Friday, May 30, 2008

The Gowanus Goes Green

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy is organizing a green festival this Sunday, June 1st, from 11am to 6pm. It will be held at The Yard, a great outdoor venue on Carroll, between Bond and Nevins. It is free and packed with activities, such as:
  • Live music from the Defibulators (a Brooklyn-based rockabilly/hillbilly band) at 12:00 and 2:30
  • Food and beverages available for purchase from V-Spot vegan restaurant, Union Hall, and the Treats Truck
  • Children’s activities including fun, do-it-yourself art projects using discarded materials and led by RePlayGround, a letter-writing campaign with Parents for Climate Protection, natural toys and arts and crafts with Waldorf Handworks, organic baby and toddler clothes from Farmer Kids and face painting with Sharon Enlow
  • A raffle with all kinds of great, green prizes
  • A working ambulance (provided by FDNY) and a display of AdRide recumbent bikes for children to explore.
  • The Dept. of Environmental Protection is planning to send a boat called the Jamaica Bay which will be available for viewing.
For more information, please visit or call Lauren at (718) 858-0557.
The Gowanus Canal Conservancy is dedicated to being the steward for
the preservation, restoration and green development of the Gowanus
Canal and environs for the greater good of the community.

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