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Social Innovation Week is a series of exhibitions, demonstrations, and lectures introducing new methods and ideas in Energy, Design, Food, Culture, and Environment. Located in Soho, the pop-up storefront will offer an innovation shop, exhibits, installations, lectures, and workshops.

WeTheSocial hopes to inspire the next generation of designers, engineers and creative leaders while making the ideas presented accessible to all visitors and participants. Social Innovation Week NYC is the inaugural event and exhibition in a series that will continue on to urban communities nationwide in 2016. Join us!

Innovation Shop

The Innovation shop will be open to the public Sunday – Friday, 12p – 6p. The shop will offer a variety of books, products and designs featured during Social Innovation Week.

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Located at 201 Mulberry in Soho, the Openhouse Gallery provides a multilevel venue for exhibits, a theater space, dining area, check-in info desk and our Innovation shop.

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Sun, Nov 8
Sun, Nov 8
New York Mural by Ellie Balk
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Exhibit
New York Mural by Ellie Balk
Exhibit

Ellie's work centers around mathematics and data visualization. As a leader in the field of Arts Education, she focuses her work on curriculum integrated school beautification projects. Ellie has worked with over 40 schools and institutions across the nation. She pursues independent projects through numerous grants and partnerships with community organizations

Co-Working Together
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Workshop presented by Centre for Social Innovation, Interface NYC & The Yard
Co-Working Together
Workshop presented by Centre for Social Innovation, Interface NYC & The Yard

Co-working workshop presented by Centre for Social Innovation, Interface NYC & The Yard

On The Grid by Hyperakt
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Exhibit
On The Grid by Hyperakt
Exhibit

On the Grid was created by Hyperakt, a design agency based in Brooklyn. Excited by all the new places we discovered after moving to the neighborhood of Gowanus, we decided to make a simple, user-friendly guide to share these gems with the rest of the world.

St. Marks Is Dead - Book Signing
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street
St. Marks Is Dead - Book Signing
The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street

St. Marks Place in New York City has spawned countless artistic and political movements, providing a backdrop for social and cultural revolutionaries from Leon Trotsky to Andy Warhol, the Ramones to Keith Haring. Every group has maintained that their era, and no other, marked the street’s apex as the epicenter of American cool, and that after they left—whether “they” were the Beats, the hippies, the punks, or the hardcore kids—the street was dead. In this idiosyncratic work of narrative history, enriched by more than two hundred interviews and dozens of rare images, St. Marks native Ada Calhoun traces the 400-year history of the area from its origins as a Dutch farm to its current incarnation as a hipster playground—organized around pivotal moments when yet another group of denizens declared, “St. Marks is Dead.” And yet, Calhoun shows how the street continues to provide each new generation of rebels with a place to call home.

Mon, Nov 9
Energy
Mon, Nov 9
Down with the converter By Karmel Al Labadi x BEE
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Exhibit
Down with the converter By Karmel Al Labadi x BEE
Exhibit

A journey into the origins of our electricity system, the waste we create but never see, and the action that must be taken to create awareness and internalize change.

What is Sun Saluter?
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Exhibit
What is Sun Saluter?
Exhibit

The SunSaluter is a solar panel rotator designed for the developing world. Using only the power of gravity and water, the SunSaluter enables a solar panel to follow the sun throughout the day, boosting efficiency by 30% and producing four liters of clean drinking water. It is 30 times less expensive than conventional motorized solar panel rotators, much more reliable, and consumes no electricity itself.

WORKSHOP - The building of the converter
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WORKSHOP - The building of the converter
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TALK - Reforming the Energy Vision - Micah Kotch
8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
TALK - Reforming the Energy Vision - Micah Kotch
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Micah Kotch talks about the NY Prize, a first in the nation community microgrid competition that is enabling the technological, operational, and business models to help communities reduce costs, promote clean energy, and build reliability and resiliency into the grid. NY Prize is a part of Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) a statewide endeavor to modernize New York State’s electric grid, spurring innovation and community partnerships with utilities, local governments, and the private sector.

TALK - 2100: A Dystopian Utopia, the city after climate change
9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
VANESSA KEITH
TALK - 2100: A Dystopian Utopia, the city after climate change

VANESSA KEITH is a registered architect and the Principal of StudioTEKA, a New York design studio she founded in 2003. StudioTEKA is a boutique firm that engages in both built and research based design work. Vanessa approaches design through a broad interdisciplinary lens that spans and blurs the boundaries between architecture, economic and social development, and urban and environmental concerns.

Morning “Vinyasa Flow” Yoga
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morning “Vinyasa Flow” Yoga

photo credit: Evan Grant Novis
wearing: YogaCrow

“Yoga for me is a blank slate. Much like the first day of Art class when you are given a piece of paper and a pencil and are asked to "just draw". Slowly you create an image that seems almost too familiar. To your eyes, it is a new picture, but "To You" it is as old as every thought and every habit you have ever had. It is through this honest reflection that we begin to see ourselves, that we begin to heal. In the yoga room everything you are going toward is coming from your own being.”

Brian Nygard is a dedicated yogi, musician and teacher living in New York City. He discovered yoga after suffering from chronic pain in his spine for many years. His recovery motivated him to explore and to study yoga asanas and philosophy for over 12 years, giving particular emphasis to Vinyasa and Traditional Hot practices. With over 1500 hours of teaching experience, Brian regularly teaches private sessions, corporate seminars, public classes, festivals and teacher training programs internationally. He also guest teaches at the United Nations. His teaching balances a vigorous physical practice with careful alignment, restoration, humor, and attention to the breath. Brian is a Senior Teacher at Yoga To The People; the largest donation based studio in the USA which brings yoga to thousands of people every day. He holds a 200hr Yoga Alliance Teaching Certification from Yoga to the People, Kundalini Training from Hari Kaur at Hari NYC as well as a BM in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

TALK- The Lowline - ROBYN SHAPIRO
9:30 pm - 10:00 pm
TALK- The Lowline - ROBYN SHAPIRO

Robyn oversees many of the Lowline’s core activities, from community engagement to strategic projects. Her prior experience includes marketing and operations roles at Ralph Lauren, Saatchi & Saatchi, and SelectNY as well as urban farming at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm.

Good For Nothing
7:10 pm - 7:30 pm
Good For Nothing

Good for Nothing are a global community of 3600+ thinkers, do-ers, makers and tinkerers finding time to gift skills and energy to help accelerate the impact of cause led innovators, change makers and epic projects of social good, and we’ve just arrived in NYC…

Tues, Nov 10
Design
Tues, Nov 10
Demystifying Design Thinking - Tythe Design
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Lunch + Learn Workshop
Demystifying Design Thinking - Tythe Design
Lunch + Learn Workshop
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Lunch will be provided
Curious about design thinking but unsure of where to start? Join Kristina Drury, founder of TYTHEdesign, for a practical introduction to design thinking and its role as a problem-solving and idea-generating approach across industries.

Design thinking is a human-centered methodology that builds empathy with individuals and the community to design for real needs and experiment to find the right solution. TYTHEdesign uses this process everyday to rethink civic engagement and build capacity in the social sector.

In this Lunch & Learn, get to know the tenets of design thinking in a series of case studies, strategies, and adaptable activities, ready to take back and implement in your own workplace.

Essential Objects by Behance
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Exhibit
Essential Objects by Behance
Exhibit

Essential Objects by Behance: The design process behind some of our favorite objects, all available for purchase.

TALK - Behance- How Side Projects Launched My Career - Typographer Craig Ward
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Typographer Craig Ward on the tips and ticks needed to launch a massively successful Kickstarter campaign, full of examples from his recent project which quintupled his goal raising over $50,000.
TALK - Behance- How Side Projects Launched My Career - Typographer Craig Ward
Typographer Craig Ward on the tips and ticks needed to launch a massively successful Kickstarter campaign, full of examples from his recent project which quintupled his goal raising over $50,000.
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Typographer Craig Ward on the tips and ticks needed to launch a massively successful Kickstarter campaign, full of examples from his recent project which quintupled his goal raising over $50,000.

The working world is building in complexity. Competition is intensifying as creatives everywhere must outrun globalization, outsourcing, and automation to build a body of work amongst an ever-shifting technological landscape. Those that are thriving adopt brand new mindsets and frameworks: They embrace the uncertainty and use it to their advantage.

For Design Night, join 99U, the think-tank of Behance, for an evening that explores this new dynamic and arms you to build an incredible creative career. Hosted by 99U Editor-in-Chief Sean Blanda, the night will feature two talks, each with ample time for Q and A.

Everyday Design Thinkers by BEE
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Exhibit
Everyday Design Thinkers by BEE
Exhibit

What is Design Thinking? Are you a Design Thinker? Are you tired of Design Thinking? Is the term totally overused? Let's explore how Design Thinking impacts our everyday life, and how it applies to both our conscious and subconscious actions. Let's make Design Thinking human again.

TALK - Behance Design & Innovation - Good Fucking Design Advice
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Good Fucking Design Advice founders Jason Bacher and Brian Buirge on the mindsets and processes used by top creatives—all delivered with GDFA’s signature no-bullshit style.
TALK - Behance Design & Innovation - Good Fucking Design Advice
Good Fucking Design Advice founders Jason Bacher and Brian Buirge on the mindsets and processes used by top creatives—all delivered with GDFA’s signature no-bullshit style.
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Good Fucking Design Advice founders Jason Bacher and Brian Buirge on the mindsets and processes used by top creatives—all delivered with GDFA’s signature no-bullshit style.

The working world is building in complexity. Competition is intensifying as creatives everywhere must outrun globalization, outsourcing, and automation to build a body of work amongst an ever-shifting technological landscape. Those that are thriving adopt brand new mindsets and frameworks: They embrace the uncertainty and use it to their advantage.

For Design Night, join 99U, the think-tank of Behance, for an evening that explores this new dynamic and arms you to build an incredible creative career. Hosted by 99U Editor-in-Chief Sean Blanda, the night will feature two talks, each with ample time for Q and A.

Morning “Vinyasa Flow” Yoga
11:00 am - 11:00 am
Morning “Vinyasa Flow” Yoga

photo credit: Evan Grant Novis
wearing: YogaCrow

“Yoga for me is a blank slate. Much like the first day of Art class when you are given a piece of paper and a pencil and are asked to "just draw". Slowly you create an image that seems almost too familiar. To your eyes, it is a new picture, but "To You" it is as old as every thought and every habit you have ever had. It is through this honest reflection that we begin to see ourselves, that we begin to heal. In the yoga room everything you are going toward is coming from your own being.”

Brian Nygard is a dedicated yogi, musician and teacher living in New York City. He discovered yoga after suffering from chronic pain in his spine for many years. His recovery motivated him to explore and to study yoga asanas and philosophy for over 12 years, giving particular emphasis to Vinyasa and Traditional Hot practices. With over 1500 hours of teaching experience, Brian regularly teaches private sessions, corporate seminars, public classes, festivals and teacher training programs internationally. He also guest teaches at the United Nations. His teaching balances a vigorous physical practice with careful alignment, restoration, humor, and attention to the breath. Brian is a Senior Teacher at Yoga To The People; the largest donation based studio in the USA which brings yoga to thousands of people every day. He holds a 200hr Yoga Alliance Teaching Certification from Yoga to the People, Kundalini Training from Hari Kaur at Hari NYC as well as a BM in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

Morning “Vinyasa Flow” Yoga
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morning “Vinyasa Flow” Yoga

photo credit: Evan Grant Novis

wearing: YogaCrow

“Yoga for me is a blank slate. Much like the first day of Art class when you are given a piece of paper and a pencil and are asked to "just draw". Slowly you create an image that seems almost too familiar. To your eyes, it is a new picture, but "To You" it is as old as every thought and every habit you have ever had. It is through this honest reflection that we begin to see ourselves, that we begin to heal. In the yoga room everything you are going toward is coming from your own being.”

Brian Nygard is a dedicated yogi, musician and teacher living in New York City. He discovered yoga after suffering from chronic pain in his spine for many years. His recovery motivated him to explore and to study yoga asanas and philosophy for over 12 years, giving particular emphasis to Vinyasa and Traditional Hot practices. With over 1500 hours of teaching experience, Brian regularly teaches private sessions, corporate seminars, public classes, festivals and teacher training programs internationally. He also guest teaches at the United Nations. His teaching balances a vigorous physical practice with careful alignment, restoration, humor, and attention to the breath. Brian is a Senior Teacher at Yoga To The People; the largest donation based studio in the USA which brings yoga to thousands of people every day. He holds a 200hr Yoga Alliance Teaching Certification from Yoga to the People, Kundalini Training from Hari Kaur at Hari NYC as well as a BM in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

Wed, Nov 11
Food
Wed, Nov 11
Feeding America by Hyperakt
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Exhibit
Feeding America by Hyperakt
Exhibit

DINNER - Snow Day Dinner Service Presented by Drive Change
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
All Proceeds go to Drive Change
DINNER - Snow Day Dinner Service Presented by Drive Change
All Proceeds go to Drive Change
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Vendor Market by Smorgasburg
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Vendor Market by Smorgasburg

Goodfill
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Exhibit
Goodfill
Exhibit

TALK - At the Green Table with Mary Cleaver
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Conversation with Mary Cleaver, owner, The Green Table and Cleaver Company Interviewer: Mark Hurst, CEO of Creative Good and host of the Gel conference
TALK - At the Green Table with Mary Cleaver

Conversation with Mary Cleaver, owner, The Green Table and Cleaver Company Interviewer: Mark Hurst, CEO of Creative Good and host of the Gel conference Mary Cleaver has been providing New Yorkers with organic, sustainable, locally sourced food for over twenty-five years. Through her restaurant The Green Table and catering operation at Cleaver Company, Mary has shown that it is possible to succeed in the food business by supporting the regional farm and food economy - while keeping the topsoil on the earth.

Morning “Vinyasa Flow” Yoga
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morning “Vinyasa Flow” Yoga

photo credit: Evan Grant Novis
wearing: YogaCrow

“Yoga for me is a blank slate. Much like the first day of Art class when you are given a piece of paper and a pencil and are asked to "just draw". Slowly you create an image that seems almost too familiar. To your eyes, it is a new picture, but "To You" it is as old as every thought and every habit you have ever had. It is through this honest reflection that we begin to see ourselves, that we begin to heal. In the yoga room everything you are going toward is coming from your own being.”

Brian Nygard is a dedicated yogi, musician and teacher living in New York City. He discovered yoga after suffering from chronic pain in his spine for many years. His recovery motivated him to explore and to study yoga asanas and philosophy for over 12 years, giving particular emphasis to Vinyasa and Traditional Hot practices. With over 1500 hours of teaching experience, Brian regularly teaches private sessions, corporate seminars, public classes, festivals and teacher training programs internationally. He also guest teaches at the United Nations. His teaching balances a vigorous physical practice with careful alignment, restoration, humor, and attention to the breath. Brian is a Senior Teacher at Yoga To The People; the largest donation based studio in the USA which brings yoga to thousands of people every day. He holds a 200hr Yoga Alliance Teaching Certification from Yoga to the People, Kundalini Training from Hari Kaur at Hari NYC as well as a BM in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

Snacks by Smorgasburg
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Snacks by Smorgasburg

TALK - Jordyn Lexton - Drive Change
9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Conversation with Jordyn Lexton + Mark Hurst
TALK - Jordyn Lexton - Drive Change

Conversation with Jordyn Lexton
Interviewer: Mark Hurst, CEO of Creative Good and host of the Gel conference

TALK - Sam Lipp - Union Square Cafe - Running a restaurant in NY!
8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conversation with Sam Lipp and Mark Hurst
TALK - Sam Lipp - Union Square Cafe - Running a restaurant in NY!

Conversation with Sam Lipp. Interviewer: Mark Hurst, CEO of Creative Good and host of the Gel conference

TALK - Homemade and Goodfill - Community Through Food
9:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Talk with Nick Devane
TALK - Homemade and Goodfill - Community Through Food

Talk with Nick Devane

Forming communities is a basic human instincts, and food has historically catalyzed our relationships across cultures, dinner tables, and neighborhoods. This talk will touch the history of food in human relationships, the prehistoric transition from hunter-gatherers to agriculture based societies as well as the role of industrialized food in pushing us away from these community conversations. I will heavily draw on the example of the farming community and culture my family comes from and my experience in the New York City food/restaurant scene to comment on some of the larger trends in our relationship with food.

l will also address the more recent trends of farm-to-table and speak to how we believe at Homemade these systems can be used to encourage community and refocus on the people behind every aspect of food production. I will close with a discussion of how I see the current relationship with community and food as a lens to discus the work we do and 'access tech' more generally (that which provides a democratization of access, primarily marketplace tech).

Thurs, Nov 12
Culture
Thurs, Nov 12
TALK - LIVE LOVE - Building a social movement
9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
TALK - LIVE LOVE - Building a social movement

Live Love Beirut: The Story of A Movement

How are cities of the world presented to us? What is the real image of a city? How can you use social media to create high impact communities around the world, and give those communities a voice, to share what they're really about with the world? A talk to explore the story of the Live Love movement.

TALK - The Base Project Team
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TALK - The Base Project Team
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The Hope is Project Photography Exhibit
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Exhibit
The Hope is Project Photography Exhibit
Exhibit

Hashtag to a Social Movement by Live.Love x BEE
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Exhibit
Hashtag to a Social Movement by Live.Love x BEE
Exhibit

Live Love is a movement that celebrates cultures and humans of the world. It is a story. It could be your story; it could be miles away from it, but it will take you through city’s secrets and themes. It is a unique example of the POWER of social media in creating a world movement from a hashtag, through individual expression and collaboration.

TALK - The Feeling Brain
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
LUCID Presents - The Feeling Brain: Exploring the Neural Basis of Emotion.
TALK - The Feeling Brain

LUCID presents: The Feeling Brain: Exploring the Neural Basis of Emotion. TALK with Natalie Geld + David Edelman

"Do you know someone who suffers from an emotional illness?"

"If I asked you how many people share this affliction worldwide, what would you guess?"

Currently, approximately 450 million people suffer from emotional and psychiatric disorders, making mental illness one of the leading health and disability concerns worldwide. General physicians rarely have a solid grounding in the neuroscience of emotional and psychiatric illness, largely because the educational tools and background to confront this veritable epidemic are unavailable to them. Consequently, patients suffering from clinical depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and other emotional and psychiatric disorders are often poorly served by existing healthcare structures. So, mental illness remains a major healthcare issue affecting millions.

How do we help 450 million people struggling with emotional illness, neurological disorders and depression? We begin by advancing a novel approach to continuing medical education (CME).

The Feeling Brain: Exploring the Neural Basis of Emotion is a collaborative effort of leading neuroscientists who are renowned for their innovative, cutting-edge research. Produced and packaged by a top-flight media team and reviewed by experts in related fields, The Feeling Brain is a foundational neuroscience curriculum designed expressly to address the educational needs of technically savvy medical practitioners who are nonetheless unfamiliar with the state of the art in neuroscience and the specific links between brain function, emotion, and behavior. Providing physicians and other medical professionals with unprecedented access to the latest research on the neural basis of emotion is, we believe, a vital proactive step in addressing the problem of mental illness.

Change can only happen with greater access to information. With this in mind, MEDNeuro Media offers a critical interface between evidence-based brain science and applied treatment of emotional conditions, psychiatric disorders, brain trauma, and other neuropathologies via rich, engaging, and uniquely informative content for current and future generations of medical professionals.

TALK - The Light Phone
8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Light Phone: It's Not Anti-Tech, It's Just Human
TALK - The Light Phone

Do you remember the sound of a modem trying to connect? Now we are so constantly connected that we have forgotten that we are even connected. We’ve become habitually overwhelmed, yet we aren’t able to take a break because the internet lives in our phones. The Light Phone lets you comfortably disconnect. It’s about owning your time; it’s about a peace of mind and living in the moment for once.

Morning “Vinyasa Flow” Yoga
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morning “Vinyasa Flow” Yoga

photo credit: Evan Grant Novis
wearing: YogaCrow

“Yoga for me is a blank slate. Much like the first day of Art class when you are given a piece of paper and a pencil and are asked to "just draw". Slowly you create an image that seems almost too familiar. To your eyes, it is a new picture, but "To You" it is as old as every thought and every habit you have ever had. It is through this honest reflection that we begin to see ourselves, that we begin to heal. In the yoga room everything you are going toward is coming from your own being.”

Brian Nygard is a dedicated yogi, musician and teacher living in New York City. He discovered yoga after suffering from chronic pain in his spine for many years. His recovery motivated him to explore and to study yoga asanas and philosophy for over 12 years, giving particular emphasis to Vinyasa and Traditional Hot practices. With over 1500 hours of teaching experience, Brian regularly teaches private sessions, corporate seminars, public classes, festivals and teacher training programs internationally. He also guest teaches at the United Nations. His teaching balances a vigorous physical practice with careful alignment, restoration, humor, and attention to the breath. Brian is a Senior Teacher at Yoga To The People; the largest donation based studio in the USA which brings yoga to thousands of people every day. He holds a 200hr Yoga Alliance Teaching Certification from Yoga to the People, Kundalini Training from Hari Kaur at Hari NYC as well as a BM in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

Good For Nothing
7:10 pm - 7:30 pm
Good For Nothing

Good for Nothing are a global community of 3600+ thinkers, do-ers, makers and tinkerers finding time to gift skills and energy to help accelerate the impact of cause led innovators, change makers and epic projects of social good, and we’ve just arrived in NYC…

Fri, Nov 13
Environment
Fri, Nov 13
The Avenues: World School - Environmental Activation
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Exhibit
The Avenues: World School - Environmental Activation
Exhibit

What do teenagers know about Social Innovation?! 11th and 12th graders from Avenues: The World School in Chelsea are designing the Environment installation on 11/13. As part of their Global Social Innovation elective, these students have been challenged to analyze and share case studies in environmental innovation, come up with original examples, and design an interactive experience to bring this field alive to visitors of all ages. Featured case studies will include Terracycle, Gotham Greens, Biolite Stove, Charity:Water, Cocoa Compassion, and more! Please join us to explore social innovation in the environment sector and to engage the bright young minds that just may solve these problems.

Closing Night Party with Global Fest- Drinks by Brooklyn Brewery
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closing Night Party with Global Fest- Drinks by Brooklyn Brewery
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7pm Hungry March

8pm MAKU

9pm Innov Gnawa

Uni Project
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Activation
Uni Project
Activation

The Uni Project is a nonprofit that lets New Yorkers embrace the act of learning in public. Using custom-designed installations, we pop up in parks, plazas, and other public spaces to offer reading, drawing, and hands-on learning experiences. We partner with community-based organizations and city agencies, and we prioritize underserved locations.

Morning “Vinyasa Flow” Yoga
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morning “Vinyasa Flow” Yoga

photo credit: Evan Grant Novis
wearing: YogaCrow

“Yoga for me is a blank slate. Much like the first day of Art class when you are given a piece of paper and a pencil and are asked to "just draw". Slowly you create an image that seems almost too familiar. To your eyes, it is a new picture, but "To You" it is as old as every thought and every habit you have ever had. It is through this honest reflection that we begin to see ourselves, that we begin to heal. In the yoga room everything you are going toward is coming from your own being.”

Brian Nygard is a dedicated yogi, musician and teacher living in New York City. He discovered yoga after suffering from chronic pain in his spine for many years. His recovery motivated him to explore and to study yoga asanas and philosophy for over 12 years, giving particular emphasis to Vinyasa and Traditional Hot practices. With over 1500 hours of teaching experience, Brian regularly teaches private sessions, corporate seminars, public classes, festivals and teacher training programs internationally. He also guest teaches at the United Nations. His teaching balances a vigorous physical practice with careful alignment, restoration, humor, and attention to the breath. Brian is a Senior Teacher at Yoga To The People; the largest donation based studio in the USA which brings yoga to thousands of people every day. He holds a 200hr Yoga Alliance Teaching Certification from Yoga to the People, Kundalini Training from Hari Kaur at Hari NYC as well as a BM in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

WeTheSocial Producing Team

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Nickey Frankel

WeTheSocial / Preview Events

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Andy Mellon

WeTheSocial / Preview Events

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Taylor Harris

WeTheSocial / Preview Events

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Josh Tag

WeTheSocial/Preview Events

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Ryan Weber

WeTheSocial / Preview Events

NYC Curatorial Committee

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Sean Blanda

99U @ Behance

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Dan Barasch

LowLine

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Eric Klotz

Visualized Inc

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Mark Hurst

Creative Good

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Leslie and Sam Davol

The Uni Project

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Kristina Drury

TYTHEdesign

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Ivan Cestero

The Avenues School

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Julian Lion Boxenbaum

LucidNYC

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BEE Creative Strategy

BEE Creative Strategy

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Karmel Al Labadi

Engineer

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Deroy Peraza

Hyperakt / On the Grid

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Marianna Fierro

Hyperakt / On the Grid

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Micah Kotch

NYSERDA

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Natalie Geld

MEDNeuro Media

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David Edelman

MEDNeuro Media

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Robert Morris

NYC Based Architect and Designer

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