Kids invited to grow, learn, recycle

Kids participated in Earth-friendly activities last year at GetGreen.

In a slew of family-focused Earth Day events, kids can dance and sing planet-related songs — they can even race to recycle.

Earth Day New York is providing multiple youth-oriented activities through Grand Central Terminal programs, including performances by kids’ performer ShirLaLa and songs from Broadway shows like “Wicked.”

Children can also participate in crafts, create art or learn to act like a plant.

In another event, GrowNYC is sponsoring GetGreen, an event in the South Bronx Saturday that will include free boat rides on the Bronx River.

GrowNYC has made it a competition by creating games that teach children how to save the environment through recycling.

At the event, children will first learn why recycling is important, then play games like Boogie-Down Sort-A-Thon and The Great MGP — that stands for metal, glass and plastic –Toss.

Teams will also balance recyclable milk cartons on strings, shoot hoops with soda cans or sprint recyclables to their proper bin.

Each game will end with an awards ceremony, where children will receive recycled ribbons and awards in front of Olympic rings.

Organizers hope to reach residents in the Bronx, a borough GrowNYC says diverts the least amount of material from the landfill through the curbside recycling program.

The event isn’t just for kids. New Yorkers of all ages can attend and bring unwanted electronics to recycle. This helps to declutter the home in a smart, safe way — just in time for spring cleaning!

If you go

St. Mary’s Park
St. Ann’s Avenue and 146th Street
Saturday, April 21
From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.


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