Supervisor Leenhouts announces Arbor Day Celebration and EV show at Penfield Community Center on April 20
Town Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts is excited to announce the Town of Penfield and community partner Color Penfield Green are teaming up for a day of special events at Penfield Community Center on Saturday, April 20 with an Arbor Day celebration and electric vehicle (EV) show.

The Arbor Day Celebration, which will run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will highlight the importance of native trees, plants, and pollinators, and include a free native shrub giveaway. Featured shrubs include the Northern Bayberry (12-18” seedling) and the Red Osier Dogwood (12-24” seedling).  The giveaway is first come, first served, and will continue while supplies last. No advance registration is required.

Meanwhile, the EV show, which has become a springtime staple in Penfield, runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cars from private owners, dealers, and members of the New York State Electric Auto Association will be on display, and members will be on hand to answer questions. Those interested in displaying their EV as part of the show can register here. The New York State Electric Auto Association and Greater Rochester Clean Cities Coalition are also event partners.

Town Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts will issue a proclamation during the day’s events in support of the Town's pursuit of Tree City USA status, the Mayor's Monarch Pledge, and recognize the sustainability benefits of EVs Supervisor Leenhouts will also recognize the recent planting of two, approximately six-foot tall, native trees at the Community Center that will enhance natural shading, mitigate stormwater, and capture greenhouse gases.

“Penfield has long been a leader in sustainability initiatives and this special day helps us celebrate this commitment while continuing to bring awareness to this important issue,” said Supervisor Leenhouts. “It’s going to be a fun day, and I hope you will join us.”

For all the latest information, visit Should you have specific questions about the shrub giveaway, please contact the Town of Penfield Engineering Department at (585) 340-8681.