April 22 marks Earth Day, one day of the year devoted to bettering our planet. And though things like recycling should be done no matter the season, local communities go above and beyond on Earth Day, and Monmouth County, home to Garmany in Red Bank, will be celebrating Mother Earth with fun activities on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Here are a few free neighborhood events worth checking out, plus the scoop on what we’ll be doing here at Garmany the very same day.
Pick up some gardening tips and check out some stunning floral displays at Deep Cut Gardens in Middletown.
Enjoy some interactive exhibits and a live show featuring reptiles and amphibians at the Huber Woods Environmental Center in Middletown.
Stop by the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center in Port Monmouth to learn aboutwhales, sea turtles, fish and crabs. There will also be a touch-and-tell program for the little ones.
Create some ocean-friendly crafts and learn to better appreciate our beautiful body of water at the Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park Activity Center in Long Branch.
Walk around the wetlands and keep a lookout for wildlife during a guided walking tour at the Freneau Woods Park Visitor Center in Aberdeen.
Take a nature walk, watch a live animal show and explore the wetlands at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center in Howell. You can also come back here the next day at 12:30 p.m. to meet a snake and learn more about these interesting creatures.
If you’re 13 or older, help clean up the trails and remove litter around our parks with the Earth Day Environmental Clean-Up at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area in Manasquan.
As for Garmany? We’ll be celebrating Earth Day Italian style. We’re hosting a trunk show at the store featuring Kiton menswear and Santoni shoes. Come check out luxury items from Kiton and fine-crafted Italian shoes from Santoni from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to put some spring in your step.