Drive Electric Earth Month

Drive Electric Earth Month
Long Beach, NY
Apr 28, 2019

Day: Sunday, April 28, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12:00-3:00pm
Location: Earth Day in Kennedy Place
1 W. Chester Street
Long Beach, NY 11561
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2019.

Event Report

Electric Vehicle Ride-and-Drive: Vanderbilt Financial Group's Earth Week festivities concluded with an Electric Vehicle (EV) Ride-and-Drive as part of the City of Long Beach Earth Day event and in collaboration with the nationwide organization, Drive Electric Earth Week, and the Drive to Work NY initiative of CALStart. We had over 10 Electric Vehicles on display and available for a ride-alongs and test drives. Our offerings ranged across affordability to the most-technologically advanced to the luxurious. Owners and enthusiasts were on hand to discuss the benefits of having an electric vehicle and answer questions for those considering joining the EV movement! If you know our CEO Steve Distante, then you know how important driving fossil-free is to him (check out his Tesla fandom here: We are so thankful to the EV community for joining us on a rainy day!

Event Description


Vanderbilt Financial Group and the City of Long Beach are proud to host our first Electric Vehicle Ride-and-Drive event in celebration of Earth Day. We're offering the public an opportunity to learn more about the benefits of EVs through riding as a passenger in one of the latest or unique EV models on the market today. Interested in showcasing your EV and offering rides to passengers? Sign up to join us!  

When signing up, please include your cell phone or email address, and we will get in touch with details for the event. Valid license and proof of insurance required to participate.  

This event is part of the larger City of Long Beach's Earth Day Celebration: The City of Long Beach NY will be hosting its 3rd annual Earth Day Celebration event on Sunday April 28th. Visit the Long Beach Kennedy Plaza at 1 W. Chester Street, Long Beach, NY from 12-3pm to engage with environmental organizations, support local "green" vendors, as well as participate in an Electric Vehicle "Ride and Drive." Get a chance to take a ride around Long Beach in various electric vehicle models, as well as speak to owners about their experience in leasing or owning an electric vehicle. Music will also be provided by Arts in the Plaza. The event is free and open to the public. For more information on the overall celebration, please visit: 

Vanderbilt Financial Group is the Event Organizer: Vanderbilt Financial Group is an investment firm disrupting traditional finance by focusing on socially and environmentally responsible, ethical, and impactful investments. Vanderbilt is known as “The Sustainable Wealth Management Firm” for our commitment to providing financial advisors and their clients with access to values-aligned investments. Headquartered in a LEED-certified Platinum building, Vanderbilt’s commitment to changing the world begins at home in our office and within our culture. Under the leadership of Chief Entrepreneurial Officer, Stephen Distante, Vanderbilt’s culture has garnered multiple awards and was most recently named “Best Places to Work on Long Island” for 2018. For more information on Vanderbilt Financial Group, please visit

Registered Attendees

There are currently 57 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 6
Tesla Model S 3
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Cadillac ELR 1
Fiat 500e 1
Ioniq Electric 1
Jaguar I-Pace 1
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 1
Tesla Model X 1
Tesla Roadster 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
11 Models 19

Registered attendees report 278,425 electric miles driven.

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