Here is the listing of Green "Week" activities in Larchmont and Mamaroneck. These will also be linked on the Loop Calendar.
PRE-GREEN WEEK PROGRAMS
MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010
The Great Airplane Contest. Create your own paper airplanes by recycling your unwanted paper and then come soar it at Larchmont Public Library. Prizes given for participation in several age categories and for the longest flight. See the Great Paper Airplane Rules page for pointers, rules and resources, go to: http//www.larchmontlibrary.org/paperairplanerules.htm. No registration required. 6:30.-8:00 p.m.
TUESDAY APRIL 20, 2010
Earth Day Decoupage. Raid your recycling bins and bring leftover glass and plastic containers to Larchmont Public Library. We will use old magazines to turn them into useful works of art. Please register by calling 834-2281.3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
“Fine Cuisine for Less Green” at Plates Restaurant. Dine on a special 3 course Pre-GREEN WEEK menu featuring farm fresh ingredients at a $30.00 reduced rate. Please call Plates for a reservation (914)-834-1244) and mention the GREEN WEEK Special. Choose your dates: April 20-22. (www.platesonthepark.com/events.html, 121 Myrtle Avenue, Larchmont.
WEDNESDAY, April 21, 2010
Earth Day Tree Planting. Sponsored by the Town of Mamaroneck together with local scout troop from Central School. Planting at The Hommocks Middle School.1:30 p.m.
GREEN WEEK PROGRAMS
THIS YEAR, GREEN WEEK, APRIL 22-30, IS DEDICATED TO "SUSTAINABILITY." Attend the Sustainability EXPO at The Hommocks Middle School on April 24th; participate in a program sponsored by the Junior League of Westchester on the Sound or Sheldrake Environmental Center; attend a wine tasting and artist’s presentation or learn flower arranging; support our local merchants who support GREEN WEEK, or walk with family & friends at one of our beautiful local parks. Your involvement will help to sustain our community and enable you to enjoy the best our local shoreline Town and Villages have to offer. Please don’t miss the opportunity throughout GREEN WEEK to sustain neighbors in need in our community-DONATE NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS & REUSABLE BAGS AT PARTICIPATIONG STORES (see below). DONATIONS GO TO THE LARCHMONT-MAMARONECK FOOD PANTRY-lmfoodpantry.org.
THURSDAY, APRIL 22, EARTH DAY
Eco-Friendly Picture Frames. Visit Palmer Art throughout GREEN WEEK and ask about the benefits of using wood and mat board from sustainable forests.1985 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont.
Flower Arranging at the Flower Bar. 7:00-8:30 p.m. Flower sale during GREEN WEEK.
11 Addison Street, Larchmont.
FRIDAY, APRIL 23
Decorate with Flair and a Happy Conscience. During GREEN WEEK learn about and bring home a variety of sustainable and recycled products from FIELD, 2095 Boston Post Road, Larchmont and beautiful recycled paper and green products from REcologie,. REcologie welcomes young artists, ages 8-10, to sell their creations at the store.1969A Palmer Avenue, Larchmont.
Organic and Sustainable Wine Tasting at Post Wine and Spirits, Boston Post Road and Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont; 4:30.-7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 24
Farmers’ Market in St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Visit the Farmers’ Market for healthy local and organic food selections, 8:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Give Back to the Earth: Spring Cleaning at Sheldrake Environmental Center. Please bring gloves, rake & shovel. For details, call Amy: (914) 834-1443; 685 Weaver Street, Larchmont.10:00 a.m.-noon.
LARCHMONT-MAMARONECK SUSTAINABILITY EXPO. Tri-Municipal event sponsored by the Village of Larchmont and the Town and Village of Mamaroneck Environmental Committees. Learn how to go greener at this one day event at The Hommocks Middle School. Showcasing educational workshops and speakers as well as dozens of green vendors and community outreach resources designed to provide practical advice on how to live a more sustainable, healthy life. Highlights include "Ask the Environmentalist" booth, the Compost Corner and speakers Patti Wood, Grassroots Environmental Education; Elizabeth Royte, Author Garbageland and Bottle Mania; Marian Rose, Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition; Rick Harper, Cornell Cooperative Extension; Judith Martin, Green Home Consulting; Matt Slattery, Green Star Energy Solutions and Carolyn Humphreys, Sunlight Solar. $15.00 in advance; $20.00 at the door. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. To register in advance, visit www.larchmamkEXPO.org. 10 Hommocks Road, Larchmont.
Non-perishable food items and in-tact plastic bag donations for the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Food Pantry, happily accepted in The Hommocks parking lot.
Our Not So Garden at Ward Acres. Learn about sustainable gardening-using rain water and no pesticides-at the Junior League of Westchester on the Sound’s garden plot located at Ward Acres Community Garden. The League grows vegetables for donation to a local soup kitchen. Local children and other residents plant seeds and steward the 40+ plots of land; one free sapling given to each participant. Ward Acres, Broadfield Road at Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Andersons Books Brings you Miss Paulene to Celebrate Earth Day with Interactive Story Time for Children, ages 3-6. During GREEN WEEK, donate food at Anderson’s for the Food Pantry and discover featured books on nature & the environment, 96 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont. 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Golden Shoe String & Furniture Sharehouse. Where do gently used chairs and clothes go? Not to the landfill, thanks to the Golden Shoe String and Furniture Sharehouse. These non-profits serve families in the Sound Shore area by recycling and repurposing gently used clothing and furniture. The Junior League of Westchester on the Sound invites you to stop in at The Golden Shoe String to learn about both of these green businesses, make a donation, receive a 10% discount on purchases of $25.00 or more and receive your free gift, while supplies last, 149 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont. 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Mamaroneck Artists Guild Celebrates Earth Day. Artist, Aurelio Castano will demonstrate how he makes jewelry from discarded objects, including necklaces from headphones and rings from old pipes. 126 Larchmont Avenue. 3:00.-5:00 p.m.
Organic and Sustainable Wine Tasting at Post Wine and Spirits, Boston Post Road and Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont, 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Bio-Dynamic Wine Tasting at La Cave Wines, 410 Mamaroneck Avenue, Mamaroneck from
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, APRIL 25
Test Drive A Smart Car. Don’t just look at those cute, yet economical Smart Cars–test drive one! The Junior League of Westchester on the Sound and Larchmont Chrysler Jeep invite drivers in good standing to test drive a Smart Car. Learn about how they reduce the carbon footprint, consume fewer resources, reduce noise pollution and more. One free solar powered PDA charger for each qualified adult driver. Larchmont Chrysler Jeep, 2533 Boston Post Road, Larchmont. 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Shoreline Clean-Up at Five Acres Park, New Rochelle. Ah, crisp, clean, beautiful Sound Shore waters; but sometimes things other than hermit crabs come ashore. Help preserve our shores: participate in a garbage clean-up at Five Island Park, New Rochelle. Dress for the weather; wear waterproof shoes. Bags and gloves provided. Free sapling for each participant. Sponsored by the Junior League of Westchester on the Sound in cooperation with the New Rochelle Parks and Recreation and Sanitation. Please park on Post Road if you don’t have a parking permit. LeFevre Lane, New Rochelle 12.:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Give Back to the Earth: Spring Cleaning at Sheldrake Environmental Center, 685 Weaver Street, Larchmont. Please bring gloves, rake & shovel. For details, call Amy (914) 834-1443; 1:00 -3:00 p.m.
"Fine Cuisine for Less Green" at Plates Restaurant. Dine on a special 3 course GREEN WEEK menu featuring farm fresh ingredients at a $30.00 reduced rate. Please call Plates for reservations (914-834-1244) and mention the GREEN WEEK Special. Choose your dates: April 25 and April 27-29. (www.platesonthepark.com/events.html.), 121 Myrtle Avenue, Larchmont.
MONDAY, APRIL 26
Discover Greener Options for Home and Garden throughout GREEN WEEK. Get a jump on planting season with zero phosphate fertilizer. Make spring cleaning a healthy experience this year with biodegradable cleaning supplies. Make your own soda and save the environment with a Soda Stream. Foley’s Hardware, 2088Boston Post Road, Larchmont. Visit Brewer’s Hardware for organic and green products and a discount on reusable bags, 161 East Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck and Mangone’s Garden Center for organic gardening products, 1427 East Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck.
Dress with Style and a Happy Heart. During GREEN WEEK receive a discount at ANN TAYLOR with donation of 5 or more food items for the Food Pantry, 1919 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont.
Recycled and Used Furniture at Chatsworth Furniture. During GREEN WEEK receive a discount with donation of 5 or more items for the Food Pantry, 151 Mamaroneck Avenue, Mamaroneck.
Go Green for Little Loved Ones. During GREEN WEEK receive a discount on bicycle accessories, green toy products and water bottles at Miller’s Toys & Bikes, 335 Mamaroneck Avenue, Mamaroneck.
TUESDAY, APRIL 27
Celebrate Nature. Nature stories for young readers. The Voracious Reader, 1997 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, 10:30 a.m.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28
Celebrate Nature. Nature stories for young readers. The Voracious Reader, 1997 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont. 2:00 p.m.
THURSDAY, APRIL 29
Visit Sheldrake Environmental Center on your own for a walk in our treasured local nature preserve. Or visit Harbor Island Park or Manor Park. Bring your binoculars and a friend.
Flower Arranging at the Flower Bar 10:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Flower sale during GREEN WEEK.
11 Addison Street, Larchmont.
FRIDAY, APRIL 30, ARBOR DAY
Larchmont’s Annual BARK for the PARK. Arbor Day Celebration highlighted with tree planting festivities where children will have the chance to shovel dirt, water newly planted trees and learn about nature and the trees that make Larchmont special! Mud boots and shovels suggested for all participating children; Constitution Park, Larchmont, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
DURING GREEN WEEK, VISIT LARCHMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY AND MAMARONECK PUBLIC LIBRARY: Take out books on green technology, sustainable development and related environmental topics to educate, inspire and enjoy. Save a Tree: Borrow books. Cut down on plastic: Rent a DVD or CD. Sign up for a library card. Read the daily newspapers and magazines. Save electricity: Computer and Internet use available for all ages. THEY WELCOME YOU!
During GREEN WEEK improve the environment by supporting our local merchants. Leave the car at home and walk to the store.
During GREEN WEEK support the local merchants who will be accepting food donations from you or making their own donations to benefit the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Food Pantry. Check below (see*) for special discounts when you make your donation. Thank you.
MAKING CHANGE CAN TASTE GREAT! During GREEN WEEK, Trader Joe’s will feature shade grown coffee. Or purchase a bag at Auray Café. 97% of the coffee Americans drink is grown in the sun, where rainforests used to be. Loss of rainforests contributes to climate change and the extreme weather we now have. A switch to shade grown coffee will help preserve a cooler planet and critical habitat for wildlife, including the migrating songbirds that nest in your backyard each spring. Every cup you drink counts. Go to www.neotropicalbirds.org to view a short film on shade grown coffee.