Find your center at the Crossroads of the World. Each year, thousands of yogis from around the world travel to Times Square to celebrate the Summer Solstice with free yoga classes in the heart of New York City and to find their center in one of the city's busiest places. On the northern hemisphere’s longest day of the year, become part of this global celebration with one of the classes taking place all day long.

After a virtual event in 2020, Solstice in Times Square 2021 will return with a hybrid event. Join us in person for one of the  socially-distanced, limited capacity classes taking place in the Broadway Pedestrian Plazas all day long, or participate in any of the classes virtually via the live stream. Want more information? Check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions below.

Share your experience in a Solstice in Times Square class or at the Yoga Village on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook using #SolsticeTSq!

Can't make it on the day of the event? Join us on Facebook Live or Youtube via TSQ.org/Solstice.

Frequently Asked Questions

What COVID-19 precautions are you taking?

We are complying with all state mandates and CDC guidelines to hold this event.

  1. Prior to the event, an online health screening questionnaire will be sent to you with the day-of event check-in details. This questionnaire must be completed in order to gain entrance into the event.
  2. When you arrive at the event, everyone must have their temperature checked after showing the confirmation that you have completed the health screening.
  3. Face coverings will be enforced until you arrive at your spot where you will set your yoga mat for the event. If you are not fully vaccinated, it is recommended that you continue to wear a face covering.
  4. We will be maintaining 6' social distance throughout the event site. Due to this factor, the event is being held at a limited capacity this year.
  5. Hand Sanitizer will be available throughout the event.
  6. Complying with the Covid-19 safety measures above is mandatory to maintain the safest possible event experience. Failure to comply will result in your removal from the event. 

For contactless check-in, please have your ticket ready to scan on your smart device or printed out on the day of the event.

Where and when should I arrive?

Check-in information will be emailed to you 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.

You should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your class.

For contactless check-in, please have your ticket ready to scan on your smart device or printed out on the day of the event.

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

Although in a typical year we would accept walk-ups on a first come, first served basis, this year we are asking that all participants pre-register in advance. Each participant must have their own ticket, and can only attend one class for the whole day.

Will there be a live stream of this event?

Yes, Solstice in Times Square 2021 will be streamed live at TSQ.org/Solstice via Youtube and on Facebook Live.

Is my registration transferable? Can I bring a guest under my registration?

No, registration is not transferable and you cannot bring a guest under your registration. Each participant must register themselves in order to have their own ticket.

Are children allowed to participate in this event?

Yes, but children under 18 must have a signed 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?

You can find more information about the instructors and class times 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!

However, while you register, you have the option to make a donation to Community First, a new initiative where navigators on the street build relationships — and trust — with vulnerable people in Times Square with the goal of getting them help. This is a partnership between the Times Square Alliance, Breaking Ground, Fountain House, and Midtown Community Court. Since all Solstice classes are free, consider a donation equal to the amount you would normally pay for a yoga class (ex. $25, $15, $10).

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.

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

No, you should arrive dressed for class. There are no lockers or storage spaces available.

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

OFFLINE by Aerie is providing complimentary yoga mats to registered attendees.

You should make sure to bring your own water bottle.

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 47th and 48th 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!

Our hope is that each class will take place in its entirety, but the safety of instructors and participants is our top priority. In past years, we have occasionally delayed individual classes to let rain subside, but have not yet had to cancel a class. We will keep all attendees well informed if a class needs to be delayed or cancelled.

We encourage you to dress appropriately for the weather and hope to see you on Broadway for yoga on the longest day of the year!

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. Please note that your mats will still need to be six feet apart.

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