EcoStation:NY / Bushwick Farmers’ Market & Friends Present...
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EVENT:                         ¡CALABAZAFEST! 2016
DATE & TIME:                 Sunday October 30, 12:00 Noon to 4:00pm

LOCATION:                 Maria Hernandez Park, Bushwick, Brooklyn (Closest mass transit: L Train/Jefferson St)

ADMISSION:                 Free

WEBSITE:                 www.CALABAZAFEST.com

MEDIA CONTACT:         Sean-Michael Fleming (tel 347-933-4523 / email Sean@EcoStationNY.org)

PHOTOS:                See below...

EcoStation:NY/Bushwick Farmers’ Market and Friends present the 7th Annual ¡CALABAZAFEST!, the family-friendly, free, and ridiculously fun mashup of Day of the Dead, Halloween, and Harvest Fair traditions, returning to Maria Hernandez Park on Sunday October 30, from 12:00pm noon to 4:00pm.

A colorful community celebration, ¡CALABAZAFEST 2016! will feature a fantastic live stage show (in Spanish and English) of mariachi and dance performances, plus hands-on pumpkin crafts, and a creative costume contest.

There will also be a Bushwick Farmers’ Mini-Market selling fresh local produce, eggs, and cider; healthy cooking demos and tastings, and live composting demonstrations. (The compost then enriches the soil at EcoStation’s other project, the nearby Bushwick Campus Farm!)

Guest emcees this year are the hilarious street clowns Martillito y Smiley Burbujita, returning after being a big hit with both kids and adults at last year’s ¡CALABAZAFEST!.

LIve Performances by:

Activities with our ¡Calabazafest! Collaborators::

About EcoStation and ¡CALABAZAFEST!

Founded in 2008, EcoStation (www.EcoStationNY.org) is the local nonprofit organization born in and focused on Bushwick, dedicated to sustainable urban agriculture education, community and youth empowerment, and food justice for all; Bushwick Farmers’ Market and Bushwick Campus Farm are our major projects. Celebrating community and diversity, and cultural expression are also a part of our holistic approach to community wellness, and that’s what ¡CALABAZAFEST! Is all about.


¡CALABAZAFEST!
is a big thank-you to the community from Bushwick Farmers’ Market, and marks the final weeks of its 2016 season. Bushwick Farmers’ Market remains open Thursdays (2:00 - 7:00pm, Broadway at Boyland St) and Saturdays (9:00am - 3:00pm at Maria Hernandez Park) through November 19. (Schedule also available at:  www.BushwickFarmersMarket.org)

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Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino

FULL EVENT INFO:         www.CALABAZAFEST.com

CONTACT:                 Sean-Michael Fleming

tel 347-933-4523

email Sean@EcoStationNY.org


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Mazarte Dance Company thrill the crowd at ¡CALABAZAFEST!


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Mazarte Dance Company at ¡CALABAZAFEST!

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Ximena and German Roca, ¡CALABAZAFEST! performers

FULL EVENT INFO:         www.CALABAZAFEST.com

CONTACT:                 Sean-Michael Fleming, tel 347-933-4523

email Sean@EcoStationNY.org

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Academia de Mariachi Nuevo Amanecer de Nueva York, ¡CALABAZAFEST! performers

FULL EVENT INFO:         www.CALABAZAFEST.com

CONTACT:                 Sean-Michael Fleming

tel 347-933-4523

email Sean@EcoStationNY.org

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La Dinastia Eulogio, ¡CALABAZAFEST! performers
Leila (10), Alexa (14), and Dain (9) Eulogio

FULL EVENT INFO:         www.CALABAZAFEST.com

CONTACT:                 Sean-Michael Fleming

tel 347-933-4523

email Sean@EcoStationNY.org)


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Payasitos Martillito y Smiley, ¡CALABAZAFEST! emcees

FULL EVENT INFO:         www.CALABAZAFEST.com

CONTACT:                 Sean-Michael Fleming

tel 347-933-4523; email Sean@EcoStationNY.org)