Yoga, The Beatles, and Kimchi in NYC

There’s a saying “if you’re bored in New York City, that’s your own damn fault.” And really, there are a million things to do in New York, especially during the summer, but just so this post doesn’t go on forever, here’s three upcoming July events that might fly under the radar.

There will be three yoga classes this month inside the Brooklyn Museum. Yoga in a museum? How fun is that? The two-hour classes will be held over three Sundays at 2:00 pm and will take place in the museum’s fifth floor Cantor Rotunda. The three-class series will complement the Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue-Skinned Savior exhibit. All you have to do is pay the museum admission (suggested at $10) and bring your own mat. Reservations are strongly recommended. I love the low-key Brooklyn Museum and its neighboring Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and during the summer there’s nothing like sitting outside the Brooklyn Museum watching the kids run through the water fountains. Throw free yoga into the mix? Sounds like a perfect Sunday to me.  More information from Well+Good NYC.

Want some art fix but not feeling up to doing yoga in a museum? Currently on view through July 29th at the Bonni Benrubi Gallery is Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs.

And last but certainly not least is KIMCHIPALOOZA! Queens, New York-based Mama O’s Premium Kimchi is throwing a kimchi event this Sunday, July 10th on Governor’s Island as a part of Cook Out NYC. There’s gonna be a homemade kimchi contest, cooking with kimchi contest, and kimchi eating contests. And while you’re on Governor’s Island, check out this TreeHouse made from scraps found around Brooklyn and materials from the fabulous Build It Green!

Since we’re on the subject of kimchi, pictured here is my failed first attempt at homemade kimchi. Well, I suppose I didn’t fail if I finally tried, but it most definitely tasted awful. I wanted to healthify (I know that’s not a real word) the traditional kimchi more by following Dr. Ben Kim’s healthy kimchi recipe by using apples instead of sugar and not adding any fish sauce. Of course we don’t like to waste food so we consumed it all, but it was not easy to eat, and something that would not pass my family’s test. I’m gonna keep trying until I get it right. Wish me luck!

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