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Free Friday: Yoga In The Park and Free Indian Tastings

Posted: 8:12 AM, May 31, 2013
Updated: 2013-05-31 08:24:57-04

Each week we tell viewers what they can get for free. This week’s free list: 1) Yoga in the Park  2) Tastings from Haveli Restaurant

Celebrate summertime in the Big Apple with Wanderlust’s Yoga in the City, coming to Pier 63 on June 9th. Grab your friends, roll out your mats and come namaste with the some of the nation’s leading yoga instructors, music entertainment and indulge in wholesome eats! Also, Sweet Riot Chocolate will place 500 bars under yoga mats – four bars will have a golden ticket to attend the 4-day Wanderlust Festival in Vermont.

Wanderlust Yoga in the City Returns to New York City on June 9
Free, one-day event brings renowned yoga, performances, food and more to the big apple at Pier 63, Hudson River Park
New York, NY (May 14, 2013) – Wanderlust, the world`s largest and fastest growing yoga and music platform, will bring its annual Wanderlust Yoga in the City (YITC) series back to New York on June 9.  The gratis afternoon event will unite the city`s yoga community as they hit the mat with some of the nation`s leading teachers, take in tunes from acclaimed musicians and connect with other wellness enthusiasts at Chelsea Piers.
As an added bonus, Sweet Riot chocolate bars will be placed under the yoga mats of 500 practitioners in between classes.  Recipients will be prompted to open their bars at designated times throughout the day– four of which will contain a golden ticket to attend the 4-day Wanderlust Festival in Vermont, June 18-23.
The 2013 Wanderlust Yoga in the City in New York will start at 1:00PM and will include:
CLASS 1
1:00 – 1:30 Performances / Introductory Remarks
1:30 – 2:00 Twee Merrigan (Yoga)
2:00 – 2:30 Kelly Morris (Yoga)

CLASS 2
2:30 – 3:00 Intermission & Performances
3:00 – 3:30 Schuyler Grant (Yoga)
3:30 – 4:00 Dana Slamp (Yoga)

CLASS 3
4:00 – 4:30 Intermission & Performances
4:30 – 5:00 Raghunath (Yoga)
5:00 – 5:30 Dana Flynn (Yoga)
5:30 – 6:00 David Romanelli (Yoga)
There will be performances throughout the day by DJ Matthias Heilbronn and Hannah Thiem with AcroYoga by Adam Rinder and Crew.
‘Wanderlust Yoga in the City serves as an urban escape for yogis looking to capture the essence of our 4-day festivals, in the midst of their regular routines,’ said Wanderlust co-founder, Jeff Krasno.  ‘We are thrilled to return to New York, bringing together top-of-the line talent, likeminded sponsorships and a strong, mindful community of people that make up the fabric of our brand.’
Official media partner, Health magazine will return with the Health Pavilion, allowing yogis to refresh and recharge between classes with healthy snacks, advice about fitness, nutrition and beauty, and fabulous giveaways for the mind and body.
Throughout the day attendees will be fueled by a number of Wanderlust partners including LYFE Kitchen, who will provide culinary demonstrations and a menu of chef-inspired, good-for-you meals, along with LUNA, who will offer samples of its organic, nutritional bars.  Avocado Pineapple Smoothies and Avocado Toast samples will be available from Avocados from Mexico and resource® Natural Spring Water, sustainably sourced 100% Natural Spring Water with natural electrolytes, will keep practitioners hydrated.
For more information on Wanderlust Yoga in the City dates and registration – please visit www.wanderlustyitc.com

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Located in the heart of Forest Hills, in Queens, Haveli serves some of New York City’s finest Indian cuisine.
Haveli is a term used to describe a mansion in the Indian subcontinent where the nobles, high priests, landlords and the affluent would live and entertain their guests. The word is derived from the Persian world meaning Hawli meaning ” an enclosed place” usually of architectural interest.

On Monday, June 3rd between 5pm and 7pm, over at Haveli, they would like to invite customers (old and new) to sample some of their finest Indian cuisine from our unique menu that features both classic Indian food and contemporary cooking.

The dishes to sample include:
Naan – Traditional Indian bread made in Tandoor oven
Lemon Chicken Curry – with Fenugreek, ginger julienne & fresh cilantro, and lemon
Galan Jamun – sweet cheese dessert made with farmer cheese and sugar syrup
Samosa – like Italian calzone stuffed with potatoes and peas
Crispy Okra – green vegetable in our spicy sauce

Haveli
116-33 Queens Blvd. (between 77-78th Avenue)
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Tel.: 718-261-8880
Website: www.havelinewyork.com