Show Some Love for Your Planet: 5 Best Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in NYC

Earth Day is almost upon us, New Yorkers. 

Give that inner treehugger some time in the sunlight and celebrate Mother Nature. 

Next Friday, April 22nd is Earth Day, and there are plenty of events going down this month to celebrate and protect our environment, even though we live in a concrete jungle. 

Plus, this upcoming week is forecasted to be perfect spring weather with lots of sunshine, so why not get outside and breathe in some beautiful fresh spring air. 

Here are some of the events going down for Earth Day in NYC:

April 15th - April 17th

Green Festival Expo (Javits Center)

This weekend the largest and longest running sustainable green festival is happening right here in NYC at the Javits Center.


Whether you're looking for some guides as to eat healthier, how to become more sustainable in your every day life, or to check out the coolest new environmentally friendly products on the market, grab your tickets and head on out to the Green Festival Expo this weekend.

April 16th - 17th & April 30th - May 1st

Tulip Festival (West 89th Street)


It's time to celebrate the most underrated flower this Earth Day. Head to the West Side Community Garden this weekend or two weeks later to check out the 13,000 unique tulips, spring flowers, and blooming trees.

This festival is completely free, but it's one of the most beautiful collection of tulips we've ever seen. Go out and smell the tulips!

Car Free Day on Broadway

This April 22, Earth Day, cars will be prohibited on Broadway from the Flatiron Building to Union Square in NYC's first Car Free Day

So instead of driving to work, how about taking mass transit to cut down on commuter congestion and gas use? Plus, you might even find yourself enjoying the walk down Broadway without the constant traffic. 

Earth Day 5k Walk & Green Tour (Union Square)


On Friday, April 22, lace up your running shoes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and get ready to support the Earth Day Initiative with their annual Earth Day 5k Walk and Green Tour. 


Whether your a walking enthusiast, or simply just want to get out, smell the fresh air, and take take in the blooming flowers, this Earth Day 5k walk and green tour is the perfect way to celebrate and appreciate your environment. 

Earth Day New York 2016 (Union Square)


Earth Day Initiative's annual Earth Day New York 2016 is happening Sunday, April 24. Between food, presentations on sustainability, live music, and even an appearance by celebrity chef Tom Colicchio from Top Chef fame, get in the spirit of celebrating Mother Nature at this incredible event.

Best part yet? It's free in union square! Just get ready to celebrate the wonderful spring weather while you're at it.

Check out 10 Best Boats to Drink Aboard in NYC This Spring. 

[Feature Image Courtesy Instagram] 

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