Earth Day Events Happening in Westchester County

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From a birding event in Larchmont to a countywide park cleanup, here are ways to celebrate Mother Nature in Westchester this week.

Earth Day is on April 22, and what better way to celebrate the planet and its ethereal beauty than with a handful of eco-friendly, nature-oriented events? No matter where you are in Westchester, here are ways you can support the health of the county and learn more about the environment.

Earth Day Birding

Sheldrake Environmental Center, Larchmont
April 22, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Expert and lifelong birder Doug Bloom will be hosting a birding event on the morning of Earth Day. Attendees will identify birds by their sights and sounds, and Bloom will teach everyone about bird migration habits. Bloom is a former president of the Bronx River Sound Shore Audubon Society and current vice president. This event is free for fellow birders.

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Pitch in for Parks

April 22
Multiple locations

Join the expected, record-breaking 1,000 volunteers to help clean up parks around Westchester County. The event is happening on Earth Day, and the cleanup crews will be meeting at Glen Island Park, Tibbetts Brook, Bronx River Reservation, and Blue Mountain Reservation. Pre-registration is required to participate in the cleanup.

Earth Day Earthlings

Westchester Children’s Museum, Rye
April 22 & 23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Westchester Children’s Museum will be exploring nature’s elements with crafts and activities all inspired by the earth, air, wind, and fire. There’s something special about celebrating Earth Day with the Long Island Sound as your backdrop. This event is perfect for children ages 3 to 12.

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Ossining Earth Day Festival

Louis Engel Waterfront Park, Ossining
April 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Celebrate Mother Nature at Ossining’s 53rd annual Earth Day Festival. The event will feature live music, eco-demonstrations, delicious bites, and much more. Eventgoers will spend this Saturday by the Hudson River learning how to reduce their impact on the environment. There will be plenty of kids’ to-dos and hands-on activities, along with art displays and craft beer. The event is rain or shine and free for all.

 

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Earth Day Celebration

Rockefeller State Park, Peekskill
April 22, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Rockefeller State Park celebrates Earth Day by advocating for sustainability, climate action, and environmental protection through education. This family-friendly event will feature seed planting, a live birds of prey demonstration, and animal ambassadors. Representatives from local environmental organizations will also be in attendance. The rain date is April 23, and the event is free.

Earth Day Storytelling Event

Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak, Yonkers
April 22, 1-3 p.m.

Calling all storytellers! This is your chance to present a short story about water, nature, or climate change. Do you remember the feeling of being caught in the rain? Or how about digging through soil and finding a slimy worm? Your story can be in any format. And if you prefer to just listen, you can do that as well.

Earth Day at Crestwood

Yonkers Public Library, Crestwood Branch, Yonkers
April 22, 1-4 p.m.

Crestwood is hosting a handful of Earth Day activities. Head over to clean the garden, learn about native plants and trees, and make paper pots with seed mix.

Bedford Earth Day Festival

Bedford Hills Train Station, Bedford
May 7, noon – 3 p.m.

Bedford is celebrating Earth Day the following week at its spring festival. Head over to the Bedford Hills Train Station for a day full of activities, food, live music, composting tutorials, and a native plant sale. You can even learn how to maintain a healthy yard. This event is free.

Related: How to Make Your Westchester Home More Eco-Friendly

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