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Earth Day Special | NYC

2012 April 19

Looking to get involved this Earth Day? Check out the links below for a sample of activities going on in your community. While you’re out and about, take a photo any time during the 24 hour period of April 22 and upload it to your Flickr account to share it with EPA’s State of the Environment group. EPA will be highlighting one photo from each U.S. state or territory and will feature the state with the most participation! Let’s go NY!

A Clearing in the Forest: Earth Day Celebration: Concert and mini-garden planting in Central Park. Sunday, April 22, 12:00 –2:00 p.m.

B’Earthday: Come celebrate Earth Day and the Audubon Center’s 10th Anniversary! Enjoy nature games, tours, lakeshore clean-up, educational activities, performances and crafts.Sunday, April 22, 1:00  –4:00 p.m.

Earth Day 2012 5K Run/Walk and Fair: The celebration includes the Kids’ Earth Day Kingdom featuring environment-themed displays, live entertainment, inflatable rides, face painting, games and contests, arts & crafts activities. The winners of the Annual “Calendar Art Contest” will be recognized and awarded their prizes on the main stage. The Fair is preceded by the HCIA’s Annual 5K Race and the 5K Fitness Walk to benefit the Friends of Liberty State Park. Saturday, April 21, 9:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m. at the Historic CRRNJ Terminal at Liberty State Park.

Earth Day at Grand Central Terminal: The annual New York City EarthFair will be held inside Grand Central Terminal in Vanderbilt Hall from Thursday, April 21- Saturday, April 21 and outside of Grand Central Terminal on Friday, April 20.

Earth Day on the High Line: Celebrate the end of High Line Spring Cutback and the beginning of spring with a day of community festivities at the High Line. Chelsea Market Passage on the High Line at West 15th Street. Sunday, April 22, 10:00 a.m. –4:00 p.m.

Earth Day at the Staten Island Zoo: Celebrate the Earth with the Staten Island Zoo. Stop by an Education Station and learn about composting and how you can do it in your own home! Sunday, April 22, 1:30 –3:30 p.m.

Earth Day Times Square: Stonehenge’s Ritz Plaza Firefighters’ Memorial Park, 235 West 48th Street. Sunday, April 22, 11:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m.

Let’s Watch Movies Outdoors (Earth Day Edition): After you plant a tree or go pick up trash on the beach this Sunday, make sure you save some space in the evening for a special (free) screening from Rooftop Films. Though their summer season doesn’t kick off until Friday, May 11, the veteran outdoor film festival will be hosting an Earth Day screening of the BBC’s Planet Earth. Saturday, April 21, 7:00 p.m.

New York Cares Day: Clean. Plant. Volunteer. Fundraise. Saturday, April 21, 9:30: a.m. –3:00 p.m.

Nourishing Earth Day: Volunteer to help out at this festival, which provides information on healthy eating and protecting the environment. Bread Basket at Woodycrest United 89 West 166th St Bronx, NY, Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m.

Safe Disposal Event: Union Square, Manhattan. Sunday, April 22, 10:00 a.m. –4:00 p.m.

Let us know how you are celebrating in the comments section!

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  1. Rick NYC permalink
    April 19, 2012

    These are great suggestions for fabulous local events! Really some great information here all around. We’re looking forward especially to the Let’s Watch Movies Outdoors event with Rooftop Films, and also Earth Day on the High Line. We’re also really psyched about your Documerica photograph campaign. We love New York!
    Thanks so much!

  2. Melvin M. Lusterio permalink
    April 20, 2012

    Happy Earth Day 2012!

  3. kiyohisa Tanada permalink
    April 20, 2012

    I do not participate in an event.
    However,
    I spend it while feeling “existence of the earth” and “importance”.
    As for this “an earthday”

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