QUEENS — Looking to celebrate Earth Day in the borough? From trash pickup and tree planting to live music and fitness lessons, here's what's happening in Queens on April 22:
Where: Meet at The Overlook in Forest Park (80-30 Park Lane), Kew Gardens
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join the Friends of Forest Park for a family-friendly Earth Day park cleanup. The group will provide gloves, bags and trash-pickers, as well as rakes to clean up around the playground. This event is for all ages. Those interested can RSVP on the group's Facebook page or email FriendsOfForestPark@yahoo.com.
Where: Meet at Victorian House at Maple Grove Cemetery (83-15 Kew Gardens Rd.), Kew Gardens
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event will include trash pickup, planting and mulching tree pits, sidewalk cleanup and installation of dog waste stations. Local businesses will donate food and beverages for the event. Those interested can sign up on Facebook or email email@example.com.
Where: Meet at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Corona
When: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Join LIC-based group HarborLAB for a bicycle tour to learn how proper water management sustains our city, lives, and habitat. The tour will start with a presentation at the Queens Museum. It will also include lunch at Green Zenphony in Rego Park, as well as stops at Grand Bicycle Center in Maspeth and the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint, before ending in LIC's Gantry Plaza State Park. Those not biking are welcome to meet the group en route. Participation is free. The Queens Museum has a suggested donation. To participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "World Water Day Bike Ride."
Where: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd. (Beach 59th St.), Arverne
When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance for a community volunteer day culminating in a celebration of the land and water. Volunteers will be cleaning the shoreline and planting native beach plum and shrubs to create a natural protective buffer of dunes along the east end of the Rockaways. Adults and kids alike are welcome to participate. Registration is not required.
Where: Shore Boulevard, Astoria Park, Astoria
When: 1 to 5 p.m.
Join the Astoria Park Alliance in this Earth Day celebration where Shore Boulevard will be car-free. Activities will include a volunteer shoreline clean-up, live music, games, fitness lessons, dance performances as well as the grand opening of the park’s newly refurbished bocce ball court.
Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston
When: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a serene sunset nature walk through the wilds of APEC’s trails, then listen to Native American stories and music, honoring Mother Earth. Pre-registration is required. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The event is limited to 40 participants. Tickets are $5 per person.
These listings were compiled by DNAinfo Queens reporters Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska, Katie Honan and Jeanmarie Evelly.