• Celebrate Mama Earth

    A Round-Up Of Ways To Reduce, Reuse And Recycle This Earth Day

    By Meghan Gearino

    This
    is the weekend to go green with Earth
    Day fast approaching on Sunday, April 22. It’s never too early to teach
    children about the importance of recycling and how to best take care of the most
    important home of all: our planet. Here’s to finding an event that inspires! — 

    Friday, April 20
    Earth
    Day Workshop at the
    Jacadi Madison Avenue Boutique
    1242 Madison Avenue
    3:30pm-4:30pm

    Join
    the French Institute for their Earth Day workshop at the Jacadi Madison Avenue
    Boutique to learn all about recycling. Kiddos will be able to create a
    sculpture out of recycled items. For
    children ages 4-6.

    The
    Dragon Child
    at The Skirball Center
    for the Performing Arts
    566 LaGuardia Place
    Times
    Vary, Friday-Sunday

    This
    environmental production shows us what happens when a once-beautiful and
    colorful world becomes destroyed by pollution and the disappearance of natural
    resources. The Dragon Child spotlights
    art, music, animation and puppetry, and is recommended for children ages six
    and up.

    The
    New York Children’s Theater Festival Presents Go
    Green! Prince Charming’s Quest for Love & Ecology in NYC

    10 West 64th Street
    Times
    Vary, Friday & Saturday

    A
    modern day prince must make the biggest decision of his life—save the Earth or
    complete his birthday quest. What will he choose? This hilarious musical is
    recommended for children ages four and up.

    Earth
    Day New York

    Grand
    Central Station & Times Square
    Times
    Vary, Friday-Sunday

    An
    Earth Day celebration spanning all five boroughs! Earth Day New York will be
    hosting events at both Grand Central Station and Times Square. Be sure to partake in
    the five-borough Passport to Green New York Scavenger Hunt for your chance to
    win cool prizes.

    Saturday, April 21
    Green
    Festival 2012:
    New York City at Javits Center North
    655 West 34th Street
    10am-7pm Saturday, 11am-6pm Sunday

    The
    Green Festival 2012 is the nation’s largest green-living event, and features
    arts & crafts for the kids and speakers and organic beer and wine for the
    adults. You’re sure to find something for the entire family.

    The
    Billy Jonas Band at Symphony Space

    2537
    Broadway
    11am

    Folk
    music for Earth Day! This unique crew uses household items like brooms, buckets
    and pans to create a percussion-based (and reusable) jam session.

    Earth
    Day with Ms. Frizzle at The Scholastic Store

    557
    Broadway
    3pm

    Magic
    School Bus fans, this is your chance to meet and hang out with Ms. Frizzle
    herself, snag a photo, and also plant and take home a tree in honor of Earth
    Day. For ages three and up.

    Sunday, April 22
    Earth
    Day Giveaway at The Disney Store

    150
    Broadway
    All
    Day

    Bring
    five plastic bags to be recycled at any Disney Store location and you will
    receive a free reusable shopping bag. Grocery shopping, anyone?

    Earth
    Day Images at Central Park
    Zoo
    Southeast
    Corner of Central Park
    10am-11:30am

    Led
    by wildlife photographer Judith Wolfe, kids ages 6-18 get to snap photos of zoo
    animals and wildlife. Be sure to bring your own digital camera to this event,
    as they are not provided on-site.

    I
    Love the Earth Collage Workshop at CMOM

    212 West 83rd Street
    10am & 1pm

    Bring
    kids ages four and up to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan for an eco art project.
    Children will learn that art supplies can be made from recycled materials and
    then create a colorful collage.

    Fifth
    Annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration on the Walt Whitman Theatre Plaza

    2900 Bedford Avenue, #234 Roosevelt Hall
    3pm-5pm

    Families
    should visit the displays and booths promoting energy conservation and
    sustainability practices, and stick around for live music, street performers
    and arts and crafts at this environmental fest.

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