This came in recently from the Eastchester Environmental Committee:
The fourth annual Eastchester Green Day Festival is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 11 at Eastchester Town Hall, 40 Mill Road, sponsored by the Eastchester Enviornmental Committee.
”We are very excited to be holding our fourth annual event, and once again the good people of Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville will be able to come to the celebration, have a great time and walk away with something, be it giveaways from the vendors or perhaps learning something new that they can do around their home to save money all the while helping Mother Earth,” said Peter McCartt, chairman of the Eastchester Environment Committee.
“There is going to be a diverse collection of approximately 60 organizations participating in various forms including exhibits, demonstrations, vendors and entertainment. I believe this reflects the strength of our community and its commitment to a better world that begins locally,” he said. “If anyone is interested in learning more about our June 11 event or participating should visit GreenEastchester.com. There is of course no cost whatsoever to visit or to participate.”
After a very successful compost bin sale last July, the Environmental Committee will again be offering the popular Earth Machine bins at cost.
“They can cost $150 or more if purchased retail but because we get them in mass, we pay wholesale and sell them for $60,” McCartt said. “We are also going to be selling rain barrels this year, again at cost, so if you are interested in one of those, go to the website GreenEastchester.com and place an order for one. Home composting and harvesting unadulterated rain water are the two best things you can do for your garden and yard and they both help you save money.”
There will be extra bins and barrels sold on the day of the festival but if they are sold out, orders would be taken for future distribution, he said.
Fred Salanitro, town councilman and liaison to Eastchester’s Environmental Committee, commented on the upcoming Green Day: “The Green Day Festival has quickly earned a reputation of being one of the great festivals in Eastchester and the region. It is a spectacular event that is sure to be a day filled with fun and education for the entire family,” he said.
Live entertainment throughout the day will be provided by Annie and the Natural Wonder Band, and Solar Punch, an all solar-powered jam band just back from a third tour overseas, as well as a few other entertainers for young and old including the Musical Munchkins.
The outdoor portion of the day’s festivities will include exhibits and interactive demonstrations on local ecosystems, energy efficiency, composting, organic gardening and alternative fuels. Also on hand will be a Farmers’ Market. The Eastchester Public Library is hosting children’s story times throughout the day with offerings that focus on the environment. The library will also be sharing recommended environmental reading for both children and adults.
Free popcorn and free snow-cones will be available as well as free coffee for those that bring their own reusable mug. Local cuisine from Mickey Spillane’s, honey from a local bee keeper, maple syrup from a local distributor and sweet treats from the Big Girl Baking Company will be available for sampling and purchase.
Broadcast Media Sponsor 107.1 The Peak will be on hand with their Street Team handing out reusable totes, show tickets, CDs and other green goodies.