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Aug
21
Wed
2019
South Street Seaport Museum Expands Schedule for Public Cruises on W.O. Decker @ South Street Seaport Museum
Aug 21 – Aug 25 all-day

South Street Seaport Museum
Expands Schedule for
Public Cruises on W.O. Decker

Wednesdays – Sundays
Through September

The South Street Seaport Museum announces an expanded schedule for the public cruises on Tugboat W.O. Decker. Take a 60-minute ride on New York’s last remaining New-York-built wooden tugboat and see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the lower Manhattan skyline as never before. Decker will cruise past Governor’s Island with Battery Park, One World Trade Center and all of the lower Manhattan skyline as a backdrop and head to the Statue of Liberty for stunning harbor views. This May marked the first time Decker was available for public cruises in nearly a decade, now with an expanded schedule: Wed-Friday: 2pm and 7pm. Sat & Sun: 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm and 7pm. Decker Tours are $35 and include admission to the Museum. Cruises can be booked in advance at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1011575.

Tickets for a cruise plus Museum Admission are $35 ($29 for seniors and students, $15 for children 10 and up) The 7pm cruises do not include admission and are $25. Museum tickets alone are $20 ($14 for seniors and students, children under 8 NOW FREE) and can be purchased at www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org. The South Street Seaport Museum is located at 12 Fulton Street, NY, NY 10038.

W.O. Decker, the last remaining New-York built wooden tugboat, was built in 1930 by the Newtown Creek Towing Company and originally named Russell I,after the towing company’s owners. She was renamed W.O. Decker in 1946 after being sold to the Decker family’s Staten Island tugboat firm. The tugboat was donated to the Seaport Museum in 1986. Decker is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is an exemplary model of the types of steam tugs that were once an abundant sight in New York Harbor. This unique vessel is a true testament to New York City’s maritime heritage, which is a direct factor in the city’s global prominence today.

ABOUT SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM

The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the historic seaport district in New York City, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Founded in 1967, and designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum, the Museum houses an extensive collection of works of art and artifacts, a maritime reference library, exhibition galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, and an active fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.”

Aug
25
Sun
2019
NYXL Watch Party – Competitive Bowling Match @ Brooklyn Bowl
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm

NYXL Watch Party

Sunday, August 25, 2019

It’s East vs West in this epic Overwatch League rivalry-weekend showdown as the New York Excelsior take on the Vancouver Titans. Get ready for a heated night of esports, competitive bowling, plus a private performance by the one and only Grandson. You’ll also enjoy some exciting activations by event sponsors T-Mobile, Kit Kat, Dos Toros, Gamestop and Raynor.

The New York Excelsior, or ‘NYXL,’ is the first professional esports team to represent the city of New York and one of the 20 franchises in Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League, which launched its inaugural season in January 2018.

Learn more at the official page here…

Aug
28
Wed
2019
South Street Seaport Museum Expands Schedule for Public Cruises on W.O. Decker @ South Street Seaport Museum
Aug 28 – Sep 1 all-day

South Street Seaport Museum
Expands Schedule for
Public Cruises on W.O. Decker

Wednesdays – Sundays
Through September

The South Street Seaport Museum announces an expanded schedule for the public cruises on Tugboat W.O. Decker. Take a 60-minute ride on New York’s last remaining New-York-built wooden tugboat and see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the lower Manhattan skyline as never before. Decker will cruise past Governor’s Island with Battery Park, One World Trade Center and all of the lower Manhattan skyline as a backdrop and head to the Statue of Liberty for stunning harbor views. This May marked the first time Decker was available for public cruises in nearly a decade, now with an expanded schedule: Wed-Friday: 2pm and 7pm. Sat & Sun: 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm and 7pm. Decker Tours are $35 and include admission to the Museum. Cruises can be booked in advance at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1011575.

Tickets for a cruise plus Museum Admission are $35 ($29 for seniors and students, $15 for children 10 and up) The 7pm cruises do not include admission and are $25. Museum tickets alone are $20 ($14 for seniors and students, children under 8 NOW FREE) and can be purchased at www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org. The South Street Seaport Museum is located at 12 Fulton Street, NY, NY 10038.

W.O. Decker, the last remaining New-York built wooden tugboat, was built in 1930 by the Newtown Creek Towing Company and originally named Russell I,after the towing company’s owners. She was renamed W.O. Decker in 1946 after being sold to the Decker family’s Staten Island tugboat firm. The tugboat was donated to the Seaport Museum in 1986. Decker is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is an exemplary model of the types of steam tugs that were once an abundant sight in New York Harbor. This unique vessel is a true testament to New York City’s maritime heritage, which is a direct factor in the city’s global prominence today.

ABOUT SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM

The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the historic seaport district in New York City, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Founded in 1967, and designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum, the Museum houses an extensive collection of works of art and artifacts, a maritime reference library, exhibition galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, and an active fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.”

The Shops At Columbus Circle Presents: Clean Beauty @ The Shops At Columbus Circle
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Shops At Columbus Circle Presents: Clean Beauty

Wednesdays in August

They say if you can make it here (in New York), you can make it anywhere; but first, you have to learn to deal with the stress, pressure, eating on the run and taking care of yourself. It’s that last part – the taking care of yourself, that’s not so easy when you are in a city that’s 24/7/365.

That’s why The Shops at Columbus Circle is continuing its 360 Wellness Series, a three-month program which will offer free, exclusive classes and offers covering the topics such as the importance of movement, why clean beauty matters and how you can be a more conscious shopper.

Throughout the month of August, The Shops at Columbus Circle will focus on educating visitors on a variety of clean beauty topics. Each Wednesday in August, visitors can visit the Clean Beauty Bar Pop-Up from 12 – 4 p.m. to enjoy experiences, demos, and activations around the following topics:

August 7: Vegan Beauty Effect

August 14: Only Good Hair Days

August 21: Beauty at Any Age

August 28: Face Masks and Aromatics

Learn more here…

Sep
4
Wed
2019
South Street Seaport Museum Expands Schedule for Public Cruises on W.O. Decker @ South Street Seaport Museum
Sep 4 – Sep 8 all-day

South Street Seaport Museum
Expands Schedule for
Public Cruises on W.O. Decker

Wednesdays – Sundays
Through September

The South Street Seaport Museum announces an expanded schedule for the public cruises on Tugboat W.O. Decker. Take a 60-minute ride on New York’s last remaining New-York-built wooden tugboat and see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the lower Manhattan skyline as never before. Decker will cruise past Governor’s Island with Battery Park, One World Trade Center and all of the lower Manhattan skyline as a backdrop and head to the Statue of Liberty for stunning harbor views. This May marked the first time Decker was available for public cruises in nearly a decade, now with an expanded schedule: Wed-Friday: 2pm and 7pm. Sat & Sun: 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm and 7pm. Decker Tours are $35 and include admission to the Museum. Cruises can be booked in advance at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1011575.

Tickets for a cruise plus Museum Admission are $35 ($29 for seniors and students, $15 for children 10 and up) The 7pm cruises do not include admission and are $25. Museum tickets alone are $20 ($14 for seniors and students, children under 8 NOW FREE) and can be purchased at www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org. The South Street Seaport Museum is located at 12 Fulton Street, NY, NY 10038.

W.O. Decker, the last remaining New-York built wooden tugboat, was built in 1930 by the Newtown Creek Towing Company and originally named Russell I,after the towing company’s owners. She was renamed W.O. Decker in 1946 after being sold to the Decker family’s Staten Island tugboat firm. The tugboat was donated to the Seaport Museum in 1986. Decker is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is an exemplary model of the types of steam tugs that were once an abundant sight in New York Harbor. This unique vessel is a true testament to New York City’s maritime heritage, which is a direct factor in the city’s global prominence today.

ABOUT SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM

The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the historic seaport district in New York City, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Founded in 1967, and designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum, the Museum houses an extensive collection of works of art and artifacts, a maritime reference library, exhibition galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, and an active fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.”

Sep
11
Wed
2019
South Street Seaport Museum Expands Schedule for Public Cruises on W.O. Decker @ South Street Seaport Museum
Sep 11 – Sep 15 all-day

South Street Seaport Museum
Expands Schedule for
Public Cruises on W.O. Decker

Wednesdays – Sundays
Through September

The South Street Seaport Museum announces an expanded schedule for the public cruises on Tugboat W.O. Decker. Take a 60-minute ride on New York’s last remaining New-York-built wooden tugboat and see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the lower Manhattan skyline as never before. Decker will cruise past Governor’s Island with Battery Park, One World Trade Center and all of the lower Manhattan skyline as a backdrop and head to the Statue of Liberty for stunning harbor views. This May marked the first time Decker was available for public cruises in nearly a decade, now with an expanded schedule: Wed-Friday: 2pm and 7pm. Sat & Sun: 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm and 7pm. Decker Tours are $35 and include admission to the Museum. Cruises can be booked in advance at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1011575.

Tickets for a cruise plus Museum Admission are $35 ($29 for seniors and students, $15 for children 10 and up) The 7pm cruises do not include admission and are $25. Museum tickets alone are $20 ($14 for seniors and students, children under 8 NOW FREE) and can be purchased at www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org. The South Street Seaport Museum is located at 12 Fulton Street, NY, NY 10038.

W.O. Decker, the last remaining New-York built wooden tugboat, was built in 1930 by the Newtown Creek Towing Company and originally named Russell I,after the towing company’s owners. She was renamed W.O. Decker in 1946 after being sold to the Decker family’s Staten Island tugboat firm. The tugboat was donated to the Seaport Museum in 1986. Decker is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is an exemplary model of the types of steam tugs that were once an abundant sight in New York Harbor. This unique vessel is a true testament to New York City’s maritime heritage, which is a direct factor in the city’s global prominence today.

ABOUT SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM

The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the historic seaport district in New York City, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Founded in 1967, and designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum, the Museum houses an extensive collection of works of art and artifacts, a maritime reference library, exhibition galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, and an active fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.”

Sep
15
Sun
2019
Grand Opening! Force Soccer Studios – Gowanus @ Force Soccer Studios - Gowanus
Sep 15 all-day

Grand Opening! Force Soccer Studios – Gowanus

September 15, 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come see what Force Soccer Studios is all about! Bring your family for a tour of the #1 new soccer studio in New York City, meet our soccer training staff, learn more about our soccer offerings, and join us in mini soccer sessions throughout the day.

The celebration will include food, music, autograph signing and soccer demonstrations. Contests and giveaways will also be featured throughout the day to attendees of the celebration

And meet special guest Brad Stuver, the NYFC Pro Goalkeeper, who will be signing autographs from 2:30pm to 4pm!

483 Baltic Street Brooklyn, NY 11217

Special Guest
Brad Stuver, NYFC Pro Goalkeeper autograph signing (2:30 – 4:00pm)

Refreshments
Food trucks will provide free food and drink between 10am-2pm (or until the food runs out).

Giveaways
Jerseys, cleats, soccer balls and tee-shirts will be raffled off throughout the day to attendees who register on-site.

Contests
Other prizes awarded by age group for the most accurate shot, fastest to complete agility course, and more. (Please wear flat sole sneakers, indoor soccer shoes, or turf shoes to participate.)

More Info

https://www.forcesoccerstudios.com

Sep
18
Wed
2019
South Street Seaport Museum Expands Schedule for Public Cruises on W.O. Decker @ South Street Seaport Museum
Sep 18 – Sep 22 all-day

South Street Seaport Museum
Expands Schedule for
Public Cruises on W.O. Decker

Wednesdays – Sundays
Through September

The South Street Seaport Museum announces an expanded schedule for the public cruises on Tugboat W.O. Decker. Take a 60-minute ride on New York’s last remaining New-York-built wooden tugboat and see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the lower Manhattan skyline as never before. Decker will cruise past Governor’s Island with Battery Park, One World Trade Center and all of the lower Manhattan skyline as a backdrop and head to the Statue of Liberty for stunning harbor views. This May marked the first time Decker was available for public cruises in nearly a decade, now with an expanded schedule: Wed-Friday: 2pm and 7pm. Sat & Sun: 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm and 7pm. Decker Tours are $35 and include admission to the Museum. Cruises can be booked in advance at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1011575.

Tickets for a cruise plus Museum Admission are $35 ($29 for seniors and students, $15 for children 10 and up) The 7pm cruises do not include admission and are $25. Museum tickets alone are $20 ($14 for seniors and students, children under 8 NOW FREE) and can be purchased at www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org. The South Street Seaport Museum is located at 12 Fulton Street, NY, NY 10038.

W.O. Decker, the last remaining New-York built wooden tugboat, was built in 1930 by the Newtown Creek Towing Company and originally named Russell I,after the towing company’s owners. She was renamed W.O. Decker in 1946 after being sold to the Decker family’s Staten Island tugboat firm. The tugboat was donated to the Seaport Museum in 1986. Decker is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is an exemplary model of the types of steam tugs that were once an abundant sight in New York Harbor. This unique vessel is a true testament to New York City’s maritime heritage, which is a direct factor in the city’s global prominence today.

ABOUT SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM

The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the historic seaport district in New York City, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Founded in 1967, and designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum, the Museum houses an extensive collection of works of art and artifacts, a maritime reference library, exhibition galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, and an active fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.”

Sep
25
Wed
2019
South Street Seaport Museum Expands Schedule for Public Cruises on W.O. Decker @ South Street Seaport Museum
Sep 25 – Sep 29 all-day

South Street Seaport Museum
Expands Schedule for
Public Cruises on W.O. Decker

Wednesdays – Sundays
Through September

The South Street Seaport Museum announces an expanded schedule for the public cruises on Tugboat W.O. Decker. Take a 60-minute ride on New York’s last remaining New-York-built wooden tugboat and see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the lower Manhattan skyline as never before. Decker will cruise past Governor’s Island with Battery Park, One World Trade Center and all of the lower Manhattan skyline as a backdrop and head to the Statue of Liberty for stunning harbor views. This May marked the first time Decker was available for public cruises in nearly a decade, now with an expanded schedule: Wed-Friday: 2pm and 7pm. Sat & Sun: 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm and 7pm. Decker Tours are $35 and include admission to the Museum. Cruises can be booked in advance at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1011575.

Tickets for a cruise plus Museum Admission are $35 ($29 for seniors and students, $15 for children 10 and up) The 7pm cruises do not include admission and are $25. Museum tickets alone are $20 ($14 for seniors and students, children under 8 NOW FREE) and can be purchased at www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org. The South Street Seaport Museum is located at 12 Fulton Street, NY, NY 10038.

W.O. Decker, the last remaining New-York built wooden tugboat, was built in 1930 by the Newtown Creek Towing Company and originally named Russell I,after the towing company’s owners. She was renamed W.O. Decker in 1946 after being sold to the Decker family’s Staten Island tugboat firm. The tugboat was donated to the Seaport Museum in 1986. Decker is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is an exemplary model of the types of steam tugs that were once an abundant sight in New York Harbor. This unique vessel is a true testament to New York City’s maritime heritage, which is a direct factor in the city’s global prominence today.

ABOUT SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM

The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the historic seaport district in New York City, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Founded in 1967, and designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum, the Museum houses an extensive collection of works of art and artifacts, a maritime reference library, exhibition galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, and an active fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.”

Oct
11
Fri
2019
Space Exploration Related Events at the Intrepid Museum Sea, Air & Space Museum
Oct 11 all-day

Space Exploration Related Events at the Intrepid Museum Sea, Air & Space Museum

Taking place in correlation with the Apollo 11 Exhibition

At the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum
Pier 86, W 46th St, New York

Learn more about the following at their official site…

Thursday, June 6

Teacher Professional Development

Chancellor’s Day: All About the Moon!

Sixty New York City school teachers will receive professional development credit for a one-day in-depth training entitled Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. It will feature a live webcast with The Museum of Flight in Seattle to tour their exhibition, Destination Moon.

 

Friday, June 14

Innovators

American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

New York Times bestselling author, Douglas Brinkley, takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge and America’s race to the Moon.American Moonshot is a portrait of the brilliant men and women who made this giant leap possible, the technology that enabled us to propel men beyond earth’s orbit to the Moon and return them safely, and the geopolitical tensions that spurred Kennedy to commit himself fully to this audacious dream. There will be a book sale and signing after the program.

 

Friday, June 21

Free Fridays

Film: Apollo 11 TBC

Join us on the flight deck for a special screening of the acclaimed new CNN documentary, Apollo 11, by director Todd Douglas Miller and archivist Dan Rooney. Piecing together never-before-seen original NASA film footage from the 1969 Apollo mission with never-before-heard hours of original audio, the resulting portrait of those historic nine days is dazzling!

 

Thursday, June 27

Stories Within

This program is for individuals with dementia and their care partners. Led by trained Museum staff, small groups will explore the Museum and reflect on the history of the ship, its aircraft and the stories of people who served at sea. These multisensory experiences are designed to spark conversation and reflection. Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing with a visit to the Space Shuttle Pavilion and pop-up planetarium.

 

Sunday, July 14

Access Family Programs

A program for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Commemorate this historic Moon landing with a unique tour and hands-on activities.

 

Friday, July 19

Free Fridays

Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while screening the film First Man. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting. This event is first-come, first-served.

Explore the universe in the Museum’s pop-up planetarium with our educator-led shows that will take you around our galaxy and back again. Shows will be running throughout the evening and are on first-come, first-served basis.

Celebrate the Apollo missions with Dr. Noah Petro who will share images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the Museum’s Astronomy Night. Introductions will be made by former NASA astronaut, Mike Massmino, who will also be on hand to answer Apollo questions. Following the talk, enjoy stargazing on the flight deck with high-powered telescopes (weather permitting). Advanced registration is required.

 

Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20

Pop-Up Installation: Earthrise: A 50 Year Contemplation TBC

Meet members of the Space Enabled research group from MIT’s Media Lab and experience Earthrise: A 50 Year Contemplation, their celebration of the original Earthrise photo taken during the Apollo 8 mission in December 1968. Astronauts who have viewed Earth from space report feeling “inspired and changed by its size and fragility.” The Space Enabled research group asks if it is possible to create such a shift in view for Earthlings through an experiential installation.

 

Saturday, July 20

Intrepid Presents: Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company

Join for an evening of wonder and hilarity with a celebrated New York improv troupe. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced the audacious goal of landing an American on the Moon before the end of the decade. How was this going to be accomplished? We will explore this challenge with the improv group (and guest celeb) as well as former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino and NASA’s Noah Petro, deputy project scientist for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. This is an after-hours program for adults 21+. Beer and wine will be available for purchase with ID.

 

Giant Leaps Planetarium Show

A planetarium show that will enable visitors to journey through the small steps that resulted in humanity’s giant leap to the Moon. Audiences will travel alongside astronauts on the Mercury and Gemini missions to discover the techniques and technology that NASA had to invent and perfect before attempting a trip to the Moon. Viewers will then travel 240,000 miles with the Apollo 11 crew and experience the lunar landing from the perspective of Michael Collins, command module pilot, who continued to orbit the Moon as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin explored its surface. The show will close with a discussion of how the lessons learned from the Space Race will be used to help humans return to the Moon and travel to Mars and beyond.

 

Early Morning Opening

Come to the Intrepid Museum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings with an early morning opening for children with autism and their families. Commemorate this historic event with a tour and hands-on activities.

 

Wednesday, July 24

Intrepid After Hours

Intrepid After Hours invites military veterans and service members to experience the Museum at night. Enjoy the Museum without the crowds, and then join peers for conversation, exploration, a celebration of the 50th anniversary and a catered dinner.

 

Sunday, July 28

Military Family Program

The Intrepid Museum invites current and former service members and their children to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings! Commemorate this historic event with a tour and hands-on activities.

 

Friday, October 11

Sensory Friendly Evening for Teens and Adults

Come to the Intrepid Museum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings with a sensory friendly evening for teens and adults with autism. The Space Shuttle Pavilion will be open late for exploration.

 

Dates TBC

Space-Focused Programs for Schools and Other Educational Groups:

Bring your school, camp, scout or other 3-12th grade age group for a space-themed education program at the Museum!

Children in grades 3­–­6 will explore the challenge of maintaining physical health in a microgravity environment and discuss astronauts’ nutrition and preparatory physical training. Then, they will learn how the design and protective technology of space suits made it possible for men to walk safely on the Moon.

Students in grades 7­–12 will delve deeper into the history of the Space Race and the competition between the United States and the former Soviet Union. Students will imagine the challenge of creating technology that operates in the vacuum of space and discuss the engineering behind the space shuttle orbiter Enterprise and its robotic arm. Students will then construct their own “robotic arms” to capture and move objects.

A regularly scheduled short educator talk One Giant Leap: The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 will run for the length of the Apollo 11: Media, the Moon and Beyond installation.

Uncover Intrepid’s role in the early space program with our All Hands program for groups of individuals with disabilities. View the space shuttle Enterprise and explore replica space capsules.

Oct
23
Wed
2019
Forest Bathing: Seeking Wellness through Nature @ Japan Society
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm

Forest Bathing: Seeking Wellness through Nature

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

At the Japan Society
333 E 47th Street

Learn more about purchasing tickets here…

In Japan, the practice of shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing” is hailed for its therapeutic effects. Proponents believe that by simply immersing ourselves in the atmosphere of a forest, we can soak in the healing power of trees. In a fast-paced world, forest bathing is a chance to be mindful of our surroundings, and to connect with nature through our senses.

At this talk, Dr. Yoshifumi Miyazaki, former deputy director of Chiba University’s Center for Environment, Health, and Field Sciences and author of Shinrin Yoku: The Japanese Art of Forest Bathing, examines the scientific evidence behind the concept of forest bathing and its potential to enhance wellness and happiness. Discover how you can connect with nature through this Japanese tradition, wherever you live.

In Japanese with English interpretation. Followed by a book signing reception.