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RSVP BELOW:

SATURDAY, JUNE 15 @ 11:30 AM (https://experiences.meetup.com/event/9M-P_DtptH/Discover-Bushwick's-Colorful-Street-Art-Scene)

SUNDAY, JUNE 23 @ 12 PM (https://experiences.meetup.com/event/xuDGKqighj/Discover-Bushwick's-Colorful-Street-Art-Scene)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 @ 6:30 PM (https://experiences.meetup.com/event/iZmTzQYfD2/Discover-Bushwick's-Colorful-Street-Art-Scene)

Here's what to expect on our street art experience:

Connect & Get Refreshed over Coffee & Tea.

We value raw, human connection, in-real-life (IRL). Why? Because people are now more lonely and socially-isolated than ever. It’s getting harder to find genuine spaces where people can gather to support each other creatively, and beyond. Plus, receiving in-person likes gives us a natural dopamine kick that can boost energy levels, motivation/confidence, and provide us with an overall sense of joy. CBD is relaxing, but so is talking to new people in a comfortable environment.

Go On a Mindful Art Walk.

It has been known for centuries that even just 5-10 minutes of mindful breathing or a short walk can alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression also aiding memory, focus, and sleep. A short walk can also reduce cortisol levels (the stress hormone) and improve cognitive functions that support idea-regeneration and better problem-solving. Mindfulness also supports our ability to empathize and show compassion to others, which might come in handy if you decide to come alone. It just means everyone has an opportunity to get on the same vibe, literally.

Recharge With Some Unplugged Time.

We encourage guests to set their devices aside for a few hours, even if we have a lot to capture during our experiences! Our frontal cortex gets room to decompress and come back to our devices with more healthy intention. A number of studies have also shown that engaging people without taking out a device can help us become better listeners, less emotionally-reactive, and more capable of having meaningful conversations with others.

RSVP BELOW:

SATURDAY, JUNE 15 @ 11:30 AM (https://experiences.meetup.com/event/9M-P_DtptH/Discover-Bushwick's-Colorful-Street-Art-Scene)

SUNDAY, JUNE 23 @ 12 PM (https://experiences.meetup.com/event/xuDGKqighj/Discover-Bushwick's-Colorful-Street-Art-Scene)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 @ 6:30 PM (https://experiences.meetup.com/event/iZmTzQYfD2/Discover-Bushwick's-Colorful-Street-Art-Scene)

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Nourish the Creator Within: Street Art, Walking Meditation, & Connection.

City of Saints Coffee Roasters

$10.00

Join an interactive street art experience, and unplug with a mindful practice you’ll be able to take with you anywhere you step out on foot. This is not a tour, rather, it’s a way for like-minded creatives, art-lovers, and everyone in between to gather and explore Brooklyn’s ‘outdoor museum’ under a new lens! All donations will help fund arts and design initiatives for underprivileged youth living in NYC. SUGGESTED DONATION: $10-20. (No one will be turned away due to a lack of funds.) PLEASE RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-mindful-street-art-experience-in-brooklyn-tickets-63533945742 WHAT WE'LL DO: We'll meet at City of Saints, an art-centric roastery and café in Bushwick and explore our creative side over some fun icebreakers. We’ll head out on foot to check out the walls of the Graff Collective—a range of murals featuring 20+ artists from all over the world. I'll share some of their unique stories, common styles/techniques, and the cultural roots of NYC’s graffiti scene. I will lead a breathing exercise, allowing us to all be grounded and present as we explore these vibrant streets. We’ll take time to disconnect from our devices and explore these exciting surroundings with more gratitude and intention! WHO'S THIS FOR: This casual, open-to-all event is ideal for anyone looking to explore their creative side, has an interest in the arts, or is simply seeking more opportunities to practice mindfulness and connect with like-minded people. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. YOUR ORGANIZER: My name is Ari, and I've been active in Brooklyn's fine arts & design scene for nearly a decade now. I have a passion for documenting the urban landscape, photographing street art wherever I travel. Often you’ll also find me on a search for the best coffee spots along the way. I want to give guests a taste of the raw, creative side of Brooklyn that doesn't always get noticed. I hope to also serve as a resource for a mindfulness practice and form of digital detox we can all take advantage of in NYC—walking ;)

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