Green Parenting

Power to the Peaceful!

Power to the Peaceful!    3 Days of Music, Art and Action.

This past weekend we attended the Power to the Peaceful event in Golden Gate Park.

The event was packed with over 100,000 people. It is a free event and has been happening for the past 12 years.

We went there specifically to check out the KID’S ZONE STAGE and area. It was a nice little family friendly area where there were kids activities. There was a jumper and a band called The Jack London Quartet that was playing when we got there. This band was amazing. When you close your eyes, you don’t realize these are kids playing. They sounded so great!

There was also a small booth called the Mom’s Breastrarant, where kids eat free. A place where breastfeeding moms can nurse and also a baby changing station, which I didn’t use, but thought it was great to have there.

While sitting and eating some organic Indian food, we saw a flyer on the table that said Yoga for Kids. Although we missed the Morning Yoga, which was one of the events of the day, we thought its so great to have kids doing Yoga at such a young age. We love it!

We also stopped by our friend’s booth, who is part of an artist collective, and they had their art displayed. They were also doing live grafitti art during the event.

We were also curious to hear and see Crystal Bowersox, the finalist from American Idol. Although we didn’t get to see her, we heard her from afar, which was about a mile away. We also only heard Michael Franti and Spearhead from afar.

There were so many cool things happening all at the same time.

Here are some Tips for a families planning on attending for next year:

–       Get there EARLY! (Carpool, bike, walk or take public transportation).

–       Wear comfortable shoes. (You might get lucky and find something close by, but most people we ran into had to walk for miles.

–       Pack light but dress in layers (It was sunny, but once the fog rolls in, its CHILLY!)

–       Bring a blanket or something to lay out on or even some portable chairs.

–       Bring a camera to capture all the fun and music.

–       Have your contact number on your kids, just in case they get separated from you. (There were soooo many people!)