Green Summerfest promises a day of music, fun and learning

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:50

budd lake — Two days of music, kids activities, “green” vendors and food will be available at the first “Green” Summerfest at Vasa Park in Budd Lake on August 13 and 14. The event is a two day “open air” music festival, featuring many of New Jersey’s bands and performers which will also bring an infusion of green ideas by showcasing eco-friendly companies, green products, services, ideas and networks. A special emphasis will be on natural and holistic products and services. Along with the green theme there will be an arts and crafts section, natural foods, festival foods and a beer and wine garden. Musical acts scheduled to play include Weathered Sol, Quimby Mountain Band, Kathy Moser, Tony Christopher, Standing Down, HuDost, Stone Flower, Joshua Van Ness and Emily Barnes. Additionally, according to organizers, the event will include “green” shows directed toward children that will introduce them to living a greener life style and teaching them to be environmentally friendly. The children’s shows will include performances by musical groups Starfish and Baze & His Silly Friends. An added feature on Saturday morning is the Grand Falloons, a kid’s show that teaches litter abatement and green living. The Kids Traveling Shindig, a special section with kiddie rides, bounces, clowns, face painting and kid-oriented entertainment, will be open throughout the event. There will be a separate area called the “Community Square” where organizations can get involved in the festival, promote their group/club or an upcoming event they have planned, recruit new members and more. The fee is waved for any civic group that will participate by bringing an eco-friendly exhibit or demonstration, an interactive display or something fun for the kids to enjoy. Proceeds will benefit Mt. Olive Recreation. Admission is free, parking is $5 per car. To learn more, call 201-998-6311.