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Sustainable Weekend Activities | NYC

2012 April 26

Disappointed that Earth Day is over? Make every day Earth Day by participating in a local eco-friendly event. Check out our suggestions below and let us know if we missed something!

Citizen Pruner Tree Care Course: It’s not cheap, but if you’ve ever wanted to be a certified NYC tree pruner, this is the class to take! Learn the fundamentals of tree care, tree identification and pruning, as well as how to follow city regulations and safety standards. Monday, April 30, 6-8 p.m.

Cooking Demonstration: Spring herbs are the focus of this cultivation and cooking lesson, free with admission to Wave Hill Gardens. Sunday, April 29, 2 p.m.

The Great Recycle: Kick your recycling habit up a notch. Pledge to recycle more bottles than ever and help celebrate Honest Tea’s New York City recycling campaign at this Times Square, day-long event. Monday, April 30, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

E-Waste Recycling: Did the rain deter you from recycling your electronics last week? There are still plenty of opportunities. Bring your old tech stuff to Morningside Park and lighten your load. Sunday, April 29, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: Clean out your medicine cabinets and keep harmful substances out of our waterways. Find collection centers near you. Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

New Amsterdam Market: The season starts up for this local and sustainable market held at the historic Fulton Fish Market location. Sunday, April 29, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Riverside Park Planting Volunteer Day: Come out to Riverside Park to help out with restoration planting. Saturday, April 28, 9:30 a.m.

Sakura Matsuri Festival: Cherry blossom season culminates this weekend with the Sakura Matsuri Festival in celebration of Japanese culture. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29.

Street Games: Double-dutch, hula hoops and stickball – you’re never too old to learn! Come to the Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem on Saturday April 28, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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