The upper west side may have a Thanksgiving Day parade, but the East Village has an “Ecological City Recession for Climate Solutions.”
The man behind this 11-mile extravaganza includes Felicia Young, about 500 people, 50 community organizations, 21 parks (including 13 gardens) and a one-year plan.
From the 6th Street Community Center, between Avenue B and C, the jungle team – all sports featuring different ways of influencing the climate – to the Conc Shell Voice and the Ginga Pira Band. , A set of gear drums.
There is a gift exchange ceremony and show at each garden when you re-enter.
Each show is tailored to the theme of the site – the green oasis, for example, is a flower garden hosted by a butterfly and spider dance. The day ended with dance performances at stations near East River Park.
From March to May, the weekly workshops produced costumes and dolls, some of which were sourced from Kombucha Tea Leather Bio Arts Program, Sculpted Seaweed, Sculpture, Mycelium Fungus, and Fruit Color. , Vegetables and herbs.
“Artists and artists hope to work together to make a difference in the process,” said Young, co-founder and CEO of “Earth Celebrations”, which organizes the event.
“My whole motivation came from registering competitions in India,” she said.
In fact, for many years she organized the Spring Ceremony here, protected our community garden, and found herself an activist in her native India when she took a break from EV and there. Focuses on the polluted Vaija River in Madurai.
Says Yang: “As usual, the celebration, which was attended by millions of people, did not last for a week but focused on clearing the river. “Sometimes you can make a difference by putting something unimaginable in there. The project ends but the activation continues.”
More information about Earth Celebrations is available online at earthcelebrations.com and Instagram @earthcelebration.