Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, but to the secular community, it is a celebration of spring, of new beginnings, and of hope, peace and harmony. Earth Day is a day meant to promote awareness for conservation, sustainability, and environmental protection. Both are days to honour and respect the creator and/or the creation. And both can be great opportunities to educate and inspire the next generation. Here are some free events happening around Singapore that celebrate these two important days.
9 Ways to Celebrate Easter / Earth Day
1. The Day the Earth Died. Every 3rd weekend of the month, Garden by the Bay hosts a Family Fun Under the Sun programme that can involve tours, crafts, workshops, and other fun activities. In celebration of Earth Day, this month they are putting on a special programme that explores what will happen if we do not take care of our planet.
Apr 19-20, 2-4pm
Venue: Gardens By The Bay Canopy FEO Children’s Garden
2. The Grandstand Easter Celebration. The Grandstand (formerly called Turf City) will be hosting a mega Easter egg hunt, along with performances, music, dancing, and a lucky draw. This free event also includes free parking and shuttle bus services from Clementi, Toa Payoh, and Botanic Gardens MRT Stations.
April 18-20, 11am-6pm
Venue: The Grandstand
3. Zhongshan Park Easter Eggstravaganza. Zhongshan Park will also be hosting an Easter egg hunt along with other activities, including craft workshops, a bouncy castle, and pedal cart rides. There will also be free popcorn and candy floss at designated times. This free event also includes free shuttle service from Orchard Plaza and Novena MRT Station.
April 19-20, 12-9pm
Venue: Zhongshan Park
4. MindChamps Preschool Egg-citing Easter Celebration. At several MindChamps centres, there will be story-telling, egg painting, and egg cooking workshops. Registration is required.
April 19, 10am-12:30pm
Venue: MindChamps at Bishan, Liang Court, Serangoon, Upper Thomson, and Yio Chu Kang
5. Times CentrePoint Easter Fun. Times Bookstore at The CentrePoint will be having an Easter egg painting session where you can win Times Bookstore vouchers. There will also be free popcorn, candy floss, and face painting.
April 19-20, 2-4pm
Venue: Times Bookstore @ The CentrePoint
6. Sentosa Egg Fiesta. Siloso Beach will be hosting its first Egg Fiesta, with fun activities such as free performances, walking on eggs, and an egg design competition. Although this is a free event, please note that some activities and entry to Sentosa are chargeable.
April 18 – 20, 10:30am- 6:30pm
Venue: Emerald Pavilion, Siloso Beach
7. The Great Egg-venture at Sentosa Harbourfront. Singapore’s largest egg hunt will be taking place from 18 April to 5 May 2014 and you can win attractive prizes. There will be 100 giant eggs, each with QR codes, hidden along Sentosa, Mount Faber, and Harbourfront. Collect these eggs by scanning the code. The more eggs you find, the more prizes you can redeem!
April 18 to May 5
Venue: Mount Faber, Harbourfront, & Sentosa
8. Anchorvale CC Project E.A.R.T.H Recycling Drive. Project E.A.R.T.H., which stands for Every Act of Recycling Trash Helps, is a recycling program initiated by the NEA and Central Singapore CDC. During this event, residents will be able to receive drinks and/or household cleaning supplies in exchange of recyclables. There will also be a children’s fashion runway and great prizes to be won.
April 20, 10am-12pm
Venue: Anchorvale SRC Atrium
9. Youth for the Environment Day Carnival. At this carnival, there will be workshops on upcycling, (turning unwanted t-shirts into tote bags and plastic bottles into magnetic storage containers), and a maze created entirely out of used beverage containers. Visitors are encouraged to bring in their used Canon toners/ink cartridges in exchange for Challenger vouchers, their used running shoes for Running Lab vouchers, and their e-waste to be recycled with Cimelia Resource Recovery. Please see their web site for a schedule of events, including photos of upcycled goods.
April 18-19, 12-8pm