Top 5 weekend events: Porcelain Planter Workshop

Unplug with a pottery workshop.

The holidays are officially here! Keep the warm holiday feeling
going with some great events like the Porcelain Planter workshop, Introduction to Meditation class, Black Friday hike, Graffiti & street art workshop and more.

1. Porcelain Planter Workshop

Opens Saturday

There is something calming about working with your hands and this class will teach student the classic ceramics techniques used to make teapots, coffee mugs, vases and more. The class will teach how to make functional and sculptural works that will last. This class is “trial” format class is a hands-on intensive for a minimum of (2 1/2 hours). Handbuilding is a pottery-making technique that involves creating forms without a pottery wheel, whereby the potter shapes, assembles and embellishes pots from clay. By the end of the porcelain planter workshop the participants will have built 1 planter that will be finished with glaze. The workshop will take place at Wilcoxson Brooklyn Ceramics – Greenpoint 67 West St Ground Fl #1, Brooklyn, New York 11222. Age Requirement is 18 and older. Find more information at:

2. Introduction to Meditation


The meditation method used at this center is very precise, and it offers the fastest method to connect with yourself. The development of this technique gives helps you attain freedom, peace, truth, and happiness. It is a relatively easy to learn, but a powerful way of cleaning and releasing the mind. Your are invited to visit and look around their center to witness the teaching methods of self-reflection and subtraction. Give your thoughts and heart a much-needed break from the stresses of modern-day city living. Clear your thoughts, connect with yourself and find your flow. The class is free. On you mark! Start your breathing and meditate! 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at Bayside Meditation Center – 43-24 220th Place, Bayside, NY 11361.

3. Black Friday Hike: The Alley Giant


Black Friday while everyone is rushing and reacting to information overload, skip the long lines and save yourself the stress. A better ideas is to join Urban Park Rangers and work off your Thanksgiving feast while enjoying New York City’s great outdoors! There is a marvel of nature called The Alley Giant—which is a tulip tree— that happens to be the tallest and oldest living organism in our city. Now get ready for this, botanist estimate it to be between 350 and 450 years old! This incredible tree has been around before our fore-parents and even before the birth of our great nation. Friday 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m at Alley Pond Park, Queens, NY. For more information call (718) 352-1769 or visit the site below:

4. Graffiti Art Workshop


There are a lot of misconceptions by the established order about graffiti as an art form but if you have are from the city and have seen a few of them that will put your doubts to rest. So get your spray cans ready and prepare for a liberating hands-on lesson that will teach you the techniques used for this controversial art form. Graffiti is words or pictures that are written or drawn in public places, for example on walls or poster. There are many inspiring works of art throughout the city especially some of my favorite which are murals which shows us that we can find strength in each other. The workshop will run you through a brief overview and basics, and after that the essential painting techniques and theories. This is a hands-on session so get ready to participate and enjoy creating something to remember. The price is $33 and if for both children and adults.  Sunday, November 25th 2018 @ 1:15pm – 2:15pm in Brooklyn.

5. Brunch Drunk Yoga


This yoga class may seem a little odd for introducing wine with yoga, but have you even stopped to think why the instructors would pair these two activities? It is because one is more flexible when drunk, also twice as amusing. But on a serious note,  this combination works great when paired because your pain receptors are dulled allowing you to push yourself further. Only go to this center if you want to have a great experience and are not afraid looking silly while gaining benefits. Attend, drink wine, try yoga and interact with other beginners! Class will be 90 minutes and structured for optimal safety and fun. Price of admission includes yoga class + two glasses of wine. You’re required to BYO yoga mat, 12pm. Saturday at Grey Lady Yoga, 77 Delancey St, New York, NY. Tickets: $30, for Adults only.


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