Summer Solstice in Times Square Celebration Returns

The annual Summer Solstice in Times Square celebration will return this year on June 21 from 7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., featuring free yoga classes centered in the heart of New York City.

Summer Solstice in Times Square
Photo by Michael Hull for the Times Square Alliance.

The tradition started 20 years ago when three people did yoga at sunrise in Times Square – two became the co-founders of Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga. This single event has grown to welcome thousands of yogis taking multiple classes throughout the day and filling one of the busiest intersections in the world with peace and calm. This year, Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga takes place on Wednesday, June 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue between 44th and 48th Streets.

It is time once again to celebrate the sun and the arrival of the summer season in Times Square with our annual Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness yoga event as we continue to welcome more and more New Yorkers, visitors, and tourists to the Crossroads of the World. We call on yogis from all over the country and world to find peace in the busiest place on the planet, and encourage them to stay in our hotels, eat in our restaurants, and enjoy a Broadway show.

Tom Harris, President of the Times Square Alliance.

Participants of the Summer Solstice in Times Square will have the opportunity to join one of seven free yoga sessions throughout the day and visit the Yoga Village between 44th and 45th Streets, which will feature booths, giveaways, and activities. Registered participants who attend will receive a free yoga mat courtesy of event partner Peloton. For more information about the event, visit here.

Yoga Sessions

7:30 am – 8:30 am: instructed by Douglass Stewart (event co-founder)

9:30 am – 10:30 am: instructed by Kirra Michel (presented by Peloton)

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: instructed by Ruchika Lal (presented by Consulate General of India, New York)

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: instructed by Marco Rojas

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: instructed by Nyota Nayo

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: instructed by Joseph Encinia

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: instructed by Matt Boylin

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