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2022 Family-friendly Earth Day Celebrations



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2022 Family-friendly Earth Day Celebrations

Learn how you can help take care of the earth, animals and nature with various celebrations and workshops throughout the Hudson Valley in celebration of Earth Day.

Friday, April 22

To celebrate Earth Day 2022, the Beekman Library will give away root seedlings: Red Oak, Bear Oak, and Black Cherry - along with instructions on how to plant and care for them. Note: Root seedlings are actual tree roots and not sesame seed-sized. Seedlings were made available by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). Root seedlings will be available in May until supplies last. Please sign up with your email or call Sue at 845-724-3414. 10am. 
Beekman Public Library, 11 Town Center Blvd., Hopewell Junction. 

Project Growing Together Community Garden is located on the grounds of the ecological preserve at Vassar College. Join Evergreen Minds for meditation, mushroom sculptures and more. 11am - 4pm.
Vassar College Farm and Ecological Preserve, 51 Vassar Farm Ln., Poughkeepsie

Saturday, April 23

Join a Community Earth Day celebration at the new Sojourner Truth State Park and mark the opening of the first state park in the City of Kingston and Town of Ulster. Free entry and activities. Food vendors, Fun, Music & More! All are welcome! Spanish interpretation & bilingual assistance provided. 11am-2pm.
Sojourner Truth State Park, Post Road (at Main St.), Kingston.

Protect our planet at Boscobel’s first Earth Fest! Explore Boscobel’s budding landscape on guided grounds and house tours. Meet and support local farmers and environmental groups. Learn how you can reduce your carbon footprint with hands-on demonstrations. Grab free seed packs and learn how you can start your own pollinator-friendly garden. Repair your broken items instead of throwing them into landfills at the Repair Cafe. Borrow items from the Lending Library. Free scavenger hunt for kids! 10am - 1pm.
Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison. 845-265-3638

It's time to clean our community. This year Community Matters 2 - "CM2" are expanding our cleanup footprint to the FallKill Creek with the help of Environmental Science Seniors from Marist College. Many other students and organizations will be joining us for this cleanup as well. We would love it if you, your family, friends, coworkers, and others could join us on April 23rd. Must register. 10am - 12:30pm.
Mansion Square Park, 165 Mansion St., Poughkeepsie. (315) 275-3087

Come enjoy a Naturalist guided Earth Day walk focused on some of the smallest but most important creatures on the planet! Insects may be little but they are a big factor in the health of our planet. Take the whole family out for Earth Day to stroll, learn, and play on the trails of the Outdoor Discovery Center. We will try our hands at using sweep nets in the fields, log rolling in the forest, and find out who lives in our pond. Walks set out every half hour from 10am-2:30pm and are approximately 1 ½ hours long. 10am - 2:30pm.
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, 120 Muser Drive, Cornwall. 845-534-5506

Come to Trailside’s Bear Den between 10:30 & 11am. The zookeepers will be putting out treats & decorating the Bear Den. At 11am, the bears will come out of their dens to gobble up treats. Family-friendly fun with an Earth-friendly focus! Nature-related displays & activities! See spring-themed animal enrichment! Starts at 10:30am.
Trailside Museums & Zoo, 3006 Seven Lakes Drive, Bear Mountain. (845) 429-2960

Saturday, April 30

Earth Fest, a free one-day event celebrating Earth Day and creative reuse, returns to Stanley Deming Park, Warwick on April 30th, noon to 5pm. This delightful spring arts festival produced by Wickham Works features large scale puppets and sculptural works made from recycled material by local artists, making stations where participants can join the artists to create upcycled wearable art, carnival-style games, puppet shows, and a junk instrument-making workshop by Modern Times Theater - recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation 2022 grant. The day concludes with a Grand Rumpus finale parade. Noon - 5pm.
Stanley Deming Park, South Street, Park Way, Warwick. (917) 922-0943.



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