Mass meditation specialists The Big Quiet are returning to NYC for their largest event yet at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, August 20. Which is good, because you won't find such hyper-neurotic and simultaneously wellness-obsessed people anywhere else. Maybe in L.A., but they don't need the zen as much as we do; we've had a very stressful summer.
First timers, fret not. This is not an uncomfortable sit-in-silence marathon. In fact, this event is all about comfort. You get 30 minutes before and after the official ceremony to snap pics and enjoy this novel way of seeing one of the world's most famous venues. There will be an active warm-up lead by Outdoor Voices (the brand is also giving out swag bags to court side seats and discount codes to all).
Next, certified Sound Therapy Practitioner Sara Auster will orchestrate a sound bath (a meditative listening exercise), by leading a number of musicians on bowls and gongs. The meditation itself only lasts 20 minutes. Afterwards, you can enjoy a variety of acoustic performances on the court and a $15 Sweetgreen app-credit to help you stay on the health train post-event.
Tickets are $40. Cop them here.