The Big Quiet group meditation session in Central Park drew more than 1,000 people.
HUSH FALLS OVER THE CROWD
A crew of hip young New Yorkers have started The Big Quiet — group meditations for novices and Zen masters alike.
“To be around that many New Yorkers and have no one talking is so surreal,” says organizer Jesse Israel. “But after sharing that with a group of people, you find you are connected to them on a deeper level.”
The first Big Quiet event at Central Park drew 1,000 participants, despite rainy skies. Next week the gathering comes to the site of the old Domino Sugar Refinery, for meditation with a killer view.
The Big Quiet on Wednesday, Aug 5. at the Farm on Kent, 320 Kent Avenue at S. Fourth St. RSVP at bigquiet.nyc
— Justin Rocket Silverman
This emerald-encrusted gold cross from a 17th century shipwreck is expected to fetch as much as $ 125,000.
Golden booty from a 17th century shipwreck will be auctioned off on Wednesday, Aug. 5.
On the 30th anniversary of the late treasure hunter Mel Fisher’s discovery of a lifetime, Arlan Ettinger, president of Guernsey’s, auctions off objects from the Nuestra Senora de Atocha.
Items range from pieces of eight, which could go for as low as $ 500, to an emerald encrusted golden cross, expected to fetch as much as $ 125,000.
“This is a classic shipwreck that one reads about in pirate stories,” says Ettinger, who also auctioned off the Titanic’s remains. “It was not pirated. It sunk and lay there for hundreds of years, undiscovered until the Fisher family discovered it.”
Proceeds from the sale will be used to buy defibrillators in schools around the country.
For more information, visit guernseys.com or call Guernsey’s at 212-794-2280. — Jacqueline Cutler
Deer Dana tees feature cities and their iconic food staples.
This collaboration between cool clothing companies really suits us to a tee.
Madewell and Dana Veraldi and Kevin Tekinel of Deer Dana have joined forces for three casual T-shirts, made for summer in the city. Cities, actually, as in New York, Tokyo and Paris.
Each luminous locale inspired graphics showing faces comprised of food. The shirts lanched July 28.
“We landed on the food faces after Madewell suggested us doing designs based around cities,” says Veraldi. “Each chosen city has its own special food.”
Nothing says NYC like a bagel. Or, for that matter, sushi for the Japanese capital. And the City of Lights? A baguette.
The $ 60 tees are available online at Madewell.com and at select Madewell stores. — Joe Dziemianowicz
Potential sliders need to RSVP online for Slide the Cit at Summer Streets.
POUND THE PAVEMENT
It’s the ultimate block party.
The Department of Transportation closes off nearly seven miles of Park Ave., 4th Ave. and Lafayette St. to vehicular traffic for the next three Saturdays for its annual Summer Streets.
New York’s busiest boulevards between 72nd Street and the Brooklyn Bridge become the people’s playground. Feel free to stroll, skip, run, cycle, skate or dance uptown and downtown between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.
And this year, they’re adding a 270-foot-long water slide at Foley Square. You’ve got to RSVP online to ride the slide at slidethecity.com/nyc.
Everything at Summer Streets is free, including bike helmet rentals, a free-style soccer zone and Crunch Gym fitness classes scattered at five rest stops along the route.
See nyc.gov/summerstreets for maps and activity schedules. — Nicole Lyn Pesce
Party hearty for 14 hours at the Full Moon Festival in Brooklyn.
A 14-hour party is not for the faint of heart. Luckily, though, the crowd at the Full Moon Festival on Saturday can find plenty of artisanal nourishment on hand, from the likes of Mile End, Tacombi and Battery Harris.
When they’re not eating, party people will dance to happy pop from French sensation Yelle and catchy techno from local favorites Wolf + Lamb.
And yes, the party really does go for 14 hours.
Full Moon Festival, Saturday Aug. 1, 3 p.m. – 5 a.m. , Brooklyn Mirage, 99 Scott Ave., Brooklyn. $ 70 See fullmoonfest.com for tickets. — Justin Rocket Silverman
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