Car Free Earth Day: BroadwayApr 21, 9am - 3pmTimes Square to Union Square
Car Free Earth Day is an annual car-free event, 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 (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. Learn more at
Cherry Blossom FestivalApr 21, 12pm - 4pmUrban Farm - Wards Meadow Loop & Field 62 - 63

Celebrate the spring season and Japanese culture at our free festival at Randall's Island Park! 

  • Paper flower making
  • Face painting
  • Kite flying
  • Yo-yo balloon fishing
  • Origami
  • Try on a kimono
  • Crafts, gamesa and more! 


  • J.D. Patch Band (Noon to 4:00 p.m.)
  • NY Suwa Taiko Drumming (12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.)
  • Taisan Tanaka Calligraphy (2:30 p.m.)
Rangers Choice: Landscape Natural HistoryApr 21, 1 pm - 2:30 pmSeaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance

New York City is the site of ancient earth-shaking and earth-shaping events. The bedrock that anchors the city’s skyscrapers tells a story of a place going back more than a billion years. The island of Manhattan is built on three strata known as Manhattan Schist, Inwood Marble, and Fordham Gneiss. Join the Urban Park Rangers and learn more about New York City's natural landscape.


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