Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, and there are many ways you can celebrate on Long Island. Whether you choose to participate in a community cleanup or bring your kids to a fun, educational program, you’ll be honoring the planet by attending one of these Earth Day events.
Earth Day Events on Long Island 2023
A panel of experts will educate on misinformation, and environmental impact, offering practical and viable alternatives to power your home and feed your family with clean (and responsible) energy in a conversation about the truth behind the myths told by the gas industry. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Free. 7 p.m. April 20.
Help make the Town of Riverhead a cleaner and more beautiful place. Join the Riverhead Litter Committee at this cleanup in honor of Earth Day. Supplies can be picked up at Town Hall, and volunteers can register for a location to clean. Community service credits are available. Sign up online as an individual or a team by emailing [email protected]. 9-11 a.m. April 22.
Join local elected officials and Freeport-based nonprofit The Green Army to clean up the Brookside Preserve. Organizers will provide plastic gloves and garbage bags. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own pokers, rakes, grabbers, and other tools. Wear long sleeves, pants, socks, and other protective attire to safeguard against ticks. RSVP with Nassau County Legislator Debra Mulé’s office at 516-571-
6205 or [email protected]. 51 Terrace Ave., Freeport (Across from Glacken Park). 9-11 a.m. April 22.
Join the Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor for its Earth Day event to clean Scudder’s Pond. Volunteers are encouraged to bring garden gloves, a three-pronged rake, and buckets, and to wear boots and long pants. In addition the cleanup, there will be water monitoring and oyster gardening demonstrations. Scudder’s Pond, Shore Road Entrance, Sea Cliff. 9-11 a.m. April 22.
Meet dogs and cats from the Southampton Animal Shelter (10 a.m.-12 p.m.), meet the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons! Learn about their mission and programs, and the grand re-opening of their renovated East Hampton Adoption Center later this spring. South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Tpke. All ages. Free. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. April 22.
Join the Town of Huntington for a family-friendly Earth Day celebration. Kids and adults alike can learn about the beautiful planet while enjoying food, music, and free activities and services at Manor Farm Park. 210 Manor Rd., Huntington. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 22.
In celebration of Earth Day, join LongHouse Reserve and artist, weaver, creative director of Luum Textiles Suzanne Tick and her studio designers in a weaving workshop using recycled materials.
Participants are encouraged to bring their discarded belongings to weave into their looms to give these materials a new life. LongHouse Reserve, 133 Hands Creek Rd. Ages 5 and up. 12-1 p.m. April 22.
Join the Green Teens in celebrating Earth Day and come learn about how you can make a difference in keeping our planet healthy! Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave, Garden City. Free with admission. 12 p.m. April 22.
The fair will have education about sustainable practices, gardening with native plants, recycling, reducing pollution in our waterways, and using green energy. The best part? You get free sustainable products to bring home! Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. Free. 10 a.m. April 23.
Celebrate the wonders of the natural world and living things that share the planet with us. Children will meet resident animals, enjoy the natural world through their senses, and go on a scavenger hunt to find out some of the things they can do to help the natural world.
Come away with a craft to help reduce your impact on the Earth. Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Dr. Ages 4 and up. 1-3 p.m. April 23.
-With New York Family.