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Family-Friendly Earth Day Celebrations in NYC

Family-Friendly Earth Day Celebrations in NYC

Celebrate Earth Day at one of these family-friendly Earth Cay celebrations in Manhattan, including park events, green living festivals, and Arbor Day events.

Earth Day at Prospect Park
WHEN: April 19, 1-4pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue, Flatbush, Brooklyn
WHAT: Activities include fishing lessons, getting up-close with real birds of prey, learning how to keep Prospect Park healthy, and making instruments out of recycled materials.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 718-287-3400.

Eighth Annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration
WHEN: April 19, 3pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, 2900 Campus Road, Midwood, Brooklyn
WHAT: Live music, arts and crafts, and street performers at this free community festival. Activities highlight the need for creating a more sustainable future and caring for the Earth.
WANT TO GO? 718-951-4500.

Family Workshop: Tiny Terrariums
WHEN: April 22, 2-3pm
WHERE: Sony Plaza Atrium, Sony Wonder Technology Lab, 550 Madison Ave., Midtown
WHAT: Celebrate Earth Day and learn about ecosystems. Create your own terrarium using recycled materials and tiny plants. Reservations required.
WANT TO GO? $8. 212-833-7858.

Children’s Screening: Sesame Street: Love the Earth
WHEN: April 22, 11am
WHERE: Sony Wonder Technology Lab, 550 Madison Ave., Midtown
WHAT: A special Earth Day screening of this nature-themed Sesame Street presentation. Reservations required.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 212-833-8100.

Green Festival New York City
WHEN: April 24-26: Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Javits Convention Center, 655 W. 34th St., Hell’s Kitchen
WHAT: The largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event in the U.S.
WANT TO GO? $12.60-$31.59; free for children ages 16 and younger.

Being Green Festival
WHEN: April 25-26, workshop times vary, see website for details
WHERE: Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Listen to stories, plant a garden, and meet live animals. Most important, learn what you can do to make the Earth a cleaner and greener place.
WANT TO GO? Free with museum admission: $11; free for children 1 and younger. 212-721-1223.

Arbor Festival
WHEN: April 26, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, Queens
WHAT: Enjoy a variety of activities including a petting zoo, arts and crafts, live music, face-painting, tours, znd food and craft vendors. (Extra fee for certain activities.)
WANT TO GO? $4; $3 seniors; $2 students and children 3-12. 718-886-3800. 


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