Public Programs


Summer Sounds on the Plaza: Ed Poullard

Thursday, August 13, 7pm, Suggested donation $10
To register, please click HERE.

Ed Poullard’s creole music conjures images of “faisdo dos” in Acadian sugar cane fields on humid nights. Poullard is recognized as the premier creole musician on both sides of the Sabine River, part of a family tradition passed down through generations. Yeti Sunshine is on site selling snowballs, in addition to free beer from Saint Arnolds and snacks. Bring your family, friends, and a blanket, and enjoy a summer night of music!

 
Twelve Moments: Experiencing Spiritual and Faith Traditions

Quaker Meditation
Wednesday, August 5, 12pm, Suggested donation $10
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The series is co-sponsored by Ligmincha Texas Institute, The Jung Center of Houston, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the Rothko Chapel.

 
Summer Sounds on the Plaza: Step Rideau and the Zydeco Outlaws

Thursday, July 16, 7pm, Suggested donation $10
To register, please click HERE.


Step Rideau and the Zydeco Outlaws’ traditional zydeco music, served with a side of contemporary influences, makes your toes tap and your hips swing! With eight CDs to his credit, Step Rideau has been a fixture of zydeco music for almost 20 years. Yeti Sunshine is on site selling snowballs, in addition to free beer from Saint Arnolds and snacks. Bring your family, friends, and a blanket, and enjoy a summer night of music!

 
Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

Henderson Smith
Thursdays in May and June, 5pm, Suggested donation $10
To register, please click HERE.

Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art whose physical practice offers general health benefits, stress management, increased energy, and improved physical mobility.  The physical and meditative aspects of Tai Chi, which uses slow, repetitive movements, are recognized as relieving the physical effects of stress on the body and mind.

Led by instructor Henderson Smith, Tai Chi classes are held from 5pm to 6pm on the Chapel grounds near the reflecting pool and Barnett Newman’s sculpture Broken Obelisk. The classes are suitable for beginners as well as the experienced Tai Chi practitioner. Loose fitting, comfortable clothes are appropriate attire. In case of inclement weather, classes will be held inside the Rothko Chapel. Henderson Smith is the founder of Living Well Therapies and is a certified instructor in Tai Chi.

 
Yoga on the Plaza

Bayou Bliss Yoga
Saturdays in March and April, 9am, Suggested Donation $10
To register, please click HERE.

Yoga on the Plaza provides an opportunity for participants to connect with their body and breath while enjoying the calm-invoking atmosphere of the Reflecting Pool on the grounds of the Rothko Chapel.  Instructors from Bayou Bliss Yoga will lead a 60-minute invigorating practice of yoga postures. This practice focuses on building strength and flexibility through a sequence of flowing postures, followed by meditation. Bring a towel, yoga mat, and water. The event will be canceled in case of inclement weather.

 
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