Earth Day 2018 is a celebration of the modern environmental movement beginning in the 1970s. Every year on April 22, more than one billion people around the world participate in education and public policy campaigns, making earth day the largest civic observance in the world. While the holiday champions helping the environment, it’s also about celebrating it. If you’re in New York City this spring, be sure to get out and enjoy some of the city’s best green spaces.
Subway distance from Hotel 48LEX: 16 minutes
Popular for its weekend greenmarket, and throughout the week as a place to meet and relax, Union Square is the place to go on Earth Day 2018 to learn about environmental campaigns you can get involved with, as well as eco-friendly products and brands. Don’t miss a chance to snack on samples of healthy treats from vendors on April 22.
New York Botanical Garden
Train distance from Grand Central Terminal: 20 minutes
Earth Day is the last day to catch The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden. Catch a MetroNorth train to the Bronx to see thousands of dramatically displayed orchids, featuring a series of installations crafted by Daniel Ost.
New York Botanical Garden: 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Subway distance from Hotel 48LEX: 30 minutes
The New York waterfront hasn’t always been a beautiful place to spend time, but Brooklyn Bridge Park changed that. A huge expanse of Brooklyn waterfront was transformed into a riverside park with a restored Jazz-age merry-go-round, walking paths, and stunning Manhattan views.
Brooklyn Bridge Park: 334 Furman St., Brooklyn
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