Earth Day Union Square | New York By Rail

april, 2024

14apr12:00 pm6:00 pmEarth Day Union Square12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Union Park, Union Square, New York, NY 10003

Event Details

Earth Day at Union Square: Join the Celebration

Go Green: come out and celebrate Earth Day in Manhattan this year. 

Kids playing with Earth Day mascots. | Photo from Earth Day Initiative website

Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 14th, is a global reminder of the urgent need for environmental stewardship and climate action. This year, on April 14th, 2024, New York City’s Union Square will come alive with the Earth Day Festival, a vibrant gathering of thousands advocating for the planet’s well-being. The event promises a blend of in-person and virtual experiences, offering an opportunity for individuals to connect, learn, and take meaningful action toward a sustainable future.

Hosted by the Earth Day Initiative, the Earth Day Festival + Virtual Stage serves as a nexus for environmental and climate communities to engage with the public. From interactive workshops to compelling speeches, the festival provides a platform for education, collaboration, and advocacy. Attendees can explore booths hosted by environmental non-profits and climate campaigns, including renowned organizations like March for Science and Fridays for Future.

With over 30 participating organizations, such as Build a Better Planet, iHeart Media, and Green Mountain Energy, attendees will have access to a wealth of resources and initiatives aimed at addressing pressing environmental challenges. From innovative sustainability solutions to community-driven projects, the festival showcases diverse efforts to protect the planet and promote environmental justice.

One of the highlights of the event is the Earth Day Virtual Stage, where attendees can tune in to hear from influential figures and experts in the environmental movement. Past speakers have included celebrities like Robert Downey Jr. and renowned activists like Jerome Foster II and Alexandria Villasenor, offering insights and inspiration to empower individuals to take action.

The Earth Day Initiative, the organization behind the festival, has been at the forefront of promoting environmental awareness since its founding in 1990. Born out of a coalition of environmental groups, the initiative aims to harness the spirit of Earth Day to address contemporary environmental challenges year-round. By fostering enthusiasm and engagement, the organization strives to mobilize individuals and communities toward sustainable practices and policies.

Earth Day History

Reflecting on Earth Day’s history, it’s evident that the movement has come a long way since its inception in 1970. What began as a grassroots demonstration has evolved into a global phenomenon, with people worldwide coming together to advocate for the planet’s health and resilience. From classroom activities to workplace initiatives, Earth Day serves as a catalyst for raising awareness and inspiring collective action.

Hours and Admissions

The Earth Day Festival in Union Square will run from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., offering free admission to all attendees.


Whether you’re a seasoned environmental advocate or new to the movement, this event provides an opportunity to celebrate the beauty of our planet and commit to meaningful change. Join us on April 14th to show your support for climate action, environmental justice, and a sustainable future for generations to come.

In conclusion, Earth Day 2024 presents a unique opportunity for individuals to come together in solidarity for the planet. By participating in the Earth Day Festival in Union Square, attendees can engage with like-minded individuals, learn from experts, and contribute to collective efforts towards a more sustainable world. Let’s seize this moment to honor our planet and pledge to be stewards of its future.

Take Amtrak to Earth Day at Union Square

Experience the Earth Day Festival via Amtrak to Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station (NYP) in New York City—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount!


(Sunday) 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Union Park

Union Square, New York, NY 10003