Prospect Park, Brooklyn
11am - Cool, Calm and Collected* with Activist Teahouse + Charcoal Alchemy
12pm - 8 Treasure Tea* with moJoosh + Tea Resonance
1pm - Lunch*
2pm - Pottery for Tea + Tea 101: Taste and Learn with Chinatown Soup
3pm - Closing Tea Ceremony (by donation)
Astoria Park, Queens
11am-12pm - Tea Tasting Circle
1-2pm - Snack Pairing
Bronx Park, The Bronx
12-2pm - Pandemic Reflections in Tea
Chinatown Soup, Manhattan
Visit chinatownsoup.nyc for details.
Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Chicago
Follow @activist.teahouse on Instagram for details.
Rain Date: November 1st
We will follow all CDC health guidelines. Guidelines will be sent to registrants.
Join tea lovers from across New York and surrounding areas as we come together to enjoy tea in Nature.
Connect to each other and to the season for a peaceful day outdoors.
A weaving of activities ranging from tea tastings to meditative sits to family friendly sessions will be taking place across the city and country.
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Cool, Calm and Collected with Activist Teahouse
Mindful Breathing Practices for Family
In the age of COVID, social unrest and social media overload - it is important to take the time to practice self-care. Together, we will explore a few family centered mindful & meditative breathing activities to help release anxiety & frustration. Followed by reflection over tea.
This activity will be hosted by Jin of Activist Teahouse as one of 4 activities happening across the country. The co-founders of Activist Teahouse will be welcoming members of the tea community to engage in the wider world dialogue. Join the co-founders in an outdoor session as we sip tea and kick start action towards positive change.
NYC with Jin
Chicago with Marco
Las Vegas with Rie
Los Angeles with Jessica
Check out @Activist.Teahouse on IG for info about the tea sessions in the other 3 cities.
While water is the mother of tea, fire is the father. The heat source affects the quality of our tea. Join Gordon as he prepares the charcoal for the day's tea sessions. This casual demonstration will be an open Q&A format.
Limited to 8 participants. To register for this activity, select the "Tea Resonance" option when registering for a Day Pass.
Come, have a seat and make yourself comfortable. Breathe in deep and leave your cares behind. Wood, fire, earth, water, metal. You are the instrument, I shall be your guide. Let’s venture to unlock your body’s latent ability to receive tea in an elevated manner.
From start to finish, Tea Resonance is an hour long experience. You are encouraged to be in a receptive and reflective frame of mind. Ages 14+.
This session will be guided by Cheryl Iliadi @paradoxitea.
8 Treasure Tea with moJoosh
Life with tea is not always just about the leaf and the flavor. Bring your own gaiwan or bowl and join us for a session to share this drink ideal for the autumn weather. 8 Treasure Tea is regarded as a wellness drink popular in the west part of China. We will share the history of 8 Treasure Tea and its related cultures. You might be surprised to find out there are so many stories behind it. Options of choosing your own mix of treasures or/and having the standard mix. Caffeine free option available.
Summer Tea host @mojoosh will be serving this session.
Chill and chat.
The picnic lunch will be a bring-your-own or pre-order from Tanabel. Details to order will be emailed to registrants.
Tanabel is a food and events company that employs refugee women with exceptional talent in the kitchen. They host gatherings that celebrate the rich and sophisticated cuisine of the Middle East and offer guests the opportunity to get to know the food and people of countries in conflict. These authentic, generous and delicious meals allow their cooks to share a taste of home with their new communities and provide them with meaningful and empowering employment.
Pottery for Tea
If Tea contains the five elements, Fire, Water, Earth, Wood, Metal, then pottery is the Earth element. In what ways does pottery reflect Earth? How does this element relate to the others? How does the Earth element ground our Tea practice? Selecting teaware can be confusing with too many options, too many styles, leaving the chajin potentially feeling anything but grounded. We will discuss some material factors of clay, glazes, surfaces and forms, and try to gain a more sure view of how pottery is the grounding element.
Potter Leigh Fanady will be facilitating this activity. Check out her work HERE.
Tea 101: Taste + Learn with Chinatown Soup
The most popular plant medicine originated in the mountains and jungles of China over 2,000 years ago, when Buddhist monks spread knowledge of cultivating tea.
By 2004, an underground tea room opened in downtown New York as part of one man’s quest for select Chinese teas. This journey introduced him to the plants, farmers, and teachers of an ancient tradition.
Inspired to connect with fellow seekers, he partnered with Chinatown Soup, a creative community on the border of New York’s Lower East Side, to curate an accessible tea program featuring his most cherished discoveries.
Today, it is our joy to continue learning about the art of tea together. Please join us for a guided tasting that calls upon historical insight and personal intuition as we are taught by the leaves themselves.
Astoria Park, Queens
It's been quite a while since our last in-person tea gathering. We're excited to get together again! Lay out a towel or mat, pick a spot around the tea circle, and enjoy thoughtfully selected teas, fitting of the Autumn season. Markers for each spot will be marked 6 feet apart. We'll be safely apart, but still together!
Do you have a favorite snack which you usually enjoy with your tea on a Autumn afternoon? Don’t keep it a secret. Bring your favorite snack with you to the tea gathering and share with the group, while enjoying specially prepared tea pairings prepared by organizers of Autumn Tea. Please wrap your snacks in individual portion sizes so that they can be easily passed out without group contact.
Bronx Park, The Bronx
Pandemic Reflections in Tea
Bronx Artist Michele Brody will host a Tea sharing event in Bronx Park by Riess Baseball field off Bronx Park E, at Riess Place from 12:00 - 2:00.
The public is welcome to come by and share their time and thoughts with the artist under the protection of her tent of many stories, while drinking a warm cup of tea.
See more of Michele Brody's work HERE.
Community Tea at Chinatown Soup
To be announced...
Chinatown Soup is a creative community advancing art, justice, historic preservation, and civic engagement in downtown New York.
They will be hosting a community tea event as well. Stay tuned at www.chinatownsoup.nyc for more details.