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Earth Day & Arbor Day

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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!

boy washing a handrail at Oxford Playground

Spring Cleaning
Local community groups are leading a Spring Cleaning at more than 100 playgrounds across NYC. Find out how you can join!

volunteer maintaining a trail in Inwood Hill Park

Spring Citywide Stewardship Day
On Earth Day, volunteer with our Stewardship Team to help care for New York City's forests. Register today!

cherry blossoms at Madison Square Park

Car Free NYC: Earth Day
In celebration of Earth Day, Broadway (from Times Square to Union Square) will be car-free from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 for you to bike, explore, and have fun!

Earth Day & Arbor Day Events

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Apr 26

Art Inspired By...Nature

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join us to create your own masterpiece inspired by the scenery in nature.
Free!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Apr 28

Garden Walk: Notable Trees of Wave Hill

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Wander through the gardens on this special walk with Director of Horticulture Louis Bauer to see some of his favorites from the living collection.
Free!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Apr 29

Family Art Project: Barking Up a Wave Hill Tree

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
With wax crayons and paper in hand, visit some of Wave Hill’s treasured trees and have a tactile experience through observation, touch, and simple, but rich, bark rubbings.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 29

Junior Arborist Station

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Kids ages five and older are invited to don tree-climbing harnesses and hardhats and ascend into the canopy of our old sugar maple tree to get a birds-eye view of Wave Hill.
Free!

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Event
Apr 29

Neighborhood Walk: Trees of Riverdale

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day leads an easy walk to meet some of our most impressive, arboreal neighbors.

Apr 29

Garden Walk: Trees and the Designed Landscape

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a spring stroll with Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer to see how trees enhance the design of the gardens at Wave Hill.
Free!

Apr 29

Cooking Demo–A Tasty Tree: Cooking with Juniper

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day explains the origin of this evocative spice while a chef from Great Performances inspires with some freshly prepared recipes.
Free!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Apr 30

Family Art Project: Barking Up a Wave Hill Tree

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
With wax crayons and paper in hand, visit some of Wave Hill’s treasured trees and have a tactile experience through observation, touch, and simple, but rich, bark rubbings.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 30

Art Workshop: Woodgrain Prints and Monoprints

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
In this printmaking workshop with artist Wennie Huang, combine monoprint methods with direct printing from cut-wood sections to create works in ink, mixed media, and/or text.

Apr 30

Arbor Fest

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Enjoy live music, tours, puppet and bubble performances, arts and crafts, petting zoo, face painting, food and craft vendors, art exhibits, ceremonial tree plantings, and more!

Must See
Event
Apr 30

Garden Walk: Trees and the Designed Landscape

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a spring stroll with Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer to see how trees enhance the design of the gardens at Wave Hill.
Free!

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