Car Free Earth Day
Car Free Earth Day is an annual car-free event from the NYC Department of Transportation, which will be held this year on Saturday, April 21st, the day before Earth Day.
The Event opens thirty blocks of Broadway from Times Square to Union Square for people to explore on foot during event hours, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Programming is presented at five rest stops: Times Square (42nd Street and Broadway), Herald Square (34th Street and Broadway), Garment District (39th Street and Broadway), Flatiron (23rd Street and Broadway), and Union Square (17th Street and Broadway). Environmental programming is offered by City agencies and nonprofit organizations along the route to promote activism and education surrounding climate change, sustainability and other relevant topics. Visit DOT Flickr for images of past Car Free Earth Day events, www.flickr.com/nycstreets.
Here in the Garment District you will find:
- Les Fleurs du Mal, an interactive artwork of recycled materials by artist Isabelle Garbani. The artist will be covering the broadway street furniture between 37th and 38th streets with colorful flowers crafted from plastic bags.
- No Time to Waste - a visual display of images showing the envirmental impact of waste decision the public makes every day and the impact they have on the planet. The exhibit invites passers by to make a promise on social media to be more conscious of these decision.