On April 22, 1970, in response to widespread environmental degradation, Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator from Wisconsin, called for an environmental teach-in, or Earth Day. 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.
Enjoy these wonderful events in New York City to celebrate Earth Day 2012!
Earth Day Grand Central Indoors
April 19-21, 2012
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
Earth Day in Times Square
Friday, April 20 2012, 11am-5pm
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
April 20-21, 2012
A two-day festival of art, music, and the environment featuring a large exhibit area highlighting environmental groups, green businesses and kid’s activities that will include educational interactive displays.
Location: Grand Central – Vanderbilt Avenue, between 42nd and 45th Streets
Earth Day Crafts
Thursday, April 19, 2012, 2-4pm (rain or shine)
Craft the colors of spring into a larger-than-life paper flower.
FREE. No advance registration. Families only; no groups, please. All ages welcome. For more information, call 212-794-4064.
Locations: Chess & Checkers House (mid-Park at 64th Street)