At one NYC New Year's event, 3, 2, 1 ... shhh!

By By JENNIFER PELTZ

NEW YORK (AP) — While hundreds of thousands of revelers cheer in the new year in Times Square, hundreds of New Yorkers will gather not far away to pass the waning hours of 2013 without a word.

Jivamukti (jee-vah-MUHK'-tee) Yoga is — quietly — observing a 25-year tradition of opening its doors to people who'd like to spend New Year's Eve reflecting and meditating in "Auld Lang" silence.

Co-founder Sharon Gannon says as many as 1,000 people come to the school about two miles south of Times Square for at least part of the evening.

Participants say it's a refreshing way to end the year on a note of mental tranquility.

Some other yoga and spiritual centers have multiday silent New Year retreats. And many churches have reverent New Year's Eve services.

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