New York City may not be the cleanest and greenest place in the world, but it absolutely knows how to do its part when it comes to Earth Day on April 22. With opportunities to help remove litter from parks and beaches, shop eco-friendly products, and raise funds for the city’s green efforts, these are the best ways to help save our planet.
Spend Earth Day outside and exploring some of the city's best example of going green, with sites that include a Broadway theater that's going green and an upcycling planting activity.
Get into the Earth Day spirit with environmentally conscious goods, foods, herbs, and plants at this special edition of the Lower East Side flea market.
For their 60th anniversary, the Student Conservation Association is hosting 60 projects for Earth Day across the nation, with this one focusing on trail restoration in Inwood Hill Park.
You can do your part to save the planet without getting your hands dirty by stopping by this boutique for live music, wine, and food, with all proceeds going to Astoria and Ditmars Parks.
This celebration features fun for all ages, with environmental education and sustainability demos like a live honey bee observation hive. Plus, live music, local artists, and prizes!
Shop from environmentally friendly vendors who use sustainable materials in everything from jewelry to skincare products to home goods and more.
Help the brewery collect trash from the beach and boardwalk in honor of Earth Day and to get Coney Island ready for beach season. The participant with the heaviest trash bag wins a sweet prize!
Treat your mind and body to a 90 minute workshop that focuses on healing for the earth. Learn how to set your intentions to do good for the universe and put your thoughts into action.
Take part in a daylong event of workshops, lectures, seed shares, zine tables, snacks, and panels all centered around the earth-human relationship.