Saturday, April 22 marks the annual obervance of Earth Day–and we’ve got four ways you can celerate in hyper-locally, here in Chelsea.
The West 400 Block Association Celebrates Earth Day, 11am, Saturday, April 22 at Clement Clarke Moore Park (10th Ave. W. 22nd St). | Observe Earth Day by getting back to it–the good earth, that is. That’s how it will be obsered by the West 400 Block Association and friends who’ll gather inside Clement Clarke Moore Park–where there will be coffee, refreshments, games for the kids, and the thematically appropriate promise that “Plants and shovels will be provided.”
Saturday, April 22: Opening Date for Chelsea 2023 Down to Earth Farmers Market: 9am-2pm, Sidewalk on North Side of W. 23rd St. off Ninth Ave. | April 22—and every Saturday after that through December 23—the Chelsea location of Down to Earth Farmers Market turns a patch of West 23rd Street into a fresh field of your favorite ingredients, always with the promise of new discoveries. Among the vendors on hand for opening day: Yellow Bell Farm, Berry Brook Farm, and Pickle Licious. To receive occasional news alerts from Down to Earth Farmers Market as well as a weekly preview of what’s in store at their Chelsea location, click here to sign up. To visit the Chelsea page of their website, click here.
Free Admission to the Whitney Museum of American Art | In celebration of Earth Day, the Whitney has made admission free on Saturday, April 22. Tickets are available while supplies last. Advanced tickets are strongly recommended; visit whitney.org/tickets. The tie-in to Earth Day, you ask? On view through April 23 is “no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria,” which charts the immediate and lingering impact of man’s reaction to nature’s fury. Writing about the exhibition, our Michele Carlo said it “chronicles, questions, provokes, confronts, reveals, mourns, and hopes. It depicts trauma and devastation, betrayal and loss, reflection, and action.” Click here to read the article. The Whitney Museum of American Art is located at 99 Gansevoort St. btw. Washington & West Sts.). For tickets and more information, call 212-570-3600 or click here. Public hours are Mon., Wed., and Thurs., 10:30am–6pm; Fri., 10:30am–10pm; and Sat./Sun., 11am–6pm. Closed Tues. Member-only hours: Sat./Sun., 10:30–11am. Visitors 18 years and under and Whitney members: FREE. Admission is pay-what-you-wish on Fri., 7–10pm. COVID-19 vaccination and face coverings are not required but strongly recommended. Visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings that cover the nose and mouth throughout their visit.
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