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Earth Day Events and Activities in Bergen County, New Jersey

Bergen County Earth Day Events Include Community Clean Up Days, EarthFest, & More

April 22nd marks the 47th observance of Earth Day and Things To Do In New Jersey is your source for 2016 Earth Day events in Bergen County, New Jersey! Read on for 2016 Earth Day activities and celebrations happening around Bergen County in the coming weeks. Be sure to follow the links for more information – some events require registration or have suggested age ranges.

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Earth Day Events in Bergen County NJ

Earth Day Ridgewood / Daffodil Festival

Memorial Park at Van Neste Square
Ridgewood, New Jersey

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day in Ridgewood with a plant sale, Daffy Dog Parade, nature themed arts and crafts, program featuring Village leadership talking about sustainability, environmentally-friendly exhibits, children’s activities, music, and food. This year’s theme is “Butterflies, Bees, & Bats – Save Our Pollinators”. Ridgewood will be in full bloom with the 19,000 daffodil bulbs planted by the Conservancy for Ridgewood Public Lands. This Earth Day event is free.

Bergen County Zoo – 9th Annual Earth Day Celebration
Party for the Planet

Bergen County Zoo
216 Forest Avenue
Paramus, New Jersey

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Visit exhibitors throughout the Bergen County Zoo or attend a special program in the Education Center to discover ways to connect to your local environment this Earth Day. Learn about eco-friendly products, programs, and services available in the Bergen County area. The Party for the Planet event is completely free and open to all zoo visitors – so bring your friends along! All children will receive a Party for the Planet “passport.” Get the passport stamped by the exhibitors and receive a small prize from the zoo!

EarthFest Overpeck

Overpeck Park
40 Fort Lee Road
Leonia, New Jersey

May 14, 2016 (Rain date: May 15, 2016)
11:00am – 6:00pm

Join Bergen County Parks and Hackensack Riverkeeper in celebrating the beauty of the Earth and the importance of clean water and a healthy environment at the 3rd Annual Bergen County Parks EarthFest Overpeck. This fun Bergen County Earth Day event will feature children’s activities, the recycled regatta, kayaking, a fishing derby, great food, live music, and exhibits by “green” vendors, local Environmental Commissions, and other non-profit environmental groups.

“Return of the Raptors” Earth Day Celebration

Meadowlands Environment Center at DeKorte Park
2 DeKorte Park Plaza
Lyndhurst, New Jersey

Friday, April 22, 2016
1:30pm – 3:30pm

Learn more about why eagles, osprey and peregrine falcons have returned to our area as well as how you might have raptor sightings in your backyard.  After the talk, there will be an Earth Day walk around DeKorte Park to hopefully catch a glimpse of any raptors in the area.  This Earth Day event is free and will take place at the Meadowlands Environment Center. Registration is requested.

Bogota Community Clean Up

Olsen Park Pavilion
162 West Main Street
Bogota, New Jersey

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day at Bogota’s Community Clean Up on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Some supplies are provided but please bring gloves and tools (broom, rake, etc.). Free meal for all volunteers. Please register for this Earth Day event online.

Northern Valley Earth Fair

Cresskill Community Center
100 3rd Street
Cresskill, New Jersey

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Come discover all things “Green” and Sustainable at the Annual Multi-town Northern Valley Earth Fair! This Earth Day event will feature free drawings and giveaways, document shredding, recycling collections, “Green” exhibitors, EV Car Show, live music, children’s activities, games, Woods Walks, educational presentations, live animals, refreshments, and more. Participating municipalities include Norwood, Closter, Cresskill, and Old Tappan.

Earth Day Cleanup at Woodcliff Lake

Woodcliff Lake
56 Reservoir Road
Hillsdale, New Jersey

Saturday, April 23, 2016
10:00am – 2:00pm

An Earth Day Cleanup will be held at Woodcliff Lake in Hillsdale on Saturday, April 23rd. Registration is required and participation is limited to 50 volunteers due to space limitations.

Slam Dunk the Junk in Hackensack

The Hackensack Performing Arts Center (check in)
102 State Street
Hackensack, New Jersey

Saturday, April 30, 2016
9:00am – 1:00pm

Celebrate Earth Day by helping to slam dunk the junk in Hackensack! Volunteers are invited to help clean up parks and common areas throughout the City of Hackensack. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Coffee and muffins will be available at check in courtesy of “Java’s Brewin” and complimentary pizza and refreshments will be provided following the clean up event.

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