Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In The hectic hub of Times Square became a plein-air yoga studio for the summer solstice. Credit Sasha Arutyunova for The New York Times Supported by ByKatherine Rosman Photographs bySasha Arutyunova June 22, 2018 If you can focus on your breath here — smack dab in the middle of Manhattan, with sirens roaring, car horns blowing and passers-by snapping photos — you can do yoga anywhere. That’s the ethos that guides Solstice in Times Square, a daylong yoga event which took place yesterday in New York, on the summer solstice. If ever there’s a day to salute the sun, it’s the year’s longest. And if ever there is a location that could benefit from some collective deep breathing, it’s 42nd Street and 7th Avenue. Seven classes that stretched over 12 hours of sunlight were led by teachers from around New York City, with … [Read more...] about Downtown-Facing Yoga Pose
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Scientists based in Antarctica welcomed the winter solstice by plunging into icy waters Thursday as part of a "mad tradition" heralding the return of brighter days after weeks of darkness. In temperatures of minus 7.6 degrees Fahrenheit, staff at Australia's Casey research station marked midwinter's day by cutting a small pool in the thick ice before stripping off and jumping in. Casey station leader Rebecca Jeffcoat said midwinter day -- the shortest of the year -- was the most anticipated occasion on the Antarctic calendar and has been celebrated from the time of the early explorers. "Swimming in Antarctica's below freezing waters is something of a mad tradition, but our hardy expeditioners look forward to it, with 21 of the 26 people on station brave enough to take an icy dip this year," she said. "Midwinter day is really important in Antarctica because it marks the halfway point of our year here on the ice and it means the sun will spend slightly longer in the sky each day." The … [Read more...] about Scientists in Antarctica mark winter solstice with icy plunge
Events Including the Boston Art & Music Soul Festival, a Teen Takeover at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and more. Photo of Cambridge River Arts Festival courtesy of Cambridge Arts LEARNCrossing the Line to Freedom: A Musical Narrative Douglass. Tubman. King. Robeson. In the Boston Public Library’s courtyard, listen to the stories of these famous civil rights activists told in a blend of opera, narrative, art song, and spirituals. Among the picturesque arches and the bubbling fountain, hear the history of these “legendary liberators” above the melodies of famous composers such as Nkeiru Okoye and Dorothy Rudd Moore. June 1, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, bpl.org. LISTEN2018 Cambridge Arts River Festival Acrobatics, accordions, and acting—oh my! Catch all of that and more at the Cambridge River Arts Festival, where the work of over one hundred local artists will be on display … [Read more...] about Free Things to Do in Boston, June 2018
Times Square Opinions vary on the transformation of Times Square from seedy to touristy, but the changes seen in the last decade were not the first, nor will they be the last, to the so-called crossroads of the world. Perhaps the tourist-friendly metamorphosis was inevitable given the onslaught: Times Square is arguably the most visited place on the planet. Though counting unticketed crowds must be an inexact science, by most measures the intersection of Broadway and 42nd Street and the surrounding neighborhood is at or near the top of any destinations list. Crowds of half a million or more for popular events are not unheard of, and daily visits to the square run to around a third of a million. Once the heart of New York’s carriage industry, the area has changed with the city, but is always a character itself in the drama of unfolding life in Manhattan.--By Lane Turner 1 A dancer poses for a photograph as part of the "Dance as Art" photo project in Times Square in New York … [Read more...] about Times Square
The Sunshine State is on the verge of becoming sunnier — or at least brighter — every evening under a proposal to stop the biannual changing of the clocks and switch Florida to daylight saving time year-round.No more falling back and gaining an hour of sleep in November. No more springing forward and losing an hour of sleep in March. Florida, in keeping with its outlier character, would secede from the national timetable.But before you get out the golf clubs or fire up the grill, consider the complications of a permanent move away from standard time. It could play havoc with your TV viewing habits when sports events start an hour later or the New Year’s Eve ball-drop in Times Square occurs at 1 a.m. FT — Florida Time — instead of midnight. Saturday Night Live would be more like Sunday Morning Live at 12:30 a.m., and Golden State Warriors games at 11:30 p.m. might mean no more Steph Curry three-pointers for the bleary-eyed. Airline itineraries could cause … [Read more...] about Florida wants to tinker with time. Will it be the end of the clock as we know it?