April 26, 2014 marked the 1st Save The Frogs Day event in Jersey City. Thank you to Mayor Steven Fulop of Jersey City for attending, commending Susan Newman (founder of Frogs Are Green), Kristin DeAngelis and Gabriel Pacheco (curators and instructors at The Distillery Gallery and Artspace) for the Green Dream International Children’s Earth Day Exhibition with a proclamation.
This event was so amazing and there are so many people to thank: Chef Camillo Sabella, for his dreamy (vegan, organic, gluten-free, kosher style) macaroons that disappeared quickly; Danny Chong of Custom Photo Shoot for this incredible gallery of images and capturing the scene; The Sensational Country Blues Wonders who played at the opening on Earth Day (Gary Van Miert and Malcolm Marsden); The Gully Hubbards (Dave Case, Carolyn Light, James Dower and Andy Sapko) who played on Save The Frogs Day; Michelle Luebke (Instructor at CUNY) and Laura Skolar (Jersey City Parks Coalition) for speaking on the environment and the importance of frogs to our ecosystem; JC1TV for covering the event, which we hope to see air on TV soon; The Distillery Gallery and Artspace curators, Kristin DeAngelis and Gabriel Pacheco for their guidance helping me create a successful, month long exhibition that has enlightened so many in the surrounding community and globally around the world on this issue; Our eco-friendly and supportive corporate sponsor, Oogaa; my Ambassadors, JoAnn Forrester and John Crittenden for helping spread the word; Maryanne Kelleher and Greg Brickey for the sound; Christine T. Wiltanger and Lynn Franks , who became advocates; the supporters to our Indiegogo campaign; And lastly, all the visitors that streamed in to the gallery on the weekends and at the gala events!
I am including a few more images at the end of this gallery of the Opening Reception on Earth Day, April 22, 2014 also photographed by Danny Chong.
THANK YOU! – Susan Newman, founder, Frogs Are Green