Celebrate Earth Day NYC Style

April 7, 2023 Desiree Homer

April 22nd is Earth Day, and every year, New York comes alive with environmental celebrations and awareness events. If you’re looking for activities and things to do in NYC to participate, support, and elevate these initiatives, check out the full roster of Earth Day fun happenings. Whether you’re interested in a fun family day out or a more purposeful contribution to the environment, there’s plenty to do!

About Earth Day

Earth Day officially takes place on Thursday, April 22nd. And this year’s Earth Day theme is “Invest in Our Planet.” It’s a date that is celebrated across more than 190 countries and is the most widely celebrated and nonreligious holiday in history.

Earth Day was first celebrated back on April 22nd, 1970, and continues to be commemorated on the same day every year. Intended to raise awareness for planetary preservation and showcase threats facing the environment, Earth Day continues to be a movement.

This year, look for global initiatives that include parties, parades, rallies, workshops, and cleanup efforts. And there is no shortage of things to do right here in New York City to elevate Earth Day awareness, too.

Earth Day in NYC

Check out some of these NYC Earth Day events and celebrations worth adding to your calendar this month.

Earth Day Initiative at Hudson Yards with Volkswagen

Head over to Hudson Yards to see sustainable solutions on display for a three-day environmental event. Experience interactive activities like solar panel technologies and zero-waste weaving!

Earth Day 2023 Festival at Union Square

Happening April 16th, the Earth Day 2023 Festival and stage are coming alive with entertainment, activists, and eco experts.

Harlem Earth Day Festival 

Celebrate in Harlem with local artists, eco-friendly shopping, vegan fare, and more. Live music and international DJs will also be entertaining.

Earth Day Activities in Queens Farm, Queens

Queens Farm is one of the longest-running farming sites in New York. This volunteer group is hosting a series of kid-friendly activities and fun with getting your hands dirty.

The 5 Boroughs Declare Car Free Day on April 23rd

On April 23rd, between the hours of 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, more than 100 NY streets will be free of vehicles. Connecting more than 1000 miles of the NYC Bike Network, 22 plazas, and area streets, pedestrians and cyclists will rule the road.

Earth Day Park Celebrations, Tree Planting, Workshops & Story Time

Earth Day activities are taking place across the entire NYC community of parks and gardens. Explore the family-friendly options in all five boroughs.

Celebrate Earth Day all month long at one or any of these goings-on happening around the city! And for all your event planning efforts, from corporate events to social celebrations, let EMRG Media handle all the event details!

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