Earth Day New York City 2016
On this New Yorkled Magazine page are featured Earth Day events for all to join in on and help make this a better world and to better our environment. Heck, it’s also a good way for us to instill in our kids the responsibility they have in caring for our planet.
Yup! It’s that time of year again. When we all gather in many ways to show our support, thoughts and care for Mother Nature. Unfortunately the world seems to need this Tender Loving Care more now than ever in human history it seems. Things almost feel as if they’re throttling out of control what with newspapers, television and all other sorts of media mentioning how bad things are with the environment.
It’s most certainly our time and possibly last chance to make known to the powers that be how bad things are. How imperative the need is to begin fixing things and how we need to spread the word for the sake of enlightening others and educating folks. It’s our world and its the world which our children will inherit.
Our future generations deserve a better world!
Earth Day is on Friday, April 22, 2016 with events being scheduled during the preceeding week and beyond. You can look below to see what’s going on in our boroughs and how you too can partake in these free activities and such. For additional information regarding SOME of the following you can check: www.nyc.gov/parks or call 311
Earth Day Outdoors at Union Square
Tuesday, April 19, 2015
From 12:00 – 7:00 pm
- Representatives from environmental campaigns and non-profits
- Sharing economy exhibition
- Local business with green initiatives
- Green travel exhibition
- Kids’ activities and entertainment
- Live music and entertainment
Sharing Economy Exhibition
Our Sharing Economy Exhibition will allow people to learn about the wide range of organizations and business built around the sharing and collaborative economy. The opportunities presented by the sharing economy and its potential contributions to the future of sustainability are exciting ones so the exhibition will help highlight some of those possibilities.
In addition to exhibitor booths, the Sharing Economy Exhibition will include an Earth Day Book Swap. Swap some books and meet others interested in the sharing and collaborative economy! earthdaybookswap.eventbrite.com
Saturday, April 16 & 23
From 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Kimlau Square located at Chatham Square
Oliver St & E. Broadway
Help clean & beautify Chinatown / Plant Flowers / Remove Graffiti / Learn about recycling & green tips / Clothing, Shoe & Textile Collection by GrowNYC
Visit their site to learn about volunteering.
The 10th Anniversary Celebration is anticipated to take place sometime between April 21-23 2017; Due to unprecedented circumstances, 2016 will not have a celebration, but plans for next year is still under way.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St in the Village
St. George Day Festival
Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
A local Earth Day and arts celebration
Taking place in and around Tompkinsville Park in Staten Island
Green Festival Expo
April 15-17, 2016
Jacob Javits Center
655 West 34th Street
Green Festival® is a vibrant, dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products and services, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives.
Other Events taking place at other NYC Parks
PLEASE DO BE SURE TO CONSULT WITH THE ASSOCIATED LINKS FOR THE SAKE OF CONFIRMING LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS &/OR THE NEED FOR RESERVATIONS.
Sunday, April 17
- Celebrate Earth Day at Fort Tryon Park
at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Help us install many new plants on the Fort Washington Terrace slope. Plants, tools, and gloves will be provided. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes.
- Earth Day Celebration
at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn
12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Celebrate Earth Day with us! Activities include Urban Park Ranger-led hikes, interpretive dance and Native American performances, and light refreshments.
- Earth Day in Prospect Park
at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center for its annual Earth Day celebration.
Friday, April 22
- Sherman Creek Stewardship Day: Earth Day Cleanup
at 181st Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan
10:30 am–1:00 am
Help pick up litter and clean up the pathways to reveal the hidden beauty of this part of the park.
- EARTH DAY at the NY Botanical Garden
In the Bronx
What better place to celebrate the earth and its gifts than at the Botanical Garden. Explore various parts of the Garden with some Earth-friendly activities. Featuring various activities.
Saturday, May 7
- 10th Annual Earth Day Rockaway
Saturday, May 7th, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)
Come out and enjoy a day of fun by the Rockaway beach with free activities and programs for families and kids of all ages.
This year’s event will include: Live music and food along with activities like kite-making, recycling Olympics, mock dolphin rescue, plantings, composting, face painting, water testing, raptor demonstration, firehouse safety obstacle course, and art-related booths to learn how to appreciate and conserve the earth’s resources. All activities are free and intended to raise awareness of the natural resources along the Rockaway shoreline.
If you’re interested in learning more about participatory events, festivals and other items:
- Earth Day NY
- Forever Wild Events Website
- Earth Day Network
- Green Apple Music Festival
- International Earth Day Site
- National Audubon Society of NY
- NYC Audubon Society
- NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation
- Partnerships for Parks
From the past but not updated:
Earth Day Festival at Flushing Town Hall
Date still come
For Families: Develop your green thumb, learn about bee-keeping and the importance of clean waterways while making sculptures, jewelry and art out of recycled materials. For all ages. Sponsored by NYC Councilmember James F. Gennaro Starts at 1:00 PM.
EarthFair Indoors at Vanderbilt Hall
within Grand Central Terminal
Still awaiting confirmation on Dates and such and whether this will actually take place this year.
Live performances, kids’ activities, sustainability talks, and interactive displays by some of our partner organizations. All of the events are free and open to the public.