“Urban Zen Foundation is influenced by the concept of past, present and future. There is no greater investment in the future than in our children. In order to create leaders within communities, both small and global, children must be educated beyond reading, writing and arithmetic, Our initiative of empowering children includes creating a curriculum of social responsibility, compassion and self-respect both emotionally and physically through education, nutrition and yoga. We collaborated with Spirituality for Kids in their Global Awareness Launch because their curriculum empowers children beyond the academics.” – DONNA KARAN

Our mission is to care for our children’s well-being and give them the tools to face obstacles and opportunities with love, compassion and strength. We collaborate and support existing children’s organizations and create programs to enhance their spiritual, physical and emotional growth.

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The mission of Art to Art is to connect children across the world using art as a medium. Urban Zen partnered with Sow a Seed Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Haiti dedicated to bringing hope and creating sustainable change to the lives of orphans. Urban Zen set up an arts and crafts exchange between the Rudolf Steiner School in NYC and Timkatec Orphanage and Children’s Home in Haiti. Read More >

collage2 Empowering Children UZITS AT SAINT DAMIEN HOSPITAL

Urban Zen Integrative Therapists are providing integrative therapies to doctors, nurses, patients, staff members and international relief workers at NPH Saint Damien Hospital Haiti, a pediatric hospital that provides free medical care to over 30,000 children annually. Read More >

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July 30, 2011

Children of the Hamptons connected with artistans of Haiti at Super Saturday with “Million Hearts for Haiti”. Guided by famed graffiti artist Andre Charles, young visitors of the 14th Super Saturday painted and decorated heart shaped stones carved by Haitian stoneworkers. Read More >

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 >

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 >

Feedraiser1 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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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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November 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 >

gridempoweringkidsday2 Empowering Children 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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Feburary 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.
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May 3 – 5, 2008

The Urban Zen Foundation launched the “One World, Every Child,” campaign for the Success 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 Success For Kids helps thousands of children learn to be more compassionate and caring through spirituality.
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gridafricayoga Empowering Children 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>


Africa Yoga Project Art Farm Artists for Peace and Justice Bent On Learning
Daily Beast Feed Foundation FFAWN
Free Arts Green School in Bali Harlem Children’s Zone Healthcorps
NASA ProDev Right to Play Rudolf Steiner School
Sager Family Foundation Saint Damien Hospital Sow a Seed Foundation Success For Kids
Super Saturday The Palette Fund Thorn Tree Project Wayuu Taya
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