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NYC Climate Calendar

Indypendent Staff Sep 19

If you’re alarmed about climate change but feel like it doesn’t get enough attention, that’s about to change — at least for the next few days here in New York City when climate justice activists will be striking, marching, rallying, holding public forums and more. 

FRI SEPT 20
12PM–5PM • FREE
PROTEST: Climate Strike
Ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit, demand action to address the climate crisis with a march and rally featuring Fridays For Future founder Greta Thunberg. NYC school students have permission to skip class.
Foley Square to Battery Park, Mnhtn

FRI SEPT 20
12:45PM–3PM • FREE
PROTEST: Frontline Climate Strike
A march representing the voices of people of color and the Global South on the second anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s landfall in Puerto Rico.
26 Bridge St. to Empire Fulton Ferry Park, Bklyn

SAT SEPT 21
9:30–8PM • FREE
CONFERENCE: Climate Justice Youth Summit
The largest gathering of young people of color in the country on climate change. The summit will focus on ways to operationalize demands birthed by the climate justice movement and examine ways to move out of an extractive economy to a regenerative one.
250 W. Cadman Pl, Bklyn

SEPT 21–SEPT 25
SAT & WED 10AM–11:30AM • FREE
WORKSHOP: War and Climate Change
Participants will examine the relationship between war and environmental degradation, and learn approaches used by Sustaining All Life and United to End Racism to heal from the damage of oppression.
4W43 Building
4 W. 43rd St., Mnhtn

SAT SEPT 21
11AM–5PM • FREE
FESTIVAL: Our Future Festival NYC
A day of talks, presentations, workshops, art, performances and discussions geared toward addressing climate change.
Nolan Park
Governors Island, Mnhtn

SAT SEPT 21
12PM–3PM • FREE
PROTEST: Bury The Plan Not The Park
New York City’s plan to demolish East River Park and bury it under 8-10eight feet of landfill in order to protect it from climate change has sparked an uproar on the Lower East Side. Opponents of the plan will march at noon from Tompkins Square. Park to the Labyrinth just north of the Williamsburg Bridge where there will be songs, speeches, art for kids and a mock burial of the plan.
East River Park, Mnhtn          

SAT SEPT 21
7PM–10PM • $12–$32
MUSIC: Climate Action Benefit Concert
Musicians from around the world celebrate climate activism.
Concert Hall at Ethical Culture
2 W. 64th St., Mnhtn

SEPT 23–SEPT 25
MON 1PM–2:30PM & WED 4PM–5:30PM • FREE
WORKSHOP: Expressing Climate Grief
Workshop participants will learn approaches to heal from the emotions we experience in reaction to the climate crisis and increase their effectiveness in the climate justice movement.
4W43 Building
4 W. 43rd St., Mnhtn

MON SEPT 23
4PM–7PM • FREE
PROTEST: NYC Demands: End Corporate Deforestation
The Consumer Goods Forum is a body comprised of 400 of the top global companies that have pledged to end deforestation by 2020. Tragically, many of the members are deeply complicit in and profiting from the purposeful burning of the Amazon. Converge on the Consumer Goods Forum as it meets here in NYC and hold a vigil for the Amazon to demand member companies immediately cut all ties to deforestation.
Convene
101 Park Avenue

MON SEPT 23
5:30PM–7PM • FREE
MARCH: United In Outrage: The Resistance March
The evening before Donald Trump addresses the UN General Assembly, come together and march peacefully, united in outrage, to protest the many injustices of his administration, its accomplices, its supporters and the harm done in its name. The march will feature a #CancelBolsonaro contingent, protesting the deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest and the Brazilian president, sometimes referred to as the Trump of the Tropics.
Bryant Park to Washington Sq. Park via Fifth Ave., Mnhtn

MON SEPT 23
6:30PM–8PM • FREE
TALK: The Inescapable Climate Revolution: Are We There?
Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change organization, and marine biologist, policy expert and strategist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson discuss the current climate movement.
The Great Hall at The Cooper Union
7 E. 7tt St., Mnhtn

MON SEPT 23
7:30PM–9:30PM • FREE
PANEL: Choose Us! Youth Climate Strike Demands Solutions and Action Now
Join an evening of conversation with youth climate leaders and former Vice President Al Gore. Though this event is sold out, a live-stream is available.
Concert Hall at Ethical Culture
2 W. 64th St., Mnhtn

TUES SEPT 24
1PM–2:30PM • FREE
WORKSHOP: Pakikinigang Magkapwa: Our Stories Toward Climate Resiliency & Justice
The workshop brings together frontline people working to address climate change impacts and their allies. Participants will hear stories from Filipino fisherfolks, farmers and women whose well-being depends on resolving the climate crisis and learn tools to develop mutual support networks, including tools and build resilience and community strength.
Convene
101 Park Ave., Mnhtn 

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