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It's My Park! Day 2019: Living Green in Union Square

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Union Square Park

Union Square Park Center Lawn

New York, NY 10003

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Kick off summer in Union Square at It's My Park! Day. Join us on the Center Lawn for a celebration of parks, nature, and sustainability on Saturday, June 1st from 10 AM - 1 PM. This year's re-imagined event focuses on living green in Union Square, highlighting ways to reduce waste, eat local, appreciate nature + live sustainably. Check out dozens of family-friendly activities, plus educational and volunteer opportunities: https://www.usqparkday.nyc/

  • Volunteer to clean Union Square Park's lawns, walkways, and plantings.
  • Learn about nature and sustainability in the Uni Project reading corner outfitted with books, coloring pages, science equipment, and nature specimens.
  • Plant your own herbs to take a grow at home, plus learn recipes that use your herbs and local, season ingredients you can purchase at the Greenmarket.
  • Join Barnes & Noble for sustainable story time to enjoy animated readings of children's stories about nature, sustainability, food and the planet.
  • Hop on the Sweetcycle smoothie bike for a treat, and learn how to reduce waste by creating smoothies from food scraps and other produce that would otherwise go to waste.
  • Learn the science of composting and see where to drop off food scraps in Union Square Park, plus get educated on reducing your waste footprint with recycling guidelines and tips.
  • Kids can connect with nature through arts and crafts with festive face painting and our giant coloring mural of Union Square Park scenes.
  • Enjoy snacks + refreshments from Pret A Manger, Chloe's Fruit, and shop in the Union Square Greenmarket.
  • And more!

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