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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!

Earth Day & Arbor Day Events

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Apr 22

It's My Park at Weeping Beech Park and Daniel Cartre Beard Mall

at Weeping Beech, Margaret I Carmen Green (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech) , Queens  This is an Accessible location , Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech) , Queens  This is an Accessible location , Daniel Carter Beard Mall , Queens

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come volunteer with Beautify Historic Flushing on Earth Day! Volunteers will help with general cleanup and planting activities.
Free!

Apr 22

Spring Citywide Stewardship Day

at Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan , Raoul Wallenberg Forest at 232 Street (in Riverdale Park) , Bronx , 149th Avenue and Springfield Lane/Idlewild Park and Springfield Gardens

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team on April 22nd, Spring Citywide Stewardship Day!
Free!

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Apr 22

Tree Giveaway with SCA

at Riverbank State Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Sign up to take home one of nine native tree species!
Free!

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Event
Apr 22

Family Art Project: Earth Day for Protecting Pollinators

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day by learning about how we can protect and support our environment and essential pollinators, like the honeybees who live at Wave Hill.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 22

Wellness Workshop: Earth Day Meditation

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
With an emphasis on the art of meditation and the healing arts, practice simple techniques that you can use to bring light to any occasion, anywhere, any day.
Free!

Apr 22

Earth Day of Action at Stars of Hope Garden

at Stars of Hope Community Garden , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Neighbors will be lending a hand to repair garden boxes and compost bins, redesign front garden entrance, and prune trees and grape vine.
Free!

Apr 22

Tree Giveaway with Eastern Queens Alliance

at Idlewild Park Preserve Environmental Science Learning Center , Queens

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take home one of nine native tree species, including Tulip Poplar, Serviceberry, Black Tupelo, and more!
Free!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Apr 23

Celebrate Earth Day at Fort Tryon Park

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Be a great park steward—give back to the park by volunteering with the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks at a Beautification Day.
Free!

Apr 23

Family Art Project: Earth Day for Protecting Pollinators

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day by learning about how we can protect and support our environment and essential pollinators, like the honeybees who live at Wave Hill.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 23

Earth Day Hike (Light)

at Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a leisurely stroll through Marine Park.
Free!

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Event
Apr 23

Earth Day Insect Expedition

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Check out live and preserved insects on display, then explore Wave Hill with insect guru Lawrence Forcella to hunt for native creatures in their garden habitats.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 23

Tree Giveaway with Crotona Park

at The Crotona Park Amphitheater (in Crotona Park) , Bronx

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Meet the folks who work tirelessly to keep Crotona Park sparkling and take home one of nine native tree species, including Witchhazel, Serviceberry, Black Gum, and more!
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

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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