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Things to do Over Spring Break, Earth Day- Brooklyn Style

There's a host of activities for entrepreneurs, kids, bikers and more!
Earth Day, BK Reader

Brooklyn, there's a lot going on with the weather getting warmer, Earth Day on April 22, and public schools on spring break!

To start, you can ride a Citi Bike for free for 30 minutes on April 20. To redeem your free pass, enter promo code CARFREE24 on the “Daypass” tab of the Citi Bike app.

You'll also notice a lot of block parties happening all across the city, courtesy of the city Department of Transportation, which has a long list of Open Streets celebrations scheduled, including one on 5th Avenue in Brooklyn. 

But if you need more, here's what else is going on:

April 19 -21


BKLYN Commons is teaming up with MYCO/Brooklyn Global Shapers, a group of climate activists and leaders, to host an Earth Day Summit and promote MYCO’s unique SOLA Market. The three-day experience born from the World Economic Forum (WEF), is designed to champion and explore the intersectionality of climate and environmental justice movement at the nexus of racial, gender, and queer liberation. There are talks on climate and power, climate technology, how to run a sustainable business, tile-making sessions and an after party with DJs. For more information, click here

April 19 - April 30

Spring Break at Luna Park

Coney Island's favourite amusement park is extending its hours from 11 am to 8 pm. Recently added to Luna Park includes Leti’s Treasure, a log flume attraction and Tony’s Express, the family-friendly coaster that intertwines with the flume. 

April 20

Sari Carel: A More Perfect Circle, a Public Art Commission at Lentol Garden, Greenpoint

Artist and activist Sari Carel will present a series of ceramic sculptures inspired by the single-use coffee cup, a ubiquitous object that brings into focus people’s daily experience of interacting with trash. The installation connects our personal encounters with disposable objects to the wider systems that fill our lives with waste. A More Perfect Circle is curated by Jennifer McGregor. The project opens to the public on April 20, 2024 and will be on view through June 30, 2024. The Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Centerin Brooklyn will co-present the project, host selected programs, and present a behind the scenes look at the project in display cases. For more information, click here

Clean-up at Irving Square Park, Bushwick

Partnerships for Parks, a joint program of City Parks Foundation and NYC Parks, will host an Earth Day Celebration event will be held in partnership with Friends of Irving Square Park from 1 pm - 4 pm. This event will include weeding, mulching, and a park cleanup. There will also be family-friendly activities including native seedling planting and education, terracotta planter decoration with free succulents, and nature themed face painting. Additionally, an arborist and native wildflower expert will be on hand to answer questions about trees and flowers. This event will be co-hosted by Stolen Magnolia plant store and The Ecological Communities Project. Fore more information, click here

Earth Day Wind Energy Party For families at City Point, downtown Brooklyn

Kids can build wind turbines and other sculptures from recycled materials, decorate wind turbine cookies and create other crafts and learn about offshore wind energy coming to Brooklyn. The free event, between 11 am and 1 pm, will take place on the ground floor next to Rumi’s at City Point in downtown Brooklyn. RSVP here.

Waste No More Clothing Swap at The Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Heights

Bring your new or gently used clothes, accessories, and shoes for all seasons and participate in our vibrant exchange. You can contribute and take home up to 10 items, but if you have more to share, rest assured they will be lovingly donated to those in need. While our collection predominantly features feminine-presenting apparel, we’re actively working to diversify our offerings. Your participation can help us achieve this goal! 11 am - 3pm. Registration encouraged. For more information, click here. 

April 20 - 27

STEAM classes at Brooklyn Children's Museum

Families and caregivers looking for fun and enriching activities over the weekend or during spring break can visit the Brooklyn Cildren's Museum for Earth Rocks!  The program varies throughout the week and each day there are STEAM-inspired programs consisting of dynamic performances, hands-on workshops, and special projects in BCM’s new maker space, Nature’s Engineers. The week is organized around four overarching themes: Grow, Sustain, Care, and Explore. For the entire line-up, click here

April 22

North Flatbush Avenue BID Earth Day Event at Pacific Bears Community Garden, Park Slope

There's an opportunity to get recycle and rid of your electronic garbage, so bring along your computers, mobile devices, networking equipment, A/V equipment & displays and printers. The musical stylings of Hot Club of Flatbush will light up the garden the afternoon. 3 pm to 6:30 pm. For more information, click here

April 27

Earth Day Festival at Fort Greene Park

Activities will include workshops on clothes mending and seed bombs, a plant swap, community planting, storytime, music-making, and more. 11 am to 2 pm. Fore more information, click here

Sustainable Fashion Show at King's Plaza Mall

Kings Plaza is hosting a "Recycle the Runway" competition in Center Court for a chance to win one of five fabulous prizes valued at up to $1,000. Up to five eco-nistas will be selected to compete at the event and create sustainable runway looks from recycled materials. See the designers in action from 1:30 pm to 4 pm. For more information, click here

April 28

Live Music And Planting at Lincoln Terrace/Arthur S. Somers Park

Partnerships for Parks, a joint program of City Parks Foundation and NYC Parks, will host House Plants at Lincoln Terrace/Arthur S. Somers Park. The music-centric House Plants event will be held in partnership with Parks Equity Initiative, a part of the Framework for an Equitable Future of the DeBlasio administration and Councilwoman Darlene Mealy, from 11 am - 3 pm. New York City's elite House Music DJ Stormin’ Norman of Sundae Sermon fame and Brooklyn's own soulful jazz/house DJ Kervyn Mark will perform. The event will feature activities including planting best practices, weeding, and planting in the surrounding garden beds. The Urban Park Rangers will also be in attendance to support planting efforts and host a campfire for toasting marshmallows and s’mores. Community members will receive a free house plant. For more information, click here