Feb. 21, 2013, Phillipsburg NJ — The 5th Annual Earth Day Celebration at Perfect Christmas Tree Farm in Phillipsburg NJ grows one day longer this year. This year the dates are: Saturday and Sunday, April the 27th and 28th.
The farm is easy to find at 999 US 22, in Phillipsburg NJ, just 2.4 mile from I-78 exit 3. The celebration starts at 10 AM and goes until 4 PM on Saturday and Sunday.
The celebration focuses on eco-friendly events that include education and art projects, a Kids’ Zone, local foods, green vendors and products, and entertainment for everyone. There are a variety of displays and exhibits and endless opportunities for family fun. Mark the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, with this two-day celebration.
Hosting a program of activities the Earth Day Celebration features interactive, eco-friendly experiences, designed to raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage sustainability. Throughout the two days there are educational booths constructed by local environmental non-profits and small business groups, performances by local and regional musicians, vermicomposting with Red Wiggler worms and gardening experiences, making wildflower Seed Balls and planting strawberry plant in repurposed containers. There are hay rides and farm animals. The very popular Drum Circle, where young and old find a common rhythm and drum together, is back. New this year is an ‘Act-out’ play written for Perfect Christmas Tree Farm, where children play the characters.
Earth Day organizer, Cynthia Curtis invites the Green Community to take part in this event. “We encourage anyone or any organization that works for the good of the Earth to publicize their accomplishments. Volunteers from youth groups, entertainers and anyone interested in promoting the environment is welcome to join the celebration. We are extending the activities for an extra day and need more participation from the community, than ever before,” she says.
The ever popular Re-Use Market begins at 9 AM, an hour earlier than the Earth Day Celebration start time. Vendors of used merchandise, some vintage and antique, and things made of re-purposed materials, and hand-made goods, set up shop in outdoor spaces. Find, sell, trade, or give away reusable and surplus items that would otherwise be disposed as trash. The goal of the Re-Use Market is to keep clean, reusable materials out of the landfill and put them into the hands of artists, crafters, teachers, and others who can re-purpose them into imaginative works of art as well as useful personal or household items. “We know bargain hunters like to get in early so we are accommodating them,” says Sandy Mitchell, founder and director of Spirit of the Arts Foundation and Re-Use Market promoter.
A free movie, alternative energy demonstrations, hay rides and farm animals, round out the days activities. There are discussion panels, contests, games, giveaways and much more throughout the two-day event. Earth Day is free and open to all ages. There is a parking fee of $5.00 per vehicle. There is no charge for walk-ins. Perfect Christmas Tree Farm is a dog friendly farm.
“One of the benefits of hosting Earth Day is working with the community to create and strengthen our self-image by doing good for the earth,” Christmas tree farmer, John Curtis says. “This event aligns perfectly with our commitment to protecting the environment. We want to come together and inspire our community to do its part in securing a healthy and sustainable future.”
For more information about vending at the Re-Use Market and to reserve a space contact Sandy Mitchell of Spirit of the Arts Foundation at 973-875-2068 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To support this Earth Day Celebration by sponsoring a demonstration booth or activity and participating in Earth Day, contact Cynthia Curtis at 908-387-1225 or email email@example.com.