With events on Earth Day and throughout the week, New York City celebrates sustainability and ways to live in harmony with the planet. Scheduled festivities, including concerts, exhibitions and educational forums, are held each year at Union Square plus a few other locations across the boroughs. Below we’ve listed some of the events where you can honor our planet.
- April 20–22: The New York Botanical Garden dedicates an entire weekend to Earth Day festivities this year. Events include a parade, musical performances, screenings, tours and programming that highlight NYBG’s commitment to saving the world’s plants.
- April 21: The Upper West Side’s weekly Sunday Grand Bazaar is transformed into an earth-friendly format. Shop indoors and out for goods from local vendors that use recycled, sustainable or fair-trade materials. Partners will also be on hand to talk about environmental solutions and how to reduce your carbon footprint.
- April 22: The Earth Day 5K Green Tour provides participants with a bit of exercise and a lot of knowledge about how the City stays green. In this eco-friendly walking tour around town, you will visit a river ecology school, a state-of-the-art waste and recycling center and a rooftop farm. It takes place in the West Village and Chelsea; lunch is provided.
- April 23: Union Square’s Earth Day New York features exhibitors, green businesses, kids’ activities and live performances—all with the goal of spreading information about how to care for the environment and the actions we can take to make a positive impact. This event is free and open to the public.