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Celebrate Earth Day in NYC

Earth Day is more than an annual event it is an Environmental wake-up call!

Celebrate Earth Day at Grand Central Station just minutes from The Iroquois New York or at Union Square just a short subway ride from the hotel, enjoy three days of activities throughout the City from April 22-24.

Earth Day New York was founded in late 1989 by a broad coalition of environmental groups to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Earth Day in New York City.  For more than two decades, they have put together high-profile events for Earth Day in NYC aimed at raising awareness about some of the most pressing environmental challenges and informing people about how to make their lifestyles and communities more sustainable.  Below are a few selected highlights from the history of events.

• In 1990, Earth Day New York mobilized two million people to attend Earth Day’s 20th Anniversary events—the Earth Rising Ceremony in Times Square hosted by Mayor Dinkins, the Environmental Exposition and Cultural Festival on Sixth Avenue and a major concert in Central Park featuring the B-52s, speeches by Governor Cuomo and Mayor Dinkins among many others.

• For the 25th Anniversary in 1995, they organized diverse arts and educational events including the Parade for the Planet, the Giant Earth Projections, the International Poster Exhibition and the New York Team Clean and Green.

• For the 30th Anniversary of Earth Day, they organized a vast environmental festival in three different venues (Battery Park, Battery Park City and the World Trade Center). Exhibits included over 100 local, national and global environmental organizations. 

In recent years events have been hosted inside and outside Grand Central, in Times Square, and in Union Square.  The outdoor events host a wide variety of local and national green businesses and environmental organizations, as well as live performances, kids' activities, and a green-vehicle runway show and exhibition.

For more information about Earth Day New York and Earth Day celebrations, visit