FRIDAY, APRIL 23
Earth Month Celebration at NYBG
The New York Botanical Garden has loads of virtual programming which enlighten users on the beauties of our planet and how we can better it, running all April.
SATURDAY, APRIL 24
Forest Bathing: Connecting to Our Earth, Our Trees and Ourselves at Wave Hill
Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, this Earth Day of forest bathing boosts your immune system and cardiovascular strength, reduces stress and improves cognitive functioning while deepening your relationship to nature. Contemplate the earth and the trees, and your connections to these elements, as certified forest therapists Gerti Schoen, Nancy Kopans and Cindy Olsen guide you on a reflective walk through Wave Hill’s gardens and trails.
Runs 10 a.m. to noon and admission is priced at $30.
Family Fun Hikes in Van Cortlandt Park
Introduce your little ones to the many sights, sounds, smells, and feels of nature as we explore the park using our senses! Celebrate Earth week by hugging a tree! Tree crafts include creating leaf and bark rubbings and tree-cookie bird feeders from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Woodlawn Conservancy Earth Day festivities
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., bring family and friends to watch a chainsaw artist carve a tree trunk, partake in a craft project, participate in a tree planting, learn from the experts about tree pruning, tree maintenance and much more! Plus enjoy a ride on the Woodlawn Conservancy trolley.
Registration is required and complimentary lunch tickets will be distributed on the day of the event to all those who have pre-registered.
Family-Friendly Earth Day Celebration at Starlight Park
Come celebrate Earth Day with Urban Park Rangers in a fun-filled event. Booths include a river model demonstration, community paddle, coloring activities, and bike repair stations. Take a sneak peek at River House, learn about native wildlife, and celebrate the beauty of the Bronx River.
SUNDAY, APRIL 25
Hutchinson River Greenway Cleanup
Volunteer with Friends of the Hutchinson River Parkway Team, local partners, and friends in the first cleanup along the east side of the Greenway from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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