Ossining’s 8th Annual Earth Day Festival – April 21, 2018
A Riverfront Family-Friendly Day of Music & Activities Celebrating Our Planet & Our Sustainability Future
Green Ossining’s 8th Annual Earth Day Festival at Louis B. Engel Waterfront Park will be on April 21st from 10am-5pm. Join the Greater Ossining community in our annual celebration of Earth Day. Bring family and friends. Learn how to live a more sustainable life, visit artisan vendors, and enjoy food and live music on the banks of the Hudson River.
As Westchester County’s largest community-run earth day festival, were adding two additional hours to the Festival (formerly 11a-4p), expecting visitors to exceed 4,000, and will be adding to the 100+ vendors from last year – growing the festival from some 300 attendees and 20 vendors in our first year. We’re planning to have more hands-on activities and educational opportunities for everyone, as well as continuing great live music and entertainment aiming to make it our best earth day festival yet.
“This year, as we celebrate the 48th anniversary of Earth Day, we will focus our theme on sustainable communities, including such things as renewable energy solutions, local resilience and the importance of supporting our local economy as well as the organizations that will help toward that, using and wasting less, being more resourceful, and being a more conscious consumer, among other things,” said Suzie Ross, Chairperson and founding member, Green Ossining.
Featured events of the day include:
- Arts & Artisan Vendors
- Eco-demonstrations & hands-on activities
- Focused Kid’s Activity Zone
- Environmental advocacy
- Zero-Waste in action on the Festival grounds
- Delicious Local Food including vegetarian and vegan fare
- Craft Beer
- Textile Recycling & E-Waste drop off
- Live Music with local musicians and by our stage hosts Mike & Miriam Risko and the Mike Risko Band
- Local “Green” Services/ Product Vendors available for sharing green practices and products.
- Learn about using eco-friendly products & how to save money by reducing your carbon footprint!
- Community Organizations: All existing to help you! Learn more about the variety of groups in our own backyard.
“Ossining is proud to host the largest Earth Day celebration of its kind in the area. There’s no more beautiful place to gather with thousands of people to listen to great music, eat delicious local food, and learn how to better stewards of the earth” said Village of Ossining Mayor, Victoria Gearity.
Ossining Town Supervisor, Dana Levenberg, added “Green Ossining does a tremendous job organizing this popular annual festival. This year’s focus on sustainable communities is an opportunity for us to really think about the many and varied areas that we can affect, collectively and individually, to make our own community one that will thrive for hundreds of years to come. We are hoping to introduce an electric vehicle charging station on the spot where the festival is taking place on Earth Day to make it easier for those making sustainable choices to live in and visit Ossining. “
The Festival is hosted and organized by Green Ossining with the assistance of the Town and Village of Ossining. This year’s sponsors include SBS Printing and Shipping, Mike Risko Music, Good Choice Kitchen, Fable: From Farm to Table, Suburban Carting, Dunkin Kehn, Sing Sing Kill Brewery, Captain Lawrence, and Six Degrees of Separation. Stay tuned for more updates and about other special events happening throughout the day!
For more information including 2018 vendor registration, join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1984841735114396/, or go to www.greenossining.org/earth-day-festival/ for Vendor information.
Limited vendor space. Vendor deadline is March 28th, or sooner if capacity is met.