How to Celebrate Earth Day in North Brooklyn

The verdant pleasures of Transmitter Park await

Last weekend’s warm spell was a tease, and though it hardly feels like spring has settled in, Earth Day is upon us. We celebrate our blue marble this Sunday, April 22, with plenty to do around the nabe to help tidy, decorate, and love our fragile planet. Check out these (free!) events below.

Kombrewcha!

Cheers to the Chill Life
Roberta’s | 261 Moore Street
April 20 | 5–10 PM
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Kombrewcha invites you to ring in Earth Day and kick-off the weekend at Roberta’sMade with tea, water, sugar, organic yeast and scoby (all natural ingredients that this beautiful Earth has to offer), Kombrewcha is the perfect alternative to beer, wine or cider – hold the hangover.

What’s better than yoga AND some spring cleaning in Bushwick’s favorite park?

Bushwick Earth Day Celebration
Maria Hernandez Park
April 22 | 1–3 PM
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Join Keep Bushwick Beautiful and Loom Yoga Bushwick for an Earth Day Celebration! We’ll up clean trash and beautify the park and then enjoy a free all-levels yoga class in the park. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat if you have one. We will provide all the supplies for the cleanup/park work; some yoga mats will be available as well.

Earth Day Mural Project
118 Graham Avenue at McKibbin Street
April 22 and 23 | All Day
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Sacred Arts Research Foundation will be partnering with Artolution, The Golden Drum, M.A.I.S.C and the Borinquen Plaza Community Center YMCA of North Brooklyn to create a collaborative mural in the neighborhood of North Brooklyn at 118 Graham Avenue at McKibbin Street. This community mural project will be a free public event for families to attend and participate in the completion of a public work of art. There’ll be food! There’ll be neighbors! There’ll be art!

Show off your green thumb!

Greening Greenpoint
McGorlick Park
April 22 | 10 AM – 12 PM
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Come get your hands dirty and spruce up Kingsland Avenue! Meet Greening Greenpoint at the McGolrick Park pavilion at 10 AM and we’ll walk together to Kingsland for some street tree care between Norman and Greenpoint Avenues. Suitable for all ages — Greenpoint Eco Schools’ Sustainability Coaches will be present to help with activities for even the youngest tree stewards! After stewarding some trees and making the block look great, head on over to 520 Kingsland Wildflower Garden for more Earth Day festivities with Newtown Creek Alliance, more information here!

Gardens of the Galaxy Spring Greenpointers Market
Greenpoint Loft | 67 West Street
April 22 | 1–7 PM

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Not so into the outdoors? If all else fails, come support local artists at Greenpointers Gardens of the Galaxy Spring Market!

60+ highly curated vendors plus FREE fun activities including:
Space Garden art installation for the Photo Booth
Henna Tattoos by Miss V
Tarot Card Readings by Hannah Frishberg
Nail Art by Peenk
3D Scans and Digital Avatar Creation by Capture Me In 3D
Rooftop Yoga by Hosh Yoga
Face painting by Greenpoint YMCA
DJ session by The Josh Craig

 

About Billy McEntee

Billy McEntee has been fortunate to work for arts non-profits in Boston, Denver, Berkeley, and now New York. His writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn Magazine, Indiewire, HowlRound, Eclectica Magazine, and others. He's usually getting wine at Dandelion or eating cookies at Archestratus.

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