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Earth Month Activity Guide! For all 5 NYC Boroughs

Updated: Apr 19, 2022

Looking for ideas on what to do for Earth Month 2022? Peruse through this guide for free activities near you!

Photo by Vitaliy Piltser

GrowNYC Events

Climate Change workshops for youth and all ages:

These workshops will break down the complexity of Climate Change as well as help identify ways to take action on the issue.

Sign our petition!

NYC has cut millions of dollars from our community composting, reuse, and zero waste educational programs. At stake are all of GrowNYC’s Zero Waste programs: recycling education in public schools, food scrap collections, and Stop ‘n’ Swap community reuse exchanges. These vital programs educate our youth and turn New Yorkers’ waste into valuable resources – while diverting millions of pounds of materials from landfills.

Join GrowNYC’s call to Mayor Adams and the New York City Council to restore the funding to these indispensable programs in order to fight climate change, cut waste to landfills, and educate the next generation of environmental leaders in our schools. Add your voice. Sign and share our petition

NYC Parks Events

New York City Parks is enthusiastic to "get up, get out, and do something!" Browse their listings below to find an event at a park near you.

Brooklyn Events

Bronx Events

Staten Island Events

Queens Events

Manhattan Events

Live Virtual Events

  • For Kids by Kids Garden Chat: Thursday, April 14, 4-4:45 PM, Hosted by Kids Gardening, this live stream event will feature 3 young gardeners sharing their garden journey stories and chat on how growing plants can change the world. Come to listen and ask your own garden questions!

  • Earth Day Initiative: Thursday April 21, 1-8PM, incredible line-up of speakers, presentations, and performances to explore climate activism, sustainable solutions, and community-building around environmental issues. Line-up includes Bill McKibben, Mary Robinson, Congressman Adam Schiff, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Karen Washington, Senator Ed Markey, and more!

Self-Guided Activity Ideas

Eco-Movie Nights

We recommend:

  • Gather: Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.

  • My Octopus Teacher: A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world.

  • WALL-E: WALL•E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) is the last robot left on Earth, programmed to clean up the planet, one trash cube at a time. However, after 700 years, he’s developed one little glitch—a personality. He’s extremely curious, highly inquisitive, and a little lonely.

Events Around the World!

If you're looking for even more events all over the world, Earth Day Organization provides a map of global Earth Day events.

Whatever you do this Earth Month, we hope we grow together in the movement of caring for our communities and our earth every day!

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