Coming on the heels of Earth Day, Arbor Day is coming Friday, and it's not to be outdone. There will be events, festivals and, naturally, tree planting all over Long Island this weekend. Here are some things to check out:
Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd. (pictured), is holding its annual Arbor Day Weekend event, hosting a bunch of activities for kids and adults, including a tree biology lesson and a high-tech tree scavenger hunt using a mobile app. Admission is $10 ($5 for ages 7 to 17. Bring a used box of American-made crayons from 10 to 11 a.m. for a free child's admission.) Saturday, April 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, May 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m..
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay, 395 Planting Fields Rd., has plenty of trees to hug, if you're so inclinded. It is an arboretum, after all, which, strictly speaking, is a collection of trees. Fifteen dollars will cover a carload of people into the Arbor Day Family Festival and give access to planting clinics, seedling giveaways, live music, mechanical bull rides and hands-on fun for the kids, including harnessed tree climbing. Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to -5 p.m. and Sunday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.