Freshkills Park Alliance Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 23, 2022
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.
To celebrate Earth Day, this year the Freshkills Park Alliance is excited to present a mix of drop-in and scheduled activities in collaboration with community partners. For those looking to learn more about the wildlife, history, or art at the park, programs will be led by Snug Harbor, Urban Park Rangers, IlluminArt Productions, United Activities Unlimited, La Colmena, New York Community League, and the New York Public Library.
Interactive workshops include community planting, seed ball making, upcycled art, plant identification, a mobile science lab, family storytime, mindful movement exercises, and a bike decoration and ride event. Visitors are also welcome to explore the New Springville Greenway.
Stay tuned for the official schedule of events and workshops. This festival is free for all ages!
Activities and events:
Storytime: An interactive and playful storytime with an environmental focus for families with young children (0-8 years old). Schedule TBD.
Mindful Movement: Commune with nature mentally and physically through yoga, stretching, and meditation. Open to all ages and modifiable for those of all ability levels.
Nature Walks: Join the Urban Park Rangers to explore the flora and fauna of Staten Island on a journey from Freshkills Park to the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge.
Upcycled Art: Join IlluminArt Productions to sculpt a plant from your own imagination, inspired by local flowers, trees, and grasses using upcycled materials.
Mobile Lab: Explore the science of Freshkills Park through hands-on activities with our researchers!
Compost: Why is compost important? How can you make it and use it? Learn all this and more through a workshop with Snug Harbor and the NYC Compost Project. Compost pick-up and scrap drop-off will also be available!
Planting and Seed Balls: Plant and learn about native plants at the Studio + Gallery as a part of a larger beautification effort. Visitors can also make seed balls to take home and spread beneficial plants across the Island!
Bicycle & Scooter Decoration Parade: Create decorations for your bike or scooter and show them off at an end-of-day parade on the New Springville Greenway!
Planning your visit:
- Come prepared for the outdoors! Conditions can be muddy. We recommend wearing closed-toed shoes, and be sure to dress for the weather.
- Bicycle and stroller parking are available on-site.
- Restrooms are ADA accessible.
- There will be no designated storage for bags or coats.
- Pets are not allowed, for the safety of our visitors. Service animals are permitted as described by the ADA.
- Check for event updates at freshkillspark.org or on social media @freshkillspark if inclement weather is forecasted.
The festival will take place at 2240 Richmond Avenue near the corner of Richmond Ave and Travis Avenue. For cars, neighborhood street parking will be available nearby. By public transportation, take the S44, S59, S94, or SIM4C bus to either the Richmond/Travis Ave or Richmond/ Draper Place stops.
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Freshkills Park will host an Earth Day Festival in collaboration with community partners at 2240 Richmond Avenue, on the New Springville Greenway, in Staten Island.