Content Tagged: education

This Week’s Community Highlights: Celebrating Children & Education

One of the great passions of the Urban Zen Foundation is exploring the ways in which innovative education can create real avenues toward children’s empowerment. It’s a part of Donna Karan’s heart and it is integral to the mission of the foundation. This week, our conversations with our online community skewed toward this important topic… Read more »

The Children for Children Haiti Project

Often, our Founder Donna Karan, will speak about her vision for education; about her belief that true learning must expand beyond just reading, writing and arithmatic to include the mind, body and spirit. Children need tactile, experiential learning; they need to learn from their relationships and from diverse cultures and people groups. It is with… Read more »

This Week’s Community Highlights!

This week, we were curious to hear what our community knew about yoga being taught in schools. Friends like @KatGad helped to ask around on the Twitterverse. @lhommedieu and @Emilyrobin let us know of a few schools in New York while @jennychoo815 gave a warm shout-out to @Yokidorg for the work they do in the… Read more »

Bringing Health, Healing and Haiti to the Hamptons

This weekend was all about bringing health, healing and Haiti to the Hamptons. It began at Tutto il Giorno in Southampton, where I had the pleasure of hosting a luncheon with my daughter Gabby, Cristina Cuomo and Peggy Siegal. The event brought together a community of women to break bread, connect and discuss the possibilities… Read more »

The 8th Annual Wayuu Taya Gala: A Spirited Celebration

On Monday evening, the 8th Annual Wayuu Taya Fundraising Gala was held at the Urban Zen Center. For any of you who aren’t familiar, The Wayuu Taya Foundation is a remarkable organization that is working to improve the lives of Latin-American indigenous communities while preserving their traditions, culture and beliefs – in essence it’s a… Read more »

FOOD SOLUTIONS: Changing the Palate of America’s Children

On Wednesday, May 11th, the Urban Zen Center was home to the first Food Solutions event of 2011, a workshop of integrative healthcare professionals dedicated to changing the palate of America’s children with a focus on Diabesity. Lead by Culinary Nutritionist, Stefanie Sacks, M.S., and sponsored by The Palette Fund, the Stephan Weiss Studio at… Read more »

The Thorn Tree African Bazaar: A Vibrant, Cultural Celebration

On Thursday, May 5th, 2011, the Urban Zen Center was a bustling hive of cultural festivities. The Stephan Weiss Studio opened its doors to host the Thorn Tree Project‘s 9th Annual African Bazaar and the community packed the space, shoulder to shoulder, in support of the vibrant event. The cultural abundance was a feast for… Read more »

The Thorn Tree Project & Strengthening the ‘Red Thread of Love’

This week, the Urban Zen Foundation is preparing for an evening of dazzling cultural celebration and wisdom. On Thursday evening, the Urban Zen Center will host the Thorn Tree Project’s 9th Annual African Bazaar. If you haven’t read about this event yet, we invite you to read all about it HERE. Celebrating cultures and preserving… Read more »