Wednesday April 19 6:30 pm presented by the North East-Millerton Library (In-person and via Zoom)
“Through the Mire: A Look at the Environmental History of the Erie Canal” A virtual presentation by David Brooks, Education Director at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Fort Hunter, Montgomery County, N.Y. Registration and more information here.
SATURDAY April 22 noon – 4 pm
On the Great Lawn at The Millerton Inn (parking on Century Blvd).
9:00 am – 11:00 am. Volunteer Clean Up
11:00 am – noon. Compost 101 @ NECC.
Learn what you need to know to start your own compost bin at home! Katie Cariello, the School-to-Work Coordinator at North East Community Center and a certified Master Composter, will lead a two-part composting event on Earth Day, April 22. Join the NECC cleanup crew from 9 to 11 am to help with earth-care tasks around NECC — including giving the compost bins some attention — or join Katie at 11 am for a hands-on workshop to learn how to set up your own compost bin at home. All ages are welcome to drop in for the cleanup crew. Free registration (click here
) is required for the workshop. For more information, contact Paul
Bengtson at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 518-789-4259.
10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Special Earth Day Farmers Market
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm. Designer Finds Fashion Show
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Concert and Student Poetry Slam @ Methodist Church
Join us for a fun evening of nature inspired poetry by local students mixed with blues, jazz, bluegrass and folk music by Natalia Zukerman and Melissa Ferrick. Doors open at 6:30.
…and don’t forget to stop by 52 Main for a special Earth Day Cocktail!
Check back for updates and new activities!
Saturday April 29 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the North East-Millerton Library
Kids Program by Cary scientist Ashley Alred. This wonderful Art/Science session is aimed for 5 to 12 year old’s, using microscopes with microscopic images for participants to view as well as compound microscopes & bug boxes for the participants to collect items from nature (not animals) to view under the microscopes. Participants will then be encouraged to use all these microscopic visuals to recreate a print using watercolors.
Sunday May 7 11:00 am at the Moviehouse
“What’s the Rush” by Doug Tallamy, co-founder Homegrown National Park, followed by panel discussion and Q&A: Making it easy for individuals to “get started” planting native – and removing invasives. Panelists: Julie Hart is Senior Manager of Stewardship and Education at the Dutchess Land Conservancy. Dee Salomon is the ‘Ungardener’ – she writes, advocates, and consults on woodland restoration. Michael Nadeau is a leading authority in the field of sustainable, organic, and ethical land care strategies. Moderated by Homegrown National Park co-founder Michelle Alfandari.