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Summer EcoFest in Danbury

Common Ground Community Arts Center, in Danbury will be hosting an event supporting local expression and social action on August 5 from 1 to 10pm. A gathering of artists, activists, community members and organizations, Summer Eco Fest is a day of live music, art and activism to strengthen the local network of environmentally conscious community members.

The day will begin with Children’s Open Mic with the theme of ecology; it will continue with cultural dance performances, poetry and a variety of musical entertainment. Jessica Wong of Holbrook Farm will be speaking on the importance of organic and non-GMO farming, and the direct effect the community has on the survival of local farms. Other subjects of discussion will be indigenous issues and general water conservation. There will be a variety of artisanal vendors and refreshments will be available. This is a family-friendly event. Admission is by free-will donation to benefit Holbrook Farm and the center’s efforts in continuing its mission.

For 18 years, A Common Ground Community Arts Center has been offering a variety of performance arts, yoga and fitness classes. It is a venue for musical entertainment, visual art exhibits and the home of Danbury Arts In Action.

For more information, visit ACommonGround.net or Facebook.com/Events/1308494979269797. To sign up for the Children’s Open Mic, email Director Jill Hancock at ACommonGround@live.com. Location: A Common Ground, 33 Crosby St, Danbury.

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