Our countdown has officially begun with almost 3 weeks remaining before Sean Meenan’s annual Habana Works Earth Day Expo! This goes hand in hand with the kickoff to Habana Outpost’s 2015 Season on Saturday, April 18th! Habana Works is the non-profit branch of the Habana family, which provides free hands-on programs that celebrate urban environmentalism in the Brooklyn community. This annual event primarily began as a hub network for neighbors near and far to join us in “spreading the love” by participating in the Earth Day program, while sharing resources and ideas about sustainable living! It has now evolved into something much more impactful by fusing fun activities, sustainable information and, of course, delicious Habana food! The Earth Day Expo (11am – 2pm) will feature a variety of guests, along with special surprises from our favorite neighbors: ZZ, Ralphie and Gardell! Alejandro Duran will be our first artist of the season featuring eco-awareness photography. Our full roster of vendors is as follows: The Kid’s Corner – Habana Works will preview its Kid’s Corner season with a recycled arts & crafts project! Habana Works Fan Favorites – Time to “work” for your food! Enjoy a fresh smoothie, blended on our Human Powered Bike Blender! Also giving away Wildflower & Marigold Seeds just in time for May flowers Alejandro Duran – Introducing our first artist of the season, featuring eco-photography exhibition on the world’s trash My Brooklyn Baby – We’re always in the mood for a scavenger hunt! Habana’s neighbor will be giving away nature scavenger hunt fliers to get your little one exploring the great outdoors Lower East Side Ecology Center – Showcases innovative recycling options for NYC residents including free public compost collection and electronic waste recycling Earth Matter – Sponsored by Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and the Department of Sanitation, Earth Matter is excited to talk about vermicomposting with their worm bin Food & Water Watch – Talk about common sense policies that will result in healthy, safe food and access to safe and affordable drinking water Transportation Alternatives – TA Team advocates for bicycling, walking and public transportation alternatives to reclaim New York City’s streets from the automobile Fruiggie – Join in on creative play and artistic expression through materials found in nature such as twigs, leaves and plants. Check out their vegan face painting as well! Provisions – Learn about Greene Grape’s extensive partnerships with local and sustainable farms. Also partake in exploring their “Ugly Produce Decoration Station” Bija Kids– Party rock the day away with Bija and their dancing ribbons! Boswyk Farms – Discover more about hydroponic farming using a demo system, literature and through conversation Kelso Beer – Sample some of Kelso’s fresh spring beers Million Trees NYC – Listen in on the latest information on NYC trees and tree care Greene Harvest CSA – Local CSA signing up for their 2015 season P.S.20 – Fort Greene Public School shares more about urban farming in a school setting Standard Candle Co. – Get your hands on these homemade beeswax candles Trail Blazers Camp – Urban camping for kids within the Tri-State area The Speech Garden – Learn about Speech Garden’s approach to growing communication amongst children
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