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Earth Day

Submitted by ub on Fri, 04/20/2018 - 22:42

Mother Earth wants to know why she's so drained and when she'll start winning. Welcome to the 49th annual celebration of Earth Day about ways to take care of the planet.

In NYC In For the third year running, the DOT closes Broadway to vehicular traffic the day before Earth Day, in an effort to bring awareness to the fact that a car-free New York City isn’t as scary as some automobile addicts would think. Automobiles banned from a two-mile stretch—from Union Square to Times Square from 9A - 3P

In addition to those 30 blocks of Broadway, car-free streets programs will be happening in upper Manhattan, on St. Nicholas Avenue from 181st to 190th streets;

there will be a Weekend Walks in Woodside, Queens; and Downtown Brooklyn will be holding an Earth Day Block Party at Albee Square and Albee Square West on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. More details about what, exactly, will be happening http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets/html/carfree/carfree.shtml.

The NYC Parks Department has planned myriad activities in every borough: you can help clean and beautify small parks; go hiking through Van Cortlandt Park; join the Bronx River Cleanup happening in Soundview Park; or pick up a free tree to plant from the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum in Brooklyn. The sky’s the limit.

In uptown Manhattan Spanish Harlem, 9 blocks on St. Nicholas Avenue from 181st Street to 190th Street. All along the street, there will be performances and educational programming highlighting the importance of sustainability, tackling climate change, and rethinking how we use our streets. Come join us between 10A 4P

The Bronx River cleanup. https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/bronx-river-clean-up

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership launches their Downtown Brooklyn Presents event series at Albee Square and Albee Square West on April 21st from 1-5pm.

At 1:30P, Bash the Trash will perform music, help kids construct instruments from recycled products, and then lead a parade. This is followed by an all-ages dance class led by the Dodge Y. Sustainable arts and crafts activities all day, Reading Room with the Uni Project, and meet Birdie, the official mascot for #GreeNYC

A full list of events and timing will be available at www.downtownbrooklyn.com