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Posted on: April 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] April is EARTH MONTH in Greenwich!

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April 2022 Calendar


ONGOING Events

Thursday, March 24th – Thursday, May 4th 

“An Uncommon Planet” art exhibit

Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave, 2nd Floor 

 

An Uncommon Planet features the work of two photographers, Jonathan Pozniak and Eric Seplowitz. Both photographers are interested in the natural world and depict its unique features from different perspectives. Jonathan captures the majestic beauty of expansive icebergs and aerial landscapes, while Eric explores small minerals and rocks formed over millions of years and reveals details that are invisible to the naked eye. Despite these differences in scale and perspective, the photographs transform into abstract patterns of shapes and colors that share much in common. Planned in conjunction with Earth Day, these photographs encourage us to take a closer look and appreciate the astounding beauty of our fragile and ever-changing planet.

https://flinngallery.com/an-uncommon-planet/ 

 

Tuesdays, starting April 5th – May 17th         3:30-5:15pm

“Tuesdays in the Trees”

     Greenwich Botanical Center, 130 Bible Street

 

An immersive outdoor education program for children in Kindergarten and First Grade. Each week we will hike, explore and learn about life in the forest. Program will take place rain or shine.

https://greenwichbotanicalcenter.org/product/tuesdays-in-the-trees-2-2/

 

Daily Events

Saturday, April 2nd     2:00-3:00pm

“Artist Talk with Eric Seplowitz”

Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave, 2nd Floor 

 

Come meet photographer Eric Seplowitz and let him open your eyes to the magical qualities of rocks and minerals. Learn how he uses a 50MP camera, macro lens, and composite images to reveal colorful, abstract forms that are hidden just below the surface of natural gems we rarely notice.

https://flinngallery.com/events/artist-talk-eric-seplowitz/ 

  

Sunday, April 3rd        1:00-3:00pm

“Science Solvers – Connecticut Rocks

      Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive

 

Kids will be doing light exploring of Rocks found in our state along with sketching them in the geology gallery. A drop-in program designed for children aged 4 and up and their families. This program is free with “Pay as You Wish” general admission and no advance registration is required.

https://brucemuseum.org/calendar/event/science-solvers-connecticut-rocks ]

 

Tuesday, April 5th       

“Bruce Beginnings: Our Sandy Beaches” 10:00-10:45am AND 11:00-11:45am

     Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive

 

Children, ages 2.5-5, and their caregivers are encouraged to explore the museum’s collections and exhibitions through picture books and hands-on activities.  Topics will rotate between art and science. Our Sandy Beaches – In this BB kids will learn about the beach, sand, and minerals. They will then be able to make their own beaded creation with beads made of sand. Bruce Beginnings is a free program with free general admission Tuesdays. Space is limited. See the Visitor Service desk upon arrival at the Museum. Admission is first come, first served.

https://brucemuseum.org/calendar/event/bruce-beginnings-our-sandy-beaches-session-1 

 

“Bruce Presents: Titanic Expedition – A Conversation with OceanGate’s Founders” 7:00-8:30pm

      Bruce Museum webinar

 

Join us for a fascinating presentation by Stockton and Wendy Rush. They will share details and never-before-seen imagery of their 2021 Titanic Survey Expedition and discuss scientific objectives for this summer's Titanic Expedition. FREE for Bruce Members. Tickets and more information can be found here:

https://brucemuseum.org/calendar/event/bruce-presents-titanic-expedition-a-conversation-with-oceangates-founders 

 

Wednesday, April 6th  

“Landscapes as Sanctuary”     10:00-11:30am

     Greenwich Botanical Center, 130 Bible Street

 

Proof of Covid 19 vaccination required.

This talk will encompass the renewed importance of outdoor spaces and the ways in which the creation of these outdoor environments adds to the enrichment of their enjoyment. To purchase a ticket, please visit the website: https://greenwichbotanicalcenter.org/product/landscapes-as-sanctuary/ 

 

Greenwich Food System Forum – “The Industrial Food System: Equity, Regionalization and Regeneration”                        7:00-8:30pm

      Webinar co-hosted by The Foodshed Network and Conservation Commission

 

The first of a six-part series that will engage thought leaders on the interconnectedness between the industrialized food system and our greatest ecological and social challenges. Local and state-wide advocates and community organizers, who understand the layers of complexity within our food system, will discuss the ways in which root causes are embedded in policy, practice and mindset.  Please visit The Foodshed Network to register and sign up for updates through The Foodshed Thymes

 

Saturday, April 9th 

“Springtime Nature Walk and Volunteer Day”           10:00am-12:00pm

     Co-hosted by the Friends of Pomerance, Pinetum & Tuchman and Parks & Recreation.

Pomerance Park, 101 Orchard Street

 

Join us for this fun and informative walk in our woodland park, followed by a volunteer event to remove invasive vines. Learn about your park as it blooms into spring: its unique ecosystem, its flora and fauna, and how you can help it thrive. Gloves and clippers will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Meet at the parking lot at the Orchard Street entrance to Pomerance Park.

For more information and to RSVP, please email SustainGreenwich@gmail.com

 

“Wondrous Wildflowers”        1:00-2:00pm

     Greenwich Audubon Center, 613 Riversville Road

Join us for a tour of the beautiful spring ephemeral wildflowers blooming at the Greenwich Audubon Center! Tickets MUST be purchased in advance through the online ticket sales page.

https://greenwich.audubon.org/events/wondrous-wildflowers 

 

Tuesday, April 12th 10:00-10:45am AND 11:00-11:45am

“Bruce Beginnings: Colors of Rainbows”

     Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive

 

Children, ages 2.5-5, and their caregivers are encouraged to explore the museum’s collections and exhibitions through picture books and hands-on activities.   Topics will rotate between art and science. Colors of Rainbows – In this BB kids will explore colors and all the colors of the rainbow. They will be making a paper plate and ripped paper rainbow…Bruce Beginnings is a free program with free general admission Tuesdays. Space is limited. See the Visitor Service desk upon arrival at the Museum. Admission is first-come, first served.

https://brucemuseum.org/calendar/event/bruce-beginnings-colors-of-rainbows-session-1 

 

Wednesday, April 13th 

“Springtime Nature Walk and Volunteer Day”           10:00am-12:00pm

     Co-hosted by the Friends of Pomerance, Pinetum & Tuchman and Parks & Recreation.

Pomerance Park, 101 Orchard Street

 

Join us for this fun and informative walk in our woodland park, followed by a volunteer event to remove invasive vines. Learn about your park as it blooms into spring: its unique ecosystem, its flora and fauna, and how you can help it thrive. Gloves and clippers will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Meet at the parking lot at the Orchard Street entrance to Pomerance Park.

For more information and to RSVP, please email SustainGreenwich@gmail.com

 

“Ecotypes, Ecoregions + Ecological Restoration: Fortifying the Living Seed” 1:00-4:00pm

Greenwich Land Trust, Mueller Preserve, 370 Round Hill Road

 

Join Sefra Alexadra, The Seed Huntress to learn about efforts to restore locally sourced native plants by The Ecotype Project. Dan Brubaker, GLT’s Conservation Outreach manager who will enlighten you about GLT’s Seed-to-Seed program. Learn about the regional effort to promote ecotypic native seeds, tour GLT’s greenhouse, grounds, and participate in a workshop transplanting native wildflower seedlings grown from seeds that were collected from GLT properties. Participants will be able to take home seedlings from a variety of native wildflowers. Pre-registration is required, Space is limited.

https://gltrust.org/calendars/ecotypes-ecoregions-ecological-restoration-fortifyng-the-living-seed/ 

 

Thursday, April 14th 

“Sleepy Cat Farm – A Gardener’s Journey” lecture and book signing            5:00-6:00pm

Greenwich Botanical Center, 130 Bible Street

 

Sleepy Cat Farm is the vision of one man, Fred Landman, who acquired the handsome Georgian Revival house and grounds in 1994. Deeply committed to the concept of harmony between house and garden, he has dedicated himself to the landscape to create “a garden of which the house could be proud.” Join us for a lecture and book signing at the GBC, as Mr. Landman takes us on a visual tour of this lavish estate that features an abundance of garden experiences: formal boxwood and undulating hornbeam hedges, dense woodland, reflecting pools, arbors and follies—and a ferme ornée (ornamental farm) offering organic produce to the community.  Proof of Covid 19 vaccination is required. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

https://greenwichbotanicalcenter.org/product/sleep-cat-farm-a-gardeners-journey/ 

 

“Before Buying an Electric Car”          7:00-8:30pm

Webinar through Cos Cob Library

 

An educational webinar for the potential car buyers who may consider switching to emission free cars. An hour lecture hosted by the Cos Cob Library will feature Barry Kresch, President, EV Club of CT and Paul Young, JuiceBar collaborating on how to make the right choice, what one need to know about charging an EV, range anxiety, and how to lower the costs with purchase and charging incentives. The webinar is organized by Greenwich Conservation Commission, Greenwich Sustainability Committee, EV Club of Connecticut, and JuiceBar.   

https://greenwichlibrary.libcal.com/event/9046920 

 

Saturday, April 16th 

“Spring Migration Bird Tour”  7:00-8:30am

Greenwich Audubon Center, 613 Riversville Road

 

Witness the spectacle of spring bird migration at Greenwich Audubon Center! This program is FREE, but participants must register in advance through the online ticket sales page.

https://greenwich.audubon.org/events/spring-migration-bird-tour-2 

 

“Birding 101 Workshop”         10:00am-12:00pm

Greenwich Audubon Center, 613 Riversville Road

 

Learn the basic skills to begin enjoying the beauty of birds! Tickets MUST be purchased in advance through the online ticket sales page.

https://greenwich.audubon.org/events/birding-101-workshop 

 

Tuesday, April 19th     10:00-10:45am AND 11:00-11:45am

“Bruce Beginnings: Spring has Sprung”

Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive

 

Children, ages 2.5-5, and their caregivers are encouraged to explore the museum’s collections and exhibitions through picture books and hands-on activities.  Topics will rotate between art and science. Spring Has Spring – In this BB kids will be learning about the spring season and all of the different ways spring changes our environment and makes way for different animals, etc. The kids will create a paper puppet of either bugs or animals we see emerge in the Spring

Space is limited. See the Visitor Service desk upon arrival at the Museum. Admission is first-come, first served. 

https://brucemuseum.org/calendar/event/bruce-beginnings-spring-has-sprung-session-1 

 

“Creating Bluebird Boxes”      1:00-2:30pm

Greenwich Land Trust, Mueller Preserve, 370 Round Hill Road

 

Bluebirds are one of the most loved and recognized of all birds, and their cheerful song is welcomed by most birders.  One way to help increase the bluebird population is by building houses for them. Join us at the Mueller Preserve to assemble and decorate bluebird boxes in time for their spring nesting season. Participants will be able to take their decorated bird box home while also joining the staff as they investigate the boxes on the Mueller Preserve.

https://gltrust.org/calendars/creating-bluebird-boxes/

 

Friday, April 22nd – EARTH DAY!

“Sleepy Car Farm – Earth Day Tour (Members Only)” 10:30am – 

 

Join us for a private member-only tour of Sleepy Cat Farm. Nestled on 13 acres in Greenwich, Sleepy Cat Farm represents a 25-year creative collaboration between owner Fred Landman and noted landscape architect Charles J. Stick. Proof of Covid 19 vaccination is required. Tickets for members to purchase, found online:

https://greenwichbotanicalcenter.org/product/sleep-cat-farm-earth-day-tour/ 

 

“Earth Day Proclamation Reading”    3:00-3:30pm

Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road

 

Join Town of Greenwich and Sustainability Committee members for the reading of the Earth Day Proclamation by the First Selectman. 

 

“Greenwich Tree Conservancy Tree Party”    6:30pm

McArdle’s Floral & Garden Design, 48 Arch Street

 

A double celebration! The 10th anniversary of the Tree Party and the 15th anniversary of the Greenwich Tree Conservancy. Please visit the website to purchase tickets.

https://greenwichtreeconservancy.org/upcoming-events/ 

 

Saturday, April 23rd 

“Spring Migration Bird Tour”  7:00-8:30am

Greenwich Audubon Center, 613 Riversville Road

 

Witness the spectacle of spring bird migration at Greenwich Audubon Center! This program is FREE, but participants must register in advance through the online ticket sales page.

https://greenwich.audubon.org/events/spring-migration-bird-tour 

 

“Birding by Ear Workshop”     10:00am-12:00pm

Greenwich Audubon Center, 613 Riversville Road

 

Discovery the many sounds that birds make and how you can identify them! Tickets must be purchased in advance through the online ticket sales page.

https://greenwich.audubon.org/events/birding-ear-workshop 

 

“Earth Day, A Day of Action”  10:00am-1:00pm

Greenwich Land Trust, Mueller Preserve, 370 Round Hill Road

 

Celebrate Earth Day with a day of service at GLT! Volunteers of all ages are welcome to come and learn about the environmental health of our community, and what they can do to make a positive impact. We will be working in the garden, planting native shrubs and wildflowers, and removing invasive plants. Lunch will be provided, registration required.

https://gltrust.org/calendars/earth-day-a-day-of-service/ 

 

“Artist Talk with Jonathan Pozniak”   2:00-3:00pm

Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, 2nd Floor

 

Come celebrate Earth Day at the Flinn Gallery with photographer and world traveler, Jonathan Pozniak. Learn how a trip to Antarctica opened his eyes to the natural world and discover the mystical beauty of icebergs and aerial landscapes taken from vantage points you’ve likely never seen before.

https://flinngallery.com/events/artist-talk-jonathan-pozniak/ 

 

Sunday, April 24th 

“Reopen House/ Earth Day Celebration”        12:00-4:00pm

            Greenwich Audubon Center, 613 Riversville Road

 

Stay tuned for more information. Visit the website: https://greenwich.audubon.org/events 

 

Wednesday, April 27th           11:00am-12:00pm

“Pollinator Pathway Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Mural!”

E Putnam Ave and Overlook Drive bus stop (Route 1) across from Greenwich High School

 

Featuring Fred Camillo, First Selectman making an official opening of the painting and an new Pollinator Garden to the public. A short-term exhibit housed at the bus stop shelter will provide information on the PP efforts, explain the need for pollinator protection and restoration of their habitats. There will be giveaways and a report given on restored pollinator habitats in town in the light of the first anniversary of Greenwich becoming Pollinator Friendly Community.

https://www.pollinator-pathway.org/greenwich

 

Friday, April 29th – ARBOR DAY!

 

Saturday, April 30th 

“Spring Migration Bird Tour”  7:00-8:30am

Greenwich Audubon Center, 613 Riversville Road

 

Witness the spectacle of spring bird migration at Greenwich Audubon Center! This program is FREE, but participants must register in advance through the online ticket sales page.

https://greenwich.audubon.org/events/spring-migration-bird-tour-0 

 

“Warblers & Neotropical Migrations Workshop”       10:00am-12:00pm

Greenwich Audubon Center, 613 Riversville Road

 

Spring Migration brings birds of all colors, shapes and sizes to our doorstep. Learn about the incredible songbird travelers and other birds that are passing through our region! Tickets must be purchased in advance through the online ticket sales page.

https://greenwich.audubon.org/events/warblers-neotropical-migrants-workshop 

 

“3rd Annual Live Like Luke beach cleanup”     Time TBA

Greenwich Point Park, 1 Tod’s Driftway

 

Saturday, April 30 at Greenwich Point. Grab a bucket and head to the Point to keep our shorelines clean and safe for wildlife and visitors. The event honors the legacy of Luke Meyers, a dedicated environmentalist who inspired so many in our community to action. 

https://www.greenwichgreenandclean.org/beach-cleanup-day-live-like-luke-2022 

 

Saturday, May 7th

“Household Hazardous Waste Day”   8:00am-1:00pm

Island Beach Parking Lot

 

The Town of Greenwich conducts one Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Day each Spring, giving Greenwich residents (no commercial drop-offs) an opportunity to dispose of their HHW at a convenient location. Click on the link below for a list of accepted items.

https://www.greenwichgreenandclean.org/hazardous-waste-day-2022 

 

“#ReThink Waste Fair”           11:00am-3:00pm

Christ Church Parish Hall

 

Join Waste Free Greenwich for an engaging, family friendly event to explore ways to rethink waste by recycling, reusing and reducing. Explore a clothing swap, kid's craft station, art contest, compost demo and more! Start collecting those hard to recycle items, like electronics, batteries, corks and textile. Drop off your stuff to recycle and stay for the fun!

https://www.wastefreegreenwich.org/events 

 

Thursday, May 12th    7:00-8:30pm

“Ecological Landscaping with Jay Archer”

Webinar hosted by Cos Cob Library

 

Jay Archer, funder of Green Jay Landscaping will be talking about ecological landscapes, being A Voice for Nature Healing the Waters and Caring for the Land. This webinar will be hosted by the Cos Cob Library and organized by Conservation Commission, Pollinator Pathway, and Quiet Yards Greenwich.

https://greenwichlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/events?cid=14605&t=m&d=2022-05&cal=14605&inc=0 

 

Saturday, May 21st     11:00am-3:00pm

“Electric Car Expo, E-bikes and E-landscaping”          

Cos Cob Train Station

 

This event will be held at the Cos Cob train station parking lot. From the newest electric cars through e-bikes and e-scooters to the all-electric landscape equipment, this expo will have them all.  Dealers standing by will be available to answer all the questions and test-drives will be available. An enclose area for children’s bike and scooters will keep all family members engaged. Food trucks will provide an opportunity to have a picnic along the water front with family and friends. This event is organized by Conservation Commission, Sustainability Committee, EV Club of CT, Quiet Yards Greenwich and Pedal Greenwich.

 

Sunday, June 26th       1:00-4:00pm

“Experience the Sound”

Greenwich Point Park

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