Saturday, April 21, 2007

Earth Day Weekend Events in Park Slope

It's Earth Day weekend and there are a few events in and around Park Slope that are of note.

First, there's the Eco*Fair and Recycle-In at JJ Byrne Park on Fifth Avenue. That takes place from 11AM-4PM and will include Electronics Recycling, Clothing Recycling, Bike Repair, a Recycled Fashion Show, Community Supported Agriculture, a Kids' Clothing Swap, Solar exhibits, environmental activist group displays, gardens, scavenger hunts and composting. According to organizers nothing is for sale and everything will be free.

The recycling includes computers and electronic devices (no appliances). The Recycle Fashion Show takes place at 1:30PM. The Old Stone House is offering composting and gardening tips from 11AM to 3PM.

The Park Slope Civic Council will be having its Spring Clean Sweep from 10AM-2PM and Park Slope Parents are offering activities for children from 11AM-3PM. The "Kids Clothing Shop is from 10:30AM-1:30PM.

Click over to Recycle This for more info on the whole deal.

Meantime, Prospect Park is offering two days worth of Earth Day activities. Events that run both Saturday and Sunday April 21 – 22 include:

Discover Tour: Nature Revival, 3 p.m. Audubon Naturalists explain what can be done to protect nature in Prospect Park and beyond. Audubon Center. Free.

Earth Day Pledge, 12 – 5 p.m. Learn about what you can do to help the environment by reducing waste, conserving energy, recycling, saving water, and protecting our natural resources. Make an Earth Day pledge that will be posted at the Boathouse. Audubon Center. Free.

Go Green at the Zoo, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit the Zoo’s animal ambassadors – the Hamadryas Baboon family – and find out what WCS is doing to save wild animals all around the globe. Zoo. Free with admission.

Saturday Only event include:

Hands On New York, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet at Long Meadow & Endale Arch. Enter Park at Flatbush Avenue & Eastern Parkway. Spruce up the trees and paths along the nation's longest meadow in any urban park with volunteers from the community and New York Cares. Call (718) 965-8960 for details.

Youth Earth Day Fest, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Join the Prospect Park Youth Council and discover what individuals can do to prevent global warming. Help with recycling, gardening, composting and painting, and check out great music by Steel Sensation. Bring your old cell phones for recycling. Youth Resource Center, located at Bowling Green at the Parade Ground.

Sunday Only Events Include:

B’EarthDay Bash, 1 – 4 p.m. Celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Prospect Park Audubon Center, as well as the birthdays of John James Audubon and Frederick Law Olmsted. Visitors can count on a fun-filled day of musical performances, arts and crafts, and more. Audubon Center. Free.

Puppet Parade. Everyone is invited to join the parade of wonderful, one of a kind puppets created by the Puppeteers Cooperative. Parade begins and ends at the Boathouse. 1 p.m.



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