Guide to Earth Day 2019 in NYC



First established in 1970, Earth Day is a worldwide celebration and appreciation of our connection to the Earth, with a focus on sustainability and raising awareness to environmental challenges. In 2019, Earth Day marks the calendar on April 22, with a variety of events and activities peppered throughout the month. Here are a few ways you can take part in NYC’s Earth Day 2019.

Eat sustainably

Eco-friendly Nix restaurant in NYC by @grubstreet.

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With a newly pinned Michelin star on its vegan/vegetarian menu, Greenwich Village’s, Nix, is a delicious way of saluting our Earth this April. The team at Nix believe that eating vegan should be a celebration, not a sacrifice, and have crafted a menu (and innovative cocktail selection) to fully reflect this belief. Click through for the menu.

Nix; 72 University Pl.

Union Square

Earth Day in Union Square by @earthdayinitiative.

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The busiest Earth Day event across America, New York’s Earth Day officialy lands in Union Square, and sees over 70 organizations, including live performances, children’s activities, environmental non-profits and sustainable-minded businesses. 

See here for more information on the event.

Walking Tour

Touring a rooftop garden on Earth Day in NYC. Photo by @earthdayinitiative

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The 5K Green Tour is a brilliant opportunity to experience the variety of green and eco-conscious sites across New York’s very own backyard. At each site, you’ll learn what groups from around the city are doing to battle climate change and preserve New York’s environmental integrity.

The Green Tour kicks off on April 22, 2019 –  Tickets for purchase here.

Go Thrifting

Buffalo Exchange vintage in NYC. By @buffaloexchange.

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New York is littered with consignments, second-hand stores and thrift shops ready to help you be less consumptive and more frugal. A number of the thrift stores in the city do more than sell renewed items with programs established to give back to support causes such as diabetes research.

Click through for a list of top thrift stores in New York City


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