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Ossining Earth Day Celebration – April 21, 2012

April 21, 2012 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Ossining Earth Day Celebration 2012
with Stash the Trash & Free-a-Tree Community Action
April 21, 2012, 11 am- 5 pm, Louis Engel Waterfront Park

Earth Day and Stash the Trash 2012

Family Day to Help Keep Ossining Beautiful and Learn About Living a More Sustainable Life

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Looking for a fun and educational family day out that can also help you live a more sustainable life? Come out with your family and friends to Ossining’s Earth Day/Stash the Trash/Free-a-Tree event at the beautiful Louis B. Engel Waterfront Park on April 21 from 11am -5pm.

Featured events of the day, which have been organized by the Town/Village Green Ossining Committee include:

Stash the Trash & Free-a-Tree: Meet at 12 noon at Engel Park, the Joseph G Community Center, 95 Broadway; the Ossining Historical Society at Croton Avenue, the Jug Tavern (74 Revolutionary Road), or Dale Avenue Park to get your assigned clean up territory, gloves and bags. This year, we are pleased to offer biodegradable garbage bags for the clean up & the much sought after Green Ossining stainless steel hip water bottles to all who come through. Come to the Earth Day fair afterwards to participate in activities and have some delicious, healthy local food.

Earth Day Celebration: 11am-5pm: Come to Louis B. Engel Waterfront Park for a fun and educational day with your family, featuring music, children’s activities and information about how to save money by reducing your carbon footprint. Special events throughout the day!

Musicians and Performers:11am – Academia de Musica y Libraria

12 noon – Claremont Chorus (Giosille Shaw)

12:30 – Noah and Rachel Weisbart

1 pm – Mike and Miriam Risko

1:45 – Blake Rowe w special guest Matt Mickelson

2:30 – Mark Cohen

3 pm – Academia de Musica y Libraria

3:30 – Andy Phillips and Steve Erikson

4 pm – Gimme the Mic (Ossining High School)

Stage 2 Demonstrations:
12:30 – Todd Moore low-cost building with pallets (compost bins, shelves, etc.)
1:30 – Energize Ossining – Save Money on Energy
2:15 – OHS Environmental Club Water Club
2:45 – Jilly Puppets Green Puppet Show
3:15 – Hudson River Apiaries– Beekeeping and Harvesting HoneyOther Demonstrations:
11:30 – Invasive Vines & How to Free Trees
12 noon – Using Vines for Fun & Decorative Purposes
12 noon – Stash the Trash
12 noon – Free-a-Tree @ The Care of Trees booth
2:00 – Unveiling of Signage on Sing Sing Kill Gareth Hougham

Ossining Earth Day Waterfront Celebration Sponsors and Vendors:

Town & Village of Ossining
Green Ossining Committee
Ossining Rotary
Energize Ossining
Riverkeeper Ossining
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
The Care of Trees
Transition Westchester
Green Mountain Energy
Viridian Energy
NY/NJ Trailways
Wobble Café
Blue Pig Ice Cream
Club Fit
Green Community Garden of Hope
Office Recycling Solutions
Hudson River Apiaries
Ossining Boat & Canoe Club

Ossining Sailing Club
Shattemuc Yacht Club
Westerly Marina
Girl Scouts of America
Magokoro New York
Bonnie Rogers – Herbalist
Betsy Prokop Jewelry
Scarves by Judith Ann
Butterfly Stones Jewelry
Get Quilted
Mad Mats

Performer Bios:

Mike and Miriam Risko, performers and owners of Mike Risko Music on Croton Avenue, have been providing music to the community for the past 17 years. Their simple arrangements and pure sound will entertain you as they play acoustic versions of some of todays hottest pop and rock tunes.

Blake Rowe is a pianist and songwriter and teaches music at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in Riverdale, NY. His first recording of songs for children, “It’s a Lazy Day”,  received a Parent’s Choice Award and his second, “Circle of Life” received Honorable Mention in the Children’s Music Web Awards. His recording of solo piano music , “Meditations at Midnight” is distributed globally by Naturescapes Music. Tuneful, thoughtful and at times, truly funny, Blake’s music reflects a life of paying attention to the little things that actually make up the real stuff of life.

Mark Cohen played in numerous concerts and radio broadcasts, appearing with Phil Ochs, Willie Nile, Steve Forbert, Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, the Roches, Phoebe Snow, Janis Ian and Richard Lewis, among others, and was hailed as a “recent discovery” by Broadside Magazine.  He opened for Richie Havens at The Towne Crier Cafe in Pawling, New York, on the 39th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival. Cohen’s recent cd’s, “Here On Earth” and “Moments of Grace”, were co-produced by Cohen and arranger and lead guitar player Jim Satten.

Andy Phillips is a long-time Croton resident and a keen observer of the human condition, who plays guitar and writes songs that are sometimes kind and other times a bit more stark – kind of like life. Approaching his music from a rootsy place, his songs are played with a spare, percussive style. He is grateful for the fellowship of Steve Erickson in making music.

Steve Erickson is a long time Westchester County resident who has been performing here in each of the last 6 decades. He writes songs from a reactional perspective. All songs are off menu and in response to an event. He plays the guitar and host of other instruments, most with strings, some without. He’s recently found a fellow musical traveler in Andy Philips and the combination of their talents and their diverse approaches to writing songs has served them well and should for quite some time in the foreseeable future.


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April 21, 2012
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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