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Girl in Field

Summer Solstice Celebration

June 17, 2017

10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Ring in the start of summer with our Solstice Celebration! Gather on the Conservatory Lawn for early morning yoga, or bring the entire family for a kid-friendly music-filled yoga session at 11 a.m. Afterward, enjoy Chihuly’s sculptures and view live glass fire working in the Conservatory Plaza. (Please note the solstice is on Wednesday, June 21)

NYBG is a member of NGLCCNY and proud to partner with them and the Loft for the LGBT @ NYBG series—an initiative that hosts events throughout the year to celebrate the LGBT community.

Event is rain or shine.

Yoga to the People

9:30–10:30 a.m.
Conservatory Lawn

Gather on the Conservatory Lawn for an early morning yoga session with this unique yoga studio that captures the essence of yoga, available to everyone. Visitors are asked to bring their own yoga mats, NYBG will not provide yoga mats.

Yogarama: A Kids Yoga & Musical Experience

10:45 a.m.– 11:45 a.m.
Together we’ll take a trip to the moon, grow from seeds into apple trees and relax in the garden as we learn some fun yoga and stretch, while rocking out to Bari Koral’s award-winning songs.

Photo of Jacqueline Woodson by Juna F. Nagle

Jacqueline Woodson (Photo by Juna F. Nagle)

Special Reading by Young Poets

12–1 p.m.
Winners of the Chihuly Poetry Walk Contest gather from across New York City to share their winning poems in an engaging hour hosted by Jacqueline Woodson, author of Brown Girl Dreaming and many other award-winning children’s books.

Flame Work Demonstrations

1–4 p.m.
Conservatory Plaza and Visitor Center
Artists from UrbanGlass – a contemporary glass center in Brooklyn – demonstrate the fascinating art of melting and manipulating hot glass using a torch and flame.

Live Music

1–4 p.m.
Conservatory Plaza
Enjoy a live performance by M Shanghai, a Brooklyn based folk band known for their lively, yet intimate, energy and what the Albany Times Union calls, “absolutely timeless music.”