Bees, Composting, Music and More for Earth Day

Huntington residents celebrated Earth Day Sunday, learning about bees, shredding paper, composting, and participating in a variety of other activities for adults and children alike.

Earth Day, established in 1970, has become a global event, with festivals, tree plantings, awareness of animals, health and education marking the day.

The Huntington celebration was held at Manor Farm Park, with several vendors on hand, including Covanta, which just rebranded itself as Reworld, a group warning of the hazards of balloons, pet adoptions and various giveways. Kids competed in an enthusiastic relay race featuring runners depositing trash and recyclables in the correct bins, while adults took part in a raffle.

The town event was sponsored by Council members Sal Ferro and Brooke Lupinacci; Council members Theresa Mari and Dr. Dave Bennardo, and Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly were also on hand.

Beekeeper Rob Schwartz, who also founded the Bald Eagles of Centerport group, explained how the bees cooperate to live successfully in hives.

The  Folk Music Society of Huntington also perfomed several songs.


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