Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, 2018. Did you know that Earth Day was started in 1970 to spotlight environmental causes and now is the largest globally celebrated non-religious event? It’s never too early to get our kids involved and there are many activities for them in NYC this weekend. Get moving!
Earth Day Activities in NYC
Every day is Earth Day at Fruiggie, a 100% organic, eco-friendly, non-toxic creative space in Brooklyn with art classes and workshops for children. Fruiggie uses recycled supplies in most arts and crafts projects and even edible paint. Explore your child’s creativity in making a unique nature collage that uses cereal boxes, twigs, leaves, flowers, and bottle caps to make beautiful landscapes. Fruiggie offers art classes and an eco-art camp for the summer.
Check out your local New York Public Library branch for various activities this Friday and Saturday. From eco-crafts classes to storytime for toddlers to science projects for teens, there’s something for the whole family. Our partner Art Farm in the City will be giving a LIVE animal presentation at Epiphany Library on Friday.
On Saturday, take a walk through the cherry blossom festival at Randall’s Island. Lots of kid-friendly activities—face painting, kite flying, and even “yoyo balloon fishing.” We’re going just to find out what that is.
Start your Sunday with a yummy family breakfast at the Queens Zoo. The Wildlife Conservation Society has prepared a full day for families to visit the animals and take part in projects such as planting flowers or building birdhouses to teach our kids how to support local wildlife. Or, if you’re near the Staten Island Zoo, try out their eco-crafts and hands-on activities to celebrate Earth Day.
Drive over (or back) to Manhattan and teach your young fashionistas to “upcycle” old clothes into new eco-fashion. The Fashion Class will help budding designers and beginners take a button down shirt and transform it into a fabulous dress. Sounds like a great way to channel our kids’ ingenuity.
Let’s get our kids involved this Earth Day and make them leaders in caring for our planet!