Earth Day Events In NYC with

Earth Day New York is a low-overhead, broadly educational non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes environmental awareness and solutions through a three-pronged program: 1) involving schools, teachers and students through the Earth Day Education Program; 2) educating public and private policymakers through conferences and publications; and, 3) involving the general public in annual Earth Day events.

Earth Day New York (EDNY) was founded in late 1989 by a broad coalition of environmental groups to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Earth Day in New York City. In 1990, Earth Day New York mobilized two million people to attend Earth Day’s 20th Anniversary events–the Earth Rising Ceremony in Times Square hosted by Mayor Dinkins, the Environmental Exposition and Cultural Festival on Sixth Avenue and a major concert in Central Park featuring the B-52s, speeches by Governor Cuomo and Mayor Dinkins among many others. For the 25th Anniversary in 1995, we organized diverse arts and educational events including The Parade for the Planet, The Giant Earth Projections, The International Poster Exhibition and The New York Team Clean and Green. For the 30th Anniversary of Earth Day, we organized a vast environmental festival in three different venues (Battery Park, Battery ParkCity and the World Trade Center.) Exhibits included over 100 local, national and global environmental organizations. For the past seven years Earth Day New York has hosted EarthFair at Grand Central, a two-day festival of art, music and the environment on Vanderbilt Avenue and inside the majestic Beaux-Arts Terminal.

Earth Day in Times Square

Green Car show, speakers, and an interactive exhibit area.

A public celebration in Times Square featuring speakers and an interactive exhibit area highlighting green businesses, non-profits, and our sponsors. One exciting feature will be the CO2 E drive, a “runway show” with all kinds of green vehicles.

Location: Times Square

EarthFair Outdoors Grand Central Terminal

A two-day festival of art, music, and the environment on Vanderbilt Avenue from 42nd to 45th Streets.

A large exhibit area highlighting environmental groups, green businesses and kid’s activities that will include educational interactive displays.

Location: Vanderbilt Avenue, between 42nd and 45th Streets

Earth Day Indoors Grand Central Terminal

An exhibit area in Vanderbilt Hall featuring technological innovations, a photography exhibit illustrating the effects of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”, previews of environmentally themed films and events focused on youth.

This indoor event brings together environmentalists, youth, green companies, and artists to celebrate Earth Day in New York City. EarthFair is free and open to the public with fun, interactive exhibits that help educate and inspire New Yorkers on how to be conscious consumers and more active citizens.

Location : Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal

The …IN THE WOODS Experience By Jennifer Elster

Delve deep into the unknown with Terrence Howard, Dave Matthews, Temple Grandin, Rufus Wainwright, Will Shortz, Liya Kebede, Questlove, Famke Janssen, Moby, Debra Winger, Jorgen Leth, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming and Will Oldham among others.

Vocalizations by Yoko Ono.

Special Earth Day sneak preview presentation.

Old-Soulz, eARTh sTREEt & EDNY present: “Be the E” event series

About Old Soulz Ent inc. Old Soulz Ent. (OSE) is an art collective, production & agency firm that focuses on producing and promoting quality works from a wide range of art forms. Old Soulz believes in unlimited possibilities in art. We aim to create an atmosphere that will inspire and move the minds of people based on our big theme of “Art Nature Peace”. Old Soulz is launching the apparel brand “eARTh sTREEt” which incorporates street culture, art and environmental preservation.

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Thirty nine years ago, responding to widespread environmental degradation, Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator from Wisconsin, called for an environmental teach-in, or Earth Day, to be held on April 22, 1970. Over 20 million people participated that year, and Earth Day is now observed each year on April 22 by more than 500 million people and national governments in 175 countries. Senator Nelson, an environmental activist, took a leading role in organizing the celebration, hoping to demonstrate popular political support for an environmental agenda. Senator Nelson selected Denis Hayes, a Harvard University graduate student, as the national coordinator of activities.