Earth Day Events

Beacon’s inaugural Earth Day Cleanup, organized by the Green Beacon Coalition, is planned for Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers can participate in any of seven cleanups throughout the city and are invited to a BBQ at the Beacon Recreation Center in the afternoon. To sign up, visit

The Newburgh Symphonic Chorale will perform “Celebrating Earth” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, at St. George’s Church, 105 Grand St., in Newburgh. The concert will include works by Haydn, Vaughan Williams and Rutter, as well as spirituals arranged for the Yale Glee Club by Marshall Bartholomew and Fenno Heath. The performance is free, but donations are accepted.

Fresh Company and the Garrison Institute host their eighth annual Earth Day Dinner at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, with Ruby Duke from Raven & Boar offering some insight into the question: How can eating meat align with environmental consciousness? Duke will discuss her move to the Hudson Valley, how her farm grew from a personal project into a business, and how resourcefulness and sustainability factor into the way she raises her animals. Tickets are $45 at

Boscobel will host a volunteer clean-up day on the Frances Reese Woodland Trail leading down to Constitution Marsh starting at 9:30 a.m. on April 22. Participants are asked to bring water bottles and wear appropriate gear. Check in at the Carriage House when you arrive.

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is planning a Hike-A-Thon and Earth Day Celebration at its Outdoor Discovery Center on April 22. Hikers will set off at 9:30 a.m. after a 9 a.m. check-in. The hikes range from an easy walk on the stroller-friendly Pond Trail to moderate and vigorous excursions. A celebration begins at 11 a.m. with crafts, games, hay rides, a storyteller and music. See

The Trailside Museums and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park will have games, displays and activities for families from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 22. Parking is $10 for the day and a $1 donation is suggested. See The rain date is April 23.

Manitoga in Garrison will host a landscape workday, with lunch, on April 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To register, email [email protected] or call 845-424-3812.

Dar Williams, Lithgow Osborne and Christine Simek have organized a Disco Planet party at 8 p.m. on April 22 at St. Mary’s Parish Hall in Cold Spring to celebrate Williams’ 50th birthday and Earth Day. Admission is free, although donations are welcome to benefit St. Mary’s.

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