Earth Day Governors Island

Saturday April 22, 2023 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Governors IslandPier 11 Gouverneur Lane at South StreetF.D.R. Drive ManhattanNYC NY 10005
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Cel­e­brate Earth Day on Gov­er­nors Island!

Back for its sec­ond year, this free day-long cel­e­bra­tion of all things eco­log­i­cal will fea­ture envi­ron­men­tal edu­ca­tion activ­i­ties for all ages, guid­ed tours of the Island’s cli­mate-resilient land­scapes and unique Urban Farm, a bird walk focused on ear­ly migra­to­ry birds pass­ing through Gov­er­nors Island, a hands-on work­shop on mak­ing your own seed balls with the Trust’s hor­ti­cul­ture team, insect ecol­o­gy activ­i­ties, free bike lessons with Bike New York, an immer­sive per­for­mance by artist Seung-Taek Lee, and more.

The Island will host morn­ing vol­un­teer projects and invites you to par­tic­i­pate in hands-on, high-impact stew­ard­ship activ­i­ties with Trust for Gov­er­nors Island gar­den­ers, Bil­lion Oys­ter Project, Nation­al Park Ser­vice, Earth Mat­ter, and the Bee Con­ser­van­cy. Projects will focus on land­scape care and are suit­able for all ages and abil­i­ty lev­els. Tools and mate­ri­als will be provided.

EVENT SCHED­ULE Events will take place at the Parade Ground unless oth­er­wise not­ed. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is rec­om­mend­ed but not required for par­tic­i­pat­ing in vol­un­teer projects, see link below.

  • 10am- 10:30am: Vol­un­teer project registration
  • 10:30am — 12:30pm: Island-wide vol­un­teer projects
  • 1pm: Com­mu­ni­ty Cel­e­bra­tion with give­aways, per­for­mances, food trucks, and more
  • 1pm: Urban Farm Tour with Earth Mat­ter NY
  • 1 – 3pm: Learn to Ride kids bike class with Bike New York at the Oval
  • 1:30pm: Seed­ing Your Way to a Native Habi­tat seed ball work­shop at the Urban Farm
  • 2pm: The Earth Per­for­mance: Reen­act­ment by Seung-Taek Lee/Canal Projects
  • 2pm: Ear­ly Migra­tion Bird Walk with NYC Audubon
  • 2pm: Intro­duc­tion to the Cir­cu­lar Econ­o­my with Cir­cu­lar Econ­o­my Manufacturing
  • 2:30pm: Guid­ed nature tour of The Hills with Trust’s hor­ti­cul­ture team and an insect ecologist



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