ABC Home & Carpet
888 Broadway at 19th St.
We admit it: Running around the city nonstop occasionally wears us down just a teeny little bit, so one of us will be taking a rather different kind of break on Saturday, November 7. We'll be sitting in one of the window displays of ABC Home & Carpet on Broadway at 19th St., participating in Sit Down, Rise Up, a twenty-four-hour meditation marathon to raise funds for the Interdependence Project, a nonprofit organization that works with meditation as a center for developing programs in eco-activism, the arts, and the community at large.
Various members of the IDP began sitting on comfy cushions at 7:00 pm on Friday and the sit will continue through 7:00 pm on Saturday. Things got under way at 6:00 with a kick-off party at ABC hosted by IDP founder Ethan Nichtern (who will be sitting the entire twenty-four hours) and State Sen. Eric Schneiderman. Be sure to stop by; as fun as it is to watch the meditators in the windows, it's even more fun watching the passersby trying to figure out just what is going on -- and sometimes getting right up in the sitters' faces.