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Parks has plenty of ways for you to celebrate Earth and Arbor Days this year, with volunteer opportunities at your local parks, family-friendly festivals, lectures, crafts, and more!

Earth Day & Arbor Day Events

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Apr19

Itchy Ball Round Up

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come one, come all, to help Friends of Westerleigh Park to round up the "itchy balls" and maintain the beautiful park. The Friends will supply coffee, juice and donuts. Come by…
Free!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Apr20

Earth Day Upcycling Ideas and Crafts

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Join the Rangers in this celebration of Earth Day.   Engage your creative side and breathe new life into reusable items.  All supplies provided. 
Free!

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Apr21

Magnificent Monday: Earth Under the Spotlight

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
As Earth Day approaches, let’s learn more about the Earth’s natural features, such as soil, pond water, rocks, and more.    We will collect interesting samples to…
Free!

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Kids

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Apr22

Earth Day Hike

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Listen for the sounds of spring and look for wildlife as we walk along the ponds of High Rock.  Learn about the history of the environmental conservation movement on Staten…
Free!

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Kids
Apr22

Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays

at Brooklyn Arbor School

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, April 25, 2014

Apr25

Arbor Day Great Tree Walk at Conference House Park

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Arbor Day 2014 with a Great Tree Walk at Conference House Park. Discover the many unique 'arboricultural' treasures within the park. Walk will be led by a NYC Parks…
Free!

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Apr26

MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day

at Marine Park at E. 36th Street (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Seven years ago, the city launched MillionTreesNYC with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the city. The benefits to be gained were clear: improved air…
Free!

Apr26

MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Seven years ago, the city launched MillionTreesNYC with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the city. The benefits to be gained were clear: improved air…
Free!

Apr26

Earth Day in Jamaica Bay

at Broad Channel American Ball Fields, Queens

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun day of educational and community service events in Broad Channel, Queens. Bring your children, friends and family to help make our community spaces greener and to help…
Free!

Apr26

Arbor Day Celebration

at Tappen Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
NYC Parks Forester, John Kilcullen will lead a discussion in Tappen Park about the importance of planting and caring for our neighborhood trees. Attendees will participate in planting Kousa…
Free!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Apr27

Celebrate Earth Day with the Fort Tryon Park Friends Committee

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Need volunteer hours for school or work? Want to help out in your neighborhood? Fort Tryon Park welcomes you! Help prep the park for spring and summer by assisting the Fort Tryon Park…
Free!

Apr27

Earth Day Programming

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to celebrate Earth Day! Learn about responsible fishing from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Have fun cleaning up the lakeshore,…
Free!

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Kids
Apr27

Celebrate Earth Day with Fort Tryon Park

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us in celebrating Earth Day at Fort Tryon Park! Featuring performance by the Grand Falloons, Eco craft making with Skraptacular, a puppet show by Swedish Marionnette Puppet Theatre,…
Free!

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Kids

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Apr29

Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays

at Brooklyn Arbor School

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to beautify…
Free!

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Kids

Saturday, May 3, 2014

May 3

Jane's Walk: Building Sustainability with Stewardship

at Clinton Avenue and Fulton Street

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Public green spaces contribute to the health and beauty of our city, and provide environmental benefits like cleaning the air and capturing stormwater. We need your help to keep them…
Free!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May 4

Lecture Series: Gus Schumacher, Farming in Flushing

at Kingsland Homestead, Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
An authority on all things food, Gus Schumacher’s family has been in the farming industry since his great-grandfather emigrated in 1848 from Germany to New York and rented some land…

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May 6

Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays

at Roebling Street between N 7th St and N 6th St

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to beautify…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May13

Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays

at Roebling Street between N 7th St and N 6th St

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to beautify…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May20

Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays

at Roebling Street between N 7th St and N 6th St

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to beautify…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May27

Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays

at Roebling Street between N 7th St and N 6th St

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to beautify…
Free!

Best For
Kids

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