Saturday, March 25 | Palm Bay City Hall | 10am to 4pm
Performances and activities will include:
- Performances by Ibex Puppetry
- Free kite making kits and kite flying
- Fun crafts and activities
- Interactive Music Garden and crafts with Ibex Puppetry
- Environmental displays and exhibits
- Free face painting
- Food trucks
- Large, World-Class Kinetic Sculptures on display
Performance times are still being determined, but don’t miss IBEX Puppetry on March 25 at Palm Bay City Hall.
Heather Henson’s personal art is driven by a deep love and respect for the Earth. The Endangered Species Parades are a way of opening discussion about the environmental troubles of our world without negativity; instead, the parades offer a focus on healing, positivity, and the potential for restoration.
Approachable puppets of endangered animals like the manatee, whooping crane, Florida panther, and more interact with spectators. Kites, flags, and costumed dancers and musicians represent the elements, environment, and heartbeat of the planet. These parades invite spectators to join in the dance of life and celebrate the way we are all interconnected with the animals, plants, and elements that make up our world.
Interactive musical gardens as well as puppet and kite crafting tables accompany the parades, letting children and adults take home a tangible memory of the event.
As part of the Art of Sustainability, Bridges e-Recycling will have a collection point at the event for people to discard their old electronics…computers, monitors, printers, etc. There will even be a hard drive shredder at the event so people who have been keeping old hard drives for years can bring them to the event and actually see them get shredded.
Palm Bay, the second largest city in central Florida, is the official host of the Art of Sustainability. One of Palm Bay’s greatest assets is its unspoiled, natural environment and proximity to the Indian River Lagoon. The Art of Sustainability is using kinetic art to provoke debate around issues of environment and sustainability.