8TH ANNUAL BELTANE CELEBRATION IN CENTRAL PARK

8th ANNUAL OPEN
BELTANE SABBAT CELEBRATION
IN CENTRAL PARK

2:00 - 5pm

Great Hill, Central Park - Central Park GR Hill, New York, NY 10025
Transit: 103rd St Station (0.2 mi) C or B trains


It's May, It's May, the Lusty Month of May! Welcome, welcome one and ALL

Charmed By Starr and the Wiccan Family Temple are pleased and proud to once again host this gathering of Paganfolk and their loved ones, as we come together to share in the May Day festivities.
In ye olde tradition we will have a MAYPOLE DANCING, JUMPING THE CAULDRON, and a GUIDED MEDITATION. A VERY BARDIC BELTANE.
Purpose: Desire, sensuality, passion, may poles, flower garlands, love magicks, protection of animals.

As we welcome Beltane one of the most important festivals of the pagan year traditionally marking the arrival of summer in ancient times. With its counterpart Samhain, Beltane divides the year into its two primary seasons, Winter the Dark and Summer the Light.
Beltane, or Beltaine, is the celebration of two powers joining to bring creation, in this case, the Goddess and the God. The two form a sacred union, from which comes creation, growth and harmony. The God, now grown, becomes enraptured with the Goddess and from their love, all of nature grows and flowers. It is a time of sensuality and sexuality, the reawakening of the earth in vivid colors, vibrant scents, fresh greenery and the sheer joy of summer after a long dormant winter.

It’s the festival of fertility, celebrating beginnings and reproduction, the height of Spring and the flowering of life. Beltane is also known as May Eve, May Day, and Walpurgis Night.

It’s a “between time” when the veils between the two worlds are at their thinnest and most fragile. The two worlds intersect at the crossroads of Beltane where they intermingle and unite and anything may happen. It’s the time when the Faeries return from their winter respite, and people placed rowan branches at their windows and doors for protection from the otherworld. It’s a time of divination and communion with Faery Folk and all Nature Spirits

We plan to take full advantage of the abundance of fertile energy with not only one, but at least *two* maypoles! We will have a Beltane ritual, complete with songs and chants for everyone to join in on.
If you plan to dance the maypole, please bring *at least* 25 feet (30 is better) of ribbon in a color that reflects what you would like to weave into your life this year.

*Everyone* is welcome, of all races, creeds, genders, ages; traditions, solitaries, covens, families & friends, et al. We are respectful of all spiritual paths and all people. We only ask that the attendees show this same level of respect towards others so that we can all relax and enjoy ourselves, each other, the rites, the festivities and the great beauty of Nature all around us.

We respectfully request a fee of $10.00 in person $11.00 via online payments. (please bring receipt of online payment) , which helps defray the costs of hosting this event.

*Please* RSVP as soon as possible so we can get an accurate estimate of the attendees -- so we can bring enough supplies! You can RSVP us through [masked], and payments via online at www.wiccanfamilytemple.org, www.wftacademyofpaganstudies.webs.com

BRING FOODS AND DRINKS TO SHARE: wines, juices, cakes, seasonal breads, fruits, grapes, cookies, veggies and dips, etc...
BRING HAND INSTRUMENTS -- drums, flutes, tambourines, claves, maracas, etc.
IF YOU CAN HELP IN ANYWAY WITH THIS EVENT PLEASE DO LET US KNOW: TRANSPORTATION OF MAYPOLES, 2 MAYPOLES, RIBBONS, A BANNER FOR US,

COME AND ENJOY.

Attire: Suggested colors are pink, yellow, green, violet, red, white (not required for attendance).
Celebrants can draw a spiral on foreheads or cheeks (black eyebrow pencil) or draw a flower on cheek or Triangles for the triple Goddess (makeup for faces. Or even draw a complete spring mask or wear a mask on face.

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  • Dora A.

    Absolutely beautiful!!

    May 4, 2013

  • leyda

    Luna jade is my hp she called you and left a mesaage n no answer back

    May 4, 2013

  • leyda

    No we didn't find it at all my hp is kind of upset cuz she callws you n no answer we had the wwhole coven with us

    May 4, 2013

  • Arlene Fried (Hectuba H.

    I look forward to seeing everyone there. I would also like to inform you that i have a photojournalist coming that is doing her thesis but is planning to concentrate on me. I informed her that under no circumstances is she to take photos of anyone without their prior permission.

    April 28, 2013

  • Luna S.

    Not able to make it this year :0(

    May 2, 2013

  • Lashette

    I will be making the May Wine as usual for ritual. Also as usual, I will be accepting monetary donations towards it after ritual. If you can give that's great, if you cannot, that is also great. If I can I will also make an alcohol-free version.

    May 1, 2013

  • Priscilla

    I must attend the beltaine festival with my coven. I can't make it.

    April 28, 2013

  • Kurt / Talking S.

    Need to be working on the house most weekends, and doing sweat w Willie on Sunday! Have a great event!

    April 28, 2013

  • leyda

    I gt 5 more goin with me also

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. I made a mistake by putting 1 guest down. There is no guest coming with me so I only paid for myself, but the website tells me that I owe $11.00. I just wanted you to be aware of this. I apologize for the confusion.

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • leyda

    I gt three more goin with me also

    April 26, 2013

  • Starr R.

    No, kids 5 and under do not pay and kids 6-10 are $5.00.
    Thank you for asking.

    April 21, 2013

    • leyda

      Thank you for answering

      April 22, 2013

  • leyda

    I have a question do children by the age of 5 pay too? Just want to make sure thank you in advance

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    In class till 3pm :(

    April 1, 2013

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