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The weekend is filled with green events in all five boroughs, including walking tours, tree-planting, recycling and volunteering.

Stop 'N' Swap and more at the St. George Day Festival
Saturday, 12-3 p.m., Free.
GrowNYC will host a Stop 'N' Swap and run a recycling relay race at this fun community event.
Tompkinsville Park, Staten Island
In front of 208 Bay Street.
http://stgeorgedaysi.org/

Celebrate Earth Day Event
Saturday, 10 a.m., Free.
Kids crafts at 11 p.m., guided walk around the newly renovated trail at 12:30 p.m.
Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)
East 33rd Street and Avenue U, Brooklyn
(718) 421-2021

Great Tree Walk
Saturday, 4–6 p.m., Free.
Join us for a walking tour of the ‘Great’ trees lining the neighborhoods streets and yards.
Tompkinsville, Staten Island
Tompkinsville Park at Victory Blvd.
(718) 390-2084

Tree Giveaway Event
Saturday, 1—3 p.m., Free
Come pick up a free tree to plant on your private property and spruce up the environment.
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp
1368 Fulton St, Brooklyn, Brooklyn
(718) 636-6973

Hattie Carthan Garden Annual Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Free.
Learn how to design a garden, and pick up some free seeds and a New York City planting calendar.
Magnolia Tree Earth Center, Brooklyn
677 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn
(212) 788-8070

Earth Day Conservation for Kids
Saturday, 1 p.m., Free.
Bring your children ages 6 and up to learn conservation of the environment in your daily life.
Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)
212th Street and Bell Boulevard, Queens
(718) 352-1769

Hydrant Access 101
Saturday, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., Free.
GreenThumb gardens are given special permission from the to access hydrants for garden use.
GreenThumb Compound
Queens Plaza South & 10th Street, Queens
(212) 788-8060

Recycled Container Gardening
Saturday, 12–3 p.m., Free.
Bring a clean, empty can (without sharp edges) and turn it into an Earth Day planter.
Tavern on the Green (in Central Park)
Inside the Park at 67th St., Manhattan
(212) 860-1370

Weekend Woodland Volunteers
Saturday, 9:45 a.m.–2 p.m., Free.
Help restore the forests of Prospect Park on any Saturday between 4/9/2011 and 6/25/2011.
Picnic House (in Prospect Park)
West Drive and Third Street, Brooklyn
(718) 965-8960

Spring Stewardship Volunteering
Sunday, 2–5 p.m., Free.
Help restore the Conference House Park. You must RSVP by telephone or email.
Conference House Park Visitors Center
Conference House Park, Staten Island
(718) 390-8021 or NatureCHP@parks.nyc.gov.

Pitch In, Clean Up!
Sunday, 11 a.m., Free.
Join us to clean the park and keep it a pleasant environment for relaxation.
Highbridge Park
W. 174 St. and Amsterdam Ave., Manhattan
(212) 304-3401

A Clearing in the Forest: Dance
Sunday, 1 p.m.—2 p.m., Free.
The San Francisco based Capacitor Dance Company will be performing “The Perfect Flower”.
The Great Hill
Central Park, Manhattan
(212) 860-1370

Compost Collection
Saturday. 8 a.m.—5 p.m., Free.
This event repeats every week on Saturday between 3/5/2011 and 6/25/2011.
Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket, Tribeca, Ft. Greene, Grand Army Plaza, McCarren Park etc.
(212) 788-7964

Textile Recycling at Tompkins Square Greenmarket
Sunday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Free.
This event repeats every week on Sunday between 10/31/2010 and 10/30/2011.
Tompkins Square Greenmarket
East 7th Street & Avenue A, Manhattan
(212) 788-7964

Family Volunteer Day
Saturday, 9–11 a.m., Free
Pitch in for the spring cleaning of the Park. Tools and gloves will be provided.
Central Park
69th Street and 5th Ave., Manhattan
(212) 360-2751

Flower Power
Sunday, Free.
Make a garden of your very own using the free materials provided.
Greene Park Visitor Center
Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn
(718) 722-3218

Green Currency: Plants in the Economy
Sunday, 10 a.m., $20.
Check out the new exhibit of the importance of plants in daily life.
New York Botanical Garden
Bronx Park, Bronx
(718) 722-3218

Family Art Project: Earth Day Flags and Flowers
Sunday, 10 a.m., Free with admission to grounds.
Turn plastic bags into rain gear, flags, and flowers for the Earth Day parade.
Ecology Building
Wave Hill, Bronx
(718) 549-3200

MillionTreesNYC Tree Care Workshop
Saturday, 2–4 p.m., Free.
Join the New York Restoration Project to learn more about their city-wide project.
Carroll St. Garden
534 Carroll St., Brooklyn NY, Brooklyn
(212) 333-2552

Moveable Feast: From Farm to Table
Saturday, 2 p.m., Free with Museum admission.
“Explore how fruits, vegetables and herbs get to your grocery store or local green cart.”
Museum of the City of New York
220 Fifth Ave.
(212) 534-1672/(917) 492-3395

Earth Day After Party
Friday, 11 p.m.—4 a.m.
Old Soulz Ent is hosting a block party to celebrate Earth Day.
Freedom Party @ Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street, Manhattan
www.old-soulz.com

Earth Day Special! Amble Through the Ramble
Friday, 11 a.m.—12 p.m., Free.
Pass over streams, under arches, and through the woods along a maze of pathways.
Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)
Mid-park about 79th Street, Manhattan
(212) 772-0210

Earth Day Garden Walk at Wave Hill
Friday, 2 p.m., Free with admission to grounds.
Hunt for signs of spring with a garden interpreter. Ideal for ages 6 and up.
Perkins Visitors Center
Wave Hill, Bronx
(718) 549-3200

Earth Day Special! Manhattan Adirondacks
Friday, 1–2 p.m., Free.
Olmsted and Vaux designed the North Woods to replicate the forests and Adirondack Mountains.
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
Central Park, Manhattan
(212) 860-1370

Celebrate Earth Day Event
Saturday, 11 a.m., Free
Come out for an afternoon with kids' crafts and a guided walk around the newly renovated trail.
Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)
East 33rd Street and Avenue U, Brooklyn
(718) 421-2021

Earth Day at DeMatti Community Garden
Friday, 3–6:30 p.m., Free.
Events for the family include an essay contest, craft projects, and group mural.
DeMatti Community Garden
De Matti Playground, Staten Island
(718) 816-5256

GreenShows Designer pop-up
Wednesday—Saturday, 10 a.m.
Come see the new spring designs and the artistic window displays.
Bloomingdale's (Soho)
504 Broadway btwn Broome and Spring Sts. 5th Fl.
(212) 729-5900

5th Annual World Peace Earth Day Celebration and Benefit
Friday, 12 p.m., $15-$25
Hear inspirational messages and talks by special presenters, and enjoy sound healing and music.
Meta Center New York
214 West 29th Street, 16th Fl.
(212) 222-5432

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