Search our Calendar of Events

Find The Fun

Everything NYC
Be in the know with City Guide

Event Details

This event has already taken place. View the Latest Events

Climate Week Art Installation & Food Truck

Washington Square Park
Sep 19 | Tue |
Buy Tickets
Learn More
Looking for things to do in NYC? Get our free email with 8 can't-miss city events every week Sign-up Here


Compassion in World Farming and World Animal Protection, partners in the coalition to end factory farming (END.IT), will host an art installation and animal-free protein food truck during Climate Week to draw attention to the devastating role industrial animal agriculture plays in the climate crisis.

When: September 19, 11 am - 3 pm

Where: Washington Square Park

Commissioned by Compassion in World Farming, the art installation, titled “The United States of Meat,” will be a three-dimensional chalk drawing featuring a caricature of Uncle Sam sitting on top of the earth, eating the so-called United States of Meat, urging the government to create a plan to “reduce meat by 82% or the planet will be spent.” Inspiration for the display comes from the findings of the group’s recent report, More Money More Meat, which details how meat consumption needs to be substantially reduced in the United States to stay within healthy planetary boundaries. The drawing will be exhibited all week, weather permitting.

Presented by World Animal Protection, the food truck event, titled “Give a Cluck About Climate,” in partnership with Meati and PLNT Burger, will offer free samples of delicious animal-free bao buns featuring Eat MeatiTM’s Crispy Cutlet, in a compressed natural gas (CNG) truck along with other giveaways, games to play, and the chance to win prizes.

Venue: Washington Square Park

5th Avenue & Washington Square Map
631-710-8224