Celebrate the earth this month. Credit: Filip Urban

April 22 is Earth Day, but events occur the entire month of April in an effort to raise environmental awareness. Here are just a few events worth checking out this month:

The Bronx River Open House

April 20

Various locations

Join the Bronx River Alliance for a free open house to celebrate Earth Day with canoeing, walking tours, kid-friendly educational activities and workshops, a hydration station, a native tree giveaway, and more. Read more.

Earth Day on Governors Island

April 20, 10 a.m.-3pm

Governor’s Island

Cel­e­brate the pow­er of native plants through free edu­ca­tion­al activ­i­ties and work­shops for all ages, guid­ed tours through the Island’s open space, a par­tic­i­pa­to­ry mur­al inspired by the rela­tion­ship between milk­weed and monarch but­ter­flies, nature activities, and more. Read more.

Open Streets: Car-Free Earth Day

April 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Various locations 

This annual car-free event hosted by the Department of Transportation will give access to 50-plus streets across the city- this year being the largest yet. There will also be free unlimited 30-minute Citi Bike rides by using the promo code CARFREE24 in the Citi Bike app. See all locations here.

This year’s Earth Day Festival on Randall’s Island will feature crafts, live music and more. Credit: Sebastian Enrique

Earth Day Festival

April 20, 12-3 p.m.

Randall’s Island

Explore vibrant seasonal blooms, enchanting cherry blossoms, and embrace the spirit of sustainability with live music, arts, crafts, educational activities, cooking demos, and more. Read more.

Earth Day: Flower Power!

April 20, 1-3 p.m.

Staten Island Museum

Celebrate the earth by crafting flower crowns, making seed paper, creating wildflower seed bombs, and designing your own seed packets. Learn more.

Earth Day Festival at Fort Greene Park

April 27, 11a.m.-2 p.m.

Fort Greene Park

Celebrate Earth Day at Fort Greene Park with storytimes, a plant swap, music making, community planting, and more. Read more.

Climate Arts Festival

April 27, 11 a.m.-4p.m.

Queens Botanical Garden

Bring the whole family for fun, hands-on activities, art exhibits, music, interactive performances, special tours, demonstrations and more! Read more.

Nicole Perrino is the founder of Bronxmama.com, a hyperlocal website for Bronx families where she use her influence to celebrate the beauty that the Bronx has to offer. In addition to her role at Bronxmama,...

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