Summer Solstice Yoga in Times Square may be the largest outdoor yoga event happening this season, but it certainly isn't the only one. Outdoor classes are everywhere from Prospect Park to the cobblestone streets of the Meatpacking District and beyond. Whether you fancy an evening class to end your workday, a pre-brunch pick me up on the weekend or some post-yoga mingling with a glass of vino, there's a class for that. We've rounded up a list of free, donation and paid classes throughout the boroughs so no matter your budget, you can salute the sun all summer long.
Yoga Room- Sunday July 14th and August 11th from 10-11 AM and Sunday, September 8th from 5:30-6:60 PM on Pier 1 of Gantry Plaza State Park. Also Saturday June 29th, July 20th and August 24th from 10-11AM at Astoria Park.
Harlem Yoga Studio - Saturdays at 10AM in the Target East Harlem Community Garden (117th Street between 1st Ave and Pleasant Ave) through September.
Bryant Park - Tuesdays from 10-11 AM on the Upper terrace and Thursdays from 6-7 PM on the lawn until September 19th. Classes are taught by instructors from YogaWorks.
Bend and Bloom - Thursdays from 7– 8 PM in the Prospect Park Long Meadow by the Grand Army Plaza entrance through September 12th. Classes are sponsored by Lululemon and taught by teachers from several south Brooklyn studios including Bend and Bloom, Mala Yoga and more. No class on July 4th.
Socrates Sculpture Park Queens- Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30 AM and 11 AM - 12 PM and Sundays from 10 – 11 AM. Classes are taught by Kripalu trained Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella and run through September 29th.
Devotion Yoga- Tuesdays from 7-8 PM on Pier A in Hoboken through August 27th. Bring your own water and a mat or beach towel to practice on.
Bread and Yoga - Tuesdays at 6:30PM starting June 18th through August 27th at Indian Road Lawn in Inwood Hill Park.
Fort Tryon Park - Wednesdays from 6:45-8 PM on Abby’s Lawn through August 28th.
Yoga Sole - Sundays from 10 – 11 AM in July meeting under the Big Trees in Prospect Park. Classes run through July 31.
Sacred Sounds Yoga - Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 PM on Pier 46 (Charles Street and West Street) until August 28th. Classes are limited to 20 participants so come early and bring your own mat. Also offering free kids yoga classes in Washington Square Park on Wednesdays from 10-11 AM. Classes held near the entrance to the playground (northeast of the fountain). Limited mats provided.
Fort Greene - June 15th, 29th and July 13th and 27th head to Putnam Triangle Plaza at Fulton Street and Grand for a 10 AM vinyasa class taught by Julia K. Haramis.
Yogamaya - Tuesdays at 6:30PM at 14th Street Park in Chelsea (at Tenth Ave). Classes run through mid-September.
Jivamukti Yoga - Thursdays at 8AM from June 13th through August 15th in Union Square on the South Plaza.
Target Bronx Community Garden - Instructors from South Bronx Yoga host Saturday morning 10AM classes every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month through September.
Reflections Yoga - June 24th, July 29th, August 26th and September 30th at Firefighters Memorial Park on 48th between Broadway and 8th Ave at 6:30PM. Bring your own mat. Suggested donation is the cost of your favorite cocktail. All donations go to the neighborhood Fire House, Engine Company 54.
Spring Into Yoga- All classes are one hour with a $10 suggested donation. Classes are held at the Prospect Park Peristyle Monday- Thursday at 9:30AM, Saturdays at 10AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2:30PM and 4PM and Sundays at 1PM, 2:30PM, 4PM and 5:30PM. Classes are held in Central Park at 102nd Street near 5th Avenue on Sundays at 8AM, 9:30AM and 11AM. Class size is limited so register ahead or show up early.
Yoga Vida - Donation-based yoga in Washington Square Park every Wednesday in June and July from 8:30-9:45 AM. Bring your own mat and note there will be no class on July 3rd.
Exhale Spa - Donation-based classes at their Meatpacking District location on Wednesday June 19th and Thursdays July 18th, August 15th and September 19th. Check the schedule for updated times.
Stanton Street Yoga - Donation based bhakti classes at Tompkins Square Park beneath the “Hare Krishna” tree every other Sunday starting June 16th through September 15th at 11:30AM.
Louis Valentino Junior Park- Petra Szabo of Red Hook Yoga hosts yoga classes every Saturday through Labor Day at 9AM. Suggested $12 cash donation.