4. Car Free Earth Day Around the City

Celebrate Earth Day early this year with New York City’s annual car-free day, held on Saturday, April 21st. The 30 blocks on Broadway between Times Square and Union Square will be closed to cars between 9am and 3pm to allow people to explore on foot. New York City’s Department of Transportation states, “Car Free Day NYC is to encourage New York City drivers to choose alternative means of moving about NYC on Earth Day.”

Car Free Earth Day will feature a variety of activities and environmental programming at five rest stops: Times Square (42nd Street and Broadway), Herald Square (34th Street and Broadway), Garment (39th Street and Broadway), Flatiron (23rd Street and Broadway), and Union Square (17th Street and Broadway). Prepare for a day of musical performances, fitness classes, walking tours, art installations, arts and crafts workshops and more.