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The Earth Day in NYC guide

Be greener and celebrate Mother Nature during Earth Day—NYC offers with free events, park clean-ups and parties

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There’s no better time to enjoy the great outdoors than during Earth Day. NYC offers many things to do outside including free events at the city’s best parks. The national holiday is a bit like Mother's Day, but for Mother Nature. Although you don't have to buy her a gift or bouquet from one of the city’s best flower shops, you can give the gift of volunteering by planting some blooms or cleaning up a nearby park. Another way to help the cause is to turn off the lights in your NYC apartment and unplug your gadgets. Need a little retail therapy? Help save the planet by hitting one of Gotham’s best thrift stores and grab some preloved duds. Better yet, one of the most popular thrift chain’s in the city is hosting a $1 sale. The options are endless, so take advantage of our comprehensive guide including everything you can do to celebrate Earth Day in NYC.

When is Earth Day?

Earth Day is on April 22 every year. This year, it falls on a Monday. A lot of the Earth Day in NYC events are happening the weekend prior. 

Things to do for Earth Day NYC

The best parks in NYC
Attractions

The best parks in NYC

New Yorkers cherish their parks as rare treasures in the concret jungle. 

Things to do outside in New York
Things to do

Things to do outside in New York

When the weather plays nice, consider spending time checking off our list of amazing things to do outside.

The best Earth Day events in NYC
Things to do

The best Earth Day events in NYC

These cool Earth Day events will have you channeling Captain Planet and making Leonardo DiCaprio proud!

You can get clothes for $1 at this thrift store’s epic sale this month
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You can get clothes for $1 at this thrift store’s epic sale this month

On Earth Day (April 20), popular thrift chain Buffalo Exchange is giving everyone an irresistible reason to go out and shop. 

The best Earth Day songs
Music

The best Earth Day songs

Celebrate nature and get in the ecological spirit with these great Earth Day anthems dedicated to Mother Earth

Where to volunteer in NYC
Things to do

Where to volunteer in NYC

Give back to the city by getting involved in environmental issues, animal care or helping the homeless

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Environmental artist Olafur Eliasson talks about his work and climate change
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Environmental artist Olafur Eliasson talks about his work and climate change

Where to buy all-natural beauty products in NYC
Shopping

Where to buy all-natural beauty products in NYC

You can get clothes for a $1 at one of the best thrift stores in NYC next month
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You can get clothes for a $1 at one of the best thrift stores in NYC next month

You can ride a Citi Bike for free on Saturday
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You can ride a Citi Bike for free on Saturday

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