Earth Day 2023
Earth Day is Saturday! 🌎🌱
Here’s How You Can Celebrate
Earth Day is Saturday, April 22! Our amazing Green Arts committee has put together a round up of ways you can make an impact and support sustainable initiatives in our Brooklyn community. Want to help shape our gardening and sustainability initiatives at P.S. 20? Join the Green Arts committee on Konstella or email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Atlantic Terminal Earth Day Celebration
Friday, April 21: 2pm - 4pm
Join for a free, family-friendly open air event on Friday (note the date!) in Downtown Brooklyn on Atlantic Terminal’s outdoor plaza. Activities include: Earth day crafts, adventure play with recycled materials, music & more. Fun for kids ages 2-10. (The event will be moved inside at Atlantic Terminal Mall if there are any weather related issues).
Governors Island Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 22: 10am - 3pm
This free celebration of all things ecological will feature environmental education activities for all ages, guided tours of the Island’s climate-resilient landscapes and unique Urban Farm, a bird walk focused on early migratory birds passing through Governors Island, a hands-on workshop on making your own seed balls with the Trust’s horticulture team, insect ecology activities, free bike lessons with Bike New York, an immersive performance by artist Seung-Taek Lee, and more. The Island will host morning volunteer projects and invites you to participate in hands-on, high-impact stewardship activities with Trust for Governors Island gardeners, Billion Oyster Project, National Park Service, Earth Matter, and the Bee Conservancy.
Details and a full schedule of events here
Fort Greene Park Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 22: 11am - 2pm
Fort Greene Park is hosting a ton of free Earth Day activity stations for families, including wildflower paper-making, recycle bottle toss, seed bombs, origami frog racing, and more. There will also be sustainability-focused stations, including a clothing swap and plant swap!
Earth Day 2023 with Solar One and Brooklyn Public Library
Saturday, April 22: 11am - 1pm
Join two local non-profits, Solar One and Brooklyn Public Library, in celebrating Earth Day 2023! Since 2016, these two organizations have been collaborating on renewable energy projects at different libraries to make the buildings more resilient and reduce carbon impact on the grid. Those projects are finally built and ready to share with the community. Featured activities include a movie screening about climate change, demonstration of the BPL renewable system production, information on solar + battery energy storage for your building in Brooklyn, and DIY activities to demonstrate how the technology works.
Albee Square Downtown Brooklyn Car-Free Earth Day
Saturday, April 22: 11am - 3pm
Join the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership for an exciting and earth-friendly activation on the plaza at Albee Square. Albee Square West will be closed to traffic all day, so bring your yoga mats, bikes, scooters, and roller skates and enjoy a car-free street! Free art making from reused materials, repurpose old t-shirts, bring clothes for the clothing swap or take a Zumba class. Details here
Gates Avenue Plaza Earth Day Garden Party
Saturday, April 22: 11am - 4pm
Come to the official opening of the new Gates Avenue Plaza (Gates and Vanderbilt Avenues) with a soireé packed with music, food, and fun! Bring your families out to enjoy fantastic hands-on activities and interactions with local organizations like Brooklyn Public Library, Street Lab, Recycle A Bicycle, The Horticultural Society of New York, NYC Department of Small Business Services, NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY), and others. There will also be yummy treats from local businesses — all FREE and in celebration of a new public plaza space in the area where Fort Greene and Clinton Hill meet, adjacent to a popular greenspace.
Details and tickets here
SHOWFIELDS Wililamsburg Family Earth Day Expo
Saturday, April 22: 12pm - 4pm
Join Petya Grigorieva, author of the adorable (and educational) coloring book Healthy Earth, for a fun, kid-friendly workshop designed to teach kids about sustainability through art, play, and an uplifting climate solutions discussion. Every child will receive their own keepsake page from the Healthy Earth coloring book. Be sure to stop by and chat with Nicole De Santis, director of Clean Bushwick Initiative. She’ll be on hand with interactive displays that address common recycling do’s and don’ts, debunk recycling myths, and provide options for small sustainable swaps you can make that will have a big impact on your day-to-day personal waste production. Enjoy giveaways from Lifeway Kefir and 30% off your purchase from Rise Garden. The first 20 guests to spend $50 will receive a SHOWFIELDS tote with treats from Branch Basics and Oobli.
St James Joy Anniversary and Block Cleanup
Saturday, April 22: 12pm - 8pm
Join St James Joy for their 3rd anniversary celebration with a block cleanup and lineup of DJ’s.