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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS – 2011

nasa1 Empowering ChildrenNASA: TEACHING CHILDREN TO BE LIMITLESS
March 22, 2011 – The Urban Zen Foundation and the Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now (FFAWN) created an educational, experiential event with NASA for local school children that was, literally, out of this world. The event focused on  empowering children, social responsibility, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. Children even had the opportunity to ask questions live to an astronaut at the International Space Station. Read More >

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FOOD SOLUTIONS: CHANGING THE PALATE OF AMERICA’S CHILDREN
May 11, 2011 - The Urban Zen Center the first Food Solutions event of 2011 with Stefanie Sacks and the Palette Fund. This workshop was led by integrative healthcare professionals dedicated to changing the palate of America’s children. Read More >

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS – 2010Feedraiser1 Empowering Children
HOLIDAY FEED-RAISER AND MARKET
December 17, 2010 - The Urban Zen Foundation and Lauren Bush’s FEED Foundation and FEED Projects came together to provide essential school meals for children around the world. Proceeds from this event benefited those suffering from hunger in Haiti and illuminated our potential for broadening philanthropic and humanitarian capacities. Read More >

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RIGHT TO PLAY
August 14, 2010 - Urban Zen partnered with Right to Play (RTP), a global Humanitarian organization, for an  event in Sag Harbor, NY. Right to Play uses sport and play programs to improve health, develop life skills, and foster peace for children and communities in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world. Working in both the humanitarian and development context, RTP builds local capacity by training community leaders as Coaches to deliver its programs in 21 countries affected by war, poverty, and disease in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America. Read More >

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FREE ARTS NYC
Nov. 16, 2009 – The Urban Zen Center hosted Cookie Magazine’s Kidsfest for FreeArts NYC. Top NYC artists joined in on the fun including Sculpting with Will Ryman, Collage with Donald Baechler, Cookie Decorating with Katie Brown, Graffiti Art with Andre Charles, Painting with Michael De Feo, Building Lego City with SOM and Child/Family Portraits with Nigel Barker and Patrick McMullan. Five hundred people attended a full day of fun and activities. All proceeds went to support FreeArts NYC. Read More >

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EMPOWERING CHILDREN DAY
August 30, 2009 – Urban Zen strongly believes in investing in our children and giving them the tools to live a healthy, empowered life. We partnered with Bent on Learning, Chocolate Sauce and Spirituality for Kids to create a fun day at the Urban Zen store in Sag Harbor. Kids experienced yoga and meditation, book reading, games and arts and crafts. Read More >

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BENT ON LEARNING
Feb. 25, 2009 – The Urban Zen Foundation co-hosted Bent on Learning’s Annual Gala with a gala committee, including Gwynyeth Paltrow, Christy Turlington, Stacey Bendet of Alice and Olivia, Francesco Clemente, Eddie Stern, and Jennifer Connolly. Read More >

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS – 2008
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SPIRITUALITY FOR KIDS
May 3 – 5, 2008 – The Urban Zen Foundation launched the “One World, Every Child,” campaign for the Spirituality For Kids Foundation during an emotional, enlightening and inspiring three-day event at the Urban Zen Center in New York. The three-day event from May 3-5, 2008 consisted of a Gala, a Fun-Day and a Forum day introducing educators, administrators and the world to the importance of spirituality in the development of our children and Spirituality For Kids helps thousands of children learn to be more compassionate and caring through spirituality. Read More>
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AFRICA YOGA PROJECT
Urban Zen connected Africa Yoga project with Urban Zen retail. Africa Yoga Project’s mission is to empower youth, build a global community and increase well-being in East Africa. Read More>

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