Green Activist New York Fest

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Join us for a free, outdoor day of intergenerational learning, empowerment, action, and art inspired by the city’s thriving climate activism scene. Civically engaged citizens of all ages are a critical part in the response to the climate crisis! Hear from inspiring young climate activists at our Speak-out forum; participate in hands-on environmental educational activities; check out our Green Fair featuring eco-conscious local vendors and artisans; and enjoy a live performance by Control the Sound, a young rock band from Brooklyn.

This program is presented in partnership with the Waterfront Alliance.

This event accompanies the Museum’s current exhibition, Rising Tide: Visualizing the Human Costs of the Climate Crisis, and our ongoing exhibition Activist New York.

Event Timeline: 
11:00 amGreen Fair and family-friendly workshops begin
12:00 pmSpeak-out with climate activists Giselle Herrera, Anna Kathawala, and others
2:00 pm: Performance by Control the Sound
3:00 pm: Event concludes
Check back soon for more details and updates!

Throughout the day: 
Participate in family-friendly environmental workshops hosted by the Waterfront Alliance:   

  • Coastal Engineering in a Tray: Learn more about the science behind making our shorelines safe and inhabitable. In this activity, build your own shoreline in an aluminum baking tray!
  • Water Quality Testing: Conduct water quality tests using pH strips and hydrometers.
  • Permeability Mapping Around MCNY: What’s the difference between permeable and impermeable surfaces? A 10-15 minute tour around MCNY where we map out the different surfaces in the area.

Browse and shop our Green Fair, a selection of eco-conscious, local and NYC vendors including Askanya ChocolateBy Liv HandmadeThe Canvas NYCDorely NYCEarth & MeNose Best Candles, and more!

Courtesy of Control the Sound

About Control the Sound: 
Control the Sound is a Brooklyn-based, genre-bending group who blend hip-hop, funk and rock to make a sound all their own. Their roots trace back to an elementary school talent show and now the teens have over 100 gigs under their belt, including BET Live in LA, Brooklyn Steel and the Brooklyn Bowl. They are electric performers that know how to light up a crowd! www.controlthesound.net