By Nina Ornstein
The weekend has arrived and adventure awaits. If I could be everywhere, I would. Until I acquire this super-power, I will encourage you to get out and enjoy your community, local culture and nature as much as possible. I’ll just continue living vicariously through you! A lot of fun is brewing and I have listed a few of my top picks. If you make it to one of these events be sure to take pics and tag me! I’d love to see the adventure in action!University of Washington, Seattle, WA: Friday, December 2, 5 & 6:30pm: Join Mandy Ainslie & Bridgette Dillan tonight at 5pm and/or 6:30pm for a glow in the dark yoga experience. Welcome the weekend with your community in an all levels practice. $12 Public and $10 UW students, all proceeds go to fund cleft palate surgeries. firstname.lastname@example.org • HUB Room 145 at the University of Washington
Vancouver, BC, Canada: Tuesday, December 6, 6-8pm: Take time to revitalize at Stretch Yoga Studios in Vancouver, BC. Join yoga teacher and AmBOSSador Caroline Dobuzinskis for a centering practice. Meet women in the Vancouver community who are taking charge of their careers, relationships and wellbeing. Come away with new connections and free resources. Info and registration online, click here for more info or to sign up. BYO•Mat or $2
Stretch Yoga Studio, 180 E Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T3, Canada
New York, NY: Now through January 2: With this gorgeous (mild) fall we’ve been having, it’s hard to believe the ice skating rink can even survive. Plus it’s free!
Bryant Park’s 17,000-square-foot outdoor rink (you may bring your own skates or rent for $20), Urbanspace is the brand responsible for the holiday markets at Union Square and Columbus Circle, as well as Madison Square Eats. Together they bringing over 125 holiday shops. There is also the aforementioned rink-side pop-up restaurant Public Fare (open daily from 8am–10pm), serving coffee, snack, sandwiches and soup during the day as well as dinner and drinks during the evening. Did somebody say hot apple cider on a swinging bench in the middle of NYC? Don’t mind if I do….
Hours are Mon-Fri 11am-8pm; Sat, Sun 10am-8pm through January 2 Bryant Park: 41 W 40th Street between sixth and fifth avenues
Los Angeles, CA:
Now through May 7: Make your way to the LA County Museum of Art to admire the works of Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera. Examine the ocean-separated ways in which European and Latin American art mined their respective ancient mythologies with 150 works from the two modernist masters.
Hours are Mon-Tues, Thur 11am – 5pm; Fri 11am-8pm; Sat-Sun 10am-7pm; Sun 10am-7pm, closed Wed
Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, Miracle Mile 5905 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90036
With so many reasons to get out and explore your community, there are no excuses to stay in. If you have any fun happenings to share, please send them to: Nina@ParaisoAdventures.com and you can always leave some love in the comments below. Enjoy your weekends, warriors!