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2023 Earth Day Events in Westchester

2023 Earth Day Events in Westchester

2023 Earth Day Events in Westchester

This year, Earth Day is commemorating its 53rd anniversary. This day was created to raise awareness about the issues in our environment and how to protect it. People of all ages can do their part and one of our favorite ways is to give back and participate at one of the many Earth Day events in Westchester. Check out the complete list below, featuring a roster of engaging, educational, and fun Earth Day activities that you and your kids.

Every Saturday in April
2023 Earth Month

Join the Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council for a series of free activities and events to celebrate Earth Day. People of all ages can join to do their part and participate, which includes a lake clean-up, bird walk, village-wide clean-up, pollinator garden clean up, and more. Sign up here. Village of Tarrytown, Tarrytown, NY 10591.

Enjoy Earth Day Birding at Sheldrake
Enjoy Earth Day Birding at Sheldrake

Saturday, April 22nd from 8:30am-9:30pm
Earth Day Birding

Celebrate Earth Day at the Sheldrake with expert birder Doug Bloom. Families will learn how to identify birds by sights and sounds as well as their migration habits and habitats. Free, registration is required. Sheldrake, 685 Weaver St, Larchmont, NY 10538

Saturday, April 22nd from 9:30am-10:45pm
Shabbat Tots in Nature: Earth Day

Families can enjoy a Shabbat nature walk and snack at Rye Marshlands Conservancy. This event is geared toward children younger than five (with their families). $18 per family. JCC, 999 Wilmot Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583

Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00am-2:00pm
Westchester Parks Foundation to Host ‘Pitch in for Parks’

Westchester Parks Foundation is getting ready for its largest volunteer event of the year with its annual Pitch in for Parks community cleanup program.  The weeklong event will kick off on Monday, April 17, culminating on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22 with over 1000 volunteers bringing the national spotlight on environmental causes.  The annual event, held in partnership with the Westchester County Parks Department, will take place throughout Westchester in celebration of Earth Week. Some projects include trash clean up, clearing trails and shorelines, restoring wildlife habitats, removing invasive vines from trees, painting, raking, and preparing and planting flower beds. Earth Day events will be held at Glen Island Park, New Rochelle; Tibbetts Brook Park, Yonkers; Bronx River Reservation at Westchester County Center, White Plains; and Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill. Pre-registration is required to participate. All tools will be provided, and volunteers should wear clothes that can get dirty and closed toe shoes.  Various locations.

Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00am-3:00pm
Earth Day Celebration

Kids of all ages and their families can come together for an Earth Day Celebration at Rockefeller State Park Preserve. The event includes animal ambassadors, plant seeds to take home, and a live birds of prey demonstration with hawks, falcons, and owls. Rockefeller State Park Preserve, 125 Phelps Way Pleasantville, NY 10570.

Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00am-5:00pm
Green Ossining Earth Day Festival

Celebrate Mother Earth at one of the biggest Earth Day festivals in the County. Held on April 22nd, this zero-waste festival includes local vendors, activities, music, and a children’s march that kicks off the festival at 9:30am. Ossining Waterfront, 25 Westerly Rd, Ossining, NY 10562.

Saturday, April 22nd from 10:30am-4:00pm
Hoops for Gabby

Visit the Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle for a basketball tournament, bake sale, and Earth Day celebration. Kids will have the chance to plant a flower, face painting, dancing, and more. The Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle, 79 7th St, New Rochelle, NY 10801.

Saturday, April 22nd from 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm
Earth Day Storytime

Join the Westchester Children’s Museum for storytime about Earth Day. Included with museum admission. Westchester Children’s Museum, 100 Playland Parkway Rye, NY, 10580

Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd from 1:00pm-3:00pm
Earth Day Storytelling Event

Enjoy a community storytelling event where participants can share a five-minute story (or less) about water, nature, or climate change. This can be a poem, short story, song, fiction, etc. and also includes digital participation if you can’t make it in person. Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River, Beczak 35 Alexander Street Yonkers, NY 10701.

Saturday, April 22nd from 2:00pm-3:00pm
Earth Day Sunprints

Celebrate Earth Day by making sunprints using objects from nature! Sunprints are exciting images based on the cyanotype process, which is one of the earliest printing processes. In this workshop, participants will use plants, florals, leaves and other objects to create their own cyanotypes, experimenting with the process in a variety of ways to produce beautifully blue and unique prints through exposure to sunlight. Participants are encouraged to bring objects or pressed plants with interesting silhouettes from home to use in their compositions. $35 per person and $32 for members. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY 10803.

Make a beautiful lantern for Earth Day.
Make a beautiful lantern for Earth Day.

Saturday, April 22nd from 7:00pm-10:00pm
Highland Lights

Join the Processional Arts Workshop and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival for the second annual Highland Lights, a community celebration of art and nature on Earth Day. The event will feature a spectacular outdoor procession of lights and community-built lanterns, coupled with storytelling and refreshments. 2015 Route 9, Garrison, NY 10524