Earth Day is an annual celebration to raise the public’s knowledge of ways to prevent pollution and how to protect the planet. This worldwide event reminds us why Earth Day is important.

On April 22, 1970 there were mass rallies in various locations with the same idea of preserving our environment, wildlife and resources.

Let’s start with simple changes

A simple way to celebrate Earth Day is recycling. Not only can you help the environment but clean out your space too. Also, just by remembering to turn off the lights at home and work can be can make a difference.

We can all agree that we want to live in a healthy and clean world. The beauty of Mother Nature reminds us to maintain and appreciate such things as our parks, hiking trails and the animal friends we meet along the way and their habitats.

Why not plant a tree or maintain a garden?

The following are ways you can get involved in the Hudson Valley and have a good time as well!


  • Woodstock Earth Day Celebration

When: Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: Woodstock Village Green, Mill Hill Road + Tinker Street Woodstock, NY 12498


  • Earth Day at Crystal Lake in Newburgh

When:  Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:00 am to 1:00pm

Where: 100 Temple Ave Newburgh, NY 12550 at Crystal Lake

There will be cleanup projects on sight. They recommend wearing clothes you won’t mind getting dirty and bringing gloves.

Any questions, contact:  Scenic Hudson Parks Event and Community Project Manager Anthony Coneski:, 845-473-4440, ext. 273.


  • Poughkeepsie Earth Day

When: Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd

Where: Friday, Poughkeepsie City Hall for Saturday’s citywide cleanup.

More information about the event here:


  • Stony Kill Farm’s Earth Day Celebration:

When: Saturday April 22nd

Where: Stony Kill Farm Wappingers Falls, New York 12590


  • Earth Day with The Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management, the National Park Service and NYSDEC

When: Saturday April 22nd.

Where: the Hyde Park Drive-In

The event will feature Recycling and several Earth Day activities.


  • Earth Day Celebration at the Outdoor Discovery Center

When:  Saturday, April 27 from 11am -3pm following the Hike-a-Thon

Where: Outdoor Discovery Center - 120 Muser Drive Cornwall

Admission: $5 per car load

*The Hike-A-Thon will kick off the Earth Day Celebration at 9am*


  • 15th Annual Earth Day Fair in New Paltz

When: Saturday April 27 11am -5pm

Where: Reformed Church of New Paltz 92 Huguenot St. New Paltz 12561


  • Dutchess County Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Collection

When: 8 am-1230 pm

Where: Dutchess County Department of Public Works 626 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY

  • June 22, 2019 (Online registration will open May 24, 2019)
  • October 5, 2019 (Online registration will open September 6, 2019)

For location and to register online go to the Dutchess County Government website.

Share in the comments section below how you plan on helping out on Earth Day this year ! :)


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