A Guide to Earth Day Events

By Macaroni KID Eastside of Rochester Team April 10, 2024

Welcome to 'Green Horizon:  A Guide to Earth Day Events,' where we embark on a journey to celebrate and honor our planet.  As Earth Day approaches, communities around the globe come together to advocate the environmental awareness, sustainability, and conversation.  In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore a diverse array of events, initiatives, and activities dedicated to protecting our precious planet.  Free tree plantings to beach cleanups, educational workshops to eco-friendly markets, let's join hands and make a difference for Mother Earth.  Let the green festivities begin!

Earth Day is Saturday, April 22 – let’s do our part to reduce, REUSE, and recycle!

Stop by Customer Service to get your Reusable Tote – shoppers receive a free reusable canvas tote with an in-mall purchase totaling $50 or more.


One per customer. Must show same-day receipt(s). Mall Gift Card purchase qualifies. While supplies last.

FREE Reusable Tote! | Eastview Mall

Naples Youth Corp 5k Walk and Run

9 Academy St.

Naples, NY US 14512

Saturday, April 20th

8:30 am -12 pm

Please join us in beautiful Naples, NY for the 4th (wow!) Annual Naples Youth Corporation 5k/10k on April 20th, 2024. Rain, snow, or shine, we hope  to raise money for the Naples Youth Corporation for continued property development to facilitate programming for local youth. This year is a huge year for our Youth Corporation and exciting things are happening! This remains our major fundraiser for the year, and our goal is to further property development of our outdoor performance stage for our local youth.

Free cotton race shirts for every participant as long as you register in time. There will be a very limited supply of additional shirts on race day for purchase or prizes. More prizes will be available this year as well as incentives.

Kids Craft Corner at the Macedon Library

Saturday, April 20, 202410:15-11:00 am (Pre- registration required)

Make your own flowerpot out of popsicle sticks, cans and fabric. This is the perfect Spring craft for kids who love to paint and garden.

Lowes Kids Craft Garden Cart Planter 

Saturday, 4/20/24

10am - 1 pm (pre-registration required)

Kick-off spring with your little builder as they create a garden cart planter. Kids can grow new skills and take home a fun garden project just in time to start some seeds!

Friends of Webster Trails Tree Planting

Saturday, April 20, 2024

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join ReTree to pot bare-root native tree and shrub seedlings and to add some seedlings to our open spaces. The seedlings will stay in our plant nursery until they are big enough to plant in our open spaces. (Family Friendly Event)

Seneca Park Zoo Cleanup of Durand Eastman Beach

When: Saturday, April 20, 2024 @ 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join like-minded neighbors to help clean-up our local green spaces. You’ll be amazed at the impact a focused group can make in just a couple hours. Help us make Rochester a cleaner, greener city! Please dress for the weather and bring water to stay hydrated. Tools, bags, and gloves will be provided, and all ages are welcome to attend.

Sunday Make/Break- Totally Tye Dye

Buy the base and make the project!

Sunday, April 21st 2-4 pm

Michael’s Stores (nationwide)

Tie Dye is all the rage! Join us in store for this fun project. Purchase your size shirt, then head to the MakeBreak table to Tie Dye your shirt to take home.

Rochester Museum and Science Center: Scouts Day Out- Earth Day Edition

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14607

Calling all Scouts! Come visit the RMSC Museum & Science Center at a reduced rate for you and your family. Enjoy all of our exhibits, the Electricity Theater, and our lab spaces with special activities just for Scouts. Pre Registration required. Scouts and their families receive a reduced admission fee of $5 per person.

Meet Your Local Farmer Fair!

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Celebrating Locally Grown Agricultural Products!

Get to Know Your Local Farmers!

 In partnership with New York Kitchen, Cooperative Extension will be hosting an event to introduce consumers to farmers in our area who are working to direct market their products. 

During the event chefs will be utilizing local products in cooking demonstrations on the hour. Consumers will have the opportunity to purchase local products. 

Consumers will be able to meet local farmers to learn about CSA Programs, local farm stands and markets, and pick-your own opportunities.

People will be able to shop a variety of local produce, meats, eggs, cut flowers, plants, and more.

ROC Keep Nature Wild Earth Day Canal Clean Sweep

April 21,2024 at 1:00 PM

Lock 33 Canal Park

1159-1175 Edgewood Avenue Rochester, NY 14618

Every day should be Earth Day, so let's do our part in cleaning this beautiful trail. We practice a balance of leaving no trace and leaving it better, so be prepared for all the good feelings that come with hard work.

We'll spend a few hours cleaning trash, brush and whatever else doesn't belong. Snacks and water will be provided! T-shirts will be available first come-first-serve. Trash bags will also be provided.

RPO Our Planet Our Home

Sunday, April 21, 2024  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hochstein Auditorium

50 North Plymouth Avenue

Rochester, NY 

Celebrate Earth Day with your RPO! Experience the musical majesty of our planet and all its beauty while appreciating our responsibility to protect our home. Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Pre concert activities will start 1 hour before the show. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children.

It’s FINALLY beginning to look like Spring. It’s been a long winter, and the Community Garden at Gathering Place Webster needs some work! So, we’re having an Earth Day Work Party in the garden! ALL AGES ENCOURAGED!! 

Ongoing Programs – Gathering Place Webster

In honor of Earth Day, we've partnered with Neighborhood Forest again this year to provide your child a free tree! You will be able to pick up your native tree from the library around Earth Day in April (exact dates to be determined, but you'll get notified).
To register your child(ren) for a tree go to:
You'll enter Brighton Memorial Library as your organization.

🌍 Celebrate Earth Day at Rita's Italian Ice and Frozen Custard! 🌿

Join us in honoring our planet by indulging in delicious treats! 🍦 20% of the sales will be donated to Genesee Land Trust to support their vital conservation efforts.

Date: Monday, April 22nd
Time: 12 pm till 9 pm

Let's make a difference together! See you there!

Rochester NY Area EV Car Show and Arbor Day Celebration!

Town announcement

Apr 20, 2024
Day: Saturday, April 20, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Location: Penfield Community Center
1985 Baird Rd
Penfield, NY 14526

Join us in downtown Canandaigua for a day of lake-friendly earth day celebrations! Participate in our Community Clean Up event, enjoy Live Music, learn with Educational Talks, and partake in family-friendly activities! Explore local environmental initiatives and discover the sustainable practices of our community businesses.

CLWA is proud to host a community clean-up on the morning of Saturday, April 20th, in honor of Earth Day. The community clean-up kicks off at 11 am at the Central on Main Stage area in downtown Canandaigua.

You can volunteer for the clean up event with this link:

By joining us in this collective effort to care for our watershed, not only will you be making a positive impact, but you'll also stand a chance to win an exciting gift basket filled with products and certificates generously donated by our local downtown businesses! 

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Do you know of a family-friendly Earth Day event taking place in Rochester that isn't listed here? Please submit your event here and we will add it to our list! 

Stay tuned as we add more events here and follow us on Instagram and/or Facebook for more local ideas.