Now in its eleventh year, National Grid Earth Day Celebration is designed to educate families on how they can play a role in caring for the Earth and creating a more sustainable future.
This interactive family event will take place on the 1.5-acre interpretive landscape of the nationally landmarked, environmentally "green" Weeksville Heritage Center campus in Crown Heights.
Interactive family activities and experiential learning games, educational materials, and give-away items will highlight the need for conserving energy, recycling in the home, and having a heightened awareness of the environmental and global issues that we face today. Highlights of the day will include free tours of the historic Hunterfly Road Houses, an ecology workshop in Weeksville's garden, and healthy eating and cooking demonstrations.
The Celebration will also include fire prevention demonstrations by the Fire Department, puppeteer Ronny Wasserstrom's Playdate Puppets, martial arts demonstration by TMC Martial Arts, a mobile library unit from the Brooklyn Public Library, an instrument building workshop using recycled and reused materials by educational performance group Bash the Trash and more.
Two years ago National Grid was one of the honorees and part of the Weeksville Heritage Center celebration and advance viewing of the organization's new Certified LEED Gold Sustainable Education and Cultural Arts Building. The new building gives visitors and the surrounding community opportunities for expanded research, education and programming.
"National Grid and our Power to Serve employee volunteers encourage the local community to join us on Earth Day in taking action to help make our communities greener and cleaner," said Ken Daly, President of National Grid New York.
The National Grid Earth Day Celebration is free and open to the public. The event runs from 2 to 6 p.m. at Weeksville Heritage Center, 158 Buffalo Avenue.