Earth Day Celebration and Concert
Presented by the City of Manhattan Beach and V.O.I.C.E (Volunteers and Organizations Improving the Community’s Environment)
- Date: 04/30/2016 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Location: Polliwog Park
1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
Join the City of Manhattan Beach for the 24th Annual Earth Day Celebration and Concert at Polliwog Park, Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with V.O.I.C.E (Volunteers and Organizations Improving the Community’s Environment), will host the day's events featuring a large assortment of fresh food and family fun; including music, games, eco-friendly products and information on the City of Manhattan Beach’s efforts toward making our city a greater and greener place to live, play and work.
The first “official” Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970. People from around the nation got involved in efforts to help protect the environment. Since then, Earth Day has been celebrated in countries all over the world.
The first Earth Day celebration in the City of Manhattan Beach was held in 1992 at Polliwog Park and has grown to include more than 7,000 participants annually.
Download a copy of the 2016 Earth Day flyer (PDF).
Volunteers are needed and appreciated to help make Earth Day events possible. If you, your community group, or organization are interested in volunteering at the Earth Day event, please contact the volunteer coordinator, Michelle Ami. Signing up in advance helps with planning, however walk-ins are always welcome. On the day of the event, go to the V.O.I.C.E. booth to get a name tag prior to your shift.
Events (Subject to change)
|11:00 AM to 4:00 PM||
Document Shredding and E-Waste collection at Manhattan Beach Middle School (MBMS), 1501 North Redondo Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
|12:00 PM||Ron the Dyno Guy (Live music for kids)
|1:00 PM||Environmental Hero Awards|
|1:30 PM to 3:30 PM||Live music by Rewind (Rock tribute covering 1970s to now)|
|3:30 PM||Eco-Quiz Giveaway|
Eco Stage Schedule (Subject to change)
|11:30 AM to 11:50 AM||Living Sustainably: presented by Grades of Green|
|12:00 PM to 12:20 PM||Labeling Food Containing GMOs (Jim Montgomery)|
|12:30 PM to 12:50 PM||Sustainable Landscaping and Waterwise Gardens (Mike Garcia)|
|1:30 PM to 1:50 PM||Beekeeping: Learn All About Bees!|
|2:00 PM to 3:30 PM||Nihoa (ukulele music with original songs about the environment)|
- Bring gently used, clean, professional and casual clothes as well as used prescription glasses to the V.O.I.C.E booth.
- Battery recycling and printer toner cartridges at the City's Going Green booth.
For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email.