Thursday, March 31, 2011

An Invitation from Town Square to GO GREEN! GREENPOINT!



Town Square is delighted to invite members of the Greenpoint Business Alliance to participate in Town Square's 4th annual GO GREEN! GREENPOINT! Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 30th (12N to 4 pm) in McCarren Park, Brooklyn. (Saturday, May 7th rain date)

Go Green! Greenpoint! is the only Earth Day festival in our exciting community of Greenpoint/Williamsburg. Go Green! Greenpoint! is a fun-filled, many-faceted event with educational displays, enviro-friendly merchandise, arts/crafts, health & wellness tips, gardening demos, children's activities, and more! At present count, we have more than 70 artists, artisans, crafters, companies, community groups, not-for-profits, schools, and government agencies coming to offer products, services, and/or information that will help us live a more green and sustainable way of life. Go Green! Greenpoint! is a cool, hip, family-friendly way to bring our community together to celebrate each other and the world we live in.

Go Green! Greenpoint! invites GBA members to take booths at the Earth Day festival to offer earth-friendly merchandise and/or services available in our local community. We expect a great turnout. In addition to the vendors and exhibitors, there will be children's activities and live music entertainment throughout the day. Our local elected officials will be stopping by. Town Square will be running art, science & writing contests for our local schools and children. Metro NY, our official media sponsor, is planning to run a contest to select Greenpoint's Greenest Company.

The vendor fee for GBA members is $45. The normal rate for businesses is $50. We had actually decided to cut the rate by 25% from the prior year's $75 fee in order to help our commercial neighbors in these challenging economic times. We would like to help our local GBA members further with an additional 10% discount, which brings the GBA rate to $45. We are also preparing a gift bag for the first 100 festival-goers; we will be happy to include coupons or gift certificates of our vendors and thereby, generate
traffic to your establishment at a date of your choice. We would also like to offer the opportunity to become a Local Sponsor for $100 (normally, sponsorship opportunities for our programs start at $2,500). The $100 includes the $45 GBA vendor rate. So for an additional $55, you could be listed as Local Sponsor in all our promo materials, including electronic poster, email blasts and event playbill. As you can see, we have already listed the GBA as a Local Sponsor on our poster.

A vendor form is available here:
http://www.townsquareinc.com/105671/149904.html. If you would like to join Go Green! Greenpoint, please fill out the form (it is a word document and easy to fill out) and email it back to us. You can pay the vendor fee either by check or PayPal. Don't worry; you don't need a PayPal account to use this payment method. Please do not use the hyperlink. Rather, cut & paste the address into the URL and follow the instructions. It's very straightforward.

GBA Vendor Fee ($45):
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YCSM96DS3CGC4

Local Sponsor ($100):
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=QDGKXLVXTTRB2

Beth Tardalo will be your primary contact from Town Square. Please feel free to contact either of us if you need more information.

This will be the best Earth Day celebration yet!

Susan Anderson
Chairperson
Town Square
www.townsquareinc.com

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