braiNY Events in NYC Next Week

Want to touch a real human brain? Take a yoga class and then learn about how meditation affects the brain? Or perhaps a brain-themed game night is more up your alley? Why not do all three?!

Next week is Brain Awareness Week (March 14-20), and to celebrate the brain, more than 20 fun and fascinating public events will be held around New York City, coordinated by the New York Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, under the name “braiNY.” Most of the events are free; some do require purchasing a ticket.

Many of the events are geared toward adults, but there’s fun for the whole family, too, at events such as the BioBus, a “lab on wheels,” which will be parked in Harlem on Saturday, March 12. Brain fairs with hands-on activities will be held at Columbia University, New York University, and Mount Sinai.

biobus parked

BioBus parked near Washington Square Park in New York City for BAW 2015.

For a full list of events, visit If you’re not in New York, but would like to participate in Brain Awareness Week, visit our International Calendar of Events to look for activities in your area.

Keep in touch! Let us know how your Brain Awareness Week is going by using #brainweek on social media.

– Ann L. Whitman

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