What: Picnic for the Planet celebration at the Pearl Farmers Market. Come one, come all for free giveaways, live music, face painting, kid crafts, play on the lawn, and a great venue for picnicking with family and friends while enjoying the outdoors.
Where: Pearl Farmer’s Market, 200 East Grayson Street. Picnic area will be on the green space next to La Gloria (no, it’s not the Alamo but Davey Crocket will be there… in spirit!)
When: Saturday, April 23, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Why: Created by The Nature Conservancy, Picnic for the Planet is the first-ever global picnic event for Earth Day with 350 cities on six continents celebrating the planet we live on, the food it provides and the people we share it with. In short, the planet does a lot for us — we should take it out for lunch!
Who: Come one, come all! This picnic is open to the public
Visuals: Kid’s face painting, local chef cooking demos, live music, crafts for kids, free giveaways, play on the lawn, families picnicking, and vendor and community booths
Instructions for the perfect picnic:
1. Bring a blanket, camping chairs, or nothing at all. Grass is very comfortable!
2. A picnic basket is a nice touch, but not necessary. Coolers and bags work well too. Please use reusable containers and recycle.
3. Support the Farmer’s Market vendors by buying local fare for your picnic or simply make and bring your own.
4. Invite your family, friends, and loved ones. Eat together and enjoy each other’s company. Celebrate nature.
ABOUT THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
The Nature Conservancy of Texas maintains more than 30 ecologically important preserves and conservation projects statewide and, with partners, has conserved more than 750,000 acres of land and water in Texas. The organization has also led significant marine habitat restoration efforts along the Gulf of Mexico that benefit terrestrial and aquatic wildlife and help protect human communities from hurricanes and tropical storms. In addition to a dozen initiatives benefiting Texas rivers and streams, the Conservancy also works with private landowners and municipalities, such as the cities of San Antonio, Austin and San Marcos, to protect critical freshwater resources like the Edwards and Trinity aquifers. Over the past 45 years, the Conservancy has worked with state and federal agencies to create and expand beloved public areas, including Enchanted Rock State Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park and Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge.
Pearl, a former brewery that operated from 1883 until 2001 and a landmark just north of downtown, today is a groundbreaking culinary gathering place where you can eat, live, learn and play on the banks of the San Antonio River. The 22-acre Pearl site is home to the Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio and Aveda Institute San Antonio, the year-round Pearl Farmers Market and the Pearl Wednesday Marketplace. Pearl restaurants include Il Sogno Italian osteria and the Sandbar Fish House and Market, both by CIA graduate and James Beard Award-nominated chef Andrew Weissman, and La Gloria Ice House by CIA graduate chef Johnny Hernandez. Pearl is also known for the Melissa Guerra Latin American kitchen store, the Twig book shop, Adelante Boutique, Run Wild Sports, The Synergy Studio and Bike World. The Center for Architecture houses the AIA San Antonio and the Architecture Foundation of San Antonio. Office tenants at Pearl include the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber, the Nature Conservancy, the CE Group, WestEast Design Group and other creative firms. Event space includes the Pearl Stable, the Pearl Studio and the newly completed Pearl Park, a community gathering space which includes amphitheater seating overlooking a stage alongside the San Antonio River Walk.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.
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