March for Science


NYU is proud to be first university to partner with the March for Science to celebrate and champion rigorous and objective science that is robustly funded and publicly communicated. NYU’s diverse and multidisciplinary researchers undertake science that serves the common good, generate data and analyses that informs evidence-based debate and policy-making, and share their findings with students and the general public in ways that make for educated and better informed citizens.

NYU will be an active and nonpartisan partner in the March. NYU researchers will also take part in the pre-march Teach-In and Rally on the National Mall (we will have a dedicated NYU tent), and a public post-march “Debrief”, hosted at the NYU DC campus.


  • To celebrate the contributions of scientific research to societal understanding and progress
  • To engage other scientists, educators, policy experts, information users, and the public at large to learn about diverse scientific research areas, tools and approaches, emerging findings and current challenges
  • To enable scientific research and contributions from diverse and underrepresented groups, irrespective of religion, race, economic status, identity and orientation, citizenship, place of origin or any other identities
  • To champion the role and importance of publicly funded scientific research and development

Events BEFORE the March

Several events are taking place before, during and after the March for Science.


5:30 pm - Poster-making session at Makerspace - 6 Metrotech Center

Whether you're marching in DC or NYC, at the March for Science or the People's Climate March, join Earth Matters to make signs and talk about why we're marching. There will be FREE SUPPLIES and FREE FOOD.

Hosted by Tandon graduate student association.


6:30pm - Post-making & Discussion at GCASL, Grand Hall | 238 Thompson St.


5:00 pm - Dinner and Dialogue at NYU DC - 1307 L Street, NW 3rd Fl Reading Room

Join NYU Sustainability and NYUDC to discuss how climate change and science is being impacted and the role of advocacy and bridging groups to collectively address the issues at hand. A poster making session will follow.

Main Events (Day of the March)

The following information pertains to NYU's participation in the March and day-of events. For more information, visit the Office of Sustainability March for Science webpage.

Banners, signs, and posters for the march are generally OK to bring in. The March for Science FAQ has more detailed information. In general, bags look like they are allowed, but will be checked. So please tell all your colleagues/friends/family to allow plenty of time for security.


11:30am-12:20pm - Teach-In with NYU Tent on the National Mall (Corner of 17th St. NW and Constitution Ave. NW) - TENT #8

NYU Faculty representing a range of disciplines and departments will provide a “speed science” session, detailing important scientific research questions, pursuits and contributions. Teach-in sessions will begin at 9am, so get there early to avoid crowds!

ES slot is 11:30-12:20 AM. If possible, please plan to assemble at least 5-10 minutes prior so we can kick-off on time! The Teach-In tents will be approximately located on Northwest side of the Washington Monument, adjacent to 17th Street (across from the WWII monument).

10:00 am - March for Science: Rally and March on the National Mall; March starts at 2:00pm

Join science advocates, science educators, scientists, and concerned citizens in a rally and march to support science. Route to be posted on March for Science Website.

4:30 pm - Open Forum “Debrief” at the NYU DC Campus - 1307 L Street, NW Lobby

This Debrief will be a moderated discussion open to public comment about what we have learned as a community from the March for Science and regarding ways to sustain momentum in our pursuit of championing the role of science in society.

There will be food and we will confirm the bus pick-up location shortly (although I believe that pick-up is possible from the NYU DC campus). Please do plan to get there by 5pm if you would like to participate.

6:30 pm (to be confirmed) - DuPont Underground Science and Art Exhibition and Reception

This event is being hosted by DuPont Underground, an influential area art space and non-profit. They will be hosting an exhibition exploring the intersections between science and the arts in their novel space as well as a social reception and party with DJ Spooky. Ticketing and RSVP information to be made available shortly.

Please note, if you plan on attending the DuPont Underground Event, you will not make the bus back to NYC and you will have to organize your own return transportation.

6:30pm - Buses will pick up from NYU DC



5:00 pm - Signal vs Noise discussion panel

Hosted by NYU Environmental Studies, this discussion panel will consider reactions and takeaway points from the March for Science and the upcoming People’s Climate March.

March for Science in New York City

PLEASE register for the NYC March here. The march route will be scaled depending on the number of participants. 

10:30am - Start of the March Rally on Central Park West and W. 62nd St.

The rally is expected to last one hour

11:30am - March begins!

The march route will go from Central Park West at W. 72nd St. and proceed to Broadway via Columbus Circle, ending at W. 52nd St. and Broadway. March entry points will be at W. 61st St. (this is a designated accessibility entrance), W. 64th St., W. 68th St., and W 72nd St. 

NOTE: Marchers will need to enter March route from the West side. There will NOT be entrances from Central Park. Once on the route, you can exit into the Park, but may not re-enter the March from that side.

RSVP for the NYC March here.