So you’re going to Climate Week NYC? First off, you are magnificent: This is the climate event of the year. And it’s bound to be a wild(ly educational) time.

Second, get ready to be blissfully overwhelmed with literally hundreds of awesome climate-focused events. But it’s going to be hellish to have to decide between some of those gems, so we’ve narrowed down the key (in our humble opinion) events — including an appearance by Chip Giller, Grist’s founder, and Bill McKibben, Grist board member (and founder of You’re gonna want to pencil these in.

Also, shameless plug: Grist is sponsoring The New School’s Climate Action Week events, which get their own calendar of events over here.


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Friday, Sept. 19

What Are We Marching for? Climate, Poverty, and Scalable Solutions

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor

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Disruption Encore Screening

8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson, J.M. Kaplan Hall



Saturday, Sept. 20

Creative Climate Awards: Earth (a Play About People)

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

LMCC’s Studio, 110 Governor’s Island


Rally Address from Dean Michelle DePass with Bill McKibben and Chip Giller 

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall



Sunday, Sept. 21

Creative Climate Awards: Eat Cupcakes for the Planet 

Through Sept. 30

8:00 p.m. to 8:41 p.m.

The Little Cupcake Bakeshop, 30 Prince Street


People’s Climate March 

11:3o a.m. to 1:00 p.m.*

Central Park West, between 65th and 86th streets. Enter on 65th, 72nd, 77th, 81st, or 86th street



Monday, Sept. 22

Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Church Center of the United Nations, 777 1st Avenue at East 44th Street

Free, registration required

Fireside Chat with Hunter Lovins

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Impact Hub NYC, 394 Broadway



Tuesday, Sept. 23

Voice of the People

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Impact Hub NYC, 394 Broadway

Free, Pre-Registration Required

Climate and Food Justice Forum

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Columbia Law School – 2 Jerome Green Hall, Room 107, 435 West 116th Street

Free, pre-registration required


Wednesday, Sept. 24

Open House New York Tour

4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Open House, 67 Brighton 1st Lane, Brooklyn


Creative Climate Awards: DEAR CLIMATE

Through Oct. 14

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Storefront, 41 Main Street, Brooklyn



Thursday, Sept. 25

Indoor Air Pollution

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

U.N. Headquarters, United Nations Headquarters


This Time Next Year Screening & Disaster Response Training

5:00 to 9:30 p.m.

DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street

Free, pre-registration required


Friday, Sept. 26

The Five Thousand Pound Life: Land

2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Great Hall of Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street

$20 fee, free for Architectural League members and students

Green Building Tour

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Centers for Spiritual Development, 124 East 31st Street

Free, pre-event registration required (space-limited)


Saturday, Sept. 27

What the Frack are You Drinking?

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Natural History Museum, Queens Museum


Climate Wars: Propaganda, Debate, and the Propaganda Debate

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Natural History Museum, Queens Museum



Sunday, Sept. 28

Creative Climate Awards: The Witness Tree

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tompkins Square Park, 7th Avenue and Avenue A



Monday, Sept. 29

Photography and the Environment 1: The Concerned Photographer

Time to be confirmed

International Center of Photography Galleries, 1133 Avenue of the Americas

$15 general admission, $10 for students and ICP members


Tuesday, Sept. 30

 Relax, eat a leftover cupcake. You did it. Now, what to do with all that knowledge …

*We originally said the march started at 11 a.m. and went until 11:59 p.m. Grist regrets the error.