Yoga: Yin Yoga and Chakra Healing

Date: Friday, June 19  6:30–8:30 p.m..

Location: 227 West 13th Street

Organization: Integral Yoga Institute

Cost: $30

In Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic practices, there are prana centers and energy lines along the spine and throughout the body and limbs, which are affected by everyday stress, unresolved dynamics, and accumulated tension. In this workshop you will find physical and emotional release in the practice of Yin Yoga (long-held floor-based poses), reflection, and restorative exercises.


Workshop: Taoist Inner Alchemy with Mantak Chia

Date: Friday, June 19, 7–10pm

Location: 22 E. 30th Street

Organization: New York Open Center

Cost: $55

This evening Mantak Chia, one of the most renowned teachers of Taoist disciplines in the world, will share an inner alchemy path. He will explain a step-by-step process of inner change that begins by transmuting negative emotional energies to gradually alter body chemistry and hormone balance, proceeding to higher and higher levels of refined internal energy and heightened awareness.


Parade: Mermaid Parade

Date: Saturday, June 20th, 1pm

Location: Coney Island

Cost: Free

The Mermaid Parade is the largest art parade in the nation. A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 3,000 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs and beyond, opening the summer with incredible art, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride.


Festival: Make Music New York

Date: Sunday, June 21 All Day Event

Location: Various

Make Music New York, “the largest music event ever to grace Gotham” (Metro New York), is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 700 cities around the world – a global celebration of music making.


Festival: Summer Solstice CelebrationSocrates

Date: Sunday, June 21   5 PM – DUSK

Location: 32-01 Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City, Queens

Cost: Free

Bring your friends and family to Socrates’ Solstice festival to welcome the summer and celebrate the longest day of the year! Be creative in Solstice art-making workshops presented in partnership with Free Style Arts Association, Materials for the Arts, and The Noguchi Museum


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