It is Earth Week, 2016! This year Earth Day is on Friday, April 22, and Arbor Day on Friday, April 29, with many activities coming up in Newark. All events are free!
Here are a few organized by the City and local groups:
- Friday, April 22 from 7 am to 2 pm: Earth Day e-Waste event at Peter Francisco Park in Newark’s Ironbound, between Edison Place and Ferry Street. Recycle your old TVs, PCs and laptops, printers, small household appliances, phones, and other electronic waste.
- Friday, April 22 from 10 am to 12 pm: Earth Day event at Greater Newark Conservancy Outdoor Learning Center at 32 Prince Street, with Rutgers University-Newark.
- Saturday, April 23 from 9 am to 12 pm: Ironbound Community Corporation tree planting at 149 Hermon St, organized by New Jersey Tree Foundation.
- Friday, April 29 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm: Arbor Day
Plantings and tree seedling giveaway at Hawthorne Hawks Healthy Harvest Farm, in Newark’s South Ward at 446 Hawthorne Ave, entrance at Demarest St. A City of Newark event with partners including Newark DIG and Greater Newark Conservancy. Free seedlings for all Newark residents!
- Saturday, April 30 from 9 am to 12 pm: United Vailsburg Services Organization tree planting at 1068 18th Ave, organized by New Jersey Tree Foundation.
- Saturday, May 7 from 10 am to 4 pm: Spring Block Party and Plant Sale at the Greater Newark Conservancy at 32 Prince Street. Remaining seedlings from the Arbor Day event at Hawthorne Farm will be given away at this event.
We hope to see you at one or more of these many events celebrating our environment!