FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2013
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Annual EcoFest Celebration Begins April 27th
North Hempstead, NY– Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the North Hempstead Town Board announce that EcoFest, one of the premiere Spring events organized by the Town of North Hempstead each year, will take place Saturday, April 27th, and Sunday, April 28th from 11:00am to 5:00pm, with gates opening to the public both days at 10:00am. This event is the centerpiece of the Town’s month-long effort to raise awareness among residents about environmental preservation.
The free two-day interactive environmental festival features crafts, and lawn games, musical performances, and tons of fun for the family.
“Clark Garden is a beautiful living museum and educational facility that our residents can enjoy all year round, whether they want to go for a stroll through the garden, or read a book on a bench near the pond. This event showcases Clark in all its splendor,” said Supervisor Jon Kaiman.
“This festival is a real treat for the whole family. Between the music and wildlife displays for the children, and the beautiful scenery of a botanical garden for parents to enjoy, it is truly an event that caters to all age groups,” said Town Councilman Dwyer.
A fan favorite, Erik’s Reptiles Adventures, will be back to thrill onlookers with a dazzling wildlife demonstration. The Red Storm Drum and Dance Troupe will also present interactive storytelling and workshops.
EcoFest is always loaded with fun and educational content. This year is no exception as there will be musical performances from the Hip Pickles Drum Band, who provide “music with a message” to the children. Volunteers for Wildlife will provide fascinating tidbits about Long Island’s wildlife. The Long Island Children’s and Science Museums will also deliver entertaining and informational presentations for all.
Clark Botanic Garden, North Hempstead’s living museum, educational facility and bird sanctuary, is located at 193 I.U. Willets Road in Albertson. For more information please call 311.
The gorgeous tulips in full bloom last year at Clark Garden
Children enjoy one of the musical performers at last year's EcoFest celebration