How to Celebrate Earth Day on Long Island

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Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd, its day to provoke policy changes and show support for environmental protection. Giving back is a way of thanking the earth for everything it has given us such as air, water, and resources. There are many things to do on Long Island to celebrate or give back on Earth Day to help achieve a healthy sustainable environment.

Open Day Earth Day Festival

Date/Time: Saturday, April 21st – 12pm-5pm

Location: Crossroads Farm

480 Hempstead Ave

Malverne, NY 11565

Cost: Free Event (all ages are welcome)

Don’t miss the Earth Day Festival at Crossroads Farms. Enjoy activities, live music workshops and more.

Gardening 101: Gardening for Beginners

Date/ Time: Sunday, April 22nd – 1:30pm-3:30pm

Location: Patchogue Medford Library

60 East Main Street

Patchogue, NY 11772

Cost: Free event

Phone: Call and register (631) 654-4700

Learn how to garden by nurturing what grows. Gardening101 will teach you how to plant and design your own garden at home by showing you how to prepare soil, plant and transplant seeds.

Quogue Wildlife Refuge Earth Day Celebration

Date/Time: Saturday, April 28th -12pm-3pm

Location: Quogue Wildlife Refuge

3 Old Country Road

Quogue, NY 11959

Cost: Free event (held rain or shine)

Celebrate nature on the east end of Long Island at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. Activities include guided nature walks, animal presentations, crafts and self-guided kayaking and canoeing.

Conservation Kids-Habitat Conservation

Date/Time: Saturday, April 21st – 2pm-4pm

Location: Center for Science Teaching and Learning

1450 Tanglewood Rd

Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Cost: $14/a child

Ages: 5-12

Teach children the importance of Earth Day so they can keep it healthy and clean for future generations. Make your own DIY craft using recycled materials to make a beautiful work of art. Kids will also learn about biodiversity and how plants and animals interact with the environment.

Sound Off! (Save the Long Island Sound)

Date/ Time: Sunday, April 22nd – 11am-3pm

Location: The Whaling Museum and Education Center

279 Main Street

Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

Cost: Free event

Learn about the history and conservation of the Long Island Sound. Enjoy a hands-on experience including a live touch tank from The Waterfront Center, science experiments, water monitoring and information booths.

Seatuck’s Annual ECO-Carnival

Date/Time: Saturday April 21st – 11am-4pm

Location: Seatuck Suffolk County Environmental Center

550 South Bay Ave

Islip, NY 11751

Cost: Free event (donations are suggested)

Seatuck’s Annual ECO-Carnival is one of the biggest earth day celebrations on Long Island. There will nature stations, and nature inspired arts and crafts. All ages are welcome to enjoy the games, booths, live performances and food.

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