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Earth Day 2019 Events Calendar

Earth Day 2019 Local Events Calendar for NewarK

Newark’s environment forms the context in which everyone in the city lives, works, and plays. The environment can support health and prosperity, or it can be a factor contributing to illness, inequality, and barriers to economic opportunity. Join your fellow Newarkers to help make our shared vision of a healthy, green, vibrant city a reality!

Events listed in chronological order. Please check back here regularly -- new events are added regularly! To suggest an event to be added to this page, please email event flyer and more information to sustainabilityintern@ci.newark.nj.us.

  • Monday, April 1 to Tuesday, April 30: "2019 Earth Day 24,901 Mile Run/Walk Challenge"

This is a virtual race coordinated by The Virtual Run Challenge. Organizers say "We need at least 415 participants to commit to run at least 2 miles a day for the month of April to make it at least once around the Equator”. Donations welcome. Click here to learn more.

  • Tuesday, April 16 from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm: "One Tree Planted"

Tree planting event at Luis Munoz Marin Middle School (663 Broadway, Newark, NJ 07104). FREE. Registration Required.

  • Saturday, April 20, 10 - 11 am: "Growing Farmers Workshop Series Workshop 1"

Hosted by the Greater Newark Conservancy, the Growing Farmers Workshop Series focuses on helping you learn the basics of fruit and vegetable production, maintenance, and harvest. Workshops are held at Hawthorne Avenue Farm (446 Hawthorne Avenue, Newark, NJ, 07112) at the start of our Open Volunteer Days. Ages 12+. FREE. Click here to learn more.

  • Monday, April 22 to Tuesday, April 30: "2019 Earth Day 5K & 10K"

This is a virtual race coordinated by Virtual Run Events. You choose to complete a 5K or 10K, complete your race on your own, and submit your time to us. Then we ship your medal directly to you.” Registration & Payment Required.

  • Monday, April 22, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM "Earth Day 2019 Commemorative Tree Planting"

Meet up: Clinton Avenue Community Sound Stage (corner of Clinton Ave & Jeliff Ave) Registration Required.

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019 6:00 pm-8:30 pm "Growing Greater Newark's Urban Food System"

Join Dr. John C Jones, in a conversation about food entrepreneurship in the greater Newark area.

Meet at NJIT: Weston Hall Lecture Hall 1. RSVP   RSVP here.

  • Tuesday, April 23 & Thursday April 25, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm "Let's Talk Food"

Join Newark Science and Sustainability and the Whole Cities Foundation to discuss healthy eating and healthy lifestyle changes.

Meet at: 920 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 2nd Floor Eco-Wellness Garden of Peace and Tranquility, Register Here

  • Saturday, April 27, 10 am - 4 pm: "Earth Day Annual 5K Run at Liberty State Park"

Get your heart rate going at the Earth Day 5K Run/Walk beginning at 10:00 am. The race offers a flat, fast USATF-NJ Certified Route along the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway in Liberty State Park. Over the years, this race has become one of the region’s fastest-growing 5Ks of the season. All pre-registrants will receive a race t-shirt and post-race refreshments. Click here to learn more. Registration & Payment Required.

  • Saturday, April 27, 11 am - 4 pm: "Earth Day Celebration at Essex County Environmental Center"

Bring your family, friends, and neighbors for our annual outdoor Earth festival. On this special day, celebrate nature with crafts, games, and recreational opportunities, such as canoeing and hiking. FREE. Click here to learn more.

  • Saturday, April 27, 1 - 4 pm: "Essex County Electric Auto Show"

Coordinated by Sustainable Essex Alliance and Maplewood Is Green, come check out and test drive a variety of Electric Vehicles. The event will be located at the Maplewood Town Pool Parking Lot (187 Boyden Ave, Maplewood, New Jersey 07040). FREE. Click here to learn more.

  • Saturday, May 4, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. "Essex County's Collection Day: Household Hazardous Waste"

Essex County Fleet Management (Public Works) will be collecting household hazardous waste. Essex county residents must provide proof of residency at the site. For more information call 973-792-9060. Location: 99 W. Bradford Avenue, Cedar Grove, New Jersey

Click here to learn more.

  • Saturday, May 18, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. "Essex County's Recycling Day: Computer and Electronics"

Essex County Fleet Management (Public Works) will be collecting computer and electronics. Essex county residents must provide proof of residency at the site. For more information call 973-792-9060. Location: 99 W. Bradford Avenue, Cedar Grove, New Jersey

Click here to learn more.

  • Saturday, May 18, 10 - 11 am: "Growing Farmers Workshop Series Workshop 2"

Hosted by the Greater Newark Conservancy, the Growing Farmers Workshop Series focuses on helping you learn the basics of fruit and vegetable production, maintenance, and harvest. Workshops are held at Hawthorne Avenue Farm (446 Hawthorne Avenue, Newark, NJ, 07112) at the start of our Open Volunteer Days. Ages 12+. FREE. Click here to learn more.

  • Thursday, May 23, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (RAIN or SHINE) "Electronic Waste Recycle Day"

Recycle your old TVs, PCs and laptops, printers, and small household appliances, phones, and other e-waste. For more information call 973-877-9772.

Location: Weequahic Park - Meeker Avenue Entrance

  • Saturday, June 8, 9 am - 3 pm: "Clean Water Action’s 33rd Annual New Jersey Conference: Unity & Action NOW"

This annual interactive, educational event brings together New Jersey residents, community and organizational leaders, scientists, policymakers, business thinkers and students who are focused on protecting water and creating more resilient, sustainable and healthy communities. $35 Adults / $15 Students. Registration & Payment Required.

  • Saturday, June 15, 10 - 11 am: "Growing Farmers Workshop Series Workshop 3"

Hosted by the Greater Newark Conservancy, the Growing Farmers Workshop Series focuses on helping you learn the basics of fruit and vegetable production, maintenance, and harvest. Workshops are held at Hawthorne Avenue Farm (446 Hawthorne Avenue, Newark, NJ, 07112) at the start of our Open Volunteer Days. Ages 12+. FREE. Click here to learn more.


For Listing of Earth Day events taking place in other parts of New Jersey, please visit NJ DEP’s Earth day calendar

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