Car Free Earth Day Activities

Car Free Earth Day with Public Space Partners

Mosholu Parkway, Bronx

Activities, Workshops and Demonstrations

Bird

The Bird Team will be on site to provide support with downloading the Bird app, sharing information about discounts, doing a helmet giveaway, and conducting demo rides on B3 scooters.

Councilmember Dinowitz's Office

Dominicanos USA

Not registered to vote? Staff from Dominicanos USA and Board of Elections volunteers will conduct a voter registration drive. You can also talk to staff about pathways to citizenship and other support services.

James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center

The James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center will provide inclusive, intergenerational activities such as childrens’ storytime and seed starting.

Lime

Take a demo ride on a Lime scooter and learn about discount programs. Staff will be on hand to provide information on rider safety and distribute helmets.

Montefiore Medical Center

Participate in healthy eating/healthy beverage demonstrations and learn about NeighborFood nutrition and food access programs, community gardens, and the Rethink Your Drink program.

NYC Department of City Planning (DCP)

Discover how our buildings, streets, and parks can help make our cities more equitable and resilient, and share your thoughts with DCP on how to build a more sustainable New York City.

NYC DOT Mobility Management

Meet NYC DOT’s Mobility Management team and learn about projects and initiatives to make the City accessible to all. Spanish and ASL translators will be available at this location.

NYC DOT Pedestrian Unit

Learn more about NYC DOT’s Mosholu Parkway street improvement project and NYC’s Pedestrian Plan.

NYC DOT Safety Education

Participate in bike safety activities and win prizes.

NYC Parks Department - Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center

Join the Parks Department to create recycled art. The supplies used were once used for something else. This is a great way to reduce waste and make artwork.

Veo

Veo will showcase their electric vehicles including the Cosmo sit down scooter, Astro VS4 stand up scooter and wheelchair accessible device.

Wildlife Conservation Society

Enjoy animal trivia, biofact presentations, educational activities, and free giveaways with the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Performances

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

Enjoy Flatbed Follies, a circus variety show featuring delightful performances! The mission of Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc. is to bring joy and wonder into the world. They are founded upon a respect for circus tradition and a drive to create new work that speaks to contemporary American culture.

King Charles Unicycle Troupe

Straight from the Boogie-Down Bronx New York... True circus legends celebrating over 50 years - The King Charles Unicycle Troupe will astound local Bronxites with an unbelievable game of high-energy Basketball and jump rope routine on Unicycles.

Roberto Clemente Plaza, Bronx

Activities, Workshops and Demonstrations

Citi Bike

Citi Bike will be offering free day passes! Use the code CARFREE22 in the Citi Bike app to receive unlimited 30-minute rides on a classic Citi Bike for 24 hours. Visit the Citi Bike tent for more details and a free giveaway (while supplies last).

Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Learn about respectfully engaging elected officials, community leaders and the public on the best solutions for climate change. Children are invited to make climate change postcards.

NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Learn about environmental sustainability with DEP staff and pick up a fun giveaway.

NYC DOT Safety Education

Safety Educators will lead pedestrian safety activities for children. Become a traffic safety deputy and win fun prizes.

Third Avenue BID

The Third Avenue BID will be on hand to provide bike safety information and equipment giveaways. Bring the kids for giant street games set up on the Willis Avenue Open Street.

Performances

Mazarte Dance Company, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm

Mazarte Dance Company will present colorful, cross-cultural, family-friendly, free, and ridiculously fun dance performances and workshops.

Silver Shoes Dance Club, 11:00am, 12:00pm

Watch Silver Shoes Dance Club members perform on the plaza and join in an interactive dance workshop.

Tompkins Avenue, Brooklyn

Activities, Workshops and Demonstrations

Ancient Blends Apothe’Care

Botanical Life/Black Girls Sew

Bridge Street Development Corporation

Brooklyn Kettle and Narrativ

Brown Butter NYC

Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Learn about respectfully engaging elected officials, community leaders and the public on the best solutions for climate change. Children are invited to make climate change postcards.

Councilmember Osse’s Office

EDSA

Participate in an interactive experience that ties together landscape architecture, public space, and earth-centric activities.

Make Manifest

Mechanical Gardens

Join volunteers from the Mechanical Gardens Bike Co-op in bike repair workshops.

NYC Department of City Planning (DCP)

Discover how our buildings, streets, and parks can help make our cities more equitable and resilient, and share your thoughts with DCP on how to build a more sustainable New York City.

NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Learn about environmental sustainability with DEP staff and pick up a fun giveaway.

Services R Us

Street Lab

Stop by for two great activities with Street Lab. The Street Marker installation features chalk and custom chalk tools to draw, mark streets, and create expansive murals. BUILD is a pop-up, interactive building station featuring Lego, Magna-Tiles, and more.

The Horticulture Society of New York

Enjoy Earth Day planting activities with The Hort!

Tompkins Avenue Merchants Association

Transportation Alternatives

Transportation Alternatives will be on hand to talk to neighbors about their activist committee in Brooklyn. Enjoy a family-friendly art activity.

Avenue B, Manhattan

Activities, Workshops and Demonstrations

Bio Bus Lab

Scientists help participants investigate the environment through a different lens, and develop scientific reasoning skills in a mobile biology lab set-up.

Black Cowboys of Brooklyn

Children are invited to enjoy activities and pony rides from 1:30pm – 4:30 pm. The Black Cowboys of Brooklyn are committed to sharing Black Cowboy culture and heritage with children in urban environments.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Learn about respectfully engaging elected officials, community leaders and the public on the best solutions for climate change. Children are invited to make climate change postcards.

Councilmember Carlina Rivera’s Office

FABnyc East Village Community Coalition

Participate in arts and culture workshop led by team of artists and organizers working to preserve, strengthen, and grow the cultural vibrancy of the Lower East Side.

Loisaida Open Streets Coalition and Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens (LUNGS) 9th Annual Spring Awakening

Celebrate the reopening of the Community Garden season with a popup garden, seed and plant giveaways. LESReady and FDNY home safety advocates are partnering with LUNGS to distribute emergency preparedness information, kits, and giveaways at the popup.

Materials for the Arts

Materials for the Arts will have a booth set up where everyone can make their own art pieces out of an inspiring selection of found objects and re-used materials including hundreds of leftover shiny CDs. People can make puppets, wands, and whatever else their imagination decides upon at this art-making station that celebrates sustainable strategies.

NYC DOT Safety Education

Participate in activities about transportation and the environment to win prizes.

The Horticulture Society of New York

Enjoy a plant giveaway and interactive workshop with The Hort!

Performances

Batala New York, 1:00pm

Enjoy a performance by Batala New York.

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance, 3:45pm

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance will be performing a selection from their newest work, Continually Healing, which focuses on the mental distress caused as a result of the pandemic and social justice events of 2020/21. This work aims to explore the frustration caused by the isolation and separation from loved ones, and intends to speak to traumas and healings experienced by a diverse range of individuals throughout the pandemic. Stories are extremely varied, yet their work seeks to uncover universal truths through a shared artistic experience. They will also be teaching a community dance workshop for all ages and levels. The workshop will be focusing on exciting movement, re-strengthening, reinvigorating, and moving our bodies.

Drag Queen Story Hour, 11:30am

Drag Story Hour is a storytelling program designed for children ages 3-8. A local drag artist trained by children’s librarians will read picture books, sing songs, do movement activities, and provide an age-appropriate introduction to the concept of drag as a form of dress-up and play. Through fun and fabulous educational experiences, Drag Story Hour celebrates gender diversity and all forms of difference to build empathy and give kids the confidence to express themselves however they feel comfortable. Learn more at https://www.dshnyc.org.

Marching Cobras, 2:00pm

Enjoy a performance by the Marching Cobras.

Broadway, Manhattan

Activities and Performances at 41st Street

Broadway Performers

Enjoy pop-up performances featuring Broadway performers, brought to you by the Times Square Alliance.

  • 11:00am – 11:20am
  • 11:25am – 11:45am
  • 11:50am – 12:10pm
  • 12:15pm – 12:35pm

Broadway Trivia

Join the Times Square Alliance for Broadway Trivia from 1:00pm – 1:45pm. Test your knowledge about Times Square, Broadway, and going green with prizes from Times Square Alliance and Broadway Green Alliance.

Live Music Performances

Enjoy live music performances featuring Broadway performers, brought to you by the Times Square Alliance.

  • 2:00pm – 2:45pm
  • 3:00pm – 3:45pm
  • 4:00pm – 4:45pm

Activities, Workshops and Demonstrations at 26th Street

Brown Bike Girl

Join the Brown Bike Girl for bike law trivia at the Flatiron Open Street from 1:00pm - 5:00pm.

Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership

Standard Dose yoga at 11:00am. Class is fully booked as of 4/22.

NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Learn about environmental sustainability with DEP staff and pick up a fun giveaway.

NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY)

Learn about the importance of recycling in NYC with DSNY Bureau of Recycling staff.

NYC DOT Safety Education

Safety Educators will lead pedestrian safety activities for children. Become a traffic safety deputy and win fun prizes.

Transportation Alternatives (TA)

Talk with TA members and pick up information about Transportation Alternatives and Families for Safe Streets.

Activities, Workshops and Demonstrations at 39th Street

511NY Rideshare

511NY Rideshare helps reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, and empower New Yorkers to make smart transportation choices. 511NY Rideshare does this by providing free commuter services for travelers, implementing transportation solutions for organizations & strategic communication to raise awareness. At the 511 table, you will find information about biking, alternate Mass Transit routes, and other sustainable transportation options. For Earth Month 2022, we are asking New Yorkers to pledge to use a more sustainable commute or do something green i.e. composting.

NYC Department of City Planning (DCP)

Discover how our buildings, streets, and parks can help make our cities more equitable and resilient, and share your thoughts with DCP on how to build a more sustainable New York City.

NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)

The DCAS Office of Fleet Management will be displaying electric vehicles which will be the future of the City of New York's municipal fleet as we transition to an all-electric fleet by 2035. The City’s fleet currently contains over 2,415 electric on-road vehicles with another 1,000 on order. Vehicles on display will include an all-electric garbage truck and an all-electric NYPD police car.

Zing! Fitness

Participate in family friendly, interactive fitness sessions throughout the day at Broadway Boulevard Plaza, Broadway at 40th Street.

  • 11:30am
  • 12:30pm
  • 1:00pm
  • 2:45pm

Group Ride to Car Free Earth Day

Join The Brown Bike Girl for a ride through Manahatta (the Lenape name for the island of Manhattan) along the length of one of the most prolific Indigenous thoroughfares in historic and modern New York – Broadway. The ride is approximately eight miles from 155th Street and Broadway down to Madison Square Park and Car Free Earth Day. More details and registration at bit.ly/3DPkBzs.

Pop up Performances

Fogo Azul

Catch one of three energy-filled drumming performances by Fogo Azul.

  • 11:30am, Broadway at 17th Street
  • 12:30pm, Broadway at 26th Street
  • 1:30pm, Broadway at 39th Street

Dyckman Street, Manhattan

Activities, Workshops and Demonstrations

Bameso USA

Visit the Bameso USA tent to learn more about their NYC Clean Up program. Youth are invited to join in volleyball games throughout the day.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERT will be onsite to share information regarding emergency preparedness, for both humans and pets. Pick up comic books and coloring books for kids.

Creative Art Works

Join Creative Art Works for youth-oriented, interactive art-making projects at Car Free Earth Day. Experience and celebrate the power of art and learn about program opportunities.

Hudson Community Sailing

Meet staff and youth from Hudson Community Sailing and learn about their seasonal programs. Youth will show off their boatbuilding projects and lead knot tying demonstrations.

Walk to Dyckman Marina to enjoy free sailing! Participation is limited to five people per boat and participants need to sign a liability release. Sails are scheduled for:

  • 12:00pm
  • 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm

Literacy Inc.

Visit the Literacy Inc. tent for a book giveaway and learn more about their community work.

NYC DOT Safety Education

Participate in bike safety activities and win prizes.

Uptown Soccer Academy

Children are invited to participate in soccer games and fun soccer drills with Uptown Soccer Academy.

Performances

Enjoy live musical performances and a DJ in Quisqueya Plaza presented by Dyckman Gardens and Somos Cares.

St. Nicholas Avenue, Manhattan

Activities, Workshops and Demonstrations

Adeusa

Join Adeusa for yoga and tai chi sessions throughout the day. Learn more about recycling with demonstrations on how you can participate in the upcoming Ecological Fair.

Bike New York

Bike New York will offer a free kids Learn to Ride class from 11:30am – 1:30pm. Please register in advance at https://www.bike.nyc/education/programs/.

Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano (CCCD)

Learn more about cultivating as a way to preserve the sustainability and longevity of the earth with this interactive project. CCCD will distribute seeds and plants to promote clean air through cultivation.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Learn about respectfully engaging elected officials, community leaders and the public on the best solutions for climate change. Children are invited to make climate change postcards.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERT will be onsite to share information regarding emergency preparedness, for both humans and pets. Pick up comic books and coloring books for kids.

Dominicanos USA and NALEO Educational Fund

Not registered to vote? Staff from Dominicanos USA and Board of Elections volunteers will conduct a voter registration drive. You can also talk to staff about pathways to citizenship and other support services.

New York-Presbyterian

New York-Presbyterian’s Division of Community & Population Health will offer blood pressure screenings and provide health education on Heart Disease, Diabetes and BMI. Stop by for important health information and giveaways.

NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY)

Participate in an interactive recycling game and pick up literature from DSNY. Take a photo with the City’s recycling mascot and enjoy the artwork displayed on a Sanitation Truck of Art.

NYC DOT Safety Education

Safety Educators will lead pedestrian safety activities for children. Become a traffic safety deputy and win fun prizes.

The Armory Foundation

The Armory Foundation will host obstacles and activities for young people to complete on the street, using jump ropes, hula hoops, agility ladders, and more! Everyone who is successful will get a prize.

Uptown Stories

Enjoy magnetic poetry and coloring activities with Uptown Stories.

Van Cortlandt Titans Youth Football

Participate in a free football clinic led by the Van Cortlandt Titans.

Washington Heights BID

Join the Washington Heights BID, and local artists for arts and crafts activities.

Word Up Community Bookstore

Stop by the Word Up Community Book Store tent for a kids book giveaway, along with story times, puppets and singing. Kids can participate and make their own puppets at the craft station.

Performances

Dance Project of Washington Heights, 3:00pm

Get on your feet as the Dance Project of Washington Heights hosts a participatory Latin class. The group will also showcase a performance by their young ensemble dancers, their most talented and dedicated students.

The Afro-Latineers, 1:30pm

The Afro-Latineers have performed vibrant Afro-Latin Jazz since 2012. Paul "Sabor" Rivera and his multicultural band will delight with a live performance on the Car Free Earth Day stage.

The Jazz Power Initiative, 11:30am

The Jazz Power will perform on the St. Nicholas Earth Day stage featuring the Jazz Power Band and introducing their newest vocal ensemble, Jazz Power Community Singers. They will offer an intergenerational presentation of jazz music, featuring movement, classic songs, and new music engaging an audience of all ages. The initiative will also provide interactive workshops in singing, percussion and movement at their tent throughout the afternoon.

34th Avenue, Queens

69th Street - 70th Street

Gap Year Programming

Street Lab

The Street Marker installation features chalk and custom chalk tools to draw, mark streets, and create expansive murals.

Zumba

73rd Street - 74th Street

Kuki Tape Artist

Strolling Violinist

77th Street - 78th Street Performances

Green Tape Productions

Enjoy a performance by pianist and singer, David Bishop.

Michael Rosman

Enjoy a variety of performing artists in a show hosted by and featuring Michael Rosman.

Queensboro Dance

Enjoy performances by Queensboro Dance.

Tulip Dance

78th Street - 79th Street

Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Learn about respectfully engaging elected officials, community leaders and the public on the best solutions for climate change. Children are invited to make climate change postcards.

NYC Department of City Planning (DCP)

Discover how our buildings, streets, and parks can help make our cities more equitable and resilient, and share your thoughts with DCP on how to build a more sustainable New York City.

NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Learn about environmental sustainability with DEP staff and pick up a fun giveaway.

NYC DOT Safety Education

Participate in bike safety activities and win prizes.

The Horticulture Society of New York

Enjoy a plant giveaway and interactive workshop with The Hort!

79th Street - 80th Street

Gardening the Median

80th Street - 81st Street

Queens World Film Festival – Red Carpet Experience

81st Street - 82nd Street

34th Avenue Dancers

Aztec Dance

Piñata Class

Strolling Violinist

Zing! Fitness

Participate in family friendly, interactive fitness sessions on 34th Avenue between 81st Street and 82nd Street.

  • 11:00am
  • 12:00pm

Zumba Class

87th Street - 88th Street

Empire Clean Cities – Electric School Bus and Environmental Festival

91st Street - 92nd Street

Naturally Occurring Retirement Community

93rd Street - 94th Street

Bryant Park Jugglers

Bubble Performer

Hula Hoop Workshop

Street Lab – PLAY

Strolling Violinist

Minthorne Street, Staten Island

Activities, Workshops and Demonstrations

Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Learn about respectfully engaging elected officials, community leaders and the public on the best solutions for climate change. Children are invited to make climate change postcards.

Glam Gardener NYC

Aly Stoffo owns Glam Gardener NYC, a business that offers herbal products, education, and art under one roof. As an environmental educator, she teaches others to harvest wild edible plants as a means to get connected with nature, an activity called foraging. She combines her education in Sustainability Sciences with her love for New York City greenspaces to inspire fellow New Yorkers to explore our city-based natural ecosystems. Learn more about her at glamgardenernyc.com.

HONK NYC

Join HONK NYC’s Craftivation: My Musical Garden! What grows in YOUR musical garden? Bring your dreams to life at HONK NYC's craftivation for Car Free Earth Day. Make a marching band hat, build a cardboard horn you can play, color the flowers and insects that live in your musical garden.

NYC Department of City Planning (DCP)

Discover how our buildings, streets, and parks can help make our cities more equitable and resilient, and share your thoughts with DCP on how to build a more sustainable New York City.

NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)

Join the DCAS Fleet team to learn about initiatives to make the City’s fleet safe and sustainable.

NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Learn about environmental sustainability with DEP staff and pick up a fun giveaway.

NYC DOT Safety Education

Participate in activities about transportation and the environment to win prizes.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

Come join the fun at the Snug Harbor Earth Day station to celebrate Open Streets and eco-friendly art practice. Learn about the importance of organics recycling with the NYC Compost Project Hosted by Snug Harbor. Explore the world of plant-based inks and take home an ink wash painting of your own, along with an edible planting from the Heritage Farm.

Performances

Hungry March Band, 4:00pm

Enjoy a performance by Hungry March Band.

Maker Park Radio

DJ Jen & Nutmeg of Maker Park Radio will DJ at Minthorne Street. MakerParkRadio.nyc is a non-profit free streaming community radio station airing from Staten Island's North Shore. Featuring 130 DJs who host programs across many music genres, MakerParkRadio.nyc also does remote DJing with their pop-up, tiki bar themed DJ booth that runs on solar power. Vinyl Record and Digital DJs range across many genres, celebrating the music of soul, disco, house, reggae, rockabilly, funk, indie, salsa, international music and more! Be sure to catch them across the city this summer by following them on Instagram at @makerparkradio.

Mambembé NY, 12:00pm

Enjoy a performance by Mambembé NY.

The Dal Segño Brass Band, 2:00pm

Enjoy a performance by The Dal Segño Brass Band.

Car Free Earth Day with Public Space Partners

Fordham Plaza, Bronx

Bronx Appreciation Day featuring Fordham University and Empire Clean Cities, produced by Masc Hospitality.

Jennings Street, Bronx

Join Caldwell Enrichment Programs for Car Free Earth Day activities on Jennings Street, from Prospect Avenue to Chisolm Place.

Albee Square, Brooklyn

Join Downtown Brooklyn Partnership for Car Free Earth Day activities in Albee Square and Albee Square West.

  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm | Albee Square – The Redhawk Native American Dancers
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm | Albee Square – Zumba
  • 12:00pm – 3:00pm | Albee Square
    • Build your own Mini-BEACON! in this hands-on electronic/craft activity for youth and families
    • Make paper…out of paper with the Pulpmobile!
    • Create their own nature journals with Herbarium Verbarium
    • Make art from reused materials with Materials for the Arts (MFTA)
    • On this World Book Day and Earth Day, get your own free, environmentally-themed book from Brooklyn Book Bodega
    • Big Reuse staff in partnership with NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will be on site to share information about composting and give away free 1lb bags of compost while supplies last!
    • DJ Alexi B will be spinning his own Earth-inspired playlist for us to enjoy
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Albee Square West – Lululemon ambassador Tony Vidal hosts Bike and Flow Yoga, led by instructor KR Jones.
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm | Albee Square West – Learn to ride a bike with Bike New York!
  • 12:00pm – 3:00pm | Albee Square West – Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet brings REBIRTH THE EARTH, free dance and movement classes and performances for all ages

For more details visit downtownbrooklyn.com.

Berry Street, Brooklyn

Join North Brooklyn Open Streets Community Coalition for Car Free Earth Day activities on Berry Street, from North 12th Street to Broadway.

Hillel Plaza, Brooklyn

Live DJ’s throughout the day, City agencies including DOT, DEP, and DSNY, giveaways and discount cards to local business! Learn more about the Flatbush Junction BID exploreflatbush.com/about-the-bid

Reed Street, Brooklyn

Join Hometown BBQ for Car Free Earth Day activities on Reed Street, from Conover Street to Van Brunt Street.

Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn

Join the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council for Car Free Earth Day activities on Vanderbilt Avenue, from Atlantic Avenue to Park Place.

St. Nicholas Avenue at 118th Street, Manhattan

Join The Cecil Steakhouse for Car Free Earth Day performances on St. Nicholas Avenue from West 117th Street to West 118th Street.

Reads Lane, Queens

Join Kesher Bridging Communities for Car Free Earth Day activities on Reads Lane from Caffey Avenue to Meehan Avenue.

Woodside Avenue, Queens

Join the Thai Community USA for Car Free Earth Day activities on Woodside Avenue from 76th Street to 79th Street.