Solstice in Times Square 2020 will be taking place virtually, and will stream at 8am, 12pm, and 4pm on Saturday, June 20, 2020. The questions below are left available for reference on how Solstice in Times Square works in a typical year.

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.

Whether you're one of the thousands of yogis traveling to Times Square for one of the 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 the day before the event. If you successfully registered for a class, you should receive a confirmation email that specifies the check-in location the day before the event.

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 walk-ups. Walk-ups will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis if there is still room after accepting all pre-registered participants. We cannot guarantee the availability of yoga mats for walk-ups.

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 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!

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!

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.

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.