Central Brooklyn "PROJECT GREEN 2009"

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FRIDAY, APRIL 24 (10a-12n)
Bedford Stuyvesant
Arbor Day Celebration of Spring
Herbert Von King Park
670 Lafayette Avenue – Brooklyn, NY
(Raindate: Friday, May 1)
HIGHLIGHTS:

Hundreds of schoolchildren participate in planting of Spruce Tree in Herbert Von King Park and performing in unison — for the first time — original Arbor Day songs (“Planting Our Future” and “Like an Oak Tree”) composed by Larry Banks, blind writer/music impresario and New York City Parks  Music and Drama Instructor. Gardening Interns identify trees in the 140-year-old park, and point out flowers blooming from 10,000 bulbs planted last fall.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 25
(12n-4p)
Bedford Stuyvesant
Community Environmental “Go Green” Expo
Herbert Von King Park
670 Lafayette Avenue – Brooklyn, NY
(Raindate: Saturday, May 2)
HIGHLIGHTS:
Eco-News Announcements:

Special “Go Green” welcome and remarks by Nyla Anderson, 7-year-old  Girl Scout (Brownie), on new eco-service initiative;

“Green Teen” Announcement from FlowerWorks and City of New York;

For Families, Young People: Storytelling Hours- Brownstone Books special “green books” sessions; and David Mark Greaves (“Sycamore Tree”)

Origami, Insect Identification Workshop, Bat Calls – Michael Foster, Bio-Diversity, American Museum of Natural History

Climate Change Information- City Tech

Live Animals-Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Newspaper Placemat making-Our Time Press/

Herb-Planting, Clay Pot Painting-Magnolia Tree

Tree & Flower Identification

Double Dutch Demo- Jammin Jumpers.

Finger Print Identification – New York Life Insurance

Information on Children’s Savings – Amalgamated Bank

Eco-Entertainment:

Ancestral “Eco” From the Past – (Legacy Ventures): The Legendary Congo Square Drummers of Prospect Park

Green Rap, Dance, Hip-Hop, Spoken Word-Universal Hip-Hop Parade Association

Composer Larry Banks (“Like an Oak Tree”) Gospel & Von King Drama Group.

Eco-Sustenance:

Water, Vegetables, Fruit – Bed Stuy YMCA and Foodtown
For Mind, Body, Soul:

Healthy Living: Mind, Body, Soul product giveaways – Phoenix Rising, Tioma and Therapeutate entrepreneurs

Second-Time-Around “Reuseable” Treasure Clothing, Books

FREE Massages.

At Home:

At-Home “Green” Cleaning Demonstration, Tips

Energy Saving Tips and Giveaways from Con Edison – major sponsor, Pratt Sustainability & NYSERDA

For Young  Strivers:

Career, Job, Entrepreneur, Education Routes w/Brooklyn College, Vannguard, Job Corps.

Land People:

Gardening Workshop, Seed Giveaway -Hattie Carthan Community Gardeners

Local Planting and Foods – Yonnette Fleming

FREE Compost-Von King Park;

And More.  For info: 718-599-6828 – Alicia Mack, Event Coordinator

Project Green 2009 — produced by LEGACY VENTURES

for Magnolia Tree Earth Center, Von King Cultural Arts Center and Hattie Carthan Community Garden

Major Sponsor:  Con Edison