Celebrate Earth Day 2024 in NYC

April 5, 2024 Desiree Homer

New York City might not be the first place you think of when celebrating Earth Day, but don’t underestimate this city when it comes to throwing Mother Earth a party! Don’t miss out on all the Earth Day festivities taking place all over the city! It’s a festive and educational day for everyone to enjoy. 

The History of Earth Day

In early 1969, a massive oil spill occurred off the coast of Santa Barbara, California, devastating marine life and coastal ecosystems. This sparked outrage in the community and motivated public support for environmental conservation, which grew into a national movement. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was inspired by the community outreach and joined forces with a young activist, Denis Hayes. Together, they promoted events and demonstrations all over the country and founded Earth Day on April 22, 1970. It was the dawn of the modern environmental movement and continues to be the largest secular day of protest in the world.

NYC Celebrates Earth Day

If you’re looking to get involved this year, there are numerous opportunities to do just that. Whether it’s clean-up initiatives, educational workshops, green markets, or climate action rallies, NYC has it all!

Car Free Earth Day

This annual event makes for wide open streets for pedestrians and bikers on multiple streets through all five boroughs. Car Free Earth Day is happening on April 20, 2024, from 10 am to 4 pm. For a complete list of car free streets, click HERE.

Earth Day Initiative at Hudson Yards

Earth Day Initiative will showcase sustainable solutions and highlight climate action issues. This three-day event will feature multiple businesses and installations to bring environmental topics to the public in a cohesive and interactive way.

Earth Day on Governors Island

Governors Island is celebrating its third annual Earth Day celebration with a whole slew of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Check out their free educational activities, various workshops, and guided tours through the island’s open spaces. The fes­tiv­i­ties will take place on Sat­ur­day, April 20, 2024, from 10am to 3pm.

NYC Earth Day Bazaar

Come hungry, get ready to shop, and check out this outdoor market filled with talented local artists and makers who creatively use recycled, sustainable, and fair-trade materials to share with locals and tourists alike. NYC Earth Day Bazaar is happening on April 21, 2024 from 10:00am to 5:30pm.

Earth Day in NYC is a time for the community to come together and celebrate our planet with a shared commitment to build a more sustainable environment for our future. NYC embraces Earth Day with events and activities taking place for everyone to enjoy. For all your 2024 NYC events and parties, let the experts at EMRG Media take the lead. We have our pulse on all things NYC so we’re here to help with all your event planning needs!

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