This year summer solstice is holding special significance as 21st June is going to be celebrated as World Yoga Day for the first time. In addition this date is falling on a Sunday. If you are in New York City this year then forget about scorching heat as this city is another name of creativity and action- no chance for a laidback Sunday schedule. Let us check out a list of interesting activities.
New Yorkers take fun at most commonplace activities such as dancing in the sprinkling shower of fire hydrants, right on the street. It is a sacrilege to snooze on late into morning, on the longest running day. You can take a morning walk at Gantry Plaza State Park.
Then go for some yogic experience at Times Square where a free for all, mass yoga ceremony is going to be organized by Athleta Mind over Madness Yoga community. World famous yogis are counting on days to participate in this event.
From 10 am onwards you can visit the thriving music scene of the city at Make Music New York where rising local talents present their pieces.
Take part in 10 days long River to River Festival to undertake a tour into the world of art. Lower Manhattan will be transformed into a living and breathing scene of art as best films, theatres, other art forms, musical recitals and dance performances are going to be showcased here.
For sports lovers there is option to take part in Can Marathon event at Winter Garden, Brookfield Place.
You may end this eventful day with some more spiritual food at Socrates’ Solstice Festival. New York smells off art at every nook and corner. You can hone in some real life art tricks at workshops for making art demos and face painting. At 7:30 pm if you happen to be around Socrates Sculpture Park then do not be surprised to hear sweet melodies coming out as Queen’s Symphony Orchestra will be going to present some out-of-the-world pieces.