Earth Day is officially April 22nd, but it’s being celebrated on Broadway, Saturday April 23rd, when the 30 blocks of Broadway between Union Square and Times Square will be closed to vehicular traffic, and alive with pop-up performances along the route
Shakina Nayfack and Nathan Lee Graham will be the hosts of the Broadway Earth Day Concert on Broadway between 41st and 42nd Streets from 11am – 5pm, which will feature performers from at least ten Broadway shows*.
Join the Times Square Alliance for Broadway Trivia from 1:00pm – 1:45pm.
Fogo Azul:, the New York City-based all-women Brazilian Samba Reggae drum line, will perform at three Broadway locations:
11:30am, Broadway at 17th Street
12:30pm, Broadway at 26th Street
1:30pm, Broadway at 39th Street
Broadway is one of nine locations throughout the City of New York that will be celebrating Car Free Earth Day, marking the 52nd annual Earth Day. (Details from the NYC Department of Transportation.)
Here are 52 actions and tips from the organizers of Earth Day, to make a difference, every day of the year, eg:
Use the Internet, not trees
Calculate your “foodprint”
Switch to reusable bags
Switch to online billing
Buy local food
Practice “sustainable fashion”
*Andrew Arrington (The Lion King), Saint Aubyn (Ain’t Too Proud), Jeremy Gaston (Aladdin), Tamar Greene (Hamilton), Brittney Johnson (Wicked), Laurel Harris (Jagged Little Pill, Wicked), Arielle Jacobs (Aladdin), Rob Marnell (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical), Lindsay Roberts (Phantom of the Opera), DeAnne Stewart (Jagged Little Pill). Young performers will take the stage in the afternoon, including groups from R.Evolución Latina, Perkiomen Valley High School, Eastchester High School, and Epic Players.