The NYC EarthFair will soon be in full swing on Vanderbilt Avenue. This festival brings together environmentalists, youth, green companies, artists and musical performers to celebrate Earth Day in New York City. EarthFair is free and open to the public with fun, interactive exhibits that help educate and inspire New Yorkers on how to be conscious consumers and more active citizens. The Green Apple Music Festival will be supplying the musical talent, so be sure to check that out. For a full list of Earth Day events please click here. In other Earth Day related news, Mayor Bloomberg will also announce details of his “Plan NYC” on Sunday at the Natural History Museum. The plan will consist of a long term set of goals that will help make the Big Apple greener!
It will be Earth day in Brooklyn too! Check out these events:
BROOKLYN CHILDREN’S MUSEUM: 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights. 718-735-4400 or http://www.brooklynkids.org.
Celebrate Earth Day. Sunday, Apr. 22, from 1–5 p.m. An afternoon of fun, environmentally-friendly workshops and performances. Kids can create toys, jewelry, and “eco-art” from recycled materials, and get inspired by examples of recycled objects from around the world.
JJ Byrne Park: 5th Ave., between 3rd and 4th sts., Park Slope.
Eco Fair + Sustainable NYC. Saturday, Apr. 21, from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Events will include electronics recycling, composting, textile recycling, bicycle repair, puppet show, gardens, no consumption workshops and more. Presented by Recycle This! and The Gowanus Dredgers. For more information, visit http://www.gowanuscanal.org.
New York Aquarium: Surf Avenue at West 8th Street in Coney Island. http://www.nyaquarium.com. Seas the Day! April 21–22, from Noon-4 p.m. Families celebrate Mother Earth with fun-filled activities. Festivities include arts and crafts, live music, a Green Fest, and more.
Plumb Beach Restoration, Cleanup & Planting, Jamaica Bay: Sunday, April 22, at 10 a.m. Meet in the Plumb Beach parking lot off the Belt Parkway near Knapp St., Brooklyn. Work with local parks services to remove debris from the site. Plant beach plum, shadbush and other shrubs, plus beachgrass. For more information about this and other restoration projects around Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn and Queens, as well as horseshoe crab walks, sunset cruises and ecology field trips, contact the American Littoral Society at 718-318-9344, or visit http://www.alsnyc.org.
Prospect Park Audubon Center: http://www.prospectpark.org or 718-965-8999.
Earth Day Events. April 21–22. Interactive exhibits, hands-on science experiments, and nature-themed crafts for children and early teens. For a full list of events, see page 33.