Earth Day & Arbor Day

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Join us in celebrating Earth Day and Arbor Day in our parks and community gardens! Enjoy fun hiking adventures, tree planting activities, nature-themed programs for the whole family, and more!

a volunteer plants a tree in the park

Steps You Can Take to Fight Climate Change
This year's Earth Day theme is Invest In Our Planet. Learn how you can help grow a greener future for our city, starting today, with these five simple steps!

participants help plant a tree in the park on the first Earth Day

History of Earth Day and Arbor Day in New York City
The first Earth Day was celebrated in Union Square in 1970! Take a look back at this 'ecological carnival' and how it inspired our city.

Earth Day & Arbor Day Events

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Apr21

River Cleanup in Bronx Park

at Fort Knox Park (in Bronx Park)Bronx

9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Put on waders and help the Bronx River Alliance's Conservation Crew remove litter and debris from the Bronx River at the Ft. Knox section of Bronx Park.
Free!

Friday, April 22, 2022

Apr22

Spring Foraging | GreenThumb GrowTogether

at Concrete Plant ParkBronx

4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
In this workshop, participants will learn how to identify, harvest, and use the wild medicinal and edible plants that surround our gardens and community.
Free!

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Apr23

Earth Day Volunteer Event: 261st Street Garden

at 261st Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx 
This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day with Van Cortlandt Park Alliance and the Riverdale Main Streets Alliance as we maintain the garden and field at 261st and Broadway.
Free!

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Apr23

Family Art Project: Gratitude Garden for Earth Day

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Reflect on what you appreciate about Earth by making a mini sculpture using bright oil clay colors.

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Kids
Apr23

Urban Berry Management | GreenThumb GrowTogether

at Rivers Run Community GardenBronx

11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of urban growing considerations for berries in NYC. The second half of the presentation will focus on growing strawberries in an urban setting.
Free!

Apr23

Bronx River House Open House

at Bronx River House (in Starlight Park)Bronx

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance as we officially open the Bronx River House in Starlight Park for a celebration of Earth Week, National Volunteer Week, community.
Free!

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Kids
Apr23

Earth Day at Rivers Run Community Garden | NYBG

at Rivers Run Community GardenBronx

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join in on the festivities with a tour of Rivers Run Community Garden, learn more about composting, and join a compost workshop and workday!
Free!

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Apr24

Family Art Project: Gratitude Garden for Earth Day

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Reflect on what you appreciate about Earth by making a mini sculpture using bright oil clay colors.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Apr28

Arbor Weekend

at Wave HillBronx 
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10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate the trees in our gardens and neighborhoods with walks, art-making, kid-friendly activities and more!

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Kids
Apr28

Spring Walk Series: Small Trees for Small Spaces

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Do you garden on a patio or terrace or in a postage-stamp-sized yard? Join Senior Horticultural Interpreter Jess Brey as she shares some of the trees and shrubs at Wave Hill that are small enough to fit in a small urban garden.
Free!

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