Activists to Stage “Climate Emergency Festival” on Sunday at Richard Tucker Square

Climate Emergency Festival Sunday.

By Carol Tannenhauser

Extinction Rebellion, a grassroots group dedicated to fighting climate change, is holding a “Climate Emergency Festival” on Sunday, August 29th, at Richard Tucker Square, West 66th Street between Broadway and Columbus Avenue, from 11am to 4pm.

The festival will feature interactive educational exhibits, scientists available for one-on-one conversation, and an Instagram-able ice sculpture.

“This is what rebellion looks like,” the Extinction Rebellion website proclaims. “Conventional voting, lobbying, petitions and protest don’t work. We declare ourselves in rebellion against our governments and the toxic systems that threaten the survival of humanity.”

“We can’t continue to ignore the environmental threat to our city, our neighborhoods and the planet,” said science educator and Extinction Rebellion activist, Jessie Mathisen, in a press release.

Invited to speak at the festival are Democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams, Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Manhattan District Attorney Democratic candidate Alvin Bragg, and Manhattan District Attorney Republican candidate Thomas Kenniff.

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    1. Phoebe says:

      I’m reading the wsr more regularly. I missed this and I’m nearby! 😭