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Sunrise and sunset observations for the summer solstice at the Rothko Chapel
Wednesday, June 21, 2017Free
Get summer started off on the right foot with meditation and reflection at the Rothko Chapel.
The nonprofit, located at 3900 Yupon in downtown Houston, is set to mark the spiritual significance of the summer solstice on Wednesday, June 21, with observations at sunrise and sunset. Throughout the day, guests are invited to explore the grounds, celebrating the longest day of the year and the change of season.
The event is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10.
At sunrise, 6:21 a.m, the day begins with a guided labyrinth walk on the grounds of the Chapel.
The Chapel and labyrinth will be open for visitors to explore throughout the day.
The solstice celebration at the Chapel will end with an observation of sunset at 8:25 p.m., featuring a performance by Kaminari Taiko of Houston, the premier Japanese drumming group in the Gulf Coast region. “Taiko” is the Japanese word for drum and the art of taiko carries deep significance in Japanese culture.
For more information about the Rothko Chapel, with a full calendar of upcoming programs, workshops and events, visit rothkochapel.org or call 713-524-9839.