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Connolly Ranch is hosting its 3rd annual Earth Night, a springtime festival and fundraiser celebrating arts, music, movement and nature on Saturday, April 22, from 5-10 pm. Come support outdoor environmental education while experiencing a rare opportunity to take in the late afternoon sunshine and play under the stars at Connolly Ranch.
There will be live bands on a state-of-the art sound system, movement performances including aerial acrobatics, dance, hooping and fire spinning, face-painting, yoga, farm activities, raffle, nature crafts, happy hour, food trucks, delicious wine and beer, farm tours, moonlit nature hikes, telescope for stargazing, onsite childcare and more!
Following Napa’s downtown Earth Day festivities, Earth Night is the after party you won’t want to miss! This unique spring farmfest will help us continue our mission of connecting people to nature with an evening of fun for all ages!
Connolly Ranch hosted a successful 2nd annual Earth Night, a springtime festival and fundraiser celebrating arts, music, movement and nature on Saturday, April 23 with special thanks to everyone listed below!
800+ guests had a wonderful time and $26,000 was raised to support our field trip program and scholarship fund. Live bands on a state-of-the art sound system, aerial and fire spinning performances, free movement classes, recycled art and nature craft activities, happy hour, food trucks, delicious local wine, an eco-bazaar, raffle, farm tours, moonlit nature hikes, telescope for stargazing, onsite childcare and more made it a fun time under the sun and stars!
Following Napa’s downtown Earth Day festivities, Earth Night was the after party you didn’t want to miss! And in the spirit of the event, 800+ guests generated generated less than one regular size trash can of trash, 85 percent of everything else was compostable, 10 percent recycled (mostly wine bottles), and 5 (or less) percent landfill.
For fun updates and photos, check and tag on our Facebook page.
The Doctors Company
Van Wynden’s Garden Center
Napa Green/Napa Vintners
Trinity Oaks Vineyard
Browns Valley Dental
Napa Pediatric Dentistry
Bleeding Heart Bellydance of Napa
Lilea Duran Hoopdance
Wine Country Aerials
World Beat Dance Collective
Ari Eisenberg, Anthony Capetto, Tommy Bailey
Dan Martin and the Noma Rocksteady Band
The Earth Night Band:
Liz Fanora Jones
Coffee and Lilacs
Face Painting By Cynthia
Bob St Laurent
Julie Bickler Henry
Land Trust of Napa County
Site Glass Theater Company
UC Master Gardeners of Napa County
Vonsaal Design Build
Wine Country Stargazing
Dave Briggs/Napa County
John and Michele Truchard
Ryan C. Snyder
Marks the Spot
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Napa Green land/winery
Teeny Tiny Coffee Company
Batter and Bliss
Whole Foods Market
RAFFLE PRIZE DONATIONS
Coffee and Lilacs
Blossom Precision Chiropractic
High Water Stand Up Paddle
Makai Swim School
Wine Country Aerials
Wine Country Crossfit
Napa School of Music
Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater
Enjoy Napa Valley
Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District
Worm Endings Unlimited
Antonio de Lilla
Hope Scott & Aurora
Julie & Viola Foss
Monika & Klara Thill
Peggy, Jean-Phillipe, Sebastien & Rose Bolle
Rhonda Gardener & Millie
Stacey, Teddy, Tommy Eichner
CONNOLLY RANCH STAFF
Earth Night 2015
FIND YOUR PHOTO BOOTH PICTURES HERE.
Big THANK YOU to Darla from Classic Photography.
CHECK OUT THE EVENT GALLERY HERE
Big THANK YOU to photographers Lily Ann Page and Alex Brookhouse. And, please email (email@example.com) your photos if you want them included.
Thank you for joining us on April 25 for a magical evening at Connolly Ranch. We hope you had as much fun as we did at our inaugural Earth Night event – and thanks to you, we raised more than $15,000 in support of Connolly Ranch’s environment education programs.
More than 500 people attended and enjoyed live music, dancing, animal tours, fire dancing, free yoga and movement classes, aerial acrobatics, recycled art installations, dance performances, moonlit nature hikes, telescope for stargazing…it was an ambitious endeavor for a first year, but with support from our staff, volunteers, guests, performers, donors, partners and sponsors, we did it! Together, we introduced many new people to Connolly Ranch and raised significant funds to support subsidized field trips, our scholarship program and free community events.
Want to relive the night?! Check out the start of our Earth Night photo gallery here (and please send yours to include!) and find your Farm Photo Booth pictures here.
Garden tours and activities by UC Master Gardeners
Herbal sachet making with Napa Organics
Old fashioned photo booth by Classic Photography
Recycled art “Farm Animal” installation
Wine and beer available for purchase
Food by Ring of Fire Food Truck and Vitality by Fiorella
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
5:00 – 6:30 Happy Hour specials
5:00 – Music by Afrofunk Experience
6:15 – Performance by World Beat Dance Collective
Wine Country Aerials
6:30 – Movement classes:
Yoga by Jennifer Heminger
Class by Dailey Method Napa
7:00 – Telescope viewing with Wine Country Stargazing
7:15 – Music by Howell Mountain Boys
8:15 – Aerial Silks by Wine Country Aerials
8:30 – Raffle Winners Announced
8:45 – Fire Dancing Performance by FireFleye
9:00 – Guided Moonlit Night Hike
9:00 – 10:00 Music by Earth Night Band
Onsite childcare is available (must be potty trained). Kids will spend time with our animals, enjoy seasonal crafts and explore the farm under the care of our skilled staff. Only $10 per hour!
Come for our new spring farmfest and help us continue our mission of connecting kids and families to nature with an evening of fun for all ages!
Last but certainly not least, we want to give a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the event possible.
Thank you to the wonderful entertainers and individuals who shared their talents with everyone at Earth Night: Afrofunk Experience, Classic Photography, Dailey Method Napa, Firefleye, Jennifer Heminger/Integrative Healing, Howell Mountain Boys, Napa Organics, UC Master Gardeners, Wine Country Aerials, Wine Country Stargazing and World Beat Dance Collective. A special thank you to the artists who came together for this special evening to create the Earth Night Band: Johnny Smith, Sarah Madsen, Robert Sherman, Liz Fanora Jones, David Hight, Chris Cappeto, John Hannaford.
Thanks to our generous raffle donors for their contributions: Acupuncture Clinic of Napa, Blossom Precision Chiropractic, Cameo Cinema, Centered Vision, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Dailey Method, Dara Weyna, Eco Polish Boutique, Grace’s Table, Himalayan Sherpa Kitchen, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Napa Valley Apothecary, Noggle Gardens, Norman Rose/Azzurro Pizzaria, Napa Valley Aloft, Pure Barre, Rev Yoga, High Water Stand Up Paddle, Sumbody, The Thomas, Velo Pizzeria, Wilson’s Feed, Wine Country Aerials and Wine Country Crossfit.
Thanks to our staff and volunteers who worked so hard to bring this grand idea to fruition:
In addition to those already listed above for their part in making Earth Night an event to remember, thank you to our partners and sponsors for their generous contributions: Bonnie Buss Events, Campasino Cellars, Delicate Productions, The Doctors Company, Farm Napa Valley, Grgrich Hills Estate, John Anthony and Michele Truchard, The Model Bakery, Renteria Wines, Vitality By Fiorella Butron and Von Saal Design Build.
Together, we introduced many new people to Connolly Ranch and raised significant funds to support subsidized field trips, scholarship program and free community events. Thank you!