ITHACA, N.Y. – Finger Lakes ReUse, a not-for-profit organization committed to turning waste into resources through reuse, is pleased to announce free family-friendly events during Spring break on Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18 at Ithaca ReUse Center (214 Elmira Road, Ithaca NY). As always, Finger Lakes ReUse’s stores will be open all week, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
On Wednesday, April 17, there will be two showings of the Walt Disney/Pixar 2008 animated film WALL-E at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. The 2008 Academy Award-winning film about a waste-collecting robot in the future has strong themes about sustainability, consumerism and reuse. At 5 p.m. directly following the film, local musician Remanu Panther (http://remanu.life) will premiere his song, “ReUse.”
On Thursday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to noon, Finger Lakes ReUse will host a Kids Fix Workshop where volunteers from the Ithaca Fixers Collective will help children (5 & up) fix toys or small electronics that they bring in. There will also be hands-on demonstrations on the use of basic tools and kids will have a chance to take things apart. Volunteers from the Ithaca Fixers Collective hope to encourage children in attendance to think about the value of their toys and show them that there are other options beyond the landfill.
All events are free and open to everyone. Parental supervision is required at all events.