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Apr 04, 2007

Earth Day New York and the MTA Host Earth Week Activities

NEW YORK CITY April 5, 2007 – Earth Day New York will kick-off activities for the 38h Anniversary of Earth Day at 11 am on Monday, April 14 with a display of Giant Earth Images and messages in Grand Central Terminal.  Earth Day New York activities will culminate the following Friday and Saturday April 18-19 with a two-day EarthFair on Vanderbilt Avenue from 42nd to 45th Street, just outside Grand Central Terminal.

The Giant Earth Image show, projected on two north columns in the Main Concourse, will feature inspiring environmentally-themed works of art, messages and graphics created by internationally acclaimed artists such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein and others.  The program will run ten hours a day (from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.), everyday through April 22.  To view the show, visit

In addition, Earth Day New York will celebrate our 6th annual EarthFair at Grand Central Terminal with:

EarthFair Outdoors, Friday, April 18th (12-7pm) and Saturday, April 19th (11am-5pm) will take place on Vanderbilt Avenue from 42nd to 45th Streets.  A stage will feature musical performances beginning at noon on Friday with Joy Askew, Mikanic, and then again at 4pm with the Veltz Family, Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Old Springs Pike and Toussaint and the Liberators.  On Saturday, performances will begin at noon with Honey Larochelle, Spiritchild, TKwonder & GAEA, The Real Live Show, Jonny Lives! and The Pimps of Joytime.

A large exhibit area that highlights green businesses and environmental groups will include activities for the whole family and interactive displays that educate, engage, and provide an opportunity to take positive action for the environment.  Taste organic and natural foods from Cell-Nique, Stonyfield Farms, Sequel Naturals, Zen Burger, Travel Chocolate, Rainforest Alliance, and many more.  Try products from, Physician's Formula and skinnyskinny. Learn about hybrid cars at Toyota's Highway to the Future exhibit. Recycle your cell phone at INFORM, Inc., Check out Simple Shoes and see the next generation of clean buses from the MTA.  Kids will enjoy face painting, yoga, recycled material craft-making, costumed characters, a climbing wall and much more! Visit for a full description of all exhibitors.

My Green New York, a joint initiative of Earth Day New York and New York City Council Members Gail Brewer and Simcha Felder will encourage New Yorkers to switch from plastic bags to canvas. Two thousand free canvas bags will be distributed at EarthFair.  The bags, designed by local high school students are a practical way for New Yorkers to go green in their every day lives. On Friday at noon, Elphaba, the (green) witch from the Broadway smash hit, Wicked will make a special appearance kicking off EarthFair 2008 and distributing bags to the crowd.

EarthFair 2008 is sponsored by the MTA, Toyota’s Highway to the Future Tour, Con Edison, EMCOR Energy Services, the Vegetarian Times and Vitamin Shoppe.  In addition, Earth Day New York is pleased to work with Rentacrate on EarthFair 2008.  As the country's first reusable plastic crate and moving equipment rental company Rentacrate reinforces one of the festival's core objectives and will help drive awareness about one good way to reduce solid waste.

Earth Day New York was founded in 1989 by a broad coalition of environmental groups to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Earth Day in New York City. It is a nonprofit organization with the mission of serving as a catalyst for ongoing education, action and change to help preserve the environment. Earth Day New York promotes environmental awareness and solutions through a three-pronged program: involving schools, teachers and students through the Earth Day Education Program; educating public and private policymakers through conferences and publications; and involving the general public in Earth Day events.

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