A Two Day Celebration of All Things Green on the North Fork of Long Island

Grab the kids and go green this weekend at the first annual East End GreenFest, held at Strawberry Fields Fairgrounds in Mattituck, August 1 and 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. The two day celebration is the first of its kind on the East End, and will include 10 live bands and performers on a solar powered stage, local wineries, farmers’ market, renewable energy exhibits, and organic, natural, and hand-crafted products for sale.

“The GreenFest will be very similar to the Green Fairs in Europe and San Francisco where there is a fun atmosphere filled with live music, unique performers, and lots of energy as people learn about ways to go Green,” said Deborah Dufton of East End GreenFest, “It will be a weekend of good green fun for all.”

A long list of exhibitors will be attending the event from many different Green walks of life including: Renewable Energy, Green Kids, Local Wineries, Organic and Natural Products, Natural Health and Beauty, Green Building, Green Living, Healthy Foods and Beverages, Green Transportation, Earth Friendly Fashion, Waste Reduction, Health and Beauty, Local Businesses, and Non-Profit Associations.

Live music is a central part of the weekend’s festivities with many original acts including Jaden South, the Mondays, Reality Addiction and Yukari Roja. The stage is being powered by Go Solar of Aquebogue, NY in what is believed to be the first concert stage ever powered by solar energy on Long Island. The weekend’s performers include African dancers, a contortionist, a POI arts dancer, and lots of other unique attractions including exhibits from the Atlantis Aquarium and The Riverhead Foundation.

A variety of local and national nonprofit organizations including the Sierra Club and Nature Conservancy will be at the event and the GreenFest has teamed up with the Harry Chapin Food Bank as a designated drop off for LI Cares. The GreenFest asks all attendees to bring non-perishable food items, household items, personal care products and pet food on each day to support Long Island Cares.

Tickets for the GreenFest are available at the gate for $3 for adults and children 12 and under are FREE. Strawberry Fields Fairgrounds is located on Route 48 in Mattituck, NY. For more information on the East End GreenFest please visit www.eastendgreenfest.com.

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