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Keeping it Green, North Hempstead Hosts EcoFest 2012

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Keeping it Green, North Hempstead Hosts EcoFest 2012
Central Park Zoo Performances among Festival Highlights
Albertson, NY– Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the North Hempstead Town Board invite all Town residents and visitors to join them at the 7th Annual EcoFest, a free two-day interactive environmental festival at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson.

EcoFest will take place Saturday and Sunday May 5th and 6th from 11:00am to 5:00pm with gates opening to the public both days at 10:00am.

“It really is a fun and educational festival that gives residents of all ages an opportunity to celebrate our environment,” said Supervisor Jon Kaiman. “Children love the live music and wildlife displays, while parents can enjoy a stroll through 12-acre botanical garden.”

The 2012 EcoFest will feature live music from the Long Island hit band, Strummin’ and Drummin’ with Chris and Matt Marshak, complete with their unique brand of skits, stories and refreshingly catchy songs for children.

In addition to crafts and lawn games, Erik’s Reptiles Adventures will wow onlookers with an eye-opening wildlife showcase. The Red Storm Drum and Dance Troupe will also present interactive storytelling and workshops.

EcoFest ’12 will also feature Volunteers for Wildlife, the Long Island Children’s Museum and Christopher Agostino’s Transformation Face Painting.

A special performance by the Central Park Zoo Wildlife Theater called “Butterfly Boogie” and “Polar Opposites” is a new addition to this year’s EcoFest.

Residents can log on to North Hempstead’s Facebook page for prizes and giveaways prior to EcoFest 2012 at www.Facebook.com/TownofNorthHempstead.

Clark Botanic Garden, North Hempstead’s living museum, educational facility and bird sanctuary, is located at 193 I.U. Willets Road in Albertson. For more information please call 311.

North Hempstead’s 2012 will feature an eye-opening wildlife showcase
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