"The Smurfs 2" (credit: Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation)

“The Smurfs 2” (credit: Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation)


(CBS SF) – San Francisco has gone blue to green. The city’s Recreation and Park Department held a family-friendly environmental cleanup event Wednesday morning at Golden Gate Park’s Stow Lake, featuring blue Smurf characters.

The event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon, was part of an “America the Bluetiful” nationwide campaign leading up to the release of the film “The Smurfs 2,” which opens in theaters on July 31.

Smurf characters were at the site helping with the cleanup and handing out giveaways to participants. Children were able to meet the Smurfs and learn about the importance of recycling and other environmental concepts.

Park officials said Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation organized a nationwide series of “America the Bluetiful” events.

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