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Celebrate Earth Day

Submitted by ub on Mon, 04/22/2019 - 09:33

There’s no better way to enjoy the great outdoors than to do it on Earth Day. This is a national holiday for Mother Nature. Although you don't have to get a card or buy her a present, you can give the gift of volunteering by planting some blooms, or cleaning up a park. Another way to help the cause is to turn off the lights in your apartment and unplug all gadgets.

New York City offers many opportunities including free events at the city’s best parks. New Yorkers cherish their parks as rare treasures in the concrete jungle. And with 1,700 parks within five boroughs, its time to start playing around. Of course, certain green spaces are more peaceful and verdant than others, but all of the parks offer amazing things to do outside. Our favorite features stunning, picturesque views of MoM Nature and her prime spots. Plus, these New York attractions offer seasonal programming and free things to do, some of which include incredible outdoor concerts, a local beach, food festivals and a whole lot more.

Need a little mental therapy? Wherever you may be... Celebrate Earth Day. But if you’re in NYC, head to Pelham Park, the largest of all five boroughs to become one with nature. Visitors may need to bring is a little patience if they wish to photograph wildlife, which shouldn't be difficult considering they'll be relaxing and enjoying a beautiful view of Orchard Beach.

Pelham Bay Park is a municipal park located in the most northeastern tip of The Bronx. This space is more than three times the size of Manhattan's Central Park. The park is operated by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

Jutting into the Long Island Sound with rocky outcroppings, marshy inlets and lush forest, Pelham Bay Park looks more like New England than The Bronx. The park offers 2,766 acres, which is three times the size of Central Park and it takes hours to explore.

As a friend of Pelham Park I can attest that it's main attractions are Orchard Beach, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Pelham Bay Split Rock Golf Course.

https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/pelham-bay-park