HEALTH: Earth Day Expo Brightens Rainy Day

NATURAL AWAKENINGS EARTH DAY EXPO 2012

EARTH DAY EXPO OUTSHINES STORMY WEATHER

A steady rain and chill in the air couldn’t dampen the scene inside Stonehenge’s Ritz Plaza lobby on Sunday as residents welcomed an Earth Day Expo hosted by Natural Awakenings Magazine in New York. The free event was open to the public, with acclaimed women’s advocate Sierra Bender setting the tone with a drumming and sage-burning tribute to Mother Earth. Good food, music and vibes were on the agenda all day with high-octane, live performances by Brooklyn’s own Brown Rice Family, New Yorker Social Dance Club, Denitia Odigie and DJ Cocody. Children’s entertainment included storytelling, juggling and face painting. Even X96.3 radio personalities Lulu and LaLa of the Luis Jimenez Show joined the Earth Day festivities.

Natural Awakenings Magazine and Stonehenge Properties have launched an initiative encouraging a more holistic approach to living in Manhattan by bridging the gap between Stonehenge residents and the communities where they live. The 2012 Earth Day Expo with Stonehenge is part of a unique wellness series that offers a platform to support and promote healthier lifestyles.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS EMBRACED

Dozens of vendors were happy to answer questions and share useful information on an array of health and wellness products or services. Among those on hand: Stonehenge Partners, Serving Those Who Serve, Hip Hop Saves Lives, Mauricio Hair Salon, Olivia Rose Cosmetics, AngelRox, Mushana, Natural Health Care, Doctors at Trump Place, Patients Medical, Simplicity Health Associates, D’Adamo Personalized Nutrition, EastGate Acupuncture, Brain Balance Centers, Heart Juice, Yor Health, Team Northrup, Dr. Michael Wayne, Namaste Bookshop, Amber Tawn, Dancing Moon Furniture, Tuckaroo, Rooware, Wendy Walk (for finding a cure for Liposarcoma), Frost Valley YMCA, The L.O.V.E. (Local Organic Vegan Eatery) and Mamma’s Planet Earth.

VEGAN BROWNIES BY THE L.O.V.E.

VEGAN BROWNIES BY THE L.O.V.E.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

BROWN RICE FAMILY PERFORMS AT EARTH DAY EXPO

X96.3 RADIO PERSONALITIES LULU AND LALA (LEFT FOREGROUND) JOIN THE FUN AT EARTH DAY EXPO

SIERRA BENDER at NATURAL AWAKENINGS EARTH DAY EXPO in NYC

SIERRA BENDER AT NATURAL AWAKENINGS EARTH DAY EXPO

Recommended:

Natural Awakenings Magazine: http://www.naturalawakeningsnyc.com/

Stonehenge Properties: http://www.stonehengenyc.com/

Earth Day Expo photo gallery by Tania Fuentez Media: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajournalist/sets/72157629880252543/with/7105253345/

Brown Rice Family: http://brownricefamily.com/

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