New Yorkers to commemorate Earth Day

08:52, April 22, 2010      

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In keeping with tradition, New Yorkers on Thursday will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment.

From a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to raise awareness for clean water projects to an eco-fashion parade in Times Square, New Yorkers will kickstart Earth Day on April 22 with a week filled with climate-related activities.

The Earth Day New York website lists more than 157 separate events in April alone -- many of which will take place on or after April 22nd.

Thousands of people are expected to gather on Friday and Saturday outside Grand Central Station for a two-day festival of art, music and the environment.

Inside the station, a week-long show is illuminating the historic landmark's soaring main concourse with inspiring environmentally themed quotes, messages, photographs and graphic images contributed by artists such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, and Rafal Olbinski.


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