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Happy Earth Day, NYC: 12 Ways to Help Save The Planet

By / April 12, 2018
   @maginnis via Twenty20.
   @maginnis via Twenty20.

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.

Earth Day 5K Green Tour

New York

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.

$54 / RSVP

Hester Street Fair’s Earth Day

Hester Street Fair

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.


Student Conservation Association Presents: Inwood Hill Park Project

Inwood Hill Park

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.


Earth Day Fundraiser at The Brass Owl

The Brass Owl

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.

$27 / RSVP

Earth Day Shore Fest

Astoria Park

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!


Earth Day Brooklyn Waterfront Bike Tour

Brooklyn Bridge Bike Rent

Explore multiple spots along the Brooklyn waterfront, with local experts explaining the impact we have on on our environment and what we can each do to help preserve our planet.

$32 - $53 / RSVP

NYC Earth Day Bazaar

Grand Bazaar NYC

Shop from environmentally friendly vendors who use sustainable materials in everything from jewelry to skincare products to home goods and more.


Earth Day Beach Cleanup with Coney Island Brewery

Coney Island Brewery

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!


Earth Day Celebration in Prospect Park

Prospect Park Audubon Center

Enjoy fun (and free!) activities like fishing and seeing birds of prey such as owls, hawks, and more raptors at this event in the heart of Brooklyn.

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Earth Day Yoga Nidra and Sound Meditation

The Yoga Collective NYC

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.

$33 - $39 / RSVP

Sowing a Regenerative Resistance: Earth Day Festival

Earth Arts Center

Take part in a daylong event of workshops, lectures, seed shares, zine tables, snacks, and panels all centered around the earth-human relationship.

$10 - $18 / RSVP

Mayanoki’s Earth Day Dinner


Enjoy a special omakase dinner with 35 percent of the proceeds benefiting The Safina Center, a non-profit that blends science, art, and literature, and inspires a deeper connection to the sea.

$150 / RSVP


Melanie is a Jersey girl who now calls Brooklyn home. She’s written for Fuse TV, MTV News, Interview Magazine and more, and enjoys creating content that informs, inspires and entertains people. She’s passionate about music, running, cheese and dachshunds, and her husband fully accepts her love affair with NYC.

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  1. Hi Melanie! Great list of events. I’d love to get in touch and learn more about your methodology for featuring events across Eventbrite’s New York blog. You can reach me at adli [at] asiasociety [dot] org. Thanks and have a great weekend.

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