With giant puppets and creative costumes, performances and a river cleansing, Earth Celebrations’ Procession for Climate Solutions will have the East Village seeing, thinking and sounding green on Sat., May 13.
Things will kick off at 11 a.m. with an opening ceremony at the Sixth Street Community Center, at 638 E. Sixth St., between Avenues B and C. The procession will then wend its way through the neighborhood, with stops every 10, 15 or 20 minutes or so at a different community garden, before finishing up in the northern end of East River Park — the part of the park that has not been clear-cut yet for the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. In all, there will be 21 site performances.
A highlight along the route will be at La Plaza Cultural de Armando Perez garden, at the southwest corner of Ninth Street and Avenue C, where, at 12:40 p.m., there will be a “Birth of Climate Solutions” performance.
At 3:45 p.m., the pro-environment parade will file into East River Park for an hour of performances at four separate sites, followed by a finale at 4:45 p.m.
The rain date is Sun., May 14.
Volunteers are still needed.
Led by Felicia Young, Earth Celebrations has been raising climate consciousness long before it became cool and mainstream, or as the group says, “30 years mobilizing environmental action through the arts.”
For more information, visit earthcelebrations.com.
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