Earth Day is April 22nd and we can’t think of a better reason to get outdoors with your family to one of these special events or festivals. Give kids a chance to appreciate the beauty of our planet, learn more about sustainability and just enjoy the fresh air. Check websites for COVID rules and be sure to bring your mask!
Saturday April 10
Earth Day Festival
Bucks County Audubon Society, 2877 Creamery Rd., New Hope, PA
Celebrate our amazing planet with many great programs and activities at this festival, all geared to getting you and your family out, enjoying and learning more about nature! View and purchase goods from environmentally-friendly vendors and learn more about green industry & environmental organizations in our area! Register upon arrival for guided walks, including a wildflower walk.
Sunday April 18
Daffodil Day at Reeves-Reed Arboretum
Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit
Daffodil Day is a decades-old tradition in Summit, when visitors to the Arboretum have an opportunity to enjoy one of the largest daffodil collections in New Jersey – over 50,000 bulbs in bloom in the Arboretum’s glacially carved Daffodil Bowl. Be sure to sign up for a time slot as no walk-ins are allowed.
Earth Day Kids Yoga Hike
Summit Field, 2-60 Bear Lane, South Orange
This is a hike perfect for kids ages 6-10. They’ll enjoy a moderate hike, relaxing yoga and some fun Earth Day activities! A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to the South Mountain Conservancy that helps preserve, protect and enhance its natural beauty.
Thursday April 22
2021 Earth Day Climate Action Flag Raising Ceremony
City Hall Balcony, 280 Grove St., Jersey City
Join your fellow citizens outside at City Hall Plaza for this ceremony to signify Jersey City’s willingness to take action to protect our planet. Be sure to wear a mask and observe social distancing.
Earth Day Tree Planting Celebration
Patchwork Pastures Animal Sanctuary, 108 Rte. 565, Wantage
Plant a tree in the Forget Me Not Orchard, dedicated to those who have lost their battles with addiction. Participants will be planting 60 fruit trees in the shape of a heart to honor those lost, and create a sustainable food supply for the animals rescued at the sanctuary.
Earth Day Green Market
Historic Smithville, The Village Green, 615 E. Moss Hill Rd., Smithville
The market will host an array of native plants, baked goods, artisan crafts and so much more!
Earth Day Spring Planting
Mountain Lakes House, 57 Mountain Ave., Princeton
Join Friends of Princeton Open Space for a special Earth Day spring planting session at the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve! Volunteers will plant 5,000+ herbaceous plugs in the Forest Restoration site. BYO mask, water bottle and work gloves.
Earth Day on the Green!
Rider University, on the campus green behind the BLC, 2083 Lawrenceville Rd., Lawrenceville
Come celebrate Earth Day! Join for live performances, crafts, games and prizes! Wear a mask and come on down for some safe socialization.
Saturday April 24
Bayonne’s Earth Day Cleanup 2021
City of Bayonne
Don’t worry about bringing supplies, just bring your brawn! Help clean up your community and teach the kids about taking care of Mother Earth. Sign up to clean a specific area of the community. Interested organizations and individuals are invited to register a team. Sign up for team of 4-10 people, or they can place individuals on a team near where you live or work. To register, please contact Dec Dee Bottino in the UEZ Office at 201-858-6357 or by e- mail: BayonneUEZ@baynj.org
Sunday April 25
Earth Day at the New Weis Center
The New Weis Center for Education, Arts & Recreation, 150 Snake Den Rd., Ringwood
Celebrate our home with the Signs of Spring Nature Walk, Upcycled craft activity, Weis history walk and learn about macroinvertebrates and the watershed! Registration required, except for decorating a reusable bag and spring clean up.
Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
$2/person or $10/family
Head outside for the Tenafly Nature Center’s Forest Defenders event, where your burgeoning environmentalists can learn about invasive species and how they toxify soil and harm native plants by identifying non-native plants and working with the land manager to find the best removal techniques. Event repeats May 9 and 23.
Earth Day: Interactive Trivia Game
Choose a day during Earth Day week to go online and answer trivia questions about environmental protection to save Mother Earth! Each session is the same game, so choose a date that works for you.
Virtual Earth Day Walk
Senior park naturalist Laura Bush will be live on location during this virtual walk, discussing topics such as recycling, composting, gardening and creating homes for wildlife. The event is free but registration is required.
ACUA: Virtual Earth Month
Month of April
ACUA will be celebrating Mother Earth all month long with eco-friendly workshops, live shows, educational videos and more! All events are free to join.