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Westchester Celebrates Earth Day With Variety Of Events

The barge in Yonkers is just one of many area venues hosting Earth Day events.
The barge in Yonkers is just one of many area venues hosting Earth Day events. Photo Credit: Submitted

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Earth Day, celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, is upon us -- it's April 22 -- and there are a host of events, neighborhood clean-ups, volunteer projects and family activities taking place during the weekends that bookend it.

Here's a sampling.

April 18, Ossining: At Green Ossining’s 5th Annual (free) Earth Day Festiva l, you'll learn how to live a more sustainable life, visit artisan vendors, and enjoy food and live music on the Hudson River. Go Green : 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Engel Waterfront Park, 160 Westerly Road, www.greenossining.org/ .

April 18, Larchmont: Kenise Barnes Fine Art Gallery is celebrating "eARTh day" with an opening exhibition of six contemporary artists working with nature as muse. The free reception features the work of Christine Aaron, John Arsenault, Loren Eiferman, Paul Kruger, Shane McAdams and Laura Moriarty. The art work will be on display until May 23. Go Green: 6:30-8 p.m.,1947 Palmer Ave., (914) 834-8077, www kbfa.com/ .

April 18, Yonkers: The Yonkers Downtown Waterfront Business Improvement District ( BID ) and a variety of community groups have joined forces to turn the city greener with a host of activites including environmental clean-ups and beautification projects, walking tours, plantings, educational activities at the Yonkers Science Barge. The fun begins with a river and aqueduct clean-up. Go Green: www.yonkersdowntown.com/ .

April 19, Scarsdale: The Greenburgh Nature Center is combining Earth and and Arbor days into one free celebration. Attendees will learn how to gather fresh rainwater for gardens and turn food scraps and garden waste into rich compost. Other activities include sun-powered music and a solar cooking demonstration by Solar Punch. Go Green : 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 99 Dromore Road, (914) 723-3470, www.greenburghnaturecenter.org /.

April 22, Peekskill: Kids and teens are invited to Field Library to make a recycled biodegradable pot, fill it with soil and plant seeds. The event is free. Go Green: 3:30-5:30 p.m., 4 Nelson Ave., (914) 737-0010, www.peekskill.org/ .

April 22, Tarrytown: W@tercooler is hosting a free seminar devoted to the topic "Solar Made Simple: Save Money and The Environment." Go Green: 7- p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 21 North Broadway, (914) 332-1400, www.watercoolerhub.com/.

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