Get Your Green On!

Area residents and visitors celebrated Earth Day Saturday, April 22nd, 2023, from noon to 4:00 pm on the Great Lawn at The Millerton Inn AND for virtual and in-person events before and after!

Preview Event

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).

On The Lawn – come and “Get Your Green ON!”

  • Climate Smart Tent
    – Make your home energy-efficient
    – See the workings of a photovoltaic panel up close
    – Talk to energy advisors, sign up for free consultations
    – Learn about battery storage, induction cooking, heat pumps, and water filtration
    – Guidance for managing invasive plants and planting natives
  • Spin-the-Wheel and win a sustainable commitment!
  • Creation Station: decorate your own KITE and poetry workshop – all ages
  • Student Science displays: Plastic sustainability
  • Take a test Ride in an electric vehicle
  • Souvlaki and beverages from The Millerton Inn
  • Electric Bike & Vehicle displays
  • Learn how to transform your bike into an electric one!
  • Affordable Housing Expo – 12 engaging panels of photos and text showing many of the hundreds of affordable home designs available, put together by a group of local affordable housing advocates, some of whom will be on hand to answer questions
  • North East-Millerton Library Book Sale
  • Village Merchants RAFFLE! – win gifts to support Rock Steady Farm
  • … and so much more!


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 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!

Encore Events

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.