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CHESTER EARTH DAY CELEBRATION


 

Come share some love for Mother Nature during the Chester Earth Day 2024 celebration on Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

There’s lots to do from nature hikes and live music, to a global art project, guest speakers and Earth Day Expo booths.

 

On the schedule:

 

SPEAKERS

 11 a.m. to noon -- Guitars and The Environment -- Leonard Wyeth – Wyeth Architects, 6 Maple Avenue





 11:00 a.m. to noon Margaret Cozens - Long Island Sound Study

Chester Museum at the Mill, 9 W. Main Street

 

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Rhea Drozdenko - Connecticut River Conservancy

Chester Museum at the Mill, 9 W. Main Street

 

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Erica Cirino - Plastic Pollution & Sustainable Homes

The Hive, 1 Maple Street

 

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. RSVP - Justin Fornal – Explorer & Author--Adventures in Ethnobotany, Grano Arso, 6 Main Street

 

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tyler Hurlburt - Renewable Energy Investing

Energea, 52 Main Street

 

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Organic Wine Seminar - Ct River Wine and Spirts

191 Middlesex Ave.

 

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Joe Atwater - CT Audubon Society

Chester Museum at the Mill, 9 W. Main Street

 

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Ian Gibson - Ask the Farmer

Grano Arso, 6 Main Street

 

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Andrew Labonte - Moose in Connecticut

Chester Museum at the Mill, 9 W. Main Street

 

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Kate Dzikiewicz - Greenwich Tree Conservatory

Village Bistro, 59 Main Street

 

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Bushy Hill Nature Center - Turtles & Invasive Species

Amphitheater, 1 Spring Street

 

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Suzanne Thompson of Save the Sound - Saving our Land, Air, and Water Together, Village Bistro, 59 Main Street

 

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mike Silvestrini - Big Life Foundation

Energea, 52 Main Street

 

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. From the Ground Up: Building a Home with the Earth and Health in Mind, Erica Cirino and Leonard Wyeth--Wyeth Architects, 6 Maple Ave

 

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Paul Colburn - Black Bears in Connecticut, The Hive, 1 Maple Street

 

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Climate Action Locally, Christine Palm, Connecticut House of Representatives, Chester Museum at the Mill, 9 W. Main Street

 

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Doe Boyle - Children’s Nature and Science Author

Amphitheater, 1 Spring Street

 

ACTIVITIES/ENTERTAINMENT

 

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. StoryWalk, grab-n-go craft and raffle for a nesting ball + autographed book “Superlative Birds” by Leslie Bulion.

Chester Public Library, 21 Main Street

 

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Music on The Lawn - Brian Dolzani performs the songs of Neil Young Acoustic Music 

 

Nature Hikes - Steward Outdoor School - Jen Maliguti, North Quarter Park, 145 Main Street

12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.

1:30 p.m.- 2 p.m.

4:30 p.m.– 5 p.m.

 

1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Glass Blowing Demonstration, Atmosphere

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Music on The Lawn - Singer-songwriter Frank Critelli performs -

AcousticMusic.Org, 4 Maple Street

 

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Guided Tours with Sara Holmes of Wyeth Architects, BuildGreenCT, Wyeth Architects, 6 Maple Street

 

1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Music on Main - Auburn Mode Duo: Alan Venitosh and Rich Forrestal​, The Wayfinder Society, 14 Main Street

 

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wine Tasting - Chester Package Store, 1 N. Main St

 

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ongoing Tours - The Recycle House, 6 Spring Street

 

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Honeycone Craft Ice Cream - Special Offer for customers bring reusable cups!

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Global Art Exchange—Get creative and share your love for the planet with this art project that will travel around the world!

 

EARTH DAY EXPO BOOTHS from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Main Street, Chester Village will be pedestrian-only during this time

 

Global Art Exchange

Connecticut Audubon Society

Chester Sustainability Team (Check out the Green Raffle!)

Sweet Willow Farm Honey

Fat Stone Farm

Seed and Soil

Bramble Collective

Leaf Haven

Steward Outdoor School

Recycling with Erica Cirino

Chester Rotary / Conservation Commission (Free pollinator plants while supplies last)

Garden Goddess

Free Henna & Face Painting - Designs by Morgan

Connecticut River Conservancy

OTTO - Pizza by The Slice

Doggie Barks


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