Sustainable Things to do in NYC: Earth Day Special


Don’t let the wet weather wash out your Earth Day celebrations this week. Our list is by no means comprehensive, but it should give you some excellent ideas for getting out and about in New York City with others who want to honor our great Earth.

Earth Day Craft and Mini Garden Tour: Visit the Queens Botanic Garden after school for a botanically-themed craft. Wednesday, April 22, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Earth Matters: Designing our Future: Join the New School’s Tishman Environment and Design Center for a day-long event featuring workshops and discussions on climate action and sustainability. Wednesday, April 22, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

E-Waste Recycling Event: Bring your old, unwanted electronics to this Park Slope collection event. Sunday, April 26, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

5K Walk and Green Tour Event: Join Earth Day New York’s volunteering event and learn about green places around NYC. Wednesday, April 22.

Green Festival Expo: Head to the Javitz Center in Manhattan for this sustainability and green living event including workshops, exhibits, yoga classes and more! Friday, April 24 – Sunday, April 26.

Harlem Earth Day Celebration: This family friendly event includes live performances, environmental art, bike rides and yoga classes. Saturday, April 25. Noon – 4 p.m.

#NatureSelfie Campaign: If you want to join the social media conversation, get out and take a #NatureSelfie this week and post to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Don’t forget to mention @eparegion2 in your posts.

Rockaway Beach Celebrates Earth Day: Keep the celebrations going into next month by heading out to Rockaway Beach for their annual beach themed Earth Day festival. Saturday, May 2, noon – 4 p.m.

Stargazing on the HighLine: Don’t let your celebrations stop when the sun goes down! Get out and view the stars from the High Line. After dusk, Tuesday, April 21.

The Canal, A Documentary: Learn about the issue of microbeads and other plastic in our New York State waterways by attending this documentary film premiere. Friday, April 24, 8 p.m.

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