10 Green Ways to Celebrate Earth Day This Weekend in NYC

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)

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?


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)


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)


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)


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)

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)


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)

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)


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)

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)


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.

[Feature Image Courtesy Events Droid] 

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