And so, it is September. We Northern hemispherers are experiencing what some perceive as the descent into the twilight of the year, a transition into the lovely season known as Autumn. Always a pensive and taming time of year, the contemplative mood is made ever more poignant by reminders of events that happened in the early days of Sept. 2001. The 8th anniversary is a couple of days away. And even though time passes, and seasons change, we strive to honor the heroes who made a stand and gave perhaps their most important day of service. As you know, September also marks Yoga Month and as NY yogadorks we are truly proud pigeons to present to you two amazing opportunities that unite the healing power of yoga with memorial for our fallen heroes. Because this is NY, and NY is awesome.
Sorry to bring it a little down tempo today, but things must fall so that they can rise again after all. Read on for details…
From Jivamukti site: Come join us on the 8th anniversary of 9/11 as we take the time to remember and/or learn about former Jivamukti student and FDNY legend Captain Patrick (“Paddy”) Brown. In addition to reading excerpts from her book, Miss You, Pat: Collected Memories of NY’s Bravest of the Brave, Captain Patrick J. Brown, Sharon Watts also invites teachers, students, and friends to share their memories of Pat in this informal setting.
WHERE: Jivamukti Tea Cafe, 841 Broadway, 2nd Floor
WHEN: Friday 9/11, 7-8:30pm
Miss You, Pat, is a a loving compilation by Sharon Watts, who took to journaling while gathering news clippings and sifting through memories of her dear friend Pat. The book will be available for purchase, with proceeds to benefit Bent On Learning.
More at www.missyoupat.org. See Patrick Brown FDNY hero talk about yoga below…
WHAT: A two-day salute to New York City firefighters through peace and music. Sept 10th a Memorial Yoga Class with yogi Aarona Pichinson of Yoga of Nourishment will be offered to pay respect to the heroes of 9/11 and their families in peaceful union. Please bring your own mats. (Event presented by real estate co Stonehenge Partners, Inc.)
WHERE: Firefighters Memorial Park at the Ritz Plaza
235 W. 48th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue) New York, NY
WHEN: Thursday Sept 10 and Friday Sept 11.
Memorial Inception, Thursday, September 10th
6:30PM – 6:40PM: Firefighter Salute and Call to The Fallen
6:30PM – 8:30PM: Yoga Class with Aarona Pichinson
Salute and Concert, Friday, September 11th – UPDATE: canceled due to weather
8:30AM: Firefighter Salute and Call to The Fallen
6:00PM – 8:00PM: SOR Concert (NYC kids from The Paul Green School of Rock will be rocking out to songs about peace, love and unity.)