April 18, 2012

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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