The day to celebrate Earth is approaching and it’s time to get your green on. Whether you decide to plant a tree, shop eco-friendly brands, or do something else to save the Earth in 2022, The Montclair Girl has you covered. We rounded up a list of Earth Day events happening in Montclair and around Essex County. Read on for the happenings and how you can contribute to the planet locally.
April 20th-April 23rd – Earth Day Celebration 2022 Hosted by NEEC | Various Locations
The Northeast Earth Coalition (NEEC) is hosting a week of events on the theme of restoring the planet. This year’s celebration will be a combination of virtual events and small gatherings. The list of happenings includes:
- April 20th – The Importance of Community Gardens: Part 2 at the Community Garden at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 94 Pine Street in Montclair.
- April 22nd – Earth Day Proclamation
- April 23rd – Montclair Parks Cleanups
Stay updated on the upcoming details of the events here.
April 22nd – Earth Day Hike Hosted by South Mountain Conservancy | 64 Cherry Lane, West Orange
A 4+ mile, figure-eight hike with rolling terrain that meets at the Tulip Spring parking lot. Get the details here.
April 22nd – Celebrate Earth Day Everyday at Montclair Public Library | 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair
Plant seeds to start a garden at home and pick up a recycled materials craft. Get the details here.
April 22nd – Making Flowers From Single-Use Plastic at Wildflower Sculpture Park | 10 Bear Lane, Maplewood
Learn how to make plastic flowers with Natalya Khorover and exhibit your own creation at the Wildflower Sculpture Park. Get the details here.
April 22nd – Earth Day 2022: Invest in Our Planet Hosted by South Ward Strong | 239 Hawthorne Avenue, Newark
This event includes fun educational activities, speakers, a pollinator seed giveaway, and more. Get the details here.
April 23rd – Cool Minds for a Warming Future – Special Earth Day Celebration at St. Steven’s Episcopal Church | 119 Main Street, Millburn
Explore a Buddhist response to the climate crisis with a potluck party afterward. Get the details here.
April 23rd – Earth Day 2022 at Essex County Environmental Center | 621 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland
A day filled with crafts, games, recreational opportunities such as canoeing and hiking, demonstrations, a local eco-vendors sale, and more. Get the details here.
April 23rd – Community Day: Celebrating Earth! at Newark Museum of Art | 49 Washington Street, Newark
Celebrate the planet in a day of fun for the whole family with musical performances, opportunities to get up close with live animals, artmaking, tours, storytelling, planetarium shows, and more. Get the details here.