PROGRAMS

Upcoming events

 

We are gearing up to participate in what will be the largest Climate Week ever! We’ll be taking part in panels, striking on 9/20, putting on youth spoken word performances, and participating in two festivals. To help you navigate where we’ll be this September, scroll through the chronological list of events below.

 

Climate Strike

Friday, September 20, 2019

The Climate Museum will lead a contingent at the climate strike in New York City on September 20, 2019. The Global Climate Strike is a critical point of inflection for climate action around the world. All are most welcome to join our contingent.

To join our contingent, please fill out this form.

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Leading on Climate: Youth Perspectives

Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:00 PM–5:15 PM

What is it like to be a young person at the forefront of climate activism? What lessons about urgency and justice can we learn from youth leaders? What intergenerational connections can we make to face the climate crisis more effectively together? Join Jade Lozada and Otto Moran, two youth strikers, Zina Precht-Rodriguez with the Sunrise Movement, and moderator Miranda Massie with the Climate Museum to explore these questions and others.

This panel will take place at the Climate Museum’s Taking Action exhibition, a show itself inspired by the youth climate movement, at Nolan Park, House 18 on Governors Island.

Click here for more details and to RSVP.

Our Future Festival

Saturday, September 21 11am–5pm

Join us in Governors Island’s Nolan Park, outside of our show Taking Action, for a day-long festival of climate action, ideas, and inspiration. This event highlights local action and opportunities for New Yorkers of all ages to take climate action and to show the world how we can all be part of the movement for change.

Several Climate Speaks 2019 finalists will be performing their original poems at this event. In addition, Climate Museum Director Miranda Massie will be participating in a panel discussion on communicating climate change.

Click here for more details.

Communicating Climate Change

Wednesday, September 25 4–5pm

How are businesses, governments, and NGOs making sustainability a priority, and how can they effectively use communications to raise awareness for a consumer audience? This panel will question our understanding of current consumer trends and challenge preconceptions around those who support fighting climate change and those who do not.

Climate Museum Director Miranda Massie will be speaking on this panel along with other creative communicators at the forefront of the climate sector, including film producers, youth engagement specialists, and consumer brands.

Click here for more details.

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Building Sustainable Tourism Together

Friday, September 27 11:10–11:40Am

NYC & Company is hosting an official Climate Week NYC event for the very first time—an all-day conference titled NYC & Company Talks: Building Sustainable Tourism Together.

Climate Museum Director Miranda Massie will be moderating one of the three total panels exploring the latest sustainability considerations for the tourism industry.

Click here for more details.

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Marketplace of the Future

Friday, September 27, 2019 12pm–9pm

The Marketplace of the Future is the official closing ceremony for Climate Week NYC! A cross between a celebration and market showcasing start-ups operating with social benefit at their core. There will be live jazz food and drinks, and climate change camaraderie.

Several Climate Speaks 2019 finalists will be performing at this event. In addition The Climate Museum will host an abbreviated version of our show Taking Action.

Click here for more details.

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SUBMERGE MARINE SCIENCE FESTIVAL

Saturday, September 28 11am–4pm

Come celebrate NYC’s coastal waters by bringing marine science to life. This day of interactive science at Hudson River Park’s Pier 84 invites the public to experience experiments, science entertainment, catch & release fishing, kayaking and more!

The Climate Museum will host a table at this event exploring climate science and solutions technology.

Click here for more details.

 

Past events

 

Climate Speaks 2019

The Climate Museum presented the final performance of Climate Speaks, a citywide youth spoken word program dedicated to themes of climate change and social justice, on June 14 at the Apollo Theater.

After participating in interdisciplinary workshops on climate change and poetry, students submitted original poems to enter the Climate Speaks competition. Selected candidates received performance training and mentoring in May before auditioning to become finalists. On the evening of Friday, June 14, finalists took the stage of the Apollo Theater for a live performance.

Learn more at climatespeaks.org.

Arts

We provide our museum community with opportunities to use the arts to examine the realities of climate change. Arts events include spoken word performances by members of our Youth Advisory Council, a mural painting in the Bronx, and a citywide arts activity for which participants decorate a tile to express what climate change means to them.

Science education

The urgency of the climate crisis demands a public confident in the fundamentals of climate science and ready to act. We’ve held various events to help make climate science and solutions accessible to audiences of all ages, including a citywide Ask A Scientist Day with climate science experts, lessons at NYC elementary schools, a teacher training in climate change education, a solar energy workshop, and more.

Community Engagement

We’re proud to partner with many of NYC’s leading environmental justice, youth development, and other community institutions, many of which have nurtured and defended their neighborhoods for decades. In partnership with local organizations, we’ve co-presented walking tours through East Harlem and the Rockaways, tabled at a climate resiliency festival in Hunts Point, co-hosted a climate justice teach-in in Brooklyn, participated in climate marches, and more.

screenings, Panels, and Talks

We’ve continued to build the climate conversation through a variety of screenings, panels, and talks. We hosted events for Climate Week NYC in 2017 on climate emotions and in 2018 on civic collaboration in the time of rising seas, featuring the documentary Station 15. We frequently participate in panels and talks; for example, we delivered a keynote at the First International Symposium on Climate Change and Museums and have spoken at venues including EcoCity World Summit 2017, United Nations Day 2018, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Yale Environmental Sustainability Summit, and the Explorer’s Club. Climate Museum staff have also lectured at various universities including Columbia, NYU, SVA, and RISD, as well as at middle schools and high schools in NYC.