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Posted on: April 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Saturday April 22: Hamden’s Earth Day Celebration. Join Us For The Week of April 16th For Events!

Hamden’s Earth Day Celebration: Saturday April 22nd
Join Us For The Week of April 16th For Events and Activities! 

Hamden – Hamden's 2023 Earth Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, April 22nd  from 10AM to 3PM at Town Center Park, 2761 Dixwell Ave.

This year's family-oriented, free celebration will feature an array of exhibitors, organizations, and free activities, including:

We are also hosting a Community Volunteer Paint Day in conjunction with Earth Day for the community to paint part of the MLK39 Racial Equity Mural. This will be a large-scale public art mural by Artist Emida Roller  on the Dixwell-facing side of Hamden’s Miller Memorial Library that will celebrate the diversity and cultures of the community and highlight the messages of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The mural will be revealed at the Town’s Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday June 17th. For the original announcement and press release, click here.  

Please join us in activities the week leading up to Earth Day! We are hosting educational, earth friendly and environmentally conscious events the week of April 16th:

Sunday April 16th: Compost Pickup at Brooksvale Park
12:00PM to 2:00PM - Bring your own pails for free compost! Address: 524 Brooksvale Ave, Hamden

Monday April 17th: CT DEEP Recycling Workshop at Thornton Wilder Hall 
7PM – Join CT DEEP for a Recycling Workshop on what goes in and what stays out of your blue recycling container. Address: 2901 Dixwell Ave, Hamden

Tuesday April 18th: Film Screening, A River Speaks, at Thornton Wilder Hall
7PM to 8PM – Film screening of A River Speaks (34 minutes) with Steve Hamm. Address: 2901 Dixwell Ave, Hamden.

Wednesday April 19th: Rain Barrel Workshop at Brundage Community Branch Library
6:30PM to 7:45PM – Program on constructing rain barrels with Frank Panzarella. Address: 91 Circular Avenue, Hamden

Friday April 21st: The Whitney Center Conservation/Nature Committee Neighborhood Cleanup

Saturday April 22nd: Hamden’s Earth Day Celebration at Town Center Park 
10AM to 3PM – Click here for the tentative Earth Day schedule. If you have not yet submitted your exhibitor form for the annual Hamden Earth Day Celebration and would like to be a participant, please contact Hamden’s Recycling Coordinator, Joe DeRisi, at 203-287-7021 or

Sunday April 23rd: Recycling Q&A at The Unitarian Society of New Haven
12PM – Conversation with Hamden Recycling Coordinator Joe DeRisi

Tuesday April 25th: Free Waste and Energy Assessments for Small Businesses with CET By Appointment

For further information, please contact Recycling Coordinator, Joe DeRisi, at (203) 287-7021 or by email at or Deputy Chief of Staff, Alexa M. Panayotakis, at (203) 287-7100 or by email at

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