Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Green Theme for Upcoming Third Ave. Festival in Bay Ridge

The Third Avenue Festival, a Bay Ridge tradition in its 36th year, will have an eco-spin this year. It's the first "Green" Festival, and it will take place on Sunday, October 4, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. along Third Avenue in Bay Ridge from 69th Street to 95th Street.

Vendors will be encouraged to enter green displays and attractions into a contest, and I'll be there as one of the judges.

Attractions already lined up are solar-powered hot tubs, thanks to Super-Roofer’s Bill Boshell, and solar-run cellphones, as well as energy-generating bicycles outside Mike Kaspar’s Tri & Runs at 81st Street.
The Green Pioneer Award will be announced at the 16th Annual Pioneers Champagne Cocktail Reception at the Café Remy on October 26.

Robert Redford in Brooklyn At BAM

Robert Redford was at BAM this past Sunday to speak about his career in film as well as his environmental activism. And while he didn't have enough time to talk about the environment, you can read my story about it anyway, because, well, isn't he awesome?

And since this
is an eco blog, check out Redford's own environmental blogging at the Huffington Post.

Credit: BAM/Elena Olivio

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