Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents
National Grid Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 3pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College commemorates Earth Day with its tenth annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 3pm. This interactive family event will take place on the plaza outside Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College immediately following the 2pm presentation of Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale. Brooklyn Center’s tenth annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration is free and open to the public, with no tickets or reservations required. Tickets to Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters are $15 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). Both the performance and the Earth Day Celebration are recommended for ages four and up.
Now in its tenth year, National Grid Earth Day Celebration is designed to 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 will highlight the need for conserving energy, recycling in the home, and having a heightened awareness of the environmental and global issues that we face today.
“National Grid and our employees share a strong commitment to the local communities we serve, from playing a vital role in providing safe, reliable and affordable gas service to partnering with organizations to help identify long-term regional needs and priorities. Our long-standing partnership with Brooklyn Center’s Earth Day event provides a great opportunity for National Grid’s Power to Serve employee volunteers to engage with our local communities, especially young children, about the importance of environmental stewardship,” said Ken Daly, President, National Grid New York.
This year’s Earth Day Celebration will feature hands-on activities for all ages that will allow attendees to learn about how to take action in helping our planet. Returning favorites include the New York City Fire Department’s fire prevention demonstration, an instrument building workshop using recycled and reused materials by educational performance group Bash the Trash, puppeteer Ronny Wasserstrom’s Playdate Puppets, circus demonstrations from The Muse Brooklyn, and the bright sounds of Nydia Mata’s steel drums. Other activities will include children’s yoga with Third Root Yoga, arts and crafts with Skraptacular, face painting, and interactive storytellers.
The National Grid Earth Day Celebration at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Whitman Theatre Plaza at Brooklyn College
2 train to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 3pm-5pm
FREE and open to the public
For performance tickets to Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
Online orders: BrooklynCenter.org
Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm
Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600 x3327
About National Grid
National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE: NGG) is an electricity and natural gas delivery company that connects nearly 7 million customers to vital energy sources through its networks in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the Northeast. National Grid also operates the systems that deliver gas and electricity across Great Britain.
Through its U.S. Connect21 strategy, National Grid is transforming its electricity and natural gas networks to support the 21st century digital economy with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions. Connect21 is vital to our communities’ long-term economic and environmental health and aligns with regulatory initiatives in New York (REV: Reforming the Energy Vision) and Massachusetts (Grid Modernization.)
For more information please visit our website: www.nationalgridus.com, or our Connecting website. You can also follow us on Twitter, watch us on You Tube, Friend us on Facebook and find our photos on Instagram.
About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, at affordable prices. Each season, Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Whitman Theatre, including up to 45,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools who attend their SchoolTime series, one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the borough.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Brooklyn Center’s 2016-17 season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of
Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Major support for the 2016-17 season is provided by: Brooklyn College, Con Edison, TD Bank, National Grid, The Howard Gilman Foundation, the Jazz Touring Network, the Alice Lawrence Foundation, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and the TD Charitable Foundation. Additional support provided by CNG Publications, The Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn Media Group, and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM. The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center’s 2016-17 season. Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee’s.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from New York State Assembly members Annette Robinson and Helene Weinstein; New York City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams; New York City Council Cultural Affairs Committee Chair Jimmy Van Bramer; New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl.