To celebrate Earth Day this April, you can be transported to the Amazon in the heart of the concrete jungle, Times Square. 

From April 1st through 30th, an interactive audio visual experience will JUNGLE-IZE New York City's Crossroads of the World. 

Called JUNGLE-IZED: A Conversation With Nature, visitors will have the opportunity to take in the soundscape of the Amazon while walking through Times Square.

As part of Times Square Arts At the Crossroads program, the experience is the result of a partnership between Soundwalk Collective, Times Square Arts, Audio-Technica, and "neuropth, adventurer, environmentalist, and eternal optimist," David de Rothschild.

From noon to midnight throughout the month of April, people can borrow Audio-Technica headphones and immerse themselves in the sounds of nature, Shipibo shamans, and narration by Amazon experts Daniel Pinchbeck and Jeremy Narby. 

Headphones will be available on Seventh Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets from noon to midnight April 1st through 30th.


The best time to check out the interactive installation will be between 11:57 p.m. and midnight, when the video signage in Times Square is taken over by JUNGLE-IZED video, making the experience totally immersive.

As always, watch out for cars and predatory fauna.

[Feature Image Courtesy Curbed]