Living in a concrete jungle where you can’t even see the stars, it’s easy to lose touch with nature—a connection that, as we know, is crucial to being happy and healthy. But Earth Day’s (Tuesday, April 22) an awesome reminder. And this year, even in taxi-horns-a-blaring New York, there are ways to reconnect that are free and easy and make the planet a better place to live. Here are three events, many of which draw on your do-gooder side… —Jamie McKillop
Go green in Union Square
Hit up the all-day bash hosted by Earth Day NY for green activities like eco product offerings, recycling drop-offs, and short yoga sessions with Veria Living on the North Plaza (1:00–3:00 p.m.).
Tuesday, April 22, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., free
Eat Raw, Not Cooked, with Free Peeps
Join raw food guru Stacy Stowers for samples of her raw cocktails and sweets at Free People Fifth Avenue—first 50 to arrive get a free signed copy of her new book, Eat Raw, Not Cooked, plus a limited-edition Free People tote.
Tuesday, April 22, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., free