During the weekend of August 4th-6th, members of the Seacoast community are embarking on a 48-hour Digital Fast.
Are you up for the challenge?
sign up here to receive info on events and show your friends that you’re a brave soul.
That means no phones, no tablets, no computers, no Internet, no TV for an entire weekend.
BUT ALSO KIND OF INTRIGUING
Maybe even a little exciting, too? Well, we are hereby challenging YOU anyone reading this – to join us.
It’s easy. On Friday, August 4th at 6:30pm, you take all of your digital devices, turn them off, put them in a drawer and walk away. Spend a weekend free from the alerts and pings of the 24-hour news/entertainment/social media cycle. Make people wonder what you’ve been up to. Enjoy quietly reflecting on something instead of instantly sharing your opinions with the world. Do one thing at a time. Give your eyes and thumbs a rest. Look up instead of down.
Then, at 6:30pm on Sunday, August 6th, go back to the drawer and resume your relationship with the digital world. Or, who knows? Maybe you’ll decide you’re in no rush to get back to it.
For more information on the Seacoast Digital Fast, check out our Facebook page. (Yes, we are using social media to promote a break from social media.) Find out how others are preparing for life “off the grid,” see what Digital Fast-related events are going on that weekend, and share your thoughts, concerns and expectations with us (even if it’s to tell us that we’re crazy and that there’s no way you’re doing this).
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Kickoff Party at Block 6
Friday, Aug. 4th, 5:00-7:00pm
Get together with other digital fasters and
find out how they’re spending their weekend
After the opening party you fast.
Yoga East – Will hold free sessions on Sat/Sun
Liars Bench – will offer discounted drinks all day on Saturday. They will also be providing a screen-free beer garden with a cornhole tournament.
Gus & Ruby – will offer 15% off letter and card-writing items
July 11 – Let’s Talk About…The Screen Time Dilemma @ The Music Hall Loft
July & August – The Portsmouth Public Library will have a featured display of books on screen-related issues.
FRI, August 4 – Block 6 Kickoff Party. 5-7pm.
SAT, August 5 – Screen-free beer garden and cornhole tournament at Liars Bench
MON, August 7 – Post-fast community discussion at the Portsmouth Public Library. Jeff Stern to moderate. 7pm