Earth Day is an annual event held on April 28th which was first started in 1970. Earth Day is a day to demonstrate and support environmental protection, and it is currently recognized by over 198 countries. Cities ,such as New York, has demonstrated enormous support for Earth Day since its start in the 70′s. Every year people of New York come together to stress the importance of preserving our Earth. Here are some events that will be held this year in New York in support of Earth Day:
Million Trees NYC Planting Day: Saturday, April 27th
Join thousands of other NYC volunteers with help from the New York City Parks Department in planting thousands of trees in one single day! Planting sites include 16 parks across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, and The Bronx.
for more information go to: http://www.milliontreesnyc.org
New York City Green Festival: Friday and Saturday, April 26th-27th, 10am-6pm
A two day event full of various opportunities to learn how to live green! There will be vegan and vegetarian cooking demos, activities for families and kids, panels featuring various speakers, live music and entertainment, and 300 eco-friendly vendors.
for more information go to: http://www.greenfestivals.org/nyc
Earth Day 2014 Events at Grand Central:Wednesday and Thursday, April 23rd-24th, 10am-7pm
The Taxi Stand at Grand Central Terminal will be setting up booths with interactive exhibits, educational displays, and giveaways to teach people how to “green up” their lifestyle.
New York City hosts a plethora of opportunities to get people of all ages involved in keeping the Earth Green. From motivational speakers, to live music, and group clean ups, New York has something for everyone on Earth Day. Check out your local park over the next week to see if they’re hosting neighborhood based events. If not, grab a group of friends and go out on your own and start making your city more clean and green! Visit earthdayny.org to find more updates.