The festival starts with Hands across the Sand, a worldwide gathering of people dedicated to a clean energy future. Starting at noon, festival-goers hold hands for 15 minutes on the beach in solidarity with others on beaches around the planet. See http://www.handsacrossthesand.com/
At 12:15, well-known local musicians start playing at two stages:
Main Stage (Pavilion)
Graven; Defunked; Altered Perception (http://www.sonicbids.com/
Second Stage (Conference House)
Harry Oppenheimer, Mountain Dulcimer; Gene Gambardella:
On the beach, Kayak Staten Island (http://www.kayakstatenisland.org/)
Young naturalists (and their parents) will be interested in the horseshoe crab walking tours. Walk the Raritan Bay shoreline with Staten Island Museum naturalist Seth Wollney to learn about the life history, ecology, and anatomy of these pre-historic creatures and their contributions to human medicine. Learn about other species that depend on horseshoe crab eggs and how you can help monitor and survey our local populations. Walks start at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. and will run about 45 minutes; there is some beach walking.
Exhibitors include local craftspeople, historic societies, and maritime organizations. Children will be able to enjoy water rides and a petting zoo. Chef Louis Marfoglia and his Community Resources team offer lunch and snack items.