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Earth Day

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The Port Washington Public Library is proud to continue our April tradition of bringing awareness to climate change issues and environmental conservation in honor of Earth Day with an outdoor, socially distant celebration and concert at the John Phillip Sousa Bandshell located at Sunset Park on Sunday, April 25 from 2PM-4:30PM. Residents are invited to bring their clean #5 plastics for collection and recycling by the Town of North Hempstead. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Rain date: Sunday, May 2nd

We are creating a video montage (or “Tribute”) for Earth Day at the Port Washington Public Library. It will only take you a minute to film and submit your video and your responses will be cataloged in our local history archive as well as forwarded along to local legislators.


  • What recent activities or actions have you or your family done to reduce your carbon footprint or your environmental impact? For example, walking or biking instead of driving, choosing a more sustainable plant-based diet, avoiding single-use items in favor of reusable items. Let us know how you are making Earth Day every day?
  • What environmental law would you pass if you had the power to do so?



Sunday, April 25th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the John Phillip Sousa Memorial Bandshell in Sunset Park.

PWPL’s resident musicologist and Media Librarian Tony Traguardo will lead a band of local musicians in a swinging two-hour concert of well-known rock and roll songs all with “a message about the earth and conservation.” This concert is free to the public. Dancing is highly encouraged. This event will not be live-streamed.

The Library will be giving away complimentary protective face masks, reusable bags, wipes, hand sanitizer, raffles, giveaways and other surprises (while supplies last).  We will be collaborating with Plant A Row for the Hungry Port Washington and ReWild Long Island to raise awareness about native plants and the benefits of vegetable gardening. Library staff and volunteers will continually monitor Sunset Park to ensure attendees are practicing social distancing and wearing face masks correctly. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the concert is free to the public and more information may be found at  (Rain date: Sunday May 2)