Posted in music on April 22, 2010

Times Square

"Today, on Earth Day's 40th Anniversary, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Earth Day New York will be joined by environmental leaders, business leaders and local and international performers at Times Square, the Crossroads of the World.

The celebration will run from 11am - 2pm. Mayor Bloomberg is expected to make his Earth Day speech at 1:15pm. A special performance by United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and musician Salaman Ahmad and his band Junoon will close the celebration.

Featured speakers and performers include: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, speaker Christine Quinn, Earth Day Network Honorary Chair and one of the founders of the Earth Day 1960 Denis Hayes, President and Executive Director of Earth Day New York Pamela Lippe and actor and founder of Bicycle for a Day Everyday Matthew Modine.

Business leaders, environmental leaders and performers who will also take the stage include: Tim Tompkins, President of Times Square Alliance, Ajamu Brown of The Center of Development of Human Services, Kate Sinding of Natural Resources Defense Council, Alex Matthiessen of Riverkeeper, artist Maya Lin,Gail Cunningham of Keep America Beautiful (KAB), Miss America Caressa Cameron, KAB president and CEO Matt McKenna, KABchairman Barry Caldwell, Lisa Young of the Department of Interior, United Religions Initiative's Global Council Chair Yoland Trevino, and the Environmental Defense Fund's Andy Darrell.

Vice President Al Gore and Wangari Maathai will both share their Earth Day messages virtually on the screens in Times Square. Entertainment will be provided by the cast from the Broadway show Hair, Mandy Gonzalez, Elphaba from Wicked, J. Xavier,Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Blue Man Group and comedian Aisha Tyler."

Grace Potter supposedly goes on at 11:21 [update, as of 11:26, she's still not on - also the stream sucks.... 11:35 - she's on]. There's also vendors set up in honor of Earth Day in Times Square until 4pm. " The event will take place in the newly created pedestrian plazas in Times Square on Broadway between 45th and 46th streets. As part of the celebration, the public plaza between 42nd and 43rd streets will host information booths on a variety of environmental issues."

You can watch the performances at EarthCam's Times Square Cam, and maybe on TV (or in person if you hurry).

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Comments (6)

she's looking hot!

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2010 11:41 AM

if Bloomberg is involved it must be useless. These are people who call Nuclear power 'green' - nukes are just about the definition of NOT GREEN. who the hell are they to force me to use a shitty lightbulb.

Posted by nygrump | April 22, 2010 11:42 AM

I heard WAVVES smoked green with Rosie O Donnell back stage at the View today. CRRRAAAZZZYYY

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2010 11:44 AM

The only thing Wavves was smoking was Rosie's flacid dick.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2010 12:50 PM

Matthew Modine's still alive? The more you know.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2010 2:23 PM

Thanks Gore for the oil company Occidental Petroleum Company you worked with for years and your toxic garbage mercury filled spiral so-called "energy efficient" light bulbs.
Your an opportunist who appropriated science and molded the info to make a buck.

Al Gore: The Other Oil Candidate
by Bill Mesler, Special to CorpWatch
http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=468

For thousands of years, the Kitanemuk Indians made their home in the Elk Hills of central California. Come February 2001, the last of the 100 burial grounds, holy places and other archaeological sites of the Kitanemuks will be obliterated by the oil drilling of Occidental Petroleum Company. Oxy's plans will "destroy forever the evidence that we once existed on this land," according to Dee Dominguez, a Kitanemuk whose great grandfather was a signatory to the 1851 treaty that surrendered the Elk Hills.

Occidental's planned drilling of the Elk Hills doesn't only threaten the memory of the Kitanemuk. Environmentalists say a rare species of fox, lizard and the kangaroo rat would also be threatened by Oxy's plans. A lawsuit has been filed under the Endangered Species Act. But none of that has given pause to Occidental or the politician who helped engineer the sale of the drilling rights to the federally-owned Elk Hills. That politician is Al Gore.

Posted by td | April 23, 2010 4:39 AM

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