More Earth Day Events: Fill Your Calendar with These Green Happenings in New York

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Looking for more ways to spend time celebrating Earth Day? We have a few good ideas for those in the New York area. April 20-24
Audio Tours of Central Park

Central Park is the most visited city park in the United States, making it the perfect place to celebrate Earth Day and gain an appreciation for nature and sustainability. While Central Park is almost entirely manmade and, in fact, stands as a monumental achievement in urban landscaping and design, the park is a sanctuary to millions of New Yorkers and an oasis of nature featuring a number of unique species of flora and fauna. The audio tours are normally $8, but are free through during this time.

April 21 
Lecture on Carbon Capture and Sequestration

From 10 am to 4:30 pm on April 21, learn about the technology behind, and legal and regulatory hurdles in front of CCS in New York and beyond. Held at Columbia University, Lerner Hall, Room 555 (116 St/Broadway).

April 21-25
il Buco is letting lunch-ers save 15% off of their total bill. In turn, il Buco will donate the difference to the eco-organization, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in support of restoring the Amazon. For example, if you spend $100 dollars, you'll only end up paying $85 and il Buco will donate the $15 difference, out of pocket.

April 22
The Official New York Times Square Earth Day Celebration
The official celebration of Earth Day 2009 will take place in Times Square, New York with special guest of honor, Denis Hayes, Co-Founder of Earth Day, from 10:30am -11:30am.

GreenDrinks NY and Earth Day New York Benefit
Environment Furniture a favorite of eco-celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia Roberts and Naomi Watts, is co-hosting the second annual Earth Night benefit with GreenDrinks NY and Earth Day New York, on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 6-10 PM, at Environment Furniture, 876 Broadway. $20.

SPE Luncheon and Outdoor Farmers' Market at Rouge Tomate

Wednesday, April 22nd from 12-3pm head to Rouge Tomate at 10 East 60th Street. Rain or Shine The event will feature Farm to Chef farmers stationed in front of the restaurant and a sit-down luncheon inside. It will be a chance for guests to meet local farmers who grow the ingredients used in Rouge Tomate's unique S.P.E. menu, skillfully prepared and conceived by Executive Chef Jeremy Bearman and Registered Dietician Natalia Rusin. RSVP to Evy Gonzales no later than April 20th at Evy @ or 212-777-3455

April 23
Gallery 151 re-opens with "Green Light Go"

"Green Light Go" will launch The Urban Green Initiative at Gallery 151, a series of art exhibitions, music concerts and dance performances that focus awareness on climate change and the importance of living in a responsible and sustainable way through the vision and language of the arts. The Urban Green Initiative events are sponsored by 311 E 11: Village Green, a new luxury condominium targeted to be the first LEED Gold certified residential building in the East Village.

Earth... It's Kind of a BIG Deal!

This event will bust myths about green living, offer compelling examples of how our decisions create consequences for the Earth and provide practical tips to make a difference. Calculate your impact, The Inconvenient Truth viewing, speaker from Sustainable NYC! To find out more, visit the event page
April 24
Earth Day Celebration with Simple Shoes

On Friday, April 24th from 12 - 7 pm, and Saturday April 25th from 11 am - 5 pm at the Grand Central Terminal, Sustainable NYC will celebrate Earth Day together with Simple Shoes at the big Earth Fair at Grand Central Terminal, a festival with music, environmental education and lots of fun & interesting stuff for everyone.

More on Earth Day
How to Go Green: Earth Day
Earth Day Activities
TreeHugger Earth Day Coverage

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