St. George Day is Almost Here!!

St GeorgeThe St. George Day Festival, a local Earth Day and Art celebration, will take place Saturday, April 26, 2014 from Noon to 7pm in and around Tompkinsville Park in Staten Island New York City.  

This free, event across from the Staten Island ferry is a community pageant, performing arts showcase, literary event and interactive science fair and will include childrens activities, family-oriented fun, outdoor art installations, live music, street performance, crafts and Earth Day demonstrations.

Three of St. George Day’s signature offerings, the Earth Day Zone, the Festival Dragon Parade, and the giant puppet spectacle,“St. George & the Friendly Dragon,” will again be presented.

An Earth Day event like no other, the festival invites visitors to imagine the possibilities of what their neighborhood can be when bonded by a deep commitment to the arts, humanities, and the environment. For more details, visit www.stgeorgedaysi.com.

Adorable Emu Chicks Hatched at Staten Island Zoo!

via  Nicholas Rizzi, DNAinfo

A pair of adorable emus have Staten Island Zoo visitors in a flap.

The chicks were hatched on April 9 and 10 to adult emus Darla and Mr. Manushin, the website  Gothamist reported.

The zoo posted a picture of the siblings enjoying a sunny spring day on its Facebook page to celebrate Earth Day. One chick has already been named Lynne, but the zoo has held off naming the second until they can determine the sex of the chick, the Gothamist said.

When fully grown, emus can reach up to 6-and-a-half feet and are the largest native bird from Australia, the zoo said. They trail behind the ostrich as the largest bird in the world by height.

Their eggs, which have a $20 price tag at farmers markets, are bright emerald green and are the size of a dozen chicken eggs.

Emus!