Celebrate Earth Day Upcycle Art: Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Celebrate Earth Day early on Sunday, April 12, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., and learn more about conservation efforts you can do at home. Engage your creative side and breathe new life into reusable items. All supplies provided. While nearly all of their programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families. This event will take place at Payson Center in Inwood Hill Park, Payson Avenue and Dyckman Street, Manhattan.
Earth Day at Prospect Park: This year’s Earth Day celebration in Prospect Park on April 19, is particularly special, as it coincides with the 10th anniversary of the park’s Audubon Center. It’s an opportune day to bring out the kids for a series of fun, informative and eco-conscious activities. Over the course of the event, attendees will have the chance to take fishing lessons, observe birds of prey up close, help clean and beautify the park’s lakeshore, and transform recycled materials into musical instruments. The day culminates with a musical performance and a parade that promise to put the aforementioned instruments to good use. Prospect Park Audubon Center at the Boathouse. Enter park from Ocean Ave. and Lincoln Rd. (bet. 15th and 16th Sts.), Brooklyn.
Earth Day Craft and Mini-Tour: celebrate Earth Day at Queens Botanical Garden! Take a Garden stroll and make a botanically-themed craft. This event is free with Garden Admission (Garden admission: $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 students with ID and children 3-12), and limited to the first 30 children; while supplies last). Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Queens
Earth Day in Union Square: The City celebrates Earth Day a few days early this year, with a full day of events and information flooding Union Square Park. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the celebration, and festival-goers can look forward to a Sharing Economy Exhibition, displays from local businesses with green initiatives, a green vehicles exhibition, live music, entertainment and kids’ activities. Union Square, 14th St to 17th St between Broadway and University Pl., Manhattan.
Earth Day 5K Walk and Green Tour: Looking to help bolster New York City’s environmental efforts? This might be a good place to start. Now in its inaugural year, the Earth Day 5K Walk & Green Tour on April 22 offers a chance for volunteers to visit green sites around the City. Individuals and corporate groups are invited to take part in this fundraiser. Among the eco-friendly spaces where the tour makes stops are a green skyscraper, a waterway cleanup site and a rooftop farm. All proceeds will go to Earth Day New York’s community-based and year-round environmental education programs. Walk begins at Union Square, 14th St to 17th St between Broadway and University Pl., Manhattan.
2015 Good Earth Day in Chinatown: On April 19 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. you can help clean and beautify Chinatown by planting flowers, removing graffiti, and more. You can also learn about recycling and other green tips. In addition there will be a textile recycling collection by GrowNYC (accepted items: clean & dry clothing, paired shoes, bedding, linens, hats, handbags, and belts. No fabric scraps, rugs, carpeting or commercial waste.). Kimlau Square (Located at Chatham Sq, Oliver Street and East Broadway).