The 33rd Annual Flatbush Frolic will be held this Sunday, September 13th, 2009. The Frolic is a free, open air street festival with live bands, food, merchandise, games for the kids, and arts and crafts vendors exhibiting their wares, on Cortelyou Road in the heart of Brooklyn. The emphasis is on local restaurants, musicians, businesses and artists, and this year the theme is “Sustaining Our Global Community”.
For the second year, Sustainable Flatbush is presenting an Environmental Fair at the Frolic, partnering with organizations that represent our four main initiatives: Energy Solutions, Livable Streets, Zero Waste, and Urban Gardens & Farms.
At the Environmental Fair you can charge your cell phone with solar power, learn how to care for street trees or start a recycling program in your school, watch worms turn your food scraps into compost, pick up a free NYC bike map… and much more! Learn about conservation through gardening and composting, lowering emissions with bicycling and solar power, and eating fresh with affordable organics.
Participating organizations include:
- Sustainable Flatbush
Bringing neighbors together to discuss, educate, and advocate for sustainable living in our Brooklyn neighborhood and beyond.
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden Greenbridge Community Horticulture
Promoting conservation and community through gardening activities.
- Transportation Alternatives
Your advocate for bicycling, walking, and public transit.
- Flatbush Farm Share CSA
Making fresh, organic produce available to any Brooklyn resident, regardless of economic status.
- Energy New York – Jocelyn Cohen, Energy Educator and Consultant
Working toward a sustainable energy future for our schools, communities, nation and the world.
- Brooklyn Compost Project
Promoting composting in Brooklyn neighborhoods, community gardens, institutions, and businesses.
- Educating Tomorrow/United Federation of Teachers Green Schools Committee
Our children. Our environment. Our future.
This is our opportunity to share our work with you, and for you to get involved at the most local level: your own neighborhood. We are educating about sustainability all day long so stop by for some knowledge or just a chat. The Frolic takes place on Cortelyou Road from Coney Island Avenue to East 19th Street. Look for the Environmental Fair in front of the Flatbush Food Coop, on Cortelyou between Marlborough and Rugby.