Almost 20 million Americans attended the first Earth Day celebration in 1970. It falls on April 22 each year. In the last four decades, Earth Day has grown global.
With just two days away, we’ve popped in this post to list are a few eco-inspired events in the cities The Shade Store has showrooms – be sure to click on the bold links for more info!
Earth Day Garden Walk and More at Wave Hill
Friday, April 22, The Garden Walk starts at 2 p.m., and the Children’s craft project is from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wave Hill is located at West 249th Street and Independence Avenue in the Bronx.
Go Green & Eat Local Cooking Class at Eataly
Friday, April 22, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Learn techniques on preparing local fare at Eataly’s cooking school, “La Scuola,” which is run by Lidia Bastianich. Space is limited, but if you can’t make it to the class, book a table at Felidia, which will feature the same Earth Day menu that evening. Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue; Manhattan, $150. Register at eataly.com.
Saturday, April 23, at 10am-3pm
Meet live animals, build sand castles and ride in a bike rodeo. Games, live music and ranger-led hikes, too. At Crissy Field Center, 1199 East Beach Dr., the Presidio (near the Marina Blvd. entrance). Free.
Earth Day Celebration at The California Academy of Sciences
Friday, April 22, 9:30am to 5pm
Celebrate our home planet at the greenest museum on Earth. The family-friendly fun includes Earth Day-themed visitor programs, activities, and entertainment. See details here.
Wilshire Center Earth Day Event
Friday, April 22, 6pm
Bike, bus or walk on over to Earth Day & Car Free Day event, which will take place on the lawn at 3700 Wilshire Blvd., between Oxford Ave. and Serrano Ave. This year’s event falls on a Friday, April 22, beginning at 6:00 PM and will feature a drive-in style movie screening of the director’s cut of “Avatar,” a presentation of the Cool District Program and the Carbon Master Plan, face painting for the kids, community booths, e-waste recycling and free tree adoption.
Picnic for the Planet
Friday, April 22, 2011, 11:00 AM
Grab your blanket, pack your picnic basket and get outside to celebrate Earth Day! Visit The Nature Conservancy booth at the Original Farmers Market and learn how you can eat and shop for a healthy planet! Pick up your FREE reusable shopping bag and explore local vendors in the market. Show your bag to participating vendors for an Earth Day special. 6333 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA. Visit
http://www.farmersmarketla.com/, for more details.
Be sure to visit our Green Matters page to see how we value Mother Earth. And remember EVERY ORDER PLANTS A TREE!