South Bronx Earth Fest 2017

A Grassroots Celebration of the Environment and Culture of the Bronx

Join us for our 8th annual South Bronx Earth Fest on Saturday, April 22, 2017

Where: St. Mary's Park (St Ann's Avenue and 147th Street, Bronx)

When: Saturday, April 22, 12pm-4pm

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Take action and participate in the following:

  • Recycle unwanted electronics with a special collection by e-cycleNYC

  • Give or take gently used clothing & household items at GrowNYC's Stop 'N' Swap®

  • Live music, fitness classes, and entertainmentThere will be a live DJ, Zumba and Yoga classes offered by Shape Up NYC, and amazing performances from musicians and entertainers!

  • REUSE Arts & Science Showcase: Utilizing reused materials, create art, tech, craft, performance, etc, and we'll spotlight your innovation at the Showcase! Submit project proposals to Janna Starr at by Friday, April 14.

  • Fun games and activities for the whole family such as crafts, demonstrations, free gifts & prizes. Kids will get moving at the Recycling Olympics where they will stay active & learn about the environment

  • Community groups, environmental orgs & local officials will be featured at the event

  • Fresh Food Boxes (free!) while supplies last

  • Attend as a participant, or sign up to volunteer at the event


This event is rain or shine. If we have inclement weather, we will notify participants that the event will take place in the Betances Community Center down the street. 


Stage Performance Schedule


Stage Performance


Opening Remarks with GrowNYC


DJ Eztioko


Stellar Markets presents on Food Waste


Yoga Class with Shape Up NYC


Rap Off & Student Performances


Stellar Markets presents on Food Waste


Community Organization Presentations


Singer Songwriter, Terri Bocklund


ZUMBA! with Shape Up NYC


DJ Eztioko


Closing with GrowNYC


Ongoing activities from 12-4pm:

  • Stop 'N' Swap community reuse event
  • Giveaways: Fresh Food Boxes, bags, and water bottles
  • Recycling Olympics 
  • Recycling Outreach and Education
  • E-Waste Collection
  • REUSE Arts & Science Showcase 



GrowNYC is facing unprecedented challenges and we need your financial support to keep basic programs going: community gardens, food access sites, composting, and environmental education. Please donate today.

  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Conservation

    We provide food scrap drop-offs, clothing collections, Stop 'N' Swap® community reuse events, and zero waste trainings to make resource conservation easy for all.

  • Green Space

    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Education

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 66,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.