The Gowanus Canal Conservancy is hosting a green festival called Gowanus Goes Green on Sunday June 1, 2008, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Carroll Street between Bond and Nevins, including the historic Carroll Street Bridge. The event is free to the public and includes:
-Live music from the Defibulators (a Brooklyn-based rockabilly/hillbilly band) at 12:00 and 2:30
-Food and beverages 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, arts and crafts projects and 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.
Due to the unique layout of the space, there will be plenty of space to relax under the trees while you listen to the band, check out the skimmer vessel, enjoy the different activities and exhibits and munch on healthy treats.
Additional participants include title sponsor Gowanus Green; sponsors AdRide, the Brooklyn Paper, Emphasis Design, and Rolling Press; and exhibitors the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, CeleBritAy, Center for the Urban Environment, Engage Green, Green Spa NY, Greenopia, Movers Not Shakers, NYC Department of Environmental Conservation, NYC Green Roof and Landscape, NY League of Conservation Voters, Park Slope Food Coop, Responsible Green Cleaning, Solar 1, Theo Chocolates, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,…and more!
For more information, please visit our website www.gowanuscanalconservancy.com or call (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.
All participants and scheduled activities subject to change.
Official Website: http://gowanuscanalconservancy.org
Added by checklist on May 29, 2008