Earth Day Activities in NYC

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Celebrate Earth Day in the city on Sunday, April 22nd and take part in some of the best events happening near Roosevelt Island this month. From Earth Day festivals, to 5ks, to volunteer activities, check out the events taking place near The Octagon below.


Earth Day 5K Green Tour 2018 – On Friday, April 20 from 10am – 1pm, take a 5K walking tour to green sites around the city and learn how to live more green. Check out a living green wall, a Broadway theatre that’s going green, a solar energy tutorial and much more! Get your tickets now at the link below before they sell out. Tickets start at $30 per person.


Earth Day at Prospect Park – Head over to Prospect Park in Brooklyn on Sunday, April 22 for an Earth Day Celebration. From 1pm – 4pm, join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to celebrate the planet. There will be fishing lessons at the Boat House at Prospect Lake Park, as well as demos with birds of prey that are native to the New York area. Urban Park Rangers and NYC Parks and Wildlife Rangers will be on premises to provide information about NYC’s parks.


Bronx River Cleanup – In honor of Earth Day, the Bronx River Alliance is partnering with United by Blue for a river cleanup at Soundview Park. Known as the “Gateway to the Bronx River”, Soundview Park’s stunning waterfront green space connects the Bronx River and the East River, and is home to wildlife native to the marsh area. To take part in the clean up effort taking place April 21 from 9am – 12pm, please sign up at the link below. Registration is required to participate.


Earth Day 5K Green Tour

Earth Day Initiative

35 E 38th St #PHC New York, NY 10016

(212) 922-0048


Earth Day Celebration

Prospect Park

Brooklyn, NY 11225

(718) 965-8951


Bronx River Cleanup

Soundview Park

Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue Bronx, NY 10473



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