10 events to celebrate Earth Day in CT

Aerial photo of colorful autumn leaves at Hart Pond and Ragged Mountain in Southington on Sunday, October 24, 2021.

Tyler Sizemore / Hearst Connecticut Media

Earth Day is celebrated worldwide on April 22 to promote nature conservation and awareness of the dangers of pollution, climate change, and threats to wildlife.

Although many factors cause environmental damage, there are still opportunities for the community to help with conservation efforts near their homes.

From beach cleanups to film screenings, here is a list of 10 events to celebrate Earth Day in Connecticut.

Spring Festival To Nature

Darien


Entrance to the Storywalk at the Darien Nature Center.

Entrance to the Storywalk at the Darien Nature Center.

Jarret Liotta / Hearst Connecticut Media

The Darien Nature Center will hold a “Spring to Nature” Earth Day celebration on Saturday. Activities will include community art projects using recycled materials; performances by the Sova Dance and Puppet Theater in Connecticut; animal encounters; Children’s StoryWalk; planting seeds; and much more.

Date: April 23

Time: 10am to 12pm or 1pm to 3pm

Location: Cherry Lawn Gardens (120 Brookside Road, Darien)



Earth Day Celebration

ansonia


Ansonia Nature Center, in Ansonia, Conn.  30 August 2018.

Ansonia Nature Center, in Ansonia, Conn. 30 August 2018.

Ned Gerard / Hearst Connecticut Media

The Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center will host various events to celebrate Earth Day. Activities include natural history hikes, nature art circles, and edible wild hikes.

Date: April 23

Time: 10am to 2pm

Location: Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center (10 Deerfield Road, Ansonia)



Newtown’s Annual Earth Day

New city


Newtown Earth Day, 23 April (Newtown Middle School). A day full of family fun and learning, this annual festival is designed to highlight Newtown’s abundant natural resources and help the city learn how to be a little “greener.” Find out even more: http://bit.ly/1rq7QVV

Featuring live music, food, vendors and a “Birds of Prey” exhibit, Newtown celebrates Earth Day with a day full of family-friendly activities.

Date: April 23

Time: 10am to 4pm

Location: Newtown High School (11 Queen Street, Newtown)



Earth Day Festival

madison


Madison Earth Care, a local landscaping company, is hosting an Earth Day celebration with a mini zoo and hay ride. The event is free and will also include a local food truck and live music.

Date: 23-24 April

Time: 11am to 3pm

Location: Madison Earth Care (1250 Durham Road, Madison)



Earth Day: The Miracle of Trees

Grace Farms


This is a rendering of the statue of Alyson Shotz, which will be one of the many changes at Grace Farms in New Canaan when it reopens in September.  Photo donated July 2021

This is a rendering of the statue of Alyson Shotz, which will be one of the many changes at Grace Farms in New Canaan when it reopens in September. Photo donated July 2021

Donated by Grace Farms Foundation, photo by Niv Rozenberg / Hearst Connecticut Media

Grace Farms organizes a variety of family-friendly activities that promote forest conservation. This event is free.

Date: April 23

Time: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Grace Farms (365 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan)



Beach Day Cleaning

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Crowds gathered Tuesday at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison.

A crowd gathers in June 2021 at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison.

Patrick Sikes / For Connecticut Hearst Media

Individuals or families are invited to clean up Hammonasset Beach State Park on Saturday. While all cleaning supplies will be provided, the host will not provide bottled water.

Date: April 23

Time: 10am to 12pm

Location: Hammonasset Beach State Park (1288 Boston Post Road, Madison)



Arbor Earth Day Festival

Stamford


Danielle Staunton of Barlett Arboretum & Gardens in Stamford discusses vegetation with children in 2017.

Bob Lucky Jr. / Hearst Connecticut Media

Barlett Arboretum and Gardens will host the annual Earth Day Arbor Festival on Sunday. The festival is free and will include activities such as a tree-planting ceremony, tree-climbing demonstrations, live music, and food vendors.

Date: April 24

Time: 11am to 3pm

Location: 151 Brookdale Road, Stamford


Earth Nest Day

bridge port


The Bridgeport Nest Art Factory will host an event with musicians and speakers to commemorate Earth Day.

Date: April 22

Time: 7 pm to 10 pm

Location: 1720 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport



Connecticut Audubon Society screening of “Mountainfilm on Tour”

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Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center at Milford Point, in Milford, Conn.  August 6, 2021.

Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center at Milford Point, in Milford, Conn. August 6, 2021.

Ned Gerard / Hearst Connecticut Media

In honor of Earth Day, the Connecticut Audubon Society will host a virtual screening of “Mountainfilm on Tour,” featuring several documentaries that inspire people to create a better world. Tickets to screenings start at $15.

Date: April 22-24

Time: 9am to 11:45pm

Location: Maya



Litchfield County clean-up event


The Barkhamsted Lions Club is again hosting the annual Barkhamsted City Community Cleanup on April 23.

The Barkhamsted Lions Club is again hosting the annual Barkhamsted City Community Cleanup on April 23.

Barkhamsted Lions / Contributed photo

City cleanup, Aikido panels and classes are some of the activities that will be held in the Litchfield area to commemorate Earth Day.

Date: April 22-23.

Time: Times vary for each event.

Location: Events will be held in Cornwall, Barkhamsted, Winsted, Torrington, Litchfield and Bantam.




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