Though it’s already been feeling quite like summer outside, we’re just six days away from its official start! That’s right, the summer solstice is happening on Wednesday, June 21, and Times Square is celebrating in the best way they know how–by treating New Yorkers to their 21st Annual Solstice in Times Square!
For over 20 years, yogis–and those who just want to take advantage of some free outdoor fitness–have been coming together to downward dog and shavasana their worries away at Times Square’s all-day yoga event!
The event brings thousands of yogis together to do something we don’t always see in Times Square–bring some peace and calmness to one of the busiest intersections in the world!
The event all started 20 years ago on June 21, 2003, when three people decided to roll out their mats in Times Square for some sunrise sun salutations. Two of them then went on to become the co-founders of Solstice in Times Square: Mind over Madness Yoga, and they’ve been sharing it with us ever since.
And this year, those looking to welcome the longest day of the year with some yoga can do so with seven free classes between sunrise and sunset! The schedule is as follows:
- 7:30 a.m. – instructed by co-founder Douglass Stewart
- 9:30 a.m. – instructed by Kirra Michel
- 11:30 a.m. – instructed by Ruchika Lal
- 1:30 p.m. – instructed by Marco Rojas
- 3:30 p.m. – instructed by Nyota Nayo
- 5:30 p.m. – instructed by Joseph Encinia
- 7:30 p.m. – instructed by Matt Boylin
All the classes are one hour long and completely free! Plus, yoga mats will be provided to registered attendees, so there’s no need to bring your own!
Please note: To make sure everyone has an opportunity to participate in the event, only one class per person is allowed.
🧘♀️ 21st Annual Solstice in Times Square
🗓️ Wednesday, June 21
⏰ 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
📍 Intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue between 44th & 48th Streets