Celebrate Earth Day 2018 In Brooklyn

Celebrate Earth Day 2018 In Brooklyn

Earth Day 2018 is Sunday, April 22 and there are lots of events taking place across Brooklyn where you can show the planet some love and celebrate.

Founded by John McConnell on April 22, 1970, Earth Day is celebrated worldwide, raising awareness about our planet and what we can do preserve and care for it.

Earth Day Network via Facebook

The theme for Earth Day 2018 is End Plastic Pollution. The Earth Day Network’s goal is to focus on fundamentally changing attitudes and behaviors about plastics and catalyzing a significant reduction in plastic pollution.

Check out our list below of Earth Day 2018 events happening around Brooklyn.

Stop ‘N’ Swap
When: Thursday, April 19, 11am to 2pm
Where: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Downtown Brooklyn
What: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is teaming up with the NYC Department of Sanitation and GrowNYC in hosting a Stop ‘N’ Swap event at the Plaza outside Brooklyn Borough Hall to encourage New Yorkers to reuse and recycle. Bring clean, reusable, and portable items such as books, clothing, electronics, housewares, and toys and take an item home for free. There’s no requirement to bring something in order to take something.

Earth Day Green Team: Brooklyn Bridge Park
When: Saturday, April 21, 10am to 12pm
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 (at Old Fulton & Furman Streets), DUMBO
What: Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering and assisting gardeners with horticultural tasks to keep Brooklyn Bridge Park healthy and beautiful. To thank volunteers, breakfast will be served prior to the gardening. Register here.

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Earth Day at Prospect Farm
When: Saturday, April 21, 11am to 2pm
Where: Prospect Farm, 1194 Prospect Avenue (next to the Seeley Street Bridge), Windsor Terrace
What: Celebrate Earth Day at Prospect Farm with activities for all ages, including composting demonstrations, live music, face painting, a scavenger hunt, a plant sale, and more!

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Farmhouse Day & Tree Giveaway
When: Saturday, April 21, 11am to 3pm
Where: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road, East Flatbush
What: Pick up a free tree from 11am to 1pm then get your hands dirty at the Black Walnut Ink Workshop at 1pm where participants will learn how to crush, boil, and turn black walnuts into ink.

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Earth Day Block Party
When: Saturday, April 21, 1pm to 5pm
Where: Albee Square, Downtown Brooklyn
What: Downtown Brooklyn celebrates Earth Day and Car Free NYC at City Point and Albee Square with indoor/outdoor activities including a giant 100% recyclable maze; a scavenger hunt; musical performances; bicycle lessons for five- to fourteen-year-olds; family dance classes; face painting; sunflower seed planting; tie-dying; and a mobile Earth Day Reading Room featuring the exhibition EXPLORE Birds. Albee Square West will be closed to traffic all day, so bring a bike, roller skates, or deck chairs and enjoy the car-free streets.

11th Annual National Grid Day Celebration
When: Saturday, April 21, 2pm
Where: Weeksville Heritage Center, 158 Buffalo Avenue, Crown Heights
What: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts presents its 11th annual National Grid Day Celebration at the Weeksville Heritage Center. The Celebration is designed to educate families on how they can play a role in caring for the Earth and creating a more sustainable future. The event includes interactive family activities, experiential learning games, culinary demonstrations, and live performances.
How Much: Free

Earth Day Festivities on Kingsland Avenue
When: Sunday, April 22, 10am to 4pm
Where: 520 Kingsland Avenue, Greenpoint
What: Join the Newtown Creek Alliance for Earth Day events for all ages including street tree care on Kingsland Avenue; soil workshops; a free compost giveaway (take home a 40 pound bag!); waterfront planting; and more. Register here.

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The Urbanite’s Earth Day Retreat
When: Sunday, April 22, 10am to 12pm
Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden (enter at 1000 Washington Avenue), Administration Building Classroom 236, Crown Heights
What: Celebrate Earth Day with a guided walk through the Garden, taking time to listen to the birds, reflect, and reconnect with the pace of the natural world. Hear stories about nature’s evolutionary strategies as you explore and feel closer to nature.
How Much: Fee $29, $27 members

Earth Day Hike: Marine Park
When: Sunday, April 22, 12pm to 1:30pm
Where: Marine Park, Salt Marsh Nature Center, East 33rd Street & Avenue U, Marine Park
What: Celebrate Earth Day with the Urban Park Rangers and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature with a hike where participants will be introduced to the beauty of Marine Park. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes or boots and pack water and a light snack.
How Much: Free

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Earth Day Pow Wow
When: Sunday, April 22, 12pm to 4pm
Where: Sunset Park Recreation Center, 4200 7th Avenue (between 42nd & 43rd Streets), Sunset Park
What: Join Sunset Park’s Earth Day Native American Celebration with drumming, dancing, music, and traditions from North, Central, and South America, as well as the Caribbean and Hawaiian islands.
How Much: Free

Earth Day Celebration: El Garden
When: Sunday, April 22, 1pm to 7pm
Where: El Garden, 120 Jefferson Street, Bushwick
What: Bring a dish to share at this community picnic where there will also be seed ball making and seed starting. All are welcome.

Prospect Park Boathouse Audubon Center

Earth Day Celebration: Prospect Park
When: Sunday, April 22, 1pm to 4pm
Where: Prospect Park, Audubon Center at the Boathouse, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
What: Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center for their annual Earth Day celebration. Enjoy activities including catch-and-release fishing lessons (1pm to 4pm) and meet real birds of prey such as owls, hawks and other raptors with wildlife specialists (1:30 to 3:30pm).
How Much: Free

Via Eventbrite

Sowing a Regenerative Resistance: Earth Day Festival
When: Sunday, April 22, 2pm to 10pm
Where: Earth Arts Center, 936 Madison Street, Bushwick
What: A day-long event featuring workshops, lectures, seed shares, zine tables, and panels regarding humans’ relationship to the earth and solutions to help mitigate climate change.
How Much: RSVP $16

Earth Day Poetry Tour
When: Sunday, April 22, 3pm to 4pm
Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Avenue, Crown Heights
What: Join this tour as it explores the BBG’s specialty gardens—Herb, Water, and Conifer Collection—from the perspectives of ecology and poetry.
How Much: Free with Garden admission. Registration not required.

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TNOS Earth Day Fashion Show
When: Sunday, April 22, 3pm to 7pm
Where: Legendary Republic, 258 Johnson Avenue, East Williamsburg
What: The New Old School presents its annual Earth Day Fashion Show, providing a platform for local/independent designers and models while shedding light on Earth Day and the importance of preserving Mother Earth.
How Much: Tickets $27-$32

Bike To Work
When: Monday, April 23, 8:30am
Where: Meet at the Willink Entrance of Prospect Park (441 Flatbush Avenue), Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
What: Borough President Adams kicks off Earth Week with the annual Bike to Work ride which promotes greener ways to get around Brooklyn and beyond. Meet Adams at the Willink Entrance of Prospect Park (on Flatbush Avenue) at 8:30am and then ride along Flatbush to Grand Army Plaza. Riders will then head down Prospect Park West to Ninth Street, continue west on Ninth Street to Clinton Street, and proceed to Remsen Street. The ride will end at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Riders interested in participating should email adrummond@brooklynbp.nyc.gov.


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