Earth Day in the Urban Jungle

It may be hard to imagine celebrating Earth Day when you’re surrounded by the concrete jungle of New York City but there are still plenty of ways to honor Mother Nature aside from just visiting central park. Check out these all natural options to help your Earth Day grow into something spectacular.

Earth Day 5k Walk and Green Tour

Unearth the natural secrets of New York City during a 5k tour of some of the city’s greenest spots. Visit sites like New York’s first underground park, the Lowline, and eco-friendly 1 Hotel Central Park and learn natural cooking before recharging with a nutrient-packed lunch. Exact locations will be revealed to participants upon registration.

Earth Day $1 Sale

If you love digging through the rare gems and treasures of the city’s greatest thrift shops, check out the Buffalo Exchange on Earth Day to find the greatest deals on clothing, jewelry, and accessories. With various locations throughout the city and all proceeds benefitting the Center for Biological Diversity there’s no reason not pick up some unique additions to your wardrobe for only $1 all day long.

Tulip Festival

April showers have brought flowers early this year with the annual Tulip festival springing to life this Saturday. Enjoy over 13,000 blooms in an assortment of every color in the West Side Community garden and experience one of the brightest displays Mother Nature has to offer in New York City.

“Stung by Climate” Earth Day Free Screening

Keep your mind on the environment with a free screening of the Colorado Environmental Film Festival Best Short Film winner “Stung by Climate” and see how climate change has affected bees and beekeepers across the country, and how we can help prevent their decline. A second film, “The Disappearing Frontier” journeys into Alaska to discover how people co-exist with the effects of climate change on a daily basis. A Q&A will be held after the screenings with director Nils Aucante of “Stung by Climate.”

NYC Hot Sauce Expo

Mother Nature bites back with the NYC Hot Sauce expo featuring some of the spiciest sauces in the country. Set your mouth ablaze and see what you can handle with a sampling of sauces from all over the country and find your next signature spice for all of your summer grilling and entertainment needs.

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