April 17, 2016, Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College and National Grid enjoyed near-perfect weather as they welcomed a near-capacity crowd to the Ninth Annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration. This annual, free community event drew families from across the borough and beyond, coming together to enjoy live music, street performers, and interactive activities and games geared towards educating children about recycling, conservation, and other ways to take care of the planet. The festival immediately followed Brooklyn Center’s presentation of the family musical Clifford the Big Red Dog™─LIVE!
“Brooklyn Center’s National Grid Earth Day Celebration has become an anticipated part of our season each year,” said Jon Yanofsky, Director of Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, “and each year it gets better. I am incredibly grateful to Brooklyn Center Board Secretary and National Grid Manager of Community and Customer Management, Renee McClure, and National Grid’s Power to Serve Employee volunteers for being such a valuable partner in serving Brooklyn Center’s audiences.”
The National Grid Earth Day Celebration is designed to engage and educate families on how they can play a role in caring for the Earth and creating a more sustainable future. Interactive family activities, educational materials, and give-away items highlighted the need for conserving energy, recycling in the home, and having a heightened awareness of the environmental global issues that we face today.