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2019 Events Calendar - Earth Day, Earth Week
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Events for Earth Day 2018 will be posted as they are submitted!

March 30, 2019
8:30 - 9:30pm Local Time

DATE: April 1, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: 2019 Earth Day 24,901 Mile Run/Walk Challenge
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 12:00am
DATE: APRIL 6, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Chatham Township Environmental Commission's 17th Annual Open Space Workday
COUNTY: Morris
TIME(S): 9:00 am-12:00 pm or any part thereof. RAIN OR SHINE. Stay as long or as short as you wish.
LOCATION: Green Village Pond Conservation Area. Park along Green Village Road near Hickory Tree next to the Oak Knoll playing fields.
CONTACT: Call Maureen Kelly at 908-273-7677 or Dot Stillinger at 973-377-6992 for more information.
DESCRIPTION: Improve walking trail and remove debris in the Green Village Pond Conservation Area, an old homestead now Township property. Work to be done - remove trash, clip brambles, spread woodchips, spruce up the trail, prune brambles and enjoy a taste of spring. Scout merit badge credit is a possibility.
Suitable for families, Girl and Boy Scouts, clubs, youth groups, outdoor enthusiasts. Wear boots and gloves (cotton gloves supplied) and bring clippers, shovels, rakes. Watch for ducks and wildflowers.
We will bag trash (bags supplied) and leave by the side of the road. Free snacks and drinks.
DATE: April 13, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Ocean Township Green Fair
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 10-3
LOCATION: Ocean Twp. Public Library, 701 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
COST: Free
DESCRIPTION: Join us and celebrate Ocean Township, a certified Sustainable New Jersey Municipality. Learn ways to green your home, your community, and your earth.
Presentations and Demonstrations include:
Ocean Township Intermediate School Garden Club: create mini-greenhouses from water bottles
Honeybrook Organic Farm: see how you can get fresh, organic, locally grown produce all summer; buy organic plants for your home garden
Ocean Township Environmental Commission: review our Townshipfs draft Environmental Resource inventory & join a bird watching walk (bring binoculars and dress appropriately)
Ocean Township Recreation: yoga and mini hikes
Ocean Township Shade Tree Commission: learn about the multi-level importance of trees and receive trees to plant around your home
PHONE#: 732.531.5092
DATE: April 13, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Brick Township Green Fair
TIME(S): 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
LOCATION: Brick Township High School, 346 Chambersbridge Road, Brick, NJ 08723
COST: Free
DESCRIPTION: Learn about projects that are greening our community at the 9th annual Brick Township Green Fair. This year’s theme is “Make One Change”. Dozens of local, green businesses and organizations with interactive displays and activities for all ages. Farmers’ Market vendors will be there too. Organizations and businesses at this event will feature information, services, and products which promote or foster sustainability, conservation, and environmental stewardship.
DATE: April 13, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: "Go Green With Hope" Green Fair
COUNTY: Warren
TIME(S): 9 am to 1 pm
LOCATION: Hope Township School, 320 Johnsonburg Road, Hope, NJ 07844
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Everyone
CONTACT: Monica Sobon, Hope Environment Commission Member
DESCRIPTION: Your Spring Recycing Spectacular, and Everyone is Welcome! Free Shredding; Free tree seedlings, Free radon Testing Kits, Project Medicine Drop; Collections for Sustainabilities electronics waste, clothing, housewares, novels, sheets, blankets, cleaning supplies, pet items; Free cycling; Green Market, Informative presentations, T-shirt totes demo and give-away; free raffles
PHONE#: 908-459-5011 x1
DATE: April 18, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Stockton University's Earth Day
COUNTY: Atlantic
TIME(S): 8am to 4pm
LOCATION: Stockton University, Campus Center Office 212S, 101 Vera King Farris Dr. Galloway, NJ
CONTACT: Joshua Gant, Co-Director of S.A.V.E.; Stockton Action Volunteers for the Environment
PHONE#: 609-652-4728
DATE: April 20, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Cape May County Earth Day Celebration 2019
COUNTY: Cape May
TIME(S): 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Cape May County Park and Zoo
DESCRIPTION: The day will start off with a bang with a 5K Earth Day Race and 1 Mile Fun Run. Certificates will be awarded for the top three finishers in each age group in both male and female divisions. T-shirts will also be handed out to the first 150 participants. The pre-registration donation of $20, or $25 the day of the race, will benefit the Cape May County Park and Zoo Trust Fund.
In addition to the race, music, children's story time, inflatable obstacle course & slide, an interactive drum circle, hands-on educational exhibits, free entertainment, naturalist hike, food and crafts are all on the agenda.
DATE: April 20, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Secaucus Earth Day Cleanup
COUNTY: Hudson
TIME(S): 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
LOCATION: Mill Creek Marsh - next to Bob's Discount Furniture - 3 Mill Creek Drivs
CONTACT: Lynn Kramer - Cleanup Coordinator - Environmental Dept - Town of Secaucus
DESCRIPTION: The Environmental Department for the Town of Secaucus is holding our third annual Earth Day Cleanup at Mill Creek Marsh on Saturday, April 20 from 10 - 1. We will provide all supplies. Wear clothes ready to get dirty! Rain or shine!
PHONE#: 201 330-2000
DATE: Sunday, April 21, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day-Easter Sunday Nature Walk
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 10am
LOCATION: Richard DeKorte Park , Lyndhurst
COST: free to all
AUDIENCE: everyone welcome !
CONTACT: Don Torino President-Bergen County Audubon Society
DESCRIPTION: Celebrate Earth Day and Spring exploring the wonders of the NJ Meadowlands
PHONE#: 2012304983
DATE: April 22, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: 2019 Earth Day 5K & 10K Paterson
TIME(S): 1:00pm
LOCATION: Paterson, New Jersey
COST: Starts at $20.00
DATE: April 26, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: New Jersey State Arbor Day Celebration
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 9:00 Sawmill Demonstration & Training Session; 11:00 Ceremony
LOCATION: Rutgers University/Cook Douglas Campus, New Brunswick, NJ
COST: Free
CONTACT: Levon Bigelow, NJ Urban & Community Forestry Program
DESCRIPTION: The NJ State Arbor Day celebration is being hosted this year by the Rutgers Urban Forestry Program! The NJ Forest Service, NJ Tree Foundation, NJ Community Forestry Council, and municipal shade tree program representatives from throughout the State will be at the college for the celebration. This year's theme is "From Seed to Saw" and the event will include a sawmill demonstration, ceremonial tree planting, and awards ceremony. Leading up to the celebration, current Rutgers students are invited to submit a picture of a favorite tree on any Rutgers campus for the Arbor Day Photo Contest!
PHONE#: 609-984-1207
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Northern Valley Earth Fair
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 11am-4pm
LOCATION: Tenafly Middle School 10 Sunset Lane Tenafly, NJ 07670
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: All Ages will enjoy the event.
DESCRIPTION: This free educational event is all about being "green"--a variety of exhibitors and educators will be on hand to demonstrate ways to protect and preserve our environment. Dozens of vendors will be offering product and services that can help our communities become more sustainable. The Earth Fair also presents a petting zoo, live world music, and traditional American Indian performers.
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day 5K at LSP 2019
COUNTY: Hudson
LOCATION: Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ
COST: Starts at $25.00
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Monmouth County Parks Earth Day Events
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 11 a.m.-5 p.m
LOCATION: Various - see description
DESCRIPTION: Naturalist during Earth DayBayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth
Celebrate the shore as we discover cool coastal animals and artifacts like whales, sea turtles, ˙sh, crabs, and even tiny plankton during this interactive touch and tell program. Tours will also be given of the historic Seabrook-Wilson House, which dates back to the early 1700s.

Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown
Beautiful flowers are back in bloom. Discover this charming park’s floral beauty, hidden places, and vibrant native plants. Find out how to become an earth-friendly gardener.

Freneau Woods Visitor Center, Aberdeen Township
Join a park system naturalist for a leisurely walk as we look for returning birds, wandering wildlife, emergent buds, blooming wildflowers and other fun sights of spring among the many acres of wetlands and woods around Freneau Woods Park. Binoculars provided. Tours depart approximately at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Nature Walk Huber Woods Environmental Center, Middletown
See snakes & reptiles during a family-oriented show that gives you the chance to watch live and exciting animals and nature artifacts found in New Jersey. There will also be freshwater pond creatures on view and an opportunity to see kid friendly interactive exhibits inside the environmental center.

Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell
Explore the woods and wetlands around the Reservoir. There will be live animal shows featuring reptiles and amphibians, which are often misunderstood animals, and short Park System naturalist-led walks. Plus enjoy the sights and displays of our beautiful environmental center. Live animal shows take place at: 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., & 3:30 p.m.; and nature walks at 12 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park Activity Center, Long Branch
Improve your understanding of our ocean and have fun creating some ocean-friendly crafts. We will fuse both art and nature together to enhance our imaginations and explore the mysteries of our Blue Planet.
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Island Heights Earth Day Celebration
TIME(S): 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
LOCATION: Wanamaker Field, 1 Wanamaker complex , Island Heights , NJ 08732
DESCRIPTION: We will have Eco Friendly Vendors and Stands with information about different topics related to green living and the environment. Also stop by and learn more about our community and volunteering opportunities!
Get FREE seedlings of native shrubs in exchange of a bag of litter! We encourage volunteers to come for a Town-wide Cleanup, gardens and Bioswale maintenance, enjoy our town’s beautiful views while helping the environment. Bring your children to our Eco Crafting Stand and learn more about recycling and composting!
Green Vendors, Volunteering Opportunities, Sustainable Living information, Special Recycling Programs and fun activities for the family!
Join us to celebrate this beautiful planet we live in!
The Children's garden will reopening with a ribbon cutting ceremony, come and check out the TREX Bench we all earned for the garden!
We will have a special collection of Alkaline Batteries, White Styrofoam, Used Plastic Toys (in good condition) and smaller items like candy wrappers, bottle caps and #5 plastics.
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Pt. Pleasant Earth Day
LOCATION: Riverfront Park
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Cattus Island Nature Festival
TIME(S): 10AM to 4PM
LOCATION: Cattus Island County Park, 1170 Cattus Island Boulevard, Toms River NJ 08753
CONTACT: Janet Kline
DESCRIPTION: The Cattus Island Nature Festival is an annual celebration of Natural Science Education at Cattus Island County Park. The entire day will be full of exciting activities such as nature walks, seining, kayak trips, live animal talks, lectures and children’s programs. Nature related items for sale.
A variety of exhibitors including a food vendor will be on hand and there will be live music throughout the day.
PHONE#: 732-270-6960
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Rahway River Clean-up
TIME(S): 8:45-12
LOCATION: Bloodsgood Dam @ Winfield Park, NJ
DESCRIPTION: All volunteers are invited to celebrate Earth Day with Boy Scout Troop 330, Cub Scout Pack 30 and members of the Rahway River Watershed Association in a clean-up of the Rahway River on Saturday, April 27th (with a rain date of Sunday, April 28th). The clean-up will focus on areas upstream and downstream of the dam at Winfield Park, New Jersey. It is our hope to have enough folks participate that we can have teams work as far upstream as the Garden State Parkway and downstream through Rahway River Park in Clark, Linden and Rahway. Plans are to meet at the parking area adjacent to the waterfall of the Rahway River by the dam at Winfield Park at 8:45. This is a great way to celebrate Earth Day and if you haven't participated in an event like this before, you will find it invigorating, and you will feel good about what you have is also fun and educational...especially for scouts and young adults as they always find something interesting.
The clean-up will generally be between 9-12, but any amount of time or effort that folks can volunteer is appreciated. There is always a large volume of floatable debris to pick up. This includes tires and of course floatables (cans, bottles, plastics, etc.). The County of Union generously supplies gloves and garbage bags, and we solicit material donations (donuts, bagels, coffee, bottled water, paper towels, hand-wipes, etc.) for all volunteers.
Last year, over 100 folks participated, including girl scouts, cub scouts, boy scouts, fishermen, local activists and citizens, and we pulled some amazing things from the river. Sponsors came through with coffee, bagels, danish, donuts, cookies, bottled water, and juice boxes, and we had grilled hot dogs for lunch . We also had other giveaways for the participants.
All participants should wear jeans, long-sleeved shirts, gloves and boots, and waders are welcome for folks who like to get a little wet. Each participant should bring a standard 5-gallon carry bucket with a handle (put your name on the bottom)...this makes for easy carrying of "stuff" for transfer to the large garbage bags. When we complete the event we do a basic inventory of the "big stuff" that we removed....and within approximately 24 hours Union County Parks removes and disposes of all the trash. There is no RSVP required but if you need more information or think you will attend please let us know by e-mail
DATE: April 28, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Party for the Planet
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 10-4:30
LOCATION: Bergen County Zoological Park, 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus, New Jersey. We are located in Van Saun County Park, Bergen County NJ
AUDIENCE: General public
CONTACT: Carol Fusco, Senior Park Naturalist
DESCRIPTION: The Bergen County Zoo has been conducting "Party for the Planet" for well over ten years. We have invited local ecology and Environmental Education facilities to join us in a tabling event at the Zoo. Environmental organizations such as the Hackensack River Keepers, Tenafly Nature Center, Flat Rock Brook, and many others have been attending since 2008. Local conservation, environment, engaging activities, product awareness and other topics are discussed or activities engaged in.
PHONE#: (201) 634-3125
DATE: April 28, 2018
TITLE OF EVENT: Holmdel's 21st Annual Earth Day Festival
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 12pm to 5pm
LOCATION: Bayonet Farm, 41 Middletown Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733
COST: Free! Nominal charge for petting zoo. Food and drink for sale.
AUDIENCE: Younger children and adults
DESCRIPTION: Be sure to visit this wonderful FREE festival which features crafts and shows for children, great live rock and folk bands, historic farmhouse and property tours, and many exhibits to help you Go Green! Bayonet Farm is a lovely, pastoral location for this educational and fun "rain or shine" event; all shows take place in handsome preserved barns. Children will love meeting cute rescued mammals, visiting a petting zoo, cartooning with the very funny and locally famous Doodle Dude, and seeing a live bee hive up close! A hike along Holmdel's scenic Greenway precedes the festival. Please support future festivals by purchasing a delicious lunch at the Red Barn Deli and treats from the Olde Fashioned Bake Shoppe. Admission, parking, crafts, shows, tours are all free! (Nominal per/person charge for the Petting Zoo.)
DATE: April 28, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Frelinghuysen Arbor Day and Big Tree Tour Event
COUNTY: Warren
TIME(S): 1 PM to 4 PM
LOCATION: 353 E Hanover Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960
AUDIENCE: elementary, middle, high school, college students
CONTACT: Joseph Bennett - Assistant Regional Forester
DESCRIPTION: The Frelinghuysen Arboretum will be distributing Sandy Recovery trees received by the New Jersey Forest Service (NJFS) on this day and will also be conducting an NJ Big Tree Tour with the help of Big Tree Coordinator, Joseph Bennett. A big tree table will also be on display by NJFS.
PHONE#: 609-462-3725
DATE: May 4, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Bogota's Earth Day 2019
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 11:00am
LOCATION: Oscar E. Olsen Park, Bogota, NJ
COST: Free
DATE: May 4, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: 10th Earth Festival
COUNTY: Camden
TIME(S): 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
LOCATION: Croft Farm, Cherry Hill
DESCRIPTION: Theme: Reduce Plastic - Fantastic!
Family Bike Ride; register 8 a.m.
Bike Valet Parking! Leave your car at home!
Entertainment - Recycling-Upcycling - shoes, hangers, plastic bags
Healthy Food for purchase & Flying Fish (aged 21+)
Sustainable arts, crafts, green home improvement
Family & kid fun! Schools & community groups
Earth-friendly vendor and group space -
DATE: May 4, 2019, rain or shine
TITLE OF EVENT: May Day Spring Festival & Pet Expo
TIME(S): 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Island Beach State Park
COST: $8.00 Suggested Donation
DESCRIPTION: The May Day Spring Festival and Expo will feature a native plant sale, craft vendors, food, music, family fun, and more! Bring your pet along while you browse the extensive lineup of pet products and services at the Pet Expo.
DATE: May 5, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: 2019 Ninth Annual Edison Earth Day Celebration
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Papaianni Park Edison Municipal Complex 100 Municipal Boulevard Edison, NJ 08818
COST: Free
CONTACT: Chris Mazauskas, Edison SJ Green Team Coordinator
DESCRIPTION: The 2019 Ninth Annual Edison Earth Day Celebration will be co-presented by the Township of Edison, Edison Sustainable Jersey Green Team (ESJGT), Edison Clean Communities Program (ECCP) and Edison Township Environmental Commission (ETEC) on Sunday, May 5, 2019, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The free, annual, outdoor, family-friendly, green/sustainable event will be staged at Papaianni Park, located at 100 Municipal Boulevard, Edison, NJ 08818.
PHONE#: 732-248-7356
DATE: May 18, 2019 at Island Beach State Park / May 19, 2019 at N.J. Sea Grant Consortium on Sandy Hook
TITLE OF EVENT: Ocean Fun Days
COUNTY: Ocean / Monmouth
TIME(S): 11 a.m. – 3 p.m rain or shine
LOCATION: The Sandy Hook location will also include guided tours of many of Sandy Hook’s historic sites and an open house at the NOAA/James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory. A complimentary shuttle bus service will be available at Sandy Hook to take visitors to tour sites.
Getting to Ocean Fun Days:
Island Beach State Park: GPS Coordinates: 39° 54’ 18.98” N 74° 04' 53.15? W
Sandy Hook: The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium is located within the historic Fort Hancock area of Sandy Hook – Gateway National Recreation Area (via Ocean Avenue). FOR GPS USE: 22 Magruder Rd., Highlands, NJ 07732
Once you enter the park, follow the Ocean Fun Days signs.
COST: Free admission and free parking!
DESCRIPTION: Make a date with your family to explore our shore. Come to Ocean Fun Days and celebrate waves of ocean discovery! Enjoy exhibits, classes, nature tours, and children’s activities all about our coastal environment. You’ll have a great time learning the science of our shorelines and how to care for them for years to come!
A record number of exhibitors have already committed to be a part of this year’s event. Activities at both locations include seining, coastal crafts, an energy-saving scavenger hunt, youth fishing clinics, face painting, touch tanks, and the NJSGC’s famous fiddler crab races.