Celebrate Earth Day with a week of events in NYC beginning tomorrow. Think green and go green to save money and save the planet. Learn about sustainable living, healthy food and zero emission transportation at these FREE and ticketed events:
Friday through Sunday –
NYC Green Festival features more than 250 exhibitors, including vegetarian food and electric motorbikes, plus seminars and even yoga classes. It’s at the Javits Convention Center. Full Get comp tickets here.
Saturday, April 16
Sustainable Building Challenge is a family workshop at the Skyscraper Museum in Lower Manhattan. After a tour of our current exhibit, WOHA: Garden City, Mega City, kids will be challenged to use everyday materials that can be found outside such as, grass, flowers, sticks, rocks to see how they can be incorporated into their very own skyscraper. After construction, the projects will be displayed and reviewed to see who built the most sustainable skyscraper.Ages 6+. RSVP required. 10:30am to 11:45. Museum website.
Earth Day Expo at Habana Outpost celebrates both Earth Day and the season’s re-opening of the outdoor garden. Enjoy fresh smoothies made with a human-powered bike blender, vegan face-painting, tips on using solar energy, electronics recycling and more. FREE, 11am to 2pm at 757 Fulton St., Fort Greene, 718-858-9500, habanaoutpost.com
Sunday, April 17
Earth Day Initiative in Union Square features live music, interactive displays and kid-friendly activities. This is an annual FREE event. Noon to 7pm at Union Square, North Plaza, East 17th Street and Park Avenue, 212-922-0048, earthdayinitiative.org
Earth Day, Friday, April 22
Seeds of Time at the Bronx Botanical Garden celebrates Earth Day with the screening of the documentary “Seeds of Time” and a discussion with the film’s star, agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler, and its director, Sandy McLeod. There also are guided tours of the garden and a composting workshop. 10am to 6pm. Tickets are $20-25 adults, $18-22 seniors and students, $8-10 children 2-12, free for children under 2. 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, 718-817-8700, nypg.org
Empire Clean Cities lets you check out the newest and greenest cars on the market and learn about what the future of clean, zero emission alternative energy vehicles might look like. 9:30am to 2:30pm at 180 Maiden Lane. It’s FREE, but an RSVP is required. 212-839-7728, empirecleancities.org
Green Thumb Gardening Workshop lets you get in touch with your inner gardener. Learn about insects that help gardens, and take some home to release in your own garden. FREE. 1pm to 4pm in City Hall Garden in City Hall Park, Chambers and Centre streets, 212-602-5300, greenthumbnyc.org