Blue Parrot Family Fiesta

Richard Lewin

Blue Parrot in East Hampton hosted its 10th Anniversary Family Fiesta, supporting Green Beetz, on Saturday, July 13. The event offered an afternoon filled with family fun. All drink proceeds from the event went directly to Green Beetz.

Green Beetz aims to help students navigate the complex issues surrounding food in today’s world. The non-profit organization empowers elementary and middle school students to navigate the modern food system, and to make healthy and sustainable food choices. The curriculum is broken down into four core areas: Food and the Environment, Food and the Body, The Big Business of Food, and Cooking Basics and Culture of Food.

“We are in a time of widespread crisis, in terms of public health and the environment. The next generation needs to think differently than we have in the past, and food is a great lens through which to inspire children to do so,” said Green Beetz co-founder Anna Chapman.

Green Beetz currently serves more than 3000 students and in more than 100 classrooms across New York’s five boroughs, focusing on underserved communities.

Raffle items were available including tickets to see “Saturday Night Live,” dinner at Le Bilboquet, and a Faktion surfboard. An Alex and Ani avocado charm and necklace to benefit Green Beetz were also available. The purchase of one avocado charm provides a full program to a student for an academic year and the purchase of one necklace provides for two students.

The event also served as a kick-off for the fifth annual Green Beetz Day, which will be held on Saturday, July 27, from noon to 3 PM. The family-friendly event, hosted by Anna Chapman and Ronald Perelman, is held at The Creeks in East Hampton. The day includes food and cooking demonstrations, eco-friendly activations, and arts and crafts. Tickets begin at $300.

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