Whether you're one of the thousands of yogis traveling to Times Square for one of the seven free yoga classes that will be taking place in the Broadway Pedestrian Plazas all day long or you're curious about the event and looking for some additional information, check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I go when I arrive?

Check-in information will be emailed to you a few days prior to the event. If you successfully registered for a class, you should receive a confirmation email that specifies the check-in location a few days before the event. For Solstice 2018, please contact us via email at Events@TimesSquareNYC.org if you have not received that check-in assignment after Tuesday, June 19.

Do I need to register for the event or can I just show up?

We recommend that you register for the event when registration opens.

We do accept walkups. However, we cannot guarantee you’ll get in, nor can we guarantee we’ll be able to provide a yoga mat. Walk-ups will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis if there is still room after accepting all pre-registered participants.

Is my registration transferable?

No, registration is not transferable.

Can I bring a guest under my registration?

No, each person must register themselves.

Are children allowed to participate in this event?

Yes, but children under 18 must have a signed a release on their behalf before they can enter the site. Releases will be available at check-in. They must be at least 10 years old to enter the event site and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

What is the class schedule for Solstice 2018?

Pre-class Aerie Wellness Segment by Cassey Ho of Blogilates
7:30am - 8:30am: Douglass Stewart (YogaWorks, Ishta)

Pre-class Aerie Wellness Segment by Yoga Vida Co-founder Hilaria Baldwin
9:30am - 10:30am: Jodie Rufty (YogaWorks)

Special Pre-class Visit from Consul General of India Sandeep Chakravorty to acknowledge the International Day of Yoga
11:30am - 12:30pm: #AerieREAL Empowered Flow with Catherine Gignac (Aerie)

Pre-class Aerie Wellness Segment by Gymnast Aly Raisman
1:30pm - 2:30pm: Donna Rubin, Jen Lobo, and Friends (bodē nyc)

Pre-class Aerie Wellness Segment by Body Positivity Activist Iskra Lawrence
3:30pm - 4:30pm: Colin Lieu (youth mindfulness instructor – NYC schools)

Pre-class Aerie Wellness Segment by Celebrity Trainer Kendra Smith
5:30pm - 6:30pm: Amy Pearce-Hayden (Yoga International)

Pre-class Aerie Wellness Segment by Aerie Senior Stylist Erin Collins-Rittling
7:30pm - 8:45pm: Swami Paramananda (Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers)

Pre-class segments will take place 10-15 minutes before the start of class. You can find more information about this year's classes on the Instructors and Schedule page.

Can I take more than one class?

You can only register for one class. If you register for more than one class, you risk your entire registration being deleted.

What does the class/event cost?

All classes are free!

How do I get there?

Public transit options and more are listed on our Getting Around & Parking page. Your check-in location will be located within the center of Times Square's Bowtie, easily accessible by all subways that stop in the neighborhood and a variety of other transit options listed at the link above.

When should I arrive? When do you start letting people in for the class?

We suggest you arrive to check-in an hour before your class. This gives you time to get your freebies, find your spot and relax before your class.

We will begin to have yogis enter approximately 45 minutes before class.

Are there places to change on site? Are there lockers?

No, you should arrive dressed for class.

There are no lockers onsite. Due to space limitations, we request that you come with only one purse/bag that can be placed next to your mat during the class.

Do I need to bring a yoga mat? Do I need to bring my own water?

Aerie and Times Square Alliance will provide a free yoga mat to registered attendees.

Water bottles will be provided. You may bring additional water of your own.

Are there public restrooms?

There are no public bathrooms provided.

Where and what is the Yoga Village?

The Yoga Village will be located on Broadway between 44th and 45th streets. Sponsors will have various tents set up with information, free samples, activations, and coupons.

What happens if it rains?

This event will take place rain or shine!

Is there access for the disabled?

Yes, proceed to the check-in point for assistance.

Can I bring my pet?

Sorry, no furry friends, reptiles or other non-human companions are allowed into the event.

Exception is granted for service dogs.

Is smoking permitted at the event?

No, this event is held on the Broadway Plazas, which are smoke free year-round.

How can I ensure that my friend and I can sit together?

Please register at the same time and then arrive together at least 30 minutes ahead of time at your designated check-in point. Unfortunately, you will not be able to “save” a spot for a guest that is arriving later.

Who makes this event possible?

Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga is produced by the Times Square Alliance, a non-profit organization that works to improve and promote Times Square so that it retains the creativity, energy and edge that have made it an international icon for over 100 years. As this is a free event, we rely on support from our fantastic partners. 

Solstice in Times Square Sponsors