1. There is always plenty going on at Prospect Park in Brooklyn!! From Fishing to birding to nature walks. Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center for its annual Earth Day celebration.
2. Enjoy a walk around Battery Park with sweeping views of Upper New York Bay.
3. Explore the Brooklyn Bridge Park like never before during open hours in the Environmental Education Center or walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert.
4. Help Clean up New York Harbor during Earth Day Cleanups at both Jamaica Bay and Sandy Hook
5. Take part in a beach cleanup at a neighborhood beach in New Jersey. Check out Clean Ocean Action's annual Beach Sweeps event
6. Enjoy Earth Day at a Monmouth County Park in New Jersey at one of their sites celebrating the day!
7. Volunteer at at the beautiful Conference House Park on Staten Island. Volunteer during "It's My Park" season with the Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender loving care to this beloved park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the spring/summer weather and upcoming events.
8. Have some fun enjoying the outdoors at the wonderful Hudson River Park. Hudson River Park offers a tremendous variety of exciting and unique activities throughout its 500-acre footprint. You’ll find things to do here that you can’t do anyplace else in Manhattan. From mini golf to carousel rides, and from historic walking tours to boat building, Hudson River Park has something for everyone.
9. Enjoy a relaxing walk among the tall trees and sloping hills at Cheesequake State Park in Old Bridge, NJ. Not only is it situated in the middle of the urban north and the suburban south, it lies in a transitional zone between two different ecosystems. Open fields, saltwater and freshwater marshes, a white cedar swamp, Pine Barrens, and a northeastern hardwood forest are the main characteristics of the park.
10. Celebrate Earth Day in New York City 2017 at Union Square for the annual outdoor Earth Day New York event. The event features dozens of exhibitors, including environmental non-profits, green businesses, kids' activities, and live performances. With more than 70 organizations represented, there is something for everyone. Looking to make a simple green change to your lifestyle? Bring your utility bill to the booth at E. 17th and Park Ave. to make the switch to clean energy in just minutes and also get $25 off your next bill!
MAKE EARTH DAY EVERYDAY
STOP THE WILLIAMS FRACKED GAS PIPELINE THROUGH NY HARBOR!
MY TOP 5 FAVORITE BOOKS ABOUT NY HARBOR
1. Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City by Leslie Day
2.Heartbeats in the Muck by John Waldman
3. The Fisheries of Raritan Bay by Clyde L. MacKenzie Jr.
4. Waterfront: A Walk Around Manhattan by Phillip Lopate
5. The Bottom of the Harbor by Joseph Mitchell