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Start Your Resolutions Early: New Years Eve Events for Self Care and Wellness in NYC

By / November 12, 2018

Why not get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions? Instead of boozing it up and getting down on December 31st, try one of these self-care-focused New Year’s Eve events. From spiritual concerts and sound baths to bike rides and eco-friendly parties, start your resolutions early at our picks for the best wellness-focused New Year’s events in NYC.

Coffee Yoga™ by Eli Walker

Kellogg's NYC

Kick off your yoga resolution with a coffee and music social before a 45-minute all-levels coffee-adjacent yoga class, followed by a bowl of cereal and milk from the Kellogg's cereal cafe.

$25 - $50 / RSVP

Strength Training Class for Women

321 Wythe Ave

Learn about proper form and ask all your burning questions about exercise and nutrition at this hour-long class for women looking to explore the world of strength training in a non-judgmental setting.

$40 / RSVP

Investing in the Stockmarket 101: A DIY Workshop

1231 Lafayette Ave

Looking to invest your savings for the future, but unsure where to start? Sign up for this hands-on workshop and start your journey with stock research techniques and platform navigation advice.

$105 / RSVP

Floral Embroidery Workshop

CraftJam Soho

Into learning a new skill for 2019? Bring some blossoms into your life, too, at this BYOB beginner embroidery workshop, where you'll take home a floral-embroidered hoop for your apartment wall.

$40 - $45 / RSVP

Drunk Yoga™ at WinterFest

Brooklyn Museum

Bring your own mat to this hour-long beginner-friendly yoga class. It's kicked off with a 15-minute happy hour, where you'll be treated to two glasses of wine from Vinopolis at Brooklyn WinterFest.

$30 - $120 / RSVP
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Greenpoint Cat Club

Archestratus Books + Foods

Get a head start on your resolution to be a good neighbor at this new monthly meet-up group, where participants come together to learn how to care for their local street cat communities.


POC Yoga Flow

Earth Arts Center

People of color are welcome to this sliding scale Sunday yoga class, with a focus on expanding the heart chakra through breathwork, yoga poses, and meditation.

$6 - $12 / RSVP

NYRR #ResolveToRun Group Runs

NYRR Runcenter

Join the New York Road Runners' coaching staff for a fun, free, all-paces-welcome 3-to-5-mile run in honor of jump-starting your 2019 fitness resolutions.


Time’s Up Bike Ride

Meet at the park in front of the Plaza Hotel

Bike or skate through Manhattan from Midtown to Alphabet City with other revelers, all in support of making NYC more sustainable and environmentally friendly.


NYRR Midnight Run

Central Park

If drinking and dancing at midnight isn’t your jam and you prefer a different kind of activity to get your heart pumping, sign up for a four-mile loop around Central Park.

$30 - $70 / RSVP

Future Positive New Year’s Eve Party

Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space

Get down to performances by marching band Rude Mechanical Orchestra and Banji alongside eco-conscious new friends at the culmination of the Time's Up bike ride.

$26 / RSVP

New Year’s Eve Meditation and Celebration

Kadampa Meditation Center

Mingle with new friends over vegetarian hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic drinks, then take yourself into the new year with a guided meditation.

$20 - $40 / RSVP

New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

Founded over 30 years ago, this annual uplifting concert will welcome in the new year with peace, joy, spirituality, and beautiful cathedral music.

$0 - $150 / RSVP

New Year’s Eve Sound Immersion

Living Yoga

Bring a vegetarian or vegan dish to share at this alcohol-free evening, designed to let you set your intentions for the next year while looking inward during an extended sound bath.

$40 / RSVP
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Celestial Sound Healing Concert with Laraaji and Arji

Jivamukti Yoga Center

Be transported by electric zithers, harps, chimes, gongs, voice, and more in this immersive sound experience by a famous composer and a sound healing musician.

$30 - $108 / RSVP

Silent Midnight Meditation

Jivamukti Yoga Center

Look within and set your intentions for the new year at this free hour-long Mauna, or silent reflection, ending when the clock strikes Midnight and the calendar turns over.




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