What better way to celebrate Earth Day than going green in the city? New York may be a concrete jungle, but there are plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself outdoors. Show Mother Nature some appreciation this Earth Day by spending the afternoon in a park, volunteering at a worthwhile organization or taking part in one of the many scheduled events in commemoration of the holiday.
Explore Broadway Street Car-Free
Ever wondered what it would be like to walk down one of Manhattan’s busiest streets, car-free? During this year’s Car Free Earth Day, you can! From 9am to 3pm on the Saturday following Earth Day, you and your friends can explore the thirty-six blocks between Times Square and Union Square completely free of traffic. Enjoy the themed programming offered by city agencies and nonprofit organizations while showing your support for environmental awareness.
Go Catch-and-Release Fishing At Prospect Park
Take a scenic cab ride over the Brooklyn Bridge and head to Prospect Park for their annual Earth Day celebration at the historic boathouse and Audubon Center. From 1-4pm on Saturday April 28th, visitors are invited to join the Prospect Park Alliance for their live raptor demonstrations, catch-and-release fishing, science activities, group cleanups, arts and crafts and nature games.
Sail On The New York Harbor
More of an ocean-lover than a park-goer? Celebrate Earth Day by taking a magnificent cruise on the New York Harbor. Book a trip on the water with our partner, Manhattan By Sail, and get a picturesque tour complete with refreshments, snacks and music. Choose the sunset trip on the historic Shearwater yacht for an intimate and unforgettable experience. Plus, the ship’s dock is just blocks away from The Wagner’s front door.
Book A Tasting-Tour Of New York City’s Hydroponic Farm
Explore the city’s one-and-only indoor hydroponic farm at Farm.One, located just blocks away from The Wagner in the Financial District. This technology powered vertical farm is home to a wide variety of plants from all over the world. During the hour-long tour, you’ll be treated to a glass of prosecco and have the chance to taste the rare plants, herbs and edible flowers that local Michelin-starred chefs use in their cuisine.
Build Your Own Bouquet at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Who doesn’t love a custom-made floral arrangement? Learn how to construct a gorgeous bouquet using seasonal, locally sourced flowers and plants at the sustainable flower arranging workshop at Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Get hands-on practice with help from an expert in floral design and take your one-of-a-kind creation home with you after class.