Car Free Earth Day is an annual car-free event, which will be held this year on Saturday, April 27th, the Saturday immediately following Earth Day. The Event opens thirty blocks of Broadway from Times Square to Union Square for people to explore on foot.
Programming is presented at six rest stops: Times Square (42nd Street and Broadway), Garment (38th Street and Broadway), Herald Square (34th Street and Broadway), City Zone (26th Street and Broadway), Flatiron (23rd Street and Broadway), and Union Square (17th Street and Broadway). Environmental programming is offered by City agencies and nonprofit organizations along the route to promote activism and education surrounding climate change, sustainability and other relevant topics.
The Earth Institute will be joining the festivities in the Flatiron Plaza section at 23rd Street and Broadway. Stop by for stickers, academic program information, and a fun activity with the educational team from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Time travel through NYC's climate history and discover what life would have been like in different climates and time periods!