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Earth Day

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Saturday, April 22nd from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the John Philip Sousa Memorial Bandshell in Sunset Park.
Rain Date: Saturday, April 29th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

The PWPL Earth Day committee invites YOU to our third outdoor Earth Day celebration at Sunset Park. Back by popular demand, Tony Traguardo, the Library’s resident musicologist and Media Librarian, will lead a band of local musicians in a rocking concert of well-known hits at the Sousa Bandshell. In addition, representatives from the Town of North Hempstead and other Port Washington environmental organizations will be on site with important information about their latest sustainability initiatives. Stop at their tables to have a conversation. Enter a raffle for a chance to win a TONH Rain Barrel or composter for your garden. Take home some cool environmental “swag.” Bring your kids to the children’s table to make a fun eco craft. Most of all, enjoy the music and the water view and find out important ways YOU can make a difference making our community a healthy and sustainable one.

Participating Organizations include:
Baxter Pond Foundation
Grassroots Environmental Education
Manhasset Bay Protection Committee
North Shore Audubon
Residents Forward
ReWild Long Island
Science Museum of Long Island
Town of North Hempstead
Transition Town Port Washington


We are hosting our first ever Earth Day Photography Contest. Submissions will be open through May 15th. There are two categories you can submit photos for – Environmental Action and Environmental Beauty. Each category is also broken down by age group, those 18+ can submit to the adult category and those 17 under can submit to the youth category. There will be one winner selected per category. Members of the Photography Club of Long Island will be judging the contest. The winners will receive a prize and winning photographs will be displayed in the library. You may only submit one photograph per category. Photos must have been taken on Long Island to be eligible. Photographs must be your own work and taken in the last five years. Click here for contest entry.


  • Art Lecture: Earthworks in the Ancient Americas (HYBRID) – Wednesday, April 19th at 1:00 PM
    Join Professor Thomas Germano as he will present a visual lecture discussing the monumental earthworks created in the Americas in the pre-Columbian era. Register at
  • A Trip to the Galapagos (HYBRID) – Friday, April 21st at 12:00 pm
    Join Jane Shapiro on a journey across the globe to the Galapagos Islands. Jane Shapiro will take you on a virtual trip to Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador, and then on to the Galápagos where some of the world’s most unique creatures live in an unspoiled habitat. Register at
  • Art Lecture: Albert Bierstadt, An American Painter (Hybrid) – Tuesday, April 25th at 12:00 pm
    Albert Bierstadt was a member of the American landscape painters of the 19th century. Join museum educator Alice W. Schwarz as she explores Bierstadt’s sweeping scenes of New England to Yosemite Valley and the Rocky Mountains of the west. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Register at
  • Start your garden with PWPL!
    Stop by the Library’s South Wing in April to pick up a packet of vegetable, flower, or herb seeds. We will be happy to see your results – tag us on social media with #PWPLSeeds!