, John Eurell Sr. and Jr., Sundad’s live performances are filled with beautiful rythyms, harmonies, and chord changes. The original repertoire consists mainly of finger-style acoustic guitar instrumentals that have been described as “World Fusion, New Age” and Jam-Band music. Website: www.sundad.com
1:00– Activities Section
Festival Family Fun
From sack, water balloon and three-legged races to a massive tug of war, these family friendly contests will surely bring a smile to your face.
Birds of Prey
Festival-goers get to meet 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. It is a great opportunity to learn about these wonderful aviators and the Audubon’s work in rehabbing and releasing them. Check them out on Facebook or the web.
A town favorite, Mark Barden and his band are back with great licks, jamming tunes and an anticipated set of crowd-pleasers to close the day. Website: https://www.facebook.com/AlternateUniverse2010
An abundance of lunch options, tasty snacks, and great beverages were available as folks browsed our festival. Featuring My Place pizza, Catering by Roxanne, Aquarian Catering, coffee/breakfast sandwiches and tasty pulled pork by Butcher’s Best, yummy maple popcorn from Aradia Farm, our Food Court offers plenty of options for everyone!
- Get Your Face Painted
- Tie-Dye T-Shirts & Make Eco-Crafts
- Make Your Own Seed Balls and Pottings
- Create Pinecone Bird Feeders with Pondview Inspections
- Build Bird Houses with Mojo-Meister Ben Toby
- Learn About Composting & Gardening Fun
- Learn How to Knit with Nicole Christensen
- Get a Bike Safety Check with Sandy Hook Cycle
- Save Money on Your Electric Bill w/ the Sustainable Energy Commission
A GREAT VENDOR FAIR!
From “green” merchants to school clubs and town associations, Newtown’s 10th Annual Earth Day Festival is the one place to learn how “easy it is to be green!” Check out all the great vendors exhibiting this year!