Earth Day is April 22 and we can’t think of a better reason to get outdoors with your family to one of these  events or festivals. Give kids a chance to appreciate the beauty of our planet, learn more about sustainability and enjoy the fresh air.

April 6

2024 Earth Day
Pulda Farm, North Brunswick
The educational experience will include hayrides, information from the Open Space Committee, talks with Rutgers Master Gardeners, projects from the Girls Scouts and other activities throughout the property.

April 10

A Celebration of Poetry and Native Plants
Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Madison
To mark National Poetry Month and Earth Day, listen to poems from “Leaning Toward Light: Poems for Gardens & the Hands That Tend Them” by Tess Taylor and Ann E. Wallace, co-hosts of The WildStory Podcast. Native plant expert Dr. Randi Eckel from Ask Randi will share tips on gardening.

April 19-21

Earth Day Cleanup and Green Fair
Downtown Somerville
A town cleanup and free tree seedling giveaway is Saturday in the Somerville High School parking lot. The Earth Day Green Fair takes place along Division Street on Saturday. All weekend, you can take part in a town swap where you place unwanted items (like clothes, books, household items and toys) on the curb for others to use.

BROADWAY GREEN ALLIANCE / Broadway Celebrates Earth Day Concert

April 20

Broadway Celebrates Earth Day Concert 
Times Square, New York, NY; livestreamed
The Broadway Green Alliance and Times Square Alliance want you to come to NYC for their third annual concert that celebrates all things Earth. The concert kicks off the NYC Department of Transportation’s Car-Free Earth Day.

S.O.A.R. Earth Day Celebration
Dreyer Field, Manalapan Rec Center, Manalapan
This Earth Day celebration is geared toward kids who are neurodiverse. There will be lots of crafts, plus you can pot your own plant.

Earth Day Festival
Echo Hill Park, Flemington
Planet Earth is the star of the show. Learn about Lenape Lifeways with Carla Messinger, a Lenape descendant from Pennsylvania, from the Turtle Clan Lenape. Rizzo’s Wildlife World will present a live animal show. Take part in activities led by 4-H club members. If you’re wearing boots, you can see what critters are swimming around in the stream, or you can fish in the pond. After the Earth Day StoryWalk, sit by the campfire for another interactive story.

Earth Day Celebration and Folk & Bluegrass Festival
Monroe Center Plaza, Hoboken
Join The Hoboken Alliance for eco-friendly activities, live music, hands-on arts and crafts, interactive fitness demonstrations, up-close animal encounters, earth-friendly educational activities, the Green Marketplace, face painting, food vendors, a community public art project, the Wolfpack Dunk Tank NJ Snake Man’s snakes and lizards.

Earth Day Workout
Bell Works, Holmdel
Instructors from F45 will lead a free workout on the roof deck to welcome spring.

Family Day: Spring Fest
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
Kids ages 3–10 and their caregivers can visit the Resnick Education Wing for a free open house featuring fun activities that celebrate the earth, nature, and all things spring. Highlights include instrument building from reused materials; group singing with artists Sonia De Los Santos, Emily Eagen and Skye Soto Steele; sound meditation; and mainstage performances with People of Earth and Michael Hearst and the Unusual Creatures.

Earth Day Event
Montclair Community Farms, Montclair
There will be four fun-filled stations, which include learning all about bees and a honey taste test, chickens, nature-related crafts, and a mock farm stand.

Earth Day
Newport Centre, Jersey City
Watch an interactive 1-hour show by NJ Snake Man, who will educate kids on snakes, lizards, turtles and more. Participate in a flower planting project and learn how to reduce your carbon footprint. Artwork from the Hudson County Improvement Authority’s Earth Day Art Contest will be on display.

April 20-21

Earth Day Weekend Celebration
New Jersey Botanical Garden, Ringwood
The gardens are open every day, but this weekend there will be extra-special programs planned to celebrate Mother Earth.

April 21

Daffodil Festival & Earth Day Fair
Van Neste Square, Ridgewood
Many interactive eco-themed activities will include educational displays, demos and crafts, in addition to a petting zoo, recycling magician, musical entertainment from the Blue Plate Special and activities for kids. A highlight every year is the Daffy Dog Parade, where leashed dogs and their owners are welcome to dress in costume to win prizes.

Mommy & Me Sundrop Sunday
Casino Pier Arcade, Seaside Heights
Celebrate Earth Day at Casino Pier Arcade with the Flower Princesses, who will hold a meet-and-greet and sing-along. You can also sign up for a DIY Sundrop flower pot workshop.

Earth Day at Round Valley
Round Valley Recreation Area, Lebanon
Look for signs of new life at Round Valley, starting in the south lot. Learn about simple things you can do to improve wildlife habitats in the area.

Earth Day
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton
Use the sun to make a special nature-based craft. Learn about pollinator gardens and how to tell the difference between native and non-native insects. Make your own seed bombs with native seeds to jump start your own garden at home. Explore nature photography and local biodiversity. Hear from museum curators about the night sky and the history of insects. Take a birdwatching tour of the Delaware River and hear more from Tulpehaking Nature Center. Bring home a seedling of a native NJ tree.

Earth Fair
Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Learn to care for nature, plants, the land, and yourself; this event is all about recycling and reusing inside your home and outside in your garden. There will be musicians, storytellers, presenters and artists to keep the day light and fun.

Earth Day Celebration: Story & Planting
Terhune Orchards, Princeton
Kids will read stories, plant seeds to take home and do a fun Earth Day craft activity.

April 22

Earth Day Wellness Fest
Loopwell, Montclair
Relax during 50 minutes of a grounding Yogalates flow for all levels, followed by a 15-minute sound bath meditation and henna.

April 26

Earth Day
Historic Smithville, Galloway
Galloway Green Market will offer native plant sales, baked goods, natural foods and crafters in the evening.

May 5

Sustainable Highland Park Earth Day Fest
Downtown Highland Park
Take a run, walk or roll through neighborhoods of Highland Park, then stick around for the annual Highland Park Street Fair and Sustainable Highland Park’s Earth Day Fest.

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