POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Join the celebration of Poughkeepsie Earth Day Saturday, April 16.
A special day of activities will take place celebrating the City of Poughkeepsie as an ecosystem—its communities, diversity and biodiversity.
Inspired by the national Earth Day Celebration created in 1970, this first-time Poughkeepsie Earth Day event is an opportunity to celebrate the City, the environment, and the beautiful mid-Hudson River Valley.
A multitude of events are planned, for all ages and all types of involvement, including:
A Main Street & Fall Kill Cleanup at 9:45 a.m., 517 Main St. (Murphy Park at Cherry St.
sPOKe’s 8-Ward City Bicycle Tour at 10 a.m., at the trailhead to Walkway Over the Hudson, Parker Ave., entrance to Public Safety Building (515 Main St.)
Ward 6 Community Cleanup at 10 a.m., Bartlett Park.
For Children, noon to 4 p.m., 505 Main St., Public Safety Building the following are planned:
- Firehouse Open House
- Police Canine Unit
- Children’s Bicycle Skills Rodeo (helmets required)
- Adult & Children’s Bicycle Sale
- Giant Mother Earth Puppet
- Children’s Read-Aloud & Art Workshops (Spanish & English)
- Music Singalong & Animal Puppets
- Step Performance
For Families, noon to 4 p.m., Main St., between Market and Academy, the following are planned:
- Music: Folk, Gospel, Drumming Circle
- Tables with Garden, Ecology, Community and Regional Info
- Arts Clearinghouse
Community Film Screening, 7 p.m., Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, 12 Vassar St.
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