Earth Day is a great time to think about being green, and also saving the green in your wallet. Here are some Earth Day freebies, deals and and events in New York City, starting today, and through the weekend.
Today, Wed. Apr. 19
Earth Day New York 2017 is the annual FREE outdoor festival, in Union Square, with dozens of eco-riendly exhibitors, including environmental non-profits, green businesses, kids’ activities, and live performances. With more than 70 organizations represented, there is something for everyone. Bring your utility bill to the booth at E. 17th and Park Ave. to make the switch to clean energy in just minutes and also get $25 off your next bill. You can also make the switch now at countto50.org. Noon to 7PM.
Friday, Apr. 21
Get FREE Citi Bike rides if you sign up for a bike on their website. Fill out the obligatory personal information, including a valid email address, to receive a code that will allow you to bike for free. The free Citi Bike day is cosponsored by MasterCard.
Madison Square Park celebrates Earth Day with by the launch of this year’s Recycling Program, including lifecycle education, a recycling relay game, an art project with recycled materials, live music, and more.
Shakespeare Sonnet Slam – It just happens that Shakespeare’s birthday is during Earth Day week. Celebrate Shakespeare with a FREE event in which both professional actors and talented amateurs take turns reading all 154 Shakespeare Sonnets. the annual reading of his sonnets, in Central Park.
See next page for Saturday freebies and events, including Earth Day shopping discounts, FREE food, yoga and an outdoor concert and dance performance.