A Community Festival Celebrating Earth Day, Art, and Cooperative Collaboration

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The St. George Day Festival, a local Earth Day and arts celebration, will take place Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 11am to 5pmin and around Tompkinsville Park 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 the NYPD rock-climbing wall, the Tottenville High School Green Technology Club promoting alternative energy solutions by displaying their award-winning  solar powered vehicle, and the Mobile MarkerSpace “Steam Wagon.”

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Each year, St. George Day features a variety of artistic, creative, and educational programming centered on Earth Day. This year’s event includes DIY activities for all ages (face-painting and hula hooping, to name a few), 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 23, 2016 from 11am to 5pm, visit the festival website at

 Attractions at the 10th 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 Stations – There will be opportunities for adults and children to engage in various types of craft making
Live Music Stage – Listen and dance to some of Staten Island’s eclectic talents
WORD! Stage – Poetry, performance, and storytelling from local writers and an open mic

Kids’ Stage – Fun entertainment for a young audience
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 Park Promoting Arts and Whimsy, “CATPAW,” is the neighborhood organization behind St. George Day. Working in co-operation with the NYC Parks Department, CATPAW creates public programming in Tompkinsville Park, near to Staten Island’s North Shore waterfront. CATPAW first initiated St. George Day as a local art and literary event, drawing connections to the international creative celebration of St. George Day commemorated on April 23.After realizing our celebration coincides with Earth Day (April 22), St. George Day expanded to include environmentally centered installations and demonstrations. Over the course of the past ten years, St. George Day has become Staten Island’s premiere Earth Day and community arts celebration. Visitors from across the Island come to enjoy and engage with the many fabulous performers, educators, and volunteers at the family-friendly all day festival