Since 1970, Earth Day has been observed as a day to motivate, educate, and inspire people around the world to adopt more considerate, sustainable practices and behaviors. Communities far and wide host various events, such as beach cleanups and educational engagements, to help spread the message of Earth Day and remind us to be kinder to our planet.
In celebration of Earth Day 2022, which takes place April 23, the New York City Department of Transportation will host Car-Free Earth Day. The annual event connects 100 walkable streets, 22 plazas, and 1,000+ miles of the NYC bike network for a day of programming geared toward preventing climate change and raising environmental awareness.
The events will feature live performances from local bands and vocalists, obstacle courses, and other activities at the following locations:
The Bronx, Roberto Clemente Plaza, 3rd Avenue, 148th Street to 149th Street
The Bronx, Southbound Mosholu Parkway, Van Cortlandt Avenue East to Bainbridge Avenue
Brooklyn, Tompkins Avenue, Gates Avenue to Halsey Street
Manhattan, Avenue B, East 6th Street to East 14th Street
Manhattan, Broadway, East 17th Street to West 42nd Street
Manhattan, St. Nicholas Avenue, 181st Street to 190th Street
Queens, 34th Avenue, 69th Street to 94th Street
Staten Island, Minthorne Street, Bay Street to Victory Boulevard
In celebration of Car-Free Earth Day, Citi Bike will be offering free day passes, allowing you to access the day's events with ease.