A Community Festival Celebrating Earth Day, Art, and Cooperative Collaboration
The St. George Day Festival, a local Earth Day and arts celebration, will take place Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 11 am to 5 pm around Tompkinsville Park on Little Bay Street, on Staten Island. This free, all day grassroots event features a variety of live performances, art, and activities that are family friendly and geared toward the communities of Tompkinsville and its surrounding areas. Among the highlights this year will be an International Food Sampling Station, the Tottenville High School Green Technology Club promoting alternative energy solutions by displaying their award-winning solar-powered vehicle, and the Dragon Parade.
Each year, St. George Day features a variety of artistic, creative, and educational programming for all ages centered on Earth Day. This year’s event includes DIY activities for all ages, a community picnic area, voter registration and information, space for artists to create and/or hang their artwork around the park, and live performances. Two of St. George Day’s signature offerings, Earth Day Zone and the Festival Dragon Parade, will again be presented. An Earth Day event like no other, the festival invites visitors to imagine the possibilities of what their neighborhood can be when bonded by a deep commitment to the arts, humanities, and the environment.
For more information about St. George Day in Staten Island, Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 11am to 5pm, visit the festival website at www.stgeorgedaysi.com. This year, the volunteer organizers are raising funds for the festival through Indiegogo. For those interested in donating, please visit: https://www.indiegogo.com/
Attractions at the 11th Annual St. George Day Festival:
Earth Day Zone – A special area dedicated to green living and education
Dragon Parade – A walking pageant of dragons, fairies, and people
Art Around the Park – Park fences turn into galleries for the day
Craft Vendors – There will be opportunities for supporting local craft vendors selling soaps, jewelry, and assorted crafts
Live Music Stage – Listen and dance to some of Staten Island’s eclectic talents
Spoken Word Garden- Poetry, performance, and storytelling from local writers and an open mic in the garden behind Every Thing Goes Cafe
Street Performance – Live “happening style” presentations throughout the day
Free Store – Give and take free stuff: repurpose, recycle, reuse!
About St. George Day/CATPAW
The Community Association of Tompkinsville Promoting Arts and Whimsy (CATPAW) is dedicated to providing and supporting exciting, engaging and diverse programming that promotes sustainability through community building, sharing resources and the arts.