April 24: GetGreen South Bronx Earth Fest w/ Hip Hop Legends: GrandMaster Caz, DJ Jazzy Jay & MARE 139 @ St. Mary’s Park!

April 24: GetGreen Earth Fest South Bronx

Sat. April 24: GetGreen: South Bronx Earth Fest @ St. Mary’s Park Boogie Down Bronx
12pm-4pm. FREE! All Ages! Feat. Hip Hop legends and pioneers:
GrandMaster Caz. DJ Jazzy Jay and Carlos Mare 139 Rodriguez plus Global Man, the Environmental Mobile, Textile & E-Waste recyling drive, youth performances, eco-centered music contest and more! St. Mary’s Park 146th St. & St. Ann’s Ave, Bronx NY 10455. Rain or Shine! If it rains, come across the street to Betances Community Center 465 St. Ann’s Ave.
Trains: 2 or 5 to 149th & 3rd Ave or 6 to Brook.
Buses: Bx 17 or 19 to St. Ann’s or Bx 2 4 15 21 41 or 55 to 149th & 3rd.

Info: getgreensouthbronx.wordpress.com and facebook.com/GetGreenSouthBronxEarthFest

GetGreen: South Bronx Earth Fest

Saturday, April 24th, 2010: 12pm-4pm
St. Mary’s Park 146th St. & St. Ann’s Ave, Bronx NY 10455

3rd Annual Environmental and Cultural Festival features Free Family Activities and Entertainment

BRONX, NY, April 12, 2010 – A group of local businesses, community organizations and environmental groups announced plans for the third annual GetGreen: South Bronx Earth Festto take place on Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 12pm to 4 pm at St. Mary’s Park, on St. Ann’s Ave. and 146th St Bronx NY 10455. This free festival will celebrate the environment and the culture of the South Bronx with an afternoon full of family activities, entertainment and education.

Featured entertainment includes Bronx Hip Hop legends and pioneers: DJ Jazzy Jay, GrandMaster Caz and Carlos “Mare 139” Rodriguez. Kids will enjoy touring the Environmental Mobile: a nature and maritime museum on wheels – and meeting Global Man, New York’s own environmental superhero. Numerous youth performances are planned, including an eco-centered music contest, and community and business leaders will be honored for their environmental contributions.

At the festival, The Bronx Borough President’s Office and the Office of Recycling Outreach and Education will hold a Textile & E-Waste recycling drive. The public is invited to bring old cell phones, computers, printers, TVs, gently used clothing and sneakers to the event for recycling, to reduce waste and help preserve the environment.

Event organizers include the Bronx Borough President’s Office, Bronx River Alliance, Bronx GreenUp, City Matters LLC, Council on the Environment of NYC (CENYC), LAS Consulting, Materials for the Arts/NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Nos Quedamos, Grow NYC’s Office of Recycling Outreach and Education, the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO), the Urban Divers Estuary Conservancy and Waste Management of New York. Over 30 businesses, community organizations, City agencies and not-for-profit groups are participating in this year’s GetGreen festival.

In the event of rain:GetGreen: South Bronx Earth Fest will take at Betances Community Center, 465 St. Ann’s Ave. Bronx NY 10455 (right across the street from the park).

Businesses and not-for-profit organizations interested in sponsoring or participating in the 2010 GetGreen: South Bronx Earth Fest are invited to contact Lucy Martinez at Nos Quedamos, 718.585.2323. Information can also be found online at the Grow NYC website, www.grownyc.org/recycle.

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