Earth Day celebrated at the Main Street Block Party

Brittany Nader

Local vendors and performers will line the streets downtown to celebrate Earth Day at the Main Street Block Party 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Main Street will be closed between Depeyster and Water streets during these times.

The celebration is part of the 7th annual “Who’s Your Mama?” Earth Day and Environmental Film Festival hosted by Standing Rock Cultural Arts and sponsored by a variety of local businesses.

There will be four main ideas presented at the festival: alternative energy, sustainable agriculture, conservation and multimedia environmental education.

“We hope people take away a better appreciation for mother earth,” said Jeff Ingram, executive director of SRCA and producer of the festival. “And, of course, have fun and create good memories.”

The block party will include an “eco circus” parade, puppet theater presentation and a dance troupe performance. Third grade students from Kent City Schools will also share the tree-themed poems they crafted in workshops put on by the Wick Poetry Center’s outreach program.

“It will be a visual spectacle — something you can’t capture on YouTube or with an iPhone,” Ingram said. “It’s something you just have to see in person.”

The event is free and open to the public. For a full schedule of performers and a list of vendors, visit

Contact Brittany Nader at [email protected].