Join us for Blue Green, an Earth Month event! After giving the beach a clean sweep at Heal the Bay's Nothin' But Sand Cleanup on the north side of the Pier, spend time on the Pier deck in the Central Plaza to peruse the Green Market, a village style expo of local green concerns.
A sampling of the activities and exhibitors incldues: swap and barter gently used items at a free-cycle table; learn environmentally friendly tips from the folks of the Santa Monica Farmers Market and the LA Master Gardeners; sample the awesome organic ice cream served up by Beachy Cream of Santa Monica.
Join an eco beer crawl for those 21 and over to taste locally brewed and sustainably produced Golden Road Brewing beers. Golden Road, brewed in Los Angeles, will debut its latest libation, Heal the Bay IPA, at establishments on the Pier. The ale is specially brewed to celebrate Heal the Bay and its missiion. Rusty's Surf Ranch, Big Dean's Ocean Front Cafe and Santa Monica Pier Seafood will be pouring free samples of Golden Road's beer for everyone who's purchased a sustainable mug (made of bamboo) at the Golden Road booth in the Green Market.
Be sure to visit the Kids Zone at Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, beach level, just beneath the Carousel. Everyone who helped clean the beach gets free Aquarium admission all day. Get a hug from a sea urchin; have a sea creature painted on your face and visit the photo booth; go on a scavenger hunt; and have a turn at operating the city's recycling robot, Curby. Don't miss this Pier wide party!