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2023 Family-friendly Earth Day Celebrations

Go green with cleanups, hikes and more

2023 Family-friendly Earth Day Celebrations

Celebrate Earth Day by learning how you can help take care of the earth, animals and nature with various celebrations and workshops throughout the Hudson Valley.

April 15-29

Celebrate Earth Day and make a grass crown using recycled bags, art materials, and some crafting cleverness! Drop in anytime from April 10th through April 29th. Materials will be available in the Children's Room! Millbrook Library, 3 Friendly Ln, Millbrook.

April 17

Whip up a bowl of edible dirt for yourself. Then choose from a myriad of Earth Day crafts including paper you can plant and bee houses to make while you enjoy your snack. For ages 12-19. 3pm. Registration required. Call or Register Online. 
Millbrook Library, 3 Friendly Ln, Millbrook.

April 22

Help Clearwater celebrate Earth Day in Waryas Park with a celebration of the Hudson River and the environment around us we all share. Drop by solo or with the whole family out to catch and identify Hudson River fish with Clearwater educators discuss challenges facing the river today with Clearwater's Environmental Action Team, screen print (BYO shirt) with Hudson River themes, tour the sloop, and more! 2pm.
Waryas Park Promenade, Main St., Poughkeepsie. (845) 265-8080.

Meet animal ambassadors, plant seeds to take home, and watch live birds of prey demonstrations featuring hawks, falcons, and owls. Learn about ecology, conservation, agriculture, waste management, native plants and pollinators, and more! Appropriate for all ages. 10am.
Rockefeller State Park Preserve, 125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville.

A filled day of volunteer opportunities with the neighboring community organizations in Peekskill on Main Street. Volunteering will include weeding, leaf clean-up, woodchip clean-up, trash pick-up, gardening, and some painting. 12pm.
Tompkins Park | Peekskill Dog Park | Peekskill Community Garden, 1801 Main St., Peekskill.

Fun interactive activities with our Educators. Live music by The Gioias. Storytelling by Jonathan Kruk. Nature Play in Grasshopper Grove. Live animals. *Hayride, Food Trucks, drinks, and snacks, raffle, Earth Day Market with wonderful local vendors, and MUCH MORE for an additional cost. 11am. 
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, 120 Muser Drive (off Angola Rd.), Cornwall. 845-534-5506.

Celebrate "Outreach at the Peach" at the new learning pavilion with special guests, refreshments, and a noon Earth Day educational hike! 11am.
Peach Hill Park, 34 Edgewood Drive, Poughkeepsie. (845) 485-3628.

This is a celebration of Earth Day and the need for sustainable practices to support our environment. There will be Educational Booths, Food Vendors, Agricultural Vendors, and much more. 10am. 
Town of Esopus Town Hall, 1 Town Hall Way, Ulster Park.

Free, family-friendly, fun-filled event with children’s activities, healthy food, and live music. Information and presentations on composting, plastic issues, insulation, community solar, electric vehicles, and more. 11am. 
Reformed Church of New Paltz, 92 Huguenot Street, New Paltz.

WE NEED YOU! It is our 11th year hosting Newburgh Community Cleanup! The Community Cleanup will kick off a city-wide effort to keep Newburgh clean and green all year long. Heavy-duty gloves and garbage bags will be provided. This is NOT a bulk pickup! 9am.
Start/Finish at Safe Harbors of the Hudson, 111 Broadway, Newburgh. 

Join Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary for a tour and to visit and feed our four-legged neighbors. Must register. 11:30am.
Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary, 254 Gardner Hollow Rd., Poughquag.

April 23

This event is FREE to the community and registration is not required. Donations gratefully accepted online or on site. Hikes to cathedral gorge, live music, Story Laurie, Uncle Rock,
fun activities throughout the day. Gardening demo & compost workshop, plant a tree, make a seed bomb or a pinecone bird feeder, clothing swap/thrifting market, parachute and earth ball, and more! Hot food and beverages will be for sale. 10am.
The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd, Olivebridge. (845) 657-8333.

On EARTH DAY, come sing and dance with the Rock and Roll Playhouse as we salute the greatest songs from Bob Marley for KIDS featuring Sundub! The Rock and Roll Playhouse is the largest national kid-friendly live concert series having performed to hundreds of thousands of kids and their families. 12pm.
City Winery Hudson Valley, 23 Factory St, Montgomery.  

April 24

Cook edible pancake art (Earth Day-themed or a theme of your choosing)! Sample ideas will be provided. Drop-in program for ages 12-17 in the Downstairs Teen Room. 3:30pm. 
The Field Library, 4 Nelson Ave, Peekskill.

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