Celebrate Earth Day At Earthfest 2009 At Crandon Park 4/19/09

Celebrate Earth Day At Earthfest 2009 At Crandon Park Visitors And Nature Center, Sunday, April 19, 2009, 10 A.M. To Sundown

Event Features Live Music, Spoken-Word Performances, Hands-On Workshops, Eco-Tram Tours, Nature Walks, Community Drum Circle, Green Mobility Bike valet service and Much More

In honor of Earth Day, Miami-Dade Parks & Recreation and Earth Learning present the annual Earthfest 2009, an event for the whole family on Sunday, April 19, 2009, 10 a.m. to sundown, at the Crandon Park Visitors and Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd., located at the North Beach entrance of Crandon Park. Admission is free. Parking at Crandon Park is $5.

The day-long event will feature “green” vendors offering earth-friendly products such as clothing made from eco-friendly materials, accessories and gifts made from recycled newspaper, eco-friendly products for children and infants, the Smart Car, an electronics recycling center, environmental educational organizations, vegetarian food vendors, and much more. To encourage bicycling to the event, Green Mobility Network will offer a free bike-valet service, parking bikes in a secured area.

Workshops will also be going on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on topics including:
· Greening every room in your house
· Reducing your electric bill
· Rain barrel construction
· Organic gardening
· Raw food preparation
· Deep ecology and more

The Miami-Dade Parks EcoAdventures staff of naturalists will provide Eco Tram Tours of the Bear Cut preserve and guided nature walks through Coastal Hardwood Hammocks. Other activities include a Discovery Lab, a Kidz Corner, previews of Disney Nature’s film Earth, a drum circle, and much more.

Earthfest will also feature performances starting at 2 p.m. with the Spam Allstars, Patxi Pastor Band, Song of the Soul, and GSR. For detailed bios of the artists and for more information on Earthfest 2009, please visit the website at www.earthfest.us or call the Crandon Park Visitors and Nature Center at 305-361-6767, ext. 112.

Earthfest is presented by Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation and Earth Learning. It is funded in part by Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Department and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Carlos A. Gimenez, District 7. Sponsors include Nature Disney, Whole Foods Marketplace, Natural Awakenings Magazine, Imagine Miami, The City of Miami Office of Sustainable Initiatives, Green Mobility, WLRN Public Radio, The New Times, and CBS Outdoor Advertising.

Miami-Dade Parks creates outstanding recreational, natural and cultural experiences to enrich you and to enhance our community for this and future generations.