5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in NYC This Year

The Editors | April 16, 2021 | Lifestyle Feature

Here's our list of some of the best things to do on on Earth Day 2021 in New York City, including outdoor activities for kids and the whole family.

Shop sustainable luxury at The RealReal

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Founder Julie Wainwright started the venture at her kitchen table in 2011, and the startup has blossomed into a full-fledged movement driven by an increased interest in sustainable fashion. Coming off successful openings in San Francisco; Palo Alto, Calif.; and Chicago, the store’s Brooklyn location is its first 2021 opening. Selling designer apparel, jewelry, watches and home goods, The RealReal is slated to become a staple of the fashion industry as a whole, and its Brooklyn location marks an exciting new reality for New Yorkers. With criminally low prices on luxury goods, this Brooklyn storefront will generate a massive amount of traction.

Visit the New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden might seem like a hike for most New Yorkers, but it’s worth a visit. Enjoy the fresh air and snap a pic for your Insta feed while you're there. It's also a perfect earth day activity for kids.

Dine over a vegan dish by chef Matthew Kenney

Pasta gets a plant-based upgrade at chef Matthew Kenney’s vegan Italian hot spot Sestina, and now you can try some of the delicious recipes right from your own kitchen. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can re-create the chef's plant-based vegan cavatelli al pomodoro at home.

Have a Picnic in Central Park with Perfect Picnic NYC

Assorted baguettinis, a seasonal salad and a family-size blanket are just a few of the standout inclusions in Perfect Picnic NYC’s family picnic package. Their variety of entrees, drinks and desserts create a versatile meal for up to eight people and an unforgettable picnic experience. What sets Perfect Picnic apart from other options is attention to detail; celebrate Earth Day in New York's most iconic park with a picnic to remember. 405 Central Park West, perfectpicnicnyc.com

Rejuvenate with Natural Products at Spa de La Mer

Located in the five-star Baccarat Hotel, Spa de La Mer is the first of its kind with only La Mer products. Integrating the high-end skincare line, the spa focuses on harmonizing mind and body through its facials and body treatments. The body treatments use shea butter and natural ingredients for hydration to have you leaving radiant and at ease. The facials are personalized to fit every individual’s needs, and all incorporate Miracle Broth, a cell-renewing serum at the center of La Mer’s products. This exclusive spa is the only place to experience the blend of spa treatments with the renowned luxury skincare line. 28 W. 53rd St., baccarathotels.com

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