NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Ecofest celebrated its 25th anniversary in Times Square Sunday, with an assortment of childrenâs concerts and performances and some lessons in going green for people of all ages.
The event was held along Broadway between 45th and 47th streets between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.READ MORE: Parents Of Gabby Petito Expected To Hold Press Conference Tuesday On Long Island
Featured performers included the environmental magician the Amazing Ken, singer Al Smith, and the Rivertown Kids community chorus â a group of youth musicians formed by the legendary Pete Seeger with a mission of spreading the word about environmental and social justice.
The event also included a 10-foot snowman, a ârecycling Olympicsâ competition, and a Tibetan sand mandala.
âYou can definitely see how global warming has affected the snowman in Times Square in the middle of August,â a spokeswoman for the festival said.READ MORE: Caught On Video: Police Say Man Suspected Of Robbing 7 Unsuspecting Seniors In The Bronx
This yearâs Ecofest also featured an alternative fuels display that demonstrated numerous alternative energy vehicles â some of which are already used by New York city and state agencies.
Ecofest was launched a quarter century ago as an event for people to get information and get involved in environmental protection.
You May Also Be Interested In These StoriesMORE NEWS: New York City Teachers, Staff Face New Vaccine Deadline, But Some Look To Push Legal Battle To Supreme Court
[display-posts category=”news” wrapper=”ul” posts_per_page=”4″]