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The Flutterby Festival
August 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
The Flutterby Festival will be August 10th, 2019 which will be held from 11am to 7pm on that day. The gist of the festival is to attract as many festival-goers to Elmwood as possible and to showcase what initiatives we are all working on. If you are not an Elmwood Avenue business but are an eco-driven person, business, or organization, we will be setting up “eco booths” at street corners along the route. There are 68 corners – four at each intersection – and I am hoping to fill as many as possible. This is the time for you to shine! Some vendors can’t do the entire day and will do select hours, while others have said that they will have two shifts throughout the day. The most important thing is that we can add you as a Flutterby Festival partner, and we can show people how they can make immediate life changes to help Buffalo become a sustainable and eco-minded city.
Please feel free to pass along this information – if you have any questions, feel free to let me and Angela Polimeni (EcoTeeCo – Ccd here) know. Also, all we request from you is that you are on board, that you support the festival, and you want to be a part of this inaugural eco affair. The wheels are rolling fast, so the sooner that you let us know, the better. If you need help with ideas, we’ve got tons. Also, we have put together a couple of pages to browse – one that talks about free vendor opportunities (you don’t need a permit from the City unless you are selling something – we have a blanket permit for informational booths).
This will be a strolling festival – the street will not be closed down… many of the businesses will be showcasing their earth friendly wares along the sidewalks. Then there’s The Peddler Flea Market, The Elmwood Farmers Market, and the Gallery District is already on board! In the end, we want to leave behind a message that Elmwood is an eco corridor. That means that we are going to be planting butterfly-friendly plants and flowers that will attract the pollinators. We are looking for people to demonstrate how to build a bird house, or a bee hotel, or any other eco products. This will be a festival where families will interact with businesses and vendors, that are making conscious decisions to protect this planet. What is an indigenous plant? What are we spraying in our gardens? When was the last time you saw a toad? Where have the honeybees gone? What about the bat population?
Remember, this is a festival for the big and small – from the eco artists and musicians, to the prolific organizations that have been protecting our air, planting trees, urban farming, cleaning our waters, tending our gardens, etc. The time is now to get as many people involved with safeguarding the planet as possible. We’ve made incremental advancements, but we are no where near where we need to be to turn this ship around. Please, join us on this very special day (rain or shine), and spread the Flutterby word to your friends and family.