2nd Annual Harlem Earth Day Events – April 3rd through April 21st

Starting this week Harlem Park to Park has a full schedule of events ready for the second annual Harlem Earth Day 2013, including FREE activities for the whole family from this Wednesday, April 3 to Sunday, April 21, 2013 ahead of  the official Global Earth Day on Monday, April 22nd.  You can participate in panel discussions with celebrity chefs, authors and activists Wednesday evenings at MIST Harlem – My Image Studios LLC on April 3rd, 10th and 17th, and take part in a bunch of activities as well as environmental, health and fitness events this month. Read on for the full schedule of Harlem Earth Day events.

Harlem Earth Day 2013

Press Release:


APRIL 2013



Join Harlem Park to Park for a celebration of Global Earth Day

Harlem Park to Park (HP2P) will launch its second annual Harlem Earth Day initiative in April 2013. Harlem Earth Day will include a month long calendar of neighborhood family friendly events designed to celebrate Global Earth Day and to promote the Earth Day mission to increase awareness of healthy living and environmental issues including Green Energy Use, Recycling, Clean Air, Urban Agriculture and Health/Wellness.


                                           COMMUNITY FITNESS DAY

                                               (MORNINGSIDE PARK)

Sunday, April 7th (10 am to 2 pm)

Day of outdoor health and fitness activities in Morningside Park


  • Adult fitness boot camp                                                     Brownstone Fitness
  • Adult Yoga workshop                                                         Bikram Yoga East Harlem
  • Children’s yoga workshop                                                 Chloe the Yogi
  • Flat fix workshop                                                               MODSquad Cycles
  • Mini dog training sessions/dog watering, treat station      Doggedly Devoted
  • Healthy beverages and snacks                                          Body Local
  • Health screenings/Info                                                       Park North Physical Therapy


                                             (MY IMAGE STUDIOS – MISTS)

Wednesdays, 7 pm to 8:30 pm; April 3rd through April 17th

MIST (My Image Studios), 46 W. 116th Street between Lenox Avenue and 5th Avenue

Weekly panel series designed to create an interactive dialogue about healthy eating, healthy living and community transformation.

Panel Topic (1)   April 3rd; 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Farm to Table: The New Food Movement

  • Farm Fresh/Organic Foods Benefits of Locally Produced Foods to Our Every Day Lives
  • Food Supply                        Understanding the Fresh Food Supply Chain
  • Education                            Teaching Nutritional Value to Children

Panelists:    Marcus Samuelsson, Chef/Owner, Red Rooster Harlem

Candice Kumai, Chef/Author, Cook Yourself Sexy

Cassandra Quinlan-Ashford, Chef, Harvist Harlem

Elly Truesdell, NE Regional Local Forager, Whole Foods Market

Karen Karp, President, Karp Resources

Ken Migliorelli, Owner, Migliorelli Farms

Rhys Powell, President, Red Rabbit LLC

Instructor, City College Food Management/Culinary Program

Panel Topic (2) April 10th; 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Environmental Justice: How Our External Environment Influences Our Internal Environment

  • Building the Climate Movement
  • Ecological Footprints
  • Air Quality and Health Implications
  • Politics of Environmental Change

 Panelists:               Peggy Shephard, Environmental Activist, We Act*

                                   Donnel Baird, Founder, BlocPower

                                   Hunter Armstrong, Executive Director, CIVITAS

                                   Tony Hillery, Founder, Harlem Grown

Panel Topic (3) April 17th; 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Beautifying Urban Spaces: Transforming a Community/Neighborhood

  • Recyclable Materials                     Reusable Materials in Art and Architecture
  • Sustainable Transformation          Creating Green Space in Urban Environments

Panelists:               Artist, Recycled Art Sculpture

                      Chris Vanterpool, Dir. of Capital Administration, NY Restoration Project

                                        Carlton Brown, COO, Full Spectrum NY


                                      GLOBAL EARTH DAY CELEBRATION   

                                                (MARCUS GARVEY PARK)

Sunday, April 21st* (10 am to 2 pm)

A full day of activities will take place in Marcus Garvey Park to coincide with Global Earth Day

  •          Bottle cap picture frame art project                     Barbara Coccioletti;

Papa John’s Harlem

  •          Face painting                                                       Layla Jade
  •          Earth Day Parade                                                 PS180
  •          Urban gardening, Planting/Window Box              Harlem Flo – A Flower Boutique
  •          Earth friendly bristle robot art project                   Robofun
  •          Dog watering, treat station                                    Doggedly Devoted                             
  •     Nutrition for children sampling                             Red Rabbit
  •     Outdoor adult and children’s yoga                        Bikram Yoga East Harlem, Chloe the Yogi
  •          Flat fix workshop                                                  MODSquad Cycles
  •          Energy saving demonstration                               Con Edison Green Team
  •       Recycling demonstration                                      Glen Nison, NYC Dept of Sanitation
  •          Farmers market information                                  Community Markets      
  •          Health and Wellness table vendors                       Harlem Skin Clinic; Lenox Coffee,      United Healthcare
  • Live music/entertainment                                          Sundae Sermon; Kwame and the Uptown Shakedown
  • Guest speaker                                                       

(*Please note that the actual Global Earth Day is Monday, April 22nd. HP2P will celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 21st to accommodate greater attendance at the day’s events.)