Earth Day Celebrations Take Place Across NYC And New Jersey Friday

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Many native New Yorkers typically avoid Times Square for all its touristy characteristics, but if you’re looking to go green, it’s the place to be this Earth Day.

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Earth Day New York will host a so-called “runway show” of green vehicles at the Crossroads of the World Friday, the 41st anniversary of Earth Day. Along with live entertainment, the happenings will feature an interactive exhibit highlighting the city’s green businesses, and non-profit organizations with environmentally-friendly initiatives.

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Meanwhile, at Grand Central Terminal, celebrations will be held both indoors and out, as EARTHFAIR, a festival of art, music and the environment will exhibit local organic food, environmental groups and green businesses.

For more information, click here. For a listing of more Earth Day celebrations in the area, click here.

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  • Jeff

    Earth day????
    No,I am celebrating Good Friday,much more important than earth day!!

    • Rodin

      Sadomasochism Day, HURRAY!

  • Brian

    Earth day should be everyday. We need to move to a solar powered nation.

    • Rodin

      ONE sensible reader.

  • pugphan

    Aren’t we a little off here, isn’t this day supposed to be on May 1st. I hate it with
    all of these constant changes to tradition. I also HATE all of these atheist coming
    out from under their rocks quoting philosophers of all peeps. These cats were all godless souls, everyone of them clueless. Indeed from Aristotle, Plato to Spinoza and the current ones. Their discipline is all about taking GOD out of the equation. As for pagan holidays, well yea…the Church replaced their godless rituals with celebrations to the TRUTH! Wake up yo!! smokersodysseycom

    • Rodin

      WE aren’t off. YOU ARE.

      Interesting how the “religious”, Christians in particular, are the first to cry foul, the first to insult (“stupid”), the first to hate, the first to proclaim “TRUTH” while denying fact. We freethinkers live with their blather in our faces 24/7 and yet, how quickly they recoil at the slightest contradiction.

      May 1, is celebrated world wide as International Labor Day. It wasrejected by “Amerikkka” for its “Communist” overtones.

      One persistent rumor holds that April 22 was chosen because it’s the birthday of Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the Soviet Union. The suspicion spread to Earth Day. April 22, 1970, was chosen for the first Earth Day in part because it fell on a spring Wednesday—ideal for encouraging a large turnout, especially of college students, for an environmental event held across the United States.

      • Rodin

        Easter, modeled after Passover, was the pagans’ celebration of spring approprated by Christian propagandists, the same as Xmas is a convenient extention of the Saturnalia to hoodwink Roman pagans into believing it was part of the same thing.

        Our ancestors’ gods were fantastic explanations of natural phenomena. Aren’t we past that in this day and age? Why should we continue to adhere to Judeo-Christian fantasies and LIES?

        Aristotle, Plato and Spinoza knew better, as do “the current ones” and many, many others. Join the club!

      • Rodin


        Earth Day: Conservationist or Communist? Behind Google’s Doodle
        Separating the real from the rumored on the ultimate green day.
        John Roach for National Geographic News
        April 22, 2011
        – Though Earth Day still has its detractors, organizers expect more than a billion people to observe Earth Day today—a far cry from the movement’s grassroots beginnings in 1970.

        – Why Is April 22 Earth Day?
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  • Pat

    seems like that other person was preaching who doesn’t have religion.

    • Rodin

      “After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.”

      German philosopher and classical philologist
      (1844 – 1900)

  • aj

    Earth day should be everyday

  • Rodin

    You’ve got it backwards. All your “religious” celebrations such as Passover and Easter were taken from pagan rites of spring celebrating the “resurrection” of nature from the “death” of winter. What we should all be celebrating is that, be it on Earth Day or on the vernal equinox, the start of spring, and stop all the delusional celebrations of religious myths.

    Good without god.


    • jeff

      Dont forget to tell God that when you meet him for the 1st and last time!

      • Rodin

        I don’t believe she’ll be, there, nor am I concerned nor am I interested in your spooks. But, hey, whatever gets you through the night…. I don’t need your fantasies to live my life. I won’t be there either, for sure.


    • Rodin

      The above comment is meant for “Doe” below. Apologies for the misplacement.

  • Doe

    Stupid. Everyone needs to be part of a religion to make themselves feel good.

    • RR

      The above is a sad comment on humans if someone actually did need to belong to a religion in order to feel good about themselves.

    • Rodin

      Religion must make him/her feel really good if he/she feels the need to start proselytizing by calling people “stupid.” It’s the arrogance of piety at its worst.

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