Community Events Calendar

  • Sun/Earth Day

    Mar 24 2018 -
    11:00am to 4:00pm

    Cullman Hall of the Universe at the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192

    Explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun and learn about the delicate balance that makes our planet the perfect place to call home. Meet scientists, look through telescopes, and engage in hands-on activities at this family-friendly event.

  • Earth Day Celebration

    Apr 17 2018 -
    10:00am to 2:00pm

    St. Thomas Aquinas College, Romano Student Alumni Building, 125 Route 340, Sparkill, NY 10976

    St. Thomas Aquinas College and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University are co-hosting an Earth Day Fair to promote awareness of environmental issues and sustainability solutions.  The event is free and open to the public.

  • Northern Valley Earth Day Fair

    Apr 21 2018 -
    11:00am to 4:00pm

    Northern Valley Regional Demarest High School, 150 Knickerbocker Road, Demarest, NJ.

    Northern Valley Earth Fair is an annual Earth Day festival with food, live music, family activities, green or sustainability products/service exhibitors, EV & Green Car show, kid’s crafts & activities and so much more.

  • Speaker Series: Radley Horton at Chappaqua Library

    Apr 25 2018 -
    7:00pm to 8:00pm

    Chappaqua Libary, 195 S Greeley Ave, Chappaqua, NY 10514

    Lecture: On climate change, and the potential for surprises

    Radley Horton, associate research professor at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, studies how some models predicting climate behavior may miss crucial influences resulting in faster sea level rise and quicker disappearance of arctic sea ice.

  • How the Earth Moves

    May 12 2018 -
    11:00am to 3:00pm

    Edgewood Elementary School, One Roosevelt Place, Scarsdale, NY 10583

    SAVE the Date- More information to follow

  • The Great Fish Count

    Jun 2 2018 -
    9:00am to 4:30pm

    (Various locations in NYC and New Jersey)

    From Lemon Creek in Staten Island to the shores of the Bronx River, New York’s waterways are teeming with life — and it’s up to you to find it! Led by top marine scientists and biologists in 17 sites across New York’s five boroughs, Westchester, and New Jersey, the Great Fish Count gives attendees of all ages the chance to strap on a pair of waders, cast a net, and discover the underwater world in their own backyard.

  • World Science Festival

    Jun 3 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    (Various NYC locations)

    Join us for an exploration of groundbreaking discoveries, encounters with the trailblazing scientists and thinkers who are changing the world, and youth & family events that will inspire the next generation of leaders. Perennial favorites return, including our main stage Big Ideas programs, the Flame Challenge, Cool Jobs, and free outdoor events that transport science from the lab to NYC’s parks and waterways. This year, we’ll also celebrate the achievements of Women in Science, and explore the impact of the award-winning teachers on the future of scientific discovery. 

    The World Science Festival is an annual science festival produced by the World Science Foundation in New York City. The foundation's mission is to cultivate a general public informed by science, inspired by its wonder, convinced of its value, and prepared to engage with its implications for the future.

  • Open House at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

    Oct 13 2018 -
    10:00am to 4:00pm

    SAVE THE DATE! The next Open House will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018!

    Whether you’re an aspiring young scientist or a long-time science enthusiast, you’re sure to enjoy Lamont-Doherty’s Open House. Tour a lab, participate in hands-on earth science demonstrations, and learn from world-renowned researchers about their latest discoveries.

    The place to learn about climate science: This year provides a unique opportunity, given recent weather events, to connect with leading experts on climate change and extreme weather.  Our expertise in climate change stems from our concentrated study of the planet from its deepest interior to the outer reaches of it atmosphere, on every continent and in every ocean.

    Open House is free and open to the public, with a $5 suggested donation.

    Please call us at 845-365-8998 if you need to arrange disability parking, to ensure appropriate accommodations for service animals, or if you have any other accessibility needs or concerns.