Earth Day is a day to celebrate our love for our one and only planet and talk about ways to protect it in our community.
Here on Long Island there is a lot of fun events happening and we have a great list of places you can go to celebrate Earth Day this year.
*Please note we have listed the events from public sites and changes can occur at any time. Please check the particular location’s website/ social media pages for any updates regarding weather or date/time changes ahead of your arrival*
Here is our list of fun events:
Earthstock is Stony Brook University’s week long celebration of Earth Day! This award-winning campus-wide event is free and open to the public!
Earthstock – A Celebration of Earth Day
April 16 to 24, 2018
Sustainability: The Future Is Now
All Events Are Free and Open to the Public
Thursday, April 19
• The Great Debate: “Is Climate Change to Blame for Forced Mass Human Migrations?”
Harriman Hall Auditorium, 4 pm
• Experience: Jam Poetree and Sustainable Dye Night Staller Steps, 7 pm
• Lecture: “Space Junk — How the Debris Orbiting the Earth Affects Our Planet and Our Lives”
SAC, Sidney Gelber Auditorium, 7:30 pm
Friday, April 20
• Earthstock Festival, Academic Mall
• Farmers Market, 11 am
• Environmental and Educational Displays and Exhibitors, 11 am
• Live Music and Dance Performances on Two Stages, 11:30 am
• Opening Remarks/Green Pledge Ceremony, 12:15 pm
• Rubber Duck Races, 2 pm
• Ice Cream Social, 2:30 pm
• Drum Line and Color Guard Showcase, 3 pm
• Environmental Student Research Exhibition, 6:30 pm
• Keynote: Paul Shepson, “Embrace the Change,” Charles B. Wang Theater, 7:30 pm
Rain Location: SAC
Saturday, April 21
• Celebration: Environmental Club’s Green Gala SAC, Ballroom B, 8 pm
Tuesday, April 24
• Film Screening: “Wasted: The Story of Food Waste”
Food culture expert and author Eve Turow Paul discusses sustainable culinary practices. Charles B. Wang Center, Lecture Hall 1, 5 pm
View more information —> https://www.facebook.com/events/224952638051747/
🌍Celebrating Earth Day🌍
Join us for our 2nd annual CREEK DEFENDER clean up Day as we paddle down the local canals creeks and rivers doing what paddlers do best!!! Cleanup our bays!!! Cleaning locally to help globally.🌎
Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Long Island Yacht Club- 307 Little East Neck Rd S, Babylon, New York 11702
View more information —> https://www.facebook.com/events/579273659107292/
Engineer an earth-friendly creation and enjoy the Long Island Science Center.
Saturday, April 21st, 2018 9am to 1pm
Long Island Science Center- 21 N. Country Rd, Rocky Point, New York 11778
View more information —> https://www.facebook.com/events/2480116875547378/
A full day of educational family fun featuring nature programs, live animals, music, art, games and food to celebrate Earth Day 2018! What’s your favorite Eco-Carnival nature game? Alewife Challenge, Flight of the Osprey, Flying Squirrel Slingshot, Bird Bingo, Ring-billed Ring Toss? They’ll all be back, with some new surprises! 2018 Eco-Carnival, THIS SATURDAY, April 21 – see ya there!
Saturday, April 21st 11am to 4pm
Seatuck Environmental Association 550 S Bay Ave, Islip, New York 11751
View more information —>https://www.facebook.com/events/330242090811604/
Come join us for our Opening Day Earth Day Festival from 12-5pm on Saturday April 21st. (Raindate 4/22).
This is our first Fun-raiser Event of our 2018 Barnyard Event Series!
There will be Live Music by The Project, Local Craft Beer and Wine, Food Trucks, Revolution Yoga classes, Honey Bee Education/honey tasting, Hayrides, Farm Animals, Bouncy House, Face Painting, Book Trading, and Tastings in the Farm Store. Cairncrest farm from Upstate New York will be visiting with some samples https://www.facebook.com/cairncrestfarm A fun day on the farm to be had by all! Come join us!
Crossroads Farm is a Volunteer managed non-profit organization. All proceeds from events, store sales, and donations go straight into preserving the farm and allowing it to continue to operate for future generations.
Entry donation: $10/Adult $5/child. There will be a $29 unlimited Child Activity Package which includes the entrance donation, unlimited bouncy slide, hayrides, face painting, planting, and petting zoo.
Avoid the lines and purchase tickets in advance at www.crossroadsfarmli.org/events
480 Hempstead Ave, Malverne, New York 11565
View more information —> https://www.facebook.com/events/1754317504626231/
Spring Appreciation Day
April 21, 2018
12 PM – 5 PM
Stony Brook Village Center- 111 Main St, Stony Brook, New York 11790
Come out and celebrate the arrival of spring with music by Burke and Brenda, Walkie the bear and WALK radio, petting zoo, Three Village School’s Art Show and more!
View more information —> https://www.facebook.com/events/584400251920136/
Join us in celebrating Earth Day, with live animal presentations, nature hikes, crafts and wildlife encounters. $10 per person $5 for kids 4 and under, includes museum admission.
Saturday, April 21st at 1pm
Tackapausha Museum and Preserve– 2225 Washington Ave, Seaford, New York 11783
View more information —> https://www.facebook.com/events/2061251937488557/
Celebrate Earth Day with us on Saturday, April 21. We’ll have up-cycled crafts and of course, live music. Stop by and see our Fairy House Garden while you are here. A very special guest will be coming by to join our celebration!
This event will be in our garden weather permitting. All welcome!
Saturday, April 21st 1pm to 4pm
Sachem Library- 150 Holbrook Rd, Holbrook, New York 11741
View more information —>https://www.facebook.com/events/2092508727647074/
Paint your own canvas bag, learn to make paper from recycled materials and take home your very own origami planter.
Price of admission includes one canvas tote bag and access to a variety of art materials to customize your bag.
Saturday April 21st at 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Adult Admission: $20
Child Admission: $10
Family Admission (Family of Four): $40
Purchase tickets here: http://www.gallerynorth.org/upcoming-events/
All ages welcome.
Gallery North- 90 N Country Rd, East Setauket, New York 11733
View more information —>https://www.facebook.com/events/151843285483031/
See and touch live creatures form Long Island Sound as you learn about all the ways you can help keep our waters clean. Kids can decorate their own reusable totebag and try some sound-saving experiments while adults can meet with representatives from local environmental groups.
Sunday, April 22nd – 11am to 3pm
The Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor -279 Main St, Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724
View more information —> https://www.facebook.com/events/180796532713934/
Join us for a beach clean up. Everyone is invited! By attending a beach cleanup, you can have an immediate positive impact on our environment by removing trash before it infiltrates our inland and coastal waters.
Join us on Sunday April 22 at the 67 Steps Beach in Greenport. The activity will start at 12:00 PM. If possible, bring your own reusable bucket and reusable gloves.
For additional information and questions please contact LongIslandOysterGrowers@gmail.com
View more information —> https://www.facebook.com/events/158310034999931/
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.
Date: Sunday, April 22, 1pm-4pm
Fee: $10/child, $5/adult, discounts available for scouts
Sweetbriar Nature Center- 62 Eckernkamp Dr, Smithtown, New York 11787
View more information —>https://www.facebook.com/events/164756997522116/
Head to the Jones Beach Nature Center to join the fun!
• Free DIY T-shirt bags to bring to the grocery store or use at the beach!
• Photo op with the Lorax himself!
• Raffles and prizes!
• Rock painting and much more!
Sunday, April 22nd 1pm to 3pm
Jones Beach Nature Center, Wantagh NY
View more information —> https://www.facebook.com/events/760556604142510/
We hope you enjoy your Earth Day Weekend and enjoy any of the events you decide to attend this weekend on Long Island!