Here are just a few of the many Earth Day celebrations around town this year:
  • What could be better than a free outdoor concert? Spend your lunchtime on Friday at the Rose Kennedy Greenway for the 2011 Earth Day Concert. Join 92.5 The River for free arts & crafts, music, and other activities from noon to 3pm tomorrow. Bring the kids or your coworkers, everyone’s sure to enjoy this concert in the sun featuring the BoDeans, Colin Hay, and entrain.
  • Meet new people! Do you have a favorite picnic spot in the city? Are you looking to get out and meet new people while exploring new lunch locales? Join The Nature Conservancy’s Picnic for the Planet—a worldwide picnic celebration on Friday, April 22nd. All you need to do is pack a lunch and peruse the Meetup website to see when others will be lunching around the city. They even have great recipes for new lunch fare suggested by local chefs—try it!
  • Arts & Crafts and story time! On April 22 (10:30am), the Hyde Park branch library celebrates Earth Day with a morning of stories and recycled cork crafts—a great rainy day plan!
  • Reduce, Reuse, and Transform (your trash into treasure, that is)! Head over to to ArtBeat in Arlington for their Eco-Art Challenge. On Friday, April 22nd make a recycled art vase or try a CD clock on Saturday April 23rd (10am-6pm, both days).
  • Coffee! We usually can be found at the independent coffee shops around town (in case you hadn’t noticed, it’s our thing!) but this event at Starbucks is too good to pass up. Bring your travel mug to any Starbucks location and get a free brewed coffee or tea! Also, you’ve got to watch their video, it makes a pretty powerful statement.
  • Say hello to Mother Nature. Join the New England Wildflower Society for their Earth Day Celebration at Garden in the Woods—admission and parking are free from noon to 4pm! With face painting, crafts, guided walking tours, scavenger hunts, and many other activities on offer you won’t want to miss this special event!

We’re always curious to know what you’re up to in the Boston area so please don’t hesitate to comment with any event suggestions for tomorrow. Happy Earth Day from the team at UPP!