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Earth Day events in NYC
Tuesday is Earth Day, a time to eat, drink, shop and celebrate all things green. To that end, here are a few events happening today, and beyond, in connection with the environmentally conscious day.
Develop your green thumb: Help Green Earth Urban Gardens plant seedlings at this Earth Day festival. The Flushing CSA will also be on hand to provide healthy cooking demonstrations and presentations on buying locally; Srijan Dance will teach a traditional Indian plant dance; and artists will lead a workshop in creating mobiles, wallets and more from upcycled paper.
Tuesday from 1-4 p.m. FREE; Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, 718-463, 7700, flushingtownhall.org
Green scene: Head to Union Square for green product samples, a green car runway show and more as part of the event Earth Day New York. Also bring used clothing, textiles and electronics to recycle.
Tuesday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., FREE; Union Square, earthdayny.org
Farmer's market: Meet the folks behind dozens of eco-friendly brands such as Gus Soda and Stumptown Coffee during Eataly's Producer Day, featuring an in-store farmer's market with complimentary tastings of regularly stocked local and sustainable products.
Tuesday from noon-6 p.m., FREE; 200 Fifth Ave., 212-229-2560, eataly.com/nyc
Free treat: Stop by one of Blossom du Jour's three vegan restaurants this Earth Day to score a free vegan cookie. While there, check out the chain's other healthy, environmentally conscious offerings.
Tuesday at various locations, blossomdujour.com
Put your green to work: Purchase a reusable bowl, totebag or bamboo utensil from any Just Salad location this Earth Day, and a tree will be planted in your name.
Tuesday at various locations, justsalad.com
Green discount: Today, all merchandise at Sustainable NYC will be 10% off, so you can save on the East Village storefront's fair trade, organic goods. From noon to 3 p.m., the restaurant's chef, Oscar Maccow, will also lead a vegan food demo.
Tuesday, open 8 a.m.-10 p.m., 139 Ave. A, 212-254-5400, sustainable-nyc.com
Take a hike: Explore the ponds of High Rock, look for wildlife and learn about the history of the environmental conservation movement on Staten Island during this three-mile hike led by the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy.
Tuesday from 10:30-11 a.m., FREE, registration recommended; 200 Nevada Ave. in High Rock Park(meet in the parking lot)
Trash impact: Activist Tatiana Pagés leads a public demonstration in honor of Earth Day to call attention to the dangers trash poses to wildlife, in which participants will be "trapped" inside a net of garbage.
Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. at the Globe at Columbus Circle, W. 59th Street and Columbus Avenue, FREE
Save the ramps: With this Earth Month-inspired dinner, Chef David Santos is focusing on spring ingredients beyond the ramp in a call to prevent the wildly popular vegetable from being over-harvested. On the menu: asparagus in varieties with mushroom curd; crab salad with house-made Thai chili vinegar aioli, confit garlic and rhubarb sorbet; Jersey royal potato agnolotti with rabbit pancetta, watercress butter and red cress; and lamb neck confit with whipped housemade ricotta, radish, spring onion and purple broccoli.
April 28 at 7 p.m., $65 per person (BYOB); Louro, 142 W. 10th St., 212-206-0606, louronyc.com