Celebrate Earth Day on Thurs., April 18
The Shops of Columbus Circle celebrate Earth Day with a special art display by NYC high school students on the theme of sustainability, eco-friendly giveaways, learn from local businesses how they are raising awareness for sustainability, and shopping discounts.
Students from the NYC High School for Environmental Studies (located on West 56thStreet) are creating art pieces around the theme of sustainability. Three classes will have their artwork showcased on the second floor at The Shops of Columbus Circle.
Shop for exclusive offers from participating retailers including Aveda, diptyque, Eileen Fisher, lululemon New York City, H&M, Sephora and L’Occitaine en Provence
Celebrate Earth Day Sat. to Mon., April 20–22
The New York Botanical Garden once again dedicates an entire weekend to Earth Day festivities this year.
Events include a parade, musical performances, tours and programming that highlight NYBG’s commitment to saving the world’s plants.
Everything is family-friendly, especially the screenings of Captain Planet.
Watch episodes from the show’s three seasons as a quintet of teenagers, the planeteers, work together to encourage environmentally responsible behavior and summon a superhero to deal with ecological disasters.
- FREE with admission.
Celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 20
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Get ready for Earth Day at the Skyscraper Museum. Kids are invited to bring recycled materials to the museum and design their own miniature skyscrapers. RSVP is required and this event is for children ages 4-8.
Looking for more ways to green up the neighborhood on Earth Day or year-round? Check the museum’s sanitation resource guide for residents and property managers.
- 10:30 to 11:45am. The Skyscraper Museum is in Lower Manhattan
Celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, 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.
Celebrate Earth Day on Monday, April 22nd
Get a free Citi Bike Day Pass on April 22 and celebrate Earth Day with a day of unlimited 30 minute rides.
The free rides are available only within the Citi Bike app and only for riders with a valid Citi Bike account with a valid credit card. Limit one (1) pass per account. The free pass applies to the day pass fare only, not to extra time fees, or other fees and charges, and it is for today only.
- This is a ticketed event, and the only thing on this NYCOTC list which is not free.
- Tickets are $30 to $50, including lunch. Get tickets here
Celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 23rd
Earth Day Initiative, a non-profit that promotes environmental awareness and solutions through partnerships with schools, community organizations, businesses and governments, is the group behind the Do Just 1 Thing campaign that asks you to do just one thing to help save the environment, such as using re-usable bags for grocery shopping instead of single-use plastic bags.
Earth Day Initiative is promoting its campaign to empower individuals across the country to support clean energy with their monthly utility bill simply by filling out a quick form online.
>With community solar projects in New York City, Earth Day Initiative’s partners are building brand new rooftop solar farms in the Bronx and Queens and anyone living in the five boroughs of New York City can lease portions of the panels, allowing them to support the development of brand new renewable energy in New York City, while saving them money.
Earth Day Initiative also is sponsoring a special art show at the fair, where artists will be creating environmental-themed works while you watch..
The Earth Day 50 art installation includes artists Tim Peacock, Haleigh Mun, Eunhwa Oh, Amit Greenberg, Lizzy Itzkowitz, Vinnie Neuberg, Jovanna Tosello, and Molly Egan creating large-scale pieces of art decorating Union Square.
The artists will be painting canvases around environmental themes to call attention to the sustainability solutions we can all strive for. The art will be sold, with proceeds going to support Earth Day Initiative’s year-round environmental education programs.
Do Just 1 Thing action center adjacent to the art installation let you learn about simple action items you and the kids can take to make a positive environmental impact – even such simple things that cost nothing, such as turning off the water while you brush your teeth.
The action center will also ask attendees to share their own sustainability stories, so it’s where you can offer your own “wish list” of solutions for yourself, NYC and the world.
- Live performances, talks, entertainment.
- Activities for kids and adults.
- Local food and beverage vendors.
- A special zero-waste fashion art installation and sustainable fashion-focused exhibition supported by H&M.