10 Green Ways to Celebrate Earth Day This Weekend in NYC

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We'll be the first to admit it—There aren't actually a lot of Earth Day themed events on our weekend guide this week. 

Well there are a few! Like a $1 Buffalo Exchange Sale for a good cause, and a Vegan Food Festival! And we didn't include it on this list, but you can celebrate #CarFreeNYC with a free unlimited day pass curtesy of CitiBike!

But there is a lot going down in the city this Earth Day weekend, and we're sure you'll find ways to get lit while staying green.

Maybe take an UberPool to the 90s Booze Cruise! Or pick up some trash at the Ramen Contest Japanese Street Festival! Or just make sure you turn off the lights before you leave your apartment!

Either way, things are about to heat up faster than you can say 'Global Warming is real please God can we freakin' do something about it lest we perish from imminent heat death?!'


Friday, April 21st

1. Gorillaz Spirt House (39 S. 5th Street, Brooklyn)

sonos PLAYBASE is transforming a different kind of home. We’re bringing the @Gorillaz latest album, Humanz, to life in an immersive audio and visual experience, the #SpiritHouse Get transformed at a #SpiritHouse near you, link in bio. Williamsburg, New York – April 21–23 Berlin – April 28–30 Amsterdam – May 6


Celebrate the release of the Gorillaz new album Humanz, with what else, but a pop-up haunted house, of course! Why are we not surprized?

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Friday thru Sunday from 12 to 8pm at Industria in Brooklyn, online RSVP is now close due to high demand, but there will be a first come, first serve walk-up line the day of. You'll feel like you're inside a cartoon Gorillaz music video with this multi-sensory experience.


2. 1920's Gatsby Themed Party (621 W. 46th Street)

quietevents The Great Gatsby Party Returns this Friday! Guests outfitted in the fashion of the Roaring Twenties - flapper dresses, silk gloves, tuxedos, top hats - will revel the night with their glowing headphones. Fall into the evening of the booze, fanfare, and decadence that so defined Fitzgerald’s celebrated novel. This Friday, April 22, put on your black tie finery and hit the town with Quiet Events!


Everyone's favorite silent dance party is back, and this time it's celebrating the roaring '20s! Put on your flapper dresses and suave suits and get ready to cut a rug Gatsby style with Quiet Events this Friday!

Dance it up to remixes of classic '20s hits, or stick to the more modern music by switching between three battling DJs. Or take off your headphones and feel like you're living in a silent movie from the 1920s. 10pm to 3am at Hudson Terrace.


Saturday, April 22nd

3. Buffalo Exchange Earth Day $1 Sale (Multiple Locations)

buffaloexchange This Earth Day - Saturday, April 22 - join us for our annual $1 sale! All proceeds benefit @HumaneSociety. Men's and women's clothing for JUST $1!


Celebrate Earth Day by shopping for a good cause! Head to your local Buffalo Exchange on Saturday for an insane deal... $1 select Men and Women's clothing items, and all proceeds go towards the Humane Society!

Better go beef up your "resistance" wardrobe.


4. Astor Poetry Jam (26 Astor Place)

astorplacenyc Just 1️⃣week until the Astor Poetry Jam next Saturday 22nd! Details on bio link ☝️️The FREE festival of poetry, features LIVE poetry slams and readings from @bowerypoetry and local poets, poetry writing workshops led by ‘Professor Poets’ from @bowerypoetry a pop-up gallery of poems and stories in which to immerse yourself. In partnership with the The Academy of American Poets, Bowery Poetry Club and @strangersproj Astor Poetry Jam brings the joy of poetry to Astor Place with four exciting interactive, poetic experiences. . #astorplace #eastvillage #alamocube #astorplacecube #poetry #poetrycommunity #poetryslam #poetrylove #poetryofinstagram #poetrygram #empirestateofmind #nyc


Celebrate National Poetry Month and Earth Day at the Astor Poetry Jam! This free festival will feature live poetry performances, immersive poetry, and writing workshops for all of you who are poets but just don't know it!


5. 90s Booze Cruise (Pier 40, 353 West Street)

jamiebach Real friends wait an hour on line to dance and sing mmm bop on a second boat in NYC #secondboat #90sboozecruise #25thbirthday


Set sail for the 90s! It's a 90s-Themed Booze Cruise! 90s music, 90s clothing, booze, boats, Battlestar Galactica. Setting sail from Pier 40 at 9 p.m. and returning at 1 a.m. Just be thankful that the movie Titanic came out in the 90s, and that the boat didn't actually sink in the 90s.


6. Celebrate Record Store Day (Multiple Locations)

irisrecords Warm air drawing in the customers.? Or is it the big hiphop collection we're pricing? Maybe it's the @toddophonic soundtrack playing! Stop by before the thunderstorms hit. #vinyl #jerseycityrocks #wfmu OPEN TILL 8


Earth Day isn't the only holiday on Saturday—It's also Record Store Day! Celebrate your local independent record store, while beefing up your vinyl collection. Check out our list of every indie record store in NYC to find one near you.

While you're at it, be on the look out for one of Feedbands secret golden tickets...


7. Queens International Night Market Sneak Preview (Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens)

queensnightmarket Because of the unexpectedly large turnout on opening night the last two years, we are selling limited $5 tickets to two Sneak Preview nights to minimize traffic, congestion, and the impact on the surrounding community. Half of the ticket proceeds will go to NYC charities. Children 12 & under are free. The night market will be free to all again starting May 6! Log on to our revamped website for more information on the NYC organizations and to purchase your tickets to our #sneakpreview nights to the @queensnightmarket Our website link is located in our bio! * * #queensnightmarket #fmcp #queens #qb #flushingmeadows #coronapark #nyc #queenseats #nyceats #nytfood #nycfat #food #foodie #eater #biteclub #forkyeah #timeoutnewyork #gothamist #dnainfonyc #saturdaynight #saturdaysinthepark #omgitsbomb #queensistasty #livefromqueens #foreversummer #endlesssummer #eldiario #insiderfood


The Queens International Night Market will be open to all as of May 6th, and our mouths are watering just thinking about it. But in the meantime, you can get a special preview of this year's delectable food vendors and entertainment, this Saturday and next, for only $5 per ticket!


Sunday, April 23rd

8. Ramen Contest and Japanese Street Festival (Steinway St b/w Broadway and 34th Ave, Queens)

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Everyone's favorite Ramen Contest is heading to Queens! Taste test an array of Japanese style ramen and vote for your favorite, while exploring Japanese culture and other traditional foods! 10am to 6pm this Sunday in Astoria.


9. Corgi Meetup (Washington Square Park)

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Sooooo... we don't own a corgi, or any dog for that matter, but that's not going to stop of from seeing what this corgi meet up is all about, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. this Sunday.

You have to be a corgi owner or a dog owner to enter the dog run, but fans (like ourselves) can watch from outside. We don't fully understand what this entails but we are excited and supportive. 


10. Vegan Food Festival (100 W. 77th Street)

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There's a Vegan Food Festival coming to the Grand Bazaar this weekend and we can't stop talking about it. :)

The Seed NYC is bringing over 30 plant-based merchants to the indoor/outdoor Upper West Side market on Sunday, and it's going to be a vegan's paradise. If you can't make it, we're sure your vegan friends will tell you all about it.

 
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