Here's a big round-up of the many events going on in the Villages starting this Saturday and going through May. Why stop doing good when Earth Day is over?
Sat, April 21; 10 a.m. to noon
Volunteers will take to the streets to pick up garbage that has been accumulating in the villages over the winter.
All those who wish to participate should gather at 9:45 a.m. at , rain or shine. Bring gloves, bright clothing, and water if it is hot out. There will be some refreshments prior to the start of the cleanup. Volunteers will be designated specific routes to clean during the event, and people can request to clean around their own neighborhoods if they so desire.
This event is sponsored by the Villages' Environmental Action Committees. Those with questions about the cleanup can contact David Bedell or Sean Roach at: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Carole Griffiths at: Carole.Griffiths@liu.edu
Sat, April 21; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Part of the Village-wide clean up is focusing on the Tarrytown Lakes. Event coordinators praised the big turnout last year from neighboring EF students and others, and anticipate three times more bodies this time.
Volunteers should meet at the Skate Shack parking lot at 10 a.m. on Neperan Road and Sunnyside Avenue. You will be collecting discarded trash so please bring gardening gloves if you have them. And remember to check for deer ticks after any outdoor activity. A good message to all the volunteers, wherever you go!
Sun, April 22; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Friends of Horan's Landing ask that you please bring any gardening tools you have to assist in this riverfront clean up. A great opportunity to meet your neighbors, make new friends, have fun and clean up this small but beautiful area. Meet at at 11 a.m.
Sun, April 22; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Help spruce up Beekman and celebrate Earth Day at this family-friendly event. There's an art show for kids, flower-planting, snacks for volunteers and entertainment at the playground. Event sponsored by the Sleepy Hollow Downtown Revitalization Corporation, with more info and art registration forms for kids at destinationsleepyhollow.org.
Sat, April 28; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join the Village of Sleepy Hollow Environmental Advisory Council, Philipse Manor Improvement Association, and Sleepy Hollow Manor Association for a day of work at . Stay tuned for more information at the SHEAC blog here.
Sat, May 5; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Rain date: May 6)
Come join your neighbors to help plant trees and maintain the playground that we all love and enjoy. Bring water, snacks and picnic lunch. Activities include:
- Douglas Park Nature Walk
- 1 p.m. Letting-boxing Treasure Hunt
- Games hosted by the .
Morning coffee donated by ; Samples by Buttercup & Jake
The event is hosted by the Village of Sleepy Hollow, SHEAC, and the Webber Park Association.
Thank you for getting involved; we'll see you there. Know any other clean ups we missed? Add them in the comments. And take pictures to share with Patch readers afterward!