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Consider Participating in the 2019 National Day of Unplugging | March 1-2

In 2019, National Day of Unplugging is asking that you host an event at your business, your school, in your neighborhood, or anywhere else that you can encourage people to disconnect from technology for one day. Even if you can’t host an event, please be sure to put the date of March 1-2 on your calendar. This is the time period that the movement is asking everybody to put away their cell phones, their computers, TVs, and ever other electronic gadget that has come to be a way of life for most of us.

It’s as easy as unplugging for 24 hours. During that time, you can reconnect, in person, with family and friends – or spend time cooking, playing the guitar, or taking a walk with your dog. Consider visiting the Albright-Knox on that day, or anywhere else that you find inspirational. These types of immersive experiences will help to take your mind off the gadgets.

Just remember, unplugging for 24 hours might sound easy, but it’s not. Be sure to unplug with others around you, so that you’re not temped to check in on Instagram, or on emails and texts, or anything else that might trigger you to pick up an electronic device.

If you want to learn more about the 2019 National Day of Unplugging, or you are considering hosting an event, simply click here.

Take the pledge, and download your free kit.

“It’s our tenth year celebrating our modern twist on Shabbat, the National Day of Unplugging. Over the last nine years, nearly 2,000 unplugging events have taken place with more than 175,000 people joining us. We’ve unplugged from college campuses and synagogues to parks departments and yoga studios. Are you going to join us on our ten year anniversary? There are so many ways to get involved! Read all about what’s in store for this year in our latest blog post.

If you have a fun story about your National Day of unplugging experience, please send an email to

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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