Free & Cheap Things to Do Earth Day and Wellness edition

Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22, if you didn’t already know, so I figured best to highlight a few of the cool Earth Day festivities this weekend. And yes, we’re still talking free and cheap after all, partaking in a beach clean up is free and good for the environment.

Also this weekend, consider ditching the car and if you can and walk or bike a few places. Do it not only for our health, but for Mother Earth.

Anyways…here goes:

Surfside beach will be the site of a Baynanza Beach Clean Up.

Beach Clean Ups

They’re taking place along beach shorelines and bayfront locations because, we live in Miami and we need to keep them clean if we expect to keep enjoying them for years to come. Baynanza 2018, happening Saturday, April 21, is considered the biggest shoreline clean up in Miami-Dade County. All along Miami Beach from South Beach to Surfside, at the beaches in Key Biscayne, even at Oleta River State Park, people are uniting to clean up the surf and sand. Join in and click here to sign up. Most events will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Get a Wellness shot then  juice it up

Wellness Grub, the farm-to-table and juice bar concept is having a special Earth Day weekend promotion Friday, April 20 to Sunday, April 22. Walk into any of the juice bars, located inside Equinox Fitness Clubs in Brickell Heights, Aventura Mall and Shops at Merrick Park in Coral Gables, for a complimentary wellness shot. Might as well try one of their organic juices or smoothies while you’re there. The promotion is open to both members and non-members of Equinox.

W Miami Wet Deck (Handout)

Free Fitness Class

This free class comes with a view too, since it’s on the Wet Deck at the W Miami, located on the 50th floor. It’s an hour-long POUND class, where you take part in a sweat-inducing cardio jam session while drumming with Ripstix. They’re lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising. Only thing you need to bring is a yoga mat and of course, a water bottle to stay hydrated. 10:30 a.m., W Miami, 485 Brickell Ave., RSVP required, e-mail

1 Hotel South Beach main pool (Handout)

Day’s worth of Earth Day activities

If you’ve never been to the 1 Hotel South Beach now’s your chance to hang out there all day, for free. In honor of Earth Day, they’re hosting a full day of eco-conscious activities on Sunday, April 22. Start off with Grounding Yoga hosted by Lululemon at 9 a.m., followed by a beach clean up, sustainable planting or a breath work session by breath expert Sarah MacMilan, all at 10 a.m. Shop at the Earth Day market from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., listen to a Peace & Sustainability Panel Talk at noon, followed by a marine animals and ocean conservancy presentation at 1 p.m. The day is capped off with a butterfly release at 4 p.m. 1 Hotel South Beach, 2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

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