||Bethany Music and Dance and Solstice and Equinox Celebrations
and the Annual Celebration of May!
bmad gatherings are indefinitely suspended
my heart is full of all the wonderful memories of so many celebrations of community through music and dance at bmad
over 25 years, there were +/-300 gatherings
the death of my friend bobby weidig on 12/25/15 has ended this monthly activity
every day i reflect on the many joys given me and others by all that bmad represented as well as the sadness resulting from bobby's accidental death, especially for his family and close friends
whereas i knew that the nature of the bmad gatherings needed to change before bobby's death, i am of course saddened at the way this change was realized
i am deeply humbled by the strength and breadth of the community engendered by bmad
and grateful for the many friendships personally and collectively that bmad has spawned
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BMAD, the Solstices,
Equinoxes, and May Day
Celebrations are held at:
312 Litchfield Tpke.
Bethany, CT map
||Be Green! Honor the earth and the environment!
Cutlery, plates, cups, serving bowls, serving utensils, and cloth napkins will all be provided.
There is no need to bring paper or plastic plates, cups, spoons, forks, etc., or paper napkins.
Please recycle all jars, cans, plastic, paper, and cardboard, and compost all food scraps.
Bethany Music and Dance (BMAD) parties are held once a month on a Friday night, beginning at 7:30 PM. The date of each month's party will be posted on this web site and on Bill's web site approximately two weeks in advance. A lot of music and dance goes on at each party, but you do not need to be able to play an instrument or sing or dance. It is potluck dessert or beverage: bring a dessert or beverage to share. Silverware, dishes, napkins, etc. are be provided. The music parties are acoustic; please leave your amplifiers at home. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the house. Thanks for your cooperation.
The Solstice and Equinox celebrations are held the night of (or, infrequently, the night before or after) any given Solstice or Equinox. They begin at 5:30 with a potluck supper: Please bring a dish (casserole, salad, etc.) large enough to be shared. Silverware, dishes, napkins, etc. are be provided. There is a bonfire around 8:00, with singing, chanting, dancing, and drumming around the fire.
All are held at 312 Litchfield Tpke., Bethany, CT map in a big brown converted barn set close to the road. There are 2 driveways. One driveway has a mailbox with 312 on it and leads down and back a ways to a larger parking area, although from the road it won't appear to be that large. The other, with no mailbox, leads to a smaller, paved parking area. If there's not enough room, you can park on either side of the road. Just be sure that neither wheel extends over the white line onto the road.
Parking: When there is snow on the ground, please carpool as much as possible, as parking may be even more limited than usual.
Please be considerate of the neighbors when you arrive or leave the party. Be quiet on your way to or from your cars and don't throw trash along the side of the road.
Lost? Call 203.393.3464. Need more information? Send an e-mail.
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