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Car Free Earth Day (Broadway)

Car Free Earth Day Broadway Call for Proposals: January 10, 2020 (deadline)

Car Free Earth Day Manhattan

Please join DOT Art and Event Programming as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and the fifth annual DOT Car Free Earth Day with unique, family-friendly programming (public art, performances and activities) along Broadway from Times Square to Union Square. All nonprofit organizations, artists and performers are invited to submit proposals in response to the Car Free Earth Day Request for Proposals by Friday, January 10, 2020. Preference will be given to proposals promoting activism and education surrounding climate change, sustainability and other relevant topics. Up to $20,000 is awarded based on scale of the proposal. Download Car Free Earth Day RFP (pdf). Download Car Free Earth Day Public Art Application (pdf). Download Car Free Earth Day Performance Application (pdf). Download Car Free Earth Day Activities Application (pdf). Car Free Earth Day on Flickr

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Car Free Earth Day is an annual car-free event, which will be held this year on Saturday, April 27th, the Saturday immediately following 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 six rest stops: Times Square (42nd Street and Broadway), Garment (38th Street and Broadway), Herald Square (34th Street and Broadway), City Zone (26th 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,

Car Free Earth Day 2019 - crowded streets with vendor tents


Car Free Earth Day (Washington Heights)

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In uptown Manhattan, Car Free Earth Day opens up 9 blocks on St. Nicholas Avenue from 181st Street to 190th Street. All along the street there will be performances and educational programming highlighting the importance of sustainability, tackling climate change, and rethinking how we use our streets. Come join us between 10am and 4pm! For updates, check our Facebook page,

Car Free Earth Day on Washington Heights


Car Free Earth Day (Weekend Walks)

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All five boroughs will be hosting Weekend Walks events on Car Free Earth Day!

Featuring art and cultural activities, active lifestyle activations, movies and fun for the whole family!

Borough Event Time Location Hosted By
Bronx Circle the Square Earth Day 12pm – 3pm Lane Ave. from Westchester Ave. to East Tremont Ave. Westchester Square BID
Queens Songkran Weekend Walks 11:30am – 6pm Woodside Ave. from 75th St. to 77th St. Thai Community USA
Brooklyn Car Free Earth Day Downtown Brooklyn 11am – 3pm Albee Square Plaza and Albee Square W between Fulton St. and Willoughby St. Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
Staten Island Castleton Avenue Street Festival 12pm – 6pm Castleton Ave. from Oakland Ave. to Davis Ave. West Brighton Community LDC
Lower Manhattan Earth Day Weekend Walks 9am – 3pm Forsyth St. from Canal St. to East Broadway Chinatown Partnership
Checkout opportunities for more car free fun throughout the year at

Woman on trampoline and little girl walking on low to the ground parallel bars.