March for Science NYC is a New York based nonprofit that is focused on building bridges between New York's Scientific and nonscientific communities. We are marching to show support for publicly funded science and scientists. Here, we believe that when you love something as much as we love science, you celebrate it! We are honored to be hosting this march event for our entire community.
In true celebratory fashion, we want our march to feel more like a parade in which you – the amazing and diverse residents of our community – will be showcased as marching science advocates! We invite groups - anyone from official organizations, and school clubs to scout troops, dance squads, book clubs, and sports teams - to register as Marching Science Advocates and march proudly with your own banner telling the world that YOU LOVE & SUPPORT SCIENCE!
We will be continually updating our website and social media with specific times, locations, and details on all the fun as we get closer to the event date. Please register as an individual or group to receive the most up to date information from us via email.
Thanks to our amazing community for patiently waiting as we have worked to create a safe, comfortable, and fun march for all science enthusiasts!!
In the name of Science, here we go:
Our march will kick off with a rally on Central Park West at 62nd St at 10:30 am. The rally is expected to last one hour. Once the rally is over, it will be time for all New Yorkers to proudly march together showing their love and support for science!
March Route 🗺
Our route will encompass Central Park West from 71st St, proceed to Broadway via Columbus Circle, and finish at 52nd St & Broadway. We have been working closely with NYPD to choose a route length that will allow everyone to have enough space, based on how many registered marchers we have. If you haven’t registered, please do so here (http://donyc.com/marchforscience) so we will be able to expand our route if needed, before April 22.
Entry & Exit Points 📍
All marchers will need to enter Central Park West from the west side. You will not be able to enter from Central Park. Once you are on CPW, if you would like to leave the march and go into Central Park, you will be able to. You just aren’t able to (re)enter coming from the park.
Not all side streets will give marchers access to Central Park West, so please enter from Columbus Ave or Broadway via 61st (this entrance is specifically for those with special needs), 64th, 68th, and 71st streets. As our crowds grow in size, the NYPD will begin to close off southern entrances, beginning with 61st St, and will continue to close them moving north as needed. We will have volunteers out on Broadway to help you know where to go.