Earth Month Activities 2023

April 1st, Saturday

  • 4th Annual Bioblitz Begins! All month long, take pictures of what you see in nature in iNaturalist and it will automatically register as part of this community science project. A bioblitz gives a phenological snapshot - i.e. what's happening in nature at a specific time and place - that scientists can use in their research. When conducted every year, it can give a sense of how an ecosystem and climate changes over time. It's fun and easy! All you need to do is start taking pictures in the appNew to iNat citizen science, or need a refresher? Watch the Recording of Patrick McKenzie's 2021 zoom on the topic.

April 2nd, Sunday

  • TILI Garage Anniversary Celebration  & Mini Eco Fair Earth Month Kickoff Event! 11a-3p. Coffee and snacks, live music by Adam Hart & Ken Tucillo 1-3pm, plus Hastings' eco peeps will be tabling with info about all our projects all day. Not to mention the usual TILI work day. See photos of the event!
  • Work session in Lower Burke Estate wetland, 1-3pm.

  • Bioblitz Walk in Hillside Woods, 3:30-4:30pm. Bring your smartphone! Devon Cummings will lead us on an instructional walk in Hillside Woods. Devon teaches a course in using iNaturalist at New York Botanical Gardens. Meet at the Chemka Pool entrance to Hillside by the kiosk.

April 8, Saturday

April 11th, Tuesday

April 15th, Saturday

April 16th, Sunday

Saturday, April 22nd, Earth Day!

  • Village-Wide Clean Up - all day, all weekend! Select a site to pick up litter and register with Parks & Rec by clicking here and selecting "Hastings Clean Up” under 2023 Spring Programs. This is an annual event - and yet there is always litter to remove from our town. Remember: Many of our storm sewers drain directly into the river, so plastic left on the ground will likely make its way into the Hudson River and then into the Atlantic Ocean! Plastic in our waterways harms marine life. Watch this recording to learn more.
  • Great Saw Mill River Clean Up 2023 10am-1pm. Join Groundwork Hudson Valley at one of their multiple locations along Saw Mill River.
  • Hastings Yoga for Pollinators Class with Mary-Ann Mastreani, 11:30a-1p. 108 Sun Salutations outdoors at the Good Witch, by donation; all proceeds benefit the Hastings Pollinator Pathway project!
  • Sakura Matsuri, 12-4pm. Live performances, activities, and community haiku: Hastings annual cherry tree festival, at Villard and Broadway pocket park. 

April 23, Sunday

  • SPRING THING! 12-4pm along Warburton Avenue, which will be closed to traffic. Join local residents, businesses and organizations in this celebration of Hastings community. Get your green on! This fair will feature tools, tricks, info and products to bring us all up to a Hastings' emerald standard. From geothermal and solar installers to local committees and nonprofits, there will be music, kids crafts and activities, and a display of everything you need to go green.
  • Take It or Leave It! TILI Garage open, 11a-3p
  • Tour CompostEd! Westchester County's compost education center. 45-minute tours between from 10:30 and 2:30pm. Click for more info, start times and to RSVP.

April 28th, Friday

April 30, Sunday

  • Take It or Leave It! TILI Garage open, 11a-3p
  • Ecosystem Restoration Work Session, 1-3p in Burke Estate. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes and join Don Erwin in tending Hastings' largest wetland.

May 1

  • NO MOW MAY BEGINS! No Mow May lawns have 5 times the number of bees and 3 times the bee species than did mown parks. Early blooming “weeds” provide nectar, and waiting keeps from disturbing emerging ground nesting bees. Bee proud! This lawn sign is available for purchase at any of our events and at the Municipal Building, 7 Maple Avenue. 

May 6, Saturday

May 7, Sunday

May 9, Tuesday

May 14, Sunday

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