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Celebrate nature at Go Green in the City


A moss mural is just one way participants can go green during the seventh Go Green in the City fair planned for Saturday in York.

An event for all things environmentally inspired, Go Green will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free to attend.

"The purpose is to celebrate green, eco-conscious, local living," said Megan Feeser, director of marketing for Downtown Inc.

Go Green will feature local artisans, businesses and nonprofits in the block bordered by North Beaver Street, West Philadelphia Street, North Pershing Avenue and West Clarke Avenue.

Food vendors will be set up in the parking lot of White Rose Bar and Grill. Urban Olive from Lancaster, Soul Burrito and Corner Cabinet Café are just a few of the food vendors planning to attend.

"We noticed there was a real desire for families to spend the day downtown," said Feeser, explaining the event is designed for family fun.

Kid Zone: That's why there will be a Go Green Kid Zone, complete with a 4-H petting zoo, plant potting and the Pennsylvania Woodsmobile, an informational exhibit on forestry hosted by Pennsylvania Forest Products Association.

Plus, Eat Play Breathe will host kids Zumba and yoga, and Prime Art Supply will do face painting.

With more than 60 vendors, Feeser calls this year's Go Green event the "biggest and best to date."

Painted Spring Farm Alpacas is bringing several of its animals to a spot on Beaver Street, while Hip Bees and Honey will show off live bees.

As a nod to upcycling, Go Green is BYOT — bring your own T-shirt; ArtC Creative will screen print the Go Green logo on old shirts for $5.

The mural: And to truly bring nature into the city, an artist will lead a community creation of a moss mural on Clark Avenue. After moss is transformed into a paste, people can help paint the moss onto the side of a building; the mural will be maintained by ArtC Creative.

Jason Konopinski will lead pop-up yoga at 10 a.m. for a $10 donation, The York Friends Meeting House will hold a Green Elephant and Native Plants sale, and live music will be flowing from the White Rose parking lot all day.

Plus, White Rose is hosting an after-party with food and beverages to cap off the day.

North Beaver Street, North Pershing Avenue and West Clark Avenue will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Free parking for Go Green is available in all parking garages.

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