If you’re wondering what to do on Earth Day, leave it to New Yorkers to offer plenty of options. If you’re searching for innovative, and fun, ways to enjoy Earth Day in New York City, we’ve definitely got you covered. For your convenience, we’ve compiled a few great Earth Day events in NYC that we think you might enjoy. Just check them out here.
First: A Little about Earth Day
Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22nd. The first one was held in 1970 at the beginning of the environmental movement. It’s recognized worldwide, and it’s estimated that over 1 billion people take part in the activities across the globe. It is considered to be the highest observed non-religious holiday in the world.
Although this year’s Earth Day will fall on a Monday — while many of you are busy working — there’s no reason for concern. There will also be several convenient events offered throughout the city during the entire month.
Harlem Grown’s Earth Day Celebration
This is an educational and fun opportunity to learn about sustainability for all ages. There will be basic environmental teaching, helpful tips, games, and some hands-on opportunities. You’ll even have the chance to purchase delicious, locally grown produce.
Saturday, April 20th
11 AM-3 PM
118 West 134th Street
The event is free
For more information, go to www.harlemgrown.org
Earth Day in Manhattan Volunteer Project
Here’s your chance to give back to Mother Earth, and, while you’re at it, meet like-minded new friends. Come volunteer with One Tree Planted, where they will be taking on the streets of Manhattan. You’ll learn how to plant, identify, and care for trees along the streets of our great city. It’s the perfect way to do some good and help keep New York City beautiful.
Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Monday, April 22nd
The exact meeting place has yet to be determined. Be sure to bring a reusable water bottle and light snacks. For exact meeting place updates, and information, check out their website at www.onetreeplanted.org
Earth Day Celebration in Prospect Park
This is a great family event filled with raptor demonstrations, nature teaching opportunities, games, science experiments, and even catch and release fishing opportunities that include license, bait, and use of tackle.
Saturday, April 28th
1 PM-4 PM (Note: fishing ends at 3 PM)
Prospect Park Boathouse and Audubon Center
101 East Drive, Brooklyn
What’s Not to Love about Central Park?
If you’ve ever needed an excuse to visit our world-renowned Central Park, let it be as part of your Earth Day NYC celebration. Stroll through the lush acreage, ride bicycles, take a boat ride on a peaceful lake, or just relax under the shade of a magnificent tree as you munch on a delicious, homemade picnic.
Remember, nature abounds in Central Park. This is the perfect time to breathe it all in and appreciate the environment at its finest — New York City style.
And while you’re out and about celebrating the Earth, if you’re looking for a great place to take in a panoramic view of our little part of the planet, stop by High Bar.
We’re located on the rooftop of the Doubletree at 346 West 40th Street. With us, you’ll experience knockout views of the entire New York City skyline while sampling our scrumptious small plates and sipping traditional and creative cocktails.
If you’d prefer to make reservations before stopping by, just give us a call at 646.362.7363. We’ll be waiting for you.