For Immediate ReleasePress Contact: Levy Tania, Public Works, (510) 981-6357
KEEPIN' IT GREEN ON THE 4TH OF JULY AT THE BERKELEY MARINA
Berkeley, California (Monday, June 30, 2008) - The 4th of July is a great day to have a lot of fun. The biggest party is on the South Shore of the Berkeley Marina from noon-10 p.m. There’s music, dancers, jugglers all for free! Lots of international food vendors, too.
Let’s hear it for the red, white, and blue…but keep it green, too. The party shouldn’t leave the environment trashed. If you can, bring your own dishes -- Frisbees double as plates! A bandana is your cloth napkin. With water stations located around the event, you can refill your own reusable bottle and keep a lot of plastic out of the landfill. Be sure to use the recycling stations located throughout the marina for your disposables.
Ride your bike over the Berkeley Bicycle Overpass and park for free near Adventure Playground, courtesy of the East Bay Bicycle Coalition. You can decorate your bike, trike, stroller, or even your head with recyclables from the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse at Madame Ovary’s booth starting at noon.
There’s live entertainment from noon until 9 p.m. on the main stage, including Downtown Rhythm (6:45 p.m.), Kickin’ the Mule with Freddie Hughes (4:45 p.m.), Emeryville Taiko (3:00 p.m.), Troupe Tangiers Bellydancers (1:30 p.m.), and Professor Gizmo’s One-Man Band (Noon). There’s art & craft booths, massages, free sailboat rides from 1-4 p.m., dragon boat rides from 2-6 p.m., and much more! The grand fireworks launch off the end of the Berkeley Pier at 9:30 p.m.
Admission is free for this alcohol-free event. There is free valet bicycle parking and no cars after 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the City of Berkeley and event details can be found at www.AnotherBullwinkelShow.com or by calling 510/548-5335.