Car Free Earth Day 2019 is an annual car-free event held on the Saturday immediately following Earth Day. The Event opens thirty blocks of Broadway from Times Square to Union Square from 9am to 3pm. Within this area, there are six rest stop that include Times Square (42nd Street & Broadway); The Garment District (38th Street & Broadway); Herald Square (34th Street & Broadway); City Zone (26th Street & Broadway); Flatiron (23rd Street & Broadway); and Union Square (17th Street & Broadway). Programming and activités presented by (AIA New York + NYC Department of Transportation (DOT).
AIANY gave a heads-up on an immersive experience focused on public right-of-way design featuring temporary potted plantings on Broadway’s surface between 19th and 20th Streets, with places for musicians to entertain, moveable tables and chairs open to the public, and grassy play areas.