Published on Saturday March 9th, 2013
By Andrea M. Meek


Now in its 12th year, The Green Festival, the nation's largest green consumer event, is returning to New York on Earth Day Weekend to celebrate the green community.

Attendees will be able to shop for eco-friendly products, have a drink at the organic beer and wine garden, watch a film at the Sierra Club Green Cinema and hear from keynote speakers and leaders in the environmental community. The festival will also feature music, healthy vegetarian and vegan cuisine, DIY workshops, cooking demos and a Green Kid's Zone.

On Friday, April 19, from 3 -7 p.m., the festival will launch the first NYC business-to-business (B2B) Green Trade Day, which will allow retail and wholesale buyers to conduct business with the event's exhibitors before they are open to the public.

In New York for the second year in a row, the Green Festival will be held in the North Pavilion of the Javits Center, April 20-21.

A day pass to the Green Festival is $10 online, $15 at the door. Weekend passes are also available. Tickets can be purchased online at Anyone who rides a bike to the event and parks it with the bike valet gets in free!

For more information on the New York Green Festival or to find out if a Green Festival is coming to your area go to the Green Festival website.