A Community Festival Celebrating Earth Day & Art Staten Island’s St. George Day Festival Returns

The 8th Staten Island St George Day Festival; April 26th, commemorates International St George Day and Earth Day in a vibrant and unique coming together of local artists, environmentalists and community organizers.
By: St. George Day Festival
Saturday, April 26, 2014, Noon to 7pm Tompkinsville Park, Staten Island  FREE
Saturday, April 26, 2014, Noon to 7pm Tompkinsville Park, Staten Island FREE
April 4, 2014 - PRLog -- The St. George Day Festival, a local Earth Day and Art celebration, will take place Saturday, April 26, 2014 from Noon to 7pm in and around Tompkinsville Park in Staten Island New York City.  This free, event across from the Staten Island ferry is a community pageant, performing arts showcase, literary event and interactive science fair and will include childrens activities, family-oriented fun, outdoor art installations, live music, street performance, crafts and Earth Day demonstrations. Three of St. George Day’s signature offerings, the Earth Day Zone, the Festival Dragon Parade, and the giant puppet spectacle,“St. George & the Friendly Dragon,” 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 details, visit www.stgeorgedaysi.com.

Attractions at the 8th Annual St. George Day Festival:

“St. George & the Friendly Dragon,” -  A giant puppet theatre spectacle reinterpreting the story of St. George and the Dragon, starring a 35 ft. long  colorful dragon puppet.

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.

Interactive Craft Fair - Check out makers’ wares AND learn their skills.

Kids’ Craft Stations - Two sessions of easy crafts kids can make and take.

Live Music Stage - Listen and dance to some of Staten Island’s hottest talents.

WORD! Stage - Poetry, performance, and storytelling from local writers.

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!

This year's inclusion of Children's Earth Day Zone encourages and inspires attendees to become stewards of the planet and creators of culture. Returning will be festival favorite, the retelling of the St. George and the Dragon myth which transforms the story so that in the end, rather than slaying the dragon, human and creature become friends. St. George Day is a great way for neighbors of all ages to play together at a fun day in the park, experiencing all the pageantry, diversity, art and entertainment on hand, and becoming introduced to greener lifestyles and practices.

The Community Association of Tompkinsville Park Promoting Arts and Whimsy, (CATPAW)  produces Staten Island St. George Day and works 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 over 8 years ago, drawing connections to the International creative celebration of St. George Day commemorated on April 23. Along with Earth Day 2014 (April 22) programming includes environmentally-centered installations and demonstrations. St. George Day is Staten Island New York City's premiere Earth Day and community arts celebration. Visitors from everywhere cross to Staten Island to enjoy and engage with the many fabulous local artists, presenters and volunteers.

Marilyn Zayfert
Tags:New York City, Earth Day, St. George Day
Industry:Entertainment, Environment
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