A Celebration of Light, Art & Sustainability at The Science Barge in Yonkers on June 11 and 12, 2011

On June 11 and 12, Groundwork Hudson Valley and The Science Barge present their Third Annual Floating Sculpture Exhibition featuring the work of local artists and the Japanese Obon Lantern Festival of lights. The sculptures, which are inspired by the power of nature and made of water resistant, non-polluting materials, will be placed on a platform anchored to the Hudson floor along the 135-foot long front of the Barge. This year’s sculptures will be outfitted with solar powered bulbs to illuminate them at night.

The Floating Sculpture Exhibition includes a Twilight Reception on Saturday, June 11, at 7 p.m., featuring music, tours of the barge, and artist introductions. The event is free, with donations gladly accepted to support Groundwork Japan’s Tsunami relief effort.

The Science Barge is located at 99 Dock Street on the Hudson riverfront in Yonkers. This floating sustainable farm educational center runs on solar, wind and bio-fuel energy, leaving a zero carbon footprint. It supplies its own water by rain catchment and river purifying methods, and grows a variety of herbs and vegetables using hydroponic techniques and nutrients derived from composting. The Barge is open to the public and volunteers every Sunday form 12 to 5 p.m.

For more information about the Science Barge or this event, please call Bob Walter at 914.375.2151 or visit GroundworkHV.org.


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